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Release-The-Kraken

Every month that Patreon funding remains over the $400 mark I sift through my back catalog and bring up a selection of maps that my patrons then vote on as to which will be released under the free commercial-use license. This month the second choice was Dreifer’s Fortress from the summer of 2014.

Dreifer's Fortress

Dreifer’s Fortress

Normally my maps come with a story, but this one didn’t. So, let’s fix that!

The coastal stronghold of Dreifer’s Fortress looks out over what becomes the Persimmon Sea to the north and the Dragon Sea to the south. Once a military installation, it is now a small independent community that survives off the voluntary tithes of the local farmers and estates as well as the doubled tithes of those living within the walls.

In recent years people have been tense – only three years ago a dragon destroyed the Burren Estate in the nearby hills, killing most of the Burren family and their retainers and servants who were in attendance at the time. Far more frighteningly, the dragon then established the old estate grounds and the hills north of it as its home. Farmers rapidly moved herds and flocks to other areas and everyone watches the sky waiting for the massive beast to strike again.

The current lord of the Fortress, Blaylock Clem Kadwell, tries to keep things calm and keep bold and stupid “adventurers” from heading to the Burren Estate where for fear that they might rile up the beast. But that all changed a week ago when a young lad strapped on his father’s sword and an old shield from one of the watchmen and headed to the estate to make a name for himself by slaying the dragon… only to find his plans dashed and his lifespan significantly increased because the dragon seems to have died of natural causes in the last year or so.

So now Dreifer’s Fortress finds itself to be a small boom-town. The feeling of relief is palpable as people feel like the skies are no longer their enemy. And several groups of adventurers have arrived in town to gear up to explore the old Burren Estate and the many old tombs that the family kept up in the mountains in the search for the dragon’s hoard as well as the Burren riches.

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This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” initiative thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 awesome patrons have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make this map free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $400 mark, we choose a map from the blog’s extensive back catalog to retroactively release under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

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under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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