THIS MAP IS OUTDATED - PLEASE SEE THE LATEST VERSION
A Conceptual Faction Map for the Historically Wrong Sketch Series - Medieval Revisited, which is based on the original medieval series, but with less generalization and much more anachronism. The Map will serve as my reference for the various Women Warriors which i will be depicting in their battle/court attires respective to the generalized culture that they represent.
The reason why i decided to recreate the original series is to give it more flavor and detailed presentation, something which i really enjoy, and also because some drawings were left in unfinished state. It is also because i love medieval history where knights rode proudly on their stallions, culture flourished under exotic and elegant trades, as well the tale of kings, their princes and princess. Of course, these are still romantic portrayal, but it has its own appeal.
The regions represented in the map is by no means culturally and geo-politically accurate. They are simply to pinpoint the region on which the Women Warriors will be depicted from. After all, there is a lot of anachronism in the historically wrong sketch series...but certainly any feedback is most welcomed to make the series more enjoyable.
Faction Map version 1.0 as of January 2013
Based on Medieval History of the World that covers roughly 800 - 1400 AD in real life history.
(Names may not resemble the actual language):
1. Reino di Iberia (Iberian) (link to Early Concept Drawing)
This faction represent the united Iberian forces, similar to that of the various christian kingdoms that has existed before the reconquista, like the Portuguese, Castile & Leon, Navarra, Galicia and Asturias.
2. Al-Mamlakati Al-Murnakus (Maghreb) (link to Early Concept Drawing)
The faction that represents the north african people, typically the Manghrebs such as the Berber and Tuareg people. In most cases, there will be a mixed of Andalusian as well as Moorish history in its depiction.3. Mandeka Kurufaba (West African/Mande) (link to Early Concept Drawing)
Based on the powerful and the legacy of the Mali Empire of West Africa under the reign of Mansa Musa. Also, kingdoms like the Kanem Bornu, Hausa and Songhai will be taken into account.
4. Royaume de Frankonia (Latin/Franks)
Or simply, the french. They represents the beacon of the series' medieval feudalism. I will take my the History of the Capetian France as a basis for this faction.
5. Duche de Nortmanuss (Latin/Norman)
The Normans, simply because they are cool and badass Maybe subject to interpretation). NEvertheless, it's a rather anachronistic depiciton of independent norman power, whose inspiration was taken from William of Normandy before he launched his invasion of England
6. Celtic Federation (Celtic - Welsh/Irish/Scottish)
The original inhabittants of the brithish isles, from caledonia, hibernia and wales, will be represented in this faction. Expect dome pictish and irish influence.
7. Saxanana Reis (Germanic/Anglo-Saxons)
The Anglo-Saxons are not dead yet, at least in this series. They can be as cool as the viking, but equally badass as well.8. Imperium Germanium Sacrum (Germanic/Central) or Kaiserreich
The Germans, all their heavy knight and warmongering mercenaries.
It's a rather anachronistic representation of various german counties and duchies in a united empire.
9. Serenissima Republicca di Italia (Latin/Italian)
An anachronistic representation of the Italian Peninsula, whose "republic" in the series consistis of various powerful city states, mercantile power and duchies
united under a single banner.
10. Karpati Kiralysag (South Slavic/Magyar) (link to Early Concept Drawing)
The Magyars and others that lived surrounding the carpathian mountains, such as the serbians and the croatians.11. Krolestwo Czyrzniech (West Slavic/Polish)
The faction that represents the polish kingdom, more closely to the piasts dynasty.
12. Baltai Kunigaikštystė (West Slavic/Baltic)
The balts, which is a rather anachronistic collectives of people inspired by the pagan prussians, lithuanians, livonia and many more.
13. Vikingrunionen (North Germanic/Scandinavian)
Vikings united! Well, it's actually just a untied respresentation of carious scandinavian kingdoms during the midle ages. similar to kalmar union, but with a more Viking Golden Age touch.
14. Velikoye Knyazhestvo Kaviarovkoye (East Slavic/Rus)
Grand Principality of Kaviarov, dedicated to my love fo russian (eastern slavic) and caviar.
This is based on the various eastern slavic grand principalities like the Rus, Kievan as well as Novgorod Republic.
15. Desht-i Yurtubi (Altaic/Turkic - Cuman/Kypchak/Khazar/Bolgar/Pecheneg)
Based on the Cuman Kypchack Confederacy in their heights, before mongol invasion. It's a rather different represantation of the steppe people, unlike the mongols.
16. Basileia Rhiōmaiōn (Greek/Byzantine)
The Rhiomaion Empire, the counterpart of the well known byzantine empire that bridge europe and oriental world.
17. Al-Kheelafah Al-Sarraviyah (Semitic/Arabic & Altaic/Turkic)
The original Sarravid Empire was a global spanning empire in the original series, but now i've reduced to the size more or less similar to that of the Ummayad caliphate. Arabs, Egyptians and Turks will dominate the representation of this faction.
18. Mangisa Abissinia (East African/Ethiopian) (link to Early Concept Drawing)
that ruled the eastern africa and its horn.
19. Kitanga dya Ntotila (Rest of Africa/Kongolese)
Based on the historical Kongo before the arrival of Portuguese. Details are sketchy at best, but any information on the kingdom will be much appreciated.
20. Bahramiyan Eranshahr (Indo-Aryan/Persia)
The Persians of the Medieval series.
Technically by this timeline Persia is already under Islam, but i will take the Sassanids as inspiration.
21. Jaganavanshi Rajputana (Indo-Aryan/Hindustan) (link to Early Concept Drawing)
The Rajputs and the sons of world rulers, the Indians would bring their might and majesty on the battlefield like no other.
22. Achanak Syama (Thai)
Kingdom of Siam, based on the historical Thai kingdoms that inhibitted the south-east asian mainland
23. Keraton Malaya (Malay) (link to Early Concept Drawing)
Based on the Majapahit empire
that ruled much of the East Indies Archipelago.
24. Yang Chao (East Asian/Han Chinese)
The Great Chinese Empire of Yang. Will be based on Song Dynasty during its height, along with its brutal military machine.
25. Jima Seon-guk (East Asian/Korean) (link to Early Concept Drawing)
Korean Kingdom, roughly based on joseon.
26. Hibangana Bakufu (East asian/Japanese) (link to Early Concept Drawing)
Based on the Kamakura period of Japan, during the early rise of feudal samurai class, and various clans feuding for power over imperial control.
27. Nodai-in Ulus (Altaic/Mongol)
Mongols!!!! The Golden Horde!
28. Inkatinsuyu (South American/Inca)
Based on the historcial Inca Empire that ruled the western coast of south america.
29. Tototl Tlahtōlōyān (Mesoamerican)
Based on the Mix of Mayan and Aztech Civilization of central america.
30. Mississippian Kanogee (North American)
Based on the early missippian native north American before the arrival of European settles.
Miscellaneous Faction not Included in the map of the current version:
Holy Military Order: Ordo Sanctae Militae de Fran (link to Early Concept Drawing)
Seljuk Turks: Orhanli Beylerbeylik
Jewish/Andalusia : Imarat Al-andalus