Garden Island
A Hand-drawn map of Riven by Calyxa

Part of me thinks it took so long to draw this map because parts of the island are physically impossible (walking upstairs to an underwater room after having been right next to an opening to the outside air down below). Another part of me didn't want to draw the map right away because doing so would sever some last tie I had to Riven (though there's always the overall map of the 5 islands and transports). Whatever those reasons were, they weren't enough to keep me from finally drawing a map of this island.

  • Items specific to the Spike Island Map:

    • Map grid, rotating control and map room outlined in red.
    • Underwater/underground chair drawn in dark grey.
    • Small purple circles are the Wahrk totems, I could only find four of them, though others have speculated that there should be one for each underwater light. There are no underwater lights indicated on my map, nor did I indicate the colors of each totem, though none of them are red.
    • The shape of the balcony has been altered to accomodate the drawing of the button diagram.

  • Items common to all of Calyxa's Riven Maps:

    • The rotating domes are correctly placed in a grid and are marked with their appropriate symbol in gold.
    • Dashed brown lines are for underground passages/rooms.
    • Black lines indicate a metal catwalk or other above-the-ground walkway.
    • Solid brown lines indicate pathways along the ground.
    • Green lines with small hatch marks to one side indicate cliffs. The hatchmarks point down the cliff face.
    • Pathways with semi-frequent cross-hatches indicate stairs. Where there are stairs, an arrow points up to the top of the staircase.
    • Ladders are short black lines with dots at either end.
    • A small blue circle with an illegible M in it is a mag-lev-summon button.
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