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Bloodforge Maw by Neyjour Bloodforge Maw by Neyjour

Bloodforge Maw © Christina Roberts (Neyjour) 2013

A special type of ore is being mined, brought to the Bloodforge Maw (at the heart of the mountain), and fed into the fiery pit. But why?

A few thoughts I had:
1) The ore fuels a magical barrier/shield that protects the mountain, and possibly the surrounding land as well. It's the only thing keeping the people within safe from a malevolent force that threatens to overrun them.
2) An ancient, colossal fire dragon protects the people of this land, but his lair inside the mountain must be continually heated. If it cools too much, he slips back into hibernation and the people lose their protection.
3) The mountain is located in a frozen wasteland, and the pit (connected to a vast warren of vents and tunnels) is the main heat and power source for the inhabitants of this subterranean city.

If you'd like to play on these, the zip download contains the full-rez versions (2060x2560), with and without grid.
Grid squares = 100x100 pix

Set the Atmosphere:
1) [link]
2) [link]
3) [link]
(play all 3 together)

:bulletred: Free to use for personal non-commercial purposes only.
:bulletred: Redistribution is NOT permitted. Please direct others to my deviantART gallery if they would like to download it.
:bulletred: My maps are NOT stock. Do not alter, manipulate, chop up, extract pieces, etc., and redistribute as your own work.
(If I find more instances of this happening, my maps will no longer be made available for free use.)

SoilSand texture by Jacobo Cortés Ferreira - CGTextures
PaperDecorative texture by Antje Hilgenfeld - CGTextures
Grungemaps texture by CGTextures - CGTextures
Water Over Coral Reef texture - Mayang
Gold Vein Rocks by supercaptain - Dundjinni forum
Gray Cliffs by Bludragn - Dundjinni forum
Scorched Ground - Dundjinni forum
Rails Old by Cecil - Dundjinni forum
Spike Pit by Cisticola - Dundjinni forum
Mine Cart by Alynnalizza - Dundjinni forum
Flaming Pot by Kier - Dundjinni forum
Fire - Dundjinni forum
Boulders by Ed S. - Dundjinni forum
Yard Tools - DAZ Productions
Ruins of Alecto (rubble) by Redhouse Studios - DAZ Productions

~Poser 7
~Paint Shop Pro 8
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jsb25 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
My D & D group used this a few weeks ago. One of the players (who is also a DM) wanted to use it for his group so I sent him a link.

Everyone agreed that it was an absolutely exquisite map and some didn't believe that I got it somewhere else other than Dungeon Magazine. It's truly breath-taking!

Thank you ever so much for posting this. It was the highlight (and finale) to an Underdark adventure.



One of the characters almost fell into the lava pit.
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Neyjour Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AsgardNorth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, and it's always great seeing something I did in a map. (aka... Alynnalizza from Dundjinni).
Neyjour Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I have a number of your wonderful freebies in my collection. They're much appreciated! :D
AsgardNorth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Glad to see someone using them!!

I need to get back into map making (And token making).
Bogie-DJ Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Great map!!
Neyjour Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
Felewin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, what a treat. This is rich with artistic talent :P
Neyjour Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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