Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:10 PM
That said, I present my rather poor attempt at a wizard and a tiny corner of his lab. Ok, I'll confess, I only saw this thread this morning and just wanted an excuse to finally use some birds in a MOC ;-)
Aluvar The Semi-Not-Bad-Most-of-the-Time
He's a nice guy, really. He tries to help people. He just doesn't have the greatest luck sometimes. As we join the scene he's having a discussion with his bird friends.
Petey (the parrot): squaaaAAAAWK
Aluvar: Yes Petey, I hear them. It's the townspeople banging on my door. They seem upset, but I don't know why.
Bluevro (the blue bird, go figure): sqUUUAAAAWWWKKK
Aluvar: Well, yes, that could be it. I really didn't mean to turn the mayor into a frog, it's just that he kept squirming around while I was working that spell and you know how I get, one wrong thought and ...
Pinky (don't say it): squaaaaawk?
Aluvar: I guess I'll do what I always do, pack up and leave. Let's see, books in the chest ... can't forget my spare wand ... I really should change before I travel. These black clothes always make me look sinister, but they are slimming. Oh well, maybe I'll find a nice girl and settle down in the next town. Yeah, that would be nice. I think I'll ...
Greynard (uh huh): SQUAWK!
Aluvar: HUH? Oh, sorry, I was rambling there. I get so easily distra ... oooh, look, shiny!
All birds at once: SQUAAAAAAAAAAWK!!!!!!!!!!!
Aluvar: Yes, yes, I'm ready, let's go ... *waves wand and disappears as the doors come crashing open, angry villagers with torches in hand and as revolting as ever run in just in time to see him grab his flask and zap everything into another dimension where he'll have time to figure out where to go ... this time*
I'm more equipped for pirate work than castle, but I just felt like building and this was a good chance for it.
Thanks for running this contest TheBrickster and thanks to the entire staff of Eurobricks for being here! :-)
Shadows is looking for stalkers. Yep, you heard me right. CLICKY!
Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:09 PM
>tfw no Voltix XL :, (
Posted 30 April 2007 - 07:36 PM
where does Aves Hawthorne's torso come from?
If i can figure out how to resize I will post something...
Dugal MacLean of the Kaliphlin Guild ~ "GEAR Up with GEAR CO supplies."
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 08:01 PM
"Doubt is the rust of the peoples' minds, but the only way to sieze the future is to grasp the present." - Chairman L. C. Clench, X-S Technologies
1776 or 1984?
Posted 01 May 2007 - 05:52 AM
Professor Snidley C. Rooked, Wizard of Curiosities, and his Wizard's Workshop, a Snake Oil Wagon:
- Brick Miner
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 02:56 PM
I don't have a background yet, all I know is that he's part of the same tribe as my entry for a previous Knight contest (pic of knight in my flickr ;-) ). There's also an unedited pic of Mihangel in my flickr. Hope you like him!
Posted 02 May 2007 - 03:14 PM
Of course, it's your contest, so it's really up to you...
Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:13 PM
Unfortunately, I was unable to finish his workshop on time. :-/
Larry of the Metal Arm
The eldest of three sons, Larry was born into a rich family, and was rather spoiled growing up. When he came of age, Larry was knighted. While not a particularly good leader or fighter, he had a sly tongue, which he used to manipulative advantages. Through many dishonest and backwards dealings, he gained high status, and became popular with the king.
Eventually, he found himself in a very powerful position, and very well off. He bragged and boasted, finding pleasure in belittling those around him. One night, during a particularly large feast, Larry gorged himself on the wine, becoming excessively drunk. In his drunken stupor, he claimed that he was the finest swordsman in the kingdom, and bet his fortune that no one could better him. A young soldier from the South took up his challenge, and they agreed to meet in one week's time.
As soon as Larry became sober again, he agonized over the predicament he had gotten himself into, but was too proud to try to call off the duel.
Upon the agreed date, he and the young soldier faced off. Larry being a very poor swordsman, the match did not last long. It was not long before, the soldier sliced off Larry's sword arm, crippling him and ending the duel.
Larry, utterly ashamed, penniless, and missing a limb, left everything he knew and owned. He stayed in a small village for a while, allowing his wounds to heal. When he was fit to travel, he journeyed into a small wood, made himself what shelter he could, and lived there. Alone and disabled, he found it hard to survive. He eventually was forced to live off grass and tree bark.
A hermit, strolling though the woods as was his daily habit, found Larry, who was by then unconscious and dangerously weak. The hermit pitied Larry, and took him into his house (which just so happened to be a large, hollow tree stump.), where he fed and nursed him back to health. As it turns out, the hermit wasn't just a simple hermit, but a powerful magician also. He trained Larry in his ways, teaching him everything he knew.
Larry was a very humble and grateful student, until the day came when the hermit told him that he could teach him nothing that Larry did not already know. That night, Larry murdered the hermit while he slept, using nothing but a piece of paper and a tin cup.
Having rid himself of his former mentor, Larry took over the hermits home and belongings, settling himself into the hollow tree the stump, and rearranging things as he saw fit. For a few years after that, Larry stayed in that tree stump, learning and improving his power.
He eventually created a special type of metal, which he was able to enchant and attach to his person, thus creating an artificial arm for himself.
Nowadays, you may see him wandering aimlessly through the woods, carrying a large wooden staff, and wearing a bright yellow hat. His skin is a sickly pale color from hours spent out of the sun, and of course, he has a metal arm, which he is most known for. I must warn you though, not to ask him about it, for his is a bit grouchy about the subject.
Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:33 PM
That seems a little cruel... ingenious (Macgyer-esque even), but still cruel...
Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:04 AM
Of course, it's your contest, so it's really up to you...
These entries are a bit creative and don't fit the traditional "castle theme", so I ask for a little flexibility in judging them. I think they're all very good and meet the intended rules of the contest.
In regard to your entry SD, I love your wizard. Over the past few days, I've been trying to think of ways to build a sombrero for some of the citizens of my Old Mexico WW sub-theme. You gave me an excellent idea. I have to see what colors I might have available.
Posted 03 May 2007 - 04:06 AM
Thanks. The hat idea isn't really original, though. I saw before on one of Lenny's creations over on CC.
It is a little cruel, but I guess he just used the items he had on hand. ;-)
Okay. Thanks for clearing that up... it makes much more sense to me now. :-)
Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:01 AM
A brief bio: His name was originally Norman. He saw his love murdered in cold blood. Since then, he has embraced the dark side of magic to someday bring her back. His staff is made of a gnarled root.
Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:21 PM
There is a long history behind Fernos, but I will be releasing that in a story on BrickZone.net this summer.
Not exactly sure if my entry got in on time, but will understand if it's not accepted.
Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:41 PM
Olfhere the Wise
I was especially pleased with how he turned out, simple yet detailed.
Sorry I don't have a workshop or bird for him, perhaps later if I am so inclined to do so ;-)
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