Cartographer extraordinaire Jon Roberts has posted a preview of the awesome city map he's doing for the book here.
This shows part of the Garden Ward including the Old Palace of the Sultan, the Garden Mausoleum of Hulieman, and the Observatory.
Yesterday was Dragonmeet where I ran a 4e Parsantium adventure in the afternoon featuring thuggee killers, an underground river and gnoll slavers. It was a great group and we had a lot of fun with some excellent (and very funny) roleplaying. On the next table over Steve Dempsey was running the same adventure using the 13th Age rules and it sounds like this went really well too. Steve and I came up with some new 13th Age icons for Parsantium including the Archbishop, the Mummy, and the Boss of All Bosses and I think they worked quite well. Once the book is done, I'll spend some time honing these icons and will post them here. Oh, and I got to meet Rob Heinsoo yesterday whose namesake is featured in the book as a dastardly villain....
While I was at Dragonmeet, Kate carried on getting the book ready for publication, compressing images, building the contents page and replacing "see page XX" references with hyperlinks. There's still one "see page XX" in this week's preview, but I thought it would cool to show you the kind of thing you can expect from the gazetteer location write-ups. Click on the link below to read about the Hippodrome and the Holy Basilica of Helion and to see another awesome illustration from Matt Morrow.
We're going to do all we can to get the book published in 2013 (just) – our current schedule has us uploading the files to drivethrurpg.com and Paizo on 30th December so look out for Parsantium: City at the Crossroads just after Christmas!