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From: StoneOx17@aol.com
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 11:16:06 EST
Subject: (urth) DOORS: more places

While we're on the subject, I've had some more ideas on Marea.  
Marea means "tide" in Spanish.  This should mean it's on the 
Pacific, in a formerly Spanish-speaking area.  (Does this mean 
the Mexican-American war still took place in Otherworld?)  The 
two obvious candidates are San Francisco and Los Angeles, and
neither of these names is possible in Otherworld.  The red-faced 
man says Marea is at the "foot of the mountains," which 
describes Los Angeles somewhat better.

So Marea is probably Los Angeles.  Where would Overwood be?    
It contains Crystal Gorge, the Metal Forest, Giants' Castle, The 
Goddess's Pleasure Garden, forbidding narrow valleys and 
mountains with snow-white peaks, including Mt Hieros.  So it's 
probably somewhere in the Sierras.  Mt. Whitney and Death 
Valley?  King's Canyon and Sequoia National Park?  Yosemite 
and Hetch-Hetchee (in which case Marea would have to be San 
Francisco)?  My current favorite is Death Valley and the 
surrounding mountains; it's very apropos for a forbidden place, 
and fits in beautifully with mantis' theory that men go to 
Overwood to sacrifice themselves.

-- Stone Ox


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