Monday, January 7, 2013

Mappa Mundi - The Tomb of Fultharn

On the eastern slopes of The Shielding Wall, hidden among the sharp crags and cliff faces, lies the final resting place of a Shielding Dwarf. Though his name was once well known it has now faded into the past and only the historically minded of dwarf might recollect his name.

Fultharn of Dueverin's Den was a proud warrior of his people and became a local hero after his lord was slain in battle with the goblin hordes that rose from the depths beneath the city. When the leaders of Dueverin's Den were slain the people began to fall back, lost the will to fight, and the wall began to be overtaken. Fultharn rose up and beckoned the dwarven gods to favor him. With a mighty howl he leapt into the horde. By the grace of the gods alone did he survive, and by their stead he slaughtered all who stood before him. The people of Dueverin's Den saw this and pride, honor, and most of all, bravery began to well inside them. They charged the horde and won the day.

Fultharn had many great adventures, sought many a powerful foe, and finally was caught on the blade of a mighty white orc as he protected his homeland. He was entombed in a small vault facing the eastern sun on the steep cliffs of the eastern Shielding Wall.

The Tomb of Fultharn
It is said that a lost key made of silver is needed to open the massive stone doors that block entrance into the tomb. This key has been lost to time. Tales tell of rooms full of gold and red gems (Fultharn's favorite) and a statue that can speak of the future.

At the time of Fultharn's passing he was a very well known and precautions were put in place to protect his tomb and ensure he rested in peace. His coffin is entombed in a large room with ten foot dwarven statues overlooking his resting place. If the stones over his coffin are disturbed, the statues will come to life and ensure his coffin remains safe. A very large statues of Fultharn overlooks the tomb room, standing an impressive twelve feet tall.


I drew this map using my trusty Sharpie Pens, both Fine and Medium, on plain white copy paper. I make the map and adventure seed available here for personal use. If you write an alternate adventure or use the map in your game, on your blog, or what have you, please let me know. I would love to know! You cannot use it in any commercial or non-commercial product without my prior approval. 

8 comments:

  1. This is just the kind of map I was looking for!

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    1. Excellent! Let me know if you use the map, I would love to hear about it.

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  2. It would be funny if you were in my Bandit Tales campaign and I used one of your maps... META!!!!

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    1. That would! Perhaps down the road some time will open up for me and we can do that.

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  3. Another fantastic map and adventure seed, Matt! Keep it going!

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  4. Nice! I really like the "ancient scroll paper" version. That would make a fantastic treasure map for the players to find.

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    1. Thanks! I was actually toying with printing that out on some parchment paper I have at work, just to see what it would look like.

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