Greater Lunar Empire

Submitted by Jeff on Sun, 09/10/2011 – 12:42

Searching through the archives of the Jonstown Library, I came upon this gem of a map. The sages told me that it was a copy of a map on prepared by the Imperial Surveyors in Furthest. I told them that there were no jungles in Seshnela. The chief librarian scoffed at me, informing me that clearly the Lunars, as masters of the known world, had a better idea what lay at the outskirts of their empire than a mere adventurer.

Greg’s Original Map
Original overlay for the map

Submitted by Howard (not verified) on Wed, 07/12/2011 – 01:40.
Actually, after some consideration, I can see how a Lunar cartographer would want to downplay anything to do with Orlanth!

Submitted by Howard (not verified) on Tue, 06/12/2011 – 18:19.
Kero Fin is missing, which I find odd. I am digging the distortion and things like “Desert of Fear” – which I think is a product of the map maker’s imagination – meaning “game”, as well as “RW”, obviously! 🙂

Submitted by Peter Metcalfe (not verified) on Mon, 10/10/2011 – 13:59.
I think the Desert of Fear is more likely to be Arolanit.

Submitted by Phersu (not verified) on Sun, 09/10/2011 – 21:24.
The Holy Country used to be huge before Belintar was slain! No wonder it took so long to invade Kethaela. I wonder what happened to that “desert of fear”. It must be Slontos.

Submitted by Charles Corrigan (not verified) on Sun, 09/10/2011 – 20:52.
LOL – Caution: archaeology in progress here!

Submitted by Jeff Richard (not verified) on Sun, 09/10/2011 – 18:55.
Actually Colin, I think Peter is (correctly) referring to an even older map of Prax than the one you have seen. This one was done on hexpaper back in the mid-70s.

Submitted by Colin Driver (not verified) on Sun, 09/10/2011 – 17:47.
Nice theory Peter but Greg’s original Prax map specifically mentions Corflu with the following: “(Note – Corflu is on a dry (non-marsh) island).” The only bit of correction fluid on the map is in the Eiritha Hills south of Agape.
Loving the Lunar map though. It’s always cool to see cartography from an inhabitants’ sewed perspective.

Submitted by Peter Metcalfe (not verified) on Sun, 09/10/2011 – 15:09.
You could also post the old map from Nomad Gods which has Christian’s Bay in it. I have a feeling Corflu got its name because Greg wanted to ink it over with correction fluid but couldn’t find it handy so wrote Corflu! with an arrow pointing to the Bay. William Church misunderstood thelegend and so placed the town of Corflu on the bay.

Submitted by Keith (not verified) on Sun, 09/10/2011 – 13:55.
It is clearly done by way of some sort of projection – as if it were a map of a globe, or perhaps viewed from a globe like the moon. i.e the dimensions are distorted.

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