I build stuff instead of working on the structure of the kingdom. Everyone needs a distraction every once in a while, right?
Yes, I know that the walls aren’t done.
Yes, I know I started building the path to the Dwarf Kingdom.
Yes, I know that I’ve not even STARTED the palace yet.
When inspiration strikes, you take it and just go with the flow. Today, I decided that the North Kingdom Wall region needed some work. In my mind, I imagine this as a place that is frequently accessed by travelers from the surrounding villages as well as those travelers who may be on a journey of sorts. Located directly inside the kingdom walls, it makes sense that there will be things available for this demographic, hence merchant stalls and The Grumpy Bear Inn.
Farmers and traders need a place to sell their wares, and it would make sense that they would sell to a kingdom who has to outsource all of these needs, right? It’s still in the early phases, but I feel that this might be a good start for a larger stand. I plan on including other varieties of stall, most of which will be smaller. This could be for a farmer selling a variety of wares.
In addition, located behind the stall, is the foundations for what is to be known as the Grumpy Bear Inn. Why the odd name? Well, I’ve been described as a bear on many an occasion, and every good inn name needs a fun adjective before it, right? You can’t just have “The Bear” inn…doesn’t work. Foundation is not complete obviously, just a quick rough sketch. I like that it wraps around the stall in the front. Perhaps the landlord of the Grumpy Bear owns the stall but leases it out to different vendors? Sounds good to me. Anyway, here are some different views of the possible layout.
Finally, I “toured” the path to the Dwarven Kingdom today because I decided that I needed to look at it with a fresh site of eyes. For the most part, I don’t hate it! The tunnel needs to be blended into the mountain better, I know. The statue of Garvog also needed to be tweaked, so I made some changes to make the statue look more…connected?
Shot of the statue from the mountain.
Tweaks to the statue.
I don’t know if most of it can even be noticed. I like it better, though. It looks more fluid. The sword might be the most noticeable change; I was afraid that it was too different from the rest of the build, causing it to stand out too much.