Very neat ideas!
I thought I'd play along as well. Though for now I'm just uploading the back story.
Always looking for a twist, this isle belonged to the Creole Piratess, Paulette DuFlor - former slave from Louisiana, eventually a captain of her own schooner the Sea Witch under Captain Morgan's colors (fictional).
Because she was also a voodoo priestess - curses, magic and a doll vessel the houses her spirit is said to be hidden in the caves of Witch's Rock...
Here is my regional map for the island of the pirate caves - Isle de Roche de Les Femmes Socier (Witch's Rock). Please check my "French", because I barely have any grasp of the language, and it exists as the place names on this map.
Because this is the regional map, it falls outside the 4 hour mapping requirement, specifically for the cavern system adventure area only. Though I only spent about 2 hours creating this.
The ship is a top-sail two masted schooner I traced from a photo and scanned to PNG format.
(Oh and to save time, the hills are map objects from Superstition Valley)
WIP so far.... I already see a translation error... "Carta" should be "Carte" - oops - and what should be the french phrase for "Caves of DeFlor"?
Also I now think I'll change the scale from 10 Nautical Miles to 1 Nautical mile to make the "islet for marooning" more believeable - thus smaller scale.
OK, I made some French spelling corrections - still not sure on DuFlor Caverna.
I changed the scale from 10 Nautical Miles to 1 Nautical Mile. I also "thinned" the rivers as I drew them too fat. Practically done.
I plan to create my 4 hour cavern system map tonight to wrap up my entry!
I can help you a little with your french:
Witch's Rock = Le rocher de la sorcière
so the name of your map would be "Carte du rocher de la sorcière".
Caves of DeFlor = Cavernes de DeFlor
Port Au DeFlor -> Port DeFlor (= DeFlor's harbor)
Lac au vert -> Lac vert (= Green Lake)
Concerning all the rivers, the best would maybe that you give me the english names and I'll translate them for you.
That's one of the things that I LOVE about this forum. We have people from all over the world--literally. We have a wide spectrum of people, as evidenced by this multilingual assistance.
This place is fantastic!
Zounds! I have yet to master my mother tongue.
I like the map, your background paper is very nice, gives it a good look. I also like the mountains. I have a problem in making my mountains look nice like that. May I redraw them (in my own style of course) for future mapping projects? I'm trying to build a catalogue so that I can start using different looking terrain features...
Link is: http://www.gamer-printshop.com/oldwest.html
Download the zip files I have here - 6 altogether and give them a try. The transparent objects is what you're probably looking for.