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Biomes of Akekata by juhhmi Biomes of Akekata by juhhmi
Simple biome chart of my fantasy world Akekata. I made it in Paint and used the equirectangular projection... (although I have the Global Map Projector from Nasa)

The planet is only slightly larger and is orbiting its sun, Halla, slightly closer than earth. The global mean temperature is also higher than that of earth currently. With this map-north, the orbit around the star and the revolution around the planet's axis have left-handed spin (while Earth has right-handed-->upside down). 

I tried not to use magical influence although the Centre island is inhabited by the god of water, Flow. Something to note: when the ancient Lord of Life committed a suicide, they spread (unnatural) life to each of the six elements: light, air, water, darkness, earth and fire. 

I'm not an expert so if you have any corrections or ideas to the map, please tell me. :)
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FeroceFV Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This represents a depth of thinking that I don't often see in fantasy cartography. Good for you! Working in Paint is a difficult proposition, one that I gave up on long ago. This is a worthy effort. Have a llama.
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juhhmi Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :) I made some decisions only to get a satisfying world which would correspond with my earlier work.

I'll also be making my next maps (empires, languages & religions) with GIMP, but I just need some exercise...
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ClockwerkMao Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I'm guessing the ice in the north is maintained by the relative isolation of its water bodies. That's a nice touch. Is the warm current flowing between the end of that straight island chain and the northern deciduous area in a deeper water channel?
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juhhmi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for commenting!

Yeah, the ice... I really don't remember... And I also forgot to mention that the axial tilt is only about ten degrees.

Magic info dump: The ice also exists because there had to be icefolk who were experts in ice magic (cryogenics). After the god of water wanted to be found, it let go of a weather barrier surrounding the Centre island and let warm water flow into the north. The extinction (or cryostasis?) of icefolk was finalised by the warming of the Cold Sea.

Yes, there was supposed to be a deep water channel, even though it now looks like a perfect continuation of the features of the continent. I haven't got my map of tectonic plates with me, but the channel might have had something to do with the ancient cataclysm which produced the crater in the upper right corner (Cold Sea) and caused the great northern plate to crack. 
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forester10 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
It's cool. I like how you colored the islands and stuff with a key !
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juhhmi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it! :)
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IceboxYeti Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, I love this! Everything is so connected!
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juhhmi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) I tried to consider how the oceanic currents, winds, elevations, rainfall and temperatures would affect the local vegetation as they do on earth. It was hard to exploit earth biome charts because our continents are more north-south-shaped while my world has a more east-west trend. The temperatures were chosen higher so that the southern continent, Ommiliacu, wouldn't become an Antarctis...
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IceboxYeti Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I really like it, the details are so amazing it makes me want to make a map :D do you know of any good programs that would wrap it around a sphere? I'm thinking of making globes for my conworld
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juhhmi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)

I'm not sure... At least GIMP is able to map objects onto a sphere. 
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