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Maps of the Core
« on: January 06, 2007, 09:48:07 PM »
Hey, all. Just thought I'd post some maps of the Core, both pre-Great Upheaval and post-Great Upheaval. These were made by David "Jester" Gibson of the Fraternity of Shadows (www.fraternityofshadows.com) and are used with his permission.

The Core circa 735 BC, five years prior to the Great Upheaval:



The Core today, circa 762 BC:


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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007, 11:29:34 AM »
Have you seen the newer maps of the core since Ravenloft was bought/sold to WW?

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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2007, 11:44:44 AM »
WW?

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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2007, 12:17:15 PM »
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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2007, 12:28:02 PM »
Have you seen the newer maps of the core since Ravenloft was bought/sold to WW?
It wasn't sold to White Wolf, they were given permission to produce the Ravenloft books under license from 2001-2005. WotC retained ownership the entire time.

The maps used in the WW books were actually taken from a map produced by WotC in 1999, though they added the cities and other locations when the Gazetteers where produced. A lot of the locations are erroneusly placed, due to the fact that WW's editing was worse than TSR/WotC's :lol:

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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2007, 01:21:14 AM »
Out of humble curiosity, where are the islands of Terror?  Where is the doom and gloom Lovecraftian land of Cthulhu, Bleutspur, in regards to all these places?  Or Kalidnay, the "we figured we'd throw Darksun in here too" island?

I know they've technically been 'destroyed', but I haven't been able to find any of the old references to there location.
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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2007, 02:46:45 AM »
Kalidnay and Bluetspur are not destroyed ;)

The Clusters and Islands of Terror are located in random locations in the Near Ethereal. There's no real relative location between them and the Core (i.e. it's not like the Amber Wastes Cluster is "east" of the Core or anything).

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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2007, 10:38:41 AM »
What about Avonleigh?
The Domain of Morgoroth and The Circle??

I did not see it on the second map.
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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2007, 03:40:54 PM »
What about Avonleigh?
The Domain of Morgoroth and The Circle??

I did not see it on the second map.
I always felt that the modual A Light in the Belfry was one of the more fun ways to bring a player into the Mists. I still have that boxed set with the maps and the CD with all the sounds!!!
Avonleigh is part of the Shadowlands Cluster (along with Nidala and Shadowborn Manor), thus it is not part of the Core.

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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 11:56:50 PM »
I was on the fraternity of shadows when I found this, companion atlas to the ravenloft gazetteers. It might be useful as well as the maps from the Mordent Cartography society *nods*
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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2013, 04:34:25 PM »
I was going through the Gazeteer on Borca and realized there were all sorts of little geographical details I forgot about because they're not on the map, so I made a detailed Borcan map. It's a combination of the Jester map and the Gazeteer map. The majority of the changes from the Jester map are because S describes Borca differently than how Jester depicts it. I'm not quite sure what to do with the Lech road, but it's listed so I drew a road heading up in the direction it says it should be going. I also added in some Barovian details to give Borca some context in terms of where we generally play in the server. I still have the base file and can edit it if there are any major changes that should be made.

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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2013, 04:36:38 PM »
No one cares about Borca. Tis a silly place.

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Reckon we need a compilation of decent maps of domains stickied someplace.
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Re: Maps
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 07:06:29 PM »
Some Maps of Sri Raji, the first is by Lostboy of the Fraternity of Shadows forums, the second is the one from web of illusion. Placed in spoilers as they are large maps

I like it, though he does not give the names to the geographical features, it is still cool though. :)

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Here is the web of illusion map for reference btw, it does have the name of the geographical features.
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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2015, 08:22:24 PM »
http://www.fraternityofshadows.com/PortraitHall/JesterMaps/Jester_maps_gallery.html

Just so you all know, Jester has redone his maps and has his own subcategory on the FoS website. He has even done a map of the Shadow Rift, Souragne and Verdous lands cluster.

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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2017, 10:00:44 PM »
I made a map of Dementlieu, featuring some of our PoTM specific locations... (with help from Arawn!)

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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2018, 02:32:22 PM »
Made another map of Port-a-Lucine and its surrounding areas a while ago. Thought I'd share. It's a melding together of the actual server map, and cannon maps, but orientated in the proper IC North/South directions. Some adjustments made to fit in certain areas.
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(fixed the typo, thanks Iridni!)
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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2018, 03:04:11 PM »
Those are neat!

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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2018, 12:38:17 AM »
Made another map of Port-a-Lucine and its surrounding areas a while ago. Thought I'd share. It's a melding together of the actual server map, and cannon maps, but orientated in the proper IC North/South directions. Some adjustments made to fit in certain areas.



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(fixed the typo, thanks Iridni!)
Nice, but the port is at the south of the bay.

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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2018, 12:42:15 AM »
Yeah, most of the stuff is rotated 90 degrees. It may sound counterintuitive but Port-à-Lucine faces north in a bay that faces west (it's at the southern end of that bay, while the university sprawls along its eastern edge). It gives the impression in-game that somehow the sea is north but that's really only because our only coastal areas happen to be around two bays.

Here's a bird's eye view of Dementlieu in the module (and a link to what the domain looks like generally)
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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2018, 09:36:43 AM »
 Yeah, it’s a bit confusing. What I literally did was take the module map that you posted EO, and traced my map over it, trying to fill in some blanks with the big Ravenloft Core map. I guess I need to shift my compass a bit!



I used this map to try to align things the right direction
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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2018, 11:55:07 AM »
Yeah, it’s a bit confusing. What I literally did was take the module map that you posted EO, and traced my map over it, trying to fill in some blanks with the big Ravenloft Core map. I guess I need to shift my compass a bit!


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I used this map to try to align things the right direction
That map has a lot of issues with city placement. It has the Village of Barovia in the wrong spot as well.

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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2018, 06:01:55 PM »
Made another map of Port-a-Lucine and its surrounding areas a while ago. Thought I'd share. It's a melding together of the actual server map, and cannon maps, but orientated in the proper IC North/South directions. Some adjustments made to fit in certain areas.



Spoiler shows the full size map! It's quite large. 

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(fixed the typo, thanks Iridni!)

Would you be amenable to correcting the facing on the compass of this map, so North points to the left?
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Re: Maps of the Core
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2018, 06:27:11 PM »
I turned the compass left!

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