I didn't have much luck with Bryce, so I decided instead to borrow elements of my neighbor Torq's style. Since these lands are plagued, I'm giving the map a sickly-looking green-yellow tint. This image shows the applied bump map and some preliminary work on the water in my area. I've applied a satin filter to the water in lieu of a normal coastline glow, but it makes things look a bit pillowy, so I think that will go away.
In terms of settlements, I am looking at some small hidden enclaves of people who have a better-than-average level of resistance to the plague. They'll be gathered in mountain strongholds where they can easily defend themselves and keep plague sufferers away. The plains area between the two mountain ranges will have numerous ruined towns awaiting the daring and fearless adventurer who dares to risk disease.
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