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Click to enlarge.  Shows latitude 62.96° to 72.50° north; shows longitude at bottom of map between 1.94°W and 19.34°E.  The orange line on the left of the map indicates 0° Greenwich; the orange line at the upper right indicates 30°E. Hexes are [[20-mile Hex Map|20 miles]] in diameterNumbers on the left and right indicate distance from the North Pole in hexes.
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Click to enlarge.  Shows latitude 72.51 to 82.34 north, including the northern reaches of [[Haftsmark of Biyetia|Biyetia]] and [[Kingdom of Samoyadia|Samoyadia]], the northern tip of [[Realm of Jotunheim|Jotunheim]] (the land of [[Giant (frost)|frost giants]]) and the great frozen islands of Hyperborea, bounded by the wide [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kara_Sea Kara Sea]. These are lands that have been reinvented for my game world.  The obscurity of these lands in the 17th century allows me to settle them with [[Goblin|goblins]] (Biyetia) and [[Gnoll|gnolls]] (Samoyadia).  The denizens of Aryans are unknownChances are, no party I ever run will have reason to go there.
  
== Land ==
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Given the high latitudes and fierce weather of these lands, habitation is scant.  Even the creatures native to these lands must struggle hard to survive.  Even though the highlands are little more than a thousand feet above sea level, this makes them bitterly cold throughout the year.  All is frozen much of the year. Lowlands are thick, impassable muskeg swamps in the summer and early fall, before freezing again.  Most of what's shown is tundra; thin taiga forest can be found on the southern shores of the Yenisey Gulf (the long estuary of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yenisei_River Yenisey River] on the west) and in the North Siberian Lowland.
The map depicts the whole of [[Thane of Nanbrun|Nanbrun]], with parts of [[Mayoralty of Breen|Breen]] ([[Shire of Moreland|Moreland]]), [[Kingdom of Denmark & Norway|Norway]] ([[County of Nordland|Nordland]], [[County of Nor-Trondelag|Nor-Trondelag]], [[County of Sor-Trondlag|Sor-Trondelag]], [[County of Troms|Troms]]), [[Kingdom of Sweden|Sweden]] ([[County of Angermanland|Angermanland]]), [[Principality of Ulthua|Ulthua]] ([[Thann of Finnemar|Finnemar]], [[Thann of Laponia|Laponia]]) and [[Kingdom of Vastenjaur|Vastenjaur]] ([[Earldom of Fieldland|Fieldland]], [[Earldom of Knollslan|Knollslan]]).  The map is named after the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lofoten Lofoten Islands] located on the coast of Nordland.
 
  
== Peoples ==
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Trade is largely non-existent.  The Yenisey Gulf is a passage into the interior.  In warm years, whaling ships will sometimes venture into the Kara Sea in August-September, rarely reaching as far east as the Tallya Gulf.  Apart from these brief periods, all water showing on the map is frozen for 9-10 months of the year.  The region is well-known for its vast herds of mammoths and mastodon.
The map includes [[Gnome Race & Physiology|gnomish]] populations in Fieldlan, Knollslan and Nanbrun; a [[Halfling Race & Physiology|halfling]] population in Moreland; an [[Elf Race & Physiology|elvish]] population in Finnemar and Laponia; and human populations in Angermanland, Nordland, Nor-Trondelag, Sor-Trondelag and TromsDespite the mix in populations, these peoples have learned to live together in relative harmonyThe humans are the most recent newcomers, having settled the Norwegian Sea coast some 800 to 1000 years ago.
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The orange line, showing at the center bottom and top right, gives the line of hexes that indicates 90°ENumbers at the right indicate distance from the north pole in hexes; the direction of north is at the top right, so it must be noted the direction on the map turns 60° at the 90th meridianHexes are [[20-mile Hex Map|20 miles]] in diameter.
 
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[[Sheet Maps]]<br>
 
[[Sheet Maps]]<br>
:East: [[Map B.02 - Lapland|Lapland]]<br>
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:East: [[Map A.05 - Laptev Sea|Laptev Sea]]<br>
:NEast: [[Map A.01 - Greenland Sea|Greenland Sea]]<br>
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:West: [[Map A.03 - Jotunheim|Jotunheim]]<br>
:NWest: [[Map A.12 - High Greenland|High Greenland]]<br>
 
:West: [[Map B.18 - Iceland|Iceland]]<br>
 
 
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:[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway Norway] / [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden Sweden]
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:[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyda_Peninsula Gyda Peninsula] / [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Taymyr Lake Taymyr] / [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordenski%C3%B6ld_Archipelago Nordenskoild Archipelago] / [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Siberian_Lowland North Siberian Lowland] / [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyasino_Gulf Pyasino Gulf] / [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severnaya_Zemlya Severnaya Zemlya] / [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taymyr_Peninsula Taymyr Peninsula] / [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamalo-Nenets_Autonomous_Okrug Yamalo-Nenets] / [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamal_Peninsula Yamal Peninsula]

Revision as of 05:39, 21 August 2020

A.04 - Kara Sea.png

Click to enlarge. Shows latitude 72.51 to 82.34 north, including the northern reaches of Biyetia and Samoyadia, the northern tip of Jotunheim (the land of frost giants) and the great frozen islands of Hyperborea, bounded by the wide Kara Sea. These are lands that have been reinvented for my game world. The obscurity of these lands in the 17th century allows me to settle them with goblins (Biyetia) and gnolls (Samoyadia). The denizens of Aryans are unknown. Chances are, no party I ever run will have reason to go there.

Given the high latitudes and fierce weather of these lands, habitation is scant. Even the creatures native to these lands must struggle hard to survive. Even though the highlands are little more than a thousand feet above sea level, this makes them bitterly cold throughout the year. All is frozen much of the year. Lowlands are thick, impassable muskeg swamps in the summer and early fall, before freezing again. Most of what's shown is tundra; thin taiga forest can be found on the southern shores of the Yenisey Gulf (the long estuary of the Yenisey River on the west) and in the North Siberian Lowland.

Trade is largely non-existent. The Yenisey Gulf is a passage into the interior. In warm years, whaling ships will sometimes venture into the Kara Sea in August-September, rarely reaching as far east as the Tallya Gulf. Apart from these brief periods, all water showing on the map is frozen for 9-10 months of the year. The region is well-known for its vast herds of mammoths and mastodon.

The orange line, showing at the center bottom and top right, gives the line of hexes that indicates 90°E. Numbers at the right indicate distance from the north pole in hexes; the direction of north is at the top right, so it must be noted the direction on the map turns 60° at the 90th meridian. Hexes are 20 miles in diameter.

See Also,
Sheet Maps

East: Laptev Sea
West: Jotunheim


And from Wikipedia,

Gyda Peninsula / Lake Taymyr / Nordenskoild Archipelago / North Siberian Lowland / Pyasino Gulf / Severnaya Zemlya / Taymyr Peninsula / Yamalo-Nenets / Yamal Peninsula