A map!

The Nine Peaks Ben Dobson 90dpi

I am thrilled to present the map of the Nine Peaks, done by the incredible Jared Blando of theredepic.com.

The Nine Peaks is a kingdom of nine cities on nine mountains, raised above the endless Swamp by the Windwalkers centuries ago.  This map showcases a few of the details that distinguish each duchy in the Peaks:  the many levels leading up to the Godspire in the Plateaus, the sprawling vineyards beneath Orim’s Tower in Orimscourt, the frozen alpine basin of Whitelake, and more.  From these mountain cities, the Knights of the Storm wage an endless war against the Swamp-dwellers in the name of their Sky-God. The people of the Peaks are firm in the belief that destroying the Swamplings will end the attacks of the savage abominations that creep out of the mist at night: the Deeplings, monsters born of the rot and foul things that crawl deep beneath the earth.

Beneath the duchies, impenetrable mist and thick tree cover shroud the Swamp in eternal darkness.  Bands of semi-nomadic Swamplings hunt wildlife and collect fresh water in the shadow of the mountains to bring back to their Kinhome in the barren east–a haven safe from the merciless purges of the mountain people they know as “highlanders”.   But there are other dangers east of the Nine Peaks: the Deeplings are plentiful there, and they are always looking for prey.  The deepcraft practiced by some few of the Swamplings holds them at bay for now–but perhaps not forever.

Well, that description got away from me a bit, but there you have it: an overly dramatic explanation of the world of the Windwalker Legacy.  Imagine it in movie-trailer voice.  I hope you enjoy the map as much as I do!

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About bensdobson

I'm a fantasy author and an all around swell guy.
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2 Responses to A map!

  1. Michael Long says:

    How’s the book coming?

    • bensdobson says:

      Pretty well! It is longer now than Scriber was finished. I would say it’s about two thirds to three quarters done, ish. Taking its sweet time, but I’m quite happy with how it’s coming.

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