The upper left corner of the user interface has a Mapquest-like slider bar. The game's castle view is at far right. Slide one notch to the left to move to the local map view. At the local map view players can see neighboring castles and other game features.
Only the right two notches on the slider are widely used by players. The left notches give a continent view and a world view.
Lord mode and hero modeEdit
Entirely different map features are visible depending on whether a player uses Lord mode or Hero mode. To change modes, click the Lord or the Hero tab at center right on the game screen beneath the globelike mini-map.