Saturday, January 25, 2014

[map] The Crossroads at Agleythorpe

Nestled on the edge of Lake Mossdown, this quaint hamlet is a sleepy town resting at the junction of three main roads which met at the base of the Treaty Tree. The tree was the location of the signing of a treaty that ended a legendary battle ages ago, yet it still retains its name.

At the north end of the hamlet lies the ruins of Barrowit Abbey, home to a long forgotten nunnery that long ago fell into disrepair. Rumors speak of ghostly figures of the nuns that haunt the ruins today, victims of notorious (and much made mythical) raid by orcish barbarians.

Across the road from the haunted nunnery lies the Boersman Inn. Run by the uniquely entertaining short fellow named Meete, he is short enough that rumors of him being a dwarf or gnome are commonly heard. He is well known in the area for the telling excellent tales and knowledge of the mysterious. Nykka, his lovely wife is likelywise known far and wide to be among the best cooks in the region. Remnants of Nykka's cooking can be found in the long, wisp-like hairs of Meete's white goatee.

With its economy being primarily agricultural the homes are surrounded with well tended fields and small pens for farming animals. Small huts are scattered about the town for the cultivating of honey.

South of town, hidden in the trees, is an ancient mound named Grailwarden Fence. Atop this mound are the remains of a stone circle, a few of the stones have fallen and the area remains desolate and ignored. Little is spoken of the mound, and when spoken of, it is always in hushed tones. None can say for certain the meaning behind the mound's name.
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7 comments:

  1. Matt, you're now on my Favorite Blogs list.

    Oh! And I "stole" your map! LOL

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    1. Glad you like it! I wouldn't post the maps if I did not want you to steal it! Have fun with it and come back and tell me about it, love to hear about the maps being used in games.

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    2. I'm running 4 on-line games right now and was just looking for a village to insert into one of them (a second one shortly). Thanks to you, I'll be using Agleythorpe!

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  2. This has to be one of my favorites to date. How is the Patreon thing working, Matt? Worth doing?

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    1. Going well, slowly building steam I think. At first I thought the entire process would burn me out, turn it into more of a job than a hobby by having deadlines and such, but in practice it has nothing of the sort. As I really do not have deadlines other than roughly 4 to 8 maps a month, it allows me a great deal of leeway. If I am not in the mood, I do not map, if I am, then I map.

      That said, the interaction and feedback from the patrons has been great and has been feeding my creative juices.

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  3. Nice little village! Thanks again Matt.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked the map! I have a few locations on this maps that I am thinking of mapping out, just need to see if I can get some time to do that.

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