Continued The appended story on the last page of the entry hints that the expedition that found the shield sealed in a cave was mauled by a monstrous bear like creature. The other symbols in red are what red means to humans Danger. The wolves in a pack are deadly and the church because of the supernatural nature of this creature. Thanks as always for your advice. I guess I really failed to convey the nature of the beast ! I guess I should have made the path of travel from the cave to the meeting more prominent also.
Thanks for the input. I have a tendency to go too far down the Rabbit hole ! The shell of the Leather-back sea turtle isn't bone as a normal turtles is. It is cartilage . When the "Map was made it was totally black. The edges and the ribbing are the results of decades of rubbing away the coating. I wanted to simulate the wear(aging) of the "SHELL" and went too far. I thought that the mountains , hills, lakes farms and forests were a dead giveaway. Else wise I tied to think like a monster. With no tech means to measure distance it is scaled in nights travel. Moonrise to moon set symbolizing a nights worth of travel. The RED sun symbol over a boulder with the creature. "DENNED"beneath it Shows that the sun is feared by the creature.
Thank you for the kindness on my woodish map!
Thanks for the rep on Blood Reserve Bogie!
Thanks for the rep, glad you like the map!
Dear BOGIE thanks for the vote . It is traditional for me to solicit advice on my contest entries especially when they bomb so badly. It is the only way to Improve ! So if you can spare a few minutes what exactly was it that you personally found lacking in my entry “The Dark Journey “ Was it too simple ; Hard to understand : Too plain ?? Or something else ? I am asking so be blunt Thanks in advance for the advice ! It will help me Improve ! Sincerely lostatsea
They wouldn't want me there, I'm the author of 1001 ways to prepare goblin. My spiritual twin from DnD is the famine spirit.
You're welcome, well deserved
You bet Bogie, it was a good map.
No problem, Bogie!