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Re: Nikola's map

On Friday 15 December 2006 4:05 am, Jens Granseuer wrote:
> On 15.12.2006 05:56, Dave Fancella wrote:
> > On Thursday 14 December 2006 6:30 am, Jens Granseuer wrote:
> > > We already discussed this once a long time back, but does
> > > anyone feel like drafting a layout for the geography of
> > > Nexus (or the Yalwa province since that's what would be
> > > most helpful for the current campaign)?
> >
> > We had an ascii layout at one point.  :)  I seem to recall the province
> > is basically a large hexagon that's roughly laid out like Iowa, only with
> > mountains on the west.  :)
> Rrriiiight. So, I dug into the archives, and came back up
> with this:
> http://archives.seul.org/crimson/users/Mar-2004/msg00017.html
> Pat, not sure if that's going to help you much. ;-)

I, too, dug into the archives, and found this:

:)  It's the campaign story and the ascii map of the province.  How the 
province is laid out on the continent is what Jens linked, and isn't set in 
stone.  I.e. it could be a peninsula ala the Iberian peninsula, or it could 
be landlocked, or anything in between.  It probably shouldn't be on island or 
small continent on its own just because we'd have to answer the question "Why 
is FNA moving on an island instead of the mainland?"  That question might be 
easy to answer or not.

Anyway, it could still be landlocked and have this particular scenario fit, 
and might even lead into the next campaign nicely.  Consider the case where 
the main river that feeds the province comes into this map and forms the one 
or two lakes I've seen discussed (I really need to fire up comet and look at 
it, heh).  Then the river leaves after being fed by several tributaries, 
possibly from other provinces, and runs through another province or 3 before 
emptying into the ocean.  The next campaign could be "Well, we got Yalwa, now 
we want to advance quickly down the river to take the lush farmlands in 
<province name> and get to the ocean."  That opens up several campaigns, 
including a naval campaign after FNA has a good port.  In fact, the economy 
looks pretty obvious in that setup.  Yalwa mines crystals and metals and 
ships them down the river where they're manufactured into ships.  Anyway, 
this whole paragraph is "what if".  :)


> Jens