The Lays of Assiriand - Minecraft Maps
A downloadable asset pack
Are you ready for the adventure?
The Lays of Assiriand is my legendarium, and some time ago I created these scaled maps in Minecraft, based in the maps of the worlds of my lore. For now I have just developed a Nature version, but I plan in to develop maps with towns. Due to the little scale, they have to be little towns, although in the lore I imagine them as big cities.
I have used WorldPainter to create the maps.
I recommend running these maps with the next configuration for a full experience:
Photorealism Resource Pack
Personally I use the setting of Minecraft v.1.8.0 with OptifineD1 + Shaders Mod, and the Photorealism Resource Pack. But you can use these maps in any Minecraft version and without these mods. It will just not look too much spectacular!
I tried several times but I couldn't, and it was the implementation of a minimap. As there is no minimap, it is very easy to get lost. The only solution is that you print the maps and you use them while you are exploring.
Supposely, when I add the towns, it will be harder to get lost, but let's see!
About the lore
The tales of The Lays of Assiriand happen in Seven Worlds. They are named Assiriand, Norgidiand, Ciriliand, Asgariand, Midiand, Esteliand and Helíriand. Long time ago, the Beings created them, and also an intelligent race in each one. One of the beings, called Mínireth, was influenced by the evil Nameless creatures, and he ended devastating his own world, Helíriand. After this, he decided to conquer the other worlds. He went to Assiriand and corrupted the people. The Corrupts were born, and among them, he rose Six Lieutenants, the Aancë, that would conquer the other worlds in his name. I will let videos about this below.
About the Seven Worlds
Assiriand is known as Land of Hope, and its creator was Níssiriel Aëlma, Lady of Fecundity. She created the race of the Aelmë, the Children of the Stars, whose language is the Aëlmin. It is a great world full of beauty, with only one season, spring. The climate of the planet would be like oceanic in Earth.
Norgidiand, or Norgdgiand in Nordmar language, is known as Land of Leaves, and its creator was Anmatar Norgdmar, called Anamath in Aëlmin, the Lord of the Land. He created the race of the Nordmar, the Children of Leaves, whose language is the Nordmar. It is a world with many forests and valleys, and high mountains, with two seasons, autumn and spring. This world has one ring. The climate of the planet would be like oceanic, more similar to the climate in Asturias.
Ciriliand, or Cil-e-Land in Caelfim language, is known as Land of Sky, and its creator was Eramil Amil, called Eramiel in Aëlmin, the Lady of Fertility. She created the race of the Caelfim, the Children of Sky, whose language is the Caelfim. It is a world with lakes of cristalline waters and forests, that with the snow the landscapes are of true beauty, with two seasons, winter and spring. This world has two rings. The climate of the planet would be like taiga in Earth.
Asgariand, or Asgaralad in Asgran language, is known as Land of Sun, and its creator was Pir'enhad Assam, called Pirenath in Aëlmin, the Lord of Fire. He created the race of the Asgranes, the Children of Sun, whose language is the Asgran. It is a world very arid, and with a great desert, with two seasons, autumn and summer. The climate of the planet would be like arid and desertic in Earth.
Midiand, or Midyanin in Misan language, is known as Land of Tears, and its creator was Aumilwa Yanishana, called Aumial in Aëlmin, the Lady of Water. She created the race of the Misanie, the Children of Water, whose language is the Misan. It is a world with water in abundance, with great lakes and rivers, with three seasons, winter, spring and autumn. The climate of the planet would be like alpine mountain or asiatic in Earth.
Esteliand, or Estel'inam in Estelim language, is known as Land of Light, and its creator was Nialitel Estela, called Niathiel in Aëlmin, the Lady of Wind. She created the race of the Estelima, the Children of Wind, whose language is the Estelim. It is a world that can seem dark, but it has a natural bright, with great mountains and deep valleys, standing out the great Glowing Caverns, with two seasons, winter and autumn. The climate of the planet would be like a mix between taiga and tundra in Earth.
Helíriand, or Helrriand in Helimar language, is known as Land of Energies, and its creator was Minhierr Obscer, called Mínireth in Aëlmin, the Lord of the Emptiness. He created the race of the Helimard, the Children of Energies, whose language is the Helimar. After the Ruin, they are known as the Children of the Devastated. It is a dark and rocky world, with many forests and meadows, with one season, autumn. The climate of the planet would be like a mix between patagonia and american canyons, more or less, in Earth.
Videos about the lore
Buy the Soundtrack
Instructions for Installation
Open the folder Maps and copy all the folders "X Nature" into
Open Minecraft and go to play normally. You will see the maps there.
Open the "Readme" file in the download for more information.