With the lack of (new) news, I thought I'd post a quickie showing map creation. It's just a screenshot but it helps to show the impressive depths of Chronicles of Elyria. We start out with little idea of where things are and rely on explorers and adventurers (players) to go out to find things and report back to cartographers to create maps of the areas. These maps, made by skilled cartographers (also players) are likely to be quite valuable.
Remember CoE is currently pre-alpha, things are very likely to change!
And... don't bother printing off that map as a reference, the continents are going to be procedurally generated so each server will most likely have a completely different map :)