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The Lost Kingdoms of Deviantia by FieldsOfFire The Lost Kingdoms of Deviantia by FieldsOfFire
" word, Professor! Could this be the lost map of Deviantia, the mystical empire of antiquity?"

"Hmm, yes...By God, I've been waiting 47 years for this day. I can feel in my bones that this is the map. And there's even a scroll detailing its geography! What luck! I shall read it aloud..."


The centremost kingdom is the glorious Admin Island, where the kings and queens of other kingdoms congregate. Here dwells His Majesty Good King Spyed The First, Her Eminence Prime Minister Chix0r, and Captain of the Royal Army Realitysquared. Off the northwestern shore of Admin Island, nestled in the Golden Sea, lie the islands of Popularis, Dee Dee (believed to be named after some form of Acronym), Senioria, and Awardia. With the exception of Popularis, the inhabitants of Admin Island take direct control of governing these islands, deciding who shall leave and who shall be allowed entry.
Northeast of Admin Island is the Island of Larcenia, controlled by the brigands of rogues of Art Pirate Bay, and the simple-minded Tracelings of the mountain region. They are forever at war with Admin Island. The Adminers do have an ally in this region; The emotes, as well as their larger cousins the plzs of Cityplz, two strange tribes which can seem to take on any number of shapes, but are often limited to doing one action repeatedly. The military leaders on this island include :iconkillitwithfire:,:iconkillthatwithfire:, and :iconklinkplz:
South of these islands lies the Forum Archipelago, east of the Sea of Yakk. The Island of Complaints is the largest in the archipelago, and its inhabitants are savages of a most rowdy and raucous sort, an attitude that many believe has infected many of the other islands irrevocably by this point. Yet the archipelago retains the residence of several scholars of note, and continues to hold its title of being the best place in Deviantia to carry on intellgent conversations. Unlike the rest of Deviantia, which uses Pageviews as a general currency, the Forumese prefer to trade in Postcounts.
On the west side of the Sea of Yakk lie the cold mountains of Chatland in the south, home to a number of hardy inhabitants but paling in that regard to the Archipelago, or the Fields of News to the North. Many trading villages exist in the Fields, including the ancient city of Faq, a recommended stop for any first-time visitor to Deviantia. The Fields also host many lovely fairs and festivals, known by such names as "contests", "features", and "promotions." It also attracts Article traders from the Bay of Rants. To the North lies Merchants' Town, where the elite of Deviantia meet to buy and sell prints and comissions. West of the Fields lies the kingdom of Journalia, similar in governance to the Fields, but with a more democratic ideology that allows any person who wants to to promote or exhibit their wares, but does not guarantee that they'll be heard.
North of Journalia lies the Cameran Empire, whose denizens, the Photographers, are a strange people who spend most of their dies furtively stalking the landscape with strange devices known as "cameras" in hand, which can capture the image of anything they are pointed at. The dukedoms of Glamoura and Naturalia attract many visitors, and seem to have the blessing of Admin Island, but the more arcane areas of Fetishland and Mt. Macabre are not for the faint of heart.
Northeast of the Cameran empire lies the High Pageview Alliance, a group of many small kingdoms whose rulers have earned enough pageviews to not be subjected to the whims of Admin Island any longer. It is believed that one million is the minimal requirement for entry, but only those with four million or more can hope to become a major power on the continent. The ocean to the west is stupid and silly and I don't like talking about it, except to note that the vessel Search Function, the fastest in all Deviantia, patrols its waters often.
The Furry Forest, to the east, hosts millions of residents, but can be quite alarming to outsiders. The areas on the coast are fairly liberalized, professing their mere "fondness" for "funny animals", but residents of the deeper forest are religious fundamentalists who worship the "Lord of the Universe", a god called Yiff. The Book of Yiff is an ancient and arcane text, whose darker portions I will not utter here.
The city of Sonictown, ruled by hedghogs, is an important trading post between the Furries and the Great Anime Plains, another land that has its own unusual customs. Many of them pay tribute at the majestic Temple of Yaoi, to twin deities known as Seme and Uke. But much like the Furry Forest, many of these people profess no faith in Seme and Uke, but may in fact pay tribute to the mythical land where those gods came from, "Japan", by dressing in an odd way, eating unusual foods, and randomly inserting words such as "baka", and "desu" into everyday conversations. Still other denizens claim that they have journeyed to the plains to take part in a ceremony called "fan service."
Slightly less well-known is the Cartoon Coast, whose inhabitants profess to prefer "Western" cartoons, although what they are "west" of remains to be seen. Their religion, as opposed to distant gods, they emulate "enlightened individuals" who have been elevated to a "higher plane" of cartoondom. Depending on the region, the most admired enlightened one may be Walt Disney, Chuck Jones, Stan Lee, Jhonen Vazquez, or Butch Hartman. East of the mountains, and farther off the map, lies the land of Nogenre, whose inhabitants largely consist of refugees from the Anime Plains or the Furry Forest, who felt that their art could no longer simply fit under such restrictive conditions. They apply no such words to their art aside from minimal words such as "traditional", "digital", or "fantasy."
Across the Sea of St. Fella lie several unusual kingdoms, unusual in the fact that their creative energies are devoted to words, not picture. The least populated is the Literature Desert. But enough about that. The Poetry Forest can be a beautiful and airy place in certain places, but gets progressively darker and gloomier the closest it gets to the city of Emopolis, described as a "twisted hell of doubt and pain shrouded in an unceasing cloud of darkness." South of that city is Angstlund, where volcanoes and lightning strikes are known to occur at any moment. The daily conversation here ranges from politics to the foolish acts of another citizen, but is always angry and vitriolic.
The last scrap of land in Deviantia is one scantly mentioned among its citizens, for fear they shall become whisked away to it and trapped on its grey shores. It is the Island of LolB&, and few who travel there ever return. The lords of Admin Island are rumored to hold a mystical weapon called the Banhammer, which can send any Deviantian to LolB&, whatever they may be doing at the time. Rumors of this weapon's increasing power remain unconfirmed."

"My goodness!" Said the young aide. "Deviantia seems like a frightful place! I'm certainly glad I never lived there."

EDIT Well, what do you know? Second place!
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KuletXCore Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
:kiwf:Rabbit hole :iconkillthatwithfire:
MasterPerryMartin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Christ, you could make a MMORPG using this. That'd be pretty cool, actually.
TheRedzWorld Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Artist
I'd live here
methowwolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! :iconklinkplz: is a military leader? How about :iconhoganplz:?

Wow, this is a great map! I love it!

Apparently, I live in the mountains near Furry Forest.
KaterinaTheStorm Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
So according to this, i am a middle class citizen of Anime plains who has a summer house in the Poetry forest. I visit Camera often and have a deep fear of crossing the Perv straits. I am a deep worshiper of Hetalia yaoi, a side branch of the original Yaoi religion but have yet to make the important pilgrimage to the Grand Temple of Yaoi. I traval a lot in the hopes of seeing as much art as Divantia has to offer. (Dang I wish i lived here!)
minorityme Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very creative and i love your little story :3
MoonlightWillow6 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011   Writer
This was hilarious! Lol.... Yaoi temple... XD
Shootingstar37654 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This cracked me up! Yaoi temple, genius!
ViscountDevil Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
That is so very creative! Pure :heart:!!!
her-nightmare Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Aw Yaoi temple...but no yuri o_o so sad.... but awesome and congrats on 2nd.
EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student Writer
Ingenious. Simply ingenious. My grin gets wider with each sentence I read.
fiction-freak Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
I adore your historical and geographical scroll. I has laughing hysterically the entire time :clap:
CrAZy-OvER-AnImE Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wierdrocks Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
What'd you mean enough about that?!?!!!
daitoshi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Student General Artist
All glory to the yaoi gods!~ Now all we have to do is find some hot guys to sacrifice to them.
Does the temple have any ravenous, mythical beasts by any chance? Some Emotragons?
griffin-riku Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess I have to categorize myself as a nomad in Deviantia. I sometimes find myself in different places at different intervals.
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. Congrats on placing second. I giggled when I saw the Desu Bay and Yaoi Temple. :lol:
Joshi38 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on second place, I really love this piece.
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Congratulations on winning the second place :clap:
anveshdunna Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Student General Artist
congrats :clap:
cleanghost Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Yaoi temple.....
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
this is one of the most creative things I've ever seen here!!!!:wow::wow:
I wish you the best luck it the contest!!!!!:la::la::la:
tigercub684 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, so awesome :D

It's sad about the Literature part, but so true. :( Luckily there's an option to tack on an illustration which can be used as bait to bring in a larger audience. XD

While it's not perfect, and i can think of some things which are missing (ie, i think Fanartia should be made a place. At least a good 40% of art here is fan art, right? (mind you that's just a guess))
But it's a really fantastic effort and i think its too awesome for words. Amazing job :D
Debit Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Chief of Staff asks you the following questions:

0. Deviantia: What is its land-area? In which climate zone does it belong to? What is its population? Furthermore, its ethnic/religious segments?

1. Where are supply depots located within and nearby Deviantia?

2. Known air-defense formations deployed within and around Deviantia, ranging from small-caliber anti-aircraft guns to sophisticated surface-to-air missiles?

3. Known deployments of ground formations within a short reach to Deviantia, ranging from air-mobile paratroopers to road-heavy mechanized troops?

4. Known saboteurs, guerillas, and miscellaneous irregulars within the reach of Deviantia?

5. Key electrical power plants within Deviantia to be targeted?

Etc., etc. .... ???
FieldsOfFire Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
You've got it all wrong, sir. I'm plotting no invasion. I merely wish to study this mysterious artifact.
methowwolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If there's an invasion, we're all dead if :iconklinkplz: is in charge.
FieldsOfFire Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Oh, dear. Given the amount of people who have told me they can't find a place on the map they call home, I may have to do some editing.
Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Hmm, I must be just a passerby in this land. I have visited Bleedman-Empire, Endling, SilentReaper, and frequent the Literature Desert as well as Anime Plains and Cartoon Coast. My lands are off in the Fantasy Forests with Traditional and Digital domains. We're probably in between the Anime Plains and Literature Desert!
Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Hmm, I must be just a passerby in this land. I have visited Bleedman-Empire, Endling, SilentReaper, and frequent the Literature Desert as well as Anime Plains and Cartoon Coast. My lands are off in the Fantasy Forests with Traditional and Digital domains. We're probably in between the Anime Plains and Literature Desert!
MiatoSakura-chan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009

I used to live in the Great Anime Plains, being one of their not yaoi gods worshipers, I felt out of place and went in search of lands where Illustration and and fantasy were the rule... I'm still moving XD
ladysparra Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
"bay of rants" XD

this is amazing!!
MacDoninri Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the 'high pageview alliance' haha :)
so, looking at your map, im currently in the sea of drama near journalia.
Lemonade4Jessa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
:clap: Very well done.
herr-garrett Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
It's good, but alas, it's been done before: [link]
FieldsOfFire Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Well, lots of things have been done before. Question is how well you do them. Besides, it's not like every picture in that link you gave me was the same concept.
herr-garrett Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
I didn't say that! I smiply drew your attention to the fact.
MariaShade Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This Is amazing... though I disagree with Literature Desert the rest is absolutely amazing, definitely my favourite so far.
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