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#51 Lord Derfel Cadarn

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:35 PM

You have far too many 1x1 rounds!!!!!!! :tongue: I don't have many in trans blue. This is looking very impressive so far, one thing I have to mention is the fact that your really mainly using 'basic' bricks for most of the structure, which really is an achievement in itself, as its a lot harder to create good details. Im impressed :thumbup:   Those black half-arch pieces used to create a pattern up the wall is another effective detail that works very well.

Very 'you' and all the better for it.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:52 PM

View Postde Gothia, on 05 May 2012 - 05:13 AM, said:

Angeli this is isane! Love the size of this one! It´s huge, red and evil!!! :laugh:


Agreed except I might replace "evil" with awesome! (It has an angelic theme :wink: )

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:20 PM

View PostDerfel Cadarn, on 05 May 2012 - 06:35 PM, said:

You have far too many 1x1 rounds!!!!!!! :tongue: I don't have many in trans blue.
Trade ya some for LBG and DBG 1x1 rounds!  

Seriously, we've had a lot of trans blue and trans light blue 1x1 rounds in the PAB walls in California this year.  I didn't see any last time I went (Friday!) but I'll keep an eye out for some if you want and fill up a cup for ya. Not sure what the shipping cost is to UK, but it's got to be less than buying a ton of them on BrickLink.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:55 PM

Update:

Valsharess, storming trough the hallways of Elesee-Luna
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One of the trees that are not in the heavenly garden
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City is growing; you can notice water, half done clouds and other things
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Mosaics are on the way (painstaking long process, I must admit:)
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Bird of paradise :) My favorite :)
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and I do not know the word for this on english, but google says it is "pithy rays", those litle darker green straws inside every leaf ;)
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:34 AM

My entrance to the Challenge 3: Elesee-Luna
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More pictures here when moderated public

And one for the size&scale:
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I will deeplink few more images after 48 h of sleep :)
I've also written an extremely long Elesee-Luna story, but on my native language, and google translator just can not do it right :) But I will show you this after some rest :) Just think, a girl came, and stretch and nock down the bridge :) So I had to rebuild it, and time was pouring away ;) THEN, I was taking pictures and scrambled one of the mosaics :) (An angel fall on it :) So, pictures with Angels debating with monster are with scrambled mosaic :) Artistic touch ;) And finally, my girl said: "What is it? It is so lovely... wait.. Is it a tomb? A tomb for a girl? CHANG THAT! It must be a lovely love story with happy end! :) But somehow I've persuaded her that she was loved by each of tree angels than built this town, her name was Elesee, but You will find out more about her in the story, how each brother tried to win her love, and each one stroked with celestial flaming sword over her town when she died, how she was betrayed by the Drow, and how the youngest poured his love in a crystal, making it red like his hart, and they say angles do not have harts... and she said, you are crazy, do what you want. And the tomb with a hart stayed :) Oh, damn, I am going to translate it now :)

Btw, I could not resist, notice that guy who is peeing in celestial pool? Drow are really unscrupulous! And they rule Supreme!

Btw, putting on a side a story about Elesee and tri angel brothers, Valsharess was on a quest to get the fire crystal, but her daughter betrayed her, and she never left the sparkling streets of Elesee-Luna, ending her long ruling of the Drow. And her daughter took over (remember her from gladiator games?) Oh, damn, I will deeplink few more pictures now :)

Edit: my guildmaster is away, is there a wolontier to remove the background? :)

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:27 AM

That is awesome and I love that crystal tree! From what I have seen of your MOCs, I think this is the best one yet....

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:45 AM

Looking forward to seeing all the details when the folder is public  :classic:  I must say even though I have seen a lot of your creations before I was still stunned by the size of this thing  *huh*  The black bridge is incredible, and the whole section on the right just meshes beautifully.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:27 AM

I've translated the story for the challenge 3.

"How to scribe love in the air"


Long ago, the story says that the West of Historica was the most beautiful part of the country: the green valleys were intertwined with the raging rivers, people hummed while working, and kids often slept under the open roof, telling jokes to stars, and watching their flashing from laughter. Angels were leading the people, the people he loved the earth, and earth responded to all that love and kindness with fertility.


All in all, a little heaven, today known only in Khalipians love songs when wine with honey untie their tongue, when resting around the fire, in quiet deserts...

The story also tells that sometime in the west, the one that everyone now calls Nocturnus, a beautiful girl  was born and grew up, who justify hers name with looks and smiles, Elesee, which meant "neverdending flower" in the language of the Old Elves.  Enchanting smile and easy walk, fluttered among the angels and charmed the people, and there was not a man, celestial or animal, who would not stretch the lips into a smile at the mention of her name. Young, in hers barely twenty years hot blood, the place did not held her, and she was famous for her adventures, and her cruising Nocturnus from one end to another.

Interestingly, no one has laid claim to her heart, and frankly, hardly anyone would dare to do so, as every tongue tied in her presence.


On one occasion, three angels, brothers, made the spring a party, and of course, she was there, and she sang and danced and laughed so seductive, that all present prolonged their life for a year that evening. And three brothers were blinded by her beauty, slim figure and smart appearance of the eyes. The next day, talking amongst each other, they confessed his feelings for her to one another, and regarding that all three wanted the chance with Elesee, to solve this without a quarrel, they agreed to make attempt to win her heart, with each having a day to do so.


The next day, middle brother, poet, took her on the most romantic place in the woods, there are birch trees branch from one in two or three trees, and where the sparrows go to declare love to she sparrows, and with honey wine, song of the nightingale and the scent of snapdragon, read her the song that he wrote for her. Song talked about some forgotten feelings that only the angels know, the magic faraway places behind Misty islands, the jewels that would be ashamed and silent beside her, his feelings translated into the form of gold with which he wrote his thoughts on paper were clear, truth, she melted, perhaps even one tear skulk out, she respected him as an artist, loved to listen to infinity, but no feeling were born for him, and she said that. Sadly, he thanked for her company and promised another "goodbye" song, some other day.

The next day the eldest brother embraced her, spread his wings and took her to the clouds. And there, glittering, a new, uninhabited city that he built during the previous evening, for her. The streets were tiled with jewels, waterfalls were singing all around the walls, and in the middle was a turquoise, blue pool with waterspirits. The towers were high, encrusted with gold, and the windows narrow, elongated, perfect in its complexsisity. Crystal dragons were spraying each other, playing in ponds, and all around one could see gigantic flowers that spread the intoxicating scents to the city. She blinking enthusiastically admiring the architecture, ingenuity and aesthetics of the city, and respected him as an architect and artist, and she would live here until the end of her life, but all that brought no deeper feeling about him, and she confessed to him. Sadly, he replied that the town is still hers, and that he will build another day and a crystal temple, somewhere near, on top of a mountain, where she can be herself and knit her thoughts.

Tomorrow, there was no sign of the third brother. Embarrassed, he was sitting under a tree, in a new city on the cloud; His wings were smaller than the wings of his brothers, and although his words were true, and wise, they were brief and without poetic sound, his hands, though valuable, did not even knew how to build a house, let alone the whole city. And what to offer her? He loved her, truly, honestly, with his whole body and soul, but how to show that? And then it dawned on him: he rushed to Rakhat Mountain, spent a whole afternoon rummaging through the forgotten mine shafts, and found the common trans clear crystal. Then he hugged it in his palms, laid close to his chest and thought about how much he loves her. For what exact reasons did his love mirrored in the crystal, and why it took red color of his heart, even to this day no one knows, but it was not important: his feelings were so clearly written in the glimmering of the crystal, that there was no doubt. He spread his wings and flew away looking for Elesee.

He found her on top of the highest towers, as she carved her name in the tiles, and then she was a little shame, but ultimately concluded that every city must have a name and she called it "The Moon", because it sparkled like one. Luna. And then she cut that also near her name: "Elesee was here, in sparkly Luna" A little confused, he gave her bundle with the crystal. As she saw it, her childish silliness disappeared, and the next two years she spent in the same place, motionless, watching the vibrations of crystals. And he was standing next to her, similarly, without moving.


When the two years past, she blinked, looked at him very clearly and said that she fully understands, and feels the same. And kissed him.


They spent next three years so, with joined lips, on the roof next to "T Elesee was here, in sparkly Luna"

But the story of a magical crystal was spreading throughout the Nocturnus, and many came to see the glow on the roof and two who were in love forever, and not just good beings. Creatures crawled from the underworld, and they also wanted to see a miracle, perhaps even to take possession of it? Darkest of all was the Drow matron mother, Phaer-Xun, whose names mean to "honored demon", and in those five years she made plan, and following the first night when the youngest of three flew to his brothers to convey new story, she appears on the roof next to a young girl who was getting ready to leave, and a  told a sad story about how for two hundred years she was alone, never met love, and how she was so sad, that her skin darkened by sorrow, and the tears washed the colors from eyes, and that's why they are white.

Elesee felt pity for the creature, and wrote love trough the air using brightness of crystal, but from nowhere a dagger  appeared and only grazed her skin, but the smell of the blade was like the Underdark spider's poison, and Elesee fainted, closed her eyes and her lips became cold. A Phaer-Xun lifted the crystal, exultant.

But the three brothers were angels; they felted that something was wrong and using wind's speed flu to the roof, but it was too late. Horrified, all three of them stroked once with their flaming swords, chasing despicable Drow, but each missed, and Phaer-Xun was gone. But each of these swing of a sword, according to legend, left  mark on all the city walls, and that is why there are three white lines which extend around the city;

For years, the brothers looked for Drow, and what exactly happened, nobody knows, but rumor has it that the brothers finally found her somewhere in the mountain snows of Mitgardia, and no one ever again heard about her, they took the crystal and return it to the city, which the called "Elesee-Luna"; they planted a crystal, and now it grows along with the plants.

Three brothers made her a tomb in one part of the city, and the flowers always grow there, even in winter...

People were talking about this events, and the city has for long been a legend, but skilful Valsharess found the location of the city, and really, there it was, on a cloud, She led a company of lowlife humans who attacked the angels, and while one of the demons negotiate with them, she went with daughter and a pair of mercenary adventurers to find a crystal.

And she found it inside a huge flower, but alas, that flower was not naive, and when she was caught, the daughter asked for crystal, and when she received it, she left her mother to sink along with a flower. And just like that, it was the end of the great and famous Valsharess, whom united all the Drow cities under hers heel.

And so, in one afternoon, Yvonnel ruled the kingdom of Drow. And a crystal? Some say that she was watching it every day for two months, and her eyes crossed from white to red, but the love never showed in the crystal glittering, and Yvonnel never inquired how it looks like, or how it feels to be loved. However, the crystal still contains a great power, and Yvonnel has colorful plans when it comes to conquering the world ...

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:11 AM

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City from the eyes of the angel
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male Dragon
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she dragon
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Filthy soldier
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Sun flower with the crystal
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Knife in the dark
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meeting
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shoo bird, fly away
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Tomb of Elesee and temple in the distance
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Tomb
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 11:35 PM

You hit on you again and again  :wink:

It's stunning  :blush:

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:42 PM

Angeli, this is just fantastic, really epic. It's been fun following this build over the past month or two, and it's nice to see it all come together. Your building style is just amazing. So many details and cool designs. It's going to take me forever to go through all the pics and check out all the cool techniques and designs. And the size, that's just massive. I know you like to build big, but you've really outdone yourself here!  Unfortunately I can't really build anything big and delicate -- the kids tend to trash it before I'm done!  You've got a great story too. Although the bit about Valsharess finding the Crystal at the end seems a bit brief. Maybe you could expand that part a bit later.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:44 PM

thanks :)
yup, I've got about a million of pics with them fighting and running and hiding and seducing and despairing and just doing nothing at all, and a more detailed story about how she took the crystal, but the history of the town was so fun to write, and I did not want to stop :)

I will post more pictures tomorrow, and mix pictures with text :)

btw, this is an open request for all of my fellow guildsmen and other historicians who can find some time to remove background from the main picture, nothing fancy, just to remove those colors and shapes of the room that draw attention from moc  - the Drow will award this artist with unlimited access to all Drow towns, and safe passage trough Nocturnus ;) And a introduce sigfig in this moc? As an invader, or defender, as you wish :)

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:55 PM

Your skills to transform ordinary red bricks into awesome things is crazy! :classic: So much to love here and those trans clear bricks adds alot!

To bad though that the challenge 3 didn´t get it´s own thread...

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:54 AM

yup, as requested, here's the story mixed with pictures ;)
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"How to scribe love in the air"



Long ago, the story says that the West of Historica was the most beautiful part of the country: the green valleys were intertwined with the raging rivers, people hummed while working, and kids often slept under the open roof, telling jokes to stars, and watching their flashing from laughter. Angels were leading the people, the people he loved the earth, and earth responded to all that love and kindness with fertility.


All in all, a little heaven, today known only in Khalipians love songs when wine with honey untie their tongue, when resting around the fire, in quiet deserts...

The story also tells that sometime in the west, the one that everyone now calls Nocturnus, a beautiful girl was born and grew up, who justify hers name with looks and smiles, Elesee, which meant "neverdending flower" in the language of the Old Elves. Enchanting smile and easy walk, fluttered among the angels and charmed the people, and there was not a man, celestial or animal, who would not stretch the lips into a smile at the mention of her name. Young, in hers barely twenty years hot blood, the place did not held her, and she was famous for her adventures, and her cruising Nocturnus from one end to another.

Interestingly, no one has laid claim to her heart, and frankly, hardly anyone would dare to do so, as every tongue tied in her presence.


On one occasion, three angels, brothers, made the spring a party, and of course, she was there, and she sang and danced and laughed so seductive, that all present prolonged their life for a year that evening. And three brothers were blinded by her beauty, slim figure and smart appearance of the eyes. The next day, talking amongst each other, they confessed his feelings for her to one another, and regarding that all three wanted the chance with Elesee, to solve this without a quarrel, they agreed to make attempt to win her heart, with each having a day to do so.


The next day, middle brother, poet, took her on the most romantic place in the woods, there are birch trees branch from one in two or three trees, and where the sparrows go to declare love to she sparrows, and with honey wine, song of the nightingale and the scent of snapdragon, read her the song that he wrote for her. Song talked about some forgotten feelings that only the angels know, the magic faraway places behind Misty islands, the jewels that would be ashamed and silent beside her, his feelings translated into the form of gold with which he wrote his thoughts on paper were clear, truth, she melted, perhaps even one tear skulk out, she respected him as an artist, loved to listen to infinity, but no feeling were born for him, and she said that. Sadly, he thanked for her company and promised another "goodbye" song, some other day.

The next day the eldest brother embraced her, spread his wings and took her to the clouds. And there, glittering, a new, uninhabited city that he built during the previous evening, for her. The streets were tiled with jewels, waterfalls were singing all around the walls, and in the middle was a turquoise, blue pool with waterspirits. The towers were high, encrusted with gold, and the windows narrow, elongated, perfect in its complexsisity. Crystal dragons were spraying each other, playing in ponds, and all around one could see gigantic flowers that spread the intoxicating scents to the city. She blinking enthusiastically admiring the architecture, ingenuity and aesthetics of the city, and respected him as an architect and artist, and she would live here until the end of her life, but all that brought no deeper feeling about him, and she confessed to him. Sadly, he replied that the town is still hers, and that he will build another day and a crystal temple, somewhere near, on top of a mountain, where she can be herself and knit her thoughts.

Tomorrow, there was no sign of the third brother. Embarrassed, he was sitting under a tree, in a new city on the cloud; His wings were smaller than the wings of his brothers, and although his words were true, and wise, they were brief and without poetic sound, his hands, though valuable, did not even knew how to build a house, let alone the whole city. And what to offer her? He loved her, truly, honestly, with his whole body and soul, but how to show that? And then it dawned on him: he rushed to Rakhat Mountain, spent a whole afternoon rummaging through the forgotten mine shafts, and found the common trans clear crystal. Then he hugged it in his palms, laid close to his chest and thought about how much he loves her. For what exact reasons did his love mirrored in the crystal, and why it took red color of his heart, even to this day no one knows, but it was not important: his feelings were so clearly written in the glimmering of the crystal, that there was no doubt. He spread his wings and flew away looking for Elesee.

He found her on top of the highest towers, as she carved her name in the tiles, and then she was a little shame, but ultimately concluded that every city must have a name and she called it "The Moon", because it sparkled like one. Luna. And then she cut that also near her name: "Elesee was here, in sparkly Luna" A little confused, he gave her bundle with the crystal. As she saw it, her childish silliness disappeared, and the next two years she spent in the same place, motionless, watching the vibrations of crystals. And he was standing next to her, similarly, without moving.


When the two years past, she blinked, looked at him very clearly and said that she fully understands, and feels the same. And kissed him.


They spent next three years so, with joined lips, on the roof next to "T Elesee was here, in sparkly Luna"

But the story of a magical crystal was spreading throughout the Nocturnus, and many came to see the glow on the roof and two who were in love forever, and not just good beings. Creatures crawled from the underworld, and they also wanted to see a miracle, perhaps even to take possession of it? Darkest of all was the Drow matron mother, Phaer-Xun, whose names mean to "honored demon", and in those five years she made plan, and following the first night when the youngest of three flew to his brothers to convey new story, she appears on the roof next to a young girl who was getting ready to leave, and a told a sad story about how for two hundred years she was alone, never met love, and how she was so sad, that her skin darkened by sorrow, and the tears washed the colors from eyes, and that's why they are white.

Elesee felt pity for the creature, and wrote love trough the air using brightness of crystal, but from nowhere a dagger appeared and only grazed her skin, but the smell of the blade was like the Underdark spider's poison, and Elesee fainted, closed her eyes and her lips became cold. A Phaer-Xun lifted the crystal, exultant.

But the three brothers were angels; they felted that something was wrong and using wind's speed flu to the roof, but it was too late. Horrified, all three of them stroked once with their flaming swords, chasing despicable Drow, but each missed, and Phaer-Xun was gone. But each of these swing of a sword, according to legend, left mark on all the city walls, and that is why there are three white lines which extend around the city;

For years, the brothers looked for Drow, and what exactly happened, nobody knows, but rumor has it that the brothers finally found her somewhere in the mountain snows of Mitgardia, and no one ever again heard about her, they took the crystal and return it to the city, which the called "Elesee-Luna"; they planted a crystal, and now it grows along with the plants.

Three brothers made her a tomb in one part of the city, and the flowers always grow there, even in winter...

People were talking about this events, and the city has for long been a legend. Until today.

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City of angles have been secluded from the eyes of the humans and other monsters for ages. So, when the emissary of the Drow arrived at the main gate, everyone was surprised.
His words were long, he spoke about peace, making new contact, sharing recipes and other unimportant things. Celestial were listening to the demon with grace and patience, but not naively, being armed to the teeth. And while the long words and flat, melancholic voice made celestials relaxed and with guard down, a scream shocked them, and hundreds of humans poured trough all the sides! How did they climb here, to the clouds? Did they climbed steep cliffs of surrounding mountains or arrived on sky diving ship? But at the moment, that was not important, celestials gripped their weapons, and defended themselves! The fight erupted, that swallowed the whole town!

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Few devas and angels arrived as help, but new humans swarmed the place, like ants, from all sides! While the shields were splintering under the strokes of the blessed weapons, humans used the tactics that they were told will make effect: long spears, short swords, and a lot of arrows. And really, long spears prevented celestials to attack from above, short swords were ideal for those close encounters, and arrows prevented angels from flying.

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(for this last one, I have "THIS IS ELESEE!" echo in my head, when I look at it:)

There was a total mess, but even with their supremacy in numbers,  humans could not win against silver weapons and strong wings. One after another they felt under the strokes of the gold plated metal and whirlpools of wind from wings, and soon, only few of them were left standing.

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Brave little amateurs, they did their job ("300" :) :) )

The thing that no one was sure about was the location of the crystal. Valsharess made a brilliant plan: she will send a demon to wrestle with angels, and then people will attack them, and so that will seem like the cunning plan with which she planned to enslave them; But not so, behind her plan there can always be found a new layer of evil thoughts, and while they wrestle each other  in a fight, a detachment of her Drow warriors  sniffed through the whole city for the crystal!! True, some of them will find their selves between two warring factions and be whipped out, but there is no greater honor than to die for your queen! Or at least so they say ...

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The first thing she had done, she tried to coax the location of the crystals from one of the angels, by sending one of the Drow girls in disguise of Elesee to her tomb, but the whole plan has gone to ruin when from the tomb came the true spirit of girl, and scared Drow look-alike!

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Hers spies were widespread all over the city, and while the battle below them declined, because people,  even do outnumbered, were slowly losing the battle. It is not easy to climb the steep towers Elesee-Lune, if you do not have wings ...

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There is something that neither Valsharess did not know, and that is the fact that her daughter would join the siege. Instead of  keeping Lith My'athar of curious and optimistic squanders that might want to take it while the Queen was not at home, she also plotted, with the leader of a group of most vicious mercenaries, notorious Gul-Gurath.
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His party sow fear even to the cruelest areas of Nocturnus, bad zilches, and they called them selves "The Crimson Rings." Why so, only their leader knows that, who is the brother of Lord Ssilyrrlith's cousin, the black sheep of the family. "Boiled legs" and "small feet", Yvonnel, daughter Valsharess, called them, without showing even a trace of respect. However, everyone knew who Yvonnel was because her cruelty exceeded even what is considered normal in the Drow societies.
- Is it all clear? - she asked with a stern voice - Or your brain is as small as your foot, so I have to repeat?
- Everything is clear, you're Majesty - demon answered.
- You were supposed to bring the boys, four small feet are better than two - she added pointedly.
- I brought them - he said, while his cruel companions slithered from the shadows.
- Lovely - she ended with an evil smile.
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The fight is slowly coming to an end. Angels are slowly taking control of the city, and people were fleeing for theirs life. But, perhaps too late, because Valsharess found the crystal: located in the center of a large flower, in one of the ponds. How did she get this information? One of her demons used the magic "charm" on one of the angels ... "a knife in the dark"

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But now it did not matter, she knew where the crystal was, and was headed toward it. But in a moment when she and her few companions came remotely close to it they were rushed by Little Feet ... akhm, sorry, Crimson Rings, and attacked, viciously!

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But Valsharess was not naive. She would never become queen if she was: she was accompanied with best Drow warriors that she could found in the Underdark, and one by one Crimson Rings fell from Drow blades and magic. But alas, all her companions fell also and she was left alone in the end, surrounded by the predator, and she did not evade the blade of the band leader...

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Do we say that Valsharess was not naive? More than that, because she stood perfectly still, hidden in the shadows, and watched what was going on, while her counterpart cope with misfortune? Coated with all colors, this Valsharess, sending her look alike to attract the danger!

She emerged from shadows, in two strokes of a sword took care of the demon band leader, and went to the crystal.

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But neither the flower was naive, as she touched it, petals wrapped around her, pulling her the center, and the whole flower slowly began to sink. She held the crystal in hers hand, but she was threatened with water depth!

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- Throw me the crystal, mother, and I'll give you the spear and get out, you'll need both hands! - Shouted the Yvonnel, and although the queen shied away a few moments, she threw Valsharess crystal.

Note: notice the curious dragon that pushes its nose everywhere!

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But Yvonnel did not give her the spear, only smiled, with evil grin: you should know better, mom, than to rely on word of a Drow, especially when it comes from a family member...
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One of the demons landed at Yvonnel, and brought her on its back out of  the city. In the pandemonium, no one even notice them. While laughing, with the crystal in her hand, she made hundreds of plans how to take over the world ... Then she chuckled: as a cherry on a cake, she does not even have to pay tiny feet, ok, purple rings, hell, considering that this is their last adventure, they can be treated and called with their real name. Ah, who would bother with that? Such a tiny feet, she is the queen of the world, and as such, she does not have to care about anyone! She laughed out loud, while disappearing in the clouds ...
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Check out the galery when public ;) there are A LOT of pictures there, size-friendly
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for the size&scale with my usuall little helper (she is 180cm high):
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#65 Rogue Angel

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:05 AM

This city is immense!  As usual, you have created another beautiful city.  There are a lot of cool techniques, windows, mosaics - so much going on!  I liked the story with the 3 brothers, and the sacrifice of the mother for the daughter.  It has a very - greek mythology - feel to it.  There is just so much in your builds.  Incredible!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:48 AM

At first glance you don't realise the scale of this moc! And then you see the minifigs and realise its BIG, but then comes the picture with your helper and wow! its huge. My favourite bits are the bridge and mosaic with the arches  :thumbup:
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#67 Gabe

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:24 AM

Stunning architechture as always Angeli! I'm so impressed by that bridge - it's a massive span. Is there any technic in there to strengthen it, or is it all brick?

I love your story too, its so poetic and grand! And your battle scenes really suit the epic scale of the city. Best of luck in the voting!  :classic:
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#68 Angeli

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

Thank you :)
I've enjoyed so much writhing the story, both about the legend of Elesee and the Drow attack, that I'm thinking to continue to do so for every moc :)

Bridge is without technic bricks, and made of basic bricks, 1x2, 1x1 and 1x5, arches 1x4 and 1x6 and few slopes and trans plates 1x1 for decoration. It is attached with only 2 studs on each side (four studs all together:). With this type of construction, bridge can be even five more times longer, and still stand on only four studs; the only limitation that I've had was scale of my desk :) but, on the other hand, I am using only old lego bricks, I do not know if the new ones have the same strong grip...

One of the business partners had to come to my home, late at night, to sign some papers, and saw me building that fight scene. It was a little akward, but as I was collecting papers in the other room (15 min:), when I've returned I've caught him playing with soldiers, changing places, where they stayed, rearranging weapons :) And he's a big guy, in starting thirties, macho type, played with me in national team, and he looked at me and said: "What? It's a cool toy, give me a break" :)

The whole city was build exclusively for challenge 3, and it was made in exactly 5 weeks. It was build alongside a full time job, three times a week sports trainings and a girl who does not like (but tolerate:) lego :) It's the city whose building I've enjoyed the most.

My favorite part of the city is Elesee tomb:

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and the guy with a snorkel, bamboo branch, breathing inside the pool, searching for the crystal :)

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#69 Dr.Cogg

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:25 PM

Is that the end of your Queen ,or will she come back for Revenge :devil: .

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

The witch queen of the Drow is dead.  Long Live the Witch Queen of the Drow!
What an epic.  The poetic story, the enormous battle and its subplots and subsubplots, and that amazing city, full or brilliant characters and action.  Actually, this is one of the best stories as well as one of the best builds.  Bravo Angeli!
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

A fantastic entry for Challenge 3. The size is epic, the bridge is great, and the small details really make it stand out.

This was one of my top 5 entries! Good job!  :thumbup:

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#72 Angeli

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:27 PM

the story actualy does not end here ;)

I've added about a hundred more minifigs in "minifigs" folder, and continued the story ;)
Also, the Elesee-Luna will be displayed during next week as part of hepl for one sick little boy, and I will redo one whole tower, change few things, and the pictures will follow during next week

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Whit the death of Valsharess, Yvonnel has position herself on the top of the matriarchate. Known as unusually cruel, smart and with good connections, no one wanted to oppose her.

Every Drow has a thrust for power. The more powerful they become, the bigger the thrust. It is common knowledge that the lowest of Drow have no desires at all, needing only food, and roof over their heads. Give them three slaves, they will want few more. Give them a house to rule, they will want a street. Give a young girl an empire, she will want a whole world...

And what is a best way to get the world? Make other armies fight each other, then swoop and conquer all!

She strongened her relationships with Khaliphlin offering better trade deals, safer trade routes and new markets. All customs on Khaliphlin products were lowered.

She hired some surfecers with lighter tones of skin, dressed them in green and paid their leaders to make camps in Avalonians forests, and launch raids on Mitgardia. She also hired other groups of humans to do the same, just from Mitgardian soil. And not even the leaders of these bandits new that their employers were Drow, as she used intermediary on  intermediary. It was so easy, Drow have a lot of money, and no wish for it. Khaliphlians desire money, Mitgardians honor, Avalonians peace with everything, and Nocturnians, power.

But, she knew that she firstly needs to establish herself in her own house. And not all Nocturnians were just quite there, when her leadership is in question. There were few notable persons, few names known through common people, and she is yet to handle them. For now, her glaze is to the all the small tribes, bands, cults, clans and similar, all over Nocturnus, a large army of divided people without a cause or direction. So, she arranged a meeting, and made a special note, saying that she WILL be very disappointed if someone does not show. So, Everyone showed:

slimy creatures from the dark swamps, lizard-folk

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water breathing creatures from the sea, from the shores of East,

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noble genies from their city up on the clouds,

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Drow leaders from other cities, representing most notable houses:

House of dark animal trainers, Mae-Var,

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Moon warshiping house of Unar-Kaer,

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Male runed house of Kista Enari,

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Magic filled house of Maev-Tunar,

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And high-born house of Luna-Estare

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Ilihtids from the depths of Underdark,

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leaders of few notable (and biggest) bandit parties:

Fire dragons, led by a half-dragon iron lady:
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Point hawks, archery band-party from the woods near the border:
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Steel-shirts, led by aasimar twins:
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undead lord of the nearby city whom came with his vampire brides (so cliché, she thought),

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fallen angels from the conquered celestial cities,

snake people from the deep forests of Nocturnus, hardened by shadows and humidity

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Werewolves sent as delegation form one notable Nocturnus guild member ;)
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and others leaders with few thraals from every fraction that had some military or strategically power. A big hall, with one long desk and tens of chairs, and on top, she, the new Mathron mother. She lifted her cup, and said:

" You all know me; you all adore me. I am the strength of Nocturnus, and I will lead this guild to the top. And all of you, each and single one of you is pulling me back in this cause" - and she took a long sip from her cup, leaving gathered people to boil in their fear of not knowing what will happen next - "I thus, I do not need you, and you are bothering me. I hope your transit to the other world will be slow, and painful. Go away."

From shadows, her assassins emerged with bows and arrows, magic and darts, and none of the leaders were left standing.

"Good" she said with smile - "All of you left were second in command; now, you are first. And you can either follow me, or you can follow your leaders (to the other world:). What will it be?

"Praise Yvonnel, may she live for ever!" one man started yelling, and others followed. And, so easily, she enlisted "irregulars" and non-aligned armies. Hundreds of new soldiers, to be put as a front line for invading Avalonian army. And while they fight each other, Drow numbers will continue to grow, and one time, when the time is right, she will strike!

"You will now return to wherever rock you crawled from, and wait for my orders. With each of you, one of my associates will come, and they will be running things in my name. Remember, only if you win, you stay alive. Victory is life!*

*(wow, ST DS9 flashes:))

Ideas for mocs: you can make a moc either trading with these new races, or fighting with them, trying to flush out Yvonnels Drow that were sent to "run things". Dark forests, abandoned villages, ruined temples, underwater outposts, swampy villages, mountain tops, everything goes.


And we are STILL waiting for the head of that so-called-lord-of-Nocturnus, Slithirit, Slithered, or what was his name... Do not make us angry, and we do get angry while waiting...

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#73 de Gothia

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:18 PM

Wow Angeli! So many great different characthers you have assembled! Love the point hawks, they look very Avalonian!  :wink:

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#74 purpleparadox

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:04 AM

Keep in mind not all Kaliphlins lust for money, I know a small party of them who're already planning to fight you and your allies...

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:24 AM

The Drow rebellion has amassed enough support where they might actually succeed in their coup. As long as the Nestlands are left to themselves, the Clans of the Armored Eagle Goddess will simply watch the goings on.

gedren_y is wondering where the helmet on the Plankton head comes from, though.
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