Denizens of the Tower and Visitors from faraway lands!
Ok, the hexcrawl project begins now! This is the Brukesian Duchy. A territory of a larger kingdom that is so far away from the capital that the crown has little influence over it. Duke Crane rules the place with little interference from the royals. The large Misty Forest north of the duchy is home to many strange creatures and sentient beings. The most important and dangerous ones are the Dewborn, a kind of Fey humanoids who claim the forests their home.
Over decades, there has been sporadic aggression between the Brukesians and the Dewborn. Both groups compete for the territory and consider the other invaders. The other two sentient groups in the forest are the pigmen and a rare type of sentient fungal lifeforms (myconids). Both are so different from mankind and other races that little is known about them but they live in the forest.
Included with this release are a general description of the duchy and the forests, and a system-neutral ruleset for exploring the map and moving hex by hex with a light traveling mechanic.
Cool announcement! Over this month and perhaps the next, we'll detail individual hexes with general descriptions of it, random encounter and effects tables, and one important location within them. The first one is going to be the duchy's capital, Crimsonwall.
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Until the next one, Elven Tower!