[nbos] [FM8] Joerdhgardh Map of Week #100 Released
"Mark Oliva"
Sun Mar 17th, 2013
With the 100th Map of the Week we look inside the warehouse in West Fortress
that hides the Lost Passage. Its location in West Fortress (No. 21) can be
seen in Map of the Week No. 98.

West Fortress is a border outpost that is ruled on a day-to-day basis by
Burgomaster Slavehba and Commandant Jirzhina, two locally powerful ladies
who are as corrupt as Count Prokop, whom they serve. The count, who seldom
visits the town, is unaware of the small but lucrative side business run by
Slavehba, Jirzhina and Kvehtoslav, the manager of the Royal Trading Co.
station. It's known to but few in the fortress town. They call it the Lost
Passage.

It's a secret tunneled road that leads northward beneath the outer wall of
the fortress. For a fee, caravans and travelers can pass in or out of West
Fortress, heading from or into the ruins of the AEsir Empire to the north.
With the Lost Passage, the fortress provides a secret route to those that it
is supposed to prevent from passing back and forth betweeen Slovania and the
fallen lands.

The Lost Passage owes its business to King Jáchym in Newhouse. The king
started an ambitious project several years ago, one intended to close the
border with the fallen lands to the north. Jáchym's Wall is the official
name of the project, although many secretly call it Jáchym's Folly. The
king has begun building a double wooden palisade wall along the border with
deadly razorthorn bushes and choke vines planted between the two walls. The
Lost Passage simply runs beneath the wall.

>From the outside, the warehouse that hides the Lost Passage looks the same
as the two other Royal Trading Co. warehouses directly to the south of it
(both numbered 21 on the Map of the Week No. 98). The inside is a different
matter. Usually only small amounts of cargo are stashed in this warehouse,
items belonging to regular customers who use the passage and who plan to
transport these goods at another time.

The warehouse with the Lost Passage is dug out in the center and filled with
a brick walled road and a cobblestone road that descends steeply beneath the
northwestern wall. From there the road continues on underground to the old
logging camp in Southwood Forest north of West Fortress. The brick wall and
ceiling and the cobblestone road continue over the full length of the
passage.

You can get these floor plans in two versions from our Joerdhgardh web page
:

1. The Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 version in FMP format, fully editable, (7 MB).

2. As a JPG flat map of 1360 Pixels x 890 Pixels (550 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:

http://www.vintyri.org/joerdhgardh/joerdhgardh.htm

Next week: Storm Fortress

Mark Oliva
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