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Kharak-System by Norsehound Kharak-System by Norsehound
I've long wanted to revise this, ever since I was reminded about Haarsuk. And I've had cause to return to the Homeworld universe recently.

Fanart, for Blackbird. It's good to see Homeworld is in the right hands, to make the right sequel.

Tefeari is to thank for the Kharak projection, as before.

Edit: By the way in case anyone's wondering why the planet images are distorted? All those images were photographed from Kharak. I decided to use them over artists' renditions as a stylistic touch.
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doberman211 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Honestly I think Blackbird / Gearbox should just hire you. Basically created so much fanon that most generally accept (notably the map).
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Working there would be a dream come true for me, I think I even said as much to Rob when I met him at GDC '13. I think the reason I haven't been hired is because I'm not a canadian citizen (one of their recent artist hires lives up there). I guess it's harder for Americans to work in Canada than the other way around?

I wish I could be local to them but I'm not moving anywhere unless I'm sure I have a job lined up.
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Carrier2 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Try asking them if you can work with them. 
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harbingerdawn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice job
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Krnt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Nice to see you making your return to Homeworld FanArt, and you did an excellent job on that map as always.
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Urulai Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oOo  Awesome work man!
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hw-Chimas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi Norsehound,
You probably noticed the recent KRNT's game map work with Harrsuk. I was hoping your map system to be HW canon, so HWR mod team would make a MP map pack, not only Harrsuk map.

Your map systems really deserve a kind of hommage in a form of MP map pack mod, IMO (provided you allow it, of course). Recently I commented with Über if SB would have a snow terrain like Enceladus moon, but he said "nope, just desert". A snowy desert map with dark sky woud have been awesome! Maybe you can create a prolific story for one of these moons on the map.

Great achievement. Again.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Sadly I honestly don't think the Kushan people really put footholds in the rest of the system. Once Kharak was discovered destroyed that was it, no need to travel to the other planetary bodies.

I like to think that had Kharak not been destroyed and the mothership taken off, Kharak would have cannibalized the scaffold for other uses in the space program and tried to colonize the rest of the Kharak system until the mothership's return.
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Csp499 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First of all, if you're familiar with the interactive planetarium "Space Engine", there's a mod that makes this very system- in addition to some other locations from the Homeworld universe- visitable locations.

Secondly, my feelings on Shipbreakers are a bit mixed. Yes, it's great to see the IP in the right hands, and I'm looking forward to a new Homeworld game, but to be perfectly honest I was looking forward to Hardware; seemed to have its own distinct setting and Iunno if it'd be the same in the form of a Homeworld prequel.
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harbingerdawn Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Csp499 I made that mod :3
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I was looking forward to Hardware too honestly. I wish we could have had both.
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Marchly Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Fantastic.  Definitely up to the already high level of your other star maps.  Well done!Love 
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RogarBazdukr Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Wow, major nostalgia rush. :)  Great job!
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is some great work, I'm not very familiar with the Homeworld series, could never get into the game, too much of a learning curve. But this is great work, love the detail that has gone into this. :D
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theothersteamroller Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
cool!
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