As part of Day 5, I gave Rkespiwa the vibrant, landscape diversity based on my years of experimentation of Photoshop. As for the names of the continents and large islands, I am unsure whether they should be exonyms, or if they are just substitute names for the original names by the indigenous populations.
- Kzezersokl: there are a lot of hills in this large continent, which means “great hills.” It also has three mountain ranges that create enough rainshadows to create a desert. As Trevena mentioned, I would need to make sure that the transitions between landscapes make sense. In the case of mountains, they would choke rainfall to certain parts.
- Ridithep: named since the beam-of-light arrives last at it, giving it the oxymoronic name “shadow light.” There is a small sand desert on the north, while the westernmost parts have snow deserts that meet it. While the rest of the island is barren, the northeastern islands have lush jungles.
- Azeda: meaning “dry,” one of the last archipelagos visited by the Mesvris Empire. It is a barren land that borders on the winter-fringes. As expected, it is not of particular interest to the Mesvris, but its northern ports are used as intermediaries between Rkespiwa Island and Ridithep Island.
- Wawolosris: meaning “life-plants,” named for its abundance of tropical plants that are grown through slash-and-burn techniques.
- Kzoswaosiwa: true to its name “far green home,” it is the only set of islands that is abundant in tropical trees.
- Rkespiwa: This is the homeland of the Mesvris Empire, for it is from there that their empire expanded to much of the world.
- Trevena, Angelina. “30 Days Of Worldbuilding: An Author’s Step-By-Step Guide To Building.” Angelina Trevena. 2019.