1. Yes, departing from HephaestusSimon_Jester wrote:Of course, your idea of "bad weather" is other people's idea of "unfit for human habitation," but then that's rather the point...
E_F, could you do me a favor and spell out for me specific answers to the following questions:
1) Aberforth is departing from Hephaestus, yes?
2) Where is Hephaestus in terms of OTL geography?
3) If Aberforth takes a ship and travels up the St. Lawrence River... what is that river called, in your country?
4) If he takes such a ship, will he pass any major cities or architectural features or monuments of note on his way upriver toward Ohioan territory?
2. Hephaestus is pretty much where Quebec City is IRL.
3. The river is the River Myrddin (assuming the St Lawrence is the river running through Quebec City and Montreal)
4. He'd pass through the city of Ironhold (IRL Montreal), a large city that was once a vassal city-state to Hephaestus and is now a proto-industrial city (lot of ironworks and blacksmiths etc). Just south-west of Hephaestus he'd also pass the Imperial Cemetery high on the banks of the river (basically Orion's version of Arlington, but earlier), which also includes the William the Great Monument (containing his tomb), the first Emperor.
As my history post outlined, there were five main Kingdoms, now Dukedoms. Hephaestus covered Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa and southern Quebec. Rigel was the other side of the river, covering Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Bellatrix was the island of Saint Pierre, Saiph was Newfoundland and Labrador and Fenris was the north-western part on the shores of Hudson Bay.