Monday, July 28, 2014

Micro Map Monday 7-28-2014

The Mysterious Island of Laervas.
More of a mini-map (for an outline my wife and I are doing) crammed to the edges as I was scaling up a micro-map sketch. 

Decided to go with contours for the hills and hints of ridges with the coloring ...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Last Source

Having complete the four micromaps of the campaign site called The Last Source, I have combined them together into one image with the accompanying blog text in a single block below. The map borders align pretty well though I can see an unfinished tree in one spot.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Micro Map Monday 7-14-2014

The Last Source
( #micromapmonday #strangebrew https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100219562385457429873 )
In a world where the magic of man, demon, undead and elemental has polluted the natural essence of the land, nature has called its followers to gather at one of the last sources of pure earth magic. The witches and warlocks, of the Pure Waters coven, have accepted the charge to keep the pool and surrounding landscape clean and verdant, weaving spells and wards to conceal and hide the site from prying eyes and wandering foes.

Part 4 - Houses of the Chosen - South of the main hall and west of the ancient tower, the waters of the spring bubble along a narrow brook moving through the clearing and off into the forest depths. Here the coven built their homes, a small gathering of homespun cottages surrounded by sheds, small gardens, brush and flowers. A wooden bridge crosses the brook, completing the well-trod circle about the Source.

Scale - 1 square = 5 ft.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Micro Map Monday 6-30-2014

The Last Source
( #micromapmonday #strangebrew https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100219562385457429873 )
In a world where the magic of man, demon, undead and elemental has polluted the natural essence of the land, nature has called its followers to gather at one of the last sources of pure earth magic. The witches and warlocks, of the Pure Waters coven, have accepted the charge to keep the pool and surrounding landscape clean and verdant, weaving spells and wards to conceal and hide the site from prying eyes and wandering foes.

Part 3 - The Ancient Tower - South of the Halls of Crafting (http://campaign-nook.blogspot.com/2014/06/micro-map-monday-6-16-2014.html ) along the curve of the path, an ancient tower rises above the coven. The path dips under old stone docks, used when the pool was much larger. The witches and warlocks were not the first to live here, the five story stone structure is the remains of a long lost nobles' manor house. The top levels are now used for scrying, both visual and magical, by means of devices and the waters of the Last Source. Below ground, the dungeons of the manor are used to imprison intruders and enemies of the coven.

Scale - 1 square = 5 ft.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Micro Map Monday 6-16-2014

The Last Source ( #micromapmonday #strangebrew https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100219562385457429873 )

In a world where the magic of man, demon, undead and elemental has polluted the natural essence of the land, nature has called its followers to gather at one of the last sources of pure earth magic. The witches and warlocks, of the Pure Waters coven, have accepted the charge to keep the pool and surrounding landscape clean and verdant, weaving spells and wards to conceal and hide the site from prying eyes and wandering foes.


Part 2 - The Halls of Crafting - Beyond the watch tower, the path through the coven curves around the deep blue waters of the Source. To the north and east is an arc of four buildings of similar shape but different purpose. The many crafters of the Coven; herbalists, potters, alchemists, woodworkers, smiths and coopers to name but a few, share space, over, kiln and tools. On a small rise  near the woods sits a huge bronze cauldron, blackened by years of use. In the center rises a wide stone circle, the flat surface marked by ritual, tool and use.


Scale - 1 square = 5 ft.



Monday, June 9, 2014

Micro Map Monday 6-9-2014

Beginning a new series of 4 maps:

The Last Source ( #micromapmonday #strangebrew https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100219562385457429873 )

In a world where the magic of man, demon, undead and elemental has polluted the natural essence of the land, nature has called its followers to gather at one of the last sources of pure earth magic. The witches and warlocks, of the Pure Waters coven, have accepted the charge to keep the pool and surrounding landscape clean and verdant, weaving spells and wards to conceal and hide the site from prying eyes and wandering foes.

Part 1 - Entryway - The path to the Last Source winds through deep dense forest, strewn with magical misdirection, concealment and physical traps. At the end of a narrow defile, the path opens into the clearing surrounding the Source. A tower overlooks the path, sworn companions and bound grunts constantly watch from the upper levels. On a slight rise to the south is a large square building that serves as the meeting and feasting hall of the Coven. In times of battle, heavy shutters and thick walls make it their refuge of last resort.

Scale - 1 square = 5 ft.

Micro Map Monday 5-19-2014

(Last level of the tower.)

The Hidden Tower pt. 6 ( #micromapmonday #spirosblaak https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100219562385457429873 ) In Holsfrin's Digs - several hundred feet from a barrier, past several short side tunnels,  the miner-made tunnel intersects with a natural hollow in the volcanic rock. The far wall of the chamber is the white and red stone of a tower swallowed by the mud, rock and lava of a  great eruption. A narrow window marks the center of the wall. The miners widened the opening with picks so that they could climb into the building and explore.

Tower Level Down 2 - The second level down, like the first, appears to be a mix of store rooms and workshops. They were hastily emptied to house the stasis chambers of the Wizard's Kav. Stone cairns line the walls of the rooms. Scattered across the floors are fragments of the chamber lids and the magical jade poured inside. There is no blood here as the miner's avoided opening these cairns.

1 square = 5 foot,  approx. 10 foot high ceilings