Context wise: I’m coming into Empire next year with my partner having already attended a few events this year.
One issue I’m running into, continually, is that I’m struggling with trying to conceptualize where everything is in relation to everything, beyond where my character is from.
This would be fine, but after reading the Summer Solstice Winds of War, I’ve found myself completely turned around and struggling to try to envision how people got places. (Beyond ‘the wizards did it’)
So, some questions:
What are the Spice Gardens and why are they important?
If given the knowledge of ‘Redoubt is the coastal bordering ‘county’ of Urizen and Spiral is something like a landlocked puddle of madness in the middle of Urizen,’ where do other Nations/notable locations sit in relation to that?
If I’ve a character concept that’s travelled on the basis of avoiding trods/seriously active military zones, what major roads are present within the Empire which are commonly used?
(As the character is slotting into a coastal Spire, I’ve no doubt on the use of boats to get places, but with the latest dose of Winds of War, I’m now questioning the viability of ocean travel.)
I have looked at the map, but I’m still not certain of actual locationing…
Thank you in advance