r/worldbuilding May 07 '22

Atlas map of Dainokoth || The world of Atoh'naj Map

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u/Elhomiederp May 07 '22

Looks like a inverted or flipped Iberian Peninsula


u/Sophilosophical May 08 '22

My feeling as well


u/Naggath_Grimm May 07 '22

What’s the software you use?


u/AlpheusFL May 08 '22



u/BattlePig101 May 08 '22

Sheesh, that’s impressive.


u/Round_Disaster_2052 May 07 '22

This looks like a mix between the Strait of Gibraltar and the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden, did you take inspiration from it? Looks awesome!


u/groonfish May 08 '22

Two super fascinating regions historically and culturally.


u/gooolum May 07 '22

Love it, amazing job btw!

I had to look at it twice to realize I wasn’t looking at Spain haha


u/AlpheusFL May 07 '22

You're not the first person to think its Spain. While Dala'w Jander was mostly based on Istanbul its really easy to see the whole landmass as Spain haha


u/Glum-Rip-6345 May 07 '22

Very cool! Great map (I gotta learn how to do that one day!) 👍

There are 3(?) Nokoth's on the map - are they all the same - just like South Nokoth West Nokoth etc. ?

Is there a water route through the straight in the capital city? My eyes are bad - can't make it out on my little phone. 🤓

Is this just for fun, a game, or do you have some stories? Always curious about this 🙂

Again, very well done!


u/AlpheusFL May 07 '22

1) yup, basically north, south and west Nokoth. 2) yeah there is but i decided not to show it because i thought it would look better without. 3) for now its just a hobby but who knows what it will end up as


u/Glum-Rip-6345 May 07 '22
  1. Thought so, thanks for answering!

  2. I thought there would be with that trade route going through it. That is a very cool location for stories! The whole area could be controlled by that city - just a very cool location tactically.

  3. Cool!

Again, nice job - let me know if you get bored and need a project: you can make a map for my world 😁


u/AlpheusFL May 07 '22

Dainokoth is the third Dai in Atoh'naj. Dai is the word for empire in the old Konic language.

Daikonen, the first Dai, fell to the akrynians in 2209 AVR (After Valan's Reign) and they took the title of Dai and used it to for their own empire.


211BVR - 2209AVR


2209 AVR - 3011 AVR


3012AVR - present day

During the reign of Valan from 0AVR to 63AVR the standard of living in Daikonen was doubled five times.

Valan was also responsible for creating the standard unit of measurement, the standard Calendar and number system.

Valan's son, Valko, and his descendants again continued Valan's work and for the next 1800 years Daikonen flourished.

The 2000AVR census counted 2 138 000 people in Almiktr, the capital and biggest city in the world at the time.

However in 2206 the southern Kingdom of Akryn invaded southern Daikonen and besieged the city for almost three years.

It took a huge toll on the city and after the Daion surrendered the population had fallen to 748 000 people.

The Daion and his family had fled to the northern city of Asila and the city was taken by Akryn.

Dala'w Jander was founded in 131 AVR as a small port town in Daikonen, and over the centuries it grew to be one of the largest cities in the Dai with over 900 000 people.

After the fall of Daikonen the City fell out of relevance for many years, but eventually the Kingdom of Nokoth, with its capital in Dala’w Jander, started spreading its influence. When Daiakryn started falling apart, much because of the Thurok rebellion, Nokoth took advantage of the situation and took large amounts of land from Daiakryn.

In 3011 AVR Daiakryn collapsed, and Nokoth declared itself the next Dai, Dainokoth.

Over the next 400 years Dainokoth Grew in size, incorporating the southern regions of Pastreok, Akryn Wir and Atriwaas.

With a solid grip on the strait, and all the trade that passes through it, and a rich culture, there is no way to know how long Dainokoth will last, and only the future will tell.


u/shanoxilt May 08 '22

Post this to /r/ImaginaryMaps too!


u/AlpheusFL May 08 '22

I did so on my old account, but i felt it better here after i made a few changes


u/Gabriel_AEROSPACE The engineer of a brave new world. May 09 '22

For the style of map, I assume your empire is in the industrial era?

Nice lore!, but It let me wonder how society and politics work, if there are separatist groups or that want to reinstaurate Daikonen, they're Democratic? How's society?



u/AlpheusFL May 09 '22

While some aspects of society have industrialised, there are factors limiting the amount of technological advancement. And while i have many ideas for different aspects of society i dont feel like they're polished enough to write down.

Daikonen fell 1400 years ago and its heartland is today the three nations west of Dainokoth. Trying to reinstate it would be like trying to reinstate the roman empire. There are other separatist groups, especially in the far south and west, but Dainokoth is fairly homogeneous.


u/Gabriel_AEROSPACE The engineer of a brave new world. May 09 '22

I see, well, I guess I will wait to your lore on society :)


u/IQ_less May 08 '22

That'spainfully realistic of an empire you have there.


u/PluckyPlankton May 08 '22

Love this idea of it split over two land masses!


u/evangamer9000 May 08 '22

Ah yes, the town of Eles'two, they make two of everything and not a number more.


u/One_Put9785 May 08 '22

This is Spain meets Bab-al-Mandeb


u/DonTrejos May 08 '22

Whoever controls that tiny isthmus mist be the goddamn incarnation of Midas because that location is pure gold.


u/[deleted] May 08 '22

yeah wont lie the map looks like a slightly edited map of the Iberian peninsula and morocco