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The Island of Númenor (WorldPainter Terrain)

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This map was created in WorldPainter by using a mixture of different techniques. This project was (obviously) inspired by the work of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Since I have found only one Minecraft version of Númenor on the whole internet (check it out, it's quite nice: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/numenor/), I decided to give it a try and make my own version. It took me a few days to make it, but in the end, it was worth it!

The Island of Númenor (WorldPainter Terrain) Minecraft Map

Description of Númenor

Númenor was the kingdom of the Númenóreans, the Dúnedain, located on an island in the Great Sea, between Middle-earth and Aman. The land was brought up from the sea as a gift to Men. The island was called originally Elenna or the Isle of Elenna ("Starwards"), because the Dúnedain were led to it by the star of Eärendil, and because the island was in the shape of a five-pointed star. Each point had its own unique geological and physical features and therefore was considered a separate region of Númenor and had a separate name. Starting with the Northlands, each promontory is described in turn:
  • Forostar (Northlands)
  • Andustar (Westlands)
  • Hyarnustar (Southwestlands)
  • Hyarrostar (Southeastlands)
  • Orrostar (Eastlands)
  • Mittalmar (Inlands)
Forostar was the northernmost province of Númenor. It was a great north-pointing cape about 480 kilometres from base to tip, rising from infertile stony plains to chilly, windswept high-lands and ultimately towering sea cliffs. The only named settlement in the province was Ondosto located in its southeastern quarter along the main road. The Tower on Sorontil built by Tar-Meneldur to observe the stars on the peak of Sorontil near the northern cape of the island was also another noted feature of the province.

The Island of Númenor (WorldPainter Terrain) Minecraft Map

was the western region of Númenor, separated from the Hyarnustar to the south by the wide Bay of Eldanna.
It was known as the region which was built the city of Andúnië, the haven of the Faithful. Andustar was roughly rectangular in shape and size, and about 240 kilometres west to east, and 160 kilometres north to south. To the east, it bordered the Forostar and Mittalmar regions, but as a coastal land, it was surrounded in all other directions by the Great Sea. It was also bordered in the coastal south by the small region of Nísimaldar. Andustar was a fertile region, except along its northern coasts, where the landscape was higher and rockier, and forested by fir trees. Its western shores were broken by two bays, with the northernmost of these being the Bay of Andúnië. On the high land around this bay, the Númenóreans built the port and city of Andúnië, whose Lords of Andúnië were to be the ancestors of the Kings of Arnor and Kings of Gondor descended from.

The Island of Númenor (WorldPainter Terrain) Minecraft Map

was a promontory and the southwestern of the five regions of Númenor. Hyarnustar was noted for its vineyards and fertile farmlands, although it became more mountainous in the far southwest.

was the south-easterly cape-province of Númenor. It was a widespread country with wide white-sanded beaches on the coastlands. The river Siril ran down through the western part of the region through the township of Nindamos. This part of Númenor was best known for its extensive tree plantations most of which were used as timber for the building of the great ships of the mariners of Númenor.

The Orrostar was a group of hills located in the easternmost province of Númenor. The hills themselves were located on the northern coast of the province, and they were known as the Granary of the realm.

The middle region of the island was the largest province and the most populated area called Mittalmar, the Inlands. Here was Armenelos, the City of Kings, as well as the sacred mountain Meneltarma, the Pillar of Heaven, where religious processions took place, 3 times per year. On its southern slope was Noirinan, the Valley of the Tombs which was guarded by the eagles of Manwë. The land was Númenor's main pastoral land and consisted mainly of grasslands and like most of Númenor, it had a humid climate with mild winters. It was oval in shape and ran about 320 kilometres from east to west and over 240 kilometres from north to south. Its two main rivers Nunduinë and Siril (Númenor's only ones) were present mostly in this region.

Descriptions are taken from The One Wiki to Rule Them All (https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Númenor) and Tolkien Gateway (http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Númenor).

Map Information

-Size of The Island of Númenor: 5120x5120
-Water Level: 62 (Caves, caverns and chasms are flooded below Y level 40.)
-Surface Levels: lowest point=62, highest point=250
-Number of Biomes: 12 (deep ocean, deep lukewarm ocean, lukewarm ocean, beach, stone shore, river, plains, forest, wooded hills, taiga, taiga hills, mountains)
-Structures: There are no structures (villages, strongholds, mineshafts...) because WorldPainter is unable to support Populate command for Minecraft 1.15 or later. Furthermore, this "issue" will drastically reduce animal spawning and change resource frequency.
-Recommended version: 1.16 (Java only)
-REMARK: This map isn't completely accurate to the source material (there are no cities, Meneltarma looks different, you can find forests in Mittalmar...), so you cannot call it a recreation. It is my take on Númenor which I tried to keep Minecraft friendly.

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The Island of Númenor (2D View of Terrain)

The Island of Númenor (2D View with Layers)

The Island of Númenor (3D View of Terrain)

The Island of Númenor (3D View with Layers)


Custom Tree Repository by lentebriesje: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/native-trees-of-europe-template-repository-1779952/
Evman's Free Brush Pack: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/evman-s-free-brush-pack-44-high-quality-custom-brushes-world-painter/
Jeracraft's Epic Worldpainter Brushes: https://www.planetminecraft.com/project/six-epic-world-painter-custom-brushes/

Final notes

The Island of Númenor won't be downloadable for a while because it needs a few adjustments. I'm considering upgrading it to Minecraft version 1.17 (don't worry, it will still be available for 1.15 and 1.16). You are free to use it for anything you want (personal stuff, servers...). However, you are not allowed to claim it or to use it for commercial purposes.
Share your thoughts and advice with me if you want. It would help me to improve my future work.

I hope you like it. Enjoy!
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Update #2 : by Telcontar 09/17/2021 12:01:24 pmSep 17th, 2021

Minor fixes were done. The Island of Númenor is now available!

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10/31/2021 8:47 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
JustANormalWeirdo's Avatar
this is amaazing
09/25/2021 3:35 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
qxZap's Avatar
when is 1.17 coming?
09/27/2021 11:41 am
Level 43 : Master Ranger
Telcontar's Avatar
Not anytime soon, I'm afraid. I am currently working on something else.
09/17/2021 1:49 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
User3819681G's Avatar
Just out of curiosity, why are caves caverns and chasms flooded below y40?
09/17/2021 2:01 pm
Level 43 : Master Ranger
Telcontar's Avatar
I wanted to have chasm openings in the deep ocean biome, but every time I loaded the map, there were ugly and unrealistic air pockets. The only solution I could find was flooding everything below Y level 40 to solve the problem. I hope this makes sense.
09/15/2021 8:48 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Nerd
Pleasenotme's Avatar
This looks epic!

Not to rush you or anything, but is there an estimate on how long until there's a download available? I was planning to use it for a server I'm making but... the server is scheduled to start in 2-3 days.

Take your time, I can always find another one if it won't be ready :)
09/15/2021 11:00 am
Level 43 : Master Ranger
Telcontar's Avatar
Thank you very much! The map will become available on Friday.
09/15/2021 11:03 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Nerd
Pleasenotme's Avatar
Oh, wonderful!

I also found another map, so I might use that instead. Will probably decide after trying out both maps.
09/08/2021 4:09 am
Level 1 : New Miner
kivasopo's Avatar
How do I download this?
09/08/2021 4:09 am
Level 1 : New Miner
kivasopo's Avatar
Even though u said its not downloadeble please send me a beta please, even though ts not done.
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