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Darokin, 8 miles per hex

by Thorfinn Tait
Darokin is a country that runs on business, and business requires places for merchants to meet, convenient areas for goods to be warehoused, secure places to hold large quantities of money. In other words, cities.  No other country in the Known World is as urban as Darokin, despite its large agricultural industry. A few people prefer the life of solitude and freedom the wilderness provides while others (farmers and ranchers, mostly) live in the country out of economic necessity. The rest live in the villages, towns and cities of the Republic.

from GAZ11 The Republic of Darokin, by Scott Haring

Maps

Darokin is a peculiar country, with territory sprawling across the Known World, bordering on no less than nine separate lands.  It’s so central that without it the other nations seemed isolated, on the edge of an unknown wilderness.

The country actually includes a very important stretch of fertile plains, which are likely the breadbasket of many surrounding lands.  The map is developed to a nice stage, although the lack of provincial names was a shame.  The gazetteer itself did contain borders for the provinces, but no names.

Replica of poster map from GAZ11, 8 miles per hex by Thorf, replica map 1 February 2016; original colours map October 2008

PDF

Updated map of Darokin, 8 miles per hex by Thorf, March 2009; last revised 29 February 2016

Comments

The updated map includes provincial boundaries, adapted from the map on page 11 of GAZ11’s Dungeon Master’s Guide. The 24 mile per hex black and white map showed the internal borders of Darokin, marking them heartland or borderland, but unfortunately failed to provide any names for the provinces. Here the boundaries have been adapted to 8 mile per hex scale, and names provided for each province (see Province names below).

The islands of Lake Amsorak have also been revised quite radically, using the detail map from GAZ11’s poster map.

Sources

Secondary Sources

Notes

Chronological Notes

Migration Notes

References

  1. Darokin at the Vaults of Pandius
  2. Darokin map thread at The Piazza
  3. Islands of Lake Amsorak map thread at The Piazza

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:

Thanks to

Marco Dalmonte (DM), Simone Neri (Zendrolion), Andrew Theisen (Cthulhudrew)