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    Default January/February 2012 Lite Challenge Entry: Old Paper

    Well then ... first time for me to participate in a challenge

    The Compass Rose is inspired by the one I've used in my Kargath Map


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    Ohhh ... that's very sexy. What do the various symbols stand for?

    Auch, diseses Forum ist immer mehr Deutsch ... o.O (and my German is still sehr lousy)

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    The symbols kind of hint at the different informational categories of the map.

    the upper left symbol -> tree & deer -> nature -> hint at all the information in the map that related to nature (like forests, rivers, mountains etc.)
    the upper right symbol -> three torches -> religion -> hint at all the information in the map that are related to religion (sacred places, monasteries, churches etc.)
    the lower left symbol -> crown -> politics/reign -> hint at all political information in the map (political borders, capitals, castles)
    the lower right symbol -> wheel -> trade/merchants -> hint at all information in the map that are related to trade (routes, streets, citys (with markets), ports etc.)

    don't blame your german ... it's pretty good.

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    Excellent Compass Rose, very detailed!

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    thank you!

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    By the way:

    Lineart is done with vector graphics editor Inkscape
    Colouring is done with Gimp and a Wacom Bamboo

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    Wow, neat and rich at the same time, awesome!

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    Very nicely done !! Question is the East symbol supposed to be an O ???
    "Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

    Capt. Noah Swalter Last voyage of the " Silver Crest"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostatsea View Post
    Very nicely done !! Question is the East symbol supposed to be an O ???
    Yes. The cartographer who made it is German. At least, his location is listed as Germany.

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    O for Ost, whence Österreich (Austria in English) - the Eastern Kingdom.

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