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  • Augurnz

    I've started my own map

    December 23, 2012 by Augurnz

    Here we go, I've made a start. I have decided upon the highest resolution image of Tamriel I could find, which is this one...

    The full sized image is 2560x1440 pixels, at 4.3MB in size. Sure, it's not a large as the one I mentioned in my previous post, but that one also includes more ocean and outlying islands, which ultimately reduces the resolution of Tamriel itself. Here is the raster image loaded as a layer in Qunatum GIS...

    Those who use QGIS will notice that I have only got the digitizing tools on my toolbar for now, along with the Improved Polygon Capturing v1.0 plugin toolbar. This plugin allows me to easily add parts to a polygon feature, such as Vvardenfell to Morrowind, or City Isle to Cyriodiil, without needing invisible join lin…

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  • Augurnz

    I have taken copies of three maps of Nirn that are available online and compared them using GIMP. I started out by centering them so that the Imperial City on each map lines up. Then I scaled each one so that City Isle was as close to lined up as possible on all three maps. Even this stage was impossible to get exact, as all the maps were very different. Here is a result of this stage so far...

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    As you can see, it doesn't line up properly at all, despite my best efforts with scaling the images. As you zoom out to the bigger picture, it looks even worse...

    Valenwood seems to be joined to the Summerset Isles! The Altmer would be highly offended at such a thing. What this all shows me is that I can't rely on any of the existing maps for accurac…

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  • Augurnz

    Mapping Tamriel

    December 22, 2012 by Augurnz

    I have spent quite a bit of time today pondering over the very first part of the tale of Daric Gaersmith. From an in-game perspective in Skyrim, he's a prisoner being carted off to his death in Helgen. That is how all good Skyrim stories start, isn't it? Maybe not. I was particularly interested in what Eric Snowmaneof the UESP Wiki had to say about his fan-fic characters.

    Note: That in order to not break too much lore, because even with my own character that would bug me, Eric Snowmane is not assumed to be either the Nerevarine or the Champion of Cyrodiil.

    If I say that my character was on that cart headed for Helgen, and start making reference to events in the Skyrim quest lines as being done by my character, I break lore. It is better to re…

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