[nbos] [FM8] Joerdhgardh Map of Week #188 Released
"Mark Oliva"
Sun Jan 25th, 2015
With the 188th Map of the Week, we take a look at the abandoned pumice mines
near the village of Goldfields in the northern Border March of Slovania.

Description of the Map Locations

Location No. 1: At this point, the tall grass and low brush end, ending in
a landscape dominated by foamy grey-brown and dirty yellow rock. Both are
forms of pumice. It is said that the Austamaera AEsir used pozzolan type
pumice to produce an early form of concrete. That invention gave birth to
the AEsir town of Vikur (Pumice), which stood on the site of today's
Goldfields. The Austamaera pumice mines and the artisans of Vikur produced
the concrete blocks of which many structures in the southern AEsir Empire
were built. In Goldfields, the two gate towers and the scattered remnants
of the old wall are of concrete brick made by the stonemasons of Vikur.
Unfortunately, the Slovanians lack the technical knowledge and skill of the
AEsir. They do not known how to make concrete or anything else of pumice.
As a result, the mines are abandoned and ignored.

Locations Numbered 2: Depressions of some sort in which rain water

Locations Numbered 3: Openings to subterranean shafts or tunnels.

Locations Numbered 4: Clusters of large rocks.

Locations Numbered 5: Lime pits.

You can get this map in two versions from the Joerdhgardh website:

1. The Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 version in FMP format, fully editable (30 MB).

2. As a JPG flat map of 1360 Pixels x 1270 Pixels (740 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: The Halfling Hideout

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