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Atruaghin Clans, 8 miles per hex

by Thorfinn Tait

Maps

Replica of GAZ14 poster map, 8 miles per hex by Thorf: replica 28 January 2016, original colours March 2009

The last of the Gazetteer line, GAZ14 was also the last supplement to provide a new look at an area of Mystara’s Outer World at the familiar 8 miles per hex scale.  Unfortunately there was a major error in the size of the plateau.  And since it’s the defining feature of the whole area, this is a real shame.

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Updated map of Atruaghin, 8 miles per hex by Thorf, 29 January 2016

The plateau itself is a steep-sided environment that has been raised 2,700 feet above the level of the surrounding land. There are no convenient or safe trails up to the top, which makes the plateau an inaccessible and safe haven for its inhabitants. The plateau features plains upon which horses and buffalo graze, though there are some forested areas.

from the Poor Wizard’s Almanac, by Aaron Allston

Comments

GAZ14’s poster map has some major errors, and is highly inconsistent with other official maps. Unfortunately, it is also the only 8 mile per hex source which shows the whole area.

The updated map has been remade using the 24 mile per hex map from Wrath of the Immortals for reference to revise GAZ14’s map.  It features a larger plateau, and consequently the coast and the land below the plateau have also been extended.  Sections of GAZ14’s map have been patched together along with new areas to fill in the gap.

Also of note are the larger islands, as seen on the 24 mile per hex map. It was felt that these are more interesting than GAZ14’s small islands.

Sources:

Notes

About Replica Maps

Unlike Updated mapsReplica maps are exact (or sometimes colourised) replicas of primary source maps.  These source maps form the main source material of the Atlas of Mystara, from which all of the updated maps are made.  Put simply:

References

  1. Atruaghin at the Vaults of Pandius
  2. Atruaghin map thread at The Piazza

Thanks to:

Andrew Theisen (Cthulhudrew)