I have updated the map of my fantasy world, Gradaia. I received comments that the border lines of the original version did not look realistic. So in order to make it look more authentic, I have modified the border lines by making them thinner and more jagged. The jagged lines would show how each kingdom’s borders changed over the centuries.
I had a frightening and epic idea for a future fantasy work. It will involve three armies, each one with at least 40,000 men and four dragons, fighting one another in an apocalyptic battle that takes place throughout an entire day. By the time the battle is over, most of the men and dragons involved in the battle will be dead. The dragon fire used in the battle would be so intense that the battlefield will burn nonstop for days. Plants will be turned to dust, rocks will be superheated and melted, and the remains of man and dragon alike will be mummified like the victims of Pompeii. It is going to be unlike any other battle I ever wrote and I can’t wait to write it. Wish me luck!
In several fantasy stories, there have been versions of what I like to call magical super-soldiers. Essentially, they are a mystical and medieval version of Captain America. Some of these soldiers are made from living metal, some are undead, some have the strength and speed of ten men, and a few are rendered immune to physical pain. An army of a thousand of these soldiers would be worth ten thousand mortal soldiers. I am thinking of including these super-soldiers on either side of the conflict in my latest fantasy series.
Before humanity abandoned their destroyed homeland of Homantis, they all spoke a language that predated the Common Tongue, Homani. To better understand what this language would sound like, allow me to give you some tips. Homani is essentially a mixture of Old Norse and Old English or Anglo-Saxon with the exhalted undertone of Latin. A few thousand years after the Common Tongue was introduced, Homani was only spoken amongst a select few such as the Welts, the kingdom of Storuuk, and the Sages of the Temple sing it while praying or performing a choir. I will explore this language some more while I write the second volume of the Magnus Dynasty Saga.
Here is a more detailed map of Gradaia with many of the significant cities, castles, and regions.