The Families: The Brothers

The Families: The Brothers

When the first found the world it was filled with the remnants of a darkness they hunted across the heavens. Needing to continue the hunt for their eternal foe they created those that would become the gods of this world.

First came the eldest ones, who would be tasked with fixing the world. Being unable to fix the world with the darkness inhabiting it the Second would be created. These would never meet the First as they would depart shortly after their creation. After the Second helped the elders combat the darkness they required a use for the now “fixed” world. Thus the Youngest were created by the Second. The Young would cultivate the world and make it grow. When the world was fresh the mortal races appeared and the gods became confused. Thus the gods formed “families” and the fights broke out. 
One of these families was a set of siblings.

Denaldrean, (The Stubborn Defender) the strongest of the Eldest. He was made to protect the other elders as they tried to fix the world. It is said without him the elders would have failed in the beginning.

Mittenen, (The keeper of Secrets and Lies) a member of the Second who was lost to the darkness at creation and came back with the secrets to its destruction. He would teach the gift of Light.

Deunga, (The seeker of Knowledge) at first the weakest of the young, was said to have his brother Mittenen attempt to corrupt him with the secrets of the shadows. He failed and Deunga created magic through harnessing the powers of light and dark. Thus he became the strongest of the young.

Many alliances and families fell and broke apart, though, the brothers always remained.

When the mortal races appeared the brothers helped the races in different ways. Denaldrean helped them build their cities strong and taught them how to protect themselves. Deunga gave them a thirst for knowledge and found some had an affinity for magic which he helped refine. Mittenen meanwhile found himself collecting the souls of the dead, though, he never explained why. This brought great dismay to the other gods who were weary of he that was raised in darkness. Denaldrean and Deunga were a big reason no gods acted upon their hatred. 

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Map Update! Lyragon!

I did a thing.

What kind of thing?

Well, I’ve been experimenting with a way to do my maps as to keep a more … “Base Image” and allow for simplistic editing.

It’s actually more of a primitive form of computer editing software in which I just make layers of the map on different sheets of tracing paper and add what I want to see to each layer so that I can remove and add as I please.

Wait… did I just explain it all in that sentence?

Damn, well I guess it’s better than me drawing it out. (Pun intended.)

So anyway, I’ll leave you with some images that I just recently got scanned in. The tracing paper doesn’t scan well as you add more layers, so I reduced it to a maximum of two layers on at the same time.

The first image is of just my base image. The land of Lyragon.

Map1 - Lyragon

On this version you can see basic Mountains, Rivers, Forests, and (The dotted line) borders for the provinces of Lyragon and countries that border it.

Map2 - Lyragon

This adds in the different states within the provinces, as well as the capital cities.

Map3 - Lyragon

And here we have the names of the provinces and different countries about. As you can see it blurs the lower portions of the map as you get more sheets on top.
Either way I’m happy to now have these images digitally!

Also happy to be able to share them with you!

Cheers,

Aaron