|Jim Groves Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 4|
My players are about to enter the howlings but I am slightly confused about the map. I get that the covered alleyways are lower down than the bridges, and that the bridges connect the upper floors, but the map makes it appear as if the bridges go from rooftop to rooftop. Which doesn't make sense - how would you get into your house from the roof? So I must be missing something. Can anyone help me make sense of this? Thanks.
Ultimately the little bridges were not intended so that the occupants could enter their home. Rather they could call upon their neighbors, without having to go down to the street. This avoid contact with mirromen, white wolves, trolls and the like.
There is a lot of fear and suspicion in Whitethrone, but I always envision that the people in specific boroughs and neighborhoods stuck together as much as possible and supported one and another—when it is clear that the monarchy and other factions did not.
In a more practical sense, the bridges are supposed to connect between second story windows. Windows large enough you could stoop and step through them. The intention between author and cartographer gets lost sometimes.
Does this help?