As prosposed in the http://www.chronicles-network.com/forum/37340-map-creation.html thread, this thread is for discussion of creating imaginary worlds in our writings. The idea, hopefully, is that if we have any questions we can post them in here, and then the many knowledgeable and kind members of chronicles will, at their leisure and under no pressure of any kind, provide answers... or else. (Or else we'll create laughably implausible worlds, most like.) One ground rule, besides the regulars - I think this will work best if this thread is kept for physical/geographical questions, so lets keep them along those lines. We'll see how this one goes, and if we have need for a metaphysical/magical/political/religious etc Q&A thread we can look into it then. Elseways... Have at it!