This map of Karameikos was featured in X10. It’s an adaptation of previous maps in the Expert Set (both 1981 and 1983), but with a couple of new errors and no new additions. This one is for completists only — even if you’re running X10, you’d be better off using one of the other versions.
Replica Map (1st April 2019)
- X10 Red Arrow, Black Shield (1985) (PDF at DriveThruRPG)
- “Grand Duchy of Karameikos”, p. 15
The Atlas of Mystara includes a few fundamentally different types of maps. These are differentiated by the colour of the castle wall border on each map.
- Replica maps (white castle border) are exact replicas of primary source maps. They present the world of Mystara as the original source materials depict it, warts and all. No attempt has been made to fix errors of any kind — even typos. As far as possible, replica maps use the same art as the original maps, though in many cases they are colourised. Replica maps are always marked as such on this site. These maps are the main source material of the Atlas of Mystara, from which all of the updated maps are made.
- Updated maps (green castle border) present the Atlas of Mystara‘s consistent view of the world, with all errors, alignment issues, and so on fixed. They use standardised hex art and fonts. Anything not marked as a replica map is an updated map.
- Chronological maps (yellow castle border) provide snapshots of Mystara at the end of a certain year in its publication history. In effect, they are updated maps created from a limited list of sources. The years in question are always noted at the top of each map.
This is Map 40. It was published in 1985. The updated version of this map has not yet been released. See also Appendix C for annual chronological snapshots of the area. For the full context of this map in Mystara’s publication history, see Let’s Map Mystara 1985.
The following lists are drawn from the Let’s Map Mystara project. Additions are new features, introduced in this map; Revisions are changes to previously-introduced features; Hex Art & Fonts track design elements; and finally Textual Additions are potential features found in the related text. In most cases, the Atlas adopts these textual additions into updated and chronological maps.
- Borders — The Karameikos border (shown at 24 miles per hex) has been shrunk by two hexes in the east and quite a few sea hexes in the south.
- Scale — The map’s legend includes the note “1 hex equals 1 mile”, but this is patently incorrect, as this is clearly a direct adaptation of previous maps labelled 6 miles per hex.
- Spelling — “Kelven” and “Specularium” both come from the 1983 Expert Set version of this map. Whether or not “Kelven” is an error is ambiguous, as both “Kelven” and “Kelvin” appeared in the text of the Expert Set (1983); the Atlas of Mystara goes with “Kelvin”. “Specularium” is a mistake only appearing on this map and its predecessor.
Hex Art & Fonts
- Fonts — Baskerville.
- New Symbols — None.