‘G’ with Ethaniel:
Ethaniel, the main character in my novel, Fidelyon, has taken it upon himself to introduce you to his world by going through an alphabet of terms and names.
Geography! All right, so that’s a bit lame. I guess I’ll get a little more specific and say the Galatea Mountain Range.
The Galatea Mountains are very important, both to Elentisa and Voland, because they run along our borders, effectively dividing one nation from the other.
There is only one main pass through the Galatea Mountains, towards the south of both our lands. In other places, the mountains are well-nigh impassable. There is a lesser known pass to the far north, but with Sobane Swamp closing up on our side, and the originally named Northern Wastes on the Volandum side not many people care to venture near it. Of course, there are secret passes along both sides of the mountains, crossed by rangers or wolf riders. They’re dangerous, or so I’ve heard – I’ve no desire to explore them, though Drexin hopes to someday.
Secret passes aside, where only small groups can pass, the mountains benefit both lands by providing a stone barrier with only one limited place one nation can invade the other.