In Vertiloch, one honors the Ruling Family and the Glory of the Empire. It is a land whose borders were designed centuries ago, two vertical lines swiftly drawn on a parchment. It was the will of the empire to set what lay in between as territories attached to the throne of Alphatia. They cannot be divided, given away, or inherited by a family. They aren’t the best of lands, but they are centrally located. Flat, pock-marked with slow-draining lakes, they are home to the confluence of the Greenlake and Greenwall Rivers, augmented by the turbid eddies of the Elfripple.
from Bruce Heard’s The Imperial District of Vertiloch
Map (updated 9th January 2016)
- The Empire of Alphatia, 24 mile per hex poster map from Dawn of the Emperors (1989)
- Vertiloch, 8 mile per hex map by Bruce Heard
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 Vertiloch.