Hi. Been working on this map a while now and had initially set out for it to be released today. I've been busy and couldn't even get close to finishing it in time. I chose today because Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere's today, and the map is based upon Westeros and The Free Cities of Essos. Still haven't quite named it yet though.
I want to first mention Dameon and thank him for his existing maps being a HUGE inspiration. I've set out to make the most complete map I could regarding the known locations of Houses with accuracy to the lore. Considered the complete ASOIAF world, but Westeros had much finer detail to make it balanced and practical; I didn't wan't to dilute the main continent. Essos' Free Cities however were possible to include, and let's be honest, is far more interesting when it is. This brings me to where and why I'm asking for help:
In a chance encounter with Dameon on Warlight, I mentioned what I'm working on and he gave me permission to borrow territory names from his map's Essos. But I still don't quite know how to go about diving this land because there's just not enough source material to base it upon, and keep similar detail/balance to Westeros. I also don't want to just copy Dameon's entire
Essos even if I were to borrow it as a source. I really have very little time to keep working on it for the next couple of months. And so, I look to the community to at least keep the creativity behind the project going during this time. https://www.warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=42539
This is as far as I managed. I can slowly, and comfortably finish Westeros.
All territories created so far and their bonuses have been provisionally named in the SVG file. The artistic detail will sadly have to be reduced once the map is complete as the file is currently nearing the size limit. Any tips on how to avoid that maybe? I'm hoping there's someone with whom I could share an SVG of Essos, and they could offer their ideas on how to divide and name the territories. Even a crudely drawn guide for me to later implement would help.
I know it's not a quick bit of help I'm asking for and it'll take up your time, but I promise you'll be credited! And in the optimistic chance that more than one person offers help, maybe I let the community vote? Dunno how I'd do that... but we'll cross that bridge if and when. That's all I think. Thanks in advance.