Jörðgarð Map of the Week #357 - Snowdrift Fortress North Ruin

Map of the Week No. 357 is from the forthcoming Jörðgarð Trails adventure "A Tale of 2 Books." This week we remain in the Snowdrift Fortress ruin where the powerful red draug (undead) wizardess Kolbjörg once dwelled and still may do so. There are building ruins 8in the fortress. This week's focus is opon the northernmost building ruin, basically an empty skeleton of a building with a wooden floor that has three strange chimneys protruding from below. White, grey and green smoke or fumes pour from these chimneys. Between the chimneys at about the mid-point of the floor is a large kettle, about 5 feet/150 cm in diameter and 2 feet/60 cm high. It is filled with what appears to be large black balls, about the size of a golf ball. Atop the black balls is a glass jug with two cork stoppers that is filled with a bright red liquid.

Key to the Floor Plan

  1. Doorway that no longer has a door.

2.-4. The Three Chimneys.

  1. The Kettle with the Black Balls. This is an explosive trap.

The graphic above is reduced in size. You can get this floor plan in two versions:

  1. The Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 version in FMP format (3 MB) from the Jörðgarð website.

  2. As a JPG flat map of 1360 x 1360 Pixels (400 KB), available from the NBOS website at:


Both versions are released for personal and commercial use under the Open Game License Version 1.0a, which you can read on the Jörðgarð website at:


Next week: Snowdrift Fortress Garrison Ground Floor

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