Final map for sure!
I named those unnamed lakes, I tweaked the layers and put everything under the border.
Changes and additions:
1. Someone on another site, suggested I give some splotchy color on the western side of the map as it seemed too stark white - so I did.
2. I hated the barbarian stronghold and the other one didn't capture the perspective well, though this isn't perfect either, its improved.
3. To put more "story" into the map, while at the same time preventing me from having to place a road - I thought that might detract from the map, in the northeast corner, I placed some background story relating to the Twelve Nights of Yuleblood poem as a bard's tale relating his experience having learned of it first hand - he being the author and cartographer of the tale. Besides the Fen is mostly a waste of space. Strangely my underlying sense of balance has come through again and the elven forest seems surrounded by the rest of the terrain because of the created shape of the rivers and the text label.
No more changes!
PS: trying to think whether a project like this is worth publishing, I've hit upon another idea. What if I package this map, the illustrated poem in children story book format, followed by a 1st level Pathfinder RPG adventure featuring Orc player characters as the adventuring party - all the map locations are enough for a complete level one adventure - too bad it won't make it before Christmas!
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