Alandar: The West

The West

Copyright 2013 by Auston Habershaw

Purchased a map-making program the other day with some of my writing money. Lookee what I did with it:

This is as complete a map of Western Alandar as I’ve ever managed to make. It isn’t perfect and doesn’t include everything, but it does cover all the major landmarks. This post is a bit outside my usual schedule, but I wanted to see what this looked like on the internet. It isn’t at the top resolution, so some of the smaller cities might not be legible, but on average I’m pretty satisfied with it.

Anyway, the long and the short of it is that I can now make maps that can be transferred over the internet rather than all housed inside a single sketchbook that I am forced to protect like one of my children. Enjoy!

BTW: Most items are self-explanatory, but the red lines are the tracks for Spirit-Engines that have been laid since the ascendance of Keeper Polimeux II shortly after the end of the Illini Wars (so slightly over twenty years ago in the timeline). They are essentially trains that run not on steam power, but on the pressure created by the capture of dozens or even hundreds of ‘engine-fiends’ who are summoned from their home plane of existence and then agitated to the point where they push the pistons. They *hardly* ever have accidents.

Of course, when they do, it is pretty damned spectacular.

About aahabershaw

Writer, teacher, gaming enthusiast, and storyteller. I write stories, novels, and occasional rants.

Posted on October 22, 2013, in Alandar and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. What scale is it in?

    • Well, the map isn’t *exactly* to scale as I imagine it, but what is pictured should be in the neighborhood of 1400 miles (2250km) x 2100 miles (3380km). A trip from Freegate (nestled at the edge of the Dragonspine) to Ayventry (first major city in Eretheria) is a couple hundred miles – an overnight spirit engine trip, basically, with a stopover in Galaspin, but a journey of a week or two on foot.

  2. Looks great! A nice start at the least. 🙂

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