MOC/MOD: Marja-Rhytaville Market
Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:39 AM
Here's a view of the front. Someone's got their camels parked there. Better move them quickly before the town watch comes along and tickets them. Oops, looks like one kicked over a crate of gems!
Here's another view from the front. Let's go in.
Here's Abdel the fishmonger. Looks like a fine catch today, and he's got some fruit too. A cheerful chap, isn't he? Better watch out, he'll cheat you on your change if you're not careful.
On the other side, we've got Rafi the fruit seller, and Mansour the gemcutter. Mansour always keeps a cutlass handy in case someone tries to get a bit greedy with the gems.
Here's a closeup of Rafi. He has an enormous stock of bananas today. Bananas really flourish here in our tropical climate, and are a delicacy prized as far away as Cedrica. You might think those are green apples, but they don't grow down here; those are green papayas. Up to the left, that's an onyx statue of Anuphelis, our local god of fruit and wine.
Back next to Abdel, here's Maliki the armorer. He's a bit of a curmudgeon, but they say his blades can slice a whisper in half. There's the town watch on the right, probably discussing donuts or something.
Maliki's customer is a mummy. We get quite a lot of them coming into town to get weapons and bandages replaced. They tend to swing their swords kind of wildly and hit the walls of the temple passages; really dulls up the blades quickly. They live in the old tombs in the hills outside town, and there's a lot of them up by Mt Erezhi. They're a bit wrapped up in their own world , but they pay promptly and in gold.
You know, one problem with living in a place named Marja-Rhytaville is that everyone is always asking for directions to it. People always ask me "where the hell is Marja-Ryhtaville?", and I just tell them, "it's anywhere you want it to be!" (, apologies to JB)
Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour. That's what you get when you buy four PoP Fight for the Daggers and a couple of Banana Balances on 50% clearance. Hey, if you're ever in the area, look me up and drop by; we'll go down to the market and get some banana liqueur. I'm going down to the harbor to check on a delivery of sandstone I'm expecting for some watchtowers I'm building. See y'all around!
Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:55 AM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:27 PM
Chickens or maybe some goats :D! I like the way it's a recognisable set but super-sized! And it I ever need some Banana's, I now know what market to head to.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:22 PM
And that's not even all the bananas we have. I held back on some.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:47 PM
I loved the story too, that helped to present the MOC.
Look forward to your future builds.
Wahil Musca, slaver and entrepreneur of Kaliphlin, ambassador to the Emir of Gorr
Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:17 AM
Fantastic place to get my produce for the week! Though those Mountain Mummies sure drive a hard bargin!
Fun build :)
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:22 AM
I like that this competition is spawning random MOCs that are not part of the challenge. I hope it stays fresh throughout the whole year (or longer)
Admiral Woodbrose, Minister of the Colonies of Corrington
Dugal MacLean of the Kaliphlin Guild ~ "GEAR Up with GEAR CO supplies."
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:51 AM
"Yeah, it's nice and all, but, boy, today is really going slow. Life is dragging so much it's like time is practically frozen... Anyway, this dagger sure is great for opening tins of donuts!"
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