[Friday Map] Still Grotto

Dyson's Dodecahedron

Still Grotto Still Grotto

Today’s map was inspired by this out-of-copyright piece from “Autour de la Méditerranée … Illustrations par A. Chapon, etc” published in 1892.

Still Grotto (with grid and water) Still Grotto (with grid and water)

From the picture I imagined a pirate boat heading into the grotto in order to unload secret treasure, a prisoner, or perhaps to pick something up. It could also make an interesting place to maroon someone who isn’t a strong swimmer. Fresh water coming in from nearby falls into the ocean water on the north side of the grotto, and used to flow in through what has become the small cave complex on the east before cutting a new route.

Still Grotto (with grid) Still Grotto (with grid)

But where I think it will finally turn up in one of my games is the summer lair of a dragon trying to “escape the heat” figuratively and literally. A dragon that perhaps hatched here or used…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on May 8, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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