FOREST KINGDOM

I had another idea for a kingdom in my fantasy series. Its scenery and environment will be similar to Yellowstone with lots of wild animals and heavily forested. The people who would live in this kingdom would live off the fat of the land. Apart from some pig and corn farms, this kingdom will be mostly inhabited by hunters who rely on the local animals for food and clothing. On a side note, medieval hunting was not just about food or sport. It was about preparing people for war. Due to this, the people of this kingdom will be among the most battle-hardened warriors in the Empire because everyday they have to hunt for food and risk their lives in the process. Apart from hunting animals and raising corn and pigs for food, they would also harvest wild berries, nuts, and honey. In terms of economy, the inhabitants of this kingdom would rely mostly on trade with animal furs and timber from their dense forests. Because this kingdom would be so heavily forested, wooden motte-and-bailey castles would be very common. Overall, this would be one of the wildest kingdoms in my fantasy world.

NUMEN MAGNUS

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Allow me to give you a little overview of the main character of my fantasy book, Numen Magnus. I named him based on the Latin language with “Numen” being one of the words for “God” and “Magnus” being one of the words for “Great”. So the rough translation of his name is “God is great.” I based him on legendary figures such as King Arthur and Beowulf as well as historical figures such as Henry VII and William the Conqueror. Numen is the ultimate fantasy underdog because he is stripped of everything he owns and forced to survive in the uncharted wilderness.

FANTASY MAP IN THE WORKS

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I am in the process of making a map of my fantasy world: Gradaia. Because I am proud of my Irish heritage, I will make the shape of this supercontinent identical to my ancestral home, Ireland, but on a much larger scale. I will be using this map as a template for Gradaia and draw the borders of the nine kingdoms that make it up. I will then share it with you as soon as I am done.

VALLEY KINGDOM

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For my fantasy series, I am envisioning a kingdom that is a fertile valley full of farmland, fields, hills, lakes, and rivers. This kingdom would be surrounded by three natural defenses consisting of mountains, swamps, and forests. The annual crops would be so ripe and juicy that they would explode with flavor in your mouth as you bite into them. Their livestock would be so healthy and well fed that their meat would melt in your mouth. In addition, the rivers and lakes would have all the fish you could eat and the water would be fresh and purifying. The various rivers would connect to numerous ports throughout the valley as well as to some neighboring regions, giving it abundant trade. I can also see a sizable population due to the fertile and rich land the people live in. Overall, this would be a kingdom I would want to call home. I live in a valley so drawing inspiration for this kingdom will be very easy.