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Elysium Republic by rubberduck3y6 Elysium Republic by rubberduck3y6
Following the first manned landing on Mars in the closing decades of the 21st century, humanity's presence on the Red Planet remained confined to temporary research bases and small domed habitats until the development of affordable and effective technologies and techniques to adapt the Martian environment to more Earth-like conditions during the following centuries. Slowly the planet was warmed up, allowing liquid water to flow on its surface for the first time in billions of years, while additional oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and other gases were added to the atmosphere to make it breathable by humans and increase surface pressure. Thus, by the mid-25th century, the Red Planet was now the blue, green and red planet and was drawing in increasing numbers of tourists and immigrants from Earth.

One of the companies involved in both the terraforming efforts and the Earth-Mars transportation industry was the Elysium Corporation (EC). The company had been founded as the New Mars Solutions Inc. in Canada in the 2260s, as a supplier of spacecraft parts, and had grown to become one of the leading players in the Mars sector of the commercial space industry. As Mars became more habitable, the company renamed itself after Elysium Planitia, a region of the planet directly west of the Tharsis volcano region and dominated by its own massive volcano, Elysium Mons and its smaller siblings Albor Tholus and Hecate Tholus. With the rebrand, came a change in focus for the company as it sought to develop the area into a tourism hotspot which would be known as the Elysium Republic, with the slogan "Mars' Island Paradise".

Now, a century later, the Elysium Republic is one of the most developed areas of Mars, rivalled only by the Xanthe region at the mouth of the famous Valles Marineris and the northern coast of the Hellasic Ocean. Visitors to Elysium who arrive in EC-owned and operated spacecraft from Earth and EC-operated trains from other areas of Mars, can enjoy a vast array of activities, sights and experiences: from island hoping across the Cerberus Sea to climbing the majestic Mount Elysium; and from wandering around the charming Old Europe style markets and alleyways of New Calais to having a flutter on the races in Zephyr City. More adventurous travellers can take a trip to the remote Viking Islands and discover the story of mankind's initial exploration of Mars at the Viking 2 Museum or take part in a historical re-enactment in the fields of New Rohan in Ituxi province. Tourists are reminded however that the Corporation takes its duty of care towards them and the inhabitants of the Elysium Republic very seriously and that all breaches of policy are dealt with in an appropriate and swift manner. Oh, and that the northern Erebus Islands are strictly off limits....
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WhatD Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Can you more of these extraterrestrial maps? The lore you make is really cool behind it!
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AlexanderAbelard Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Ha! New Rohan!
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured there would be large grasslands in that area like Rohan. So New Rohan seemed a good name!
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19111995 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
Amazing work. Funny thing is that the thumbnail made me think for a moment this was some sort of puppet Poland. 

This map will explain it:
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I see what you mean! It is quite interwar Poland shaped. Poland can into space! :p
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As if taken from an atlas. Very well done!
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Todyo1798 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Mariner Valley Till I Die!
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zalezsky Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats beautiful!
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BippyTheGuy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing.
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