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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. Today we are bringing back a map I drew over 7 years ago on the flyleaf of my first book of maps (Dyson’s Delves) – now a bit cleaned up and in higher resolution.

Imp Tower
Imp Tower (300 dpi promotional – no commercial license)

Some places are unplundered by previous adventurers because they are difficult or even impossible to reach without planning and the right equipment (or magic). In the case of “Imp Tower”, a decrepit stone tower sits over a hole that leads down to a cave, definitely home to something nasty with wings that the locals don’t have the skills, manpower and bravado to take care of.

Imp Tower
Imp Tower (1200 dpi)

Sure, someone could toss down a rope and climb down the shaft exposed in the floor of the ruined tower, or up or down the cliff face to get to the cave, but the entire time they would be sitting ducks for the beasts that claim these caves as their home.

Imp Tower
Imp Tower (1200 dpi, no grid)

But what does live here? The locals know that they are small and winged but little more. They call them imps but what they really are is up to you… I suggest the classic nest of nasty stirges (likely without treasure), but any small flying creature will work well… even a collection of actual imps.


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 900 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”).

Please note that the promotional version of this map (the one with the brown paper background) is not included in this commercial use license. Further, the text and name of the map are NOT released under this license, and cannot be used in conjunction with this map in a commercial project.