From the fertile imagination and excellent pen of Milo Barasorda! In the world of Western Knights, brought to us Players by the Gamesmastery of Charles Hoge, the Kau-Akai are a tribe of aboriginals to New Albion. At some point they ran into logger heads with the invading forces of The Empire. They fought a decisive battle during which their Chief used a mystical scythe to slay one of the Magnificent XII. This bodes at least somewhat well for our rebels, as at least they now know that the Pretty Magnificent XI are not completely invulnerable. All we need to do is rustle up some of them there mystical weapons! Hah!
*** SPOILER ALERT *** If you happen to be a Player in the Elthos World, you probably want to avert your eyes quickly from this post, least you ruin the awesome experience of playing this scenario for yourself. It will be fun. Avert your eyes.
After being thoroughly inspired by the amazing map work of Dyson Logos, I thought I would try my hand at a map which I named Slorg-Vrol Island. I tried to keep the map itself somewhat generic to the fantasy genre in filling in some of the details so that other GMs could potentially plug this into their own Campaigns and fill in the details as they see fit. I have written up my own Campaign based on this map, and it's fun and exciting enough that I intend to play it sometime. Mainly though, this was an exercise in map making.
As for the map, I did the rough outline in Microsoft Paint (latest version) using the Calligraphy Pen Brush, and added shading and the text by bringing it into Picasa and using the tools for that there.
Our party of three were shanghaied from Britain and sent to New Albion where we were to be slaves of the Empire. We were of course looking for any means to escape. During a battle with a local tribe of Kawaki Indians (the leader of which took out one of the Magnificent XII with a single blow of his mystical scythe), we managed to get rescued by The Resistance. We decided to stick around and help out. After all, The Empire is about as brutal as they get, and we figure it's high time they lost a few pegs.
This is a picture of my character Flint Westwood. It was drawn by the ever-so-talented Milo Barasorda.