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With the 161st Map of the Week, we move from the continent of sa to the pseudo-continent of na. Here we find the last refuge of the sir outside of Migar, the homeland of the Ganndar light elves (the only remaining light elves upon the jr outside of the Middle Dimension), the surviving Auar stone giants as well as many, many orcs and their ogre henchmen.

We call na a pseudo-continent because it's far removed from modern concepts of what a continent is. One of the modern Icelandic words for "continent" is "heimlfa." However, in the olden days, heimlfa had a much less specific meaning than it does today. There also is no specific definition of the word "continent" today, outside of the field of geology. There, continent definitions are based upon tectonic plates. In common usage, continents usually are considered to be large and discrete land masses. The earlier meaning of heimlfa, on the other hand, meant little more than a collection of known and acknowledged lands. In this loose sense only is na referred to as a continent. The sir defined it as such, and in the current year of 1406 NA upon the jr, most humans of the northwest use the sir definition.

na is not even a continuous or uninterupted heimlfa. The Dreadlands, which the sir considered to be a part of their empire and a part of the continent of sa come between the southern part of na and Karelenland, and the Ice Sea comes between Karelenland and Northland, which became an island after the connecting lands sank. The name sa means little more than "of the sir," where na means that which is removed or on the outside.

In view of the flexible use the sir made of the word heimlfa, it should not be surprising that they changed their minds often on what the borders of sa and na were. In the early days, before the sir entered today's Dreadlands, they viewed the central empire as being sa and the lands of the elves - Northland, Karelenland, the Gold Coast, Orchome West and Auarhome - as being na. When they annexed the New Homeland (today's Dreadlands) they considered it to have become a part of sa. The Gold Coast also became a part of sa in their minds when the sir annexed, and they considered it to have reverted to na after they abandoned it.

Today, na generally is considered to consist of Northland, Karelenland, the Gold Coast, Orchome West and Auarhome.

You can get this map in two versions:

1. The Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 version in FMP format, fully editable (11 MB) from the Jrgar website.

2. As JPG flat map of 3000 Pixels x 2060 Pixels, (2,6 MB), available above.

Both versions are released for personal and commercial use under the Open Game License Version 1.0a, which you can read on the Jrgar website at:

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Next Week: Karelenland - Home of the Ganndar Elves