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Re: 1 Mile Hex Mapping

Post by Robin » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:06 pm

Sturm wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:21 am
I used a 3.2 map originally done by Agathokles http://pandius.com/karameikos-3_2m.png which I think used Thorf's map as starting point and added some B-modules locations.
Then I also added the seats of several noble families, mostly from Karameikos Noble Families by Simone Neri http://pandius.com/knoblfam.html and then I also added some original location, so ask me if you do not find something.
You are right I did not used B10 informations however, should I find the time to revise the map, I will do it!
Thanx for the Background information. ;)
I think you no longer need to revise it...As the 1mile hex map for threshold is nearing its finish for my The Barrel article.. I am working on it Daily.
you will receive them asap together (probably 1 to 2 weeks)or seperate (probably map this week, the text up to 2 weeks from now) in the Threshold mail
Sorry, I cant go any faster. Real Life also gets in the way, I still have my neck injury so have to stop regularly, and the old material is badly written/damaged/or requires puzzling in the literal sense of tghe word as the mental sense to make it complete and logical. all in all a major overhaul :P
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Re: 1 Mile Hex Mapping

Post by Sturm » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:56 pm

No problem there is still time for issue #23, it will be published end June.
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Re: 1 Mile Hex Mapping

Post by Robin » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:24 pm

Thanx,...then I'll ease down a bit.

btw I found these Illustrations from the Tainted Sword Novel decribing Bywater.
http://oi64.tinypic.com/2hz1tzm.jpg
I have reposted it here to enable an image to be able to shown here. I Found out as these images are very difficult to find.
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And although it is mostly just out of the scope or area of my map, it might be interesting to all other gamers/players/mappers.
It is clear from these the artist did mixup the Highreach/Volaga with the Castellan River, as where they meet, the continue as Volaga/Highreach River and NOT Castellan River. And thus it is no wonder most gamers misplaced the location, especially after Escape from Thunder Rift reusing this location.
Also here the compass orientation seems to be right, while 90degrees off in EfTR.
I especially like the image on the left, as it also displayes how the stronholds look like, and where bridges and other locations (approximately) should be. For example the Bridge at Krakatos or Rugalove were unknown to me before this book.
As to my opinion on EfTR map "the Chase"on page 20 it would deem indeed more logical to place Bywater on the Castellan river (thus north of the Volaga/Highreach and Castellan Juncture), for the weird hills/mountains seem to fit there better than anywhere. However, as the Novel is the oldest canon source and EfTR literally follows that book (except the location maps apparently) and looking at the adventure. I deem it best to ignore the EfTR map, and place the locations of that map on the Tainted Sword map.
For Location 1 I would set it just north of Sielo's Fort, Location 2, three to five miles further up north(instead about 20), and then Bywater(location 3) one to two miles further north, thus following the river till the juncture, rhere following upstream the Volaga/Highreach and place the locations 4 and 5 in the region of the hills there. Intotal that would place Bywater four to seven miles north of Sielo's Fort....almost as the artist intended. and it would remove the weird hills/mountains from the map.
And the EfTR map of page 24 is much smaller, misses many buildings, and the ruins have much diferent shapes, has the compass and riverflow direction wrong, and of course as stated above the river name. So It may look interesting, yet holds its inconsistencies and flaws. Mostly due variant artists or writes who also don't look good at the older canon sources (or just forget it at all.)
Just something to ponder on.

Btw Shawn, if you read this It might be safe to store these maps on Pandius.
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Re: 1 Mile Hex Mapping

Post by Argentmantle » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:48 am

I still wanna take the Judge's Guild every hex has an encounter mentality to Mystara... someday! Great work so far!!!

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Argentmantle wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:48 am
I still wanna take the Judge's Guild every hex has an encounter mentality to Mystara... someday! Great work so far!!!
Cool Thanx

That means thus that the amounts of adventures rise with my 1 mile maps from 1 per 8 mile hex to 7 per 1 mile hexes.
That's great.
Until now I mapped South Glantri, Broken Lands, Alfheim, most of East Darokin, The Darokin Rockhome Tunnel, The Great Pass of Sind/Hule, and the Isle of Carytion, I currently do something for the Threshold Magazine you might enjoy, and the 6 Ethengar(incl West Glantri, South Heldann, Northwest Vestland, North Rockhome) maps. My plans are finishing the Silver Sierras(before and after Meteor), Ylaruam (with a lot of Nithian/Morgeth ruins and maybe a Nithian map). Quedhar, Isle of Dread, and Rockhome are on the list too of becoming 1 mile hexed.
So I will surely continue see here the maps thus far; https://breathofmystara.blogspot.com/20 ... -list.html
and of course this topic where everything new will be added/spoken about.....as I trule need DM's and Gamers input too. besides the canon/fanon thusfar created. ;) :P
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Re: 1 Mile Hex Mapping

Post by Robin » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:41 pm

my my. already three month further.
Mapping for Threshold took a weee bit more time than expected.

Ethengar North including south Heldann
Yet now I am back on the Ethengar maps.
I continued my work on Ethengar North; filled in the Aral Lake as created by the suggestions and canon as brought up above
Filling in the small highmoors, heath hills, and the new other lake (as of yet unnamed) but suggested by Seer of Yogh and his original map.
Filled in more detail and logic pertaining the battle locations on the Ethengar 8 mile hex maps to explain why the combat was there. more of these will follow. I also expanded the heath on the hills bringing more detail
https://www.deviantart.com/6inchnails/a ... -780327662

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Slowly the hills become more clear, eveal more what is as of yet unknown. This is more or less how I imagine the region. The elevations, heath, stereams and such clearly clarify, why there have been battles mapped on some regions on the canon 8 mile map. This I will clarfiy further later,especially with giving the altitudes,
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as to other creators...if you have placed something in these hills, please, please inform me, and it will be inserted in this map, as it must be as complete as possible.
So please inform me if you have created something here, (or just an idea), and I see if it fits on the map.

Enjoy.
Yippe I am on the map again, and I smell the grass, the heath, and even a whisp of the highmoors, in the strong wind....feel the warmth of the sun yet also the cold force of the wind..typically Ethengar
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Re: 1 Mile Hex Mapping

Post by Robin » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:18 pm

Ethengar North Including South Heldann.
Ok worked some more on the material Geoff/Seer of Yogh gave me.
and my suggestion here;

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15023&p=228208#p228208

To thank Geoff I called the lake; Schwarzsee of Yogh (this is Heldan/German for Black Lake of Yogh)

Schwarzsee of Yogh (Black Lake of Yogh)
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e1/50/03 ... 979151.jpg

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This area is actually an inundated valley. This happened for about 50 years ago, due to strange clouds over the Red Fang East (the witches are suspected, as other magical events, yet volcanism might belong to the possibilities too). The Yogh bach, Hexenbach and Red Fang Bach tripled in volume, way too much for the summer to evaporate. Since the event the waterflow has remained stabile, until it again increased in 1007 AC due the ashes of the crater impact in Darokin/Glantri.
Currently the water is everywhere between 3' and 5' deep, with the open areas between 10' and 15' deep. The bottom is sturdy and not muddy.

Due to three strange 20' tall dark-blue with purple glow 5' away crystals in the middle of the polluted lake, magic if strongly influenced.
Various spells and magic items do not work here; Movement (no Fly, Haste, Slow, Dimenstion Door, Transport through..., Teleport, Word of Recall, Airwalk, Feather fall). Spells of Evocation (Lightning & fire mostly) are reduced in effect, range and damage by 50%.,
Undead Turning is nullified here, similar to ANY healing spell, including Power Word spells.
Food created is instantly spoiled, as like water. Waterbreathing is possible yet the taste of the water is disgusting and one can no longer stay under water than the character's constitution in minutes, before becoming nauseated ad dizzy for 1 Turn thereafter (or more if not breathing air.)
Due to the constant wetness, fire has a 90% lower combustion rate on any normal combustible items/trees/bushes and such. Due this any creature in here resists half any fire damage and may safe vs. spells to suffer none at all.
As the fire spells are already reduced in range, effects and damage, they become very weak in effect. The caster (if wet) may be enveloped within the shortened range of of any spell, and has the same benefit of this severe magical handicap.
Spells which give you wings, or faster legs, or otherwise increase your natural abilities are not affected.

Bacharituy is the Nucklavee living in the North. He is the one who made the drowned people of the castle and village into undead. He currently obeys Laimë-fenuqámen, but does so grudgelingly.

The Black Dragon Laimë-fenuqámen lives here in the lake.He is named by Elves for over a century ago (and likes this name after discovering its meaning; Shadowtoxin), and is actually the cause of the area inundation when it ascended to a Huge Dragon. It had its severe battlles with Khanistar the Blue Dragon Ruler in Ethengar. Yet neither was succesful in defeating the other. Laimë-fenuqámen Is currently at easy and preparing his last growth stages of HD before attempting to become an Immortal soul.(as per http://www.pandius.com/immguard.html This dragon has 23 other dragons in his pyramid of power(mostly Green, Jade,or Red,
a few White and one Amber), all active in the Heldann Freeholds. His personal real streches nortwards almost to Freiburg; it is the purple rectangle on the east Rad Fang Mountain including the eastern mountains close to Freiburg.https://www.deviantart.com/6inchnails/a ... -516451491
The dragon's name for Shadowtoxin is to thank him for his awesome art https://www.furaffinity.net/view/23758631/ .

I also created the Hexentanzplatz (Witch dance floor) is a shrine like place for introducing new members to the local order of witches and mages.
Teufelsschlosse ( Devils castle) is a very large mansion where several members live and study, and where the members pay hommage to new members
Hexen treppe (Witchstairs) is a very long irregular stair of 8 mile long where the witches run down to the deep below Bodetal (Bode valley) and the Teufelswaschbecken (Devils wash basin) where the Bodetal waldkaters (Clan of wildcat Rakastas) live.
Here they babtise new members and go together up the miles long stair again in wild bacchanalian lust, where they end the festival in a hellish dance with the cats (yes the witches and the Rakastas do mate), goats, broom and hayfork.
These mages and witches are mostly religous (or at least aknowledge these in respect) and refugees from Glantri due this.
I based this on my earlier idea based on ;
https://www.deviantart.com/yesterdays-p ... -712131064


Here the newest update of the map.
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And its link to download if you so desire for better detail (use the green arrow button right)
https://www.deviantart.com/6inchnails/a ... -780327662

This work also affected the map of
Ethengar NE and SE Heldann
which as thus is updated too;
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https://www.deviantart.com/6inchnails/a ... -782037337

As to Geoff; I know you are an avid writer, and Mystara fan ;) . If this ignites you to write an adventure or background on this, you can use the section off the map as needed, as it that region of Heldann is now 95% finished.
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Re: 1 Mile Hex Mapping

Post by Robin » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:46 pm

Ethengar N
Ok beginning to add detailing according ecology rules.
As most fluidic rules are now placed on the northern section of Ethengar and the Heldann hills.
so somewhere in the neary future, comes the most tedious and hardest of all; adding altitudes according canon, fluidity rules, and geographic movement.
Yet first all the detailing, and especially the Sea of Flowers will have its interesting effects, as i have to take into account the great seasonal changes as per; https://www.deviantart.com/6inchnails/a ... -781523167
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A picture of the colorful landscape in summer, viewing west to the faraway Glantrian Mountains
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Click here for download to see in more detail
https://www.deviantart.com/6inchnails/a ... -780327662

Any input by anybody is still more than welcome :P
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Re: 1 Mile Hex Mapping

Post by Robin » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:10 pm

If I would (as I planned to make)
all the Known World in 1 mile hex maps, and print these out (not something planned) than as counting from the Trail maps I would make 135 x8 hexes north to south, and 184 x8 hexes NE to SW.
That would make 1080 hexes N to S
and 1472 hexes NE to SW
As I have made the hexes as large as the hexes already used on the Trail map, (7.5 mm each)

then we would have a map of 1080x7.5mm= 8100mm-810 cm=8,1 meters high
1472x7.5mm=11040mm=1104cm= 11,04 meters NW to SW. multiplying this by 0.666 to calculate east to west insteads NE to SW is an 7.36 meter
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A giganormous work of 11.04 x7.36 meters.
and that does not include the bordering regions (Heldann, Wendar, Sind, AdriVarma)of which also some miles are drawn in due the irregular shape of the countries

Till now I have done the Canolbarth (including large sections Darokin), Broken Lands (including large sections Darokin, Glantri), Ethengar is steady on the go(including large sections of Rockhome, Glantri, Heldann, Vestland)
and I have already worked on small sections of Thyatis, Karameikos, Glantri, Rockhome.
Micky has done most of Glantri in 1 mile hexes, and where not the work of Betti fills in the gaps.
Darokin is made somewhat easier due the 2.66 mile hex fan maps
Some sections of Karameikos exist in 1, 3, 3.2, 2,66 mile making my work easier still.
(although several of these sources are contradicting the others, and the various sources have to fit, need fluidic, geologic, historic, ecologic detailing/adaptation/readjustment to the various sources, before kore detail can be added).

Much work to do before I die (which I have not planned for the next 30 years :P)
And the more I do, the more I enter the world of Mystara as if it is real.
Like as if I step into my ancestors shoes mapping the unknown
Funny
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