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The South Gate of Lleidr Castle

A freebuild for Avalonia

 

This is the south gate of Lleidr Castle, a ruined fortress of central Avalonia, nestled in the eaves of a forest that has slowly grown over it. A band of outlaws has made it their abode, calling themselves the Merry Men of Lleidr. No one knows the history of the castle, as all records of it have vanished, and the bandits themselves do not care. They have repaired certain parts of the castle just enough to serve as living quarters and storehouses. They did not do an especially good job of repair, though; if they had been capable of an honest day's work at a building trade, after all, they would not have become bandits. 

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Thanks for looking! C&C welcome. 

This was built as an entry for the Castle Collaboration category of the Summer Joust 2017, with @ZlatanXVIGustaf and @The Maestro as teammates. When they get theirs posted here in the guilds, I recommend checking them out, or else go to Flickr and look if you are impatient, since their entries are superior to mine, and are the reason our team won. Mine just ensured we did not lose...

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The textures on this ruined Wall are amazing. I am in Rouen at the moment and this look a lot like the old walls that were not maintained. Beautiful archway in need of lots of repairs from these lazy bandits.

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Fantastic build Henjin, especially considering the lack of time. I really like the angle on the gate, the build wouldn't be half as good if that was straight. The bend in the roof is also a very nice touch. My two critisisms would be that the reddish brown border is too thick and second, the arch-pieces on the front breaks up the continuity of the texture. I think you could have solved that by adding overlapping tiles and plates. 

Overall, a fantastic build and at the very least, you gave the other teams an honourable mention ;)

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Very nice build Henjin, the super greebly texture works well, and I really like that bending tree with the dark green leaves - great piece for the trunk there!  I'm spotting all sorts of clever pieces in the wall too! :thumbup: 

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Yet another amazing entry for team Lleidr! I really like how you team got different builds, yet still maintained a unique, common style in all three entries. That's something quite hard to achieve, and you succeeded very well. A deserved winner :thumbup:

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My favorite part of this one is the irregular base. Got a lot of mileage out of that.

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Lovely use of color and the irregular base is a nice touch. It really does have that abandoned fortress feel, though judging by your teammates builds, these outlaws are a bit less honorable than what you are used to haha. My only critique would be the lack of rock work compared to your teamates builds, but you've already stated you were pressed for time so that's a moot point. Great job regardless!

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Even though you had very limited time, you still managed to pull something amazing out of the hat. The texturing is great and so is the landscaping and little details :thumbup: I love the angling of the walls and it was a blast having you on our team :sweet:

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