With a name like “Chainspire”, you know something dark and evil has made its home here.
The map of Chainspire Fortress was inspired by this illustration from “Our Native Land: a picturesque ramble through the three kingdoms” which has long expired from copyright and was scanned and made available by the British Library. It’s actually a drawing of Castle Roche, but I didn’t use the actual castle as the basis for this map, just this one view of it.
Chainspire Fortress was built nine hundred years ago by a tyrannical elven prince from which to watch over his holdings. It changed hands a few times since in conflict and in peacetime, and the upper walls and towers were heavily damaged during the great war. However, the majority of the structure is still sound, if not well equipped for military defense anymore. Various owners have tried renaming it, but the old name has stuck in the imaginations and memories of the populace – local and regional. This map is made available for your free use thanks to the amazing patrons of the Dodecahedron Patreon Campaign that keeps me fed and sheltered while I draw these fancy doodads for your enjoyment. Awesome people like Michael Galle, Duane Sibilly, J Alexander Lloyd, Edgar D Johnson III,and over 200 others! One step further – because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make this map free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $300 mark, each map that achieves the $300+ funding level will be released under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:
Cartography by Dyson Logos is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Again, this shouldn’t need repeating, but this only applies to the map in this post! So enjoy! Chainspire Fortress (or whatever name you give it in your games) is yours to do with as you please, personally or commercially!