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A hobbyist artist from Iceland, based in Norway.


Here is a collection of high detail Warcraft maps on which I have been working in a cooperation with Marthen on the Scrolls of Lore Forum. The maps are made for his project called The Grand Encyclopedia of the Great Dark Beyond, where various bits and pieces of Warcraft lore are puzzled together into a consistent whole, using a the historical method. These maps should thus be as "loristically" correct as they can get, as far as I am told. The project currently covers the Warcraft lore up until the Frozen Throne. 

For more information visit the project's threadFor a lore centered discussion of these maps, please use this thread.

And here are the maps:

Map I - Physical Map of the Eastern Kingdoms at the Outbreak of the First War
Map I - Physical Map of the Eastern Kingdoms with an Index

Map II - Physical Map of the Eastern Kingdoms at the Outbreak of the Second War

Map III - Political Map of the Eastern Kingdoms at the Outbreak of the First War (without elevation)
Map III - Political Map of the Eastern Kingdoms at the Outbreak of the First War (with elevation)
This map series deals with an alternative timeline set in 2017, in which Iceland is a regional power in the North Atlantic. With its fictional population of over one million, a sovereign Icelandic state has been around since the late 19th century and Icelandic traders, fishermen and whalers have roamed the Northern seas for centuries. Furthermore, the Norse population of Greenland never died out and is in this scenario a native population of Greenland, along with the Inuit, comprising of roughly the half of its 100.000 strong population. Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Jan Mayen and Svalbard are all territories of the Icelandic Atlantic Commonwealth which is centered in the great maritime city of Reykjavík.

The main goal of this project was to create Icelandic placenames for Greenland, Svalbard and the Faroe Islands, so this collection of maps is primarily aimed at the Icelandic 'market'. Therefore, all of these maps are available both in Icelandic and English.

The English language version:
1. The Icelandic Atlantic Commonwealth - Detailed Map
2. The Icelandic Atlantic Commonwealth. Overview Map
3. The Autonomous Region of Greenland - Municipalities and Settlements
4. Eastern Settlement, Autonomous State of Greenland

The Icelandic language version:
1. Íslenska Atlantshafssamveldið - Stórt
2. Íslenska Atlantshafssamveldið - Yfirlitskort
3. Sjalfsstjórnarrikið Grænland - Sveitarfélög og Þéttbýlisstaðir
4. Eystribyggð og Suður Grænland
These maps depict the Late Roman Empire in the forth century. The idea was to map the ancient Mediterranean area as it looked before the barbarian and Arabian invasions changed it forever. That's why there are as many placenames in Latin as possible, behind which I spent many hours researching. As one might see, I have left out the barbarian tribes in Germania and Sarmatica that are usually depicted on such maps. This is intentional, for I sought only to include geographical places, not peoples or states (obviously excluding the Empire itself). These maps will be available for purchase as prints.

Here is the list of maps in order of submission:

1. Roman Empire: East and West

2. Roman Empire: United Empire

3. Roman Europe ('naked')


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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Happy birthday dear Kuusinen!
BLUPROPAGANDA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Swiggity Swooty, Foxy's Comin 4 Booty (Chat Icon) Happy Birthday!

KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Happy Birthday! :D
Dreamerforever2004 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Happy Birthday! 😁
Daniel-Choppy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there, you've seem to have put a lot of thought and research into your united Scandinavia map, so perhaps you could answer a question for me?
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daniel-Choppy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have any idea why Denmark is not a German nation? Why is it's culture Scandinavian?
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Hi Daniel I saw your comment I hope I don´t irritate you but I think I know the answer.

In ancient times there was a fluent transition between continental and northern Germanics. But then the peoples migration time in the 5th and 6th century changed it. From what we call now Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein, the Saxons, Jutes and especially Angles left their homeland and settled down in what we call now England.

Because they left, they left behind a language/ dialect gap in this area and the link between the tribes that later turn into Germand and the Danes was destroyed. And that´s one of the biggest reasons, why they never developed a culture connected to Germany directly but to Scandinavia.

Another fun fact, after Prussia defeated Denmark in 1864, they asked Prussia 3 times if they may join them XD Prussia said no, so the other great powers won´t fear a too mighty prussian state. Prussias goal was to unite Germany and not to annex Denmark.
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Kuusinen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I guess its because the Danes are part of the same cultural area as the other Nordic nations, share ancestors with them and thus speak very similar languages. As a result they share both cultural and political history. Why it's not a German nation? Well, its just not a German nation quite simply... for the reasons aboce. They don't speak German and are not part of the German cultural area. I'm not sure If I understand your question fully, but there you go.
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IEPH Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
Hey there.

Do you take requests?
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