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Thief's map of Salt Hall by dasomerville
Thief's map of Salt Hall
In my campaign, this was a hand-drawn map made years ago by a thief who thought he was courageous enough to explore the ruins below Fallcrest. He made notes of the layouts of a few rooms before the ominous creakings and groanings of creatures on the dark (kruthiks and sodden zombies, in my campaign) forced him to think better of his plan.

Theoretically, the map shows the easiest way to get through Salt Hall to the old Augurspire Dungeon. Theoretically.

Quakes and unstable ground caused by heavy rains have caused portions of the dungeon to shift and collapse since the map was made, as a close examination of the actual terrain will show.

Looks like your party will have to go around the long way...
Frozen Pump Room puzzle - HOW TO SOLVE by dasomerville
Frozen Pump Room puzzle - HOW TO SOLVE
This shows how the Frozen Pump Room door puzzle works. (You'll have to click the 'download' link to see it at full size)

You can find the original illustration of this puzzle here.

...the image assets to construct the puzzle model here...

...and lastly, the tutorial for the construction of the model here.
Frozen Pump Room puzzle creation tutorial by dasomerville
Frozen Pump Room puzzle creation tutorial
This describes how to make a functioning foam-core model of the door in my Frozen Pump Room area.

The original illustration of this door is here.

...the way the puzzle works is shown here...

...and the image assets to construct the puzzle model are right here!
frozen Pump room puzzle assets by dasomerville
frozen Pump room puzzle assets
The is the image that combines all the image files you'll need if you want to re-create the puzzle I made for my players.

If you want to see the original illustration, it's right here.

...the way the puzzle works is shownhere...

...and lastly, the tutorial for the construction of the model is riiiight here!
Hello again, everyone. The past few months have been much busier than I was expecting them to be. I got out of the hospital and instantly had to jump both into the busiest season of my day job (we're a holiday greeting card company, so we were doing 12-hour days, 6 days a week and sometimes longer) and finishing up a freelance map project at the same time, for a Call of Cthulhu themed game. I was also taking chemotherapy medication and doing radiation treatments every day of the week. Now that we've passed Christmas and New Years, the freelance projects are done, the holiday rush at work is done, and the medication and radiation are largely done, too. I just got a clean MRI back, and everyone in the Radiation/Oncology department is pretty much saying Mission Accomplished. Merry Christmas and a happy new year! I'm exhausted.

Oh, and my computer blue-screen-of-death'd about 20 minutes after I turned that freelance map project in. Not just dead. Like, dead dead. Fortunately my files are backed up on a friend's computer. I've got a (ridiculously sweet) new computer on the way to me, but they're taking a while to build it.

So now I've got about a few weeks of free time, and no computer to work on. I've been spending the time (gasp) drawing on paper. It turns out I've gotten pretty bad at that in the last year, in which I've drawn almost nothing that didn't happen from start to finish on the computer. I guess this is probably good for me.

Oh hey, check this out, too:


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Daniel Somerville
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
29 years old, part-time customer support at a call center and part time "all of this other stuff". No art school experience, just personal practice and the occasional local life drawing class. Graduated from Arizona State University in 2007 with a degree in Architecture and promptly decided to never use it for anything again except to further my goal to draw werewolf cities and massive castles.

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roballmighty Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  New Deviant
hey, great job, could you give me a favor? could you write me the puzzle and if possible more information for your salt hall quest/puzzle? I figured the colors and shapes but don't know the rest, thanks. I would like to add it to my campaign. 
dasomerville Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Rob,

Sorry I didn't see this earlier!

I was fully intending to add my campaign notes along with these images when I posted them, but life intervened. Unfortunately I've been so busy doing other commission projects that I never got back to doing that. I still definitely intend to post all of the information and notes I created wen I ran this campaign (and believe me, there are a LOT) but I can't say just when. I have a lot of related art and info that's burning a hole in my harddrive at the moment , so keep checking back here. Eventually it will all show up :)
Dimeolas7 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
awesome work brudda keep it comin :)
Undead-Academy Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! by Kuu-Nara  
hero339 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Any plans to make more maps soon? 
dasomerville Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, definitely! I've got 3 or 4 in the making right now, I've just been swamped with commission work lately so I haven't had time to finish and post them. But this page will be jumping to life again within the next month. :)
Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Just come across your great gallery.
dasomerville Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! Hope you like it. Soon to add new stuff! :)
flamefox777 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Come back! We want more fantasy cartography! 
Weequays Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:star: Happy Birthday :star:

:cake: :party: :dance: :squee:
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