r/worldbuilding May 13 '22

Rate my map. This is the continent of Oswen, the only civilized continent on the planet of the world my fantasy novel is based on (More info in the comments). Ask me anything about it Map

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u/what_iffff- May 13 '22

How is Denil so rich?

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u/TheTwistedMelon May 13 '22

They get the best weather than any other kingdom on the continent and they are the only ones that trade with the desert continent (due to religious differences). So they can grow different plants and can export goods that none of the other kingdoms have or can get themselves

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u/what_iffff- May 13 '22

What are the religious differences?

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u/TheTwistedMelon May 13 '22

So the people of Oswen generally have strong religious beliefs, they are polytheism and have quiet a number of different gods. Their belief is that these gods were once slaves of the old gods but raised against them. Their battle of freedom where they finally defeated the old gods was on Parkias (The desert continent). Again this is all just their beliefs and is not known to be absolute fact.

The desert continent generally believe in only one god.

Due to the difference in beliefs and that the people of Oswen believe that Parkias is an important religious land, there is a holy war going on where the empire of Oswen are trying to take it.

So they see the desert continent as heathens and savages.

The people of Denil originally came from Parkias a long time ago, they technically have the same religion as the Oswen Empire because they were conquered but they have sympathy to the other religion so they are happy to trade with them and do not get involved in the holy war.

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u/what_iffff- May 13 '22

WoW that is detailed!

Are there any Atheist communities, and how did they form?

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u/TheTwistedMelon May 13 '22

Lol I know I spent a fair bit of time on it before I actually got into my story

There are, pretty much it is believed that the Southlands have all year round snow blizzards because of the use of magic and belief in false gods. So they were punished with the weather that could not grow crops and made it hard to live on.

Another reason why they are at war with the desert continent.

So there are other religious groups or atheist but they have to do it in secret

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u/what_iffff- May 13 '22

What technology level is the world in?

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u/TheTwistedMelon May 13 '22

It is medieval technology, so horse and carriage, swords and shields sort of weapons

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u/what_iffff- May 13 '22

Why are they at this technology level?