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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. The second “Kraken” release this month is a small city map that I drew around Christmas time… four years ago.

Stariphos Bay

Stariphos Bay

Too far from the Hill Islands to be protected by their navy, and too close to be not seen as good plunder by those jealous of the wealth and stability of the Hill Islands, Stariphos Bay has to maintain strong defensive structures as well as a small fleet of ships to interdict maritime raiders.

Stariphos Bay (no screens)

Stariphos Bay (no screens)

This particular map was drawn in a quite small (for the size of the city at least) 4″ x 6″ sketchbook using gel pens instead of what is now my standard felt-tipped technical pens.


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.