September/October 2013 Challenge: Kingdom of Leohtwald
Inspired by the world of Ravenloft (even if it don't look too similar) I decided to make a land convered by mysteries, really. In this world, there is a magical phenomenon know as the mist, although northern people call it Ondoerr. It look like a normal fog but it's very thick. So dense that the sunlight cannot enter. No one ever came back from it, so people prefer to stay away. The Ondoerr move but do not obey the laws of physic. It as been there since the dawn of time, shaping the world and political entities as time flow. Some area are stable and relativly safe, while others are subject to cyclical variations such as the Plagueland and pretty dangerous. Land convered by it gradually become corrupted by the evil that lies within, so does all the living being trap uder it. Nothing rarely ever comes out of the mist but when it moves, nasty aberrations are left behind. People have learned to live near the mist despite the danger.
So that's it for the mystery.
I'm still working on it and depending if I have enough time and ideas, I might have to cut the map in the west and in the south. It's still a little messy.
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It's made with photoshop and illustrator.
Brushes : Sketchy Cartography Brushes by StarRaven on deviantART
others symbols are originals