Tellurus: a worldbuilding project

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Imperator Frank, May 7, 2017.

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  1. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    On my first look, i assumed most of those river would surive in some part since they start in wet areas, but upon revisiting it, some coastal rivers in the desert may need to be downgraded. So thank you for pointing that out.
     
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  2. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Well, I had to add two new lakes and change the climate of an area slightly, and maybe more seasonal/intermittent rivers are needed in Ozara, but otherwise the rivers there are done. Anyone have an idea as to which rivers shouldn't be major?
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  3. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Also drainage basins.
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  4. michaelk156 ISOT Extraordinare

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    Major rivers in desert areas should be rather rare. Many streams here would be intermittent via evaporation unless they are particularly strong like the Nile River. If there are are a lot of Nile-strength rivers like in that big desert in south Ozara, then the climate would likely be changed as a result of all the river evaporation which would then generate precipitation in the area, lessening the desert. I'm no expert on this though and there does seem to be a lot of mountains near that region from which streams could flow from.
     
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  5. Kyranlee Captain of the S.S. Prospero

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    What colours are supposed to represent what?
     
  6. Kyranlee Captain of the S.S. Prospero

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    A little bit of worldbuilding. Would like to know what you guys think.

    Expedition to Equatoria by Palla Marvique

    16th Marska 1803


    We finally landed on the pale shores of the mythic land. The climate was warm and soothing, but I could not say the same about the jungle that stood before us. The vegetation was thick and smothered the land in darkness and exotic sounds, unfamiliar to us aside from the songs of birds that relieved some of our anxiety. We decided it would be best for us to remain settled on the beach.

    In the cooler evening, one of the crew, a sturdy lad by name of Kalib, came back from relieving himself with what appeared to be snake bites on his leg. He exacerbated about the stinging pain and he told us about his fiancé and family back in Nura. By the time he was finished, he was pale and the strength in his limbs faded. He fell to the ground, paralysed by the venom, eyes bloodshot and coughing up bile, the area where he had been bitten was turning a most strange and sickly purple. We attempted to treat him, but he was dead within about 3 hours after he had been initially been bitten. After some arguing, we agreed and dumped his body in he ocean, fearing that infection could be possible and highly contagious once brought onboard and back in the civilised lands. We rested that night, some of us took turns taking watch making sure we wouldn’t be bitten by whatever took the life of Kalib.
     
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  7. Neon Yellow Well-Known Member

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    I don't have an idea for what the colours represent yet, except for the fact that similar colours generally represent similar cultures. Some of the cultures could be similar to real-life ones, but that's not for me to decide. I just tried some worldbuilding by showing how culture might've spread around the world.
     
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  8. Kyranlee Captain of the S.S. Prospero

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    @Imperator Frank i would like to know if you want some more of the Expedition to Equatoria logs and similar worldbuilding material. If you want you can provide me with some guidance.
     
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  9. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    It was pretty good, I'm welcome to you making more, but maybe after iv'e decided the culture/society of the areas of the world?
     
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  10. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Also, what continent should i do rivers for next?
     
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  11. Uralicker Well-Known Member

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    Serratar!
     
  12. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Serica or Hatar? ;)
     
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    Serica and Hatar.
     
  14. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Which first? :)
     
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    Hatar.
     
  16. Sun-Tzu Probably Human

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    Any objections to me using Tellarus as a base for D&D setting map?
     
  17. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Sure, as long as you give me credit for the map somehow.

    Also, does anyone know what map projection is best at perserving area?
     
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  19. Sun-Tzu Probably Human

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    Of course!And thanks much:biggrin:
     
  20. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Sorry for the undelcared hiatus, real life pops up like that a lot for me. :( I promise to make something by month's end.
     
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