Map of Argenwold Picture

Finally, I get this map done.

Argenwold is what the humans call the entire continent, and its capital is Golden Lake in the hold of Viskar. The other human cities on the map are the capitals of each hold. The capitals are not necessarily the largest or wealthiest of cities in that particular hold, it merely means that is where the lord resides (usually with a castle or some sort of fortification).

The brown line separates the northern human realm from the southern realm where dragons (Rhass in their own tongue) reside. There is really no formally agreed-upon border, which is why problems are arising in Argenwold. Human populations are growing and expanding outwards, further and further into dragon land. Dragons haven’t been to war for more than a thousand years, and they generally do not seek out conflict. They have preferred to pack up and move, rather than stay and possibly cause fighting. But as more and more dragons relocate, they are placing greater stresses on packed cities that no longer have adequate land for livestock and farming.

The capital of dragon territory (the entire landmass is called Sirhoken in their tongue) is Gramon-Sha. This is where the council of the eight clans gathers, where a school is located, as well as a training centre for warriors (they act mostly as police or general ‘public assistance’ during peacetime). The other spots shown (save Ya Viyan e Rhosha) are major cities. Ya Viyan e Rhosha, which translates to ‘The Egg of the First’, first referring to the mythological first dragon, is not a city, but is a sacred place for all dragons. Deep within the mountain there is a large crystalline sphere said to be made by the eight children of the first dragon to interr their mother’s bones. When a dragon dies, their bodies are cremated, save for the bones which do not burn. The remains are taken by the deceased’s loved ones to this spot, where the bones are placed. If the deceased had nobody close, there is a sort of order of caretakers of the Rhosha that can collect remains.

So… yeah.

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