View Full Version : The world of Etrakien

12-17-2008, 06:23 PM
This map depicts the world of Etrakien. Itís a dark fantasy world mainly populated by humans, so no Elves, orcs or dwarves.

The map was meant to be a big overview map to give me an idea of what Iím dealing with. Where are the countries? How many countries are there? Before starting up the map the only area that I had a quite clear view of was the area around Ankh-Bathor. The largest and most important city in the Etrakien world.

As you can see Iíve only named the countries and seas in this map. Thatís on purpose. First of all I donít have all the names yet, and if Iím going to wait to finish this map till I do, well the map will never be done. I also think that the map has a cleaner and nicer look without all the namesÖso well I left them out. It will also look prettier on my wall when I print it out :-)

I also left out the scaleÖ..thatís because Iím not a 100 % sure of the scale yet, and will probably never bee. But approximately the sea called ďEtrakiska sjŲnĒ is about the same size as the Mediterranean sea. Just so you now.

Well hopefully you have enjoyed the long journey with me creating this map. Iíve had a great time and without all the help and support Iíve got from this forum it never would have turned out the way it did.


Steel General
12-17-2008, 06:38 PM
I like it, nice job.

12-17-2008, 07:11 PM
And now featured in the Cartographer's choice section. Congrats, Clercon!

12-17-2008, 11:35 PM
Congrats Clercon! I was just thinking the exact same thing as Ravells the other day that this would make an excellent featured map.

12-18-2008, 02:24 PM
What a great map Clercon.

Feel my repstick :)

12-29-2008, 02:49 PM
Thanks for all the nice words and I'm really proud to now have a featured map. Now I just need to convince my wife that we really need to print it on a large canvas and put it in the living room for all to see :-)

03-12-2009, 04:56 AM
Hi Clercon, your map is amazing! I have a request: I'd like to use this map as a base for my D&D campaign, strictly personal use, but the names are a bit too alien for us (I'm italian). Would it be possible to have an high resolution version without labels? I'd like to translate them or alter a bit the names to make them more readable and print a great laminated version of it to use during my games.
You'll make me and my group very happy! :)

04-25-2009, 07:12 PM
OK...the map is finished...but after attending a photoshop course I just couldn't resist to play around a bit with the it. In this version I turned it into a sepia coloured map, with a bit of a texture in it. I kind of like the difference between the versions, so I thought I 'd put it up for display.


Blaidd Drwg
04-26-2009, 04:39 AM
Very nice map, Clercon. I love the way the woods have turned out; you can see the erm... *what's that word* undulation (?) of the ground underneath, which I think is much better than just forest.
Just one thing: the river running from the inland see in the northern continent cuts through a mountain range which makes it look like it's flowing up instead of down.

Other that than: kudos and rep :D

04-26-2009, 09:06 AM
I really like how clean this looks while retaining it's antiquity. The text comes through very sharp and legible and the colors for the countries are beautiful. Very nice.

04-28-2009, 09:07 AM
Just one thing: the river running from the inland see in the northern continent cuts through a mountain range which makes it look like it's flowing up instead of down.

Other that than: kudos and rep :D

I can see what you mean. But the river i supposed to run through a very steep river valley that is the gate to the wild north. Land of mystical creatures and fearsome barbarians. The country Krugland south of the valley i subject to both raids and commerce from the north. So the place is kind of a two sided coin that can give you a lot but also take it away as quickly.

05-02-2009, 11:50 PM
Congratz on map. I like it

05-09-2009, 01:05 PM
very nice.

I think the best part of it is how much land there is which is unsettled. It lets one imagine what might be there.