Thursday, March 31, 2011
Starting from the south is a dormant volcano with a crater lake (earthquakes?). North of that I imagined as savannah-like flat land (not too worried about geographic realism here). Then some geysers and hot springs. Then the land rises again. there is a mysterious megalith which may be the remnant of an island hopping empire and may point to other megaliths.
The second island is terraced. The top holds the now empty home of a Teratomest, a combiner of beasts. When he died/disappeared/was kidnapped his loyal assistant decided to build an ark to shuttle the captive animals to freedom on some distant mainland. And when the ark was launched . . . it wrecked on the shore of the island next door. The poor assistant now lives as a shy hermit on that bigger island.