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- Max -
09-21-2013, 11:43 AM
Hey guys,
Here's my lastest map, Dragonsmouth, a city map commisionned by Peter Gates from Silverhold Studios, who will release a steampunk setting kickstarter in 2014 "Eternity : Steel and Steam".

Here's a few words about the city of Dragonsmouth itself :

" Dragonsmouth was originally built as a military outpost by the Thulian Technocracy to protect and make use of a strategically important Waygate that was found in a series of caves under a large outcropping of rock (now called Dragoncrest). To protect the outpost inhabitants from the Mists, a large domed design supported by the rock outcropping was adopted.
Unfortunately the project was plagued by problems and constant Mistspawn attacks. The dome collapsed during mid-construction just before the end of the war between Thule and its enemy, Britannia. Already struggling under the costs of the continuing war effort, the government abandoned the project and ordered all troops to pull out. However, those already living in the settlement refused to leave, as did General Herrera, the military commander in charge of the project, who made it his duty to look after those left behind by Thule. His men, the Grey Guard, likewise stayed behind, becoming the standing military force for the city. Thus Dragonsmouth was born, named after the shape the broken dome made.
Some fifteen years on the city has grown, quickly becoming a centre of trade for the northern borderlands, with a reputation as a place where you could pretty much find anything - for a price of course. It is also a well-known refuge for certain people (criminals, mercenaries, pirates and the likes) that wish to avoid the forces of Thule and Britannia. Dragonsmouth also has a strong industrial sector, with local mines providing the necessary raw materials for the production of steel from which other goods are manufactured. However, due to the harsh, barren and rocky land around the city, it relies heavily on other settlements around the region to supply enough foodstuffs to feed its people.

As I was asked to make a few other maps for this setting, I'll keep you in touch about it. You can still check updates and news on Fat Core community (https://plus.google.com/communities/117231873544673522940)and Silverhold Studios website (http://www.silverholdstudios.com/search/label/Eternity).

The map was made in photoshop, following Yphyrion (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/23680-city-yphyrion.html)'s style, as requested. Original size is 8"x12". WIP thread is here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/town-city-mapping/24683-wip-dragons-mouth-steampunk-commission.html), thanks for the comments there!

I hope you'll like it,

As usual, feel free to rate, rep or run away :)

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Silverhold Studios 2013

Larb
09-21-2013, 11:52 AM
Great looking city map. The forum sadly won't let me give you anymore rep at this moment.

Sapiento
09-21-2013, 12:36 PM
Excellent city map.

Bogie
09-21-2013, 12:46 PM
Another great map from the Mad Max Mapping Machine!!! Liked and Rated, but couldn't Rep yet.

Dain
09-21-2013, 01:44 PM
Another masterpiece, proving you're among the most skilled cartographers.
I love it. Keep up the good work, we'll be there for enjoying it ;)

Schwarzkreuz
09-21-2013, 04:33 PM
As alsways, your Cities are a gem. The setting is well translated into the Map, and I am sure the client is very pleased.

arsheesh
09-21-2013, 04:44 PM
Lovely work Max!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

aquarits
09-21-2013, 08:00 PM
Wonderful. But sorry ask maybe dumbness, but i cat find where is the detailed area in the city map :(

- Max -
09-21-2013, 08:28 PM
Thanks much all you guys!
@ Aquarits : Sorry but I don't understand what you mean...Which detailed area??
@SK : Yes the client is satisfied as so I am :)

Soul_Reaper
09-21-2013, 08:48 PM
As the client for this project, I'm immensely pleased with the work that Max has done. I couldn't recommend him enough and I'm really excited to see what other maps he creates for the setting.

aquarits
09-21-2013, 08:51 PM
isn't the little map the map of the whole city?

- Max -
09-21-2013, 08:58 PM
As the client for this project, I'm immensely pleased with the work that Max has done. I couldn't recommend him enough and I'm really excited to see what other maps he creates for the setting.
Thanks much Peter, sure that will be some epic maps ;)


isn't the little map the map of the whole city?
The minimap is intended to show the broken dome structure with dragoncrest (the overhanging rock). You have some details about it explained in the city story on the first post :p

aquarits
09-21-2013, 09:09 PM
The story in the first post not made it clear for me, i just got it after this:


(the overhanging rock)

Sorry
http://www.pawsbainbridge.org/retention/images/shycat.jpg

- Max -
09-21-2013, 09:12 PM
haha no problem Aquarits, fortunately I love cats as much as maps ;)

Ilanthar
09-22-2013, 12:06 PM
Awesome city map! Not a surprise cause your Yphyrion map was already a must.


Posted by Soul_Reaper
As the client for this project, I'm immensely pleased with the work that Max has done. I couldn't recommend him enough and I'm really excited to see what other maps he creates for the setting.

And that's a very good news ! :D

- Max -
09-22-2013, 01:41 PM
Thanks Ilanthar :) Yea I'm going to start the next one very soon ;)

Azelor
09-22-2013, 04:40 PM
Another right-click/ save as , to put in my collection

can't rep you need, i'll be back later

Obbehobbe
09-23-2013, 06:13 PM
Do you sleep Max? Well don't... we need those maps coming! :)

Schwarzkreuz
09-23-2013, 07:52 PM
Do you sleep Max? Well don't... we need those maps coming! :)

He doesnt, his second name is Nosferatu :D

Larb
09-23-2013, 07:55 PM
Maybe he really isn't a person and is actually a Computer AI on some dedicated laboratory server, dedicated to producing maps. =P

Viking
09-24-2013, 01:58 AM
Excellent work again Max! This is an interesting story for a city I must say!

- Max -
09-24-2013, 07:46 AM
Thanks much guys!
@ Hobe, SK and Larb : You're all close to the truth but not yet to it :D
@Thanks Viking : Yes, the Eternity : Steel and Steam setting looks very promising :)

aquarits
09-24-2013, 07:48 PM
Do you sleep Max? Well don't... we need those maps coming! :)

He doesnt, his second name is Nosferatu :D

LOL @ both

- Max -
09-25-2013, 01:05 PM
I had a preference for Larb's hypothesis. Wait..... Being almost immortal and drinking young girls blood?..... :D

Schwarzkreuz
09-25-2013, 01:18 PM
French Vampires, lurking in the Shadows...
A reminds me of Anne Rice.

Anyway, cant wait to see all three cities Next to eachother

fifty
09-26-2013, 03:53 AM
Beautiful work! really crisp and useable as well as a giving an impression of the setting, have some rep :)

aquarits
09-27-2013, 07:36 AM
I had a preference for Larb's hypothesis. Wait..... Being almost immortal and drinking young girls blood?..... :D

Doenst matter the age of the girls, more important is the type of the girls 8)


French Vampires, lurking in the Shadows...
A reminds me of Anne Rice.

Anne Rice vampires are all girls lol
Btw, dont touch Pandora, i love her and she is mine :)

- Max -
09-27-2013, 01:25 PM
Thanks fifty!
@ SK: currently moving to a new house so I'll get back to work on New Avalon in a few days!

Schwarzkreuz
09-28-2013, 08:56 AM
Send us a Map of the New hidden Lair of Vicomte Max.

Koreapsu
10-14-2013, 11:22 PM
So good. Awesome map.

- Max -
10-15-2013, 01:59 PM
Thanks Koreapsu!