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    Thanks.
    The problem is that I know how I would like the forest/woods to look (hand-drawn style, as I have seen many here and generally in fantasy maps), but I am unable to produce a texture pattern that would really work.

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    I have a linguistic question for the English-speaking among you.
    In my language, there is a name for the people who use wood to make ships and boats, and that name is most readily translated with "carpenter". Then there is another word to name the people who generically make woodworks (what Saint Joseph, or Mr. Geppetto would be), which in English seems also to be translated with carpenter (and only with carpenter, because other terms, such as "joiner" or "woodworker" have narrower meanings, at least according to my dictionary).
    Now, I need to have the quarter for people who make ships, and another quarter for the people who make generic woodworks. What names could I use to make that clear?

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    Shipwright : a carpenter who specialises in ship and boat building. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shipwright

    Carpenters in general: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpentry

    Interestingly enough, the suffix -wright is the Old English term for a worker of wood. Thus a shipwright builds ships, a wainwright builds wagons and so on. After the Norman invasion of England in the 11th century the term was replaced with carpentier, from which we get carpenter. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright)

    This transition between languages is probably part of the reason you can't find a direct translation into modern english. The term 'wright' has fallen from common usage.
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    Thank you very much occam99, very informative.

    Now it is practically finished, some names are to be added, then probably some minor fiddling. I have ditched the "forest" thing, now we have only single trees shown. If I cannot find a decent style for forest/woods, it will remain so.

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    That's really great. Love the style of this

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    Awesomesauce! I really love this. <3
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    I've been looking forward to seeing the finished result and it looks amazing!

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    Glad to be of service.

    Great clean map.

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    An attack from the sea would be devastating...

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    Same is true of most ports though, that is why you have a good navy on hand or you're fighting abroad anyway. Not everyone was in the privalaged position of Constantinople!

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