Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Micro Map Monday 4-14-2014


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 1 - (Bottom map) The first level down 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. Smears of blood (DC15 to spot) suggest captured miners were dragged here as well as either food for awoken Kav or to be converted to serve the Wizard as new servants.

1 square = 5 foot,  approx. 10 foot high ceilings
(Note: Top map is a revision of the main level.)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Micro Map Monday 3-31-2014

 
The Hidden Tower pt. 4 ( #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 Up 3 - The top of the tower, the cascade of lava and mud that buried the structure has almost collapsed the roof. What remains is a hollow about twenty feet across featuring the stairs and little else. Some of the pillars, that support the vaulted ceiling above, can still be glimpsed. The floor is covered with debris, mostly fragments of stone from the roof and lava from the volcano. Marks suggest the Wizard's Kav attempted to dig their way out before finding the rift leading out of the level below.

That rift (upper left of the map) continues upward toward the surface beyond the tower. From here Kav returned to the mainland to pursue those who stole from the wizard's tomb in the Chamber of Jade below.

The sounds of digging attracted the attention of a tunneling creature that has slowly dug its way into of the uppermost chamber (from another rift to the upper right side). Like a hunter camouflaging a trap, the monster regularly refills the tunnel with debris to conceal its presence (DC20 Perception or Rock Lore to see the difference in texture of the stone) as it comes and goes hunting in the mines below and beyond.

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

Monday, March 17, 2014

Micro Map Monday 3-17-2014


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 Up 2 - The second level up features two large chambers. The smaller (on the right) was that of the Wizard's Kavbroed Lieutenant. The larger (on the left) was the bedchamber of the Wizard himself. In their search for an exit from the tower, once the miners blocked their tunnel, the awakened Kavraen found a rift in the lava reached by a large gap in the outer walls within the Wizard's suite of rooms. Piles of broken rock and dirt reveal their efforts to widen the opening. Sharp eyes also spot bits of jade scraped off of the Wizard's "sarcophagus."

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

Monday, March 3, 2014

Micro Map Monday - 3-3-2014


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 Up 1 - The first level up is divided into four chambers that appear to be the one-time living quarters of the Wizard's bodyguards and servants. Irregular in shape and size, each has one or two windows and the remains of traditional furniture such as beds, chairs and nightstands. Several are filled with dark frozen stone that poured in through shattered windows or cracked walls. The contents have been overturned and picked through by the miners who found the tower.

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

Monday, February 17, 2014

Micro Map Monday - 2-17-2014


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 "Ground" Level - The first level encountered of the building is roughly circular and about fifty feet in diameter. Stairs in the center ascend and descend. Possibly a lounge or library, the chamber has four pillars and two partitions. Eight windows mark the walls, some filled with flows of solid stone pouring onto the floor, while others look out onto more solidified lava.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Micro Map Monday - 2-3-2014

Many prisoners have tried to escape the cells and chain gangs of Kraephos. Few have succeeded and most of those have fallen prey to the animals and monsters of the island. Over the years, a number have managed to find a narrow ravine leading to some ancient ruins buried during the great eruption. A small stream carved the ravine down through the stone of the island, unearthing the entombed village.

Three decades or so, one prisoner, only known as the "Old Man" or the "Old Man of the Island," found the ravine and settled there. In years since, if an escapee makes it that far, the Old Man appears to guide he or she to this encampment, marked by the word Freedom painted on one exposed wall.