Zamastan wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:25 am
Bears Armed wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Thank you. That set-up works fine.
(IC, though, the Bears -- for historical reasons -- would prefer that their lands be shown in just about any colour except
Interesting... I'm curious as to why purple is a frowned upon color for the ursines
I can change the color if you'd prefer?
It's a long story (some bits of which have appeared scattered through my RP), but in the early days of the Bears' history there was a 'Purple Clan' that tried to absorb them all into an empire (commonly called 'the Purple Empire', nowadays) under its control... and whose rulers turned out to be reincarnations of some of the wizards [& their allies] who'd previously ruled a human
culture in this area before self-destructing not only that civilisation but the entire human population of the continent's central areas (which then remained "sealed" against human access from the end of that war -- which was at some point during the 1st century AD -- until just before the Bears revealed their own existence to the outside world in 2006 [when, OOC, this nation was "created"...]
The 'Heroic Age' remembered in traditional stories mostly involved conflicts between free bears and that empire, for example 'the Tale of Bearren and Lursienne': viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1715&p=16133&hilit=Bearren#p16133
Zamastan wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:08 pm
Libertas Omnium Maximus wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:13 am
QUESTION: Is there any way you could include polar land masses? I would be interested to see what shape our Antarctica equivalent may take for the sake of a neat world building idea I've had for some time.
To the question: I tried adding polar masses, but they unfortunately make the map look very distorted because of how large they would have to be to surround a pole. I.E.: Antarctica looks huge on world maps but is only about the size of Australia.
That's probably for the best, overall, anyway. As I explained in my 'Regional climates & Ecosystems: SUGGESTED Overview' thread (viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2100
) in the Regional Ecosystems sub-forum, not
having either land-masses or seas as "enclosed" as the RL Arctic Ocean at the poles means that this world should be generally more 'temperate' than RL Earth, which not only gives us more "habitable" land (rather than deserts & tundra) but also makes it a lot
easier to justify having the ecosystems as a mixture
of RL and endemic types -- as various players had already chosen, in some cases even before I got involved with the region -- rather than having an all-RL set or an all-endemic set...