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Atlas Elyden #16 - Parthis by vorropohaiah Atlas Elyden #16 - Parthis by vorropohaiah
Yes, I've been away for a while - Christmas and new year is always difficult to keep the creative juices flowing, with family obligations, though this is the first new post of many over the coming year that will see the Inner Sea region fully-mapped!
This is a map of Parthis and surrounding areas, and took a long time to get done. This was one of those large maps covering a large area - much larger than the average map, so took longer. The topography in the bottom left took a while to get right, also, though I'm pleased with it (it's inspired by folded mountains in Afghanistan and thereabouts.

What follows is a generic description of the region:

Parthis is many things to many different people. It has been a rival to the Korachani empire for millennia, managing to oust it as major superpower in the Inner Sea over the past few centuries. To those jaded and discontented by warring religions and cults it is a secular haven, one of only few of such size and power. It is a centre of flesh-weaving, and is to that art what Korachan is to technarcana. To its rivals, it is a godless land whose profane chirurgeons mess with natural laws. To its supporters, it is an answer to a corrupt ancient order that has reached its death-pangs

Parthis as a secular republic appeared almost 1,500-years ago from the ruins of civil war where 2 kings opposed each other. Before this the region was known as Parthia, before this it was part of the Seven States of Azora. Before that it was known as The Parria. Before that it was Sama Paria. Before even that one of the greatest city states of the mythic world, and ancestral home of humans - Azer - was located there. The people of Parthis draw their roots back to this ancient time and are proud of such a long and ardent lineage.

The people of Parthis are amongst the most educated around the Inner Sea, with highly-literate merchants, and diplomats who have studied in some of the most regarded colleges in the known world. Slavery was abolished there in 3794 RM, making it the only major nation around the Inner Sea to do so. Its capital, Tethra, is a marvel of design and architecture and is dominated by an awe-inspiring administrative structure that can be seen from without its walls and acts as a beacon to outsiders and citizens alike.

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vlitramonster Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Haven't heard from your project for a while. Still solid as always.
vorropohaiah Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
thanks :) got busy around christmas. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up last year's pace.
IDoll-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Here's a link to my main profile and a profile of the world I'm building, Noctura. Your map is a little more elaborate than mine! :P AWESOME! is there any program or graphics you use?…
vorropohaiah Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
thanks :) 

I use photoshop, with a filter called flexify 2 

I have a 'tutorial' in my gallery with more details on how I create the map, though it assumes a working knowledge of photoshop to follow
IDoll-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
ooh okay thank you :) 
Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Really nice map and a good addition to your atlas
vorropohaiah Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks :)
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