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The Kingdom of Britannia

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Nimuaq, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Nimuaq

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    I've found this while I was checking for the latest issue of News From Across the Realm (I follow it rather than Yew Times, it has more in depth analysis for current issues):

    The Kingdom of Britannia | PaxLair Times

    This is by far the best Britannia map I have ever seen and it is created by a member of UO community, Ashlynn (click on the link at look at it here to see the map):

     
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  2. Meatbread

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    The runic script is cute but really annoying.
     
  3. Petra Fyde

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    That is truely beautifully done :)
     
  4. hen

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    It's beautiful, but no Ocllo :sad2:
     
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    That's absolutely beautiful! Well done, Ashlynn!
     
  6. G.v.P

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    Yeah, there should be a key somewhere on the map, at least.
     
  7. LordDrago

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    Damn!!!! Drooled all over another keyboard.

    BE-A-UTIFUL!!!!!

    If you don't mind my asking, how was the map done?
     
  8. Dragonater

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    Thanks for the heads-up, Nimuaq..Like both the map and News letter and will be following it in the future.
     
  9. Lord Nabin

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    Excellent. This is a great example of what Makes Ultima truly unique. The player base. Great job and my flowing support. :)
     
  10. startle

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    Yes it is, and no it isn't... In that order.
    :whip:
     
  11. Mirt

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    Ashlynn has said that she intends at some point to do another version with plain script. Once thats done I plan on using that as my primary UO static map. Right now I am using her current version as wall paper. The first wall paper I have ever used.
     
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  12. Ludes

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    Very Nice!
     
  13. Meatbread

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    I could read runic script almost fluently back when I was like 12 years old playing Ultima V, but anymore it's just gobbledygook.
     
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  14. startle

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    Images and links to 3 online Runic Translator's for the word Vesper:

    PBS's translator
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    Translator 2
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    Translator 3
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    From Ashlynn the Cartographer's excellent map of Brittania here:
    [​IMG]

    Certainly close enough for me, and plenty close enough to NOT criticise what must have been a labor of love from a fellow Brittanian.

    Just sayin.....
    :cool:
     
  15. G.v.P

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    Map is tight, just, a map w/o some sort of key falls short IMO. I've never seen a functional map without indication of north and some sort of key. Should be a relatively easy addition, regarding both--at the discretion of the artist. After all, who says this map is intended to be functional rather than simply art.
     
  16. Meatbread

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    No I mean I've forgotten the runic alphabet over the last 20 years and it's unreasonable to expect me to know it.
     
  17. startle

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    I don't think that Ashlynn meant for you to be able to "read" the Runic names. I mean, just looking at the map and knowing where all the towns are and just enjoying seeing it written in the Runic alphabet is all she is providing here. Right?
     
  18. Ludes

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    I agree with Startle.. you know what the towns names are.

    Doesn't matter for me though I've played Ultima so long I can read the runes easily now.