The Kingdom of Arduin:



Arduin is a small country located on the continent of Khaora (the third continent). It is totally landlocked, and is generally shaped like a catcher’s mitt with an extra large thumb sticking up to the northeast. It is roughly 275 miles wide at its widest point on the east to west axis, and some 250 north to south, not counting the “thumb”.

The north borders on the countries of Falohyr, Khorsar, and a small part of Morvaen. Along those borders rise the Grey Mountains (to 16,000 feet), the Thunder Mountains (to 22,500 feet), and the Prismatic Mountains (to 13,850 feet).

Arduin is a small country located on the continent of Khaora (the third continent). It is totally landlocked, and is generally shaped like a catcher’s mitt with an extra large thumb sticking up to the northeast. It is roughly 275 miles wide at its widest point on the east to west axis, and some 250 north to south, not counting the “thumb”.

The north borders on the countries of Falohyr, Khorsar, and a small part of Morvaen. Along those borders rise the Grey Mountains (to 16,000 feet), the Thunder Mountains (to 22,500 feet), and the Prismatic Mountains (to 13,850 feet).

The soil is very rich, and almost all exposed rock is of igneous (volcanic) type. This soil layer is generally 60 to 100 feet deep in most areas, and of a dark, moist, and aromatic consistency. Also within the borders of Arduin are hundreds of hills ranging from less than 100 feet high to 1,000 feet or more. There are also dozens of small mountains in the 2,000 to 8,000 foot range sprinkled, seemingly haphazardly, about the landscape.

The countryside is heavily forested with oak, redwood, cedar, willow, ash, yew, and elm trees. Furthermore, there are also fairly large stands of walnut, cherry, apple, and other types of fruit trees. Most of these types, however, are in cultivated orchards near settlements. In those areas that are not forest, hills, or mountains, there are rolling plains of 4 to 8 foot high pampas grass. Wildflowers, berries of all kinds, clover, wild rice, cattails, and every other kind of plant imaginable can be found, usually in abundance, throughout Arduin.
Finally, there are seven major swamps and bogs, one salt flat, six major and at least a dozen minor lakes, and one huge “Grand Canyon” like crack in the ground!

The map shown here is a quick snippit for your own use and general overview.  A much more detailed map is available: read on: The more detailed map is a large 2 foot by 3 foot, four color poster map of Arduin available at Emperors Choice Games & Miniatures Corp. It comes complete with legend and scale, and displays the civilized areas of the country (roads, cities, towns, villages, etc.), as well as all the major geographical features (forests, mountains, swamps, rivers, inland seas, etc.). I t also shows the locations of Arduin’s most famous, and infamous, areas of mystery. It is printed on parchment, reminiscent of the original Arduin Grimoires.  The printed map is meticulously detailed from the original created by David A. Hargrave! A true masterpiece from the original to the commercial version!

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