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Schattenherz
07-31-2011, 04:28 PM
The capital of KamÓrush, an egypt-like country from Alvarania (http://www.schattenherz.net/drachenblut) (german website)

The city was built on a low hill near the river. Additionally a man-made wall behind the port protects the city from floods.
The inner ring contains the palace of the beloved Queen Dilshad and houses of the upper class. All temples are built in a way which makes them belong to the inner as well as to the outer circle. The free space to the south-east of the inner circle is a fairground, the western quarter of the town is where the dead are kept in houses like the ones of the living people.

Demeras economy depends on huge salt mines north of the town. Most of the buildings outside of the outer wall are homes of the mine workers.

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WIP-Thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?15308-Demera-city-map&p=159314#post159314) - a big 'Thank you' again at this place for helping me :)

credits:
Papyrus (map key): stayka (http://stayka.deviantart.com/art/Paper-Papyrus-Textures-Stock-139901214)
other textures (river, overlay, desert, fields): coyotemax (http://coyotemax.deviantart.com/art/Map-Texture-Pack-149987111)

Quabbe
07-31-2011, 05:22 PM
Wow, beautiful!

Yandor
07-31-2011, 08:00 PM
Well done, glad to see it come together like this!

arsheesh
07-31-2011, 08:55 PM
Nicely done. One of the better city maps I've seen in a while.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Moe
07-31-2011, 09:57 PM
Very good job - Deserves some rep!

...the western quarter of the town is where the dead are kept in houses like the ones of the living people.
I'd like to know more about the quarter of the dead - what do you mean by the dead are kept in houses?

>Moe

Subcreator
07-31-2011, 11:10 PM
This is beautiful. What program did you use to make it?

eViLe_eAgLe
07-31-2011, 11:13 PM
Photoshop I believe. Since that is the only one listed on his software.

Schattenherz
08-01-2011, 04:16 AM
@Moe: The dead are embalmed or burnt (depending on their social status) and put into the houses of the quarter of the dead, which are furnished similiar to the ones of the living. Most of the richer families own such a house. On special days in the year the living visit the dead and involve them in their celebrations. Sometimes the living also visit their dead ancestors or family members to talk to them or consult them upon desicions etc.

@Subcreator: Yes, I used Photoshop.

Thank you all! :)

Moe
08-01-2011, 04:54 AM
@Moe: The dead are embalmed or burnt (depending on their social status) and put into the houses of the quarter of the dead, which are furnished similiar to the ones of the living. Most of the richer families own such a house. On special days in the year the living visit the dead and involve them in their celebrations. Sometimes the living also visit their dead ancestors or family members to talk to them or consult them upon desicions etc.

Interesting idea - thanks for the explanation. I hope for you and the Demerans (?) that this quarter will not grow endlessly as it has to offer more space for the dead until it covers the whole beauty of the map ;-)

>Moe

ravells
08-01-2011, 05:31 AM
Great work! Looking forward to seeing more!

mearrin69
08-01-2011, 12:52 PM
Awesome! Have some rep.
M

Schattenherz
08-01-2011, 04:23 PM
I come to no end saying "thanks" :D

@Moe:
I think they'll have to begin piling them someday :P Or building new quarters outside of the city wall.