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Re: The rest of the world
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2017, 07:27:21 pm »

I always associated R'Kassan horses with Arabians which would put AU Saudi Arabia somewhere here but
that doesn't fit well with map overlays being discussed.

It needn't be Saudi Arabia, just anywhere in the Arab world. Morocco/North Africa is just across a very narrow channel of water from Spain, and for that matter there was a lot of Moorish (Islamic) influence in Southern Spain during the Middle Ages, so R'kassi could be analogous to either of those, although I tend to think of Andalon as being more the Spanish counterpart, so maybe R'kassi is more similar to North Africa?
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Re: The rest of the world
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2017, 02:57:49 am »

I always associated R'Kassan horses with Arabians which would put AU Saudi Arabia somewhere here but
that doesn't fit well with map overlays being discussed.

It needn't be Saudi Arabia, just anywhere in the Arab world. Morocco/North Africa is just across a very narrow channel of water from Spain, and for that matter there was a lot of Moorish (Islamic) influence in Southern Spain during the Middle Ages, so R'kassi could be analogous to either of those, although I tend to think of Andalon as being more the Spanish counterpart, so maybe R'kassi is more similar to North Africa?

Andelon does bear an orthographic resemblance to Andalusia.  ;)

And the Moors held the southern part of the Iberian peninsula (modern-day Spain and Portugal) for several centuries.  There are a number of loanwords from Arabic in modern Spanish (and I'd guess also in Portuguese but I've never studied that language).

I always thought of the Forcinn States as being a sort of cultural/ethnic crossroads.  All those principalities seem to be in good locations for trade, which tends to bring people of various cultures together.
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Re: The rest of the world
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2017, 10:51:27 pm »
Question inspired by the map posted by DesertRose:

The Anvil of the Lord is (presumably) desert a la the real world Empty Quarter in Arabia, but what about going north? Is the climate north of Gwynedd more like northumberland or spitzbergen?

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Re: The rest of the world
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2018, 02:17:21 pm »
Question inspired by the map posted by DesertRose:

The Anvil of the Lord is (presumably) desert a la the real world Empty Quarter in Arabia, but what about going north? Is the climate north of Gwynedd more like northumberland or spitzbergen?

thanks again!

I've assumed that immediately north of Gwynedd is equivalent to the north of Scotland/ southern Scandanavia i.e. cold but not arctic.
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