I was admiring the map of the Young Kingdoms in the Stormbringer RPG and I had just finished drawing the Malachite Coast map so I was inspired to work on a more traditional regional map – something I could use for my next campaign. Thus we have the Principalities of Black Sphinx Bay. This is honestly a lot bigger of an area than I usually map out before a campaign begins – I typically start smaller and slowly build up to something this size as the campaign progresses.
This whole region was once the Zorisz Empire – a theocracratic monarchy that became nihilistic and obsessed with death and eventually consumed by their own obsession with watching their empire collapse. The remains of the empire have broken into a score of smaller countries, two of which still claim the title of the long-fallen empire, many of which are just a city-state clinging to the remains of Zorisz.
I’ve included a version of the map without tags for those who want to modify it for their own games. I’ve of course also included the standard scale that I use in regional maps of 1 Hex = 1 Handwave.
And finally, for those who really want to customize the map, here’s a version without the name either.
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