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02-22-2013, 08:49 PM
Took me ages to decide if i finished or not this map and since i fell start run in circles i guess i have done it.
Thank you everybody that followed my "learning" thread and helped me in this challenge.

A special thanks for:
jbgibson, waldronate, Schwarzkreuz and Hai-Etlik - helping me in my first steps
- Max -, foremost and Midgardsormr - helping me in the end and with critical improvements.

Egos - Lesser Kingdoms of the North

Lesser Kingdoms of the North

In begin this region was formed for a single kingdom, The old Kingdom of Eurong. Beset by a group of Fallen renegade angels, the population dominated by fear started to moving to neighboring kingdoms. Years later these same angels began to follow their own destiny and slowly spreading and living in the shadows of the world of Egos. With only their ancestor descendants in memory of their parents started the construction of the magnificent Tower of Sion, a splendid building that can be seen for days of travel of distance.With their land free again, the ancient inhabitants and their descendants began a real exodus in search of their land, culture and hospitality. Divided by influences from other cultures, other two small kingdoms born in this new formation. Galaria and Dales.
For nearly a century these three kingdoms disputed the boundaries of the northern lands, until a legendary son of a Valkyrie began an epic struggle looking for the unification of the three kingdoms. States now they had, as a great empire, political and economic strength that matched the other kingdoms of the continent. The Lesser Kingdoms of the North as formed.
The three northern kingdoms stand out in the history of the continent of Theon for his ability and dedication to form tracts that have already been responsible to end wars and not letting others start. Currently this region is plagued by another delicate situation. Exactly located in the center of a political conflict that burst with a thread of a war ever seen in the world. A railway line that would link the Valdorn to Tristania is a bold project that aims the world economy.
When this, in West, Tristania stands with petroleum and gold ready to complete this project. To the south, Hirkania brings steel, for this gigantic construction and in east, Valdorn houses all the secrets of this technology. In the center beyond the Three Kingdoms, Veloria have the main ingredient of this epic construction. The land.
Determined to not devastate their forests, the elves are willing to defend their lands until the last thread of magic, connected by this mystical force, the magicians of far southern kingdom, Randoria intends helps them, because in the end, the strength acting on its floating islands depend directly on the existence of elves.
If anyone can resolve this situation, Is the strength contained in the lips of skilled emperors who composes the Trio Viratu governing the northern lands.
Tristania began construction in their lands.

Tower of Sion

Azarel Kel is a Nephilim, son of angels with humans. His father, one of the renegade angels, disappeared to protect himself from the attacks of the celestial punishment. Guarding to honor his father, Kel Azarel decided, to create a home to host all renegades and all his descendants. Thus was born the Tower of Sion. A huge building that does not stop growing, the highest peaks actually touch the clouds and today hosts more than five thousand inhabitants. A city around the tower houses a commercial center very active in and around the tower, spread infinite farms, making a self-sustainable economy. Although, the renegades not want to meet, thus avoiding being easy targets, the Tower of Sion, time in time gets these visitors. For some special reason, what lurks just inside the walls of the tower, this place has never been the celestial target. Legends pray that the walls were built with the bones of gods so immune to the angelic powers.

The area of the Lesser Kingdoms of the North has about 500,000 km and a population of 30 000 inhabitants spread.

You can see my discussion about the spiritual structure of my world here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/general-miscellaneous-mapping/22316-spiritual-structure-cosmos.html

02-25-2013, 06:35 AM
Excellent map, beautiful... the only thing i dislike is you typography choice. ;)

- Max -
02-25-2013, 08:22 AM
I already told what I thought about it in the WIP thread. I like the very own style you get on your maps. Some things to improve (map border is the real weak thing for me) but that's some good work :)

02-25-2013, 02:04 PM
I tend to agree with Max about the map border, but you've done a lovely job on the hand drawn elements of this map. Lovely work.


02-25-2013, 06:25 PM
Graphically, very nice. Might rework the wide border with some matching flourishes or something. I also agree that the handwritten font is too difficult to read quickly. Perhaps an italicized Garamond variant would be a good replacement.

Cool map.

03-01-2013, 09:02 PM
yay, i dont got all thos comments in my subscription option!!! Got a lots of reputation!!! i fell happy :D
Thank you lots for the comments.
Yeah, o lots of comments about my borders but i was just started run in circles and not understood wut really to do about the border so i jump in a new map just for new breath and try get new ideas.

thanks again :D

If want to help me develop my world spiritual structure, we can discuss it here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/general-miscellaneous-mapping/22316-spiritual-structure-cosmos.html

04-30-2013, 04:12 AM
I think the blue coast outline lacks on contrast to the main water, also the Rivers could be more detailed with more and finer branches. Last point would be the figures, which can be on a multiply layer with a color coat underneath them to make it stand out, in this version they realy soup into the establish colors and go down.

Overall a very nice concept for the Compass, hadnt thought about such a design, its realy cool.

04-30-2013, 02:36 PM
Took me some maps to understand some points. How to highlight some details and see what is a good and a bad resolution. I cannot say that i will re-work this map :) but now i know what i have to do to not make the same mistakes.

The compass, i tried to think in something able to replace the need of a cartouche. Looks like i got it :D
ty for all comments.

04-30-2013, 02:40 PM
My pleasure