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Last month got away on me a bit, so today I’m posting the two maps that are being released as part of the “Release the Kraken” thing that we do every month. Because of the awesome support on Patreon for my work, we take two maps every month and re-release them under our free commercial license.

Last month’s selections are Thunderhead and Headquarters – both very recent non-commercial releases.



Not all towns and cities are built along rivers, trade roads, and bays… Some boast the most spectacular scenery they can find, and in Thunderhead’s case, if the scenery isn’t good enough, the whole city travels to somewhere with even better views.

Thunderhead is built on magically resistant and strong “cloudstuff”. Once the domain of cloud giants and their kin, the city is now mostly populated by humans with a smaller population of avariels along with a number of aarakocra clans that nest beneath the city in the cloudstuff itself.

Chancellor Zamhatos, a potent sphinx storm sorcerer, doesn’t so much rule the city as maintain peace through threat of power and a network of favours and information that flows out from him to the major families in the cloud. A number of churches to most of the sky gods and stormy powers can be found in Thunderhead, and the city is considered a plum assignment by most associated clergies.

Also, if you like this map, Deven Rue has a beautiful hand-coloured version available at Rue Ink for her patrons.


“We found this place just sitting there in the wasteland… and wastelands being wastelands, we moved in because it was fairly defensible and gave us some cover from the storms and sun. But for some reason… every… single… villain… wants to take the place over, move in, and run their evil army from here. Running a small anarcho syndicalist commune from a giant skull is a lot more perilous than you’d think!”


These maps are made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 amazingly generous people 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 these maps free for commercial use. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under this 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.