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Flotsam Map

Flotsam Flotsam

Map of Flotsam and adjacent dockside

I had a few goes at this but ended up colouring nearly all of it by hand using my trusty Caran D'Ache pencils.

Here's the key:

1. The Fat Grouper, tavern
2. Temple to the Sapta Sindhu
3. Shrine to Anwyn
4. Fishermen's market
5. Bait & tackle shop
6. Netmaker's shop
7. Baskerweaver's shop
8. Mendel Stormrite, halfling carpenter & shipwright
9. Ropemaker's shop
10. Jarwyn, old dwarf carpenter & shipwright
11. The Water Boys, orphan gang
12. Jagadamba, Sahsaran wise woman and fortune teller
13. Home of Mangesh, dockworker
14. The Black Dolphin's Wake, tavern
15. Bilal's Blades, arms & armour shop
16. Harold's Hole, adventuring equipment & other gear


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 12th, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
One thing that occurs to me is that the boat-town isn't very sheltered; it projects straight out into the main stream of the river and the vessels will therefore tend to be dragged by the current, making it difficult to maintain a stable configuration. They'll also be very vulnerable to storms, not to mention badly steered traffic... You might want to think about putting in a small horn of land at one end, or creating an inlet, to turn the old dockside into a little bay that's more sheltered from such threats.

In the real-world Byzantium/Constantinopole/Istanbul, for example, there's a substantial side inlet (the famous "Golden Horn") off the Bosporus, which serves as the city's main anchorage.

Mar. 12th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this; I knew you'd have some useful feedback. I'll add a little spit of land on and redraw the map.
Mar. 13th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Of course, the downside of the sheltered location might be that the main stream sweeping past the promontory creates an eddy current in the bay, dragging in and trapping any rubbish that floats across the mouth of the bay...
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Mar. 13th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
Either would work, I think. It certainly suits the name of the boat-town if it's adjacent to a mound of junk.
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