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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2018
     
    I have decided to do a district of Torstan, using Annual Deluxe Battlemap, as in Annual 131 (Village Battlemaps). Here is not much more than the copy and paste from the Torstan map. Any helpful advice very welcome.
      Mivlis - Krakatos - Holy Head District.PNG
    • CommentAuthorGThiel
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2018
     
    Only two suggestions (for now) OK, three 1) Widen overlay on the street on the left, hard to read what the road name is. 2) Change Medical Dr to something like "Chirurgeon." Medical Dr just clashes 3) if the walled enclaves are villas, add some greenery around them and add some gates.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2018
     
    Thanks Jerry - I was going to do No 2 and 3 anyway - the names are so I don't forget; but I hadn't considered No 1, so consider it fixed.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2019 edited
     
    I needed a break from doing city maps, overland maps and even dungeon and building maps ......... so here is the updated version of a city district map. :)
      Torstan - Holy Head District.PNG
      Torstan - Holy Head District - St Trinians School.PNG
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      CommentAuthorMedio
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2019
     
    It´s turning great!
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2019
     
    Next installment...I'm on a roll.
      Torstan - Holy Head District - St Trinians School2.PNG
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2019 edited
     
    Next update - about halfway finished
      Torstan - Holy Head District.PNG
      Torstan - Holy Head District - West.PNG
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2019 edited
     
    Virtually finished - hope to submit it to the Atlas in a few days. Comments and criticisms please
      Torstan - Holy Head District.PNG
      Torstan - Holy Head District detail.PNG
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2019
     
    The map looks great, Quenten :)

    I only have one suggestion. How about making the map a lot larger, and putting all the legend stuff at the bottom with a little less space around each column?
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2019
     
    Fair comment
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2019
     
    To be honest, I am not fond of putting a complete legend like this on the map. A legend is nice for identifying important places, but when you label everything, useful information just drowns. I recommend putting the legend in a map note instead, and only show the special locations in the on-map legend. This helps keep the map itself in focus.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2019
     
    I'll cogitate on that. Useful comment
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2019 edited
     
    Here is the updated Holy Head district, with and without Index (which can be toggled on and off). Just Inns and important buildings marked on non-indexed map. There will be a full description of the district in the map Notes. Comments please. As you can see, I really do take notice of your critiques - thanks Monsen and Sue
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      Torstan - Holy Head District - no index.PNG
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2019
     
    Much nicer.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2019
     
    That was quick. Ready for submission in a day or two (mainly for adding chimneys and Map Notes).
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2019
     
    That's much better :)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2019
     
    Zounds !
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2019 edited
     
    The map is finished at last, with all the details. I am halfway through writing up the key, then off to the Atlas. I have added the FCW as well, so you can view the map better. As always, critical comments welcome.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2019
     
    Bravo, Quenten!

    Congratulations :D
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2019
     
    Looking good, but the scalebar is weird. It looks much better when put in a corner (when one is available), besides, there is also a grey "shadow" scalebar below the white one.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2019
     
    Thanks for noticing that, Remy. Fixed it.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2019
     
    I didn't notice the scalebar. But I think that might be because I was raised looking at different maps, where a scale bar is good in any space along the bottom edge :)
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2019 edited
     
    This is a sample of the write up for the district, with a small vignette of each dwelling's inhabitant(s), to give a taste for life in this district, and a few political/social intrigues for the player.

    1. Lelwelyth Onn's Mansion (assassin HQ) – Sirrah Lelwelyth is an elf of culture and distinction, welcome in all higher levels of society. He is, in fact, head of the ultra-secretive Redheaded League, an Assassin and Spy Guild, with ties to the Crown (though private contract work is the source of the league’s work. The mansion is very tastefully furnished, but has many underground training rooms, arsenals and the like, with entrances to the underground sewers and even lower.
    2. Master Aderyn pen Jevon's Villa – A wealthy merchant who owns quite a few commercial properties in Torstan, and also runs a commercial trading caravan company.
    3. Sir Glynis Boumphrey's Townhouse – Sir Glynis hides behind the image of an absent-minded old gentleman, but is in fact of keen intellect, an amateur astronomer (with telescopes in hids high ‘tower’) and consultant to the Crown on matters of natural philosophy.
    4. Isell pen Thomas' House (chief Spy) – Head of the crown’s official ‘security’ service, SS007; a very effective information gathering service, which Sirrah Isell sometimes uses for personal as well as State ‘leverage’ (blackmail).
    5. Mordryd Heilin's 'cottage' – a minor, but socially influential ‘dandy’, who is often the leader in fashion, and honoured guest at the Assembly Rooms. He is quite opinionated on trivial matters, but eschews gossip. A charming bachelor who enjoys female company.
    6. Guildmaster Hafren pen Eddow's House – Sirrah Eddow is the corpulent, pleasure-loving Guildmaster of the Clothiers and Drapers Guild. He has a plain but wealthy wife, and several young and beautiful mistresses, one of whom is a servant in his own mansion.
    7. Principal Rhiannon Blethin's House – Principal of the premier school in Torstan. Mistress Rhiannon is a stern but mostly fair headmistress, though she does have some favourites (and is rumoured to have one or two very attractive female students as lovers).
    8. Tangwystl pen Beynam's House – Sirrah Beynam’s wealth derives from his ownership of many buildings in Torstan – including some shops in Harrow Street, and two of the large housing apartments in the East Ward District. He is ostentatious, and values fine ceramics of which he has a large collection.
    9. Lady Mairwen Kyffin's Chamber – Widowed Lady Mairwen is quite the richest woman in Torstan. This Chamberhouse is but one of her dwellings, as she also has an estate further out from the city and a seaside ‘cottage’ on the coast. She is one of the three mesdames who rule the Assembly events with an iron hand.
    10. Enid pen Grunnah's House – Madame Enid is the second of the ruling trio of ‘harridans’ of the Assembly, and a great stickler for social niceties. She is part owner and part-time instructor of the St Cei’s Ladies’ Finishing College (see 27.)
    11. Maelona pen Drych's House – the third of the Assembly triad. Miss Maelona seems a kindly matron, but is equally as condemnatory of any social breach of manners, morals or decorum as the other two. She has never married, but has a fine estate outside the city, and is a patron of the arts. She is the other owner of St Cei’s Ladies Finishing College (see 27.)
    12. Chirugeon Elundel Boswannick's Villa & Practice – a severe, tall and thin man, who treats the wealthy of Torstan, with a miscellany of phlebotomies, poultices, home-mixed ‘medicines’, elixirs and his own brand of clerical ‘Cure’ magic incantations. Needless to say, he is also very adept at dealing with his high-class ladies with many hysterical & hypochondriac symptoms, which he encourages, collecting high fees for his services.
    13. Morvith pen Griffiths' House – a wealthy merchant with fingers in many pies – real estate, shipping and road transport, and especially spices. He loves his food, and often eats out, especially at Gwalchmai’s (see 26.) He has a large family by his first deceased wife, and a beautiful xxx second wife.
    14. Garin pen Aled's House – Master Garin is a highly successful lawyer, who specializes in ecclesiastical cases. He is a patron of the arts, and donates generously to Helstan’s Art Gallery (see 36.)
    15. Kenyr Gooch's House (accountant) – Mr Gooch is a meticulous accountant of the highest reputation (but secretly not above dipping into his clients’ trust funds). He is an expert on Taxation Law, and is of great service to the rich and powerful.
    16. St Cei's Basilica School – this is the finest and most privileged school in Torstan. It provides the choristers and altar boys for the cathedra of St Cei, and gives its pupils a rigorous education in Rhetoric, Theology, History, Astrology, and the Natural Sciences in particular. Some of the teachers live in rooms on the top floor of the school.
    17. Lord Gwanon pen Bellis' Mansion – the townhouse of the Earl of Danmoor. Lord pen Bellis is a 35 year old, darkly handsome and very desirable match for the many ladies seeking his company at the Assembly rooms. Despite his somewhat raffish behaviour (especially with racing, cards and reputed dalliances with not so ‘acceptable’ maidens, he is nevertheless welcomed into the Assembly as the greatest drawcard.
    18. Dame Gweneth pen Price's Villa – Dame Gweneth is a retired actress and singer who was raised to the privelges class by the King who was enamoured of her. She is not totally accepted into society (and definitely not the Assembly Rooms) but enjoys taunting her ‘betters’ – even living here, in an absolutely exquisitely tasteful house is enough to stiffen the backs of those who look down on her.
    19. Bishop's Court (Archbishop Elwen Hamrin) – a very lavishly appointed dwelling for the Archbishop of Torstan, who is also always the Primate of Ruma Helrevy. The current incumbent, Right Reverend Hamrin is a very charismatic man, though some doubt his commitment to the tenets of the religion he preaches. He provides fabulous feasts for those privileged enough to obtain an invitation, and he and his wife, and three daughters are regular visitors at the Assembly rooms. His eldest, Morwenna, has set her cap at Lord pen Bellis (see 17.), with her father’s blessing.
    20. Choirmaster Gwenfaen ap Fychan's House – this pious and talented musician and composer, with a large family of 12 children, is the Head of Music at the Cathedra and Master at St Cei’s school. He nevertheless is actually quite poor, despite his income, due to the demands of his children and third wife. Alas, childbirth did for the previous two.
    21. Madam Angharad Steffyns' Residence – Madam Angharad lives only with her servants, and is a recluse, ever since she was jilted at the altar 26 years ago. Some say her banquet hall remains in the state it was for her aborted wedding day, decaying each year. She certainly has been seen wearing her now frayed wedding dress. She has recently taken a female ward, and recent graduate from the Finishing School, Eswenna, whom she is training as her revenge on men.
    22. Guenneret Bosstan, Engraver and Illuminator to the Discerning – Master Bosstan is one of the finest craftman in the country, and his works adorn almost every noble and wealthy house in the realm. He is a very pious man, and does a lot of ex gratis work for the Church. He is often a guest of the Archbishop, though he secretly doubts the Archbishop’s piety.
    23. Lady Almedha Bellis' Assembly Rooms – these Assembly Rooms are where the members of High Society hold their balls, and social gatherings, under the gimlet-eyed trio of Lady Mairwen (see 9.), Madame Enid (see 10.) and Miss pen Drych (see 11.) Lady Almedha is the formidable aunt of Lord pen Bellis, but rarely appears here.