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Sind and Jaibul, 8 miles per hexby Thorfinn Tait
Updated map of Sind, 8 miles per hex by Thorf, February 2006
I developed this map in 2006. It has not been updated since, although I'm sure there are some things yet to do to it. The full expanded map is awaiting the Great Waste at 8 miles per hex map, as well as the southern part of the Adri Varma Plateau 8 mile per hex map.
Sources: GAZ14 The Atruaghin Clans (1991). Also X4 Master of the Desert Nomads (1983), X5 Temple of Death (1983), X6 Quagmire (1984), Dragon Magazine Issue 169, Champions of Mystara (1993).
Notes on Updated map (General)
- This map is based on the Champions of Mystara 24 mile per hex map. Areas on the eastern border were adapted from the GAZ14 8 mile per hex map, which showed the immediate border area.
- Shallow coastal water was extrapolated from other Known World maps of the same scale and drawn in.
Notes on Updated map (X4)
- The source of the Asanda River in the Nemkin Ylaka was added. Primary sources show only that the river starts at the edge of the swamp. However, X4 describes the Asanda River as bubbling up into the marsh from underground, then gradually forming and flowing east.
- X4, page 9 details the Malakaz, a mind-controlling monster living in the Salt Swamp. The Malakaz has been marked on the map at an arbitrary location as "Domain of the Malakaz". DMs should feel free to alter this location as they see fit.
Notes on Updated map (TM1)
- TM1 shows the height of Mt. Urapurda at 18,250 ft.
Notes on Updated map (Dragon 169)
- Dragon 169 mentions that Jahore is "on the westernmost branch of the Asanda delta". However, the Asanda River's delta, shown on the original X4 map, is not present on the same Dragon issue's map. The delta has thus been resurrected, and the Putnabad/Jalawar border has been adjusted accordingly.
- On page 46, Dragon 169 refers to the "Asanda Plain"; the label has been added to the map.
Notes on Updated map (Champions of Mystara)
- The Champions of Mystara Explorer's Manual page 3 refers to the Nemkin Ylaka (Salt Swamp) as "more than 10,000 square miles of sodden terrain, salt-encrusted mud flats, brackish pools, and acrid streams, harbouring tough grasses and dangerous crocodiles."
- Page 14 mentions Anguri wine, a famous wine from Nagpuri. This has been presumed to be a regional name, and has been added as a small village in western Nagpuri.
- Page 16 mentions that the small Jashpurdhana mystic order has "a rock-cut monastery in the mountains of Kadesh". The map of the Great Waste from the same set includes a map of this monastery. The map describes the monastery as being cut out of "the rock cliffs of Petther Divar, near Gawan in Kadesh".
- Page 19 mentions "a number of mines" in the badlands west of Sandapur, in Azadgal.
- Page 20 notes that there are "a number of oases" near Baratpur. One of them, 30 miles west of Baratpur, is named the Jadu.
- The same page notes that Gunjab includes "a few narrow valleys" in amongst its many mountains. It also says that the ruler of Gunjab keeps a secret hidden army "deep in the mountains north of Raneshwar." A camp has been added to illustrate this.
- Page 21 mentions that Sambay is a busy port. Therefore shipping lanes have been added.
- Page 22 talks about the trails through the swamp between Khamrati and Gola Keep. They have been marked on the map as "Treacherous Swamp Trails". It also mentions rare Kajahali flowers, which have been marked arbitrarily near the centre of the swamp.
- According to page 22, Kadesh is notorious for cave systems and forested slopes. It also mentions silver mines in the mountains. These have been marked, and caves close to Latehar have been marked as "Latehar Caves" - perhaps a particularly large and spectacular cave complex.
- Page 22 refers to a tower built near Chandbali by Rohan, the Rajah's son. This tower has been marked as "Rohan's Tower".
- Page 23 talks about an obsidian mine in Peshmir, as well as a gold mine "deep within the bowels" of the volcano, Mt. Urapurda. The gold mine has been placed next to the volcano, while the obsidian mine is between the volcano and the shore of Lake Hast.
- Page 24 names the forests on the Sind-Atruaghin southern border as a tiger preserve in Shajarkand and the "Royal Elephant Grounds" in Jalawar.
- Page 24 also mentions the ruins of a great city, rumoured to be in the Nemkin Ylaka, possibly close to Karganj. The ruins have been marked, though their nature remains up to individual DMs.
- Jaibul is described as a "Ryaset" rather than a "Rajahstan" on page 24; apparently "Rajahstan" is a title used incorrectly by foreigners. Nevertheless, Jaibul has been marked as "Rajahstan of Jaibul". Jaibul town has been re-marked as the capital rather than a town.
Notes on Updated map (HWA3)
- Both HWA3 and Champions of Mystara mention Shajapur being transferred to the Hollow World. Page 21 of HWA3 refers to pre-transfer Dharsatra as "a small river village near an excellent seaport".
Notes on Updated map (Poor Wizard's Almanac II)
- Poor Wizard's Almanac II page 175 refers to a Shehid monastery in the hills of Gunjab. This monastery has been marked on.
- Page 202 introduces a "tiny, isolated village... in the foothills of the Amsorak Mountains" in Nagpuri, called Ranpur. The most isolated spot fitting these criteria is halfway between Chandbali and Mahasabad.
To Do List
- Expand updated map to include neighbouring countries and parts of the Great Waste.
- Sind - discussion thread at the Wizards MMB.