Tag Archives: Temple

[Map] The Temple of Tengu

The Temple of Tengu is a solitary temple high up in the mountains. Rumors say that the temple used to be dedicated for another god, but the servants of Tengu swindled the temple to themselves generations ago. Rarely anyone wanders to the temple to meet its peculiar and mischievous priests without a very good reason…

With this map I tried how a brush pen would work for the borders and tried to simulate the style of old Japanese and Chinese brush paintings. Well, I didn’t quite succeed in that, but still I find the thick edged quite nice. They have their own feel to them.


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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in May 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] The Flying Sanctuary

 

The Flying Sanctuary is an ancient temple floating high above the clouds.  The temple is built on a group of floating islands and it’s told to have the spirit of an immortal oracle bound into a golden animated statue. The old tales tell that the Golden Oracle can tell the future and look into any living creatures soul.

Some adventure hooks:

  • The monastery was abandoned ages ago and is now guarded by the construct monks serving the oracle.
  • The Flying Sanctuary was invaded by the storm pirates and the monks fled the monastery. They are trying to find someone to fight the storm pirates and save the Golden Oracle before it’s too late.
  • The Golden Oracle has foreseen a great evil approaching. It sends one of its clockwork pigeons to find the characters. When the characters arrive to the monastery it seems abandoned, but the Golden Oracle has laid out various traps, puzzles and adversaries to challenge and test the adventurers before they can meet the oracle.
  • The adventurer’s hear about this mysterious flying temple from an old airship sailor in a tavern. They are told that the temple still holds great treasure and the sailor is willing to guide the adventurers to the temple, if they get their share of the loot.

And as a note, of course this map can be set on a high mountain top instead of a floating island if it suits your setting better.

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in March 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] Hospital Monastery

 

This map is a location for the regional map of Walkia-Caisla  I released earlier.

The original idea was that is is an abandoned plague hospital, but it can be used as basically any sort of temple, monastery or church or what ever suits your adventures.

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in January 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] The Guardian Monastery

 

I saw Rogue One when it came to the movies. So far I’ve seen it twice, and I really liked the gritty feel in the movie. I especially liked how the planet of Jeddah looked. That inspired me to draw a forsaken or hidden monastery somewhere deep in the wilderness.

Maybe this monastery has already been raided by the forces of the tyrannical empire and they have left some droids to guard the site in case someone still wanders there. Or perhaps there are still some brave space knights hiding in the monastery (perhaps they have even started to lose their sanity for some reason?) and guarding the last pieces of the valued crystals and old archives that were not destroyed in the Great Purge.

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in December 2016.

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This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] The Icon of Deception

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What looks like a dull and ill kept old stone keep hides a beautiful garden and a giant statue made of gold inside its cold walls. But like its outer appearance, everything in this temple is not as it looks. 

Originally I drew this temple to try out two things: a sort of inner yard and  thick castle walls.

I don’t know why, but I find it somehow difficult to draw the thick walls like in medieval castles. It’s like I always leave too little room either for the rooms or the walls. I think I need to get some more practice on a graph paper.

Another thing was the inner yard. I find it interesting to have a large dungeon complex, for example, and then there would be a beautiful open garden all of a sudden. I think I’m going to do something like that soon-ish. This does not really convey that idea, but still works as a contrasting feature within this thick walled stone temple.


For different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in August 2016.

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This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.