I thought you weren't done with them yet? Your last message made it sound like yoiu weren't completely happy...
I'm not... I'll keep working on them.
And @Lizzy_Maracuja provides her great city map to the atlas:
Hi, can I please reserve the following area? In the Loksa region map, Malhavania, NW Doriant
It's yours. Happy mapping :)
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Here's some more great maps from @Quenten
And one more from @Quenten
I would like to reserve Fisher Isle, between Starshine Forest and Helman's Spires for a few villages and maybe a town. And a bit around Fisher. Probably villages. And If I can talk myself into it, a fishing village on Fisher Bay.
I'll be away from my computer part of this month, so it will take some amount of time to do them. Maybe 4 locations, maybe 5 or 6 locations.
I don't think I'll do Fisher city... hopefully I haven't bitten off too much.
That's great. I'll reserve the area for you.
Hi @Monsen I seem to have forgotten to send you Ananrion, in Elen Daelarion. Here it is, along with The Morstarik, ready for @WVFaeryWoman sky city map.
Because Quenten is such a kind and generous mapmaker, I am now officially reserving the flying island city of Coldheels in Morstarik. I am working through a few versions with the goal of getting a map completed for submission soon.
Revised map. Thanks for all the comments. They helped.
And two more maps from Quenten for the atlas. Thanks for contributing.
Note that I have some very hectic (and long) days coming up at work now, and then I am leaving town for a little while, so I probably won't be able to process any more maps until mid July at the earliest.
I am just posting a leave of absence from map making, but I hope to return and submit my flying city map in the future.
No worries. Your spot will wait patiently for it. Good luck.
Al Shammar has just become Dekunu Oasis (in Dungroth, Doriant)
I'll submit once I've finished the description and any last tweaks.
I don't want to introduce noise into the conversation, but.. couldn't the city be named Al Shammar and be located in Dekunu Oasis? You could have them both (as title and subtitle)
Anyway, since I have an arabic-speaking person sitting next to me I decided to ask. She doesn't quite recognize Shammar as a word (ofc it can always be a proper name) but she tells me it could perfectly be interchangeable between Shammal and Shammar (because.. phonetics, writing, and stuff). And that "Al Shammal" would mean "The North".
Dekunu Oasis is fine. Makes it easier to associate with the parent map.
Had actually googled "Shammar" and seen that it was not really a word. I'm ok with inventing words - just don't want to give my map a name that might have a real word meaning I don't like. There was an... um "not safe for work" connection to a Japanese term I used once... 🤗.
So I have been looking at the atlas for a place to put the Torlok city map and I found a place I might like to claim but it appears to have been claimed back in 2018. Is there a way to find out if it really is still claimed?
Berenur Map upper right section. Only show up when I select show reserved areas.
Haven't herd anything from the one who reserved that area in a long time, so it is safe to consider it abandoned. Feel free to place the city there.
Remy go ahead and reserve that area for me please.
The same area as the existing reserved area, or just a city marker therein (for the city location)?
Same as the current reserve is fine Remy
So being new to this community atlas project I have a couple of questions. Quenten hinted at that I need to do a regional map of the area I choose before any additional maps can be placde in the area. I assume that the regional map can be any style I choose and follows the basic map terrain and features from the larger atlas map. I just need to expand the detail from the larger map and the regional map should be the same area size as the area selected on the larger map. I'm free to add additional settlements and feature as long as it works for the map (ie hills, smaller lakes and additional small rivers). Please let me know if my thinking is incorrect or if I'm missing something about what needs to be done.
Thanks in Advance
Technically, since you are placing your city on a location that does indeed have a city marker, you don't absolutely have to make a regional map. The important thing when placing a map in the atlas is that it should have a place to go, i.e. a reasonable place to link from the parent map, such as a city marker for a city, some interesting feature for a dungeon, a building for a floorplan, and so on. If you want to place things in an empty area (such as a roadside inn along a road with no special markers to indicate it), a lower level map is required.
Even though you don't strictly need one in your case, I am always happy to see a regional map. Looks a bit better if the city is linked from a named location on the map rather than an unnamed map marker like in this case.
As for the map itself, yes, any style will do, the basic idea is that you make a higher detail map of that area, so it should of course represent the actual area, but add additional feature that makes sense for the area, and is typically too small to fit on the higher level map, including making things like river runs and coastlines more detailed and so on. And remember to include lots of interesting features so other people can place their cities, dungeons and other maps in your new area.
Sorry for not being too good at communicating, your city map is in the processing queue, I haven't forgotten it.
Thank You if you want to hold off placing the city map until I get the regional one done that is fine with me. I'm doing the regional map in a style not used too much and have just started it. Still not sure if I'm going to keep the style or combine styles to make the map more interesting.
Just to make sure I'm headed in the right direction I have posted what I have done so far.
City of Medulzan, by Quenten:
I find those old symbols really nice. They're a bit tricky when exporting in high resolution due to their use of zero-width lines, so it works best when you view it at exactly 100% zoom.
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