The first map I ever made of Valor was my guide to the wonders I created. I marked out the places of importance and where certain characters originated. Every landmark had a story with it.
Now 9 years into the future, I've updated my original map. But now that I look at my thoughts with more scrutiny, I begin to think that the world might be a little too large for the journey of a few adventurous charecters.
My most recent map illustrates the world typographically. From the Barons in the south to the Mountains of Nomach. It's now much easier for me to map out the journey of my characters as they make their way across the lands of Valor.
When I first created Flamary he was a massive ruler of the firespitting mountains of the north. He himself possessed the ability to control fire and wield a massive sword named "The Threshor".
I redesigned Flamary to incorporate his entire race. His race is known as the Frong. Devided into clans across the northern mountains of Nomach, the Frong are ingenious craftsman and metalworkers. They believe that magic is no match for steel.
Omis has been a mysterious character since his inception. I never really knew how to portray him until recently. All I knew was that him and his people were very very very old and that he himself was a wise and powerful creature.
Omis is an ancient remnant of civilizations past. He is one of the few of his kind that remain. His race is the Brul. Resistant to temperatures of any kind, the Brul are the true mystics of Valor and protect the ancient texts in the far south of Baron.
Corak is the prince of Terrara. As a giant serpentine warrior, he finds himself at home tearing through the undergrowth of the forests and hunting large game. He's the lizard man that we all love.
Corak is a warrior above all else. Although his country has seen peace for decades, he knows that danger is around every corner in the dark jungles.
Oni is the main character of my story. Born of unknown origins, he finds himself thrust into the thick of adventure as the world changes around him.
My original thoughts for Oni were of a small child who's forced to grow up on a dangerous adventure. But I've since given him a face lift and grown him up a bit. Now, as a young man seeking adventure, he'll follow the lead of some crazy characters into the depths of Valor.
The city of Cal Di was once a thriving metropolis on the edge of water and flame. The desert on one side and the ocean on the other. A glistening pinnacle of might to the region. But alas, such great forces are often diminished before their time. And with the fall of the city, the Civilization of the Cal became Ruin.
This is a depiction of the region known as Nomach. It's a rocky country consisting of sharp peaks, short stocky plant life, and deep mines. This is the land of the Frong and the center of forging and stonework in Valor.
The Ruin Collosus were once the wondrous guardians of the city of Cal Di. Now they are but a stone remnant of a once great civilization. Without their masters, will they ever be reawakened?
This is the mighty City Fortress of Throng. The Capital city of Nomach and the home of the greatest forges in all of Valor. Travelers from all over come to see it's glory and trade it's steel.