Botanist discovers Lost Mountain! Missionary stops executions!
May 16, 2011
Botanist Leski Osmonov has returned safely from a perilous journey up the Zambezi River. Native tribes, mountains, and tall waterfalls were numerous. He finally met his match when he arrived at Lost Mountain, with a 19,100 foot peak and a 1,700 waterfall nearby. Asked why he named it Lost Mountain, Osmonov said: “I encountered great difficulty in crossing the range and was lost for several months. Fortunately, the tribe that lived in the mountain’s shadow was friendly and saved my expedition from starvation. Unfortunately, the rumors of a great discovery west of Lost Mountain proved to be false.”
The missionary Jose Miguel Harpua has returned alone from his spreading of the Good News up the Cunene River. His expedition was routed by the ambush of a small tribe, but not before mapping the entire river basin. Alone and without rations or trade goods, he encountered another tribe, gained their friendship, and convinced the chief to stop executions.
In Source of the Nile, the numbers next to river names indicate the Drainage Basin Requirements of each river. The terrain generation system disallows a river from following a path that prevents it from crossing the number of hexes required in its basin. The Cunene River (misspelled by the mapmaker as “Cuene”) mapped above is interesting in that there were just enough hexes available to allow its source to curve up into a pocket along the coast.