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Last month I upgraded my video rig for recording when I draw a map, and now I’m learning a few basics of how to edit one of those videos. So let’s start off August with this video of me drawing a small dungeon & cavern map.

Liar’s Cave was once an elven outpost cut into the stone of the natural cave by a variety of magics. The elves that built it and lived there were outcasts among their kin, and survived with just the bare necessities of a few dozen lacquered human peasants as furniture, a library of a few thousand esoteric tomes, and less than a decade’s supply of finely-prepared intoxicants. Needless to say, they were desperate.

Liar's Cave

Liar’s Cave

The stench of elven desperation was enough to attract other predators hunting for their arcana – the elves only ended up living here for less than a decade before the complex was completely wiped clean by something. It has been used a few times since by one group or another. For many years the lowest section of the structure was flooded with cold water dividing the structures into two distinct mini-fortresses. It isn’t known who finally drained the water, but now a series of small drains keep this area from flooding (but it remains very wet and the floor is slippery to the point of danger).

Somewhere along the way the cave picked up the sobriquet of Liar’s Cave – and most people know of it that it is up in the hills in the bush about six hours walk to the northeast. But few know anything of the history and most don’t even know about the structures within.

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