[Tuesday Map] Cliffstable on Kerstal

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Town names are not easy to make up and avoid having them be silly, or just too “medieval fantasy” feeling (Javelin Hill, Hawskford, Granite Pass). So welcome to Cliffstable on Kerstal – a small city that has gradually grown up where the Brown Goblin River meets the Kerstal.

The original name of the settlement goes back to when a single horse breeder maintained a stable on the raised cliff area in the south-eastern shore. Travellers and traders would come by the Cliff Stables to acquire excellent and affordable horses. While there is still a small horse trade in the region, the city is more of an agricultural and trading community in the current era.

Cliffstable on Kerstal

Cliffstable on Kerstal

There are two open-air markets in the city – Hillside Market in the north within the walls of the city proper (which often has a very festival-type atmosphere and sells all sorts of handcrafts, foods and treats) and Citadel Market on the cliff itself which deals more in livestock, grains, and larger trade goods.

Today’s map was the result of waiting for two different medical appointments in one day. It was drawn in one of my little (4″ x 6″) dollar store mapping books using a Sakura Micron 005 pen. It’s very very small.

Here are a few shots of the progress – this one was taken just after my first appointment:

Cliffstable in Progress

Cliffstable in Progress

And here’s a photo of the finished project after my second appointment (apple provided for scale, and to hopefully prevent me from needing to see my doctor as often…)

Cliffstable In Progress 2

Cliffstable In Progress 2

Cliffstable is provided here for your (non-commercial) use thanks to the awesome people supporting the Dodecahedron through my Patreon Campaign. Thanks to them, these maps can continue to be released for free every week.

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