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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 16 Jun 2015 :  00:53:47  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Indeed it should ...

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 16 Jun 2015 :  15:19:01  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Duneth Despana

How about Lhuve? Shouldn't it figure on your map, Markus? thanks in advance!
Which one?

They are there - they were just further North.

Another Snippet

EDIT: I can't recall if we finished this map/project. Not sure what happened there toward the end. I must be getting old and forgetful.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 16 Jun 2015 15:21:42
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Duneth Despana
Learned Scribe

Belgium
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Posted - 16 Jun 2015 :  15:24:33  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
more maps(nippets)?! I just cried a little! thank you so much! Can't wait to see all of it! (there are four Lhuve's? :O ) .... hmm I feel like I should try to find at least -something- you would have forgotten on the map ;-P Do you have Karscragg on it?

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
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Markustay
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Posted - 16 Jun 2015 :  17:14:55  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Five.

Talontower is a repurposed Lhuve.

The unlabeled site (with the red line going to it) is a Dlardrageth Armory (there were five of those as well IIRC - two have proper names, but thats not one of them).

And once again, here's to hoping that the High Forest sourcebook sees the light of day at some point.


EDIT: And I just realized there's no way thats the final map - most of the text doesn't have the 'glow' that makes it pop.


"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 16 Jun 2015 17:19:42
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Barastir
Master of Realmslore

Brazil
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Posted - 16 Jun 2015 :  19:04:46  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In which year is this map valid? Are the avariel there canon?

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fought for to be attained and maintained.
Lead by example.
Let your deeds speak your intentions.
Goodness radiated from the heart."

The Paladin's Virtues, excerpt from the "Quentin's Monograph"
(by Ed Greenwood)
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Markustay
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Posted - 17 Jun 2015 :  00:10:58  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I believe so. I was just placing stuff as directed with this one.

You'll note I used the 'ruin' icon, though. I use a different icon now (note Mhilamniir and Karse) for 'extensive ruins'* - meaning more then just one building, like a settlement (think RW ruins). The old, solid square one is of the 'dungeon' variety.

This map wasn't specifically dated like the Shining Vale (Daggerford) one was, but I think it is circa the 3e era (so 1370's).


*EDIT: So having said that, I suppose Lothen should have had that 'extensive ruins' icon as well. I think I was just trying that out for the first time and hadn't finished changing the rest.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 17 Jun 2015 00:18:15
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Duneth Despana
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Belgium
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Posted - 07 Jul 2015 :  17:45:57  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Shouldn't Gairackdar figure on your maps, Markus? ;-P

Edit: Oops, it does.. just missing a few letters.

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1

Edited by - Duneth Despana on 06 Aug 2015 15:59:15
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Duneth Despana
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Belgium
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Posted - 06 Aug 2015 :  16:00:22  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just noticed 'Korianthil Lands' on the snippet. I'm intrigued. Is it something you (or Eric) can tell us more about at this time?

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
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Markustay
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USA
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Posted - 06 Aug 2015 :  17:51:46  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That would be up to Eric Boyd.

Although I read through his work (which I am sure is greatly added-to and modified by now), I don't recall the specifics, nor is it my place to share them. I try to only elaborate on those things which were preexisting to The High Forest project.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

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Cards77
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USA
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Posted - 09 Aug 2015 :  18:06:06  Show Profile Send Cards77 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

quote:
Originally posted by Duneth Despana

How about Lhuve? Shouldn't it figure on your map, Markus? thanks in advance!
Which one?

They are there - they were just further North.

Another Snippet

EDIT: I can't recall if we finished this map/project. Not sure what happened there toward the end. I must be getting old and forgetful.



Oh wow that is fantastic! That's exactly what I need for my current campaign. Is that full map available anywhere? Perhaps for purchase? Awesome work.
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Duneth Despana
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Belgium
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Posted - 29 Aug 2015 :  01:12:17  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is Askovyn Tangle supposed to be Auzkovyn Tangle? The two names seem awfully similar.

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
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Duneth Despana
Learned Scribe

Belgium
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Posted - 29 Aug 2015 :  01:57:35  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The resolution is not readable for Woody Glen area of the High Forest (NW'ish).

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 29 Aug 2015 :  17:13:34  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I really wish I had time to get back to all these wonderful FR maps, but alas, my plate is rather full these days. (In a good way - waiting for some announcements).

quote:
Originally posted by Duneth Despana

Is Askovyn Tangle supposed to be Auzkovyn Tangle? The two names seem awfully similar.
I would assume so, but you would have to ask Eric Boyd that. All the names were given to me to place. I just did a search of the (brilliant) pdf and couldn't find either.


quote:
Originally posted by Cards77

Oh wow that is fantastic! That's exactly what I need for my current campaign. Is that full map available anywhere? Perhaps for purchase? Awesome work.
I would have to ask Eric Boyd if he wouldn't mind me posting the full map at this point (and perhaps the Daggerford/Shining Vale one as well). I did them for him personally. Not sure if anything will be done with them down the road at this point. If he says I can post them, I would probably make them exclusive to The Realms Secretariat (where Eric & Krash have been posting some lore). It cannot be sold, because neither one of us owns the IP, or have any rights to it.

And YES, the map is WAAAAAAAY bigger then that. It encompasses the whole of the High Forest and surrounding regions, and connects directly with the older Shining Vale map (which I completely re-did to make sure they matched).

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 29 Aug 2015 17:14:55
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Cards77
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USA
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Posted - 30 Aug 2015 :  02:48:54  Show Profile Send Cards77 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cool. I've been searching for exactly that type of detailed map. It's so nice to be able to refer to one map with ALL the locations on it, rather than trying to use 3 different maps, between three versions, etc. My players (especially my wife) are exploration driven and they will stare at these maps and discuss what may be here or there for hours at a time. They LOVE the maps, especially your work. All the maps, in particular yours and Mike Schlay's have been driving my entire campaign. Good maps just really make a huge difference. Please let us know if the entire map can be shared. Thank you.
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kalos72
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USA
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Posted - 27 Oct 2016 :  18:54:41  Show Profile Send kalos72 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey all, sorry if I am resurrecting an old thread but I was wondering if these maps are still available some where?
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Markustay
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USA
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Posted - 31 Oct 2016 :  16:58:48  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm just waiting on hearing back from Eric Boyd. A 'nudged' him a couple of weeks ago, but he was starting a new job, and I'm sure he's very busy with that. He wanted to 'go over it' one last time (I am sure he's added great swaths of info since he and I stopped working on it).

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

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Cards77
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USA
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Posted - 01 Nov 2016 :  14:09:14  Show Profile Send Cards77 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

I'm just waiting on hearing back from Eric Boyd. A 'nudged' him a couple of weeks ago, but he was starting a new job, and I'm sure he's very busy with that. He wanted to 'go over it' one last time (I am sure he's added great swaths of info since he and I stopped working on it).




Thank you! That's very exciting to hear.
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Markustay
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Posted - 01 Nov 2016 :  20:18:18  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In the meantime, something I've been working on.

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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
4949 Posts

Posted - 01 Nov 2016 :  22:48:13  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Very nice Markus.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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KanzenAU
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Australia
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Posted - 01 Nov 2016 :  23:22:14  Show Profile Send KanzenAU a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Exciting times! Looking forward to seeing more :)

Regional maps for Waterdeep, Triboar, Ardeep Forest, and Cormyr on DM's Guild, plus a campaign sized map for the North
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Markustay
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Posted - 02 Nov 2016 :  03:11:02  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank You.

I forgot to turn on the texture layer, which gives it a 'grungier' feel. Next update I'll have it on. Just started drawing the mountains in today. I Hate mountains. LOL

EDIT: BTW, Krash - Impiltur needs a river. There's no (spring) water run-off on the eastern side of the Earthfast mountains, which is unnatural. The Icehilt and Great Imphras Rivers account for the Earthspur, but not the Earthfast range. I added one to Turmish for the same reason (and since no-one 'claims' Turmish, I figured that was no big deal).

I've never done a map in quite this fashion before - usually I am drawing a little bit of everything all over the place. Seeing all the waterways - rivers, lakes, and seas - without the other terrain makes a few oddities pop-out that I hadn't noticed previously.

EDIT2: I also just noticed I forgot the Darklake and rivers in the Gulthmere Forest. {sigh}

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 02 Nov 2016 03:21:17
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Wrigley
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Posted - 02 Nov 2016 :  12:27:35  Show Profile  Visit Wrigley's Homepage Send Wrigley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Love your work Markus, great to see that you continue :-)
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 03 Nov 2016 :  03:51:43  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay
EDIT: BTW, Krash - Impiltur needs a river. There's no (spring) water run-off on the eastern side of the Earthfast mountains, which is unnatural. The Icehilt and Great Imphras Rivers account for the Earthspur, but not the Earthfast range. I added one to Turmish for the same reason (and since no-one 'claims' Turmish, I figured that was no big deal).



I had noticed this too. The only explanation I came up with in my head was that there were a myriad of streams and creeks running south off the Earthfasts that simply didn't rate "river" status - but I know geographically that this isn't a really feasible explanation; not that geography is my strongpoint.

-- George Krashos

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Markustay
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Posted - 03 Nov 2016 :  08:49:59  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"The 'Dwarves of Old' built a very involved system of channels on the eastern face of the Earthfasts, capturing most of the water run-off from spring rains and thaw. This system funneled the liquid through filtering sand and on into massive subterranean cisterns, which provided both drinking water for the Earthfast Dwarves, and also water to cool their forges. As with all such sprawling Dwarven settlements, chimneys were also cut into the mountains to vent both smoke and steam, providing their own misty camouflage from prying eyes and would-be interlopers. It is believed that at least two major rivers were caused to disappear because of this, and the evidence of their dried-up beds can still be discerned in the Impulturran countryside."

--- Sage Wehtam Tay'Cramlor, in his dissertation to the scholars of Candlekeep, Ancient Dwarven Engineering Marvels, in D.R. 1373




Note: Also found I was missing The plungepool in Cormyr. No matter how many times I check over something, there's always something else I missed. I'm happy with how the mountains are looking, BTW.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 23 Feb 2017 03:29:20
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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 03 Nov 2016 :  09:17:35  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I find that too. im just going over OGB in detail and there are loads of single line remarks that seem way more important now than they once did.


One of my side projects is to get every sourcebook into word and then collate everything into documents based on region. that way if i want to know about a place it is all there in one document. It allows for finding of many more links between the lore.
Its a slow process and i had to start again recently to make sure i note down sources, but when its done i hope it will help me work faster on realms projects.

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