I have been playing this game for a while and I like the city's setting. It seem to be placed on a rock platform, or a mesa maybe, connected to the mainland on the bottom-left. It also has some connection in the top left and middle right.

I would like to know what this structure is called so I can find some real-life such occurrences in order to draw some fan-art for this game.

I would also like to know, if possible, what sort of parameters does nature require to make such an effect. What kind of climate, rock combinations, that sort of thing.



A flatland with occasional huge rocks and abundant rivers and lakes. One possibility might be a plain that experienced glaciation, bringing in the erratic rocks and carving the landscape.


Looking at the landscape, it almost appears to be a highland, with steep valleys carved by a misty river - which suggests possible waterfalls. I am reminded of Victoria Falls, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia (part of the landscape pictured below)

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The geological processes that formed these features is summarised in the webpage The Geology of Victoria Falls as a series of tectonic and erosional activity over an ancient basaltic bedrock, forming a series of near parallel gorges (shown below and from the webpage linked before).

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  • $\begingroup$ Could this spawn a mesa-like top? By this I mean a disk-like surface topside. What such size would this take, on average? $\endgroup$ – Discipol Oct 13 '14 at 10:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Discipol Potentially yes, but that would depend on many factors - such as erosion rate, position of tectonic features, erosional and tectonic history.. $\endgroup$ – user889 Oct 13 '14 at 10:56
  • $\begingroup$ So what size could such a formation take? Also what temperature / humidity could you find at those altitudes. Also what altitudes does this occur? :D $\endgroup$ – Discipol Oct 13 '14 at 13:06

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