Matt is an avid historian and writer. He Matt has a doctorate in History and Cultural Studies. Matt draws from his knowledge of historical cultures and events, and combines it with his zest for all things creative. Matt is a man of strong conviction and faith and lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and 2 children. 


Dweltford is the capital of the Western Reach Duchy that was introduced in book 1 and book 2 will take place primarily in the town and its environs. So that folks will have a better sense of what’s happening, a map of will be included in the book. It will be sepia toned to match the parchment-like style of the map of the Reach in book 1.

As a prelude, here’s the original colour version of the map. I composed it in a program called Inkarnate – it’s an online resource, primarily for tabletop roleplaying games.

In my time I’ve used a number of such programs, including Campaign Cartographer (1, 2 & 3) and Wonderdraft. Campaign Cartographer remains the most powerful I’ve used by far, but it is the most challenging to use and very difficult to do well. Wonderdraft is more user friendly but much less versatile. I used Wonderdraft to make the map of the Western Reach in book 1.

Inkarnate has impressed heck out of me though and I think most of my future mapping will be using it.

So, without further ado, the map of Dweltford, ducal capital of the Western Reach of the Grand Kingdom.


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