There are many places that this adventure through Akiniwazi will take us. Not all at once, mind you. To help you out with learning the names and places, here is a selection of important points, and maybe… a map to come? The setting is dominated by the large lakes and water features, so it makes sense to talk about them first.
Lake Ogimaque: Largest, coldest, deepest lake
Lake Ogimaque is the largest, deepest lake in Akiniwazi. Even the fastest steamknarr takes over 3 days to cross her from end to end. Her shores are rocky and foreboding or a mixture of ice, snow, rock, and sand in all seasons. She is not the farthest north of all the lakes, but she is the coldest. Her size and power keep her from completely freezing over, making her treacherous in all seasons.
It is said that the demon Ogimaa Nichiiwad, the Storm King’s wife, Ogimaak Mikwam, the Ice Queen, rules the lake and therefore it takes her title and her personality. It is cold, violently tempered and never gives up what she takes. She is vastly wealthy in food and mineral riches as well as fishing and hunting grounds. It is rumored that she has an Iron throne for her feet and a Copper and Gold crown for her head with a staff of Amethyst, to match her Southern and Northern shores and Western reaches. Rare ores and minerals also surround her in pockets making her a constant attraction to those who would take her bounty. It is said the water demons are very powerful here, and have been known to even radiate up and down the rivers that feed her, so that no one who can see her shores is safe.
– Prominent Features:
Brestoeyane [BRES-toy-yah-NEH] (Shattered Archipelago)
Bjorntakoeyane ([bee-ORN-tahk-OY-yehn] [Bear Scruff Archipelago)
Dagenhalvoya [dah-GAN-hahl-VOY-ah] (Daybreak Peninsua)
Hilfbjarghalvoya [HILF-bee-arg hahl-VOH-ya] (Shelter Cliff Peninsula)
Ogimaak Mikwam Island [oh-GEE-mak MIK-wahm] (Island of the Ice Queen)
Skjultvagr [SHOOLT-vah-gur] (Hidden Bay)
– Important Towns and Cities:
Tungloddr [TUNG-loh-dur] (Moon Point)
Dagenstad [DAH-gehn-stahd] (Daybreak City)