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Populating multiple books would require a greater variety of settings, and overcrowding any single area of the map would feel unrealistic and limiting. There is also a similarity in the different types of habitats, like the deserts, grasslands, and forests.
In addition, beyond the Handarak dessert it may by other civilazations with humans, dwarfs or even, forgotten dragons. To the east is wasteland, beyond the Hadarac Desert, and finally inhabitable country. I would think that the Inheritance cycle took place in northeastern Africa.
I’m doing an assignment for class about Eragon.
How to Map Your Fantasy World
Often in fantasy novels topographical features hold significance—dwarves live in mountains, elves live in forests—and if you plan to stick to such staples of the genre, they can help dictate the landscape of your map. The journey itself might become a plot point. But what is your support for this?
Beyond that, if brainstorming unique elements proves difficult, Paolini recommends turning to nature for points of reference. I want to believe that Alagaesia is south of middle earth, separated by an ocean above Du Wendelvarden.
From there, the two groups evolved separately. Where exactly does Eragon take place? But over time, alagaesa realized the proportions were too confining. In writing his novels, Paolini took a great many ideas from established fantasy authors such as Tolkien. I’m afraid pure speculation is not what we are looking for here. What if something were to happen there?
How to Map Your Fantasy World |
Those different habitats are also similarly placed. I would also venture to say that Alagaesia and Middle Earth exist in the same world. Paolini realized he needed one about a third of the way through writing Eragonthe first novel in his series. However, if there are any extremely careful readers, they might know. As for the mountain ranges, he may have moved the Atlas mountains farther south for the Spine, and moved the Ahaggar mountains south for the Beor mountains.
The sheer size of them like Australia, for instancebecomes so large that ‘island’ simply doesn’t fit in common English usage, and continent has to be used instead.
We know that this doesn’t count as Alagaesia, and that it’s inhabitable, because in the final book Eragon and Saphira fulfil the prophecy made by Angela in the first book and “leave Alagaesia for ever” to settle down in these unexplored lands far to the east. The author, Christopher Paolini, also may have derived some of the names from the countries and cities, like the name of the continent, Alagaesia, and the name of of one of the countries, Algeria.
Follow him on Twitter tjmoss Thank you for your interest in this question. I can’t imagine whats beyond the sea west of Alagaesia but it might be some islands like the Canarians somewhere over there.
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To the west is as usual in fantasy novels an unexplored ocean, possibly with other land on the far side. I am convinced that Alalia is somewhere south of Alagaesia with an ocean between them. But for fantasy tales that involve numerous locations, extensive travel or concurrent events, a map can be a useful organizational device.
Alagaesia was most likely a continent apagaesia logic. Hengyuan Zhang 1 For stories that take place on a smaller scale, a map may not be necessary. Most of this is purely speculation. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It’s a continent, bounded by ocean on the west and more land on the east, much like Europe. And he found, as Tolkien did, that implementing such a visual at the right point in the writing process can both influence and add to a narrative.
Eragon and Saphira fulfil the prophecy made by Angela in the first book and “leave Alagaesia for ever” to settle down in alagaaesia unexplored lands far to the east. I know that this implies that Alagaesia was an unexplored continent, but it could also imply that it was an unexplored island.
A great many fantasy novels employ these tropes, and it all goes back to Tolkien Up until that point, the majority of the plot had taken place in a small town, where he could easily keep things straight in his mind. At its most basic, a map is an artistic accompaniment to a book. Msp I guess, but as long as you and other readers understand alagaeisa question, I don’t get why that matters.
Alagaesia is a continent Alagaesia continues eastwards beyond the border of the map The author hasn’t drawn anything beyond the wastelands. This question came from our site for linguists, etymologists, aagaesia serious English language enthusiasts. Would these plains make rich farmland? Much like LOTR, the elves traveled across the sea to the west. Is Alagaesia an island? I also agree with Richard.
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Richard has so much rep he’s just handing it out now: You must be logged in to post a comment.