Too far from the Hill Islands to be protected by their navy, and too close to be not seen as good plunder by those jealous of the wealth and stability of the Hill Islands, Stariphos Bay has to maintain strong defensive structures as well as a small fleet of ships to interdict maritime raiders.
In a break from my standard style for mapping cities, I didn’t fill in either the fortifications nor the housing in black. I also didn’t put the tree fill in the forests nor the water fill in the water. I wanted to see what the raw map would look like and was curious about the lack of contrast from not filling the major walls and fortresses.
Maybe I’ll get around to filling them in digitally at some point soonish. No promises though.