Category Archives: World Building

The Vale

With my weekly play reports coming out of the Haven setting, where the players are headquartered in the Vale, it seems like it’s about time I explained what the Vale is. The Vale was settled (at least most recently) by … Continue reading

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Vale Observation Outpost

The Dragon Empire became aware of the presence of the settlers in the Vale. They had been warned by their ancestors of the arrogance and power of the elves, and there were elves among these new settlers. Though their mission … Continue reading

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Velder’s Cave

“Up, down, left, left, down, right… or was there an up in there?” “Don’t tell me you’re lost. What’s the point of this anyway. You said there was a treasure in here. Can’t be much of one; I can barely … Continue reading

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Margon’s Palace

Margon’s mighty palace was also built in preparation for his coronation. When he died in battle against Vardor, his son, Mardain, who was with him on the campaign sent a number of his personal guard back to Taurkiev to slaughter … Continue reading

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Taurkiev: Vale of the Faithful

Once the capital of Margon’s kingdom, Taurkiev is now largely in ruins, including the wall and Margon’s Palace. The only area maintained is the space surrounding the temple to Margon, where the werewolf priests of Margon live and perform their … Continue reading

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Temple of Craith

  “Welcome! The people tell me you’re willing to help with our beast problem. You will stay in my home and have anything you need from me at your disposal.” The Uknyer family rose to prominence when they amassed the resources to build a coastal fortress on the Glass Sea to protect the local peoples […]

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Durlag’s Tower Level 2-CPNR

Before you watch the video below, you should take a look at the Extra Credits series introducing the CPNR method of dungeon design by applying it to level 1 of the tower. I don’t do anything to explain the purpose … Continue reading

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Madman’s Vale

  “Welcome! The people tell me you’re willing to help with our beast problem. You will stay in my home and have anything you need from me at your disposal.” The Uknyer family rose to prominence when they amassed the resources to build a coastal fortress on the Glass Sea to protect the local peoples […]

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Castle Uknyer

“Welcome! The people tell me you’re willing to help with our beast problem. You will stay in my home and have anything you need from me at your disposal.” The Uknyer family rose to prominence when they amassed the resources … Continue reading

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Stormguard Summer Home

Darvil had rejoiced when his boot stepped on earth that didn’t sink beneath it. Though with each step his boots were finally growing drier, his relief was also shrinking. He had been shipwrecked and then noticed by the local orcs, … Continue reading

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