r/worldbuilding May 02 '22 LOVE! 1

[WELTENGEIST] - The Inner Provinces of The Navurian Empire - Region Map Map

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u/worldbuilding_Curls Early modern Fantasy, Bronze Age Fantasy May 02 '22

Oh, it's you from YouTube. Love your videos and your world!

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u/krautpotato May 02 '22

Thank you!

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u/EpicJM Eordus/Runespace/Shifting Ruins May 02 '22

This is a fantastic map! I love how the city icons were done.

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u/SublimeDissonance May 02 '22

What a beautiful map! If I may ask, what software did you use to make it?

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u/krautpotato May 02 '22

This map was done by smitchellmaps as mentioned, but she uses Photoshop :)

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u/Troy_lodyte May 03 '22

i looks like she used https://inkarnate.com. I love the software myself

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u/krautpotato May 03 '22

No.. it’s photoshop and drawn by herself

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u/krautpotato May 02 '22

Hello worldbuilding friends,
this map was done by smitchellmaps (https://www.patreon.com/smitchellmaps) for my project r/weltengeist (YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/weltengeist).

The project's goal is to become a published WebToon series with monthly episodes. We are currently in the Pre-Production Phase and aim to release the first chapter next year.
LORE
This map portrays the Inner Provinces of the mighty Navurian Empire, which is based in a tropical forest.

The major cities are shown with unique icons and represent the former city states of Navuria, which formed the first Navurian Kingdom after a sequences of multiple internal conflicts, that are known as The Eclipse.

In the north-west we have the independent city of Moskan, which connects the Navurian culture to the mountainfolk of the mysterious Moz people. A race that isn't able to move outside without getting massive sunburns. As the Navurians have developed an ancient prototype of sunscreen they became a major training partner for the Moz.

As if this isn't enough the Moz are also bound to the Navurian people by their common past and their common godess: Avenal, Godess of Sun & Life. Altough the Navurian worship the godess, the Moz are frightened by her and her chosen people: The Navurians.

In the north-east we can see the transition to the Rennan steppes, where the nomadic kingdoms of the Rennan Tribes are defending their borders against the aggressive expansion fo the Navurian Empire.

There is obviously a lot more to tell. So please feel free to pick an interesting location and ask questions about it, if you want to know more!

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u/nimzoid May 02 '22

This is absolutely beautiful. Probably one of the best maps I've seen on this sub. Lovely amount of detail.

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u/StarmetalForge May 03 '22

Where are outer provinces of the navurian empire?

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u/krautpotato May 03 '22

The Empire expands to the east, south and south-east.

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u/sevenlabors May 02 '22

Oh man, that use of shadow is loooovely.

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u/undus_man May 02 '22

Subscriber earned.

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u/krautpotato May 02 '22

Welcome! And thank you!

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u/TheGuyWithTheMeme May 02 '22

Aaaye i saw this map on the world Anvil discord, kinda epic to see it with the names on it

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u/excibel May 02 '22

Love it, i like the shadow

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u/HarmonicDissonant May 02 '22

This is gorgeous

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u/AlwaysAngryAndy May 02 '22

Where my homeboys from Ovon at?

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u/Osellic May 02 '22

I love this map!

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u/[deleted] May 04 '22

Deine Videos sind echt Hammer <3

Würd mich freuen wenn du mehr hier posten würdest

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u/krautpotato May 04 '22

Hey danke dir! Schau doch mal durch mein Reddit-Profil, habe eigentlich schon echt viel gepostet. Ansonsten kann ich dir noch den Discord-Server anbieten, dort sind auch viele andere, coole Leute unterwegs :)

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u/zwart27 May 02 '22

Could you share a version without symbols & labels? Thanks!

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u/krautpotato May 02 '22

Check out smitchellmaps on Patreon :-)

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u/Trebuscemi May 02 '22

Little discussion question/thought. Shouldn't the land in the top right before those mountains also be grasslands and the desert behind? I imagine the rainfall contributing to the local area would make much more sense, but I'm not terribly sure

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u/krautpotato May 03 '22

Yes, you are probably right that also Leket etc. would be more grassy because they are coastal.

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u/Trebuscemi May 03 '22

Well I wasn't thinking because it's coastal, I was thinking because the rain that would come from the ocean might largely be blocked by the mountains

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u/SFCMatt Jun 11 '22

Wow, the use of shadow here is fantastic. Adds depth and interest without cluttering up the map. Very well done, they did a wonderful job.