Serving as a big trading crossroad, all big powers have their outposts here, as do Drow. And where would a Drow city be located, but somewhere inside a rock. And when water came to life, a Drow fire angel (a name they named themselves, but nobody but them thinks they are even near the angles, and anybody can fly this days:), a Drow fire angel summoned a warrior made of burning stone, armed with a fire sword and magma shield, because, as we all know, nothing fights water as fire.
I am proud to present you Waterdeep, the jewel of the East:
(note: cloud is not badly photoshoped, it has here and there trans-clear slopes on both sides to sparkle (and every cloud has a silver lining:))
Views from all four sides: north-east-west-south
On a happy note: try and guess how high this 48x48 tower is (in meters), and the closest one will get "High-scout" title and twenty of those white 5x6 leaves ;)
And here are few details (click for larger):
In these details, you can spot a Drow fire angel and her fire summon, which is so big that is tearing apart that terrace and pillars, leaving havoc even on the floor (check for cheese slope mosaic details:) The lava from the monster is dripping trough the floor, making a canyon in rock, slithering to the water
A water nymph is meditating in one of the caves, totally unaware of the happening around her (find her:)
A lover (heh) is writing love poetry in another cave, can you find him? :)
There are numerous waterfalls, and the biggest one is more then 40 cm high :) Due to the big tree, waves of the water elemental, watch tower and spiral stairs, it is best viewd in "construction" folder.
I will let you find micro part yourself ;)
A water is falling somewhere beneath a cloud, filling a pond, and a typical Waterdeep silver oak is growing inside it, a young treant :)
Checkout the round watchtower and find an entrance in it! :)
The Drow outpost is carved in the mountain, and you can see two terraces (on the east and on the west side) buried deep into the mountain; on the south side you can see an old entrance, trough the caved in rock - check the ornament on the wall - there is nothing but air between those two rows of tiles, and that "air" line goes trough the whole castle (during construction, it was filled with black 1x8 tiles, and one of them was such a pain to dig out at the end :)
Notice round stairs coming from the wall on the south side
Terrace on the east side has a (large) secret entrance (great fit for flyers:). Can you spot it? There are two Drows playing cards inside :)
About the scale: here is a picture with my little helper; she is 180 cm tall (more on page 2 of this thread)
You've met Drow fire angel. Here are the others: Drow earth angel; Drow water angel and Drow wind angel. Also, there is that lucky Drow that was playing cards behind the secret entrance, also, I've never had a good name for this one, and I call him "a lover" :) The last one is a nasty slaver goblin, but during the taking of the picture, he was cast inside the mountain, into the deepest dungeon, just for being creepy :)
Main castle photographs (a lot of stuff here:)
Minifigures photographs (Drow rule supreme!)
Here you can see some other Drow cities from me:
Twisted Tower of Ashaba
Ruined temple of Shar
Rilauven outpost in Mitgardia
And everything is nicely indexed in the topic Drow , featuring hundreds of minifigs in one place.
Edited by Angeli, 07 August 2012 - 02:11 PM.