Friday, August 13, 2010

Dyerevshpil

I'm swamped with writing tasks at the moment, so here's another old map from the pile. This one is a medieval Russian fantasy map of the environs of Dyerevshpil (which should translate to "Woodspire"), a covenant of magi located deep within the heart of Kievan Rus'.


We gamed with this map back in 1993. An acquaintance who was studying Russian at the time provided me with all the translations for the place names. I've since lost the original list of place names and associated translations. It matters not, as you don't need to be able to read Russian to understand the threat of this map. There are undoubtedly trolls, dragons, hostile villagers, monks, and witches depicted thereupon. (And for the record, I didn't once think of Baba Yaga while working on this particular map.)

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