Okay, I'm going to try and answer this as best I can. Here goes:
I've been reading a bit more and I'm a little confused of the geography. Have I got this right so far?
Don't feel too bad about being confused with the geography, I've only really just gotten that completely hammered out recently myself.
The assumption I'm making here is that Norbayne is in the middle (as in all references to east, west, north, south are from Norbayne):
The north of Norbayne is cold and the south of Norbayne is mountainous.
Absolutely right. The south is also pretty warm. Not desert, but wet and hot in the summer and dry and slightly less hot in the winter.
Sothbayne is in the south, Far South is southerer.
Yes, but keep in mind that Sothbayne is another landmass. It is a larger landmass to the south, just across some straits or something. Haven't completely figured out just how far away it is, but close enough that the inhabitants of Sothbayne and those of Norbayne do have something to do with each other.
Unterguardt is north of Northbayne and has a substantial mountain range in the north. Men generally dwelling mid-south Unterguardt and dwarves in the mountains. Borders constantly shifting due to conflict.
Correct. Very cold and snowy. In basic terms, think Skyrim as far as climate goes. It is another landmass. I think. Alternatively the border with Norbayne might be a high, dangerous mountain range. Not impassable, but difficult.
North Norbayne is divided up into Rockfall and Crowpeak, east Norbayne is divided up into Naille and Elspeth, south Norbayne is Drell. This bit I think I understand.
Yes, though there are many other kingdoms too. One small retcon I must fix up, Naille and Elspeth are now in the west.
I have no idea where to put these places or if they're part of Norbayne or seperate landmasses or what...Sorry if it's answered somewhere else.
Dark Fen is somewhere
Dunscarth is somewhere
Wardenfells(Substitute two letters and my Bosmer rogue comes from there ) are east-south-east, both the Leathe and Danann live here in mutual tension (I assume) though the Leathe keep to the northwest while the Danann roam a lot more.
Eastern Tundra, in the east(gee shucks wonder how I guessed that) above the Wardenfells?
The Boltmoors are in the north-west, other type of dwarven lands.
Isle of Varr, owned by the raider Invarrians
No problems, I don't think I've ever really explained the geography. Even my playtest group have only seen a basic sketch of the kingdoms in the general vicinity of Summer Hill.
Dark Fen is in the south-west of Norbayne. It is not particularly large and hemmed in by mountains, tucked into the side of the tail of the Wardenfells.
The Merigund of the Dunscarth is actually in Sothbayne. I haven't figured out precisely where, save that it is in the north. Or perhaps it might be in the south of Norbayne. I'm not entirely sure.
You are correct regarding the Wardenfells. As an interesting note, the mountains that divide the Southlands of Norbayne from the Midlands are the Wardenfells which reach around in somewhat of a backwards 'L' shape.
The Eastern Tundra is indeed to the north of the Wardenfells. It also encompasses the Mystrand, a string of islands to the north.
The Isle of Varr is situated to the west of Unterguardt.
The undergound inhabited by the Greyskins can potentially be anywhere I assume but also I'd reason there would be under-kingdoms seperating them into numbers that are manageable to rule?
The Dunscarth are not particularly numerous. The Merigund itself has no overall ruler. Every town has people in charge, but the Dunscarth themselves are not united.
I'm drawing a map but don't get hopes up if you still want a map maker. I can't draw for armadillo . I'm planning on using it to try and make up a little expedition and the tales of a group of travellers that get run out of or otherwise forced to leave pretty much any place they start to call home, sticking together all the way whatever comes at them. But I want to set them in a variety of lands and when they come full circle, they're pretty much the most well travelled individuals in the world.
I too am not very good at cartography, but I have given it a shot. I'd be very happy to see what you come up with. Who knows, it might help me finalise some stuff I haven't completely figured out yet.
Am I right in thinking that there are invasions onto the Isle of Varr every now and then to curb the piracy, much like the chinese did against the Japanese Woku Pirates?
Sometimes a kingdom might get pissed off enough to attempt an assault on the source of the attacks, but due to the strength of the Invarrian navy, this is rarely very successful. How long that can last however?
How did the Bovus Empire fall?
Well then, the Bovus Empire was exceptionally powerful. They landed on the western shores of Norbayne as a people fleeing from an unremembered menace in their homelands. Compared to the indigenous people of Norbayne, the Bovus were both technologically advanced and physically powerful. They quickly took almost all of Norbayne as their own, though Dark Fen and the Wardenfells remained unconquered due to the climate not being conducive to the Bovus heavy infantry.
After having taken over, they began to build large cities, most of which are ruins today. The Bovus Empire eventually split when an Emperor died with three heirs who fought amongst themselves for overall power. Whilst this was occurring, the ancestors of the Geardarr rose up and freed themselves from their Bovus overlords. Other slave communities followed and in time the Bovus power was broken, their numbers too few and the technological gap too small to lord over the other peoples of Norbayne as they once did. The Bovus split into the Krowavir, massive, wild descendants of the old empire, and those known as the Feartarbh who keep the legacy alive.
To answer your question, infighting and mixed succession, followed by slave revolts and military campaigns over the course of a few centuries.
Can one cross from Norbayne to Sothbayne on foot? The mountains could be taken as nigh on impassable.
Norbayne and Sothbayne are separated by ocean, which may be traversed by ship. The Midlands and Southlands of Norbayne however, may be travelled between on foot, and this is often the case.
Also if you're looking for diseases.I quite like this. I believe a similar suggestion was put forward by Ladyhawk who suggested it perhaps be a parasitic spider-type creature which causes the effect. Essentially a zombifying spider.
One that causes irrationality and loss of cognitive thought in the extreme, as in 'Why are you trying to feed a Capaill to the wall, Steve the Minotaur?' 'Rainbows'. Effect vary, Leathe are immune, until science really takes off nobody will know why.
A reaction that causes psycopathy and pale yellow skin coloration in magic addicts, people who get a buzz out of using 'cure wounds' on themselves.That's pretty cool actually. I don't suppose you have any ideas regarding names?
God I hope that's legible. Thanks for the questions mate,