Yes, I've been away for a while - christmas and new year is always difficult to keep the creative juices flowing, with ffamily obligations, though this is the first new post of many over the coming year that will see the Inner Sea region fully-mapped!
This is a map of Parthis and surrounding areas, and took a long time to get done. This was one of those large maps covering a large area - much larger than the average map, so took longer. The topography in the bottom left took a while to get right, also, though I'm pleased with it (it's inspired by folded mountains in afghanistan and thereabouts.
You can find an updated key to the map here.
This is the low-res version available to everyone. Become a Patron at the Acolyte tier for access to my back catalogue of High-res, PSD and textless maps.
This is available to use as per the CC licence on the image itself
You'll note that there is no PDF for Encyclopaedia entries as the Encyclopaedia Elyden is now available to all patrons to view - the post is stickied on my Patreon, and patrons at any tier (even as little as $1 month) have access to it. The PDF is a living document and will be updated monthly as I add content to it. You can find it here.
Parthis is many things to many different people. It has been a rival to the Korachani empire for millennia, managing to oust it as major superpower in the Inner Sea over the past few centuries. To those jaded and discontented by warring religions and cults it is a secular haven, one of only few of such size and power. It is a centre of flesh-weaving, and is to that art what Korachan is to technarcana. To its rivals, it is a godless land whose profane chirurgeons mess with natural laws. To its supporters, it is an answer to a corrupt ancient order that has reached its death-pangs
Parthis as a secular republic appeared almost 1,500-years ago from the ruins of civil war where 2 kings opposed each other. Before this the region was known as Parthia, before this it was part of the Seven States of Azora. Before that it was known as The Parria. Before that it was Sama Paria. Before even that one of the greatest city states of the mythic world, and ancestral home of humans - Azer - was located there. The people of Parthis draw their roots back to this ancient time and are proud of such a long and ardent lineage.
The people of Parthis are amongst the most educated around the Inner Sea, with highly-literate merchants, and diplomats who have studied in some of the most regarded colleges in the known world. Slavery was abolished there in 3794 RM, making it the only major nation around the Inner Sea to do so. Its capital, Tethra, is a marvel of design and architecture and is dominated by an awe-inspiring administrative structure that can be seen from without its walls and acts as a beacon to outsiders and citizens alike.
- you get my sincerest gratitude for supporting my endeavour
- your name will appear on the wall-o-patrons here - https://www.worldofelyden.com/wall-o-patrons
- you get access to a back catalogue of over 50 maps detailing the world of Elyden
- you get access to weekly posts with worldbuilding, low-res maps, art, and animal and regional fact boxes for personal use (CC licence: CC BY NC).
You get my sincerest gratitude for supporting my endeavour
you get access to all the above features as well as the below:
you get exclusive access to my back catalogue of over 50 high-res maps, and over 50 textless maps. These maps are not shared anywhere else and are exclusive to my patrons. The textless maps are missing labels, markers, and graticules and just show topographies - great for making your own maps!
Whenever I publish a new complete map through Patreon I will also post the high-res version, as well as a textless version for personal use (CC licence: CC BY NC).
Once I get the store on my site up an running patrons at this tier will get discounts on all available items
- You get my sincerest gratitude for supporting my endeavour.
- You get access to all the above features, as well as the below:
- you can also request a layered .PSD of any of my completed maps (limit of 1 per month, after a minimum of one month patronage).
- Take part in polls to decide future maps and other aspects of the world of Elyden
- Once my novel, Twilight of the Gods, is finished, I will give you all a copy (epub, mobi, and pdf) as a thank you for your support.