Greetings! You have found the Athasian Cartographer's Guild, hosted by We hope to make this into the site for all material regarding the mapping and exploration of Athas. For the moment the archive mostly contains Brian Sanchez's excellent DarkSun maps, though we are hosting a few maps made by others as well.

The Athasian Cartographers are a guild of freemen whose passion is mapping out the sands of Athas and uncovering the forgotten secrets and histories buried in the wastelands. The guild is beholden to no specific political power, neither Sorcerer King nor Merchant House, though individual members may be funded in their efforts by anyone. It is said that the Wanderer is a member of this organization (if so, perhaps the most famous and widely traveled of them).

Note that some maps may contradict other maps. The reasons may be many. Perhaps one map is Sorcerer-King propaganda, and another holds the truth; perhaps the map-maker was not as experienced as he himself believes, let his imagination fill in the blanks, or was misled (or deliberately misleading). To find the truth, you will have to explore our world for yourself.

Please feel free to download the following items, alter them, and share your creations with the rest of the DarkSun community on Wizards of the Coast's DarkSun message boards or on the message boards at

Note: These are very large files meant for production work and high-quality printing: they are all multi-layered, 300dpi PSD files, meaning you need Photoshop CS in order to even use them; they will be useless to you otherwise. To download the layered PSD versions, click on the section name in the lefthand column.

For those looking for just the maps, clicking on the thumbnail graphic next to the links will pull up a decently sized JPG made from the PSD files of that region. Most of you will want the .jpg versions.

Finally, if anyone would like to mirror the archive, you notice any problems with the links or files, or you have any questions/contributions you would like to share here, please contact the webmaster.

Name Description Grid Area Size
Basic Mapping Necessities This file contains the brush set, map symbols, color palette, distance scale, and map compass used on/for the maps. -- 85 kb
Tutorial Brian's notes on how to make use of the above tools and map-making. -- 44 kb
Papyrus Font The font used on the maps. -- 160 kb
Base Map This is the base map used to map new sections of the world. Nothing but silt, baby. -- 2.37 Mb
Planetary Overview This map has separate layers for the Blue, Green, and Brown ages of Athas, showing how the planet's face has changed. -- 2.96 Mb
This zip contains all the files from Basic Mapping Necessities, Brian's tutorial, the Papyrus Font, the Base Map, and the Planetary Overview composite. -- 5.52 Mb
Western Penninsula The far western peninsula of the continent.
A4 11.6 Mb
GNS North
B3 15.7 Mb
World's Edge
B4 17.3 Mb
World's Edge
B5 14.1 Mb
Brown Lands
B6-C6 21.5 Mb
Brown Lands v2
B6-C6 16.7 Mb
Drake's Tail Penninsula
B7-B8 16.1 Mb
World's Crown
C1 15.5 Mb
GNS North
C2 15.5 Mb
GNS South v2
C3 16.4 Mb
Central Kreen Empire The heart of the Crimson Savannah and thri-kreen lands.
C4 14.5 Mb
Southern Kreen Lands
C5 15.5 Mb
Western Deadlands Western section of the obsidian plain.
C6 19.2 Mb
Southern Penninsula North
C8 16.3 Mb
Southern Penninsula South
C9 13.5 Mb
Cthuul Jungles
D2 15.9 Mb
Iron Crags
D3 22.8 Mb
Tyr Valley The Tyr Valley and Last Sea regions
--see official boxed sets--
D5 --
Tyr Valley - Green Age D5 23.5 Mb
Northern Canyon Lands
E2 19 Mb
Anattan Wastes
E5 24.3 Mb
The Sundered Region (PNG only) By Sysane and Phoenix
E5 partial 1.6 Mb
The Northern Cauldron The wastelands north of the Great Cauldron.
G6 19.3 Mb
The Southern Cauldron The Great Cauldron and the islands to the south.
G7 16 Mb


Map above is copyright (c)1998 Steve Bell

This site is copyright (c)2005 Rev. Raven Daegmorgan and its respective contributors