I made this image using CC2-Pro software. I took a few liberties with naming some of the islands, but the text labels can be removed. I am new to mapmaking, and wanted to get something in by the deadline.
I based this strongly off of the rpg:Kay Eriya maps, using the same colors and such. Note that I have only named countries, because I am terrible at naming cities. I have marked them, but not named them. Some nations span more than one island, such as Nau Salu. If people would like, I will also list the countries and primary races.
This mapcontest is a really good idea mathx. Both your map and the other guys are definite candidates for a world map of polaqu. But previously, when I have made campaigns from scratch, I found it easiest only initially naming the countries. Then, everyone decides on country to focus on for a while (or individually on their own countries), and then 'zooms in' and works on culture and cities and stuff like that. Don't even draw the cities yet. Just worry about continents, countries, climate, terrain, earthquake areas, volcanoes, major land features (eg: glaciers, ravines). After 'zooming in', let's work on city names, culture, politics, etc.
Better late than never. I had communicated about my entry back in April before the original deadline. I didn't make the deadline, but I liked it enough that I kept tweaking every so often. I just checked back in and saw that the deadline was eliminated, so here is my offering. My idea is a "world archipelago": many many islands with the entire ocean (Laq Ush) enclosed by the "encircling ice". For the moment, the map shows all the major islands with names, geographical elements such as mountains and hills, groundcover (foliage), and major waterbodies on the islands (lakes and marshes). I haven't shown political boundaries per se, however, there are several islands that I see as nation-states such as Stormhold, Krish, and Culi Kori. I've seen a note on "Nau Salu" as spanning multiple islands, but I haven't looked to see how that might mesh into my map entry. Similarly, the "Confederacy of Sandobar" didn't exist when I was making my map, so there are no such islands on my entry. For the record, this map was created with AutoRealm. Thanks.
Wow, I really like this map. Heck, I like it more than I like mine. I just have a (very) few complaints:
Not a fan of the blue and red, they clash pretty badly. If they were darker, I don't think it would be so bad. I'm also not a fan of the extra blue around the red border.I agree. I will modify and crop it as best I can. -Eusebius
I also don't like the encircling ice. Unless the world was flat (which I would assume its not, but we can always make it so it is), the ice would not reach along the eastern and western borders, as it would make no geographical sense.I have affection for the encircling ice... :) I had some structural ideas on how to employ it for campaign planning, but since this is an open world effort, I can remove it so that the globular world concept can proceed. -Eusebius
This one's a nitpick, but I don't like the fact that there's no N or anything on the compass rose. Its assumed that the up direction is north, but no proof.I agree, I'll add it. -Eusebius
Again, this is my favorite map on here. As such, it wins my support. Mathx314(talk)(email) 23:24, 24 Sep 2005 (UTC)Thanks! As the original creator of the Polaqu concept that is high praise. With your blessing I'll start adding content based on this map. -Eusebius
Perhaps I'm just not seeing it, but where is Nord on this map? —Crunchybits