Monday 13 March 2023

Hex Crawl 23 #72: The Fruit Merchant's Map

 Five hexes southeast of Alakran.


Each date plantation hex has a small outbuilding where about 12 workers used to live and tend the plants. Unharvested for several years, the trees have left a mulch of rotten fallen dates on the ground.

A part of the campaign that is relevant here: Somewhere along the Road of Flowers the Band of Bronze found a map that must be decades old. It was made for or by a fruit merchant, and showed the major roads, towns and fruit production zones of Dulsharna, though without much strict geographical accuracy.

Dates, pistachios, almonds, pomegranates, olives, and lemon-like ethrogim are noted. The small cluster of date farms that spills into this hex is noted too, but without a name. It goes without saying that now, many of these settlements in ruined Dulsharna are abandoned, much of the eastern growing lands and forests have been desertified in the space of just a decade, and that although it was already a ruin at the time of the map, the ancient palace of Nathrak was still remarkable enough to point out on this otherwise functional graphic.

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