Peninsulas of Illuminatia
The peninsulas of Illuminatia are a series of prominent land macro-features that provide unique contours to the continent's coastline with the Periterranean Sea while also maintaining the relative geographic compactness of the land mass, relieving cartographers across the Neonisi planet in providing a continent that concisely fits within the margins of a rectangular printed page.
The four great peninsulas of the continent's eastern coastline are the most-often referenced peninsulas in Illuminatia, though the continent and its associated outer islands also include a gaggle of smaller lesser-known peninsulas elsewhere along its periphery.
Illuminatia's four great eastern peninsulas exert the largest impact upon the continent's shape and account for a significant portion its land area. These peninsulas, from north to south, include the Classical Peninsula, Galant Peninsula, Timmons Peninsula, and Modal Peninsula. These peninsulas are sometimes colloquially referred to as the "First," "Second," Third," and "Fourth" peninsulas, respectively. Additionally, the Erickson Peninsula supplies the Baroque Isle of northwest Illuminatia with its southwesterly appendage.
Illuminatia's peninsulas are almost exclusively formed by mountain ranges or other elevated terrain. The continent has no peninsulas formed by river deltas or other alluvial outflows.
The mountain ranges forming the spines of the four eastern peninsulas also played a historical role in separating discrete populations. The Timmons Range, for instance, confined the population of the First Multiversal Duplication to the southwestern lowlands of the Timmons Peninsula while the population of the Third Multiversal Duplication resided only to the northeast of the peninsula.
It is theorized that the population distribution algorithms of the Lucidus mission, upon the mission's termination, targeted the four eastern peninsulas for settlement based on the supposed ability for these geographic features to provide ample land area, natural resources, and easy access to the ocean. And indeed, the continent's largest conurbations did develop and thrive in the vicinity of these peninsulas.