More than fifty permanent islands occupy the kingdom’s sky.  This does not account for scores of small monoliths levitating around them.  These include manor houses, towers, castles, and ruins on rocks long abandoned by their makers, anywhere from a few hundred feet above the surface to at least 30,000 ft.  The latter remain exclusive hideouts of anti-social, snobbish mages yearning to rise higher than the rest.  Some islands are continually shrouded in clouds, suggesting tales of storm giants living in the skies.

from Bruce Heard’s The Alphatian Province of Ar

Map (updated 12th January 2016)

Floating Ar, 8 miles per hex

Updated map of the Floating Islands of the Alphatian Province of Ar, 8 miles per hex



As with all his Alphatia 8 mile per hex maps, Bruce Heard added a great deal of detail and character to the region when converting from 24 miles per hex.  The Atlas considers Bruce’s map to be the definitive source for Floating Ar.


  1. Floating Ar at the Vaults of Pandius
  2. Floating Ar map thread at The Piazza