Dornish Marches Terra


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I've been collecting more inspirational images for the Dornish Marches terrain. Some disclaimers:
  • They fall on the drier side, so they may not be great for the Stormlands, for example.
  • Most of them are granite based areas, which conflicts with what we know about the Red Mountains (sandstone and well, red).
  • Seasons can severely alter the appearance of these regions. Most seem to have been taken during winter or spring.
  • Many of these landscapes are heavily human altered, retaining little of their original aspect.
  • Some of them aren't exactly medieval, mainly due to land consolidation in the XIX and XX centuries.
Despite this, I think they will be very useful to build an increasingly defined regional style, and if not, it is always good to look at them. Maybe in a future project they will be useful for someone!
Some favourites below!
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Vitigudino (Salamanca)

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Vitigudino (Salamanca)

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Vitigudino (Salamanca)

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Trujillo (Cáceres)

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Sierra de Guadarrama (Madrid-Segovia)

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Castillo de Zafra (Guadalajara)

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Castillo de Zafra (Guadalajara)
The last three images and the first image are what I'd be wanting to see for pretty much the entire region but with longer grasses or bushes in the other places, similar to the unkept roadsides ( Trujillo, Vitigudino ). This would then morph into pyreneean mountains.

Also, red granite is possible. There is plenty near where I live, and when it rains the greyer rocks return to being a redder colour again
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So thinking this for Zone 8 for around Summerhall (Style 1 from my last post)


And this for the Zone 4 transition area to the North. Pretty standard grass lands with a few scattered bits of dead scrub.


Since we're ok with making the grassland around Summerhall a bit more wet than the area to the south west around Harvest Hall (Zone 7), I'm thinking a kingswood forest could probably be justified on the north side of Summerhall, mostly just small oaks and coniferous trees.