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Level 32 : Artisan Dragonborn
Welcome to Skylands!
Explorer, Craft and Build on the beautifull islands of Skylands!
Find dungeons and explorer the world

In this map your survival is put to the test by traveling between islands, exploring the world and of course fighting the bosses around the world!

***The last pictures of the map (And the island group) are likely to change***

Please leave a comment on what i could improve or what your thoughts on the map are!
Some information about Skylands!
You start at Gyrao (This will soon be changed to the Runic Islands again), from here you can travel to the other islands.
Soon new items will be added and with it elytra's for easy traveling.

As of now most of Skylands is undergoing small or big changes so this information section is not complete.
In the future custom mobs will be updated aswell.

This map has around the following -
350+ Small Islands (35x35)
75+ Big Islands (150x150)
280+ Custom items (there are 9 tiers) (Soon to be replaced)
9 Massive Islands (750x750)
10+ Bosses (Strong and weak bosses)
9 Bigger dungeons and multiple smaller ones
Some houses and other structures

Consider leaving a Diamond to let me know you like the map!

The size of this map currently is at least 7000 x 7000 blocks

Project trailer : Unknown

Next update! (More to Come!!!) Release: ?
First wave of new mobs and items (Not everything has been replaced)
--Over 100 new (not confusing items)
--Over 100 new mobs

(Changed) Savannah of Terji
--Recreating the entire surface
--Is now a savannah
--More hilly, random rocks and plateu's

(Changed) The Darkscar
--Smoothed the entire canyon and added ''paths'' up the mountain from within
--Surrounding terrain has more height, small water pools and trees
--Removed the purple/black theme. Now darkgreen grass with purple peaks

(Changed) Glacial Mountains
--More ice and other blocks can be found on the mountains
--added a Frozen Mine

(Changed) Starlands
--New heights
--New surface
--Added a sea on the main island (Will soon support some kind of life)

--Render of Ireny (Put up early since it has been done for a few updates)
--Render of the Darkscar
--Render of Terji

Planned features for the future:
--Magmafalls the Dwarven Stronghold
--Cosmic Ruins & Arena
Cash banks: For the spiral tower (Found in the desert)
Springstof: For the custom trees
Dr_Bond: For fantasyhouses
Cephyr: For the caste at the Burning East

You are allowed to use this map for servers, without leaving credit (Althought i would appreciate credits)
You are NOT allowed to reupload this project to any other sites without my permission!
Progress: 85% Complete

Note: Showing last 25 of 28 logs.

Terraforming #3 : 11/19/2017 12:44:36 pm11/19/17

(Changed) Feriah
--Made the mountains look more like mountains
--Added a few hills, a lake and a house
--Added 2 new caves (Heart of the Mountain & Glacial Hall (Multiple entrances))

(Changed) Sky Mountains
--Renamed to: Crystal Peaks
--Crystalized the mountains
--Covered the mountains in a layer of snow

(Changed) Wastelands *
--New Islands, New location (West of the Burning East)
--Removed the old islands
--Added the Wastefort

(Changed) Runic Vulcano
--Bigger dungeon entrance and a way up
--Better environment

(Changed) Jungle of Terji
--Better looking peaks
--Removing Picture
--[Marked for replacement]

(Changed) Grand Mesa
--Reshaped the surface by making it look more like a mesa

Terraforming #2 : 11/05/2017 9:10:14 am11/05/17

(Changed) Gyrao
--added much more height
--added the corrupted lands with a mansion
--added the Greystonemountains
--added a river, new trees and better flora
(Changed) ireny
--added White mountains
--Added new trees and better flora
(Changed) Mithrent
--Added hills, small mountains, trees and better flora
--gave the terrain much more height
(Changed) Burning East
--Renamed from: Sorched Lands
--Added the burning mountains
--changed the theme from mostly red to --> mostly black ''ash'' with red and lava
--New Renders!

Terraforming #1 : 10/20/2017 5:09:38 am10/20/17

(New!)Night Mountains
(New!)Bloodmoon Islands & Bloodmoon temple
(New!)SnowStorm Mountains
(New!)Dark Scar
(New!)Ruined Fortress & Lost Halls
(Changed) Ancient Desert.
*Added Desert Hills
*Added Desert Mountains & Lava Ravine
*Added Oasises & Watch Tower
*Added Hidden Tunnels
(Changed) Runic Isle
*Removed darkwood Forest's
*Removed the magical islands & cave & Boss
*Removed Semi desert islands
*Removed Lowfrost islands
*Added new (start island ''like'') Islands
*Added new better looking semi desert islands & Lowfrost islands
*Smoothed the remaining islands
(Changed) Plains of Mithrent
*Added a spikes and a lake/river
(Changed) Fiery Plains
*Renamed to: Eastern Jungle
*Reworked to a Massive Jungle
*Added Underground Jungle
-Removed obelisks
-Removed Travelers Island

The sorched Islands have been replaced with another incomplete island soon to be ready

Rendering : 06/16/2017 12:24:20 pm6/16/17

Added new Renders
Removed messed up Islands under Terji and The Grnad Mesa

Skylands Update 1 : 06/10/2017 11:45:00 am6/10/17

Added Forgotten Isle
Added Dark-Wood Forest
Added Grand Mesa
Added Jungle of Terji
Removed parts of the Unstable Islands
Removed Hallowed Isle
Removed Spectral Thomb
Removed Necromancer
Updated Gyrao Islands
New Renders

Custom Items - 50%

Rendering : 03/20/2017 12:21:49 pm3/20/17

Added new Renders and removed some of the older renders!

Added a Server list
(this will be a list of skylands servers!)

Skylands Full Release : 03/02/2017 5:30:43 am3/02/17

Added 3 new heroic Swords
Added the Star Merchants
Added 30+ New Islands
Added 20+ Merchants
Added shop Islands
Added More loot to be found
Added more small ruins/structures
Updated Sorched lands Structures (New roof Design)
Updated Runic Islands (Fixed Heights)
Updated Gyrao Islands (Floating water!)
Updated Runic Desert (Bone blocks / ruins)
Updated At Worlds End (Spikes)
Updated Vulcano (Longer Dungeon, New Boss)
Updated Wastelands (Finished dungeon)
Added new mobs at the eastern islands
Removed some Custom Items
Added Custom Arrows

(Finished renders / map will take a little longer to be released, should be here next week)

This was the Skylands Project for now but there are some planned updates for the future, including a new castle and new loot to hunt for.

Rendering : 02/15/2017 11:05:16 am2/15/17

Added 2 new rendered pictures:
-Wasted Isle

Skylands V1.15 [Adventure Awaits!] : 02/12/2017 4:55:01 am2/12/17

-Added the Following Dungeons
Spectral Tombs
Ancient Mines
Water Cave (Mithrent)
Deep Vulcano (Bigger Vulcano Dungeon)

-Added the Following Bosses
Fire Master
Lord Clyvair
Asendant Morogth

-Added new Merchants
-Added new Structures / Ruins
-Updated some Terrain
-Added new Mobs on the remaining Terrrain
-Fixed Star Crafted Items

1 More update is planned after this, that update will include the last merchants, islands and loot
There might be other updates after that one BUT the map should be fully playable next update!

Skylands V1.14 : 01/29/2017 11:45:27 am1/29/17

-Added the Following Dungeons
Crystal Cavern (High Sky Mountains)
Water Cave (Gyrao)
Vulcano Dungeon

-Added new Structures
-Added 25new items
-Removed 10 items
-Reworked High Tier Armor / Weapons, and attribute items
-Reworked ALL Mobs
-Added a mob Level System
-Added stronger natural mobs
-Recreated the existing Bosses

-Added the Following Bosses
Desert Boss
Lord Karag
Dark Wizzard
Emperor Morgoth
Zombie Chieftain
Master of Pain

-Added Boss Spawn Eggs
-Added Elytra's to the Loot System
-Added Cursed Items
-Removed Dragon Crafting
-Removed Dragon Recipes

Star Crafted Items for higher tiers are not yet ''fixed''
This massive update focusses around the 11.2 Update, fixing all item tags and reworking some of the items!

Skylands V1.13 [Dungeons Revealed] : 01/22/2017 11:18:20 am1/22/17

-Added the Following Dungeons
Frost Cavern (Feriah Farlands)
Tombs of the Fallen Emperor (Rune Desert)
Goblin Tunnel (Mithrent)
Zombie Fortress (Zombie Wastelands) (35%)

-Added the Following Bosses
Fallen Emperor
Emperor Cyvliar
Lord Ahazax
Goblin Chieftain

Added 2 new Items

Skylands V1.12 [The New World] : 01/21/2017 5:43:22 am1/21/17

-Added 40+ New Islands
-Updated Biomes
-Added Forests on the Existing Islands
-Added new Loot Chests
-Updated World Map

More Legendary / Ultimate items can be found now!
Next on the list are Dungeons and Big Caverns!

Skylands V1.11 [Survive the Sky] : 01/07/2017 1:45:59 pm1/07/17

-Added 10+ small islands
-Added 5+ Bigger Islands
-Gave most islands their own Biome (still w.i.p.)
-Added the Islands of History (Nothing Special Yet)
-Added a Mansion
-Added new Merchants around the World
-More High Tier items can be found now!

Project Information : 01/02/2017 10:52:18 am1/02/17

Remade and added more information to the project!
-Added the World Map

Skylands V1.10 [Rise of Stars] : 12/30/2016 2:12:03 pm12/30/16

-Added 3 temple Islands
-Added 13 new items
-Added StarCrafted Items
-Added DragonCrafted Items
-Buffed high tier items with more unbreaking
-Re ranked/made some of the existing items
-Added DragonRecipes
-Added CraftingStars

Rendering : 12/27/2016 9:38:53 am12/27/16

-Added 6 rendered pictures
Sorched Castle
Feriah Farlands
Runic Islands
Ancient Rune Desert
Fiery Plains
Plains of Mithrent
High Sky Mountain

'Not all Islands have a image yet this is due to not being 100% done

Render testing : 12/26/2016 7:14:42 am12/26/16

-Added 3 rendered pictures
Travelers Island
Glacial Mountains

the others will be here soon!

Skylands V1.9 [Traders Unite!] : 12/22/2016 10:45:26 am12/22/16

-Added a lot more Merchants with good deals!
-Added Trader Ships
-Added Spawners to make dungeons a bit Harder
-Added 9 new Regional Items
-Added new small Structures
-Reshaped the following terrain
-Plains of Mithrent
-Hallowed Islands
-Sorched Lands
-Fixed the Runic Islands Warp

Skylands V1.8 [Return of the Dark] : 12/18/2016 9:47:09 am12/18/16

-Added a new item Tier ''Heroic'' (better than Super Epic, Weaker than Ultimate)
-Added new Merchants
-Recreated the mobs in the Castle (They are so much stronger now)
-Added a few new Armour pieces with Atributes to find
-Replaced existing items with the new ones

This update makes the Sorched Lands much harder, the rewards are now also much better than before. Besides that a lot of items got buffed or nerfed to make them fit their item tier better!

Balancing : 12/17/2016 9:42:07 am12/17/16

-Balanced a lot of lower and higher tier items to give them a better use

Skylands V1.7 [Full] : 12/16/2016 10:51:43 am12/16/16

-Added Land of the Stars
-Added The Dark Lord
-Added 15+ new islands around Gyrao/runic islands
-Added 3 houses on Feriah Farlands
-Added the frozen dungeon (wip)
-Added the ancient dungeon (wip)
-Recreated the surface of the following islands
-Sorched Lands
-Hallowed Islands
-Plains of Mithrent
-At Worlds End
-Fixed lightning bugs
-Removed Herobrine
-Unloaded unused chuncks to reduce the map size

This update reworked the surface of a couple of islands while adding a couple more islands, the start of some dungeons can be seen

Skylands Pre-V1.7 : 12/07/2016 11:47:17 am12/07/16

-Added Runic Vulcano
-Added 25+ new islands around the runic islands
-Added ''loot ruins''
-Added a few new custom items
-Added a few new merchants
-Added a jungle and mesa biome
-Fixed floating water/lava

This is the pre update for V1.7 that will include a lot more islands!

Skylands V1.6 [To a new Age] : 12/03/2016 10:24:17 am12/03/16

-Added new teleporters
-Added merchants
-Added more custom items
-Added random ruins/dungeons (all islands)
-Added 3 more obelisks
-Updated Travelers Island
-Updated Runic Islands
-Updated At worlds End
-Updated Feriah Farlands
-Updated Hallowed Islands
-Fixed teleport bugs while using a obelisk
-Fixed lightning bugs

This updated is focused around loot and traders that can be found, find them to trade for amazing items. 2 More updates are planned after this one wich will end the skylands project!

Skylands V1.5 [Explorers Quest] : 11/13/2016 7:31:53 am11/13/16

-Added Fiery Plains
-Added Feriah Farlands
-Added Wasted Isle
-Added Travelers Island
-Added Custom Items
-Added new merchants
-Added new pictures
-Updated Runic Islands
-Updated Gyrao Islands
-Updated Hallowed Islands
-Updated At worlds End
-Removed World Selector
-Removed Trade House

In this update their will be a new feature ''gates'' gates are the new way to travel to islands, you get 3 unlocked at start, though all others must be unlocked with experience
note - This feature is currently a work in progress so their are 3 gates right now, all islands are still there.

Skylands V1.4 [Tales of Legends] : 10/28/2016 5:10:06 am10/28/16

-Added High Sky Mountains
-Added Gyrao Islands
-Added Hallowed Islands
-Added 25 Pages of Legends
-Added new pictures
-Added custom items (fully released next update)
-Updated Runic Islands
-Updated Ancient Rune Desert
-Updated Plains of Mithrent
-Updated World Selector
-Updated At worlds End
-Removed acces to At Worlds End (defeat the sorched lands to get acces)

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  • MrLumpkins
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Miner
  • December 14, 2017, 4:05 pm
This is an amazing map! although I would appreciate if you gave the player an elytra at the beginning.
  • Taan-Laon
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 10, 2017, 1:11 am
I've a new question, I found the burning and the castel but it's seems which the zone isn't finish, that's normal ? Or I downlaoded a bad version of the map ?
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • December 10, 2017, 1:23 am
If theres only a castle on a flat surface, than yes you have an outdated version, the updated version should look like the one on the picture
  • Taan-Laon
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 10, 2017, 6:52 am
The actual problem is which it's not really a flat place, I see work on but there isn't lava netherack etc ...

I will re-download the map to test.
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • December 11, 2017, 3:24 am
Guess thats in an outdated version to, re-downloading should fix it
  • Taan-Laon
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 21, 2017, 10:55 am
Hi ! Great job ! It's possible to have a world map ? I'm often lost in the void xD
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • November 22, 2017, 7:47 am
Right now i have a very outdated map (wich is the reason i removed it) i am working on a new map though, but you'll have to wait a bit for that one.
  • Taan-Laon
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 22, 2017, 10:04 am
Oh great ! Thanks !
  • shishiao
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Architect
  • November 20, 2017, 1:18 am
Cant seem to find the main island with the town?
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • November 20, 2017, 6:08 am
What theme does that island have? because right now i dont have any towns, just single houses.
With which version of Minecraft is this Map compatible?
what is the texture pack
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • November 6, 2017, 6:10 am
i use a faithfull pvp edit you can find it here:

Download link
  • Stormer303
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 5, 2017, 11:58 am
I love this map, but i cant seem to find the great desert.
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • November 6, 2017, 6:05 am
You can find it at: -1649 245 1926
  • Lavo
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Miner
  • November 5, 2017, 5:31 am
Anybody have a zipped version of it?
  • camocat9
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Architect
  • June 10, 2017, 3:23 pm
I tried to play this map in 1.12, but when I got the map up and joined it, it spawned me in the middle of the void with no land around. Any way to fix this?
This is amazing! I could never imagine myself doing something as complex and detailed as this, but practice makes perfect I guess. But it must have been super complicated and difficult to make! Did you use a program to do the terrain? I can only imagine the answer is yes, but if you didn't use a program, you are now the Emperor of Minecraft. Terrain is impossible for anyone I know (including myself) to do by hand. If you did, what did you use? I'd like to check it out :3
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • March 9, 2017, 6:08 am
Thank you, and yes i did indeed use 2 programs and 2 plugings, i used worldpainter to create every bottem of the islands saved it / generated it into a minecraft world, then i would use MCedit to select the whole created bottem and flip it so it looks like an upside down mountain. After that i went back to worldpainter imported the flipped islands and made terrain for the top side. Althought i have not made everything like this, i also made quite a lot of islands using world edit (if you want to know how to do this search youtube) the terrain itself got modified with some world edit smoothing. Besides that i used voxelsniper to create the caverns and some add-ons to terrain

I hope this helped you
Also, I seem to be unable to open the world once I download it. I don't think minecraft can use .rar files for a save. Do you have any suggestions?
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • March 10, 2017, 5:56 am
Open the rar. file inthere should be a folder called "Skylands drag that into saves
How do I open it? Do I need a specific app for it?
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • March 11, 2017, 12:02 am
double click and it should open
That was really helpful X3 Thanks!
  • Fabian656
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 5, 2017, 10:22 pm
Best Map I've ever seen! but I can't find the land of stars, where is it?
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • March 6, 2017, 4:16 am
You can find it at the following coords : 1268, 160, -342
  • Fabian656
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 6, 2017, 9:27 am
Thanks! :)
  • DougInMc
  • Level 27
  • Expert Geek
  • March 2, 2017, 8:36 pm
love it love every bit about it
  • CreeperVovan
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Architect
  • March 2, 2017, 6:51 am
Nice Work! It would be fun to jump these Islands :3
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • March 2, 2017, 7:32 am
haha thanks! try flying with the elytra and some fireworks :)
  • T0x1c
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • February 15, 2017, 8:46 am
This does indeed look quite nice! I'll definetly check this out.
  • MCC Crafting
  • Level 41
  • Master Herobrine
  • January 29, 2017, 9:07 am
Nice work I have a kingdom built on custom floating islands, I like building landscape for some reason..
Do you mind if I do a survival series on YouTube with this map? I promise to credit you with a link to your profile and a link to this project.
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • January 8, 2017, 1:33 am
You can use this map for a survival series yes :)
But remember that not everything is done yet.
  • Amarok410
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • January 2, 2017, 6:11 am
these islands look fantastic. Ive always have found it odd taht most people who make such have a flat surface on teh islands. These have features and i love it.
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • January 2, 2017, 6:58 am
Thanks for your feedback! hope you enjoy it :)
  • F0E
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Artist
  • December 26, 2016, 4:23 pm
Beautiful idea. Putting this on a server would be amazing - add in a guild / faction system and have people compete for resources on the islands to build their own flying fortresses in custom void worlds. Every month have tournaments over islands (that you can paste in via donations and custom made worlds) and get some dank prizes...

Some rambling but this map has so much potential. Wonderful job, and I look forward to the future of this project.
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • December 27, 2016, 12:30 am
Thanks, also great idea but right now the map is not yet ready for it since a lot of in between island have to be made!
  • Doni_Ken
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • December 26, 2016, 5:55 am
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • December 27, 2016, 12:30 am
Thanks for your feedback!
  • Jelly9912
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 25, 2016, 5:43 am
Awesome map, but i cant find spawn, can You give me coordinates for spawn? Or for castle :)
  • AngelllLord
  • Level 26
  • Expert Architect
  • December 18, 2016, 8:11 am
It's amazing, in these islands so much room for creativity ... I do definitely like. especially the "Plains of-Mithrent" ^_^
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • December 18, 2016, 9:14 am
Thanks for your feedback!
  • abeille
  • Level 26
  • Expert Botanist
  • December 16, 2016, 5:09 pm
It looks really cool. I'll try it out!
  • Prace
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 13, 2016, 2:48 am
Which programs did you use to create those islands? WE and Voxelsniper I guess .. ?
  • Flamingler
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • November 13, 2016, 4:32 am
Worldpainter, world edit and mcedit were used.
  • Ivain
  • Level 48
  • Master Droid
  • November 13, 2016, 3:34 am
it actually looks like WorldPainter to me. There's some tricks you can do to make WorldPainter work like this.

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