Monday, April 1, 2013

A is for the Átkolel Heights

The Átkolel Heights

Located in the North Western corner of Tsolyánu, the Átkolel Heights, are the most distinctive geographic feature of the area. The heights are the the remains of the cone of a gigantic volcano, dormant eons past. They are surrounded by steep cliffs on eastern, western and southern sides while in the north the feature slopes gently down to the surrounding landscape. The caldera of the volcano is now a lush valley with forests and lakes. The cliffs are largely inaccessible but for a cleft on the southern face known as Júmre's Ladder, a series of ledges that provide access of a sorts.

Note that the map scan is from the original Swords and Glory map, by MAR Barker, published by Gamescience in the early 1980's.


  1. Cool, I just learned something!! Will geography be your theme for the challenge?

  2. That is not a bad idea! I hadn't thought of that. On this blog it will all be Tekumel-related and making every entry a location description is a great idea! Thanks!

  3. That's a very nice map style. What software did you use to make it?

    Good luck with the A to Z challenge!

    Joe from Just Add Heroes

  4. Interesting post. :)

    Good Luck with the A to Z challenge.
    If you have a chance, I'm at:
    Karen's Shenanigans