Sunday, December 30, 2007

The World of Hyborea


Above you will see a map of the World as We know it, brought to us by a traveler to The Great Hall. It should be noted that some of the Territories or Realms depicted actually have more than one people or sovereign. For instance, the Ghazi of Turan only occupy the northern reaches of that land. Their capital city is Shahpur and their Realm only extends southward as far as Akif and the southern banks of the Ilbars River and its delta. It is for certain that there are Turanian Sultanates to the south, but they have not chosen to reveal themselves in this Hall as of yet. Viewers may click on the map to view it in greater detail if they wish.

6 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

Super map Bill ! I was wondering if you are intending to place Adessa or if you wish me to do so. I dont really mind either way....

Bill McHenry said...

Alan,

Since you know your Army's composition and affinities, why don't you pick a spot that affiliates you with a particular Kingdom. Like I did with my Turanians, co-opt a portion of an established Kingdom, designate a capital, and stake your claim. Since Howard specifically described many of the Kingdoms as having competing factions within them, I think this is a perfect solution. I expect we'll see more Turanians before we're through.

BTW, we can all thank William Butler, AKA Billzanes, for the link to the great maps. Look at the comments under his post on Iranistan for the link and you can probably find a map for your own blog.

Bill

billb said...

you might want to look at the golden kingdoms on the iranistan map. they lie between venhya, iranistan, and turan. another option is the border kingdom. from what i recall it was made up of various city states.

billb said...

http://www.dodgenet.com/~moonblossom/hyborian.htm
has some additional maps under musings and information on hyboria and http://users.speedlink.com.au/~whynita/NewBrown/DBFrConan%20Lists%20.pdf
has some additional army lists for hyboria

Mike The Critic said...

The Celestial Empire could be either in Khitai east of the mountains that separate it from Hyrkania, or as a small breakaway from Khitai on the western side of the mountains, possible in the area between Kussan and Lake Ho...Either one is good with me ;)

Bill McHenry said...

Mike - Your call. You can be a sub-Kingdom within Khitai (as I've done with the Ghazi of Turan) or go for your own "breakaway", just let us know.

Bill