Cartography – The Frozen Abyss, Inkarnate

Hi there, fellow travelers.  About three weeks ago, we wrapped up the main continent of our “look around the world” as it pertains to Tellest.  And though very few people live there, I thought it was important to do a little bit to talk about this, the largest continent in the world.

The Frozen Abyss is mostly uninhabitable.  Too cold to survive for long stretches of time, it will literally freeze people solid in some places.  However, and you’ll see this here in this picture, that’s mostly in the area below the cliffs.  There are great ice shelves that push up over the greater expanse of the continent, and it is said that no one who has descended them has ever seen the light of day again.  That’s primarily because of the overcast that ensures no sunlight ever truly reaches the land below, although there are great monsters and creatures in the world beyond that would be hard to survive as well.  This is the “eastern landing” of The Frozen Abyss, a barely habitable area that only the most maddened adventurers would dare to step foot on.

The western landing, on the other hand, is meant as a punitive sentence.  Even colder than the already harsh east, the worst people in the world are sent here to serve out the rest of their days.  It has been said, however, that magic has pooled in this area, and left the western landing with strange properties, such as odd time dilations, and extended lifespans for those who live here.  In a lot of ways, this looks so surreal, because its difficult to imagine a world in which the sea is stopped and then there are cliffs, and somehow the sea doesn’t pass beyond them.  Again, we have some towering ice shelves here which get so cold, the water can’t pierce through them, and certainly can’t run higher than them.  Even if the shelves somehow shattered, the water would no doubt freeze in place before it could draw too far.

And with that, we’ll take one last look at this part of the world, showing you the great expanse that the Frozen Abyss covers.  It really is astounding how much untamed wilderness is there.  Perhaps one day, someone will learn how to make it work for them.

That is it for our Inkarnate maps for a while, but as I mentioned in our last map post, we will be heading back to the places we’ve been again, to see what new secrets have been revealed, and what might lie beyond in wait.  Thank you so much for spending your time looking at this cartography.  I hope you enjoyed it!

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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.