It’s NaNoWriMo prep season and I’m revisiting select World of Ontyre location posts to provide a different perspective. In those posts I gave basic information about certain locations or regions, but this month I’m examining how my work before and during drafting helped them evolve.
This week I’m returning to the Lost Hills, the confusing region of bent river valleys choked with evergreens and smothered with low clouds and drizzle. The region was the backdrop for most of my periphery novel, Torment Surfacing.
Long ago I wrote a history for Carrdia and one less detailed for the continent of Tremjara. From those histories I already knew the following:
• Though not easy to cross, the Lost Hills represented easier east-west passage than the Colossus Range to the north and the Barrier Range to the south.
• For that reason, the Emprensen Empire crossed the hills to invade the Kingdom of Aramon…
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