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The Frozen River of Simarel

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Ivain avatar Ivain
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Terraformer
In ages past, this river snaked its way through the valley of Simarel. Inhabited by a race of Elves, these scintillating mountains were home to a multitude of life, equal to none in diversity.

It endured several eons, and all was well. But nothing lasts forever, and the world changed. Soon this land became colder, so cold that few things could survive for long.

Carving statues of ice from the life that once resided here, the frost took over the entire valley, halting the river in its tracks.

The land remained in its frozen state for several thousand years, only the hardiest of lifeforms surviving.

Then something changed. The world became warmer again, and thaw set in for the Valley of Simarel. Snow melting from the mountains, leaving only traces of the hardest ice, and that meltwater pouring onto the crystalline surface of the river, returning it to water once again.

So here it is. My masterpiece (for now anyway).

I discovered this coloring technique somewhat on accident. I was just messing around with worldpainter masks for a commission, exported the map, and made a render to take a look at it.

it looked absolutely gorgeous (the third last picture of this project is what I saw then).

I used that old version for the client, at least in part, so I had to make a new version to put up for download.

Terms of use:

  • You may use this freely for private projects or youtube videos, should you decide to make them (including monetized content)
  • If you publish it as part of anything, you must give me credit
  • you may not publish the map or reupload it anywhere without making significant changes, such as adding several large structures. Please link back to this page whenever you re-upload or re-publish it as part of your creation
  • If you do publish a creation that includes this map, these same terms must apply to it.
  • You may not sell this map or parts of this map, under any circumstances, whether or not you have made changes to it.
  • You may use this map on a public server, but only on one that has free access for all players (no paid servers!)
  • Whenever you create something with this map, please put a link in the comments or contact me otherwise, I'd love to see what you do with it!
  • YOU MAY NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CLAIM CREDIT FOR THIS MAP. Just in case you didn't get the point yet.
CreditTree repositories from Lentebriesje, Kenofox, Plutouthere, Mythix and others.
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07/17/2020 9:13 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Architect
MrFoxUltima avatar
I absolutely love this! so much time consuming detail but it really shows well!
05/17/2016 12:00 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Taco
Kevaasaurus avatar
looks like ice-cream
05/16/2016 9:53 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Engineer
shanewolf38 avatar
Very cool! :D
05/16/2016 1:35 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Ladybug
nannehessel avatar
Reminds me of some kind of chinese mountains, i forgot wich though
05/16/2016 12:31 am
Level 49 : Master Wolf Whisperer
Drayman avatar
real cool looking terrain man, although I feel like the renders are way to bright, maybe lower the gamma in chunky a bit, or the sun intensity
05/16/2016 8:29 am
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Terraformer
Ivain avatar
hm, that may depend on screen brightness then. I touched them up in photoshop, and they looked fine to me.
05/16/2016 12:54 pm
Level 49 : Master Wolf Whisperer
Drayman avatar
  1. Hmm, who knows really :3 good job tho
05/15/2016 11:35 pm
Level 44 : Master Fox
AkaFox avatar
first download yassssssssss
05/15/2016 11:35 pm
Level 44 : Master Fox
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