Every month that we are over the $400 funding mark on Patreon, I put up a list of eight maps for patrons to vote on. The map that gets the most votes at the end of the month is released under a free commercial license.
This month, the voting was EXCEPTIONALLY tight, but the winning map was Wygralak’s Hole.
The stony plains of Hesten are pierced here and there with deep near-vertical holes that reach down up to a few hundred feet and are almost all partially filled with stagnant water. Tales of antiquity tell us that these holes were created by drops of acidic blood sprayed from the near-mortal wounding of the godling Askullag when he was struck through the heart by the spear of Wygralak the Slayer. Unfortunately for Wygralak the Slayer, one of these droplets also struck him clear in the centre of his forehead, slaying him and forever tainting and destroying his soul, so foul was the ichor in question.
Several of these pits have caves or other underground accesses to them, but the most important for today’s post is the one named after the Slayer himself – Wygralak’s Hole.
A ramp and stairs have been cut into the walls of the hole leading down into the shade beneath the plains of Hestern, past ta cave and a set of doors, and then bridges across the narrow end of the hole to access two more doorways. These caves and doorways lead to interior spaces that are a mix of natural and worked stone, and are said to be home to the head of Wygralak’s Spear (or his actual head, depending on the story).
Of course, the caves are trapped and home to sinister magics, further encouraging the tales of the treasures hidden down here.
This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” initiative thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 awesome patrons have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.
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 $400 mark, we choose a map from the blog’s extensive back catalog to retroactively release 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.