So instead of working on my kingdom, I decide to start working on the road to the dwarven kingdom instead. Who says procrastination isn’t a great thing?
I can’t believe you fell for it! It’s the oldest trick in the book! C’mon, man!
God bless Mel Brooks.
Remember when I said, “Hey, posts aren’t going to be a bunch of pictures?” Yeah…maybe more in the future…when I’m working on a building or a small section. Definitely not, however, when I’m still creating the infrastructure? I guess I need to say “There will be posts of ALL types: short, long, many pics, no pics, hairy, skinny, fat, etc…”
I decided that I’m going to take this bridge slowly. It’s freaking difficult to create the suspension rope parts because, and I don’t know if you realize this, but Minecraft is based around…blocks. Not rope. Anyway, here’s a progress update. I’m pleased.
Moody bridge post. How romantic!
I would like to introduce a new section of the kingdom today. If you head to the west of our kingdom and go over the bridge, one finds themselves on a road. If you follow the road far enough, you may find what is left of the once proud dwarves and their home….yeah, I don’t have a name for this either. I’ll work on coming up with some names though.
I’m trying to find a way to blend wilderness in with some dwarven touches. I think it’s definitely a good start, but I know I have a long ways to go. Anyway, check out the pictures below.
Oh, I thought taking a mountain down was a pain… Boy, was I wrong! I built quite a bit of a mountain today and I have decided that I like to take them down a whole lot better than I like putting them up. Look at the section above the tunnel to see what I’m talking about. I added quite a bit there to make it look more like one continuous landmass and I think that it turned out ok.
Leaving the city.
This still needs some work, I know.
Why hello! This was a nice surprise exiting the tunnel.
Trying to get some dwarven flare going.
Shot of the statue from the mountain.
This will be something amazing…at some point.
Note to self: Take screenshots during the day. Granted, the statue at night looks wicked sweet, but the rest are kinda….meh. It’s a learning process! Today’s lore deals with my awesome statue.
To protect themselves from harm, the dwarves prayed to the hero-god Garvog. He stood strong at the entrance of the city as an invading army of orcs swarmed around the massive stone dwarves. Garvog was an entryway guard and the rest of his platoon had fallen to the impending orc army. He retreated out of the open and instead fought in the entryway. Forcing the orcs to deal with the bottleneck, Garvog struck down orc after orc until the pile of bodies reached so high that further assault was impossible. Garvog planted his sword in the ground, surrounded by the bodies of 127 dead orc soldiers, and stood tall until reinforcements came. Awestruck of his bravery and abilities, the other dwarven gods blessed Garvog and welcomed him to their side to serve as a protector and inspiration for all dwarves to follow.
Eh, it’s a start. I totally have to admit that when I write this lore, I’m literally typing whatever comes to my head. Like, for reals. Whatever pops in gets typed. So, if it’s rough, that’s why.
Did you notice that I came up with a name too? Garvog? Yeah! A name! Not sure if I like it or not, but I can always change it. But I used a name!