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Ancient Ultima online Britannia map by NoxIllunis971 Ancient Ultima online Britannia map by NoxIllunis971
Took me quite long time to complete all the details, but i'm pretty satisfied with the result.
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bronsworth Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Hey can I use this as a backdrop on Stratics.com? We are a forum dedicated to Ultima Online. Thanks and awesome work!
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Zigholtul88 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness this brings back memories of what may possibly the greatest mmorpg to ever grace the computer screen. I've been playing since mid 2000 and to this day I have yet to quit though I have been recently playing on free shards. Speaking of which I'm working on a server of my own, complete with a custom map and everything from the equipment to monsters is being redone. Its basically what Age of Shadows should have been. No artifacts, no abusing magic items, gold will be more limited than before, no legendary skills, guards that can actually be killed, plus many more. I've been working for around 2 years now and I still have a lot to work on. Basically I just work on it on my spare time so things are rather slow for the time being.
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whitterbug Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Increadibly gorgeous map!!!
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DarthMoll Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is really quite something. I love that you've included these subtle touches to indicate it's ancient age. In particular the tones you've used to indicate a fading of the ink over time as well as the crosshatching from a woodcut or other printing method. It all ties together very nicely.
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ThePhotophrenic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I recently got Ultima VII running on my mac using Exult so have been taking a serious trip down memory lane. I love your take on the map, nicely done :D
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TheConqueress Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I quite like this. It reminds me of Tolkien's map of Middle Earth. Love it
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NoxIllunis971 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
The translations of the banners under the three small images of the cursor, the knight and the money are:

Wis Quas Lor: Knowledge of light

Sanct Ex Mani: Protector of freedom and life

Rel Sanct: Great wealth

And the translation of the big banner on top is:

Vas Uus Sanct: Creator of great protection
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tlhakujunkan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the lettering! It's so curly.
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JaySimons Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great map! Congratulations for being featured!
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Windkiron Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this map is cool
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NoxIllunis971 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Thanks everyone for the favs!!!! YOU rule actually!
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neversummer160 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG I LOVE THIS GAME!! I used to play it WAY back in the day.
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talknight2 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is called Britannia?
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M-SEIJIN Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Because Lord British, the reigning monarch, is an egotistical monster.
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Because they just took the Roman name for Britain and tacked it onto their world (that is in no way a bad thing).
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talknight2 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pet peeve. I like original names.
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Why is it a peeve? I love to use real-world names, especially obscure, ancient names. Lends a sort of depth to a fantasy world you wouldn't get by making up names, unless you go all Tolkien and make up a whole language.
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talknight2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't like it when names from our world are used in fantasy because it just doesn't feel believable. Why would people and places in a different world have names that have meanings in languages of our own world? That's why, as a matter of fact, for my own world I am going all Tolkien and inventing a whole bunch of languages so I can make names and mysterious foreign inscriptions...
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I mean really old names. Not obvious names. I'm not going to call a place "Germany" or something, I'm going to call it something that sounds german but still has some sort of meaning. Like I have an area that is mostly plains and small forests the I call "Ostenmark". "Osten" is german for eastern (maybe? I think so, but I'll have to check) or east or something, and "mark" is a word that means "plain" or "land" in Scandinavian languages (or something along those lines). I kinda rely on Google Translate, which is not the best translator. This name is used by other peoples, mostly not the inhabitants, so there are other names.
And when you use names that have some sort of meaning in our world, it gives a sense of familiarity to a fantasy world. That's why I dislike some worlds, because everything is too foreign and, well, fantastical. So you're languages should sound just a little like something you'd actually find if you want it to seem ealistic and believable.
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talknight2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well yeah, I guess. I suppose Tolkien's use of Old Norse for Dale and Old English for Rohan is compatible with what you're talking about.
However "Britannia" is no more obscure than "Germany"...
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I know that. Britannia is fairly obvious, and Germany was just my example of something that would be blatantly ripped off. And yes, Tolkien's use of languages like that what I'm talking about, taking words from languages no one speaks any more but would still seem like it belongs to that race/area/person/whatever. Tolkien even used Old High German for his orcs. He just changed "ork" to "orc". "Ork" being the equivalent of "ogre" or something like that.
And I don't use "Britannia" in my world, either. I use pretty much the oldest names for a region I can find. Like the people in certain regions have the latinized names of Gallic and Celtic peoples that I change a little, adding a little to the end of the name or the beginning.
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BlueFirez88 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a real loaded question, man. There's a long amount of back story pertaining to the main Ultima series (1-7), but the generalized answer is because the ruler is named Lord British and it's named after him/.
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talknight2 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh.
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Arekasadaro Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
You rule dude, you rule
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ghostfist Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Beautiful map
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roussv Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I'd like to use it as a wallpaper, is there a version without deviantart's watermark, please? ;-)
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Iaia2k Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
bel lavoro :D complimenti!
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NoxIllunis971 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Grazie mille!!! giocavo ad UO un sacco di tempo fa ma ancora oggi non ho dimenticato quanto fosse bello
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David-hb Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice :) I still play this genius game. Would you mind if I might used it in a project some day?
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NoxIllunis971 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Sure!No problem, just give me the credits ok?
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David-hb Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Will do, thanks :)
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