Next up in the EMPTY LIES THE DARKNESS series is a plot set in the maps world that would take place in the equivalent of modern Earth. I kind of love the idea of a construction-worker-turned-monster-hunter. So to that end...
Long ago the world was covered in mist and monsters, but for millennia the mist has been gone and the monsters eradicated. Now the only unnatural mists that form are thanks to precisely planned land demolitions, covered in governmental regulation and red tape.
Jovin is in the land repurposing business. His job: clearing useless land and replacing it with better through government sanctioned destruction and recreation of maps. His current commission is no different: simply a routine wipe and fill. Totally ordinary. Boring even.
Until the monsters appear.