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The Empire of Rothmenar by gingertom84 The Empire of Rothmenar by gingertom84
It is finally done after numerous hours! If you have questions, ask!
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countconkula Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing map/designs/worldbuilding!
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gingertom84 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love the drawings! they really offer an interesting insight into otherwise ordinary map :)
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gingertom84 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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zhar22 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool
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gingertom84 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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GiddyAutomaton Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
This is a beautiful map. Skillful blend of art and information. Although I'm a bit confused now about the relationship between this world and this other world map of yours: [link]
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gingertom84 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

As the title of the older map suggests, Iqralic Ur is another name for Scriptural World; a world as described in scriptural writings pertaining events that happened on locales which may no longer exist.

However, my intention is for the newer art to supersede as the main map. I may change some rivers and valleys and place names but the coastlines should now remain the same.
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GiddyAutomaton Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Ah, thank you. That makes much more sense. I found the Iqralic Ur map particularly inspiring, since I'm making my on world with a single landmass that girdles the planet.
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NeomiUmber Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Very Cool, might I ask what the Empire of Rothmenar is? Besides really cool?
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gingertom84 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I have to start with the planet; Ur is inhabited by a felinoid species called the aorin. Rothmenar is one of the more advanced and powerful aorin civilizations.
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NeomiUmber Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Cool, sounds interesting, so are the felinoids based off of domestic cats or more wild cats?
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gingertom84 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Big cats. Mainly lion-like, though not exactly lions. Their different fur colorations are the means they differentiate the different aorin ethnic groups.
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NeomiUmber Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
It seems like you've thought this out quite throughly, is this a story or an RPG?
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gingertom84 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's world building for the sake of it. Though I have a comic set in this world on the making.
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NeomiUmber Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
That's pretty awesome, good job!
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
I can't help but notice the Chinese and Indian influences. Are those intentional?
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gingertom84 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes :)
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Wow. No wonder! :D
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I love it, itīs awesome! I think you needed lots of time to do all that details! So on your world, the high-cultures live at the equator?
The illustrations are also very beautiful, I like the city at the sea, the kings and everything XD
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gingertom84 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, time is of the essence. :3

Well, not all the high cultures are located in Amroth, but Rothmenar would be the most powerful in the world. I am sure there are some high cultures in Thys and Elinar and even Avigea.

Thank you for your compliments. :)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Youīre welcome^^

Well I always take a look at the real world, what would be logical.
For example there canīt be a long and good high-culture in the desert...only when thereīre huge rivers (like the Nil or Euphrat and Tigris).
But in a subtropical or mediterranean climate were often high-cultures and later also in mild climates like Europe or Japan.

And never forget colonies, already the old Greeks had colonies.
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gingertom84 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I would say the Indian civilization that lies in the tropics is a high culture.

There are many factors to what makes a civilization a high culture, and the climate is only one of them. Better agricultural technologies and expansionist philosophy in government and religion are the two main factors to Rothmenar's status as a high culture and great world power.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes of course, India, sorry I forgot it^^

Yes climate is only one aspect, but a desert (ice or sand) without rivers or water is not a good place^^ Although Arabia was once strong....hm....
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gingertom84 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's because with the founding of Islam, the Ancient Arabs also inherited the expansionist/evangelist philosophy of the Abrahamic belief system. They have to spread their religion, and military force was the caliphs' favourite method. Before Islam, the Arabs were disparate groups of nomadic, pagan tribes.
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