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Along the roads of the old empire are a number of fortifications that either date back to the empire itself, or to those who sought to claim these lands after the collapse. This particular fort was built directly on the old road, and you can find stones that were salvaged from the road itself as well as other old imperial structures mixed into the construction.
No part of the original structure remains in good shape. The gates have been replaced with thinner wooden gates after the old ones rotted out; the curtain wall has collapsed on one side where the hill side gave out under the weight, and the tower is slightly canted and the upper levels have fallen away leaving it open to the rain and wind.
The wooden inner structures are both far more recent than the stone structure, and even they are slouching and showing their age. The whole structure seems to be just barely holding back the encroaching forest and swamp – and is now home to those who would be unwelcome in the “nearby” towns about two days travel away.
The current tenants have dredged the old well, shored up the outbuildings, and have tried stacking the stones from the fallen wall up along the crest of the ridge where it stood – making it so something sneaking in will likely disturb the stones to alert them if nothing else. In the south centre of the courtyard is a dug out fire pit and spit roast large enough to handle a whole catoplepas should the need arise.
Thanks to Andy Solberg who’s lizardfolk infested fort along the old Poldaran road in the Tales of the Iron League game inspired just about every detail of this map.
This map was drawn at 4 squares per inch and 1200dpi. For VTT users this means each square is 300 pixels in size. Assuming 10′ squares you would need to resize it to 140 pixels per square, for 5′ squares the usual 70 pixels per square
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Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make these maps free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $300 mark, each map that achieves the $300+ funding level will be released under this free commercial license. 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”).
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Harold Steiner (@hstein3) said:
Aw, man, this is the design I was looking for a few weeks ago. I ended up using your Roadside Fort
Which did work out just fine, but this was the layout I was trying to find in the first place. With pretty much identical use in my game, too, but swap out lizardfolk for trolls.
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Tony Stroppa said:
Could also work as an old abandoned Spanish fort in Mexico or Arizona?
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