The Maps of Merlin’s Blade

I’ve had maps for Merlin’s Blade for a long time, but only now do I feel good about showing them. Why? Because I finally created the topography using Blender 3D software.

Here they are (click to see a larger version):

PORTION OF BOSVENNA MOOR
KERNOW, BRITAIN
Maps from Merlin's Blade are Copyright...2011 Robert Treskillard. All Rights Reserved.
THE VILLAGE OF BOSVENTOR INIS AVALLOW
ISLAND
Maps from Merlin's Blade are Copyright...2011 Robert Treskillard. All Rights Reserved. Maps from Merlin's Blade are Copyright...2011 Robert Treskillard. All Rights Reserved.
KERNOW, BRITAIN
Maps from Merlin's Blade are Copyright...2011 Robert Treskillard. All Rights Reserved.

Note that these maps are based upon a real place in Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, and there was an iron-age village at the exact spot where I have it, a fort on the hill at the exact spot, and a druidic circle of stone across the valley.

You can even see a faint outline of the fortress foundation on Google Earth if you look closely enough! Just click here to see the area.

JOIN THE BATTLE!
Keep informed about the latest news and events for The Merlin Spiral and the upcoming Pendragon Spiral!

2 thoughts on “The Maps of Merlin’s Blade

  • Whoa, those are neat! Very nice, Robert. My maps don’t look anywhere near that good :) Of course, unlike yours, mine aren’t based on a real place . . .

    I do have another question for you. :) I’ve always wondered what writers do when they’re writing about characters they themselves did not make up. For instance, if someone were to write a book about someone like King David or George Washington, or, in this case, Arthur and Merlin. How does the writer know how to portray them when no-one knows what they were actually like? I’m not sure I would ever have the courage to do it, because I would be afraid that I was not being true to the essence of their character, that I was making them something entirely other than what they really were. So how do you go about it? How do you “find out” what a historical or mythical person is like? Thanks in advance . . . :) The “inside scoop” is always exciting to learn!

    Best,
    D. S. Dahnim

Comments are closed.