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Discussion Map Index: Lustria & The Southlands

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Slanputin, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. Slanputin
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    Because a) when writing/plotting stories I always refer to a map to ground myself, b) I'm a bit of a cartophile, and c) this forum does things to my dark indexing urges.

    I've made a compendium of all the official maps of Lustria that I know of, including those of the Lizardmen 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th editions, as well as the Warhammer: Lustria campaign and one miscellaneous.

    5th edition (1997):
    V5.PNG


    6th edition (2003):
    v6.PNG
    v6_b.PNG
    southlandsv6.PNG

    7th edition (higher quality forthcoming; 2007):
    7th ed.PNG

    8th edition (2013):
    v8.PNG

    Warhammer: Lustria (2004)
    campaign.PNG

    Misc:
    Misc.PNG
    [​IMG]

    Custom:

    @Warden 's map of Lustria, with detailing the Temple-City of Mutal and the Bretonnian Colony of Jeruga.
    New World Map marked.jpg
     
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  2. n810
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    Nice to have these all in one place. :D


    Ps. don't forget about the Southlands
     
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  3. Slanputin
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    I couldn't actually find the lovely 6th ed. Southlands map. until I found it whilst trawling for my next map index.
     
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  4. Warden
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    This should be it, I hope someone else can find a better picture, its a bit cut off around the edges. But you can see the Lizardmen cities clearly.

    Map-Southlands-2.jpg
     
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    @Warden where did you find that image? It looks like it's from the same source as my "misc" map above but I can't place it.
     
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    Annnnd now I've found another forum to waste my time on :') I meant in the terms of the book though. I want to assume it's the BRB but the plethora of LM art on the maps makes me think otherwise..
     
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    Has anyone checked to make sure everything's in the same place map to map, or at least near the same place?

    If the maps are roughly in agreement I think we should focus on the 8th edition map because it's in color and has more sites.

    What I'd really like is an interactive electronic map that lets you add or remove landmarks and labels and lets you zoom in and zoom out. 1) I'm not sure how to design such a map and 2) I am not sure if that would gel with intellectual property laws.

    I think I know more about the geographic location of other people's fluff pieces than my own. I never actually figured out where Klodorex is relative to the canon points. I should probably put Yalthera on the map too since it's the closest thing Renliss has to a home base. I also should probably figure out where the Burn Face Orc tribe's sulfur smelling wasteland is and where Darfiel's and Thazerack's prison lies since both those places end up the setting of multiple stories.

    Also, no one gave me a definitive answer on the Dark Elf forum. Where are the entrance/exit points on the underground sea that the Dark Elves use to sail under Lustria? This is kind of important because I always assumed Klodorex was near the western exit. If that is not feasible, I need to figure out some other reason why Klodorex fights Dark Elves so often.
     
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    *blushes* oh, you...

    As the most up-to-date and detailed, I imagine 8th ed. is the most viable. My hard-and-fast rule is to go by publication date, unless there's a severe decline in quality. There's enough superficial similarity: most of the changes aren't great enough to undermine fluff as far as I can see. e.g. Tlanxa / Tlaxtlan move closer to be on the same latitude with each edition, but the relative change isn't much. Lustria's land mass is big enough you could include dropped features (e.g. the Floating Pyramid from 7th ed.) on newer versions.

    You CAN create custom maps based on Google Maps e.g. these two Zelda: Breath of the Wild maps for inspiration (minor spoilers):
    1) https://www.zeldadungeon.net/breath-of-the-wild-interactive-map/
    2)https://zeldamaps.com/?game=BotW
    however it would require some considerable part-time effort.

    I've no idea about the Dark Elf underway, but you could create your own exit? Or you could say the unlucky encounter with the initial force has marked Klorodex on the Druchii grudge/raiding map.
     
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  11. Warden
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    I did a lot of research (using this thread!) when I made my hand-drawn version of the map featuring my temple city of Mutal and my Bretonnian colony of Jeruga. I agree with @Slanputin, So far as I could tell most of the major features stayed in the same place, with minor changes and things being dropped/added between the versions.
    New World Map marked.jpg
     
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    I added it to collection! Let me know if you'd rather it not be up there.
     
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