Since I’ve been writing The Ruler of Ruins for the last month, I’ve decided to do some world-building that’s actually relevant to the novel.
You may recall that during my last period of world-building Tanathia and Razurea became merged into one continent. I’ve decided to call this new land… Tanurea.
Here’s an early attempt at mapping Tanurea, featuring (for the first time ever!!) a scale, so we can actually see how many miles places like Wayaiqua are from the coast.
Tanurea is a continent that spreads from frozen tundra in the north to the equatorial mangrove swamps in the south. As I was looking at this early draft, considering where all the natural resources were and what crops grew where, it struck me that it had all the elements needed for a self-contained fantasy world. You could just stick it at the front of a book and label it ‘The World of Tanurea’.
There’s just so much of Udaris to work on…
Anyway, I did some more tweaking, and this is what Tanurea looks like right now. There are more lakes in the north, and the continent of Zasulia (down at the bottom) has been moved west slightly.
I also put in some place names to remind myself where everything is. Since the Naoskaiun and Tuyaz-Oan empires are both there on the map, I reckon it must be the 11th century.