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The Eastern Territory: Final Version
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Published: December 28, 2017
© 2017 - 2019 Will-Erwin
The Dominion of Man strives to live up to its name in this region, as human settlers strive against the rugged, unforgiving wilderness, the expanding Wolfen Empire to the north, the squabbles of petty lords and city-states, and the corrupting influence of an ancient evil slumbering beneath the land. This map shows the bare geography of this region from The Palladium Fantasy Roleplaying Game by Palladium Books, and was commissioned by a fan of that game.

This is the final version of this map. It includes the political map that you can find here, along with some decorative elements and a legend/guide to the icons in the map. The wraparound inscription on the frame can be a little hard to read on a standard computer/laptop, so I'm pasting it below so you don't have to strain your neck to read it:

Humanity flourishes in the Eastern Territory, building hundreds of villages, scores of towns, and a dozen petty kingdoms among and atop the ruins of failed nations that dot this vast land. Pioneers settle the wilderness, traders journey by river and road, priests convert heathens, and scholars ponder the mysteries of ancient ruins. The opportunity of this land is rivaled only by the ambition of its would-be rulers. The Dominion of Man's loose alliance keeps the peace between its members, but their expansion north is met with the ascendant Wolfen Empire as it presses south into the Disputed Lands. In the gathering storm, warriors flock to the region, eager to spill blood for coin, gods, and race. The coming struggles will decide whether the proud cities of the Dominion will rule the east or join the ruins of their own foundations.

You can find high-definition versions of the Dominion members' heraldic shields here. If you prefer a map that focuses on the natural geography, you can find one here. If you prefer an unlabeled map, you can find the bare terrain here.

You're free to use this map for your own private enjoyment and games. Palladium Books owns the copyright to Palladium Fantasy and the books that describe the contents of this map. Please do not use any part of this creation for any commercial purposes.
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Fire-Link's avatar
Nice work. How's things going?
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Will-ErwinHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Overall, busy! I've got a big project in the works, kids, new job, and a dissertation in progress, so I feel a bit like a one-legged dude in a kickboxing match.
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Wow that's busy. You managing it somehow?
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Will-ErwinHobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes. The trick to juggling too many balls is knowing which ones can bounce.
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Yeah, best not to let the fragile ones drop.
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SquallLion1Hobbyist Digital Artist
impressive
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Will-ErwinHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Tokobauzsos's avatar
I love this map - thanks again!
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Will-ErwinHobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, and thanks for the kind words!
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W0lfDemonHobbyist General Artist
The detail on this is amazing!!! I love it!!
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Will-ErwinHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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W0lfDemonHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!!
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Awesome work, amazing to see how much your work has improved!
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Will-ErwinHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! It was your commission that started this whole hobby for me in the first place.
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Truly my pleasure!
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MADMANMIKEProfessional Digital Artist
Castle Instax is incorrectly placed. Otherwise love it.
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MADMANMIKEProfessional Digital Artist
Or rather, you have smuggler's pass too prominent. It's far less visible, hence why it's largely unknown (and unused for a very long time).
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MADMANMIKEProfessional Digital Artist
I did an image for it years ago, it's actually the fortified entrance to an ancient abandoned Dwarven city, and thus built right into the face of a mountain. Castle Instax by MADMANMIKE
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Will-ErwinHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the feedback. I agree, I made the pass too prominent, and Instax should be a bit higher up. I may do an extra round of revisions at some point later this year, and I'll add your suggestion to the fixes.
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karaokecowboy76Hobbyist Writer
Love this!  My group is currently questing here!
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Will-ErwinHobbyist Digital Artist
I hope it comes in handy, then. Enjoy!
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karaokecowboy76Hobbyist Writer
Oh I'll use the hell out of it.
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