I just dug this out of a box today.
As epic fantasy novels are wont to do, WITCHY EYE started with a map. My son was being homeschooled at the time and his curriculum included this folding, laminated map of the United States. I started doodling on it with dry erase pens, asking myself the question what would America look like as an epic fantasy setting?
WITCHY EYE soon outgrew this map. For one thing, it has no dwarfs or trolls, and the “elves” are not very Tolkien-like. For another, the setting is much more complex than appears in this image, which doesn’t show the Hansa towns, or the Free Imperial Cities, and so on. But still, the bones are here.