The Tauregs comprise the Garamantes Empire, of which a part is shown on the linked map, Jafra. Another non-human culture is the Kanem Empire, or jackalwere, which should prove interesting if any party ever penetrates this far into the desert. The northern province of the Kanem Empire is Murzuq.
A third humanoid race occupies the oases of Kufra ... I am considering a rework of the Fiend Folio's qullan, perceiving them to be a contemplative, highly intelligent, semi-magical people. Again, these people would be wildly obscure with regards to any usual party movements, as it would require a far reaching expedition away from traditional trade routes (desert crossing trade routes being something else).
Here are the maps:
|Green areas and unpatterned brown areas represent |
arable land. Yellow areas along the coast are thin grasslands.
Ferrous red areas have thin scrubland, but no oases; some such
areas might have deep unknown water sources. Gray areas
are pure desert.
|This is turned 60 degrees with respect to the map above,|
in keeping with my overall map-design
Here's all three recent desert maps fitted together:
Altogether its an extravagantly empty area to which I've tried to give depth and meaning. The reader will not find much of either in an atlas or from maps online, for which this is almost entirely a big, empty white nothing.
Political maps coming at some point in the future, and infrastructure maps too. Working on the infrastructure of Italy now and then, when I'm in the mood for it (suspended largely due to work I'm trying to do on monsters).