The Dreaming Spires

Languard’s Dreaming Spires—or sometime simply “the Spires”—is the greatest seat of learning in the Duchy and its only university. Sprawling over the Alina’s Isle, the Dreaming Spires stands in splendid isolation from the stink and clamour of the city. Only reachable by boat, it is here those desirous of learning come.

The Scythe

A Languard Location

Standing on a dingy side street, a stylised sign of an oversized scythe cutting through an ankle spurting a ridiculous amount of blood marks this semi-reputable establishment. Run by its one-legged owner Arvo Outila (N old male human expert 2) this inn has operated under its current name since he purchased it 15 years ago after a horrendous accident on his farm. It doesn’t offer food or accommodation. This is a place to drink (often heavily) and listen to music.

Troglodyte Battle!

I recently received this illustration from Justin D. Russell for a Raging Swan Press project. Sadly, the project has since slipped off the schedule (hopefully it will be back soon). In any event, I think Justin’s picture is pretty awesome!

By Justin D. Russell

What do you think?

If you like Justin’s work, you can see more at his online portfolio or support him on his Patreon!

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Ready-made maps for the busy GM or Publisher

Cartography and mapping are very much in my mind at that moment. I recently discovered an epic new mapping app for my iPad and created a map that wasn’t terrible. I’m hooked on mapping, but I’m also a busy GM. Luckily, there are many sources of ready-to-go maps on the internet.

By Maciej Zagorski (The Forge Studios)