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Map Vandal
05-03-2010, 04:31 PM
The Order of Delfolk Monks have been making Delfolk Pale Ale for more than five centuries. Using a pale barley malt and a top-fermenting yeast, these halfling monks have crafted a deliciously bitter yet smooth pale ale that is just now becoming known outside the local region. The ale is brewed in the back room of the Tavern of the Delfolk which is located on the Delfolk Monastery grounds not far from the town of Limmelton on Hogshead Road. The monks grow their own barley and hops (which give the Delfolk Pale Ale its bitter flavour) and allow the ale to ferment a second time while being stored in specially crafted black-walnut kegs. This gives the ale a foamy head and quite a kick. Delfolk Pale Ale has been known to put down a seasoned dwarf after only three mugs.

With the recent demand for their product, the monks have had to add seating for larger folk who are interested in their pale ale. Since the tavern was built with a ceiling only five feet tall, human seating is limited to the porch, and food and drink are brought out to the patrons by a serving monk. There are plans in the works to enclose the porch area before winter arrives giving human customers a place of solace from the cold rain and wind.

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Djekspek
05-03-2010, 06:10 PM
looking pretty cool MV! love the handdrawn stuff, you make this look so easy. only thing I see is that the kitchen looks kinda modern in my opinion ... cheers!

Greason Wolfe
05-03-2010, 06:41 PM
So there I was, thinking I might do a Hafling themed tavern, but you beat me to it! :D It's all good though, I'm liking this so far, and probably need to take a break from the challenges anyhow. I have so many other projects that are falling by the wayside . . .

GW

paradox_wanderer
05-04-2010, 12:03 AM
It's good, but I agree that the kitchen is a little modern. It did remind me, however, that I need a kitchen in my own tavern. What are the two large protuberances at the "south" of the tavern?

Map Vandal
05-04-2010, 10:00 AM
Thanks for the comments and critiques. I have made a few changes; let me know what you think of them. I modified the kitchen to be less modern by removing the ranges and inserting a stove, table, woodpile, and wooden counter/cutting surface. I also modified the two fireplaces on the south wall to hopefully make them look more like fireplaces. In addition, I added some floor highlights to make the floor look more like the water color effect I was going for in the grass.

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Greason Wolfe
05-04-2010, 10:48 AM
Still looking good. The changes you made fall in line better, and do a better job of promoting the overall style of the map. The only question I have is . . . After drinking all that ale, where do the patrons go if they need to, you know, "go?"

GW

P.S. Also, not sure if it is intentional or just a type-o, but you have, in the brewery area, "Draff Filters" instead of "Draft Filters"

Map Vandal
05-04-2010, 01:37 PM
Thanks GW. Since the monks are a simple people, they do not have indoor plumbing and anyone who has to go, uses the outhouse (not shown).

I did intend to use "draff". Water and malted barley go into the tun and the mixture is heated with steam from the boiler. When the brew leaves the tun, it goes through a series of filters to the boiler where hops are added. These filters catch the dregs of the malted pale-barley husks, otherwise known as draff. This draff is scraped off the filters and removed from the building out the north door. It makes a very high quality animal feed and is used by the monks to feed their goats.

Greason Wolfe
05-04-2010, 03:08 PM
Well then, that explains it, and all is good in the world of hafling beer brewers once more. :D

GW

Jaxilon
05-05-2010, 02:38 AM
I like the hand drawn look you have here, it's great.

Riggamorphus
05-08-2010, 05:45 PM
I agree the hand drawn stuff looks great. Thanks for the background on the beer process that's really neat. It adds to the realism. Maybe the barrels can be stored in a basement?

Rigg

Aval Penworth
05-10-2010, 07:39 PM
Very stylish. Well done.