Welcome to... Canonfire! World of GreyhawK
Postcards from the Flanaess
in Greyhawk
Cities of
Jason Zavoda Presents
The Gord Novels
Greyhawk Wiki
    Maps of the Metropolis of Rel Astra
    Posted on Thu, September 30, 2004 by Farcluun
    boslok_the_elder writes "The Crown of the Aerdi coast is presented in a series of maps that detail the ancient aerdi capital and its quarters. Welcome to the domain of Lord Drax the Invulnerable.

    Maps of Rel Astra
    By: boslok_the_elder
    Used with Permission. Do not repost without obtaining prior permission from the author.

    Note: Please enjoy the download which is a .zip folder containing 13 of boslok_the_elder's maps.

    1 of each the full city in color and in black & white, accompanied by the 10 different "quarters" of the city (detailed individually) as well the outcity of Kerry.


    A Preview of Rel Astra.

    Related Links
    · More about Cartography & Geography
    · News by Farcluun

    Most read story about Cartography & Geography:

    Maps of the Flanaess: Shadows of The Rakers

    Article Rating
    Average Score: 4.77
    Votes: 18

    Please take a second and vote for this article:

    Very Good


     Printer Friendly Printer Friendly

    The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

    No Comments Allowed for Anonymous, please register

    Re: Maps of Rel Astra (Score: 1)
    by cwslyclgh on Thu, September 30, 2004
    (User Info | Send a Message)
    nice... even more handy!

    Re: Maps of the Metropolis of Rel Astra (Score: 1)
    by Scoti_Garbidis on Fri, October 01, 2004
    (User Info | Send a Message)
    Once again, Great Work! I have always been proud of the maps I draw for my campaign but you have forced me to work harder because your maps are stupendous! Amazing! Truly Amazing! Can't wait to see your next map released on Canonfire!

    Re: Maps of the Metropolis of Rel Astra (Score: 1)
    by abysslin ( on Fri, October 01, 2004
    (User Info | Send a Message | Journal)
    Very nice maps that I will be putting to use boslok.

    I've also started a discussion on these maps within the new Canonfire forum, "the readers workshop."

    Re: Maps of the Metropolis of Rel Astra (Score: 1)
    by Zephirum on Sat, October 02, 2004
    (User Info | Send a Message)
    You are psychic. My game's going thru the entire Crook of Rao quest over several sessions. This is perfect as my group is going to meet Drax and swap for the Crook.

    So what medium did you use to generate the map? This is very nice and clean. Also, I liked the district breakdown maps. Where did you get the details for Rel Astra? If the details are original, you have a great imagination and a clever mind.

    I tried to be nit-picky and critical, but I couldn't find anything noteworthy of such mention.

    Thanks for sharing your hard work. I appreciate it.

    Re: Maps of the Metropolis of Rel Astra (Score: 1)
    by boslok_the_elder on Sat, October 02, 2004
    (User Info | Send a Message)

    all the maps are hand drawn, just on regular letter paper. i scan them in then color and label using photoshop. sometimes adding detail with freehand, such as the circle things (can't think of their proper name) in the bodies of water.

    the whole of the city is inspired from greyhawk sources describing it, with a few liberties.

    Re: Maps of the Metropolis of Rel Astra (Score: 1)
    by chatdemon ( on Thu, October 07, 2004
    (User Info | Send a Message | Journal)
    The maps look great. Im just now venturing over to the eastern half of the flanaess in my campaign, these will come in handy soon Im sure.

    Re: Maps of the Metropolis of Rel Astra (Score: 1)
    by Cebrion on Fri, October 08, 2004
    (User Info | Send a Message | Journal)
    Your maps are top notch boslok_the_elder!!!

    Rel Astra(the other Free City of reknown) is often overlooked as a great campaign location, as it is set in the midst of wild and/or evil lands on all sides. It also offers the option of a maritime campaign as well. All in all a great location for good characters to fight the great evils that abound, or for parties with more neurtral or even evil tnedencies to get sucked into the subterfuges of the powers that be in the region.

    I'm very impressed!!!

    Oh, and keep the maps coming. No need to feel pressure to put up new maps(although that would be good too), I'm sure that we all would like to see any past maps you have done as well- and that you can post without clueing in any of your players on any hidden plans that you may have for them!



    Re: Maps of the Metropolis of Rel Astra (Score: 1)
    by Kalem on Tue, October 12, 2004
    (User Info | Send a Message)
    Amazing work! Very nice job. Hope to see more of your map making skills.

    Re: Maps of the Metropolis of Rel Astra (Score: 1)
    by iquander on Fri, November 12, 2004
    (User Info | Send a Message)
    These maps are absolutely gorgeous. Do you intend to "fill in" the blank spots, or are you planning to stick with the more abstract approach?

    Also, have you written any Rel Astra articles to go along with this?

    It's great to see the Sorcerer's Nexus on there!

    Absolutely spectacular work. The color map in particular is easily comparable to maps I've published in Dungeon.

    --Erik Mona
    Dragon & Dungeon

    Canonfire! is a production of the Thursday Group in assocation with GREYtalk and Canonfire! Enterprises

    Contact the Webmaster.  Long Live Spidasa!

    Greyhawk Gothic Font by Darlene Pekul is used under the Creative Commons License.

    PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2005 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
    Page Generation: 0.32 Seconds