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40x30 Battlemap - Bleakbarrow’s Broken Bridge

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Bleakbarrow’s Broken Bridge

A broken bridge spans this misty, seemingly bottomless, pit. Giant cobwebs cling to its underside, as well as coat the surrounding edges of the gorge; waiting for those who slip or wander foolishly into their grasp. 
 
Dying trees cover the surrounding cliffs, with sparse undergrowth that crunches underfoot. Fallen rocks litter the narrow walkways, while you can hear strange clicking noises echoing up from the seemingly bottomless caverns. 
 
Mist hangs over the area, and it is strangely absent of birdsong. You only notice one or two fluttering between the trees, and they seem on high alert. 


Adventure Seed

You’ve been paid by a worried father to find his missing son. He accepted a challenge with the other men to race to the nearest town to collect a token for a lady. Whoever collected it and returned it to her first would win her hand in marriage, as well as a considerable inheritance. 
 
The problem is, this was days ago and all the other men are already back, without the package. He suspects his foolhardy son took a dangerous shortcut through the mountains, known as Bleakbarrow’s Bridge. No-one knows what’s up there, only that those who wander through it never return. He wants you to recover his son and bring him home safely. Or his body, so that he may give him the burial rites he deserves. 
 
WHAT’S HAPPENING? The man’s son, being of a rather thin build, planned to outwit his brawny opponents by taking the shortcut through the mountains. This would have been a good idea if his belief that the other villagers were overly superstitious were actually valid. 
 
While he made the first crossing safely at daytime and managed to collect the package from the far village, unfortunately for him his second crossing was at dusk. While he attempted to return via the broken bridge, the giant spiders who were nesting beneath it ambushed him. 
 
Luckily for him, he can still be saved. He is paralysed and cocooned within the lair of the spiders, but still alive. For now. Unfortunately for you, however, the package dropped off him and fell deeper into the lair. Should you cut him loose, he begs you to try find it. 
 
If you follow him you’ll find lots of loot on the dead bodies, as well as spider eggs which start hatching at the disturbance. Should the man be returned to the village safely with the package he’ll claim the lady’s hand in marriage—they did, after all, plan the challenge for his success, so he could finally win acceptance from her disapproving father.


What You Will Receive

A home-printable 40x30 battlemap, compatible with any role-play game, and VTTs such as Roll20.

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  • Home-printable, A4 .PDF of the gridded map at 300dpi, spread over several pages.
  • 300dpi .JPEGs of the map for A0 poster printing or VTT.
  • 72dpi .JPEGs of the map for VTTs.

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File Last Updated:
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This title was added to our catalog on April 16, 2021.