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Ylaruam, 8 miles per hex

by Thorfinn Tait


Replica of GAZ2 poster map, 8 miles per hex by Thorf, replica map 1 February 2016; original colours map July 2008

The second Gazetteer series map began a strange trend in not showing any villages.  The lack of a central river prevented the Egypt-Like treatment that later worked so well in HWR2’s Nithia.  But it nevertheless did a decent job of making what the original 24 mile per hex map showed as an area of pure desert into a more interesting, varied landscape

Updated map of Ylaruam, 8 miles per hex by Thorf, March 2009


Note: PDF files are available of all my maps upon request.


Sources: B4 The Lost City (1982), Expert Rules Set (1983), GAZ2 The Emirates of Ylaruam (1987), TM1 The Western Countries (1989), TM2 The Eastern Countries (1989), Rules Cyclopedia (1991), The Jade Hare (1992).

Notes on Updated map (B4)

Notes on Updated map (Expert Set 1983)

Notes on Updated map (GAZ2)

Notes on Updated map (TM2)

Notes on Updated map (The Jade Hare)

To Do List

  1. Expand updated map - I'm working on changing the format of all my maps to make them rectangular by including neighbouring countries.
  2. Check GAZ2 for geographic details and write notes on the updated map.
  3. Create replica of this map from Rules Cyclopedia and write notes.
  4. Create replicas of TM1 and TM2 and finish notes on this map.

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: Ashtagon, John Calvin (Chimpman), Håvard, Gecko, Geoff Gander (Seer of Yhog), JoeNotCharles, Sheldon Morris (Hugin), Hervé Musseau (Andaire), Simone Neri (Zendrolion), JTR (OldDawg), Troy Terrell (CmdrCorsiken), Andrew Theisen (Cthulhudrew)