View Full Version : [Region 1][Map 06] The Thanelands of Skolvendun

04-05-2008, 10:54 AM
So here is a very, VERY early rough map of my region.

04-05-2008, 10:47 PM
I like it. I'm curious to see where you take this.


04-08-2008, 07:54 PM
An update to the Thanelands

04-08-2008, 09:20 PM
Ohh thats a big improvement. Keep it going... neighbor ;)

04-09-2008, 06:08 PM
Another update. I like the fact we have such different mapping styles. It makes my Skolvendian style (Tee Hee ;)) stand out as diffent from that of the Groamites. :P

04-09-2008, 06:16 PM
I love the occasional horizontal lines around the coast....real touch of class!

04-09-2008, 07:07 PM
It makes my Skolvendian style stand out as diffent from that of the Groamites. :P

See now, this is how wars get started...

(nice map BTW - might have to look into the whole horizontal lines thingy, if you don't mind that is...)

04-09-2008, 08:21 PM
Your scale has become a bit blurry - you might wanna keep an eye on that.

04-15-2008, 03:53 PM
So another update (yes the scale is still blurry, concentrating on finishing the main things).

04-23-2008, 07:23 AM
Another new update (I hate trying to come up with names at times).

04-23-2008, 07:59 AM
Looks good. I like the separation between the regions. I'm not sure about the font though, but that's probably just me.

05-04-2008, 10:08 AM
Another update to the Thanelands

05-04-2008, 03:32 PM
The Thanelands, is it more Anglo-Saxon or Norse Viking? Or Anglo-Saxon Vikings? Why I ask, is that I need a "viking" like culture to have built a trade town on the Sea of Qashya (Tyrborg). The Thanelands seems to be the only such culture northwest of my section that could supply such.

I was thinking in comparison to real world history, the Norweigian vikings settled Britain, France, Spain and the Mediterrainean, while the Swedes went east into Russia, then Constantinople. The settlers of Tyrborg are more like the Swedes in my thinking.

However, there shouldn't be any problem making this an Anglo-Saxon settlement.

I want to develope the culture at Tyrborg, but I don't want to overly influence any plans you had for your Skolvendun culture. If you'd allow, I would be more than happy to develope the culture and history of Skolvendun region - as it directly impacts areas of my region. What do you say, NK?

05-04-2008, 07:08 PM
I view the Thanelands as your typical sorta of Romantic Norse/Saxon/Anglo era (think the movies Beowolf, Excalibur, and that sort of stuff). Small petty kingdoms with loose alliances, and such.

05-05-2008, 02:35 AM
Sounds like England before the Romans came. With the "Danelaw", several "kingdoms" (rather fiefdoms...) and all that.

05-05-2008, 10:38 AM
Ah, the Celts were in pre-Roman Britain, not the Norse/Anglo/Saxons, they came after Rome left. In fact NK's reference to Excalibur, that's Celtic too. The Norse/Saxons didn't come until invited by King Vortigern of the Celts, about 100 years after Rome left.

When I think of Saxons, I think of Beowulf, Siegfried, and the Norse Sagas...

05-05-2008, 05:33 PM
AHH, yes, my bad. My bad entirely. Sorry for screwing that up - being a student of English at my University, I shoulda 'ave know dat.
I've always been bad at history, especially in that timespan.