Week One

Posted by ioliver on 28 October 2017 in English (English).

Finally a land is all mine!! Mine I tel you, my precious….sorry, too much Tolkein :-) A week or sort of JOSM practice in Midistland: Talamanca out to the coast and many years of pent up world building, conlanging frustrations :-)

Gweriniaeth Gwalia has been started and at least the center of its capital Lleifor has been set out along with a short Wiki article (structure blatantly stolen from Tircambry). Which gets me to my next point which is what is Gwalia?

Well, a Celtic republic with a number of similarities (language being one) with Tircambry, but with a differing model of government, history and quite likely economic development. A kind of Celtic/Welsh reimagiing of Finnish/Nordic modern history….let’s see what happens.

So, next steps…the valleys immediately to the south of Lleifor, to the north will come a particularly nice beachfront, then plans for a larger port in the north east and somewhere in the north the airport…

Location: Верхнеуфтюгское сельское поселение, Krasnoborsky District, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Northwestern Federal District, Russia

Comment from Gubble on 28 October 2017 at 14:45

It is a good start- I like the detail. Unfortunately, the scale of the town so far is completely off- buildings hundreds a metres wide and train platforms 30m wide. Compare it to a real life city and work on the scale. Once this is fixed, it looks like a great start to a city.

Comment from Leowezy on 28 October 2017 at 21:32

Looks very promising! Really impressive for just a week of mapping experience, looking forward to what Gwalia will become in the future :)

Comment from ioliver on 28 October 2017 at 21:44

Yes, the scale is off somewhat…I know, but I now also know there’s a scale comparison tool (thanks Luciano!). :-)

The main point is to get things started. Been a busy day…should have done something else, eg: use vacuum cleaner etc :-)

Comment from zhenkang on 29 October 2017 at 01:52

If you like some Finnish history look a Karolia.

Comment from Pawl on 29 October 2017 at 13:50

Croeso! It should be fun having a second Welsh nation. My original idea for Tircambry was a sort-of Welsh Sweden, but I’m not sure there’s much that’s Swedish in it other than its northern location and the fact that they play lots of ice hockey!

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