Jump to content

Welcome to The Bolter and Chainsword
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Campaign Maps and Resources


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1
ThePenitentOne

ThePenitentOne

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 363 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Sisters of Battle

This thread will contain maps and additional resources for the campaign. I will eventually be uploading campaign tools to the Download Section, but this thread may host preview images or solicit feedback. If there is something that you think would be a useful addition to this section, please feel free to make suggestions.

 

This post will act as a table of contents as material is added.

 

01. The Settlements of Orison's Wake

      01a. Varga

      01b. Thraxa

      01c. Talla

      01d. Minsk

      01e. Theryll

      01f. Xerastor

      01g. Miro

      01h. Nanx

02. Aegis City

 



#2
ThePenitentOne

ThePenitentOne

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 363 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Sisters of Battle

01: The Settlements of Orison's Wake

 

Orison's Wake was never meant to follow the natural rhythms of a planet; it was a purpose built green house designed to produce enough food and nutrients to supply the other planets. It was designed with a hard population cap in mind. All settlements have a similar size and layout, and they employ a small collection of STC templates for various Defensive Facilities, Manufactora Facilities and Habitation Blocks.

 

The settlements are arranged around Aegis City in a circular pattern, with each settlement being an equal distance from the capital. What follows is a map of the territories that make up each of the eight settlements, beginning with Varga in the North, and proceeding clockwise. These maps are fairly abstract and basic right now; I hope to update all of the settlements with additional material as the campaign develops. These basic maps are enough to let us get a closer look at Orison's Wake for now.



#3
ThePenitentOne

ThePenitentOne

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 363 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Sisters of Battle

01a: Varga

 

Varga Map
 
 
Okay- I know it's just a page from a spreadsheet, but this is the first map that was generated according to the rules described in the Campaign Rules forum.
 
You can see how random die rolls delivered some potential story hooks: House Manix is definitely in a position of power in Varga: they own two corners, including a friendly guilder contact. Another interesting hook is that criminal activity seems to be confined to the eastern side of the settlement while the west side is kept crime free. Finally, while they do have the power in Varga, the Manix are involved with a Criminal Habitation, meaning that of all the Houses, only the Jendaro are clean.

Edited by ThePenitentOne, 13 January 2020 - 12:04 AM.


#4
ThePenitentOne

ThePenitentOne

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 363 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Sisters of Battle

01b: Thraxa

 

Thaxa Map

 

Thraxa is heavy on Imperial Assets- both the Astra Militarum Garrison and the Adepta Sororitas Church have access to a motorcade, and the Garrison also has access to a Local Airfield.



#5
ThePenitentOne

ThePenitentOne

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 363 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Sisters of Battle

01c. Talla

 

Talla Map

 

Talla is the holiest of the Settlements- it is unique, as the only settlement with two churches. One is located in a Quarterr of the settlement which is under the control of house Kronar, suggesting that they will be the Holiest of the Thresher Houses- maybe they have a custom where every family tithes their first born daughter to the Sororitas. 

 

This will affect the distribution and background of the Sororitas forces, and the character of House Kronar. I figure that Cannoness Jahalla Athebraxis was born to House Kronar, and that the second Church was built with tithe and toil of Kronar to celebrate their daughter's ascension. This means that Athebraxis will be one of the family names that make up the clans of House Kronar. While Jahalla herself must, as the senior representative of the Sororitas, reside at the Cathedral in Aegis City, Talla would be the Settlement were Cannoness Veera Strife would be stationed.

 

Additionally, while the Ministorum would not want to concentrate their resources in a single settlement by stationing Missionary Mayhem in Talla, it is probable that he would be stationed in a settlement with Kronar Representation- likely the territory where the assets under Kronar control are most valuable. 



#6
ThePenitentOne

ThePenitentOne

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 363 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Sisters of Battle

01d. Minsk

 

Minsk Map

 

Minsk is not controlled be a single faction, but it is noteworthy as a site that is connected to the other planets in the Desdaemona system, given that it is home to two guilder contacts. More importantly, one of those contacts is controlled by the Kronar. Looks like we've found a home for Missionary Lethos Mayhem,



#7
ThePenitentOne

ThePenitentOne

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 363 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Sisters of Battle

01e. Theryll

 

Theryll Map

 

Theryll is one of the settlements dominated by House Veddic, which is the most powerful Thesher House on Orison's Wake. While Theryll is not the settlement where the assets of House Veddic are most concentrated, it is likely that all Imperial assets in the settlement behave favourably toward House Veddic and their priorities.



#8
ThePenitentOne

ThePenitentOne

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 363 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Sisters of Battle

01f.  Xerastor

 

Xerastor Map

 

Xerastor is House Veddic's stronghold; they control three of the settlement's four quarters, and the only competition comes from the Kronar. The Veddic want that Kronar territory- perhaps a marriage brokered by the Famulous? We will watch this settlement with great interest. 



#9
ThePenitentOne

ThePenitentOne

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 363 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Sisters of Battle

01g. Miro

 

Miro Map

 

This settlement is dominated by the Tavinder. With a presence in only one other settlement, House Bannerjee is looking to grow here, which means an arrangement with Mercer.



#10
ThePenitentOne

ThePenitentOne

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 363 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Sisters of Battle

01h. Nanx

 

Nanx Map

 

Nanx is the Bannerjee stronghold. Given their control of two commercial districts, it is clear that the Bannerjee are a family of merchants. They would be eager to pick up a guilder contact.



#11
ThePenitentOne

ThePenitentOne

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 363 posts
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Faction: Sisters of Battle

02. Aegis City

 

Aegis City Map

 

As you can see, there are no Thresher Houses in Aegis City; it is the center of Imperial power on Orison's Wake, and as such, it strives for neutrality. With 13 STC Habitation Blocks, it boasts a significant population. The center of the city is a fortress of Imperial might; if the cults manage to grow large enough and contact their allies, and Orison's Wake is destined to be razed by the Alien, the Heretic and the Daemon, the center of Aegis City will be the place where the battle will be fought.

 

Also worthy of note, Aegis City is crime free; the level of Imperial scrutiny is too high for mundane criminals to make a living. 






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users