dressed in robes made to accommodate his wings flies slowly over the shores of Lake Idryl
taking in the sights and sounds of the never-ending water. After a few more passes, what would be hours spent flying over nearly every inch of the lake and the surrounding miles, he stops for the night on the edge of the Elven Forest
, preferring to begin the process of drawing his map in the quiet of the summer's eve instead of in the bustle of an inn. He pulls the magical parchment, gotten from a Pachyderm
enchanter, and begins the process of speaking the rough, screeching language of Avian
over the parchment as he writes the script of the words he speaks.
As he writes the words across the parchment with the tip of a talon, colors and textures of the land he flew slowly bloom across the page. He is not worried about elevations or minor things like that. The page floods with the textures of the Traveler's Grass
of the Great Plains
and the lush leaves of the Elven Forest
. He captures the deep colors of Lake Idryl
and its true nature as a bottomless lake. When the color bleeds to the edge of the page, he pulls a new instrument from his bag and begins the process of drawing small symbols for the villages and other interesting places that he believes should be noted.
are the mapmakers of Isekai, their eyesight and ability to fly allowing them to map even the most difficult to reach places. Even so, it is not a job to be taken lightly as it means long hours of flying over the same places, noting the smallest of details. Those that take up the mantle of mapmaker are given special enchanted parchment that allows the page to blossom with the exact things they had seen, removing the guesswork that many cartographers are subject to. While the maps of Avians
are often detailed in their interpretation of the terrain, often one must take their distances lightly as distances labeled "as the Avian flies"
are never the same when walked or traveled on the ground.