[nbos] [FM8] Joerdhgardh Map of Week #161 Released"Mark Oliva" Sun Jul 6th, 2014
With the 161st Map of the Week, we move from the continent of Ása to the
pseudo-continent of Énéa. Here we find the last refuge of the AEsir outside
of Midhgardh, the homeland of the Ganndar light elves (the only remaining
light elves upon the joerdh outside of the Middle Dimension), the surviving
Audhar stone giants as well as many, many orcs and their ogre henchmen.
We call Énéa a pseudo-continent because it's far removed from modern
concepts of what a continent is. One of the modern Icelandic words for
"continent" is "heimálfa." However, in the olden days, heimálfa had a much
less specific meaning than it does today. There also is no specific
definition of the word "continent" today, outside of the field of geology.
There, continent definitions are based upon tectonic plates. In common
usage, continents usually are considered to be large and discrete land
masses. The earlier meaning of heimálfa, on the other hand, meant little
more than a collection of known and acknowledged lands. In this loose sense
only is Énéa referred to as a continent. The AEsir defined it as such, and
in the current year of 1406 NA upon the jördh, most humans of the northwest
use the AEsir definition.
Énéa is not even a continuous or uninterupted heimálfa. The Dreadlands,
which the AEsir considered to be a part of their empire and a part of the
continent of Ása come between the southern part of Énéa and Karelenland, and
the Ice Sea comes between Karelenland and Northland, which became an island
after the connecting lands sank. The name Ása means little more than "of
the AEsir," where Énéa means that which is removed or on the outside.
In view of the flexible use the AEsir made of the word heimálfa, it should
not be surprising that they changed their minds often on what the borders of
Ása and Énéa were. In the early days, before the AEsir entered today's
Dreadlands, they viewed the central empire as being Ása and the lands of the
elves - Northland, Karelenland, the Gold Coast, Orchome West and Audharhome
- as being Énéa. When they annexed the New Homeland (today's Dreadlands)
they considered it to have become a part of Ása. The Gold Coast also became
a part of Ása in their minds when the AEsir annexed, and they considered it
to have reverted to Énéa after they abandoned it.
Today, Énéa generally is considered to consist of Northland, Karelenland,
the Gold Coast, Orchome West and Audharhome.
You can get this map in two versions from the Joerdhgardh website::
1. The Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 version in FMP format, fully editable (11 MB).
2. As JPG flat map of 1360 Pixels x 930 Pixels, (930 MB).
Both versions are released for personal and commercial use under the Open
Game License Version 1.0a, which you can read on the Joerdhgardh website at:
Next Week: Karelenland - Home of the Ganndar Elves
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