Hello there travelers. Welcome to our second art piece of the new year! We have got a whole lot of the world left to look at, and then we’ll take a little bit of a break to let me fill in some of the gaps before putting updated maps on the site. Today though, we’re looking at one of our smallest continents, Brittanea. Vaguely inspired by Ultima, I wanted to give a nod to one of the more formative games of my youth. It really ends with the names though, as you’ll soon see.
There are only two real kingdoms to speak of, as much of the land is too harsh to properly colonize. In the blue, we have Japel Brae, which is said to be haunted, though some brave souls have found a way to make peace with that and erected a few cities there. And then in red, we have Scadavia, which is a little cozier and more welcoming. The only city that we know the name of on this continent so far is Felheim in Scadavia, which we’ll talk about a bit more farther down in this article.
Even without the color overlay, the continent doesn’t look all that busy. There’s a bunch of mountains that sort of break up the traversibility, but it’s otherwise a smaller place that one could navigate fairly easily.
Below, you’ll see the two sneak peek images of the lone city and character who we introduced to the world by way of Quantum Quest. Felheim is a gnome city that Berras Ames comes from. He’s our Lightbringer, who did end up having some face time in the upcoming novelization, although he arrived on the scene very late in the story. In any case, he’s our lone introduction to the continent. Remember, if you want to see these images a bit bigger, as well as whatever we add to them over time, you’ll need subscriber access which you can only get through Patreon (for now).
While Brittanea joins the long list of continents that haven’t quite had the loving attention of one of the writers just yet, that doesn’t mean that it’ll stay that way for long. With more writers joining the Tellest pantheon every year, we’re getting more opportunities to experience new stories, and perhaps one of the ones we see soon will take place here.
In three weeks we’ve got a continent in the world that I’m really looking forward to showing off, so be sure to swing back this way again then!
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