Santharian Development

Santharian World Development => Places and Map Design => Topic started by: Artimidor Federkiel on 28 January 2007, 18:31:44



Title: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 28 January 2007, 18:31:44
This thread serves the purpose of reserving Places entries. If you have found a short description in the "Guide to Santharian Places Development" (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php?topic=3780.0) which you'd like to work on or would like to call dibs on another - not yet shortly described - place you have in mind, please state your intentions here.

Once your wish to reserve an entry is approved, the Moderator will mark this in the Places Guide, so that others won't take the entry. Please note however that reserving Places entries cannot be done for and indefinite timespan. It has to be decided from case to case whether a reservation can be upheld or if another person gets a chance to work on the entry.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Nsikigan Ho´Tonanese Yourth on 30 January 2007, 08:13:36
If I could do Jyth, that'd be just dandy. Btw, Raecor'll get an update soon, the Nightclaw should be ready for comments by this weekend, and I may attempt to sculpt a Spiddle soon, uploading the photo to Santharia. Thats all folks.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 01 February 2007, 05:16:49
Ok, give your first Places entry a try, Nsiki! - It's even more of a challenge to do place than beasts or weapons, so be prepared for some work, but okeydokey, I'll reserve the entry for you!


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Arceon Barrurbeleth on 02 February 2007, 04:19:24
I would like to reserve the Shady Grove entry.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 02 February 2007, 04:43:48
Ok, one Shady Grove entry reserved for Arceon!  :thumbup: If we continue developing Manthria so thoroughly you force me to draw another extremely detailed map in the next vicinity, so that we have more to develop there! ;)


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Grunok the Exile on 02 February 2007, 07:47:18
Ooh, ooh, cool!  Where will you do next? 

Hmm... If it's Sanguia we would have to get on to that history of what happened to the Sophronians... *looks guiltily at the file on her computer*  Though that might be the kind of kick start that I need...  :D


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 02 February 2007, 23:21:11
Well, logical would be to do something adjacent to Manthria at any rate - north or west is most likely. West methinks looks like the most interesting area with Santhala, the Vale of Brownies, Kor Donion, the Zeiphyr, the Anaios Gap to the north etc. - Well, let's see...

Finishing such a map would still take months, though. But I cut upload e.g. a monstrously enlarged crop from the map part in question and people interested can sketch some details of what they would like to have where precisely (river, village, mountains, waterfalls, anything that could/should be shown on the map). Once I've done preliminary work to get the details in, I'd already know what to put where and how to name it perhaps.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 09 February 2007, 19:32:06
This needs to be sticky-d


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 09 February 2007, 19:41:32
The Super Places thread was designed so that stickying this thread is not necessary anymore and stickied topics can be kept at an absolute minimum. There are too many sticky topics in various Forums and this I wanted to avoid.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 09 February 2007, 19:42:11
dóh.... *slap self*


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Takór Salenár on 12 March 2007, 08:14:55
Griffin's Marl and Thunderclaim Castle (not too soon though)


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 13 March 2007, 03:43:26
Thought of something, Takór... In order not to have too many people reserve things they won't be able to get to soon, I thought that we perhaps should get something productive out of a reservation.

Meaning: If you want to reserve a place that is not already mentioned with a short description in the Places suggestion list, how about providing that little short description to comfirm the reservation (we also list these short descriptions in the Places megathread). One can sketch approximately in what direction the entry should go, and if the reserving person doesn't get to it later we''ll have at least that overview part already, which might help others to build something from it.

Just a general idea on reservations - what do you all think?


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 13 March 2007, 03:49:20
I support it - anything to get me to write faster! Lol, if I had to write an overview for every picture I've reserved and a 'penalty' (this is just a joke btw, let's not go that far!) of an additional paragraph for every 'late' week I think you might need to build a few addendums to the Compendium building...


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Takór Salenár on 13 March 2007, 04:12:54
I agree - the thing is I thought I did it already, at least for Thunderclaim Castle.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Takór Salenár on 14 March 2007, 18:18:49
Just had a look .- I did this short description already for Thunderclaim castle. Is it enough for a claim?

It could be a bit longer if you want to have more details (just have to write them down). Should there be a notion of the castle at the Griffin's Marl itself as well? Just tell me.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 15 March 2007, 04:25:12
Ah, I see - the mini-descriptions are already integrated on the site, so that's fine. I'll mark that these entries than as reserved for you, Takór.

As always the rule applies here as well - if the entry isn't worked on for several months, it will be available for others. Main intention of the master plan is to produce progress, this is considerably different to regular Places reservations. Therefore master plans have to mean clear commitment to work towards the defined goals. There needs to be a clear, visible change on how we handle things with the new concept - we don't want to make the mistake again of putting things off eternally.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Takór Salenár on 15 March 2007, 06:19:40
Well, that's not as easy as it seems in some cases. If I'm forced to do these two places soon t(in the next half year) then other things which you might want to have finished will have to be delayed. If other people do Thunderclaim castle then I have to help as well to get history right - which may take as much time as doing it myself. Are there not enough other places in Manthria (this is Brendulan anyway) to offer to newbies?


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 15 March 2007, 06:32:16
Well, it's not that dramatic actually (I don't expect to be overrun by hundreds of people suddenly doing Manthrian stuff!), but the thing is that if we do master plans, then getting stuff done from the master plan should be the priority. For example getting the Darians done is also very important, or to define historical key events, so that we can connect the Avennorians and the Shendar better. Things like that.

Important is to work for the greater goal and if action is taken in this respect from your side of course it wouldn't make sense to give an entry to someone else if the intention to build something in this direction is clearly visible and produces results.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Bard Judith on 05 April 2007, 23:41:30
School of Tunes in Bardavos

Just the Building Entry.  Since I attended there over many years, who better to detail the place?   I have several references to the curriculum and honours awarded by the school in my CD, if anyone cares to look for precedent/reservations :D

Oh, and I have a start on the description already, if that helps?    I'll post to the Places Forum!


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 06 April 2007, 02:45:53
Takór wants to do Bardavos (at least at some point), so make sure that things are ok with her - maybe she has already some concrete ideas concerning the school as well. From my point of view there's probably no better person indeed that could tackle this school entry, so yeah, I'd say this one's reserved for you then, Judy (if Takór is fine with this).


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Drúadan on 12 April 2007, 09:52:02
Ok, I would like to reserve the Armories of the Scarlett Drake entry. I realize that this is a big jump from the one bestiary entry that I have done, so I may do one more entry in between then and now. I just want to reserve it because a) it doesn't contain cultural aspects making it easier as places go I believe, and b) It sounds so awesome I don't want somebody else to take it! I have begun outlining it to make sure I won't struggle too much, and I believe I've got some ideas that will work.

I know it's Nybelmar which is supposed to be off limits, but it's already refrenced so I'm okay, right? I know that we are supposed to be focusing on Southern Saravonia, but so far I guess I kind've like Nybelmar better. I actually think I can develop this here armory into something bigger, because I've already got ideas for two entries related to this. So I am trying to atleast work on a project rather than a one meaningless entry thing, which Art, you do mention as a step foward sort of, right?

Also, I can already envision the possibility that someone much smarter and more experienced than I tells me that I'm not ready, which is just fine. But can I keep it on reserve, for no longer than maybe the 2 months it will take me to work on another entry or two, and then work on it? Or do I have to give it up. I guess I'm ok giving it up, but I would really like to give t a shot.

PS: The last possibility is that I'm WAY over my head,  :crazy: and am no where close to the level to work on this. I'll accept the fact, feel free to express it. I realize how new I am, but I'm excited I suppose. :grin:


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Takór Salenár on 12 April 2007, 14:08:55
It is not so that Nybelmar is banned from developement ;)

Bell-ring Coren, he is not much on lately, but I think he will be pleased to get such a determined co-developer.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 12 April 2007, 18:19:54
Yup, welcome to the dark, erh, Nybelmar side! As Takór already said you will need Coren to help you with this entry. I advise you to just pester him with bell-rings and pm's untill he replies, i've found that to be a highly effective method of actually getting the information you need from him :P

I doubt he'll have serious problems with you doing this project, but he will have some pre-determined things youn will need to take into consideration when writing the entries.

Good luck!


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Drasil Razorfang on 13 April 2007, 04:58:23
Uhh...guys?  Somebody has not only already reserved that entry, but has posted a draft.  I don\'t understand why it is still up for grabs.  Sorry Dru.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 13 April 2007, 05:10:29
Where would that reservation be?


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Takór Salenár on 13 April 2007, 05:12:41
http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php?topic=9326.0


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 13 April 2007, 05:20:28
My fault then indeed. Well, not much of a wonder that it is overlooked as it is an entry that hasn't been finished over a year by now... - have to "reserve" it now in the main Places thread. Suggest to maybe look for something else to work on, Drúadan. You might find other options in the main Places Guide (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php?topic=3780.msg134958;topicseen#new) thread.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Drúadan on 13 April 2007, 06:06:24
Curses, and I was truly looking foward to that one! Oh well, I'll find something else, no problem. :thumbup:

I better tell Coren to disregard my bell ring. *rushes off*


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Drasil Razorfang on 13 April 2007, 06:13:01
Also, Bitter Creek has already been done by Daigon Fai Ur and Fields of Aurium is being done by Gean.

Also, where do we post mini-descriptions?  I was thinking about doing some to help along the Master-plan but couldn\'t find the thread.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 13 April 2007, 06:53:50
Manthrian mini-descriptions should be posted here (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php?topic=9306.0). Place thread has been updated - thanks, Drasil!


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on 17 April 2007, 12:54:50
I guess I should do this, since I never really did *sheepish look*.

Since I've written a couple of paragraphs about it, may I reserve the Hamlet of Erthaers? I know it will be awhile before I can finish it, but I figure that no one will be fighting over a little place like that.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Drúadan on 08 June 2007, 05:27:42
I doubt there is much competition, but can I reserve the The Needle's Eye (eastern Santharian province of Manthria)? I want something else to work on now, and I have some pretty good ideas for this. Plus, I rewrote the Ducraer entry, and this is kind've linked with that so...

I'm stil llearning to judge difficulty, so if this is too hard I understand. I do want to continue to work on the east coast of Manthria though, and there are plenty of alternatives, so if not this, I can find something else, no biggie.

Thanks!
Dru (Artimidor takes the time to write my name out in posts directed at me but I don't spell it out, how sad is that?) :P


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 08 June 2007, 06:27:20
Art spells out everybody's name.. i suppose it's poart of being the Great Sage, wanting to uncover every detail :P


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 08 June 2007, 15:06:24
One Needles' Eye entry - yup, it's yours, Drúadan!  :thumbup:

Concerning the spelling of the name: Well, there's a simple reason why I "write" it in full often. Because if I'm not sure if I'd get it properly spelled immediately, I copy it from the post and put it in. Thus it is always spelled correctly, and it is the long version...


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Petros Greenvale on 21 July 2007, 07:17:48
Hi Artimidor, if its not to much trouble could i please reserve the Faerin isles (if they even exist, the name was on the map but i couldnt see them) I just imagined them to be very small and cute and i would love to develop them, for it would still be a realtively small entry but larger than my previous ones. :grin: :D


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 21 July 2007, 11:58:42
Petros, please look at my comment under your proposal.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Petros Greenvale on 21 July 2007, 23:13:01
Cool...sorry about that!!!
im known to just dive straight in without consultation. :)
( i should really research a bit more thoroughy!! :undecided:)
*sigh* at least i can learn from my mistakes ;)

Sorry for my naievity!! :hug:


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Arceon Barrurbeleth on 02 August 2007, 05:26:42
Quote
Katkara
Referenced by: Coren FrozenZephyr
Link: The Voyage through Dragon's Back
Details: As any visitor to this mining centre is sworn before the Black Altar to never speak of anything they might have seen within its walls, information concerning Katkara is at best sketchy; certainly not enough to provide a decent description. The Compendium, however, has acquired a collection of myths pertaining to this strange settlement through a generous donation of the Asaen family, from which our scholars hope to bring together a rough description of the place and its inhabitants. This entry, expected to be published in a near future, will attempt to dispel at least some of the thick clouds of mystery surrounding Katkara.

Could I reserve Katkara please, I would like to work on it after I finish the Ice Tribes Zundefor, Land Animal Spirit, an I haven't work on anything on Nybelmar yet so this would be a good chance to know the place?


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 02 August 2007, 05:47:00
Make sure to PM Coren, Arceon, he deals with Nybelmar!


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Arceon Barrurbeleth on 02 August 2007, 05:51:53
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Make sure to PM Coren, Arceon, he deals with Nybelmar!

I'm not that unfamiliar with Nybelmar that I don't know Coren is the "main man" there! :P But thanks for the notice anyway, I will PM him! ;)


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 03 August 2007, 18:39:10
Hello Arceon! I will respond to your PM here:

You can work on Katkara BUT subject to a few conditions:

1) The Black Altar (the vow of silence/secrecy) concept is central to Katkara - so you need to realize by definition we cannot have an accurate description of the place! The place entry would be more a collection of myths and stories passed on from one traveller to another than a proper Compendium 'entry'. So think more along the lines of a Library work. The best thing would be to write several 'snapshots' from these myths and pretend to "analyze" them: comparing the stories, noting their dates/origins, pointing out similarities, ruling out fantasies by demonstrating that they contradict with other factual sources etc.

This may be difficult.

2) You must read:
  • The Zhunites
  • Dragon's Back Overview
  • Karakan, the Dragon City
  • Grand Krath

in order to acquaint yourself with the 'feel' of the region - so when you try to invent tales and rumours later on, you can come up with stuff that 'fits' by extrapolating from these.

Again I must stress "extrapolate" - I do not want you to make up random stories and attribute them to Katkara to get an easy entry under your belt. I would be delighted to have someone orchestrate all the hearsay about Katkara but it IS going to be work. Be warned ;P

(3) Most importantly: Let's start by brainstorming. Perhaps do a mindmap to use as a spring-board and to gather your thoughts. Then post your draft ideas in the Nybelmar forum: these don't have to be a completed template, just bullet points or short 'impressionistic' paragraphs would work.

I ask this so we can decide together what would do and what would have to be altered/struck out before you have gone through the trouble of putting together an entry (which I might then have to tear apart).

If I have not scared you away yet - a full thumbs-up from me!

:)


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Arceon Barrurbeleth on 04 August 2007, 04:26:03
I'm not that easy to scare Coren. ;)
Alright then, after I have read all the entries you mentioned I will post some ideas at the Nybelmar forum. :grin:



Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Petros Greenvale on 26 August 2007, 03:28:14
Just a wee bit curious, but is anything being developed for the cute continent Aeruillin? :heart:


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 26 August 2007, 03:33:39
Ask the Queen.....*whispers* Artemis *whispers*


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 26 August 2007, 04:18:09
Well, just go to the Aeruillin forum and you will find an answer.  (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,3610.0.html)  :)


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Vesk Lyricahl on 02 September 2007, 07:25:13
I'd like to reserve the Manthrian hamlet Cleop. :)


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 02 September 2007, 15:07:53
Okeydokey, Cleop now reserved for Vesk!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Gaffin on 02 October 2007, 07:30:58
I'd like to try my hand at Orc's Head Point, if that's ok with you!  :)


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 03 October 2007, 05:25:33
Okeydokey, Gaffin - you can reserve that one :) I assume you have read Grunok's mini-description on it. I've also posted the following somewhere in this regard:

There's (also) a geographical reason why Orc's Head point is called that way, at least Judy assigned this name because of that... Take a closer look at the map and follow the shore lines...


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Gaffin on 05 October 2007, 07:34:38
Um, one question... The mini-description is sort of vague when it comes to the actual terrain of the place. I kind of pictured it like a pass, but on the map it's practically out in the open. Is it open plains, or what?


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 05 October 2007, 14:53:02
it is more or less open place, a "huge" meadow near a river if you want so. I think you mixed it up a bit:

"Near the end of the third century b.S., during the Third Sarvonian War, this area was near the site of a great battle between the invading orcish forces, and the Avennorians under their king Fhalsnir together with the Tethinrhim elves. While the allied elves and humans could do nothing to stop the orcs from crossing the Mithral Mountains through Crazy Woman Pass, they were victorious here. They left on the Point, as a testament to their victory - so legend says - a gory pile of orc-heads taller than the tallest elf. The pile stood there for many years until flesh wore to bone. "

The yellow part s no desription of the site.

So, just a flat area where once were some heaps of orc's sculls. But look at the outline of the coastal line - as Art already said ;)


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Garret Arroway on 07 October 2007, 12:26:50
Anyone got dibs of Alvang yet? Seems like a cool place if none claimed it since i cant find an artical on it.  :grin:


Edit:  After doing some research on it from other sites where it is mentions i can't tell if it is populated or not ... some parts it sounds like it is, and others it sounds like it is abandoned... Anyone know?


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 07 October 2007, 14:53:07
There's probably no-one living in Alvang at the moment - the place is pretty much cursed and was the location where a major battle took place quite a while ago. So there might be lots of rumours surrounding that place, sightings of ghosts and haunts and all that stuff. Whether there were people living there in ancient times is another matter, but it could be the case. Maybe there is a bloody history to the fact that Saban Darkcloak occupied this land - you might add something here if it fits in the context.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Garret Arroway on 07 October 2007, 14:56:25
so would that be an ok to do a write up on the little island?

 sry its late here and comprehension spirals downward  :grin:


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 07 October 2007, 14:58:55
If you do your research on it and follow the Places scheme - yup, sure.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Garret Arroway on 07 October 2007, 14:59:39
cool thanks


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Garret Arroway on 07 October 2007, 15:09:59
Also ... anyone working on Horg’tarl (Castle of Darkness) ... i saw a beginning way in the back but said said that person hasn't been on in a long while ... if im stepping on anyones toes just let me know ... if not i'd like to work on this if not too much trouble


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 07 October 2007, 15:14:45
Just do one entry after the other, Garret - I'm sure with Alvang you also have some darkness to work with :) - Horg’tarl won't run away, so I'm sure it will be still there once you have finished Alvang.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Garret Arroway on 07 October 2007, 15:20:32
lol thanks ... i'll be sure to remember that .... sry to bother again but not exactly sure how to classify Alvang .... Geographical Locations, Buildings, Kingdoms and States?

The answers probly obvious but i can't figure it out


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 07 October 2007, 19:15:58
As Alvang isn't a building, neither a kingdom nor state, I'd go for a regular location :) - Not every section might be necessary to cover, though, depends on the concept.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Garret Arroway on 14 October 2007, 10:29:58
quick question ... is anything being done with Fort Snowcap?


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 14 October 2007, 14:58:11
As I already said before: Try to focus on one entry, Garret. Do your researches, get to work, bit by bit.

Also don't know precisely where Fort Snowcap is located, seems to be only visible on a map as of yet, as there's no reference to it on the site.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Garret Arroway on 15 October 2007, 01:31:15
i was just lookin around and noticed it ... just for later refrence ... my Alvang entry is up and finished ... and was bored so was lookin around


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 15 October 2007, 02:07:48
Yes, I noticed today that you've made a weapon enry and the Alvang entry in the meantime... My personal time these days unfortunately is very limited though, so I'm not that much help in commenting and getting something approved. Maybe I can still look at your weapon entry today, let's see.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Garret Arroway on 28 November 2007, 11:40:42
   I would like to work on Whitewater Keep if thats cool and no one is in the process of putting together an entry for that one ... if there are plans for it i'll pick somethin else


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 28 November 2007, 16:04:08
Where precisely is Whitewater Keep located, Garret? Don't remember exactly now, can't find it on the site either mentioned anywhere - probably it's only shown on a map?


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Garret Arroway on 28 November 2007, 23:29:19
sorry shoulda probably added that bit ... my minds not all here, was somewhat late here and been sick ... but its the Manthrian Province and only shown on the map as of now as far as i can seen  ... directly above Snipe Head's Bay ... or pretty much a bit to the right at the top of the map for the detailed version ... hopefully that makes since to someone other than me as its 6am here


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 29 November 2007, 04:04:06
Ah, I see... Well, the problem with Whitwater's Keep is its history. If you look at the Ancient Kingdoms map (http://www.santharia.com/maps/medium/santharia_kingdoms.htm) here, then you'll see that the keep is located on former Serphelorian territory. The whole thing with Serphelorians and Sophronians still needs to be elaborated properly, and Grunok has only began on defining the history a bit for these tribes (not on site yet!). So that would pose a problem, as you can't really trace the castles origins properly, know what I mean? You'd run in a lot of difficulties here.

I don't know if you already have concrete ideas, but there are some other castles in the Manthrian region if you want to describe one. These are Avennorians fortresses. Like Fortress Ironwell at the southeastern landmass near Ciosa. Or Three Arcs Keep in the center of the map, NW of Klinsor (there's some history hidden on that in the History Forum that might help you to fill the History section). You'll also find some suggestion of Manthrian places in the Places Megathread (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,3780.0.html).

P.S. Still need to look at the update of your story - and how's the Blood Claw (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,12071.msg143011.html#msg143011) coming along? Any chance of getting that one finished?

P.P.S. Made you a frame for your pic and sharpened it a bit, hope that's fine with you, Garret!


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Garret Arroway on 29 November 2007, 04:32:20
     Ok, well I was just looking for a keep, castle, fortress or something like that and picked that one out cause it was near the coast line ... either of the two you suggested would be cool, I was just thinking of a basic design plan ... 

     I'm thinking I'm gonna need to rework the Blood Claw a bit ... it has kinda been on hold for a bit and been thinkin, when I get some ideas and time i'll bring it up and get some work on it done ... right now it doesn't seem like a weapon worth fighting a bear for other than pride, so i gotta get some ideas ...

    And finally, Thanks bout the pic, looks great!


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 29 November 2007, 04:49:24
Ok then, take your pick of another Manthrian castle then :) Just make sure that the name somehow represents something the castle has to do with, e.g. "Ironwell" could mean a lot, literally or as a metaphor - just be creative ;)

In any case I recommend taking a look at the entry on the Avennorians (http://Avennorians) to get an idea about the people living in this region. The Avennorians (former Glandorians) arrived in Ciosa, so the castles close to Ciosa are probably the oldest and those that have the strongest Glandorian roots. Oh, and as insipration you might have a look at Grunok's Keep Mistrash (http://www.santharia.com/places/mistrash_keep.htm) to see what she did with a similar topic. :)


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Garret Arroway on 03 December 2007, 09:12:42
Ok, sorry been really sick and still sick but back ... was lookin around ... could I write up the entry for Castle Aut'aye (south of Marcogg) or is that important somehow, if it is I'll pick either Three Arcs Keep or Fortress Ironwell if thats cool


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 04 December 2007, 19:18:44
Get well soon, Garret!  :thumbup:

You can take Castle Aut'aye, yup - just make sure to be aware of its surroundings (the Auturian Woods with the Tethinrhim elves in it). There's also Sillena close by, which has already an entry. Back in the old days there were regular disputes between Avennorians and the Tethinrhim, so make sure to research a bit what is already on the site and perhaps on the Forum (there's a history thread in the History Forum dealing with post-Santbharian history) and base the entry a bit on that.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Alohar on 15 December 2007, 01:51:21
Hi there can I have Simsy please?


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 15 December 2007, 04:04:31
You could do Simsy, Alohar, but be aware that Places entries require some research (regarding tribes, history and adjacent locations etc.), especially for a newbie. The main difficulty here is that Simsy is located in ancient Serphelorian territory and we're - right at this moment - working on getting the Serphelorians elaborated in detail (see Grunok's work in progress (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,12163.msg144350.html#msg144350) here). Simsy is probably a village where Serphelorians and Avennorians mixed, so this poses some difficulty, easier would be - for a newbie - to work on a village that has basically only one tribe in its history, see e.g. here (http://www.santharia.com/maps/medium/santharia_kingdoms.htm) on the map to check where there was ancient Avennorian territory.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Alohar on 15 December 2007, 08:05:12
sure arti!
I made all the things about it except history for that you can send me mensages about what do you think i should right.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Smee on 29 May 2008, 05:53:34
*grins* As probably expected, I'm now here to be listed under the Simsy proposal.

Cheers.  :)   

p.s.. oh the irony of the last place in this thread being Simsy too... *shakes fists at the mocking gods*

*cough* no one saw this move to the right place... ahem
 
 
 


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 29 May 2008, 05:56:23
Yeah, I'll mark the Simsy entry now as reserved for you, Smee. In the heat of development it can happen that threads like this are not properly updated, so I always recommend to ask if you plan to do something if someone has plans in this regard already.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Smee on 29 May 2008, 05:59:32
Yeah, no worries.

Even if it had been a "no - lets wait and see if Alohar comes back" it would have been fine. I'm researching Manthria anyway, as part of learning general South Santharian history, and the actual writing I've done so far was only an hour or so, whilst waiting for it to be hometime at work.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Drasil Razorfang on 11 June 2009, 02:12:02
Can I please work on Myrth?

Myrth (eastern Santharian province of Manthria)
Referenced by: Grunok
Search Link: See here
Details: Once a small but prosperous lumber town, the inhabitants of Myrth have cleared a large amount of the forest around them.  This has led to the village becoming much smaller and poorer now, as trade in lumber comes from other parts of the Kingdom.  They still sell wood to Chrondra and to Marcogg, but not in nearly such quantities as in their heyday.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 11 June 2009, 02:13:09
Yup, sure - why not :)


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on 16 August 2009, 11:37:57
I'd like to stick my hand in on the "Saloh Coast" entry, if no one should mind greatly (though objections to this might very well not be heard by the time anyone sees them). I've done a dip in and grabbed what I could find in reference to the local area. It seems to be a rather... pleasant place.  :grin: The entry from the post below, should anyone wish to consult it.
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Saloh Coast Area: The Bluffs of Bran, The  Woecape, The Woerocks, The Mist Marsh (eastern Manthria, Santharia)
Referenced by: Bard Judith
Link: Search page; search for Saloh and related area.
Details:A particularly dramatic and dangerous part of the Har'lev'them Bay coast, just below Saloh. The Gulf of Maraya is well-sailed, and every part mapped in detail by the merchant sailors who ply its waters - but the looming Woecape has earned its name and is now avoided.

The weather patterns there are erratic but tend to windy and rainy - a perpetual fog seems to hang over the Mist Marsh, for example - so a storm can blow up out of a lightly clouded sky and vanish as swiftly.  Raggedly carved rock formations loom out of the water, black and boding.  The grey-green waves froth and crash around them, sometimes leaping as high as three or four peds in their passion. 

The coast itself is high, forbidding - ranging from the impassable Bluffs of Bran past the viciously-fanged Woecape itself down to the feckless and clouded Marshes.   There is literally no place for even a jolly-boat to land safely until almost past Saloh, behind the shelter of the islets known as Four Brothers. 

Despite its fortifications, Saloh itself seems to rise out of the mists like a sanctuary, a walled city of light resting on a ring of clouds, welcome proof of civilization after so many leagues of savagely dark nature.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 16 August 2009, 14:53:34
Ok, just go ahead (once you're done with camping, that is) - note that an entry on the city of Salóh already exists as the central city of the coast.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Eldor Delrossa on 22 October 2009, 21:31:49
I'd like to reserve Mount Evermourn(Santharian province of Manthria), if that's OK with you Arti. I'd like to describe a place 'cause it sounds fun. :grin:


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 22 October 2009, 23:27:02
I'd like to reserve the 'Mossy Rocks Creek' in the Santharian province of Mantharia, if possible. I've looked at the other entries that have been completed in and around that area (eg Ravenwing Falls, Nepris, Mossy Rocks Cove, Toran's Falls, Cloud Falls) and think there is enough information in those entries for me to do a good job at that entry. Plus, as Sylvia said, doing a places entry sounds like fun (and a creek is possibly a relatively easy entry to do, when it comes to places, I mean). :D

Actually, I just took another look at the Ravenwing Falls entry, and it would appear that this River has been described in that entry. So maybe I should go and look for something else to do in Mantharia.

So, if that one isn't fine for me to do, what about the Olintani River, instead? This river flows from the Mithril Mountains (West Side), through the Traeran Lowlands, the hamlet Aesthran Station and the village Aesthran to the Tribell Lake.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 23 October 2009, 04:26:56
@Sylvia: Okeydokey, Mount Evermourn is yours, guess you've seen the three paragraphs of description there already, so make sure to build your entry on that! Don't forget to check the description of the related Ciosa's Rest :) Definitely an interesting and pretty important entry. Also worth a look: The discussion on Burials/Funeral Ideas (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,13657.0.html), see especially my reply #42 on page 3, could help in the general context.

@Dek: Well, any river is good for me :) Though the Mithral Mountains are still written with an "a"... The name was probably mainly created to confuse people. *hehe* If you have enough ideas what to write, then it should be fine.

General note: I guess Places entry are indeed mostly fun, personally I'm always trying to work on some juicy material, where I have something to connect it historically or can put in some sort of myth, provide an entertaining description etc. A river might be more difficult than Mount Evermourn, where there is already some material, but it all depends on what ideas you have and how you plan to write it. ;) At any rate, hope you two enjoy the entries! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 24 October 2009, 01:30:54
Places entries are much more fun to write when you can add fantasy elements to them and fascinating myths as opposed to describing simply a "river" or "forest".

There are alot of different creatures (and a few races) that inhabit rivers. Take into account past wars and battles (SW3). Mountains especially can hold many cool things to describe such as lost dungeons, mythical creatures and ancient ruins. So don't limit yourself to trying to describe rocks, trees and cliff faces alone.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: M´ruk Loshashzuck on 02 June 2010, 08:12:09
I'd like to reserve the city of Twofold, if that's ok.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 03 June 2010, 03:20:09
While you wanted to go for a human town in Santharia according to the shoutbox, this town seems pretty Nybelmarian to me. But I see you already posted in the Plains of Zhun thread, so make sure to read up on that region and check with the guys over there if you can help out!


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: M´ruk Loshashzuck on 03 June 2010, 12:58:10
Yeah, I thought that would be the easiest but then this captured my attention. Anyway, thanks for letting me work on it. I'll start ASAP.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 09 June 2010, 02:03:20
I've been poking around the Places boards here and found a few unfinished entries that with a small bit of work could be finished. So if you're an apprentice or member looking to polish off an old entry in progress, I'll point out some here. Most were started by newbies who have never returned.

The Glistening Well of Goltherlon (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,11517.0.html)

The town of Salndo (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,11195.0.html)

The town of Kreeswind (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,11148.0.html)

The Bitter Creek (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,9317.0.html)

Hawkeye Quarry (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,9291.0.html)


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: M´ruk Loshashzuck on 09 June 2010, 02:11:46
I'd also like to reserve the town of Kreeswind if that's ok.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 09 June 2010, 03:38:20
Good idea bringing these things up, Azhira! You get an aura +1 for that! :clap:

And we already have a customer! :D So are you first doing Twofold and then move on to Kreeswind, M'ruck? Would be great to have that one done, it's really a waste if entries that have progressed quite a bit are abandoned all of a sudden. At any rate: You have my blessings on Kreeswind!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: M´ruk Loshashzuck on 09 June 2010, 04:14:43
Well decipher sent me a personal message saying that since he has exams until very late june I should read up and maybe make a very simple first rough draft and then wait until he is ready. I would like to start on it as soon as possible, but since I can't I think I'll try my hand at a few different entries while waiting. Anyway, thanks for the permission.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Gwai'ayia Quillouf on 11 June 2010, 00:04:05
With permission, I'll volunteer to edit and finish the The Glistening Well of Goltherlon.  Seems interesting enough and has plenty to work with.


Title: Re: Reserving a Places Entry
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 11 June 2010, 03:30:45
And we have another customer picking up a project Azhira dug out from the Forum depths (thanks again for that, hands out another aura +1) for this really helpful list.

Sounds great to me, Gwai'ayia! Just make sure to read the discussion at that thread as there were ideas and suggestions in it to make this entry even better than it was in the first draft (at least I hope so). I guess the idea of the entry is great and what's there is already pretty good as well, so all it really needs is to iron out and/or improve the problems, and we'll have a nice addition to the Compendium. - Go for it!  :thumbup: