Jörðgarð Map of the Week #435 - North Kingdom Camps

Map of the Week No. 435 is from the forthcoming Jörðgarð Trails adventure "A Tale of 2 Books." The map shows the layout of the standard campsites in the isolated and unsettled areas of the vampire-ruled North Kingdom between Kingsgate and Vladimir's Throne. These campsites were made to provide defensible camping places for military patrols and trade caravans, and all are almost identical. For the reason, this section applies to all four sites. The road through the campsites is raised. It's about 18 inches/45 cm higher than the surrounding terrain. The Æsir built this road when the area still was a part of the fallen Æsir Empire. The Æsir laid a thick gravel bed on the path of the road so that it could handle heavy timber wagons, regardless of the weather. The clearings where the camps are and the artificial hills also were made by the Æsir. The North Kingdomi restored the abandoned roads. The Æsir also made the somewhat circular hills by bringing large numbers of fieldstones to the clearing and mixing them with soil while mounding them. The mounds are about 40 feet/12 meters above the surrounding terrain, giving defending campers something of an advantage over possible attacks from below. Atop the mounds are primitive wooden watch towers, each 20 feet/6 meters high, a fire ring and a few cords of firewood.

The graphoic above is reduced in size. You can get the full-sized map in two versions:

  1. The Fractal Mapper (TM) 8 version in FMP format (1.9 MB) from the Jörðgarð website.

  2. As a JPG flat map of 1360 x 1020 Pixels (490 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: Village of Woodcut

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