Santharian Development

Santharian World Development => Places and Map Design => Topic started by: Wren on 08 March 2004, 14:38:00

Title: Cylian River
Post by: Wren on 08 March 2004, 14:38:00
In the introduction you give a general description of the place. A few items should be included, such as geographical position (in what continent, what province/kingdom the place is located), inhabitants and maybe a particular item of history or legend which the town, kingdom, mountain etc. is famous for. The introduction represent a short overview for a quick reader, who only wishes to know the general things about the place.

In this part you describe the place itself. Whatís in it, who lives there, what the functions of the town, kingdom etc. are. Try at least to mention the following things:
- landscape
- general purpose
- description of houses, natural surroundings
Other items you could discuss (depends of course on what you describe):
- religions of relevance at this location
Anything can be in here if it relates to the place specifically.

Purpose of this section is to describe the exact location of the place, including kingdom and continent, with adjacent places like towns and forests and possibly kingdom borders or tribes or special landscape objects. Included could be a map cut from the main map showing the place and itís surrounding area, but this is Artimidor's work

What kind of people/tribes inhabit the region? And approximately how many? In which part of the region do they settle and why?

Coat of Arms
When the place is a city or tower or a place similar to that, you should as well describe a coat of arms for it. The symbols and drawings on it should somehow describe the place or its attitude. If the description is done well, one of our artists may draw it for real to accompagny your entry in the compendium. So make sure that this description is as detailed as possible.

It's always good to know how the weather conditions are in the region you describe (you don't have to describe the climate for buildings of course *hehe*): When does it rain in this region? And how often? Is there snow in winter? Is it stormy all day long? Are there good conditions for crops to grow? And so on. You get the idea, right?

Often places have legends telling how the place was created or founded. To be original is sometimes difficult here, but a legend of a city can range from a city built on the fundaments of an ancient wizardís tower, the battle that was won at that spot, two heroes who met there etc.

Plants, herbs, trees - put in details here!

Animals, beasts, monsters - put in details here!

Describe natural resources and geological conditions here: Can there be found minerals in this region? Or do the inhabitants depend on fish they catch? etc.

If you can think of a story or two about this place/region you describe or about sayings, proverbs associated with it, here you go!

From the day the place was created to the day it was destroyed or to the present, a general outline of all events happening in between should be given here. Itís recommended to make some sort of table for the history and you should follow this scheme:
Date (e.g. 10.000 b.S.), Caption (e.g. Battle at XYZ), Description (What exactly happened in this battle)

Anodd yw dwyn dyn oddiar ei dylwyth

Edited by: Wren at: 3/7/04 21:39