Saturday, February 11, 2012

More Maps: Eric Anondson's Sheldomar Valley

Attention Greyhawk loremasters and armchair heroes! There's been so much abuzz in the Greyhawk cartographic community and among the best is the resurgence of Eric Anondson. This week Mr. Anondson announced the completion of his 4-part Sheldomar Valley project:

"Celebrate!

All four parts of my Sheldomar Valley project have been completed. All the maps for this project have had updates since originally published, check them out. The Crystalmists geography-only and Barrier Peaks geography-only maps will have their updates posted soon, maybe as soon as tomorrow night.

Check them all out. There weren't many Gord-isms I found that I could confidently place somewhere, but a few showed up! Mike Bridges' Ull project served as the basis for placenames around Ull."


The maps consist of Northern Sheldomar Valley, Southern Sheldomar Valley, the Crystalmist Mountains (with the Dry Steppes), and the Barrier Peaks (with Ull). Oh yes, Eric mentioned Ull. It's personally humbling to see my tiny contribution to Greyhawk lore sharing space on a map with placenames created by many other authors from Gygax all the way through Living Greyhawk. Eric I believe is moving on to the Jeklea Bay region (sweet for my campaign) and possibly the Sea of Dust.

Again, be sure to check out Eric's entire collection of maps HERE.

7 comments:

Mystic Scholar said...

Very nice, indeed. Between Eric and Anna the Greyhawk gaming community is going to have an excellent collection of maps to use in our games.

A very sincere thanks to Eric for his efforts.

And thanks to you, too, Mort, for keeping us posted as to Eric's latest.

Anonymous said...

His maps are excellent. I'm also very pleased to hear that he'll be moving on to the Jeklea Bay area. It's kind of nice that he and Anna are focusing their efforts on opposite sides of the Flanaess. Between the two of them, we'll have beautiful maps of the entire Flanaess twice as quickly. :)

SirXaris

Valkaun_Dain said...

I want to know what he put at the end of the Zol River. Is that the Sink?

Valkaun_Dain said...

I think Anna and Eric should get hitched and have Map Making Demigod Babies.

Eric said...

You know about that business of what's at the end of the Zol River. I think I just pulled it out of my butt guessing what it out to look like to draw the eye that there was something special going on there, that it wasn't just the cartographer being lazy and not connecting it to the river network.

Valkaun_Dain said...

Well, this is what I was referring to: http://www.canonfire.com/cfhtml/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=424

Take special note of the acknowledgment at the end. ;)

Eric said...

I like it. Since there is pretty much little said about it, it may as well be safe to name it properly on the map. "The Sink" is about as natural as anything else!