After the war of the gods, the heavens shattered and fell to the earth. Pieces of each realm merged with the earthly realm. This creates endless opportunites for adventure and exploration in the campaign world. I am reimagining the map of earth but with major changes to the geography. Perhaps in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, there will be a new continent or an island that is a piece of one of the Norse realms. All of this is just in brainstorming mode still. Here’s a list of the Norse realms that I can use for this.
[From Norse Realms of Norse Cosmology, article by Joshua J. Mark, https://www.ancient.eu/article/1305/nine-realms-of-norse-cosmology/]
The original nine realms of the Norse universe were probably:
Asgard – Realm of the Aesir
Alfheim – Realm of the Bright Elves
Jotunheim – Realm of the Giants
Midgard – Realm of the Humans
Muspelheim/Muspell – A fire-giant or the forces of chaos or their realm
Nidavellir – Realm of the Dwarves
Niflheim – Realm of Ice and Mist possibly with lower realm of Niflhel
Svartalfheim – Realm of the Black Elves
Vanaheim – Realm of the Vanir
The realms of the Greek gods are; The heavens, the earth, and the underworld.
These just two of many pantheons I could choose from. Please send me a comment of what else might be interesting to incorporate.
More to come,