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Every month that Patreon funding remains over the $400 mark I sift through my back catalog and bring up a selection of maps that my patrons then vote on as to which will be released under the free commercial-use license. This month the first choice was Granitespire from the very early days of this Patreon campaign!



GraniteSpire is a coastal city west of the Hill Islands, and a regular point of trade for ships heading to and from the Hill Islands. The entire city is built up on a granite plateau that lurches sixty to eighty feet out of the sea. There are two ways to access the spire – there is a lowland port on the east coast of the spire with a tunnel that leads up onto the plateau, and there are a pair of bridges from the mainland that lead in turn to the “Stepping Fort” and then to the spire proper.

Slightly to the south of the Stepping Fort island is another sloped island with a fortified presence that houses the main fishing depots of the city.

Granitespire is also home to one of the stranger mercantile guilds of my campaign – the Monkeys of Granitespire who dominate the local silver trade.

GraniteSpire was drawn in a single draft using a Micron 01 in my sketchbook. For some ridiculous reason I ended up cramming all this into 2/3 (at most) of the page, leaving large blank areas of ocean around the city map. This made the piece fairly small overall, and the version here has been blown up quite a bit and attempts have been made to correct for the small size of the original.


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:

Creative Commons LicenseCartography by Dyson Logos is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.