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Maps: The place where it happens

Time for stop 3 on our tour of the authorial wiki, maps! Today we’re going to look at two sets of maps, one for Albion as a whole, and one for Trellech, the main magical city. My maps are by Michael MB, who did a fantastic job taking my sketches and making them usefully informative.

A map of Albion. It looks much like a map of Great Britain, with an additional island in Cardigan Bay to the west, and the Isles of Scilly enlarged off the west tip of Cornwall. Subtle dots indicate a number of major cities and other locations.
Albion

The maps

Right now, there are two maps. One of the great tools in WorldAnvil is that I can put markers on the map that link to a page about that place. This may appear in a sidebar, or it may appear below the map, depending on what sort of device you’re using.

The locations of the markers are somewhat approximate, but should give you a general idea where things are located, what’s close by, and what’s further away.

Albion

A map of Albion. It looks much like a map of Great Britain, with an additional island in Cardigan Bay to the west, and the Isles of Scilly enlarged off the west tip of Cornwall. Subtle dots indicate a number of major cities and other locations.
Albion

Albion is basically Great Britain, which is to say, England, Wales, and Scotland. (Ireland is doing its own thing.) There are, however, things on the map of Albion that aren’t on our maps of Great Britain.

Most notably that island in Cardigan Bay, off the west coast of Wales. See the point of land sticking out at the bottom left? That’s Cornwall. Go up to the next bit sticking out to the west, that’s the bottom of Cardigan Bay. Schola – that island – is just above it.

The map also has a few subtle dots that indicate some locations (mostly cities) to help me locate places more easily. (And of course, some of those locations also are where specific stories take place.)

Explore the map of Albion. It includes markers for:

  • Trellech
  • The Five Schools
  • London
  • Ytene and Veritas (the two landed estates where multiple books take place)
  • And a few other spots of particular interest.

Trellech

A map of Trellech, the main magical city of Albion. The centre of the city has high status housing near the centre at the north, crafting buildings to the east, the Ministry quarter to the south, and Club row to the southwest. The north and west sides are surrounded by residential buildings, while the east and south are fields and farmland.
Trellech

Trellech presents a very different map challenge. While the magical Trellech is based on a real place (read about the history of Trellech), the current layout looks very little like the early medieaval layout other than the locations of some roads.

Explore the map of Trellech here. It includes:

Celia Lake spends her days as a librarian in the Boston (MA) metro area, and her nights and weekends at home happily writing, reading, and researching for her books about magical Albion. Born and raised in Massachusetts to British parents, she naturally embraced British spelling, classic mysteries, and the Oxford comma before she learned there were any other options.