Once stout dwarven hands carved this temple into the stone, but the runes have been destroyed and desecrated. The coal fire on the now demolished altar has died and no longer lights the forges in the surrounding caverns. Drow have conquered the temple and their slaves have torn down walls and statues before their blood was spilled on the floor to form the holy symbol of Lolth, the Queen of Spiders. Spiderwebs coat the altar and glowing eyes lurk in the dimly lit corners to remind worshipers of their duties to their goddess. And they surely will attack any intruders that may want to reclaim the lost temple for the dwarves.
This map is my entry for the One Page Dungeon Contest 2012. I used the holy symbol of Moradin for the initial outline, which should still be recognizable and then tore down some walls to get it closer to the holy symbol of Lolth. I used the symbols from D&D 4th edition. After the battle the drow have rampaged through the temple and destroyed the religious items of Moradin, as well as some of the furniture and goods, so the temple isn’t fully (re)furnished. I left out monsters and traps to give you dms room for your own ideas. The descriptive text given above is an example of how it can be presented to the players. Feel free to use the temple in your campaign.
I also submitted the map to the current Dungeon Map Contest of WotC’s Chris Perkins. It’s only open to U.S. and Canadian residents, but I wanted to let them know that there are D&D fans outside North America that would like to part of such contests, too. Maybe they’ll listen. Maybe some of you living outside North America have some maps to send to them, too?
Download the map pack containing version in battle mat size in realistic style, line style, OSR blue lines and isometric perspective (I felt like experimenting). I also added the original hexographer file, so you can modify the map yourself.
The map is published under cc-by-nc-sa and was created using Dungeonographer.
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