Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Fading Suns 3 Jump Map

Fading Suns 3 Known Worlds Jump Map
The final version of the Fading Suns 3 jumpmap was designed by Simon Powell, and a brilliant job he did on it too. However this is the version I created while we were were trying to reorganise it to place Byzantium Secundus at the centre of the map and at the heart of the Known Worlds. So this is a rough of the final version.

You will notice a few changes. Firstly Chernobog was removed, the background clearly stated that this world unknown to the Phoenix Empire and its existence on the jumpmap was likely a hold over form the days of the Emperor of the Fading Suns computer game.

The Church controlled worlds are now marked as Universal Church, and not by the controlling sect.
Also the alien homeworlds (Velisemil, Kordeth, and Ungavorox) are now marked by the faction that controls them, Hawkwood for Velisemil, League for Kordeth, and Li Halan for Ungavorox.

Several new worlds have been added, Pandora, Twilight, Hargard, Hira, and Rimpoch, all of which had been established in the cannon setting, but are now more integrated in to the core setting of Fading Suns 3. These worlds are marked as barbarian worlds, except for Iver which is marked as Hazat (which is explained in the background of FS3).

A single new world has been added, Grave, formally the lost world of Draxius which I designed for the  Prisoners and Exiles book, that was never completed.