Small Buried Temple needed - someone help me?
I need a map (usable with MapTool) for an introductory adventure for my campaign. It's a small temple, thousands of years old and totally overgrown with jungle vegetation.
I'll write some of its background so that a potential mapmaker could get a bit of the overall feeling I have in mind for this. First of all, we play D&D 3.5 in the Forgotten Realms.
Thousands of years ago, a small coven of priestesses (about 5 or 6) worshipped Ashtir, a local goddess of healing and lifeforce. But the pantheons changed and Ashtir lost her power. The priestesses closed the temple and lived there until they died. Each of them got a small sidechamber for her burial. Well, maybe they used the rooms they had for this. The last to die, the former high-priestess, died in front of the altar.
Over the course of the centuries the temple was overgrown with vegetation from the nearby jungle.
Nevertheless it got raided by temple-raiders a few times, but each time they were repelled and sometimes killed - by the ghosts of the priestesses, converted to banshee-like creatures guarding their former temple.
The PCs follow some would-be robbers and stumble (after them) over or better into the temple because the robbers fell through a kind of hill. This hill is composed mainly of shrubs and the like and it spans over a part of the temple. The robbers decide to explore and maybe rob the unknown structure - the PCs follow to have a fight in the altar-room.
I want the temple to radiate a feeling of old, I'd like to have some of the vegetation visible in the corridors and rooms. It shouldn't be shiny, more dirty and ruined. I'd like the altar-room accessible only from one entrance. In the back of the altar-room should be something like an inner sanctum where the priestesses kept their ritual gear.
I want the players to be able to explore the temple in one session, so there shouldn't be more than app. 6-8 rooms.
Who would like to take care of my problem because I totally SUCK with anything related to creative (sans descriptions, maybe). ?!?
I don't NEED this map fast, I won't start the campaign this year, but I'd LIKE to get it in the next few weeks :)
The mapmaker would have the copyright of the map, I'd just use it in my campaign privately.
I like the style of this map: