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Every month we go through our back catalog of maps and the many amazing supporters of the blog over on Patreon vote on which two should be re-released under the free commercial use license. This month the voting was overwhelmingly in favour of releasing this map from 2017 – the Holy City of Guerras-El-Essat.
Guerras-El-Essat is built up around a massive temple dedicated to the living (or unliving?) eight-armed vampiric deity-demon El-Essat who stalked the peoples living along the verge of the Blue Jungles since times beyond recorded history. In what was either a brilliant coup by the demon or by the priesthood (depending who’s stories you hear), she now lives within the jungle temple and is served blood sacrifices to keep her happy and in turn to keep the holy city and the lands along the blue jungles safe from her hunger.
Multiple religious compounds have cropped up within the city since the “capture” of the demon – mostly dedicated to other traditional faiths of the Blue Jungle peoples, and a few subcults of El-Estat herself. The holy city also has just about everything you would expect of a major city of the jungle peoples – trading markets, outfitting stores, and many places to draw coin and trade goods from visiting tribesfolk while offering them relaxations and pleasures unavailable in their small towns and nomadic tribes.
It is also a strong trading hub in thellas bark, a bark similar to cinnamon in flavour and harvest, but that imparts mild euphoric and analgesic effects, and of emeralds mined deep within the blue jungles themselves.
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 600 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”).
That’s a very pretty map!
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