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This is how I picture the Two Rivers


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That's eerily how I imagined it, Roxinos! I want to live there :mellow:

 

Goldstar, I'm pretty sure there's a rivulet coming down from the middle top. Or is that the Quarry Road?

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That lovely picture makes me realize that I have always envisioned the Two Rivers from a southern viewpoint, looking northward. It's so weird to see the mountains on the right!

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I always imagined the weather to be worse. Probably because the first Rand-scene in the books features such bad weather.

Silly, huh? But when I think of the Two Rivers I remember that scene.

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That lovely picture makes me realize that I have always envisioned the Two Rivers from a southern viewpoint, looking northward. It's so weird to see the mountains on the right!

I feel exactly the same way!

 

It's a great picture though.

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Where is that?

 

'Tis a picture of Grindelwald, Switzerland.

 

As Thorgan said, it is 1,034 meters above sea level.

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That looks awesomely epic! Though in my opinion, clear away all the houses and we have Rand at the top of the Dragonmount in Veins of Gold.

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Hmm... this picture made me realize that I always mentally edit out the 'Mountains' part of 'Mountains of Mist'.... ;) but really, in my mind, there are just some foggy hills to the west. lol.

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Not at all how I envision them.

 

The mountains are on the horizon, for a start; sandy hills precede them.

 

Far less densely populated.

 

The area is entirely wooded, with the exception of the three villages and farms in the occasional clearings interspersed throughout the woods.

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The area is entirely wooded, with the exception of the three villages and farms in the occasional clearings interspersed throughout the woods.

 

Actually I believe the woods only go along the western edge of the two rivers. It's basically open farmland and pastures to the east until you get into the swamps.

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Not at all how I envision them.

 

The mountains are on the horizon, for a start; sandy hills precede them.

 

Far less densely populated.

 

The area is entirely wooded, with the exception of the three villages and farms in the occasional clearings interspersed throughout the woods.

 

Pretty much how I see it too. And I see it as being more...UKish.

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Yeah, the mountains are too close. The Mountains of Mist are far enough away that most people in the Two Rivers have never been there.

 

Great pic, though.

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I've tended to picture it as looking a little similar to Newfoundland. I tried to google a few images to illustrate what I mean, but all I got were dogs. Labrador was even worse for it.

 

Anyhow: I basically see the Two Rivers as a taiga, and specifically a boreal forest. The boggy land to the east of the Two Rivers, the hilly nature of the place indicating potential glacial drumlins, the description of the soil as poor, the plant descriptions, the wildlife descriptions, etc. They all pretty much indicate taiga.

 

I wouldn't be too surprised to see something like this just upstream from Taren Ferry:

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If you were to stand a few hundred meters over top of Emond's Fields and look west, I imagine that you'd see something like this:

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Methinks you took my effort to share something I found beautiful in the context of tWoT a bit too seriously. :-p

 

Haha. Oh well.

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Just so .. The Piedmont area of west/central Virgina, North and South Carolina is how I've always envisioned "The Mountains of Mist" .. not so tall as to create a Rain Shadow behind them but sufficiently rugged to make crossing difficult, (near impassable unless a gap or pass was found) as the Appalachian Range was until the mid 1700's. The Piedmont area also yields some fine tobacco.

 

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Swampy areas and Bogs abound there too, from the confluence of streams and rivers. Mining is a half billion dollar industry in NC with high quality gemstones commonplace.

"Precious stones, or gems, such as ruby, sapphire, aquamarine, and emerald can be found in North Carolina. North Carolina also has the great honor of producing the largest and highest quality emeralds in North America. In Western NC people find the follwoing: agate, amazonite, amethyst, aquamarine, beryl, diamond (rare), garnet, jasper, moonstone, opal, peridot, ruby, sapphire, smoky quartz, topaz, tourmaline, and quartz. In fact, the largest star sapphire in the world was also found in Western NC"

 

 

This of course was all common knowledge to Jordan.

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