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This the Forum official discussion page for the Castellán collaborative project. Any questions, suggestions, feedback, and discussions will be held here. For more info on the state of the collab, please go to the collab page --Martinawa (talk) 00:31, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

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Urban Mapping

This is part of the project for the Collab of the Month, September 2022

After the Regional mapping for the first province has been decided and mapped (congratulations to Bixelkoven!), we will move to the urban mapping of the area. This is the system we will use for the mapping of towns and cities in the area:

Before starting on the urban breakdown, I'd reccomend to use this resource to try and make an idea of what do you want your Castellan city to look like.

IMPORTANT: For organisation purposes, please specify which town of city you want to map so I can reserve it for you, so we don't end up having several people mapping on a single town by mistake. Also, do not map before I give you permission to do so. Look at the list of towns and cities assigned below for more details. --Martinawa (talk) 13:11, 16 September 2022 (UTC)

Capital Provincial

It will be mapped collaboratively, and planned in a similar fashion as the province: Submissions will be sent, and a vote will be held. Unlike the regional mapping, though, that was more definitive, this will be focused on the style of mapping that will be carried out in each part of the country, maybe with the definition of some main elements like main roads and similar areas. Afterwards, the city will be mapped in a collaborative fashion, with different parts and stages of the city potentially mapped by different users.

Area to be planned collaboratively

Ciudad importante

These will be mapped at the request of users, but having into account that more than one user can be mapping into such cities, due to their size. Proposals for these cities will be approved at request if they're good enough, and can be mapped right away. They will be featured in the wiki article, in case others want to join the mapping of the city.

Ciudad mediana

These will also require a rough sketch submission, but can be mapped by only one person.


Suburbs are secondary centers related to other larger cities. They will be approved with a rough sketch request that makes the relation to the main city clear.

Pueblo importante

Will be approved at request - No plan required.


Will be approved at request - No plan required.

Pueblo menor

Will be approved at request - No plan required.

Assigned towns and cities

Regional Mapping

Castellanese Symbols

This is part of the project for the Collab of the Month, September 2022

Flag of Castellán

Here you can post any ideas you have for a flag for Castellán. You can be as creative as you want, but should also explain the symbolism you decided for the flag. --Martinawa (talk) 14:48, 2 September 2022 (UTC)

BMSouza proposals

BMSouza proposal

Here are my proposals.

  • Keeping the spanish red and gold colours, but in a very different style from the RW spanish flag.
    • I prefer these concept because these colours keep in mind of any mapper about the RW Spain, as Castellán is inspired. Not like Nederlands, well-known by the orange colour even if this colour is not in the national flag - also like Italy, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, all of them also known by colours they don't keep in their national flags;
    • Anyway, as seen, there are more "clean" options. (Hey! White is not in the RW spanish flag! Yes, I know... Anyway, I keep the spanish red and gold colours, even with a prominent white)
  • I set a coat of arms in the flags, bringing some more detail;
    • Also like the RW spanish flag;
  • First and last options looks a bit... "british"? Well, I would say they looks a bit... "imperial", hehehe  ;-)
  • Particularly, I prefer the second option in the first line. That one with a bicolour diagonal stripe going up;
  • What do you say? -- BMSOUZA (talk) 04:49, 19 September 2022 (UTC)

Coat of Arms of Castellán

Here you can post any ideas you have for a coat of arms for Castellán. You can be as creative as you want, but should also explain the symbolism you decided for the flag. --Martinawa (talk) 14:48, 2 September 2022 (UTC)

BMSouza proposal

BMSouza proposal

H ere is my proposal.

  • There is a crown, representing the royalty (is Castellan a kingdom?);
    • I consider to include details in this crown - some jewelry would be nice, but currently I only am using a simple crown I tried to use in another medieval-style badges, hehehe;
  • A stripe with the name of the country (a national motto, if existing, would not fit well in this size, hehehe), written using an old-style font;
  • Inside the badge, there is a half with blue and gold stripes - changing one colour (red to blue) and rotating the stripes from the real Catalunya/ Valencia/ Baleares/ Aragon flags;
  • Also inside the badge, in the right half, there is a lion head, representing some royal family. This part uses again the national colours;
  • A laurel wreath - no specific explanation, just looks nice in a coat of arms, hehehe;
  • What do you say? -- BMSOUZA (talk) 04:49, 19 September 2022 (UTC)

Huachachi Proposals

Huachachi Proposal 1
Huachachi Proposal 2

We can see a coat of arms in a very European style. The shape is circular with little cells in it for smaller emblems. We also see an Astrolabe that only shows the outer ring on the first proposal and also includes the measurement tool on the second proposal. On the top, we can see a crown composed of a castle shape on the bottom and a real crown shape on top. For the emblems, we have first the Castle, that represents the country of Castellán itself. After this we see the lion, another important element on Hispanic emblems. The two next symbols we can talk about are the cross and the muslim moon. This shows the past religious history of the country and the struggle between the Christianity and Islam on the region and a reference to medieval times. Next in line we see the conquistador helmet and the compass. These two represent the colonial history of the country and their impact on the ogf world. On the sides, we see two eagles facing the exterior. These two have the meaning of representing the imperial past, but also they sort of defend the interior of the coat. To make it look more secure. And at last we have two cells with crossed red lines. I’ll just leave this like it is and we can find a meaning if we want. Could be something related to royal families or a territory. In the second proposal we also see the castle symbol in the bottom and in the centre the letters Alpha and Omega, to symbolise the start and end of all things and also some Christian importance in medieval times.

Huachachi 23:45, 19 September 2022 (UTC)

Toponomy Ideas

This is part of the project for the Collab of the Month, September 2022

Here you can send any ideas you might have for toponyms in Castellán. Anything is allowed: Names for mountains, rivers, regions, capes, city names you might find interesting all around the mapped features on the map. Please send a link of the area where you might want the name to be in. --Martinawa (talk) 14:48, 2 September 2022 (UTC)

BMSouza Proposals

Well, here I list some names that, looks spanish enough to me, hehehe. All of them, intended to name cities or towns.

  • Valverde
  • Olivarría
  • Vallerrubio
  • Palma del Mar
  • Miraflor
  • Villalba
  • Puerto Vallejo

BMSOUZA (talk) 01:42, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Natural Mapping

The natural mapping phase of Castellán is ongoing. Anyone who is interested in doing natural mapping of a region with a mediterranean climate, follow the instructions that will be given below.

For better organisation, anyone who wants to map natural features should contact Martinawa for authorisation. In the message, you may show prior work you have done on natural landcover as an indication of your skills.

After you've been given authorisation, you will be given a georreferenced file with the orography sketched (shown below) to use as a base for the natural cover. Before starting landcover you should make a boundary area, with admin_level=4, in the area you want to work on. This might be used in the future for the administrative divisions of the country, so please be creative about it. The area marked should be between 25000 and 50000 square kilometers, roughly. The idea for the landcover is to indicate only non-agricultural landuses: that is: forests, scrubs, bare rock, cliffs, marshes, wetlands, and such. Do not use grass or farmlands, especially in the flatter areas, as these will be dealt with later in the development of the country, after the settlements have been decided. --Martinawa (talk) 22:50, 13 February 2022 (UTC)

Users currently authorised to edit in the country:

  • No regions are being edited at the moment. You can still apply!

Vacated regions looking for a user to finish them

Users who have contributed to already finshed regions:

Physical planning

Here we will discuss and suggest what the Castellán physical geography will look like.

As the Cleanup phase is finished for now, I'm going to close off proposals for physical plannings soon as we try to work out the final result. This is a shout-out to give people who have had ideas for coastline and physical geography an opportunity to post their suggestions now, as there's going to be an election of the final physical geography of Castellán soon --Martinawa (talk) 05:06, 19 December 2021 (UTC)

Orography sketch

After seeing all sent proposals and having reflected onto them and adapting to the new coast, I have made some temptative orography for Castellán as a base. The amount of detail shown is because this is procedurally generated (except for the rivers), but all mapping here shouldn't be followed very closely and treated more like a broad idea of what the country is going to be like, as things like scale and detail might just not be right for the size of the country given the features. The general idea, with a western plateau and parallel mountain ranges going roughly east to west, with graben-like plains in between. Placing is mostly inspired on the shape of the coastline. --Martinawa (talk) 01:10, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

Base Orography proposal
How high do you think the tallest mountains would be? Maybe that northern range could have a few noticeable "offshoots" or parallel ridges like the Alps, since it's the southernmost part of a large mountain range similar to them. Otherwise looks really nice, no complaints at all.--Lithium-Ion (talk) 01:20, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

Sorry if this is totally in the way of what you're doing (feel free to d, but are you still open to more collabbers (is that a word?) joining? If so, I would love to join. For what it's worth, hablo español, asi que el idioma no sería un problema para mí :) -- Anonymous21 (talk) 00:42, 24 February 2023 (UTC)


The cleanup phase is now finished. Please head to later sections to know about the state of the collaboration and to know what to do on it. The areas you might see on the map that are not blanked are intentionally so and will be treated specially by the coordinators for now.

The first stage mapping-wise will be the complete clean-up of the mapping of Castellán. All mapping previous to the setting of the collaborative stage is expected to be removed. The only mapping that will be pre-emptively conserved will be whatever is on the border with Mazan, specially land cover that spans both countries. Coastline is not to be changed either yet. --Martinawa (talk) 23:10, 18 December 2021 (UTC)

Many thanks to TCC and Rustem for helping clean up the area. You three have done a great job, and the help is very appreciated! — Alessa (talk) 15:33, 23 December 2021 (UTC)