ok, I got what you've done so what I meant is full color opacity with no blending mode (here it rather made it looks pinky than red).
I'm not sure to get what you mean, honestly. Here's a test with the color of the cities at full opacity (but still with a blending effect). I corrected the color of the swamps a little bit and worked the desert (color or not, what do you think?).
I guess, I'll have to do the rest of the mountains soon!
Nice. I like your map symbols for swamps and forests. I would suggest turning down the saturation on the settlements though.
I'm in the mountains right now, but I'll have to solve the cities's issue indeed!