Janny Wurts Chat Area: General Discussion: WHITE OUT!
   By Laurence J Johnson on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:36 am: Edit Post

Hello everyone, Shetland is part of the Arctic once again.

The biting wind, which is blowing at severe gale force 9 is a lasy wind, it does not blow around folk, it just blows straight through them.

Does this remind you of Vastmark?

Skol to one and all.

   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 11:11 am: Edit Post

Saw parts of Lewis/Harris that indeed resembled Vastmark - uncannily exact - rocks that looked like sheep and sheep that looked like rocks, all set on very steep and very craggy and bare hills. The Pix you sent of your area were very green....not as rough and rocky as I pictured, but, not to say other areas of your isle are not that way.

   By Laurence J Johnson on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 11:55 am: Edit Post

Hello Janny, Shetland's scenery is varied, I e-mailed 2 links to you recently, one of them is a link to a photo website which shows various parts of Scotland and Shetland and Orkney.

Did you receive them? Cheers.

   By Andy on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 08:22 am: Edit Post

World-building question: Aren't Vastmark and Merior-by-the-Sea at nearly the same latitude? What accounts for the marked difference in climate? Aren't they both in a "tropical" latitude? Is Vastmark at higher elevation, i.e., "highlands"? Any ideas here?

   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 09:16 am: Edit Post

Hi Andy - Vastmark's got elevation - far more than Harris/Lewis does. Merior's low elevation also benefits by a warm sea current.

   By Andy on Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 12:47 pm: Edit Post

Thanks, Janny!

Another example of why this little board is so special (yet sadly unique). Ask a simple little question, get a simple little answer -- from the creator no less. You rock!

   By Richard Myburgh on Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 06:30 am: Edit Post

If you're looking for places that resemble scenes from the books you should come to South Africa. the interior is littered with stone ruins that could resemble Centaur craftsmanship and the Drakensburg mountains (meaning dragon's back) seem aptly named and shaped for most mountain scenes and chapters (see Vastmark and the stairway leading to the tunnel or the prison where the mistwraith is imprisoned - I forget the names).

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