Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Micro Map of the Week - 3-31-15

For the #micromapoftheweek multiple themes of #construction #thedepths and #food :

The Deep Cut River lives up to its name and carves a narrow, sharp canyon through the outskirts of the wastes. Explorers to its far reaches, before the long run through the moors to the seas, found a lone tree growing within the confines of the river, below the view of the lands above. That tree, tapping an ancient spur of magicks, grew fruit with many wondrous uses.

The rich and powerful, with access to flight or teleportation spells, could easily visit the tree. But fortunately for all, it would grant only one fruit per person per visit. Adventurers crafted, fixed, re-crafted and re-re-crafted a number of rope and wood bridges forming a path between stone outcroppings down to the tree. Despite their efforts, reaching the fruit was hazardous, the whipping winds and fast currents of the Deep Cut claiming many a pilgrim.

Years ago, a lone Dwarf priest-mason arrived at the site and made it his personal quest to grant all equal access. Over the years he has slowly sung stone into graceful arches forming staircases, with walls,  and flat patios, for landings. Many are grateful and supply the man with food and supplies so he might complete his good works.