[nbos] [FM8] Joerdhgardh Map of WEeek #84 Released"Mark Oliva" Sun Nov 11th, 2012
With the 84th Map of the Week we continue in the borderlands town of
Ódhinn's House in the Kingdom of Slovania. This week we take a look at the
Dwarven Highway diggings.
Key to the Dwarven Highway diggings (Highway Location No. 3)
As discussed last week, something has been going on here, something that has
even the Northern Circle puzzled. In the ceiling of the highway extension,
at about the point where one sees the No. 1 on the scenario plan, is the
runic stave Eldrdaudhigloetun, just as at locations 2, 7 and 9. It will
unleash six balls of fire upon any intruders who pass without password
protection. The stave reactivates 10 minutes after being triggered.
However, at three points here, somethiung has burrowed into the highway. It
is almost certain that it was immune to the fire trap of the runic stave or
that it did not set it off at all. Nothing in the area has been charred
from a fire blast, and there are no burnt corpses in the area. Furthermore,
whatever burrowed into the highway went back whence it came and filled the
tunnel it made with loose rock. Members of the Northern Circle dug out the
rock fill to a depth of several feet/meters, but finally gave up after
finding nothing. What lurks deeper inside the rock is uncertain.
1. Highway extension. The tunnel is roughly 20 feet/6 m wide and 10 feet/3
m high. This also is the point in the ceiling where the runic stave was
2. Tailings. These were left behind by members of the Northern Circle
after they attempted to dig the mysterious passages open again.
3. Cleared passages. These are the parts of the passages that were cleared
by the Northern Circle.
4. Closed passages. These are the areas that were filled again by the
mysterious burrowers. How deep they lead into the bedrock is unknown
You can get the scenario in two versions from the Joerdhgardh website:
1. The Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 map in FMP format, fully editable (9.1 MB).
2. As a JPG flat map of 1360 Pixels x 850 Pixels (450 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 website at:
Next week: Ódhinn's Fortress - The Dwarven Highway's Flooded Area
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