[Moc] Quest for the blue flower
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:09 PM
I am looking and never find it
Me dreaming that in the flower
My good luck is blossoming*
So you want to know how I found the blue crystal? It is a story that you may not believe, but then, how many crystals have you found in your life yet?
The knowledge about where the water crystal might be hidden was not very difficult to obtain. I simply read it in a book by Novalis,** okay, it was not clearly written... but I suspected. The difficult part was to get there...
First, I took my camel and a bellows (an apparatus with which you can deliver pressurized air). And then I put both in a non-parking zone in the midst of Petrea on a busy workday. And waited... and waited... until finally the police showed up.
Then it only took a little effort to argue and some heating up so the situation could escalate. In the end I managed to spend the night in the prison of Petrea.
I knew that being bound in jail was a prerequisite for finding the crystal. This is because you acknowledge freedom much more if you are in danger of loosing it. I rejoyced but did not show it on the outside. I was looking forward to the night.
In the night I dreamt of the blue flower. You should know that one cannot dream of the blue flower being complacent after a delicious dinner, sleeping in a warm and cosy bed. No, you have to feel a little uneasy, a bit like a teenager.
I am a good dreamer. It didn't take me long and me, the camel, and the bellows arrived altogether at the blue flower.
So you ask why did I need a bellows? Well, the water crystal was hidden in the flower, the flower protected the crystal. Now it was time to use the bellows.
So I blew wind on the wind detector. When it turns, the blue flower slowly opens up.*** It showed me its secret... and there it was: the water crystal!
I easily picked it up and felt like the champion of Kaliphlin!
Wait, you ask, what use is a dream and a crystal found only in a dream. Well, I am a good dreamer and the blue flower is very powerful. The next morning, when I woke up in the prison, guess what I was holding in my hand!
Unlike on my way in, the guards didn't check my pockets on my way out.
*Ich suche die blaue Blume,
Ich suche und finde sie nie,
Mir träumt, dass in der Blume
Mein gutes Glück mir blüh.
Joseph von Eichendorff
**The youth was restless on his bed and thought of the stranger and his stories. "Not the treasures are the ones who have awakened such an unspeakable longing in me," he said to himself, "far from me is all covetousness: but I long to see the blue flower." [...]
But what attracted his notice most, was a tall, light blue flower that grew beside the spring and touched him with its broad, glossy leaves.
(Der Jüngling lag unruhig auf seinem Lager und gedachte des Fremden und seiner Erzählungen. »Nicht die Schätze sind es, die ein so unaussprechliches Verlangen in mir geweckt haben«, sagte er zu sich selbst; »fern ab liegt mir alle Habsucht: aber die blaue Blume sehn' ich mich zu erblicken." [...]
Was ihn aber mit voller Macht anzog, war eine hohe lichtblaue Blume, die zunächst an der Quelle stand und ihn mit ihren breiten, glänzenden Blättern berührte.)
Novalis: Heinrich von Ofterdingen
***some underlying technic
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:31 PM
Here is my website: http://brickbuilt.org
My flickr: link
John 14:6, Jesus answered, "I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:46 PM
If you win, you're going to make us all look like total fools for the long quests we've been on all over Historica, while you just settle down for a nice nap in downtown Petraea!
Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:01 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:01 PM
There's a time for tearing down and a time for building. - Ecclesiastes
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:18 PM
Come Rediscover the Guilds of Historica
Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:47 AM
(For the record: Are you german? Or german speaking?)
Edited by Rolli, 10 May 2012 - 06:47 AM.
Building for Avalonia! - Embassy Champion
Studying in Ireland - not building until May. :(
Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:30 PM
I absolutely love the round base on the crystal room. The flower guardian is great as well, I would have never thought to have put it together that way, really nice.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:49 PM
BTW, Christoph, what's the underlying technique for the round base? Is it something like this or this?
Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:58 PM
Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:06 PM
MoonLord Kha-Lord of Ras-El-Ahken-Kaliphlin
Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:49 AM
Some of your special effects (e.g. the fish-eye) are very cool.
The flower is lovely too, as it the round base.
Good luck in the contest, I am glad you are in my guild!
Wahil Musca, slaver and entrepreneur of Kaliphlin, ambassador to the Emir of Gorr
Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:24 PM
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