[nbos] [FM8] Joerdhgardh Map of Week #86 Released"Mark Oliva" Sun Nov 25th, 2012
With the 86th 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
twin graves area of the subterranean Dwarven Highwy extension.
This area is another riddle that the Northern Circle has failed to solve to
date. Two decorated and well-crafted dwarven graves are in this curve in
the highway extension. In one grave, the figure of a dwarf clad only in a
loin cloth is chiseled. The sage seers of the circle believe that this
indicates that the burying clan considered this dwarf to be dishonorable.
The second grave shows the figure of an honorably clothed dwarf who points
the way eastward with the index finger of the left hand.
The inside of the lid of both gravestones is inscribed with the runic stave
Vindrdaudhi, which will release a pocket of deadly poisonous air, replacing
the air in the tunnel woth poisoned air that can stop a living being from
breathing. The poisoned air causes 1d6 points damage per round.
Magicians of the Northern Circle succeeded in neutralizing this magic,
temporarily keeping it from triggering when they looked inside the graves,
but they were unable to dispel it. It is active again. Inside each grave,
the circle found the skeleton of a dead male dwarf. There were no signs of
battle damage on the bones and no other clue to the cause of the dwarves'
deaths or why they were entombed here in the highway extension tunnel.
1. Highway extension. The tunnel is roughly 20 feet/6 m wide and 10 feet/3
2. Grave with a dwarf in a loin cloth.
3. Grave with a clothed dwarf.
You can get this scenario in two versions from our Joerdhgardh web site:
1. The Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 map in FMP format, fully editable (2.2 MB).
2. As a JPG flat map of 1360 Pixels x 850 Pixels (490 KB), with the
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 Pit and Broken Bridge
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