Hi all, it's almost a year to the day since the mod was released, and I hope we can all agree we have come some way since then when all we had was Robert's rebellion to entertain us! But of course we have plans for the future.
Some of you may have noticed cabezaestufa hasn't done the usual updating. Unfortunately due to RL commitments he has stepped down as project leader. I have taken on this role, but cabe has used his amazing map making talents to leave us a rather nice parting gift:
Yes, we are adding Essos
And as you can see progress has been coming along quite well. The map contains everything from Westeros to Qarth, and Sothoryos to Far Ibb. This continent has been more arduous to recreate than Westeros, mainly due to the lack of canon information compared to Westeros. We have had to essentially make up many province and title names, as well as the free city dynasties.
Here is a look at the dejure kingdom setup:
Each of the Free Cities, and Slaver's Bay realms, shall be portrayed using The Republic DLC mechanics, each with 5 'patrician' families and the ability to establish trade posts.
Obviously this means you will need the DLC to play as them. However The Summer Islands have also been completed, and they are a feudal realm:
Now only the history setup has been partially down thus far, so there aren't any unique mechanics done yet. However some ideas have been started to be thought out, e.g. Aegon will be able to choose to unify The Free Cities rather than Westeros:
Ruins shall also be modelled in some way, possibly with the ability to colonise them:
Note The Rhoyne shall be navigable upto Norvos and Qohor. Also we will almost certainly make a unique shield for ruins, so they are easily distinguishable.
That's all we have for now. For the initial release, the Free Cities, Slaver's Bay and The Summer Islands are likely to be all there is. But we do intend to fill the entire map, including Ibb, Qarth, Sothoryos and other obscure places. Of course The Dothraki shall be implemented in some way and we do have a basic plan for them, but that probably deserves its own full explanation later on. Release date is unknown for now, almost certainly not in the next release for the Old Gods.
Also please do offer your ideas, anything from flavour for the Free Cities to what we could put in Kayakayanaya