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HISTORIAE MUNDI: A HISTORY OF THE KNOWN WORLD is a collection of stories, legends, maps, and illustrations detailing the history of the Known World, the fantasy setting of Mark Smylie's Artesia graphic novels, the novel The Barrow and its (eventual) sequels, and the roleplaying game Artesia: Adventures in the Known World (with any luck to be released in a new edition called Sword & Barrow). A system-neutral sourcebook presented to entertain, inform, and inspire, with an extensive timeline and glossary, HISTORIAE MUNDI maps and explains the evolution of the kingdoms, empires, and peoples of a diverse and complex fantasy setting.

A system-neutral companioin volume, GEOGRAPHIAE MUNDI, a sourcebook and tour of the Known World in the present day of the novels and graphic novels, is in preparation. 

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Brian F May 13, 2020 7:29 pm UTC
First, It is great to see new Artesia books back in print (in any form PDF or paper).

Is the Historiae Mundi different from what is in 'Adventures in the Known World' or is it sub-set? In other words, how much information does Historiae Mundi repeat from 'Adventures in the Known World'?
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Mark S May 13, 2020 7:45 pm UTC
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Hi Brian! Everything that is in the RPG history section is in the new book, and to that core has been added other previously published material from the essays that appeared in the graphic novels and Annuals (including the extensive timeline and maps from Annual #3), so I'd guess 70-80% of the material is older material reorganized and put together. But then that material has been expanded upon and there is also all-new material--for example, new sections on Nymarga the Devil and Azharad (the lurking "lich" of THE BARROW), the Hemispian cities of the League, new material on the Usurper of Palatia's rise to power, more recent figures like Uthella of Uthmark, etc.--along with new art and illustrations. The maps from the timeline have also been redone, and the timeline updated in places to better match the current narrative of the novels. It's meant to be an exhaustive compilation of everything previously published plus new material to give as complete a history as possible. The companion book, GEOGRAPHICAE...See more
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Chris M May 06, 2020 6:07 pm UTC
Print on Demand option please.
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Mark S May 06, 2020 6:34 pm UTC
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Waiting on both softcover and hardcover proofs now! I've been warned DriveThru's POD supplier is running a bit behind but hopefully those will be on their way soon and then with any luck those options will become available shortly thereafter.
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