Floating Isle of the Storm Giants

In my previous post I had talked about writing a complete adventure module, well, the good news is I’ve made excellent progress. Here is a rough map of the storm giants lair carved inside of a mountain, on top of a floating isle, in the midst of a storm. I have more details of the adventure and surrounding areas however I’m still putting some finishing touches on them. Consider this just a small teaser of more to come.

Just their lair.

Map Fu

Inspired by Chris Perkins article about Map Fu I wanted to share a bit of map drawing skill. Here is a rope bridge spanning two cliffs with a large dead tree residing at the edge of one side.

The main tip I have here is patience. Seriously this took a little time, but its nice yes? A tip for the wood is to use a light shading on the edges at certain points to give depth. Also, be sure to include knots and grain. Any how the pictures speak for themselves for what to do.

Blood Vessels

Here is a picture of an artey in your brain that I have transformed now into a random dungeon tunnels map, complete with points of interest.

1. Blind barbarian-esque cave men who protect the inner inhabited regions. They sacrifice all they have in service of what they believe are sacred beings.

2. Another band of Blind Barbarian like men where one or more of them have been dominated by a Parasquite.

3.A large ditch with many flesh and gold offerings, a bored out worm whole stretches deep into the ceiling into the upper chamber containing The Conquer Worm. The great worm populates the Circle of Willis with the Parasquites. It comes down this slick oozy hole to feed on the offerings with its 8 circular mouths all devouring at once.

4.Point in the circle of willis which contains cracks and holes in the ceiling where the surrounding muck and pupae/larvae ooze from.

5.Circle of willis: The central ring is a damp nest of knee-deep pus. The puss contains thousands of small larvae that can burrow threw your skin (causing great pain) and then hatch inside of you as adult ‘Parasquites’. It then become a cerebral cortex parasite causing living nightmares until you are killed and become nutrient feast for young larvae squirming in the sludge.