The World Entire

The World Entire

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  • February 4, 2014

So far the maps published for the Known World, the setting of Artesia and the forthcoming novel The Barrow, have focused on the lands and kingdoms centered around the Mera Argenta, the “Silver Scale Sea” that sits nestled amongst the key realms in the ongoing drama (and is something of a rough analogue for the Mediterranean). I’ve always had ideas and notes about what the rest of the map would look like but had never finished out a final map. I got the chance to do that when preparing the maps for The Barrow; I started with the map of the entire world, and then focused in closer and closer to the region where the narrative actually takes place (the Middle Kingdoms, which should be familiar to readers of the comics). The maps included in the novel can be found on the Map Gallery page, and include maps for the Known World (the area of central civilization), the Middle Kingdoms, and Therapoli Magni, the capital city of the Middle Kingdoms. The Map Gallery page provides a glimpse of the broader map in its background, and I wanted to include it here for your viewing pleasure:

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3 Comments on The World Entire

  • J. Scott Drendall says:
    February 5, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Always great to see another world, and this is another example of marvelous draughtmanship. Too bad those of us wanting to adventure in it cannot find other players or GMs — even at the largest conventions. Anyone out there?

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    • Mark Smylie says:
      February 5, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      J.Scott: You might want to check on the new Forum page and perhaps post there to see if you can find other RPG players. Given how long it’s been since the RPG came out that’s not too much of a surprise to me; once the second edition playtest is underway then finding players and GMs should hopefully be easier.

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  • Moragion says:
    February 12, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Good! A new map, more info, more Artesia. Every little pebble is a part of a great construction :)

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