MotF 229: Punk It Up!

MotF 229: Punk It Up!

The Challenge

Make a map from a “punkified” world featuring exaggerated technological or cultural aspects.

The Restrictions

There are no restrictions on when the PoD of your map should be. Fantasy, sci-fi, and future maps are allowed.

If you're not sure whether your idea meets the criteria of this challenge, please feel free to PM me or comment in the main thread.
Entries will end for this round when the voting thread is posted on Monday, December 28, 2020 (extended by one week).
Any discussion must take place in the main thread. If you post anything other than a map entry (or a description accompanying a map entry) in this thread, you will be asked to delete the post.

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OOC Warning: The following contains light spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (shrine locations). However, this map is not 100% accurate to the source and should not be used as a reference.

Thirty years have passed since Hyrule was last saved from calamity and Ganon was defeated. Now, the very tools used by the evil forces of Calamity Ganon[1] to wreak havoc on our kingdom, we are starting to put to our own good.

More than ten thousand years ago, the Sheikah people created a technology more advanced than anything we can produce nowadays. They produced armies of Guardians, autonomous soldiers able to fire powerful beams of light, and five Divine Beasts, enormous contraptions piloted by the Champions of each race, to defend this realm. However, one hundred and thirty years ago, Calamity Ganon hijacked the Guardians and Divine Beasts, turning them against us and leaving Hyrule in disarray, in an event known as the Great Calamity. Fortunately, Link, with the aid of the Champions' successors, managed to defeat Calamity Ganon and free Hyrule from its wrath. Since then, much progress has been made into researching the origins of this ancient technology, and finding new uses for it. Researchers at the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab have been researching the function and abilities of the Sheikah Slate, a mysterious tablet-like device, while those at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab have managed to repurpose parts of decayed Guardians into functioning weapons and armor. Meanwhile, researchers at the newly reopened Central Ancient Tech Lab are inquiring on how ancient technology was produced - a consensus is yet to be reached, but there is some speculation that the ancient Sheikah technology is made of a special ceramic - and trying to replicate it, with no success. Whilst ancient technology is on the minds of most of Hyrule's researchers, one young aspiring Gerudo vai [woman] named Renami has taken up researching the mechanics of electricity in a bunker in an isolated part of the Gerudo Desert, from pieces salvaged from ancient shrines and the Divine Beast Vah Naboris.

Over the last 30 years, Hyrule has grown from a disparate collection of small towns scattered throughout the kingdom's edges to a fully functioning nation. Central Hyrule used to be one half ruins and the other half ruins with Guardians and Malice on top. Now it’s being converted into farmland to feed Hyrule’s booming population. Castle Town, only recently a place where no man would dare go, is now a grand metropolis of almost 100 people serving as the kingdom’s capital city. Other newly rebuilt towns, including Raore Town in Central Hyrule, Sarita Town in the Necluda Valley, and Tabantha Village in Hebra, have also attracted an influx of new residents. The construction of the Lanayru Canal linking the Hylia river system with the eastern ocean has resulted in a boom in maritime trade and allowed harbor towns such as Molida, Mido, Kitano, Lurelin and Laverra to flourish.

With its internal problems solved, Hyrule is free to set its sights outwards. To the west, the warlike Kamikari Khanate has been defeated and accepted Hylian sovereignty, leaving Hylian colonies on the Daltus River, such as the growing Daltus Town, mostly undisturbed (save for the infrequent raid by the Yiga Clan). The Zonai rainforest to Hyrule’s south has had only light penetration by Hylian and Gerudo colonialists, being mostly virgin earth save for outposts around Lake Gustaf. The Gongoro islands to the southeast and east have seen a few coastal settlements; less to for the mangroves of Yaltum.
Here's some Cold War punk:

In the pre-dawn hours of 15 March 1939, a convoy of about two dozen assorted vehicles carrying Sturmabteilung (SA) paramilitary troops departed the Austrian town of Feldkirch, for the border with Liechtenstein. In the aftermath of Nazi Germany’s Anschluss with Austria, fascist sympathizers in the tiny German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein began agitating for Liechtenstein’s incorporation into the German Reich. These pro-Nazi pan-Germanists formed the German National Movement in Liechtenstein (VDBL) Party under the leadership of Alfons Goop and founded the Der Umbruch newspaper to advocate for unification with Germany. However, the VDBL failed to attract any substantial support within Liechtenstein.

Failing to attract popular support behind his cause, Alfons Goop, who had contacts with the local SA in Reichsgau Tirol-Vorarlberg, resolved to launch a coup – declaring an Anschluss and inviting the SA into the country. Goop managed to secure the tacit support of the German border official in the area, Joseph Schreieder, with a bribe. At 5am on 15 March 1939, the SA convoy departed Feldkrich. SA paramilitary forces were already in Vaduz before Goop declared Anschluss with Germany over the radio an hour later. The tiny military and police force of Liechtenstein was caught completely off guard by this sudden attack and offered no real resistance.

By pure coincidence, the German Wehrmacht had moved into rump Czechoslovakia the same day in violation of the Munich Agreement. This brazen act by Hitler dominated news headlines, while the events in Liechtenstein received only a passing mention in the press – if that. Switzerland, for its part, lodged a formal complain to Berlin, demanding that the SA leave Liechtenstein. While Hitler was angry that local SA members had undertaken such an action without his explicit authorization and was concerned on some level about the deleterious impact that an annexation of Liechtenstein could have on German-Swiss relations, he decided that rejection of this “spontaneous Anschluss” would look bad to the German people – and accordingly ordered a plebiscite to confirm the Anschluss with Liechtenstein and that the SA occupiers be replaced with regular German soldiers.

On 9 April 1939, Liechtenstein voted 7,004 to 230 for union with Germany – 96.82% in favor. The referendum was conducted under an atmosphere of intimidation – and cannot be considered representative of the actual viewpoints of the Liechtensteiner people. While Alfons Goop had visions of being a Gauleiter of Liechtenstein, the tiny principality was instead turned into a district (or Kreis), and Goop was passed over for the job (Joseph Schreieder would receive the position instead). When Hitler started the Second World War by invading Poland on 1 September 1939, Liechtenstein was subject to the same conscription requirements as the rest of Nazi Germany.


In October of 1944, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met with Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin to discuss, among other things, the post-war borders and spheres of influence in Europe. One of Winston Churchill’s ideas for the post-war order was the creation of a “Danubian Federation” which contained Hungary, Austria, and the South German states. Stalin adamantly opposed the plan, wanting Hungary to be firmly within the Soviet sphere of influence. Stalin also told Churchill that Austria probably ought to remain independent. Stalin noted that “when Bavarians, Hessians, or Prussians surrender to us, they identify themselves as Germans – but not the Austrians, only they say they are Austrians” as support for the idea that a separate Austrian identity still existed. “And” Stalin added, while trying to contain a bit of laughter, “I suppose there was also a platoon the Red Army captured outside of Minsk that insisted that they were Liechtensteiners, not Germans.” After chuckling a bit, Stalin continued “the Brigade Commander on site shot the first one who told him that, because he hadn’t heard of Liechtenstein before and thought the guy was lying.”

Liechtenstein remainder under Nazi control until the instrument of surrender was signed on 8 May 1945. After the surrender of Nazi Germany, Germany proper and Austria were allotted into four occupation zones for the victorious allied powers (the Soviets, Americans, British, and French). As it happens, no consideration had been given by the allies as to what would happen in Liechtenstein. Late in May, there was a minor confrontation between American soldiers (who had been the first to arrive in Vaduz) and French soldiers (who assumed that Liechtenstein belonged to their occupation zone) over who would get to use the Vaduz castle as barracks. This incident eventually came across Stalin’s desk. Realizing that no formal arrangement had been made for Liechtenstein, Stalin decided to demand an occupation zone in the tiny principality in hopes that the Western Allies would instead cede a few more city blocks of Berlin to him. However, Churchill (soon replaced by Atlee) and Truman saw through Stalin’s intention and called his bluff. Accordingly, the little Lichtenstein was divided into four occupation zones…

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It has been 5200 years since Menes united the two Egypts. It has been 4600 years since Khufu raised his pyramids. It has been 3600 years since Ahmose defeated the Hyksos. It has been 3367 years since Akhenaten was revealed His truth and began the cult of the Aten who gives us life.

Ever since then, Kemet has grown strong and faithful to the Aten who gives it life. Even in the darkest of times, we have faith in His return to bless us. Since ancient days, the Aten and His light blessed our fields and gave us health and countless gifts, and now it gives us power each day, to move the machines, to bring light even in the night and to feed our people each day. Hail the Aten! Hail His light! Hail Akhenaten! Hail the Pharaoh!


Not my best work, I'd say, but a fun idea I wanted to share. It's both a solar-punk and a sandal-punk Egypt. The idea of an Atenist Egypt that becomes solar-powered has fascinated me for a while, and I wanted to try it out in a fun map. Which I think this one manages to be. There are... things I'd have liked to improve (especially the fact that there are so many different styles of illustrations), but I like to think that adds to the quirkiness of the setting, like I'm making a collage.

Anyway, here's to hoping you all liked it.