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Ancient Ultima online Britannia map
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Published: January 17, 2012
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Took me quite long time to complete all the details, but i'm pretty satisfied with the result.
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bronsworth's avatar
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|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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Tsuki222's avatar
Increadibly gorgeous map!!!
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DarthMoll|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|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's avatar
I quite like this. It reminds me of Tolkien's map of Middle Earth. Love it
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NoxIllunis971's avatar
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|Hobbyist General Artist
I love the lettering! It's so curly.
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JaySimons's avatar
JaySimons|Professional Digital Artist
Great map! Congratulations for being featured!
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Windkiron|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this map is cool
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NoxIllunis971's avatar
Thanks everyone for the favs!!!! YOU rule actually!
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neversummer160|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG I LOVE THIS GAME!! I used to play it WAY back in the day.
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talknight2|Hobbyist General Artist
Why is called Britannia?
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M-SEIJIN's avatar
Because Lord British, the reigning monarch, is an egotistical monster.
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SuperCJ's avatar
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|Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pet peeve. I like original names.
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SuperCJ's avatar
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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BlueFirez88|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|Hobbyist General Artist
Heh.
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Arekasadaro's avatar
You rule dude, you rule
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ghostfist's avatar
Beautiful map
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roussv's avatar
I'd like to use it as a wallpaper, is there a version without deviantart's watermark, please? ;-)
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Iaia2k's avatar
bel lavoro :D complimenti!
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