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Want to use my map for a fic/video/etc?
You don't need to ask my permission. If you'd like to use the map for anything non-commercial, you may. Let me know though, I love seeing what people do with it.
See how it's evolved:
* Revision #5
* First revision
Thanks to TotalOverflow for the hoof-strap-revolver sketches.
Thanks to for drawing Fable's Hideaway
Thanks to for the wonderbolts poster
If the original artist is still around, I hope they see this. I'm hoping to maybe commission someone to remake the map but update it so it lines up with current canon. If that happens, I'm going to ensure all proper credit is where it should be. It just seems a shame to let such an amazing project continue to gather dust. I don't think I'll try to do anything with the fanfic but I think it would be really cool to see an updated version of the art piece because there's so much you could do in a sprawling world such as this.
I'll post an update here if I can find anyone to commission, if anyone has any suggestions, feel free to comment here.
Old as it is, this map is still far and away my favorite MLP map. Hell, It’s probably my favorite fantasy map, period. It’s so huge and complex and creative, and the names are so beautiful and evocative -- Eternity’s Bridge, the Blinding Veil Sea, the Quiet Sea, Abaddon’s Fury, Peril’s Cusp, the Scorched Lands, Silverline…
I think what I love best is the sense of vastness and complexity this map gives. I can spend hours staring at maps as it is, but with this one… I can just spend hours wondering away to myself: what’s life like in Noveria or Aura? What are the cities in the mountains south of the Broken Leylands like, and who or what lives there? What kinds of strange creatures live in all those islands and seas and lands? Who is buried in the Graveyard of the Forgotten? Who built Eternity’s Bridge? How was it sundered?
At this point I don’t know if you’re ever going to read this, but I just wanted to put this out there. This map has become the gold standard I use for comparing all other fantasy maps or geographical worldbuiling. It is, genuinely, the best of its kind I’ve ever seen, and I can only hope I can someday make something half as amazing as this.
For instance, the Yaks seem to be located to the east of the griffin kingdom, whereas in the canon map they are west of the griffins and directly north of Equestria.
I understand this is geared towards your fic, but more information of what point in your timeline this is taken from could really help as well.
I ask for so much because I am currently writing a fic that encompasses most of the kingdoms of the known world and involves wars in which territory is taken and kingdoms are lost. For the sake of making it easier to track the changes, I need a visual map that I can mark with those changes, and your map would give my world room to grow when compared to the canon one.
Equestria is a peninsula
Griffin kingdom is another continent
You forget Yakiyakistan, Saddle Arabia, Maretonia, bug bear teritory and Dragon Lair
Does not exist Cervidas, Eternity Crossing.
But you can improve if you want