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The Imperium Regional by Levodoom The Imperium Regional by Levodoom
The New Imperium (also simply referred to as The Imperium or the Imperium of Darion) was the first human nation to rise to power on the Avanor continent. It reigned over the majority of the continent for many centuries until the events of the Divine Rebellion, of which brought the inevitable end of the Old Imperium much because of the war with Samarauch, encroaching eastern barbarians, empire-wide starvation and the armies of the Divine faithful. Following centuries would allow the Imperium to rise again to the point where it would once more become one of the most powerful nations in Avanor.

The Imperium consists of three major provinces: Avinter, Darion, and Danthivia; of which Darion is the true imperial homeland, and Avinter and Danthivia were previous kingdoms that fell into the possession of the Imperium during its expansive conquests near the end of the Age of Seas. The two major provinces are now ruled by vassal lords who serve the Darion Emperor. Avinter is well known for its strong ships and thus powerful fleets and skilled sailors, whilst Danthivia is a wealthy province of trade and agriculture, and it holds a strong reputation for its cunning and often-enough deadly politics.

The Imperium also controls several major colonies on the other continents, and its influence holds much power in matters of international politics. Additionally, the Imperium is home of the Imperial Sacellum; one of the two major religious groups concerning the Divine Faith. As it is the most accepting group when it comes to the study and practices of magic, the Imperium is one of the few human nations where mages may freely hold power in matters of imperial importance without the intervention of Divine worshipers.

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Brushes by StarRaven - [link]

Map Textures by coyotemax - [link]

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More about Third Era - [link]
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:iconjlblacksmith:
What an amazing map!
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:iconbookwyrmeds:
I agree with Zaigwart, I would love to see a tutorial done by you on how to make maps like this.
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raejekii Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of the time I don't care for maps that use brushes. I feel like it doesn't reflect the true skill of the artist. Naturally there are plenty of people who just want to have a map to use, so its fine, I don't rag on them or anything. But in this case I must say you've done a beautiful job with it. Only reason I actually noticed they were brushes at all was because of the tall mountain with two peaks I saw repeated a few times. But really, this is beautiful. as are the other maps you've done with these brushes. Well done ^^
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Levodoom Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's definitely a fair few different views on the matter. I think it often depends on the style of the map and how the brushes are used to determine whether they match with the general appearance of the map. Personally I use brushes because my own attempts at drawing mountains, trees etc. tend to look terrible in comparison to the overall look I am trying to achieve. But eventually I hope to move away from using others' brushes and make my own; given time and practice. I want to reach a point where all resources I use are original to me.

For now this is more or less a simpler way of doing things, and using these brushes fit with the other maps in the same setting, so I don't want to make too many drastic changes since I'm mainly inclined to maintain the same style and look between them.

Overall I'm quite happy with how I used the brushes in this map, though there are bits that could do with some improvement. There are a few fairly obvious repeats here and there that I'll maybe fix at a later date. Nearing the end of finishing the map I got a bit lazy and impatient, which should tell me to take a break, but I never really take the hint.

Thanks and cheers!
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DWebArt Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am never not impressed by these maps.
Gorgeous.
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Levodoom Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwilliamfdrake:
Very impressive work. I like it!
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Levodoom Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzaigwast:
Daaaaaaaaaaaamn,nice stuff man !!!! :la:

How did you make the map texture on the brush ?? :-? ....I wish to make my image with color :) -> this [link]
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