K, this one's one I did for a home game that ended up not happening. I was going to run a pirate mini-game that involved taking some voyages to the broken continent of Azlant. Here's the old Tumblr description; I'll copypasta the relevant bits into each of the art pieces.
More stuff for my pirate game: a large-ish island that was formerly part of the southeastern coast of Azlant. Since this adventure’s super-sandboxy, I don’t know when the group will go here or what they’ll be looking for (90% chance it’ll be ancient Azlanti magical trinkets), so all I’ve got is maps and brainstorm ideas on what to put in it.
The Island itself, referred to when it’s referred to at all as the Shattered Isle, is mostly overgrown with foliage due to the rich volcanic soil, but bits of ruins still poke out here and there. The dominant sentient species are mobile, humanoid-shaped tree-people some passing sailor dubbed woodmen. They tend to the forests and plains, and grow crops and tend to a vineyard of surprising quality. They’re individually no threat, so I’ll prolly just use some crap CR critter with plant attributes stapled on for ‘em if folks start chopping down wood-people.
In the center of Lake Eluvystra lies the City of the Titan, once part of greater Khalymbrot but now just a chunk of rock and ruins with a large temple on it. A titan dwells there, hence the super-original name. A devout worshiper of Desna, the titan (using 5E empyrean stats) has been bound to the area since well before Azlant became a big deal, and when the Azlanti decided to bild a city here, they made a kind of bargain with the godlike being. The fall of Azlant and basically total isolation made her super-lonely, so she found as many books as she could, hoarded in her temple-home, and was able some time ago to make the woodmen (she has never bothered to name them, as that’s what gods do, and she’s just a kinda-god, so it wouldn’t be appropriate for her station). She’ll gladly entertain visitors, and will do almost anything for stories and (preferably) books.
The rest of the island is still pretty loosely defined. Steaming Mount is the volcano that effed up the island 10,000 years ago, but now it’s really no more than a hot spring. Probably. Sunset Bay is a bay with pretty sunsets. The Tangle holds the hostile monsters of thev island, probably plant and/or spiders and/or evil outsiders and/or undead. The ttan could hypothetically wipe all of those out, but 30 feet of powerful outsider is hard to miss, and the monsters all scatter whenever she comes by, so she never gets much of a chance than to pick off stragglers. The woodmen are terrible fighters, so they’re no help there too. Enter adventurers to fix that problem, and a way to be owed a favor by a powerful outsider. Howling Tower is some focal point of bad monster stuff.
There’s more in my head-notes, but it’s really not that important.
Side-note on scale: the fancy maps are done so that the master files fills an 8.5" x 11" page, so the scales really only work in that format. I suppose I coulda done a regular on-map scale, but I’ll be printing 'em for in-game use, and just using a ruler to gauge distance suits me fine.
Anyhoo, use the maps if you’d like, don’t need any credit, but it’s appreciated.