Geography (in outline).
The world my CJ describe is very similar to our: boundless oceans, huge mountains, plains stretching for thousands of kilometers, rivers, deserts, forests, jungles – everything that can be seen in our world can be seen there as well.
As you can see from the map, the world is divided into some huge regions. On the far north of big continent which has no name yet lies Syberia – a vast unexplored land covered with pine forests. It is separated from the rest of the continent by the Miroan, the Altayan, the Haloan and the Sistorian mountain ranges on the south, the Hoa-Hay Mountains on the west and by the Ohotsk Sea on the east. Lands lying on the west from Syberia called Korea, and land lying on the East across Ohotsk Sea – Russ. In the center of unnamed continent there are huge steppe plains called Great Plains. To the west of it lies another large mountain range – The Chinese Range, which separate china and great plains. On the east the Great Plains borders Ecumene and on the south it borders Vietnam. On the very south of continent lies the Moro desert and further south lies Maly land, separated from the continent by the Hyoloppanga Strait. On the East of Ecumene there is a big island called Samary Island, and further – India which is rather continent then island. On the south of it both lies Osmania Island and a series of islands which goes to the further south of it.
And on the other hemisphere lie Antida and Gnomilica - the newly discovered and actively investigated lands.
Short on politics.
Here is the map of Ecumene, the main center of civilization at the moment.
Territory denoted by green boards is Viselgorth Empire – the most powerful nation all over the world. It stretches for thousands miles, from the Sistorian Mountains to the Maragor Sea, from Russ to Vietnam and unites a multitude of nations inhabiting this region. Its green banners proudly hover over fortresses scattered across empire, its great people build magnificent libraries and palaces, its valiant warriors easily smash anyone who dared to encroach upon the wealth of the empire.
Blue border denotes the Kingdom of Orlean – another powerful state which is also claming to be a leader in the region.
Light brown color is a color of the Maragorian Union of Cities. This State formation is one of the oldest in Ecumene. It is a kind of confederation of city-states scattered along the shores of the Maragor Sea and other seas of the region.
A land lying between the Maragor Sea and the Varibian Sea is Samary Island. It is the cradle of civilization, the most ancient cities and states are located here.
Territories denoted by pink and red boards are called Russ. This territory is occupied by fragmented Slavic states the largest of which is Litovia.
A territory lying to the west of Viselgorth Empire is called Okkuria. This area is covered by steppes and occupied by underdeveloped states with predominantly agrarian economies.
Vietnam and Laos signed with grey lines are very old countries with a rich history. But now it’s barbarian area covered by jungles and with smoke of the incessant wars.
Some of this states and territories will be described more detailed in the future, but for now I hope that you have got some idea about what the world is like.
Any comments on grammar or lexis are welcome.