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Boldhome map from endpaper of the hardback

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Very well done map, nice perspective. Getting a sense of the differences in elevation is not that easy, but I know from experience how much a bitch it is to show up when drawing that elevation effect perfectly accurate.

I guess all those many flat roofs are mostly the dwarf-built pockets, or imitations thereof (or individuals getting dwarf masons to work for them?). Those are a lot less in the rock walls than I would have expected - not quite the interior of the Cappadocian cave cities, but more rock facades like Petra.

The Earth temple (one of the places I would have expected to have a flat roof) comes with a very sensible slanted roof, apparently shingled.

The Queen's Palace reminds me of the City of Wonders architecture - must be the serpent winding around that phallic tower. (I don't think that Rapunzel is an Ernaldan myth, or is it? Would the Ernaldan version rather lower the serpent to let in the suitor, or would the suitor have to fly or levitate in?)

Very nice duck "nest" town in the pond. Fits in with my description of the durulz refugee town opposite of (my version of) Karse. 

Is the Orlanth Adventurous temple the one that caused the feud between Saronil and the mostali?

 

How come that the tribal lands are near the branching off of the western arm while the tribal manors are in the north arm?

 

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On 10/3/2018 at 8:50 PM, Dragonsnail said:

Troll Corner on the map, is that a village with troll population? Looks quite big, considering there are probably underground caves too.

The Rough Guide said:

"Troll Corner

As far from humans as possible, tucked into a place no one else wants where the trolls of Boldhome congregate. They are officially allowed to be there, but naturally distrust it. Their area looks more like a squatter camp than a place where intelligent beings live. It is guarded, patrolled and booby trapped by the residents for their own safety."

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10 hours ago, Byll said:

The Rough Guide said:

"Troll Corner

As far from humans as possible, tucked into a place no one else wants where the trolls of Boldhome congregate. They are officially allowed to be there, but naturally distrust it. Their area looks more like a squatter camp than a place where intelligent beings live. It is guarded, patrolled and booby trapped by the residents for their own safety."

Thank you for the info.

For all times I've played in Glorantha, Boldhome has not really been a focus, so I know very little about it. Perhaps time to change that.
 

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The Boldhome map from the back pages of the printed RuneQuest - Roleplaying in Glorantha rulebook is now available from Redbubble:
https://www.redbubble.com/de/people/chaosium/works/36368265-stadt-von-boldhome-map-von-olivier-sanfilippo?c=586570-glorantha-cartography

By the way: I have some questions about this map.

  1. I'm not able to locate blue 19 - Spider Temple.
    On the other hand there is an empty blue marker above red 9 - Lunar Tower. Is this the missing marker for blue 19, i.e. is the Spider Temple located above the Lunar Tower?
  2. Red 5 is named the Queen's Palace and red 6 is the City Tower, but on the map red 5 is obviously a tower and red 6 is not. So should the markers be switched?
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29 minutes ago, 7Tigers said:

blue 19 - Spider Temple is above 37 - Troll Corner (very top, left)

Ah, indeed. I've missed that, because it is not visible in the printed version at the back of RuneQuest - Roleplaying in Glorantha, which I used as my reference. But it is clearly visible in the version at the Cartographer's Guild as well as it seems to be in the version available from Redbubble.

So the empty blue marker above red 9 - Lunar Tower seems to be a misprint ...

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On 1/26/2019 at 9:31 PM, Oracle said:

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  1. Red 5 is named the Queen's Palace and red 6 is the City Tower, but on the map red 5 is obviously a tower and red 6 is not. So should the markers be switched?

Ok, what about this point?

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17 minutes ago, GianniVacca said:

What about a larger scale?

G.

See here maybe:

On 1/26/2019 at 9:31 PM, Oracle said:

The Boldhome map from the back pages of the printed RuneQuest - Roleplaying in Glorantha rulebook is now available from Redbubble:
https://www.redbubble.com/de/people/chaosium/works/36368265-stadt-von-boldhome-map-von-olivier-sanfilippo?c=586570-glorantha-cartography

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The type of rock around Boldhome is quite different from what I imagined in my mind. Much less alpine, and more like.... I don't know... Meteora in Greece, maybe?

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Quivin as a son of Veskarthan should be a volcano god, which cries out either basalt or obsidian to me as the dominant rock of the Quivins. Definitely not chalk or sandstone.

The lesser mountains around him may have other origins and less magmatic rock, but I wouldn't expect chalk or sandstone for them, either.

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