Masses are part of the physical description of your setting as a character. It might be a lake in the distance that your character dreams of visiting. It could be a volcano that your character needs to throw an evil ring into to destroy it. In a sci-fi story, the mass might be a space station that ships dock at between journeys. As long as the mass is relevant to the story or a main character, it’s worth noting.
Geography that mirrors the story arc helps to pull the reader in. Climb the tallest mountain, or the longest staircase, when heading to the climax of the story.
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