Question About National Boundaries - Bookworm


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    Looking at the map showing the whole Duchy of Ehrenfest and the neighboring duchies also shows us the border. Now, a lot of the internal boundaries are made of what, in a highly technical vocabulary, one might call "squiggly lines", which makes sense — a lot of boundaries would be rivers, forests, etc., and those don't have straight-line boundaries. But then you get the national border... and it's an arc of a circle. Not even a roughed-up arc of a circle — it's a perfectly smooth arc. My question is, what the heck is the other country outside the border? Does it completely encircle the nation, and if so, does that mean that the Duchies that make up the Sovereignty are completely surrounded by a unified and possibly-hostile foreign power? Or is the rest of the world either a massive wilderness of feybeasts and feyplants that not even traveling merchants would brave without cause, and the mana of the Sovereignty is the only thing imposing any kind of human-livable order?


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    To answer your question... There's a barrier that covers all of the Duchy, Maintained by his grace ArchPuke Sylvester the annoying brat, as for what's outside the Barrier, well since Lazy Rozemyne hasn't gone outside the country, we don't know if it's a Hellscape type 1 (Demons and Wild fey beasts) a type 2 (Unicorns, sunshine and Rainbow monkeys) or something else entirely...


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    The answer to this questions won't come to light until Part 5 of the series. However, if you want to know the answer now,


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    Let me just check that spoiler...


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    @TheGrimLich I can't say I have the answer for the gods, since the Chinese translation I'm reading hasn't completely finished translating the last part of the series. However, I can give you a bit of history and sovereignty founding info, which hints at an answer:

    Ah, I'm such a nerd. I actually enjoyed typing all that up. lol. If only I can copy and paste these into the fan wiki page.


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    OK, so...


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    Sorry, my knowledge of history is quite limited. I saw a thread here that was speculating what historical events the author used as inspiration for the book, so you might want to check that out.


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