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    Guild Journeyer Facebook Connected Caenwyr's Avatar
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    Default Ice Flower Island

    Imagine you're looking through your window on a cold winter day. During the night ice flowers have formed on your bedroom window, and you start looking at one, staring at one, until you feel like the ice flower is something more than just a fernshaped bit of frozen water. No longer is it a fast fading random image created by water, but as you keep staring, it transforms into something more durable, permanent as it were. You keep staring, and suddenly you realize you're looking at a massive landscape. Ice fringes become archipelagos reaching for the lands beyond the horizon, ridges become... mountain ridges, capped with snow. Rivers form, carving valleys and working their way to sea.
    And then... civilization. As you stare at the ice flower on your window, you see cities being formed, empires being wrought, battles being fought. And before you know what's happening, these people start their own religion. And what they worship is... you.


    Just by staring, you have become a God.


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    Well, that's maybe a bit over the top, but I certainly felt like "woaw, I could make a map of this!" when I stumbled on this image on this Google+ page by user Владислав Зеньков (Vladislav Zenkov):

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    There's no cities or empires on it, not just yet, but I'd like to share what I have nevertheless. Be sure to let me know what you think!

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    Last edited by Caenwyr; 02-20-2013 at 04:00 PM.
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