Ratik preview map

Here is a cohesive look at a realm that I managed to spread out on four different maps in my area maps series. So here is the Archbarony in full glory. Please check it for errors and missing features.

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Tilvanot Peninsula

 

Here is a screenshot of my work on the infamous Scarlet Brotherhoods homeland, the Tilvanot Peninsula and its central Okalasna plateau.
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The plateau itself are almost done but the surrounding lands and the coast have a lot to be done before they are ready for symbols and text.

 

County of Ulek, updated preview map

The Uleks got a remake when I did Keoland but I forgot to make a preview map of the County then, so here it is a bit late.
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It is one of the forgotten realms of the Flanaess that are in need of some more features. Plenty of space along the routes between Jurnre, Courwood and Kewlbanks to be filled with interesting towns and keeps and whatnot.

The Principality of Ulek will be included in my planned makeover of the Pomarj. I’m not going to change any features, just bring the style and terrain up to the same standard as the newer areas. Over a decade of mapping have taught me a thing or two  that I didn’t know when I started, so as a part of finishing the Flanaess map I will go over them a second time to redo parts that are not as good as I can make them. I have already done it with Veluna and Keoland, next is Pomarj, Furyondy and then the Urnst states and Greyhawk. This work will be done in parallel with my work on the new parts.

I will not be doing any custom maps or commissions until I’m done with major mapping operations in the Flanaess. My plan is to have it done during August. If you have any desire to have a special map done please don’t hesitate to contact me now, but I will not be able to start working on anything else for a couple of months.

 

Ket

 

Ket got caught in between when I migrated my work to Illustrator. So I made a quick preview map of Ket using my latest map data to show the whole realm in one map.
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Sasserine and Cauldron preview map

 

I’m sorry for the lack of updates lately, but here is my first take on the sister cities of Sasserine and Cauldron.
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The south west Flanaess are a major undertaking due to the sheer size of its lands. I’ve been working on Amedio, Hellfurnaces  the Sea of Dust and the Sulhaut Mountains for a couple of weeks. Here is the first result of this work and more will come shortly. In parallel I’m working on updating some of my old maps to fix errors and bring them up to the same standard as my latest. The first on this series will be the Viscounty of Verbobonc.

This is a preview map released under Creative Commons License 3.0 BY-NC. Final maps will also be released under this License.

 

Sea Princes updated preview map

 

Thankfully there are some really sharp-eyed and knowledgeable Greyhawk fans who double and triple check my work. George Mocsary pointed out my placement of Adlerweg Keep and the road across the mountains should go to Jeklea Bay.

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I went over the sources again and George was as I suspected right, I hadn’t checked my sources enough. After some research I decided to increase the mountains east of Berghof to make the pass to the south east be the natural route in and out of the province. I also found out that the Hool river should have a steep waterfall when it leaves the Spendlowe Valley before it begins it gentle flow along the plains where it forms the Hool Marshes.

So again I have to thank everyone who gives me encouragement and help, without your support it would be impossible for me to make this project so successful!

Lets see how well this version survive quality control.

 

Part 2: The Role of Maps

Here comes part two of my series of articles about Maps and Role Playing Games 

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Episode 3 will be out in July!

Keep on the Borderlands

 

Here is an updated version of Yeomanry with Kendall Keep, famous from B2 Keep of the Borderlands.

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Yeomanry

After reading a bit over 2500 pages of text and maps describing the only real democracy in the Flanaess, the League of Yeomans.

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This is a first version of the map so as usual there are probably a number of things to correct and add. So if you see any issues please tell me. Your input is a great help!

My next article about maps and role playing games was announced for a release this week, but due to my desire to get the Yeomanry area ready for a first presentation I decided to get it done first. So for those of you who wonder about my article, it is in its final stages and will be ready before the end of May.

Then I will move on south to the interesting Realm of the Sea Princes that has seen so much upheaval with the Scarlet Brotherhood and rebellion and Keoish reconquest. What is probably the most infamous of the mountains of the Flanaess, the Hellfurnaces are also part of this region and something I have started to portrait in this map. It will be a major challenge to try and give justice to all its malevolent and violent nature, but my first test are promising. The northern Hellfurnaces will be worked on in parallel with the Sea Princes.

an update..

My work on the Sheldomar Valley continues and I’m just done (for now) with Keoland moving on to Yeomanry with a first take on it with terrain and research well under way.   Then i will continue south with the Sea Princes, Amedio and the Olman Islands, and with them, take on the mighty Hellfurnaces.

My second article about Maps and RPG’s is underway and will be ready next week. I have made some very unusual maps to illustrate it as well.

I have invested in new hardware and software. A new color printer will make it possible for me to make quality prints for prototypes and low volume series. The latest version of Vue from e-on software will be a part of my next big project so as a part of my preparations I starting to play around with it.