Saturday, 9 May 2015
Prydain Project - map update
Not much change this time - just cleaned up the edges a bit and added colour for contrast. Eventually, I hope to have time to zoom in and smooth the rivers, which are currently just fractalized lines. But that will be a long, tedious job, and depending on how my enthusiasm waxes and wanes may never happen.
Next up: some political boundaries. I have been searching, but the best digitized map of cantrefi I could find is the one available at Wikipedia. What I'll do is use this as a guide ("The Land of Prydain is not Wales...not entirely." Lloyd Alexander) to trace the borders of the cantrefi, and then bring them together into larger kingdoms - the North East mainland for example is where Pryderi's kingdom is supposed to have been, and this will roughly equate to the historical Kingdom of Gwynedd (minus Mona). Similarly, Caer Cadarn will be the seat of the Kingdom of Glywyssing in the south. Most of the kingdoms will be "shrunk" to reflect the largely unclaimed nature of Prydain as depicted in the novels.