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I made a map of Mordent, based on the original map from the black box, with the following info added

Heather House and Gryphon Hill from I10 (their locations based on their relation to each other and Arden Bay from the map in I10, I'm pretty sure the distances are a bit off, but if I'd tried to work from the I10 map scale they'd have been REALLY squashed up)

The tributary of the Arden from the Red Box (this was done by eye as it's impossible to get the red and black boxes' maps to match up

Westcote Manor and the Great Moor from Howls in the Night module. (again by eye based on the adventure map)

Idlethorpe from CotN:Created, the text specifies a crossroads, by intentionally avoiding Blackburns Crossing with the southern road I created a cross roads for the town to be located (based on it's location on the Mordent Cartographic Society's version)

Preston Hill from th CotN:Ghosts , gaz3 mentions a village in the Lightless forest but doesn't name it, I assumed it was Preston Hill

The rest is from Gaz3, some clearly identifiable locations were marked first and the rest based on interpretation of the text

I get that it's not as pretty as most maps you might see but I was aiming for the black box look(failed) and for it to be comprehensive.

I'm asking that if you spot any glaring errors, or think I have missplaced a location please tell me, or if you have any tips to make it look more black boxy that'd be cool


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Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:11 pm
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Post Re: CC2 map of Mordent
Same map, Heidelburg-Normal font. It's probably embarrassing how excited I was at being able to use to right font. Mostly it was cos I'm not hugely tech savvy, and it took me a while to work out


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Post Re: CC2 map of Mordent
Quite happy with this one, thus far it's just the info from gaz1 on top of the contour map of barovia and gundark from the black box, I haven't looked at other canon locations to add yet. It would be a great help to me if any pop into your head to let me know here


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and then this is the post gc version


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yeah, the Heidelburg font is not only more "Ravenloft" but also more readable. nice maps!

PS - it's Krezk, not Kresk, but no big deal.

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dammit! thou whoreson zed! lol thanks for pointing that out, easily fixed


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Post Re: CC2 map of Mordent
Map of Forlorn, based on the black box map, with info from the map in Castles Forlorn, and some info from gaz (haven't placed Castle Forfarmax yet maybe some other stuff)


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Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:31 pm
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Wow, massive typo alert! the amount of times I looked at that and didn't see the missing R in Forlorn, if you see any more give a shout :D


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Fo'lorn has a certain appeal to it though, Fo'sure! :)

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Post Re: CC2 map of Mordent
Is there any way for me to rename this thread? I think this would be as good a place as any to share my maps with the community, but worry that the thread title wouldn't describe that.

I could start a new thread called "thekristhomas's maps" or something if that's not possible


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thekristhomas wrote:
Is there any way for me to rename this thread? I think this would be as good a place as any to share my maps with the community, but worry that the thread title wouldn't describe that.

I could start a new thread called "thekristhomas's maps" or something if that's not possible
yes, edit the first post and change the subject to what you want...

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Post Re: the kristhomas's map collection
Missing locations for Forlorn
Desperation Road (Gaz I web enhancement)
Forfarmax (the hamlet, actually across the border in Hazlan, but relevant enough should probably be on the map)
Gorge of Passing Sorrow (Gaz 1, p. 65)
Kilovan River
Tower of Disgrace (Gaz 1, p.65)

Locations in Barovia
Keep of Forgetting
Mirror River (Genspejlle)
Monastery of Silver Threads

Locations in Mordent
Dairon's Tower (champions of darkness p104)


Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:55 pm
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Post Re: the kristhomas's map collection
The Lesser Evil wrote:
Missing locations for Forlorn
Desperation Road (Gaz I web enhancement)
Forfarmax (the hamlet, actually across the border in Hazlan, but relevant enough should probably be on the map)
Gorge of Passing Sorrow (Gaz 1, p. 65)
Kilovan River
Tower of Disgrace (Gaz 1, p.65)

Locations in Barovia
Keep of Forgetting
Mirror River (Genspejlle)
Monastery of Silver Threads

Locations in Mordent
Dairon's Tower (champions of darkness p104)



Excellent! Thank you that's exactly the kind of thing I was asking for


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Re: the Monastery of Silver Threads

My understanding is that the aforementioned is positioned on the slopes of Mt Baratak, now there is already a monastery on the slopes of Baratak, but it is over the border in Markovia. I'm not the first to suggest that these are the same monasteries, but this Markovian monastery is detailed in the module "Neither Man Nor Beast", and it is unlikely that the Order of Guardians that currently inhabit it would be unaware of the vampiric remains of Leo Dilisnya entombed below them. Therefore, canonically at least the Markovian monastery is not the Monastery of Silver Threads.

I'm unlikely to be using that adventure as written, so IMC the Markovian monastery will be the Monastery of the Silver Threads, mostly from a design perspective, my PCs find out about the entombment of Leo Dilisnya as part of the final events of the GC, so it's useful to have Markovia removed (monastery included) requiring a more strenuous quest to find it. But that's just IMC.

So, canonically, if it must be in Barovia, and it must be on Baratak, do we suppose that these two monasteries formed part of a larger complex? just idle speculation really


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Post Re: the kristhomas's map collection
The Lesser Evil wrote:
Missing locations for Forlorn
Desperation Road (Gaz I web enhancement)



The Lesser Evil wrote:
Locations in Mordent
Dairon's Tower (champions of darkness p104)


Desperation Road: I don't have this web enhancement (I didn't really know about them, are they considered canon?) so any information that could be provided on that would be great

Dairon's Tower: I checked in Champions of Darkness, it says the tower is located on the border between Mordent and Borca, problem being Mordent and Borca don't have a border. The text says the adventure takes place in Mordent, Richemulot and Borca, but Richemulot is not mentioned after this. So I would assume that it meant to say that the tower lies on the Richemulot/Borca border. However the text does go on to mention a Mordentish fishing village named Ghent, which I imagine to be in the southern half of the domain.

If you disagree with my reading of this or have more info please let me know, I want these maps to be as useful as possible :)


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