Walls. More Walls. But wait, that’s not all!

Yes, friends! There’s more to this post than just walls! For starters, we begin our journey in the fabled land of “Western Kingdom”! Yes, not the east. Not the North. The West. The Wild, Wild West?

I’m so sorry for that.

Anyway, the west. There was wall building. No, Mexico didn’t pay for it. Wow, really? You went there?!  Just shut up and show the pictures already, AJ.

This wall is different because it goes over a river.  Maybe I need to name this river….Maybe I should remember that I need to name this river.  Anyway, I didn’t want to make the river jog all over the place, and I also wanted to add a sewer grate, so, bingo-bango-bongo, we have a river that buts up to the actual wall. This led me to be able to try two new things.

wk005As you can see, the bricking stops half way down and is replaced with different types of stone.  Now, looking at this picture now makes me think that I need to go in and add some more brick to the right edge of it.  The line is still a little too….crisp?  I need to do some more blending, but for a first try, it definitely wasn’t too bad.  Water damage is fun!

The second thing it allowed me to do is to create the sewage drain.  This will ultimately lead into the palace and throughout the kingdom.  I’m trying to decide if I want this to be controlled by some sinister undercity or just have it act as a secret escape tunnel that the royals can use in case of emergency.  Regardless, I plan on making it very labyrinthine.

I had planned on adding some lore to this post, but as of right now I’m going to pass, simply because I’m unsure of what I want it to be.  I’m thinking escape tunnel, and I’m thinking that my main character’s mother would have had to use it to escape from the fallen hero, but I’m still not sure.

Let me toy around with it some more, and the next time I visit the sewers, I will attempt something.  Until then, bye-bye!