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Updated Map of Truaine by TheFS Updated Map of Truaine by TheFS
I have redone the Map of Truaine (found here:[link]). There is a LOT more detail, both in places that are visited in The Fallen Star and places that aren't. I just figured it sets the scene =)

Update: added a Compass and a Scale.

I would love to colour it etc, but I'm not sure how. So if anyone can help me with that...? =D

Let me know what you think!
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This map just blew me away! I was scanning for anything bad and just couldn't find any! The only thing I have to say is that on some of the smaller fonts, it is a bit hard to read, but it may be because I don't have my glasses on? Haha.

The color scale (Since I see it's not in there) that I think would suit this is Green-Brown-Red or Green-Red on the elevation levels.

I won't comment on the fact that it isn't colored though, because I read through the comments and I realized that you did know to color it but not how to contour.

I don't believe you really need to contour much (But I'm terrible myself so how would I know?) I suggest looking at actual maps. If I were you, I would go and buy a map (If you can) to see exactly how they do things and how they color the elevations. (For me, I have to physically touch it)

:) Hope I helped you with this review in any way and hope I gave a good review.
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TheSleepingGods Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Dang buddy, this ia an incredible map. I LOVE the Key especially. If anything added to realism I think it is shipping routes and roads, I can almost imagine the landscape too.
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TheFS Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cheers man, I'm glad you like it :D
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nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice map! I love maps and am currently designing some for my fantasy novels as well. This is beautiful work ^_^
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TheFS Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Just had a quick peek through some of your work; it's really good =D Much better than I can do!

If you ever want me to read through some of your novel, I'd be happy to give it a look through =)
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nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww...thanks :meow: That would be great!

Here's the link to the completed prologue and chapter one of my novel The Riders of Redrog: [link] . Here's the link to the rest of the folder of the chapters I have posted so far: [link] . I even have a glossary in there for the language I made up for the dragons of that world. Some terms are used in the novel.

Your input would be awesome!
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TheFS Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've had a similar issue with words of my fantastical world and, though it's not as advanced as yours seems to be, I've also got my own language (but its only referenced on the map so far - as the Nourich Desert isn't explored until the second book). It's an annoying problem, defining words. It's frustrating to swap between a glossary and the actual text because it tears you away from the action and you lose your place. I don't know if you noticed in my first chapter, the underlined words? Where you hover over them with your cursor to reveal the definition. Could that work well for you here? People seem to have received that quite well.

For example: liacha vines

I'll have a read through your first chapter tomorrow when I've got a spare hour or so to have a good read! I'm looking forward to it :squee:
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nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not really that big of an issue in mine, as I put plenty of context so the readers can figure it out. I've just had various deviants ask if I could post a glossary, so I did. Although, if you could tell me in detail how you did that effect with your terms, I might make use of it sometime.

Enjoy your read!
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TheFS Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I thought I'd done enough context, but people still managed to get confused!

But anyway, here is what you type: (without spaces)
< acronym title="Text that pops up">< u>shown text</u></acronym>
Which gives:
shown text

you can change the < u> to a b bold, or i italics - I don't know how familiar you are with html coding.
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nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting...Yeah, with mine, it's actually going to be a book in print, so I have to have a glossary in the back anyway, but I'll try out what you gave me here. Thanks :)

I don't know much about html at all, but what you gave me seems pretty straight forward.
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Nalatos Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since you want critique, I don't know what you had access to. I find the contour lines difficult to read. I would have used colored lines to differentiate between elevation. And perhaps not quite as dark. I do really like how much thought and detail you have put into place names, I personally have a lot of difficulty when it comes to naming things like that.
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