[nbos] [FM8] Joerdhgardh Map of Week #51 Released"Mark Oliva" Mon Feb 27th, 2012
Our 51st Joerdhgardh (TM) Map of the Week comes from our forthcoming
publication "The Northwest."
This week we take a first look at the Dreadlands, one of the most repressive
lands in the world called the Joerdh. Before the Great Wars, this land was
the westernmost part of the AEsir Empire and the western half of the North
Duchy, ruled by Duke Thráinn, a dark draug black necromancer. Thráinn
avoided being called into battle by convincing the now fallen high draug
Martroedh that he needed the duke to stay behind as a rear guard.
In the wars, the eastern half of the duchy was reduced to ruin but the
western part, the New Homelands March, remained unscathed. Thus, the march
and the duchy are the identical geographical entity today. One calls it the
Duke Thráinn dwells in his Eagle's Nest Fortress in the lower Foggy
Mountains on the eastern border of the duchy and march. What is believed to
be the world's most terrible dungeon, the Depths of Darkness and
Hopelessness, is a part of his fortress complex. The duke has not left his
fortress since the wars' end. He communicates his wishes to the Marchioness
Dagrún, who runs the duchy and march on a day-to-day basis. Dagrún is a red
draug black necromancer who is magically enslaved to Thráinn's will. She
dwells in Underhill.
Dagrún forces her will and Thráinn's upon the population with her army of
draugs, humans and orcs and the evil draug magi who serve her. The
oppressed human population has little perspective for escxaping her claws
and Thráinn's. They are bordered by orc-infested mountains to the north and
east, the ocean to the south and the triple princedom of Karelenland to the
west. The latter, ruled by three light elven princes, is no evil land, but
the AEsir of the Dreadlands fear elves and are afraid to flee there.
You can get the map of the Dreadlands in two versions from the Joerdhgardh
1. The Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 map in FMP format, fully editable, from our
Joerdhgardh web page (7 MB).
2. As a JPG flat map of 1360 x 495 Pixels (520 KB).
Both versions are released for personal and commercial use under the Open
Game License Version 1.0a, which you can read on the Joerdhgardh web site.
The Joerdhgardh web site:
Next: The draug capital in the Dreadlands: Eagle Harbor.
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