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Aurorean Tundra [1000 x 1000 Custom Terrain]

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Daner's Avatar Daner
Level 59 : Grandmaster Terraformer
"When I look at the northern lights ... I see our ancestors dancing around a sacred fire, lighting the way for us when it's time for us to cross over from this physical world and join them"

The stars of the sky shine forever over the worlds below, but they shine most fondly over the frozen heart of the Aurorean Tundra. This was the place where the stars were forged and the gift of frost resides. The astral linings had no power here, for winter's heart was the only power. The days were an eternal dusk, and the nights an eternal dawn, for the sun never set upon these lands but the moon had never left, and neither wanted to leave. No human had ever seen the lands of winter's mercy, for her lands were hers, to be seen by her alone. Were.

Aurorean Tundra has been sitting in my folder of future terrains for months now, it's incredibly satisfying to be finally able to release it. The centrepiece of this map is the lake - upon which is carved a snowflake, embedded in the ice, and is a unique feature that I'm quite fond of. The layers of snow around the lake, nestled around the pines which guard the landscape, are smoothly made and creates the atmosphere that I was looking for, especially as the map gets darker and night feels safe and calm, unlike how nights in Minecraft usually feel. The mountains are also created in a manner not usual of me with some of them being mere outcrops and rocks rather than full mountians. This was intentional, and I like the effect of them being landmarks in themselves and unique altogether. Have a great Christmas everybody!

I used the following tools to create this map:
  • WorldPainter (for creating the map)
  • Chunky (for rendering the map)

Thanks for stopping by, if you enjoyed this submission please consider leaving a diamond! I'm really enjoying these terraforms, if you have any suggestions for some leave them down below, and as always thank you for your time!
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12/26/2015 9:34 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
indieskinned's Avatar
Hey, I was wondering if I could use this for my server spawn (with full credits to you/your building team, as well as an open staff position if you're up for it), as my level of artistry is no where near this amazing. I am in need of a spawn, and please, let me know if I need to do anything to recieve this, because I will gladly cooperate. :) Thank you!! xx
12/27/2015 12:13 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Terraformer
Daner's Avatar
Of course, feel free to use it how you like (with credit, of course). Thank you for the staff offer but I won't take you up on it, though good luck with your server.
12/26/2015 3:59 pm
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant's Avatar
Love that snowflake pattern on the lake!  Great work, buddy!
12/22/2015 1:11 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
OfficialMoflem's Avatar
Absolutely amazing!
12/22/2015 3:05 am
Level 31 : Artisan Architect
AlsoKnownAsCreepy's Avatar
I enjoy watching these images, great block combinations! However, I suggest adding more in-game shots or closer images to let us see everything in greater detail.
12/21/2015 5:06 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Artist
ChickenMac7's Avatar
Excellent work, but add some closer or in game shots.
12/21/2015 3:31 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Goblin
ToadieOdie's Avatar
I really like the snowflake design you put into the frozen lake. :)

Do you design the trees yourself for your terraforming projects or you just use a specific tree pack from someone? They always look so lovely in your renders/screenshots.
12/21/2015 3:38 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Terraformer
Daner's Avatar
Thank you! These days I tend to use my own trees for more specific builds, however as this one was made a while ago it must have been either the Conquered_ or Lente's Trees pack I used.
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