I think, before I get too far into the storytelling and have others writing stories and we end up with contradictions in geography, we need a MAP of The Vales.
Now, I am NOT the most talented 'Map Maker' out there... so, if someone else wants to make the finalized map, please do volunteer. I do have some resources available that will allow me to do a good job (Civilization V Map Editor), but if someone thinks they can do better... again... I am open to that.
I have enumerated The Vales in a Deviation, so, if you've been paying attention, you know WHAT they are.
Deathvale, of course, would not be on a map... with exception, perhaps, of the volcano it is rumored one must go down to reach it.
Mervale, of course, would appear on the map... as ocean. It is located beneath the waves.
Amazonvale, if course, would appear on this map... as an island, far from the mainland, and shrouded...
This leaves the mainland, upon which is Elvenvale, land of the Elves... and the three Vales of Man:
And then, of course, all around the Vales... is the Wastelands.
When I began sketching all of this out, in my mind, I imagined Shadowvale being in the Northeast area of the continent.
Hopevale is in the middle. Lightvale is in the South.
Elvenvale is in the Northwest, and only a small part of it touches Shadowvale. This is important to know, later.
So, with this image in my mind... I can create a rough map... BUT... I need to place the CITIES of the realm. Now, anyone who has ever read the comics KNOWS how important cities are in the overall scheme of the comic book superhero world, right? What is Superman without Metropolis? Batman without Gotham?
Right now, I have VERY FEW Cities worked out, and one of them only exists because of
This means I could really use your help, and here's where MORE opportunity for COLLABORATION comes into play.
IF you already have a City that you created, on here... and want to place it in The Vales... let me know.
If you have already created a setting, and want to place it in The Vales... so, like, for instance, if
wanted to put a City in Shadowvale called "Torei"...
Also, even if you don't have one, but you have ideas... let me know.
As I said, MirrorKhaos came up with Ravenfell.
As it stands, right now, here is a LIST of the Cities that I have, with my 'notes' on said Cities:
Devianton: Capitol of Hopevale. Main City for most of MY stories in the Vales-Verse. It's on the East Coast of the continent.
is the mayor
is the District Attorney
sit on the City Council (room for three more)
--> :icondaniel-remo-arts:'s OC Alicia Campbell is on the Police Force, and his OC Sara Edwards works for me at the Devianton Mirror - she has a column
is the Editor-in-Chief at the Devianton Mirror, the City's largest newspaper.
works for me, there...
There are many others... obviously... the City is full of characters... including F*A*T*E*S agents and C.L.E.A.V.A.G.E. superheroes and superheroines.
New Justice: About an hour and a half Northeast of Devianton. Nice beaches, but the City is not the Resort city that Holiday Beach is.
Holiday Beach: The 'Malibu Beach' of the Vales... many celebrities live here. Beautiful beaches. Beautiful people.
Mephiston: The Capitol of Shadowvale. LOTS of bad guys live here, but not all of them are villains.
is a good example of this.
Ravenfell: Created by
, this is near the border with Elvenvale (see? Told you that was important, later...)
--> will introduce another whole new 'faction/institution' into the realm - the Railroad...
Virtue: The Capitol of Lightvale. A shimmering City on a Hill.
Oclagend: A farming community in Lightvale that has many secrets, as it's a place where certain heroes have retired.
Iqrivilia: The ONLY City I have designed for Elvenvale... Iqrivilia is located at a river delta. The architecture in Elvenvale is similar to human architecture, but different, in ways, too. I am not even sure if this should be the Capitol of Elvenvale.
OK - so, as you can see - I have only 8 Cities in all the Vales.
Even dealing ONLY with Elvenvale, and the three Vales of Man, that's very few.
Only ONE in Elvenvale... and two in Shadowvale... and two in Lightvale...
So... there's plenty of room.
Who is willing to help?
Oh, and while
designed a hell of an AWESOME logo for F*A*T*E*S...
I could use some talented artist to design their new uniforms...