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Modrigswerg Lands, 8 miles per hex

by John Calvin


Map of the Hollow Moon, Modrigswerg Lands, 8 miles per hex by John Calvin, November 2020 (Work In Progress)


  1. The map is pretty sparse at the moment. I'm going to rely on the community to help flesh it out.

Inside Matera: The Hollow Moon by Sharon Dornhoff
Hollow Moon: Nearside, 40 miles per hex


  1. The Moon Wiki
  2. Topographical Maps of the Moon
  3. Moon map
  4. Hollow Moon Nation Overview
  5. Hollow Moon Planetology: Blue Moon - Emergence
  6. Hollow Moon Planetology: Blue Moon - Natural Resources
  7. Hollow Moon Planetology: Blue Moon -- Animal Life

Thanks to: Thorfinn Tait, for providing some wonderful graphics to use in all of our mapping projects, Sharon Dornhoff for developing the setting.

Notes (pulled from references):
1) Modrigswerg of the Caucasus have been known to welcome traders who brave the trek from the Rimlands
2) Murgvik Shards or Krystalle: Named for the Modrigswerg stonecutter who discovered these stones and first devised a means of mounting them in weaponry, these fragments of splintered rock are popularly known by the more-lyrical term "krystalle" (the "ll" is trilled). It's a pretty name for the material that makes up some very ugly weapons, although Murgvik shards also have their uses in carving hardstones such as granite, for those who can afford to have them mounted on handgrips as awls or chisels.
3) Only the Modrigswerg of Matera have even learned to mount these things, without the shards' cutting their way right through the metal they're set into; anyone who lacks their skills is likely to lose fingers, merely by making the attempt! (Indeed, Murgvik was known as Murgvik Six-Fingers at the time of his death.)
4) The Cacklogallinian trade-cities cultivate giant glowworms and fireflies for their luminous body fluids, and Modrigswerg alchemists isolate the active enzymes of bioluminescence from these, for long-term storage and future use.
5) Scorpions of all sizes are hunted for their venom -- another alchemical substance the Modrigswerg pay dearly for -- and for their unique (and IRL!) property of phosphorescence: while many lunar arthropods glow, scorpion-chitin absorbs UV light and releases it as blue light, and will continue to do so for weeks or months after the animal dies, whenever it's exposed to the Hollow Moon's ambient ultraviolet. The glow itself is too dim to see by, but the chitin has many ornamental and decorative uses.

Updated this map by adding several communities and roads.

1) The white roads outlined in black lines are meant to be underground tunnels. Most of the larger mordrigswerg communities are underground and are linked by an underground roadway from Yardag to Murgvik. Most travel through the Caucasus Mountains is done underground, but the roads are wide enough so that at least two carts can run abreast of each other.

2) Murgvik is the ancestral home of the dwarf who was able to mount krystalle (shards of Matera's crystal firmament) into weapons. The Murgvik family still rules here and is the main provider of krystalle weapons throughout the Hollow Moon.

3) Zugzul's Forge serves as both a religious pilgrimage site and a bastion of magical industry. It is here that some of the most prominent dwarven artisans craft wondrous magical items.

4) Most trade come up from the south, through trog lands, but a very small portion comes across Lacus Somnorum from Sohktar. What little trade comes from the east ends up in Felwynd before being distributed to the other mordrigswerg cities.