Cartography – Numasa, Inkarnate and World Anvil

Hey there!  Alright, so we’re looking at one of our more interesting continents here today.  Most of the continents of Tellest are pretty much fully-formed, but Numasa is an archipelago that sort of stands in as an area where we can explore contemporary Asian culture and mythology.  That’s not to say that we do anything one to one, but we take certain inspirations and splice it into the Tellest experience in some interesting ways.  While we haven’t spent a considerable amount of time there, we have plans to make it a big part of our projects—we just need the right amount of capital to do so.

Below, you’ll see the three kingdoms that make up the archipelago.  In green, we have Neka, in violet, Richus (pronounced Ry-kus), and in orange we have Krill.  Despite the fact that these three kingdoms are ruled by different factions, there have been alliances made from those across all of the borders.


With that in mind, maybe it makes sense to look at a version of the map that doesn’t have the overlay.  Those of you who were around for the parchment version, and who have a good memory, may recall that there were no mountains or rivers in place on that iteration of the map.  I wanted to give it a little more realism, so I added a few places where you’d find mountains and rivers.  Culturally, these have some big significance in a lot of stories, and I didn’t want to lose an opportunity to explore that.

Right now, we only have art for a few characters who have yet to actually grace any Tellest pages.  We also have a character who Aaron introduced who doesn’t yet have art, but who we may see in the future again, so she may be yet another character who gets a chance to shine, and get her own art made.

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Well, that’s going to wrap us up for today.  We’ve got another continent that we’ll be showing off in a few weeks, and that will get us back to our larger continents.  Stay tuned!

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Michael DeAngelo

Michael is the creator of the Tellest brand of fantasy novels and stories. He is actively seeking to expand the world of Tellest to be accessible to everyone.