Advanced Search

30x20 Battlemap - Crashed Prison of ArcarixClick to magnify
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

30x20 Battlemap - Crashed Prison of Arcarix


Crashed Prison of Arcarix

This fallen meteor of starmetal is surrounded by burning green woodland. In its wake lies a trail of molten rock, pooling in glowing rivulets, as well as burning fragments of debris and fallen trees.

Adventure Seed

Your party is enjoying the sumptuous celebrations in a village renowned for its annual prosperity festival. Every year as a comet blazes across the sky its people celebrate with fried sweets, roasted meat, and copious quantities of white wine before releasing red sky lanterns.

Except this year, as the lanterns are being released, the comet begins to slip from the sky. As the inhabitants of the village begin to scream and panic, the night lights up in a white flash with a loud bang that reverberates in your ears. The comet fragments as it falls, the smaller blazing rocks shaking the earth as they collide.

Eventually the main body of the comet crashes into a nearby forest, pushing trees to the ground and shattering them as it sails low overhead. Many people are thrown off their feet by the impact and watch as a large, fiery being rises above the forest, roaring horrifically in a guttural tongue, before shrinking back beneath the treeline.

What’s happening? Long ago a fire elemental named Arcarix raged through the land, turning it into a burning waste. Only a wizard named Astraphalageous, after losing his wife and children to the calamity, stopped Arcarix before it was too late. He sacrificed his life to imprison the elemental within a fallen comet of skymetal, before sending it up far away; where it should never have touched the land again.

Astraphalageus’s Sacrifice is what the comet became called and is the real reason it was seen as a symbol of prosperity, for it returned hope to the land. However, as time flowed ever onward his sacrifice was forgotten, alongside the true story behind the comet.

Now, hundreds of years later the magic that once bound it has finally unraveled; causing the comet to fall and collide with the land. Arcarix, partially released from his prison, rose above the forest announcing his joy at finally being free in the fire elemental tongue.

Despite his initial hope, Arcarix hasn’t fully escaped his prison. It only cracked during its collision, allowing him to emerge from the comet, but not escape it. The little fires that broke off from him during the collision have become small fire elementals, beginning to foray out into the forest.

When you arrive the distressed Arcarix is cursing at being partially-imprisoned, whilst tearing chunks of rock away. If you understand and speak to him, he might explain how his active volcano was destroyed by a wizard and how, when he tried to find a new home, that man came after him, locking him away in the darkness where he could barely sustain his flame. Now he just wants to go back to his volcano, unaware of the damage he caused.

With a successful perception check, you can see glowing red runes of sealing inscribed on the meteorite, though they are partially damaged.

If approached by armed adventurers (or anyone who looks like a wizard), Arcarix will lash out and fight to the death.

What You Will Receive 
A home-printable 30x20 battlemap, compatible with any role-play game, and VTTs such as Roll20.

Download Contains

Home-printable, A4 .PDF of the gridded map at 300dpi, spread over several pages.
300dpi .JPEGs of the map for A1 poster printing or VTT.
72dpi .JPEGs of the map for VTTs.
Foundry VTT-Ready with animations, walls, lighting, and ambient sounds.

Map image

Map image

Join me on Patreon for $1 and get over 16 battlemaps a month. Experience how good level design can make encounters MUCH more engaging! 

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (0)
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Mithral seller
File Size:
151.13 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
August 16, 2022
This title was added to our catalog on June 04, 2020.