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  1. From the album Roshar Relief Map

    3D relief map of Roshar, created by blending real satellite data from US space shuttle missions, rendering them in a 3D engine, then painting till the creation spren came out to play. More details and prints available at

    © Grant Hansen 2021

  2. Hi, Would anyone like to label the locations in Elantris and Kae from the book maps? Also looking for the division of Elantris on the map between the 3 "warlords" before Raoden's arrival. - Sincerely, Douglas
  3. I´ve made a Roshar Map in Animal Crossing New Horizons, here are the QR codes if anyone is intereseted:
  4. A infographic map created of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere. Detailing magic systems, shards states and planets.
  5. With ash literally falling from the sky at my house here in Oregon due to all the forest fires...It seemed like an appropriate time to start drawing a map of The Final Empire . It turns out that even though I love the books, I'm not sure Scadrial is a place I would actually want to live. Nevertheless, Mistborn was the series that got me back into the fantasy genre and caused me to begin doing cartography more regularly. This style of map is a little more simple than some of my other recent work. Part of the reason for this is I wanted to just have some fun with a little more traditional fantasy style, but I also want to show that with just a little bit of knowledge, anybody can draw a pretty cool fantasy map. You don't need to have "talent" for drawing or even have to consider yourself an artist to have fun in the world of cartography. I hope to share more updates with you as I go, but here is the first glimpse of the map. I look forward to hearing what you think and letting you see how it progresses! - Josh
  6. From the album The Iconar Collective

    It's a map of Ivinan--nothing more to it than that.
  7. From the album Roshar Cake

    My Roshar inspired cake. Happy Birthday! The white and black glyphs are the Alethi way of saying “Happy" and "Birthday." Well, one way. As fans know, the Alethi alphabet can be tricky.

    © DWhitney for cake. Dragonsteel for map and symbols.

  8. From the album Roshar Cake

    Top view of Roshar with the Knight Radiants orders arranged in the Double Eye.

    © DWhitney for cake. Dragonsteel for map and symbols.

  9. Isaac is doing an AMA on reddit, and I got confirmation that this overlay of the Elendel Basin over the Final Empire map was pretty close, size and location-wise. It's crazy thinking of how many people must have died and how little ground has been resettled since then! If I remember correctly, the population of Elendel is in the low millions somewhere, and the population of TFE was in the 100 million range. So we're talking a 90% loss of life. And pretty close to that for land, it seems.
  10. Watch Video Here I have always hated using crayons, even from a young age. When I discovered colored pencils it was like a new world opened up to me. So why have I raided my daughter's box of crayons, flipped on a camera and drawn the map from Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn books? To simply show that you do not need top of the line tools in order to draw a pretty satisfying map. Don't get me wrong, they can certainly help make things easier to achieve a certain look. But my first steps into cartography involved a ballpoint pen and an old receipt. So don't be discouraged and feel like you cannot begin until you have the right tools. Regardless of what tool you use, the fundamentals do not change. So if all you have is a crayon, pencil, or your finger in the sand; the main thing is that you begin with what you have. For this little exercise, I did not take time to practice using the crayons before I flipped on the camera; so I acknowledge that this is not a masterpiece by any means. And honestly I was reminded why I have never enjoyed using's impossible to keep them sharp for any length of time! But none the less I enjoyed the process and it has me wondering what else I can use to draw a map.
  11. From the album Stormlight Stuff

    Well, I'm gonna have to thank @Chaos for this one. For he had made the KR episodes of shardcast long enough for me to have the patience to finish this. Well, anyhow, as you can see, this is Roshar. I made the mountains taller, the islands shorter, and the colors are for two reasons. One, that's the way it sort of is on the map I referenced, (the standard one) and two, I don't have enough of one color LEGO for anything else.
  12. Is Roshar's water level draining? More islands in the archipelagos are appearing since the silver kingdoms epoch as well as the existing islands become larger.
  13. So I have been able to find full maps of the Cosmere with all the shards and full maps with all known Worldhoppers. However I was looking for a map of the Cosmere with the distances between the planets. Basically, I want to know how far and how long it would take to travel the whole Cosmere Universe with a space ship, something like the Millenium Falcon. A ship that could warp speed. I don't know if we even know how far the planets are from each other in the physical realm? If this doesn't exist, but we know relatively the distance between each system, then does anyone know where to find it, because I want to map this out, for science. Thanks guys!
  14. From the album Roshar Cake

    Map is printed on edible paper. The amazing @Botanica Xu created a version of the map without place names.

    © DWhitney for cake. Dragonsteel for map and symbols.

  15. I got all the Alcatraz books from the New York Public Library. I saw something about a map in one of the books, but I couldn't find it. Then I saw on the back cover of book 3, "Inside the Jacket: The Map the Evil Librarians Librarians Don't Want You to See." I tried taking off the dust jacket, but it was covered with an extra plastic jacket which made it hard to get off. Eventually, I got the jacket off, but I couldn't see the whole map because the flaps were attached on the ends. This plastic jacket (which I assume was put there by the by the librarians, rather than the publisher) is further proof that the librarians don't want us to see the map.
  16. Greetings, friend. You may have noticed that many of the illustrations in the Stormlight Archives contain strange markings. I have determined that these markings are writing, and I have undertaken to decipher their messages. Crazy? Perhaps. But these markings are not simply decorative. They contain information about the Cosmere, hidden in plain sight. In The Way of Kings, we are introduced to the Alethi script. This is the writing system used by female scribes and scholars in Alethkar, understand? It shows up in the labels of Navani’s Notebook: Since the novel was first published in English, the labels were also “translated” into English, but Alethi letters were used to preserve the feel of the original diagrams. Each symbol stands for one letter – however Alethi has some letters that are not found in English (Th, Sh, Ch), and English has some letters that are not found in Alethi (C, Q, X, W). In Words of Radiance, we learn more about the languages of Roshar. Alethi script reappears, with greater variety. Navani’s Notebook again provides straightforward diagram labels directly transliterated from English into Alethi: (Translation credit goes to cris34b: Shallan’s sketchbook provides more cryptic text, friend. First spotted and translated by jcoop513, the text here is hidden, and is written phonetically so that each letter is an approximation of how it sounds when spoken aloud. Based on the context, this is most likely a page of Jasnah's notes that Shallan appropriated to use as sketchpaper. Note that the transliteration of Jasnah's writing is very different from that of Navani's. Read aloud, the passage would be thus: Translation efforts are ongoing at KalynaAnne traced over the partially-obscured letters by hand and was able to reconstruct several missing words: Alethi is not the only language spoken on Roshar. That would be crazy. The Map of the Southern Frostlands introduces us to the written language used in Thaylenah: As with Alethi script, the Thaylen in this illustration is simply transliterated English, and can be deciphered using the following key: Thaylen people are renown for smashing their consonants together when they speak, and this is reflected in their writing. Written Thaylen has no vowels and is written vertically, understand? Both the Alethi and Thaylen pages include numerals. Just as many different nations on Earth employ Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.) is quite possible that all Vorin peoples (indeed perhaps most inhabitants of Roshar!) use the same numerals, even if their written languages differ. The numbers are written as follows: And now we come to glyphs, friend. Glyphs are written in syllables, with each syllable corresponding to a certain subcomponent of the glyph. Glyphs can be written three ways: a “standard” blocky form with syllables somewhat similar to Thaylen consonants, a “radial” form in which the glyph is warped to form a circular shape, and a “calligraphic” form in which the glyph can be warped into any shape. Often, the shape of a calligraphic glyph is reminiscent of the word it contains. Extra lines that do not represent syllables can be added to enhance the effect. For instance, a bookseller might advertise the name of his shop with a glyph shaped to resemble a book, understand? Many men in Alethkar are illiterate, relying on their wives or sisters to read documents to them aloud, but most can recognize certain important glyphs based on their shape alone. Alethi glyphs are not simply transliterations of English, but represent words in the Alethi language. The esteemed jofwu has compiled images of all known glyphs in another thread. Edit: The next bit is obsolete, as of Oathbringer. See p.519 for a key directly from the Calligrapher's Guild, courtesy of Nazh. My efforts to decipher the Alethi glyphs are ongoing, friend, but I present here what I speculate thus far: Please refer to the further pages in this thread for the latest developments in the 17th Shard's ongoing efforts to decipher these glyphs. Original first post, for posterity:
  17. Thanks to the graticule in the Oathbringer map of Roshar and Peter's hint that the Rosharan system uses 100 degrees of latitude and 200 degrees of longitude, I was able to update my orthographic map of the planet! (You can see the old thread here.) This version is much more accurate, though not completely perfect—for some reason I wasn't able to exactly replicate the graticule used in the map. You'll notice that the continent is a fair bit smaller than my original assessment. I also updated it to include land cover, better symbology, and some cities that didn't appear on previous maps. I assumed in labeling the latitude and longitude lines that the Prime Meridian that the Rosharans use is the one that goes through Kadrix and that they number their lines out from zero in all four directions. EDIT: I've been informed by Peter on Twitter that the equator is too high; it should go through Kadrix. Like I said, it's not entirely perfect yet.
  18. A little while ago I noticed that the map of the Rosharan supercontinent had latitude lines called out along the sides, so I decided to digitize it and make a "modern-style" map of Roshar. The map I ended up making is reprojected into an orthographic projection (meaning the map seems like we're looking at the planet from space). I really had a good time making it and wanted to share with the community. Enjoy! PS - I checked with the Inestimable Peter Ahlstrom and he said my placement of the landmass on the latitude/longitude lines was "very close to spot-on."
  19. I was curious about where Brandon's book tours usually take him, and got a bit carried away with tracking it. I've pulled all of the event info I could find and compiled it into a spreadsheet and a map. Conventions are noted as stars, to distinguish them from regular signings. The biggest conclusion I came to was Shadows, this man travels all the time! How can he possibly write anything? Since 2006 he has attended 60+ conventions, in addition to all of the book tours and other signings each year. Perhaps not surprisingly, the majority of his book tours hit the same cities (and bookstores) over and over. I guess those are where Tor and Gollancz like to send their people? He has also attended SDCC and Jordancon many times, so he's been to San Diego 14 times for signings, and Atlanta 9, the most events anywhere farther than an hour from his house (i.e. excluding Provo and Salt Lake City). At the moment, there isn't an easy way to see all of the markers for the same location, since they overlay one another. So if the location you are interested in says Brandon has been there multiple times, you can check the spreadsheet to see when each of the visits occurred and for which tours or conventions. I'm sure I've missed some things. The biggest hole is his 2009 tour for A Memory of Light, which I couldn't find listed anywhere. If you have a correction or addition, I'm happy to fix it. I have not made any effort to combine or separate markers that are in different addresses or townships in a larger metropolitan area--everything is located simply by the city noted. Event info came from Brandon's past blog entries, announcements, and 17S event reports. (Brandon's event page purges past events, so it was no help.)
  20. I was looking at the Shadesmar map, and I realized that we don't know much about it. Here are a few questions: 1: Who mapped the place originally? 2: Are the names just for naming sake or do they have a meaning? 3: It's the shape of Roshar, so I'm guessing this is just on Roshar. But, where do the expanses lead? 4: What is a nexus or an expanse?
  21. As a geologist, geographer, and cartographer, I'm curious if there anyone has any clues as to the size of the planet Scadrial? The only hints I can think of would be the travel times between cities (which I don't know and haven't looked it up).
  22. HIGH RES (2680X1788): [x] This map was redrawn in SAI/PS. You can use it to make stuff for your own purpose =) + + + Another note: Suddenly found out, one font that appears on the map is called “Stonecross”.
  23. While browsing the coppermind, I came across the new map of Elantris and Kae. After looking a little closer at Elantris itself, I noticed something. Open spoiler for the big reveal. Am I the first to point this out, or was this known already?
  24. I have a question about the Elendel Basin map found here: I was looking at the Longitude and Latitude labels, and comparing them to the Steel Alphabet found on the Coppermind Wiki. The lines of longidue make sense, they run as follows from left to right: [ 1, Lesarium, 1, 2, 3 ] with Lesarium marking the city of Elendel. This makes sense that they would mark their capital as their own prime meridian. Where I get confused is the lines of latitude. They read as follows from top to bottom: [Atium, Malatium, Gold, Electum, Chromium, Nicrosil]. If we swap Chromium and Bendalloy for Atium and Malatium (assuming this map was using the archaic system of numerals) that gives us a list reading down of [9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]. I would have expected their globe to be mapped out similar to ours, with the equator at 0 and ascending numbers as you approach the poles. But this numbering makes me think that either that is not the case, or Elendel is in fact in the Southern Hemisphere. Did anyone else notice this? any other theories?
  25. Does anyone have a map of Roshar which has Hearthstone labelled , has important landforms (such as mountains) and obviously is accurate? The ones in the books don't have Hearthstone in it. Thanks.