From: vdongen <VDONGEN@??????.??????????.nl> Date: Tue, 21 Mar 1995 15:12:13 +0100 (MET) Subject: Re: Nilespace map!
Hello Spelljammers, I have made TIFF files of Nilespace!!! There are two maps on A4-format that I can send to you as UUencoded files, on request. The maps describe the upper part of Nilespace, the Egyptian part, as the Nubian part has not yet been finished. A small overview of the whole crystal sphere is included as well. Since the maps are partially dutch, I put some translations in this mail. Some further comments are given below as well... Hans van Dongen vdongen@??????.??????????.nl To understand the meaning of comments on the maps, knowledge of Nilejamming is a must. Nilejamming is the poor man's Spelljamming. Due to the nature of Nilespace, it is possible to build ships that do not need a spellcaster at the helm, but that can be used by merchants and the like. Nileships are much slower than Spelljammers, and cannot travel the phlogiston; they cannot even leave the Nile (which only occupies a small part of the sphere). Further comments on Nilespace have been given in previous mailings; a collection of these is available on request. The map of the Nile delta ------------------------- This map contains a small overview of the whole sphere, and the location of the two maps in this sphere. Ra is the homeplanet of out campaign. A legenda is also given. Earth and water worlds are difficult to distinguish, but see the list of planets I sent to the list a few months ago. Furthermore, a part of the surface of planet Memphis has been extracted into a seperate picture. The distance from the top of the map to the shell is twice the distance between planets Ra and Rakote. At the bottom side, three planets are missing (due to the scan): Deir El Gabrawi (earth, irregular, A); Zawti (earth, round, B); Tjeboe (earth, irregular, A). They are, like most planets there, close to the center of the Nile. Niet bevaarbaar voor Nijljammers: not reachable by Nilejammers Overzicht crystal sphere: overview crystal sphere The map of the upper Nile ------------------------- This map should be placed below the map of the delta. It contains a bar indicating the distance of 1 day Spelljamming (or 8 days Nilejamming). It contains the tract of the fire world Manjet, which travels 40 times Spelljamming speed and so causes day and night on Ra. Also a part of the surface of Thebe has been extracted. Nijl as: Nile axis Baan Manjet: orbit of Manjet Dal der koningen: valley of kings Dal der koninginnen: valley of queens Sfinxenallee: alley of sphinxes ?