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Deepening Moon
Acolyte

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Posted - 01 Jun 2018 :  11:26:59  Show Profile Send Deepening Moon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much, Markustay!

Can anyone tell me more about the place called Spire of Swordsongs, which I have seen in the northeastern part of the Lost Peaks on one of those high forest maps?

Bracho Bugental, thanks very much for uploading the map! Can you share a new download link once again? Unfortunately I missed it, and now the download link is expired… It would be very nice!
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Bracho Bugental
Acolyte

Poland
4 Posts

Posted - 02 Jun 2018 :  11:45:13  Show Profile Send Bracho Bugental a Private Message  Reply with Quote
sure, here you go: https://we.tl/2pngUctRO6 (link will expire on 9 June, 2018)
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Deepening Moon
Acolyte

6 Posts

Posted - 03 Jun 2018 :  22:31:55  Show Profile Send Deepening Moon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much!
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
5279 Posts

Posted - 04 Jun 2018 :  06:39:29  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Deepening Moon

Can anyone tell me more about the place called Spire of Swordsongs, which I have seen in the northeastern part of the Lost Peaks on one of those high forest maps?



It's not a canon location. It was created by Eric Boyd for a High Forest project Markustay mapped for him.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Bracho Bugental
Acolyte

Poland
4 Posts

Posted - 05 Jun 2018 :  16:22:47  Show Profile Send Bracho Bugental a Private Message  Reply with Quote
@Deepening Moon - no problem, you're welcome!
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cpthero2
Senior Scribe

USA
472 Posts

Posted - 09 Oct 2018 :  22:50:20  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Master Markustay,

Do I ever have a challenge for you good sir! I just replied to a scroll that is solely about Akhrasut Neth. I would be honored if you would read my argument for where it is located at, which is: the Icerim Mountain hills.

Here is the link:
http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22331

It is almost solely predicated upon the novel, Frostfell with a forensic analysis of that novel, and using relevant materials such as The Hordelands Boxset to supplement my argument.

On another note: thank you for all that you do for our community. Your maps are nothing short of fantastic. You are a true leader in the faiths of Oghma and Deneir.

May your inkwell run infinitely, your thoughts run with the clarity of the force of the River Delimbiyr, and your knowledge as infinite as the branches of Relkath!

Best regards,




quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Glacier has nothing to do with it - all mountains have run-off just from rains (except maybe desert mountains, and even then, it does rain in the desert once in awhile). A lot of fantasy maps (The Realms included) like to show rivers only running off one side of a mountain chain, when rivers need to be on both sides.

I also REALLY hate rivers that just 'appear' in the middle of nowhere... I've been sneaking-in hills all over the place for years (or extending rivers to the nearest 'rough' region). I'm not saying it doesn't happen (lowlands areas where waters 'collect'), but it doesn't happen nearly as often RW as it does on fantasy maps.

I don't just place geography - I have to know why it exists (or in some cases, why something doesn't exist).

And I just got done tweaking the hell out of the Erlkazar region today for my re-working of my Western Heartlands map (Director's Cut!). I have to say, I've never been happier with the region - people might want to run a campaign there now. I even used two different RAS (novel) maps to get everything just right (you'll note the novel maps ALWAYS lined-up with 1e/2e, and NEVER 3e... even in 3e). Plus I tacked-on a nice chunk of my now abandoned Eastern heartlands map - no sense wasting that stuff. I just extended the other map (so it will be a true 8˝ x 11 for printing... although if you printed it that small, good luck reading it).

I wanted that done by today (Sunday), but RW stuff came-up, and I am going away for three days, so hopefully by next Friday. Trust me, its gonna be worth the wait. With a little effort I was able to take my best-looking older map and apply some new techniques to it, so now it really 'pops' (and the new (dual!)scale is super-accurate - you can go all the way down to 5-mile increments). And as I've said elsewhere, thats really just a hold-me-over until the REAL new maps come out.

'Old School aesthetics meets new-school PS techniques'.

@G. Krashos - 'great minds' and all that, eh?


Robert McDonell
Higher Atlar
Spirit Soaring
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3025 Posts

Posted - 09 Oct 2018 :  22:58:10  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Speaking of Mark, I haven't seen him around in awhile. Does anyone know if he is taking a Sabbatical?

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
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cpthero2
Senior Scribe

USA
472 Posts

Posted - 09 Oct 2018 :  23:02:30  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great Reader Brimstone,

That truly is unfortunate, as I would love to see if he agrees or disagrees with my analysis of where Akhrasut Neth is at!

Best regards,



quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

Speaking of Mark, I haven't seen him around in awhile. Does anyone know if he is taking a Sabbatical?


Robert McDonell
Higher Atlar
Spirit Soaring
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3025 Posts

Posted - 09 Oct 2018 :  23:07:53  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I took a 3 or 4 year sabbatical. Left in 2012 came back in 2016. I would pop in just to see what was going on with the usual suspects.
Even Sage has been quiet as of late. Life happens. Lord Karsus wasn't around for years, then The Arch Wizard returned!

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep

Edited by - Brimstone on 09 Oct 2018 23:09:43
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cpthero2
Senior Scribe

USA
472 Posts

Posted - 09 Oct 2018 :  23:14:41  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great Reader Brimstone,

Sure, that completely makes sense. I just had my 5th (and final) child at 42, so I've been busy. Plus, before I retired from the Army and other things, I had been so busy, I couldn't have done (and frankly didn't) much more.

I just hope that Master Markustay gets my message and scroll reference. I really feel that he will like my forensic analysis of Frostfell in terms of the location of Akhrasut Neth.

Best regards!




quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

I took a 3 or 4 year sabbatical. Left in 2012 came back in 2016. I would pop in just to see what was going on with the usual suspects.
Even Sage has been quiet as of late. Life happens. Lord Karsus wasn't around for years, then The Arch Wizard returned!


Robert McDonell
Higher Atlar
Spirit Soaring
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
Moderator

USA
31516 Posts

Posted - 10 Oct 2018 :  03:37:16  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

Speaking of Mark, I haven't seen him around in awhile. Does anyone know if he is taking a Sabbatical?



I saw a comment from him on someone else's wall on the Facebook, a few days ago.

Our master of cartography has been absent from our halls before, I believe. I'm sure he'll be back, sooner or later.

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cpthero2
Senior Scribe

USA
472 Posts

Posted - 10 Oct 2018 :  03:43:14  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Master Rupert,

Thank you for the update! I cannot wait to see what his thoughts are on the Akhrasut Neth argument I posed, especially after I saw his map regarding it.

Best regards,




quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

Speaking of Mark, I haven't seen him around in awhile. Does anyone know if he is taking a Sabbatical?



I saw a comment from him on someone else's wall on the Facebook, a few days ago.

Our master of cartography has been absent from our halls before, I believe. I'm sure he'll be back, sooner or later.


Robert McDonell
Higher Atlar
Spirit Soaring
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