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Minrothad Guilds, 8 miles per hex

by Thorfinn Tait
Minrothad, a nation of island peoples, is organized into a close-knit confederation of craft and service guilds. The country is commonly called the Minrothad Guilds, as they are known in commerce with the world’s trading communities. The Minrothad Guilds are located in the Minrothad Isles, formerly called the Isles of Dread. The islands are in the Dread Sea south of Karameikos between lerendi and Thyatia.

from GAZ9 The Minrothad Guilds, by Deborah Christian and Kim Eastland


Replica of poster map from GAZ9, 8 miles per hex by Thorf: replica January 2016, original colours August 2008

One of the most minimalistic maps to appear in the Gazetteer series, GAZ9’s Minrothad map nonetheless has a frugal charm all of its own.  The original map also had the peculiarity of marking its deeper waters with a shade of pink.


Updated map of The Minrothad Guilds, 8 miles per hex by Thorf, June 2005, last revised January 2016


The map for this Gazetteer was woefully under-developed. It shows very few settlements, cursory shipping lanes, no trails, no rivers, and in fact nothing much at all other than the land itself. In contrast, the Gazetteer itself has extensive descriptions of the geography of the area. The Trail Maps also expanded upon Minrothad, though not necessarily in the same ways the Gazetteer text did.  PC3 provided some extra details, but less than for neighbouring Ierendi, since not all of Minrothad’s territory was shown.



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:


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

Thanks to:

Michele Carpita (LoZompatore), Hervé Musseau (Andaire), Andrew Theisen (Cthulhudrew)