Let it be known: this was a major coincidence, nothing more. The first country I started mapping honestly was Grycia, that far northern country that is easy to map, few towns, lots of mountains. That was also the first country I started mapping in AutoREALM... which is made by Andy Gryc.
Probably subconscious influence at best. I previously used AutoREALM a few years ago, definitely a long time I started writing Avarthrel stuff. There's definitely no connection here. =)