The Iron Road is a strange phenomenon. It is not a road in a normal sense, but rather a extradimensional connection between all battlefields in all places in all times. It may be used by certain beings as a means of movement between worlds. Many seek to control passage along the Road, with varying degrees of success. The Etongi Protectorate is one of the (relatively) successful ones. Here a mounted patrol shows typical Protectorate diplomacy.
Ballpoint is about as slow and inefficient a way to build up an image as there is, but there's something very relaxing about it. I used to do it a lot more and it's sometimes nice to revisit old friends and old ways.