I wasted yet another perfectly good afternoon devising a couple of more diagrams similar to the ones at the very beginning of the book. Once I get a few more of the kinks in these maps ironed out, they will be inserted into the manuscript as a visual lead-in to the second act, for all the vivacious editing I’ve been doing on the first act is currently nearing completion.
These diagrams represent a top and side view of ₪KLAVERIOS, the home island of a powerful warlock who becomes an important character in Act II. It’s cone-shaped with a lone point of entry on one end of it and a wall on the other. A steep hill in between. A hill that is certainly worth the considerable effort it takes to climb, for in the middle of that wall is a mysterious portal that leads to the Valhalla District. Where the warlock lives. He’s a member of the Society of Wheel Turners, a cybermagickal organization which has one Kent Fairholt on its payroll, among others. So Kent and the warlock go way back. When the next version of the ebook is published, I will leave it up to the aforementioned Mr. Fairholt to explain the Wheel Turners to you in detail.
The portal to the Valhalla District is entirely controlled by the warlock’s pet. He’s a serpent-formed security program named Sweetheart, but he’s a tad bit hard to make out on these maps.