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    Default May/June Entry: The Shrike Pilgrimage

    I finally decided to enter one of these things!

    My map is based on Hyperion by Dan Simmons, specifically the journey across the continent of Equus taken by the last group of Shrike Pilgrims on the eve of insterstellar war. (If you haven't read these books, you are definitely missing out.)

    Here's the first WIP, showing the first bit of work on the continent of Equus.
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    The shrike pilgrimage is a great idea for a journey map plenty of interesting, mappable things along the way.

    My memory is a little vague, but i was thinking that Equus resembled more of the horse than just the head

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    I'm pretty sure it's just the head. I re-read the books a month or two ago, and they don't make mention of any other part of the 'horse anatomy' except features on the head, so that's what I'm going with.

    Also, a lot of geographical details are kind of hard to pin down, so I'm going to take quite a bit of artistic license with this.
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    ### Latest WIP ###

    Added some color and effects.
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    ### Latest WIP ###

    Coming along pretty quickly; I should be done with this by the end of the day.

    Put in mountains (the southern range is speculative; no mention of it in the books) and some rivers, including the Hoolie (part of the Pilgrims' route). I'm not entirely happy with the mountains, but they'll serve. I also added in the major points of interest on the journey; still deciding if I want to add text explaining what happens at each stop.
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    ### Latest WIP ###

    This might be finished. The only thing I purposefully changed from the books is the location of The Mane, which is in fact the eastern seaboard of the continent, no the western. But I just thought it worked better this way.
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    looking good - been a lot of years since reading it, but I was just reminded of it last weekend as I watched "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
    and yes, those who has not read it are definitly missing out
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    Simple yet cool = nice job. Love the colors and texture.
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    Very cool Diamond!
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    ### Latest WIP ###

    I thought the map's borders were a little too plain, so I added some stuff:
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