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    Post [Region 1][Map 17][Island 1] Gatini Island

    I have been looking at the CWBP map lately filling in some of the maps we have all been making and have seen a few holes so I thought Id plug one. Theres a very small island set out in the middle of the ocean in Tile 17 so I dug out the height map and got these little ones.

    This first one is Gatini Island. It lies about 150 miles off of the Phoenix Hold to the East in what is yet an unnamed sea - anyone care to name it ?

    Theres some even smaller ones too so ill probably use the same script to generate them.

    These islands are not really habitable to any social degree because they are so small. There is not enough food to keep a large society. However they might make an excellent vacation / study spot for someone with magical capability and can teleport or otherwise reach this remote part of the map. The island is probably about 10 miles across so could have a few shipwrecked souls living out their existence on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    I could use a place like this...to live on
    It'd be hell on pizza delivery guys though

    @RedRobes - You ID'd the islands, why not go ahead and name the sea?
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    Well potentially its a very big bit of sea. It could be the Sea of Ansium tho but I think we should have a better name. I'll think on it but if anyone wants to suggest...
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    I'm partial to the Sea of Cheese!
    The Gulf of Bad Puns?
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    The name Ansium gives me a Latin (Roman) vibe.

    Ansic Ocean?
    Ansine Ocean?
    Mare Ansii?

    From what little I have read on the CWBP, Ansium is the entire region surrounding the sea? In that case, maybe a contraction of intra (inside) and ansium (or ansic, or ansine) to make it Mare Intransium, Intransic Ocean, or Intransine Ocean?

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    Looks like I found my next holiday destination
    Nice map!
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    Thanks guys. For Steel we could call it Domino's Nightmare and moving along the crust to the Sea of Cheese does sound excellent and most tempting but I already live close enough to Cheddar. I like the Ansine Ocean but I think its a bit too... bold for our small patch. Shall we call it the Gulf of Ansine in the same way that the Gulf of Mexico is attached to the Atlantic but in a kind of enclosed cirque of bits of land and islands.

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    Ah. So it's smaller than I thought.

    I think of Ansine as being the adjective form of Ansium, so I think it should be either The Ansine Gulf or The Gulf of Ansium - like I would call The Gulf of Mexico: The Mexican Gulf.

    Maybe The Ansian Gulf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by su_liam View Post
    The Gulf of Bad Puns?
    That would read "Punishment Gulf" or "Sea of Punishment" on most maps.

    Also, how a body of water is named is based largely on the cartographer's culture and communication with other mapping cultures. The same features are very likely to have different names on different maps (see Chinese vs. early European maps).

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