Is appears we have 9 provinces per family, and three families, so there should be a total of 27 provinces… but only 24 are shown on the current map. It appears that the last three are in the rising city of Atlantis!
Edited, November, with Province 12 complete the city rises another notch:
Logical. I wouldn’t assume that the family related provinces are all blocked together though. The next few have names out of Greek derivation, implying an Atlantis theme, which is logical considering the end of Lost Lagoon, then we go into names that look Japanese in basis, implying the Sakura family will be the major part of the plotline there, before the last few visible provinces which again have names of Greek origin.
As for the existance of 27 provinces, the Season 2 Hard Mode entry in the player profile is a big hint towards that number too.
Is Atlantis really rising? Or is the sea in this archipelago receding? And, has anyone thought about the poor little fish and coral reef that is going to be disrupted by this catastrophe? We should be mounting an assault on this phenomenon. Those poor merpeople are just going to die if we don’t build a dike or something. I’m calling Green Peace.
I realize you’re being facetious, but it’s definitely rising. No more of the surrounding coastline is being exposed, so it’s not due to a drop in the sea level. Atlantis rising also seems more thematically fitting for Poseidon to assault the land-dwellers.