The only place with Spanish settlers on the mainland is Pikate (Florida) in the Christian Calusa vassal kingdom, and that is actually still mostly demographically native.I’m glad to see this back. Hope the Great Kingdom and Midewin people drive every single last conquistador and Spanish settler, if there are any at this point, into the sea.
Is there any chance that the Calusa will attempt an uprising? I really want to see the Spanish driven from North America (the Mexica not included).The only place with Spanish settlers on the mainland is Pikate (Florida) in the Christian Calusa vassal kingdom, and that is actually still mostly demographically native.
I can't say what the future holds, but the Calusa nobility are basically Christian Spanish collaborators. Large portions of the population are being converted to Christianity, with most resistance at this point being subdued.Is there any chance that the Calusa will attempt an uprising? I really want to see the Spanish driven from North America (the Mexica not included).
If it is not clear, the items I highlighted in bold in my general response seem like appropriate candidates to add to the glossary, plus as I mentioned, perhaps we should be told the names of the Great Lakes and any other lakes or rivers of great importance to the narrative. I think you've been doing a good job of being clear one way or the other (by evident cognate, clearly referring to a given site in context) or by specific mention of enough cues to identify which site or river or whatnot has a name very obscure or totally alien to OTL. As we go along though it is good to include these all in the glossary anyway.Also this is just a reminder now that anyone can request locations to be added to the location glossary on the first post
A lot of names are spelled differently based on languages (although sometimes it is admittedly due to my inconsistency). Shicaqua and all of its variants (Shikaqua, Shikakwa, etc.) all refer to the same place. As an example, the city of Cahoqua as it is spelled in English is referred to as "Kahoquah" from the Misian perspective and "Cajocua" by the Spanish. Another example is Mabila, which is know as Mabila to the English, Spanish, and local Southern Misians, but is referred to as Mapila in the imperial court. Misia itself is the name of the land used by the English and the Spanish, although when Columbus first heard the name he wrote it as "Misihua". The Misians (who consider themselves Hileni people) refer to their land as "Mihsiwahk", meaning "The Great Land/Kingdom", sort of like how China is referred to as Zhong Guo, and although I haven't written this one yet, the Lenape, whose suffix for land is -hoken, refer to the land as Misihoken. Not sure how much this relates to that particular question, but I hope that helps.I do agree a glossary is especially useful even so; I have some confusion for instance whether a city that appears to be where Chicago is OTL is actually that city or one much farther east with a similar name.
It's basically what you would expect from borders around that time. Particularly between smaller states in denser areas lines of control were a bit clearer, but often it's not entirely perfectly delineated. A lot of border regions, particularly in the more mountainous areas, are quite fluid and just inhabited by hill tribes. The treaty of St. John's (Or "Sente Chansa" in Hileni) created more solid borders for the purpose of maintaining peace. The Misian western border is the most fluid, with villages teetering off into the great plains where settled Hileni Misians live near nomadic bison hunters, although the region is also fairly fortified. The exact northern border is also kinda fuzzy.Most useful of all would be a periodically updated map post. Unfortunately one of the best uses of maps in this TL has been to lay out where the various tribal-nations are and their borders--"borders" I for one have been assuming are rather tenuous--perhaps the central Empire itself has pretty firm borders based on enforcers fining it down to specific landmarks and/or some kind of fence or series of border markers in line of sight of each other, but by and large despite the much greater development of North American Native peoples I suspect many an entity drawn with firm borders on these maps are actually kind of diffuse, with towns and peoples in the borderlands shifting their practical allegiances and playing them off against each other. Anyway, however things were before Cabot's men showed up, in the subsequent wars which simplified the Atlantic seaboard to three powers I suppose their post-war borders are at least intended to be firm and finely delimited.
The terms Misia and Mississippi are related, but Misia does not just mean "Lands of the Great River", although the Great River is a key part of Misian identity. "Misia" derives from "Mihsiwahk", meaning "Great Land". The term is definitely like China/Zhong Guo and changes over time. The southeast is generally considered part of the Misian heartland although it does have some cultural differences, sort of like southern China compared to the North China Plain. Florida and much of Texas are generally considered part of Greater Misia that the most powerful dynasties tend to expand into, as are regions further out west along the Missouri and other regions.I got tired of fudging the name of the great inland empire and looked to the Glossary which I now see is under a spoiler tag, and indeed that Glossary is helpful with lots of clarifications where cognates would either not help us or mislead, but it is not comprehensive--no listing of various terms for the great empire for instance! Regionally speaking it is Misia, much the way we might refer to Iraq as "Mesopotamia" as I trust the term derives from the long accepted general variant on OTL "Mississipian" as in "Lands of the Great River," which I suppose has a name similar to Mississippi, probably much worn down after thousands of years. (The author can settle whether the southeast salient covering OTL Alabama, west Florida, Georgia and South Carolina is geographically speaking included in Misia the way that say Sinkiang is today considered properly "China," or whether the ATL imperials have a distinct name for it taking note it is outside the Mississippi watershed!)So it could be the "Misian Empire."
Thanks! I updated some of the stuff. Some of these extra things I've already mentioned but haven't added (Oasisamerica is known to the Misians as "Ashipewahk"). I'll definitely add more names as I get to them.Smeagol always helps!
Proposed extension of glossary up to date thus far (mostly, the Great Lakes have been partially named for instance) with my proposed additions in italics:
Awansachi-- Appalachian Mountains
Cahoqua– Cahokia Mounds, across the river from St. Louis, MO
Cheektowaga– Buffalo, NY
Chesapeake– Norfolk, VA
Ileni/Hileni--traditional name of imperial zone based on ancient first imperial nationality
Kilsu--current imperial dynasty ruling Misia, contemporary (1500 CE and on) imperial state.
Mabila– Mobile, AL
Manhattan– if you’re looking this one up please get help
Mashowomuk– Boston, MA
Misia--Mississippi watershed or more generally, the long established zone of central imperial control
Osachit– Jacksonville, FL
Sakimauchin– Philadelphia, PA
Shawasha– New Orleans, LA
Shicaqua– Chicago, IL
Tanpa– Tampa, FL
Tekesta– Miami, FL
Tsenecommacah--a national group expanding to take control of the west Chesapeake and southwest to Kilsu boundaries, bordering in the north on expanded Haudensaunee
Wabanaki--northern tribal confederation spanning OTL Maine and Maritimes, bordering on expanded Haudensaunee.
Wepistuk--St Lawrence River, perhaps used for the gulf to the east as well?
Yamacraw– Savannah, GA
Places and persons that might merit their Kilsu or other relevant ATL name here based on narrative thus far or general importance and likelihood to be well known to the Kilsu authorities, political and academic:
Prince Edward Isle
and their individual names--some have been given such as Eire's ATL name. Most seem to be cognates?
Rio Grande R
"Spanish Main" (northern Caribbean shore of South America)
Chesapeake Bay (might or might not take the name of the recently conquered city state?)