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It was a bright and calm morning, not a breathe of wind stirring through the dense jungle undergrowth, and the Oleonese Tom on the fort above yawned and smiled down upon all creation.  He just so happened to love mornings like this, when nothing but the cawing of a few birds and the hooting of monkeys could disturb his thoughts... or rather, might have disturbed his thoughts, if he had had any.

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Suddenly, just in the midst of his make-believe reverie, and tremendous roar threw all the previous calm out of the window, and a score of Eslandolan soldiers burst out of the undergrowth beneath, firing as they came.  All was instantly confusion on the tower.

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Dick dropped his bottle, Tom waved his rapier and gazed helplessly down below, Johnny jumped befuddled from the map he was studying and the treasure he was dreaming of, Harry grabbed up his rifle and almost tripped over Dick's bottle, and the commander roared orders which no one was listening to so very energetically that he almost toppled over the battlements.

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Grinning like as many Cheshire cats, the Eslandolans poured out of the undergrowth and down the path.  

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Captain Argentum smiled down at the Oleanders' prospects as his band crashed on toward the small outpost beneath, and from the jungle on the other side, the cannons they had dragged along with them belched out fire and smoke towards the fainting soldiers above.

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Long before Tom, Dick, or Harry could recover their breath, and before the commander had any notion of what was going on, the Eslandolans were dashing into the fort itself, chasing poor Jack, who had been enjoying the morning just outside of the fort.

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At this fresh turn of events, Tom and Harry hopelessly threw up their hands, Dick dropped on the floor in a dead faint, and Johnny jumped even higher then before.

 

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Out they marched, still entirely bewildered, down the path, as the Eslandolans, still shouting "Contra Oleon, contra Oleon!" planted their flags on the towers above.

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Back in Terelli, King Fernando Augusto VIII laughed and jumped and tossed his nightcap across the room in glee.  They had taken the Oleanders so entirely by surprise that no resistance at all was made, and it would be no time whatever before he marched with his victorious armies through the streets of Granoleon.  Wouldn't those pesky Oleanders see!

 

A couple of overviews of my section:

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And a few more closeups:

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And together with Kai's section: 

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And now, what will the rest of Eslandola think of this piece of action on the part of the King?  Was the High Council aware of his intentions?  If not, will they tamely submit?  And how about the average Eslandian citizen - not to mention the various Mayors, Governors, Trade Company leaders, and everyone else holding important positions?
Big things are brewing for Eslandola and the world!

 

A quick collab between Kai and me to finally get this story-line rolling!  It was a lot of fun to work with the jungle vegetation (except when it kept falling over during photography, no thanks to the chair...) and the fort (which is my first attempt at on of those famous dark red and white fortresses), and we were really happy with how it turned out, especially for the four day build it was.  Thanks for viewing, comment and constructive criticism are always welcome!

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This is amazing  The rockwork, landscaping, towers all look fantastic.  The minifig posing is sensational.  Overall great job

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You won't have your ways with us you miserable  King Fernando Augusto VII!!!!! You and your lackey Captain Argentum will pay dearly!!! :pir-sad: (Of to call the Oleon foreign matters council)

On the builds themselves: Absolutely great! I love the way you too made the jungle so lush and all the forts and outposts are lovely!

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The building is absolutely great! The fort and the rocks are extremely realistic and the scene itself is very lively.

My only concern is... How should we consider this building? Does it represent the official position of Eslandola (an unmotivated assault aganist a friendly nation) or is only an end in itself building (and in this case doesn't it violate rules about relationships between nations?)?

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As I commented in part I, great work with the vegetation/undergrowth, and the fort, rockwork, and figure posing. What I particularly like about this half is the cannon blast using the white collar ruff. Great piece usage!

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Great build Garmadon!  I think your jungle is every bit as good as mine (and that's quite a complement! :pir-laugh: ), nice job on the rockwork too and I love the subtle angle on the fort!  The cannon shot effect looks really cool too! :thumbup: 

In other news, Guy Wyndzon is being driven almost insane by this mad act of the King!  What possessed him?!?

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The silver monkeys are involved! How diabolical! This is such a great build and as I said on Kai's half I love the minifigure placement and the foliage. Great story and I look forward to the results (with scrutiny and concern.) At the least, no Corries were harmed in the process of making these MOCs. 

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Thanks all! :pir-sweet:

2 hours ago, zoth33 said:

This is amazing  The rockwork, landscaping, towers all look fantastic.  The minifig posing is sensational.  Overall great job

Thank you, capturing the jungle feel was definitely what we were going for, and was quite a lot of fun!  Glad you like the minifigure posing as well! :classic:

2 hours ago, blackdeathgr said:

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You won't have your ways with us you miserable  King Fernando Augusto VII!!!!! You and your lackey Captain Argentum will pay dearly!!! :pir-sad: (Off to call the Oleon foreign matters council)

On the builds themselves: Absolutely great! I love the way you too made the jungle so lush and all the forts and outposts are lovely!

You missed one I. :pir-laugh: :tongue:  And you'll surely be in big trouble with him for that oversight when he's ruling from Granoleon! :pir-devil: :pir-tongue:  Thanks a lot blackdeathgr! :laugh:

2 hours ago, Keymonus said:

The building is absolutely great! The fort and the rocks are extremely realistic and the scene itself is very lively.

My only concern is... How should we consider this building? Does it represent the official position of Eslandola (an unmotivated assault aganist a friendly nation) or is only an end in itself building (and in this case doesn't it violate rules about relationships between nations?)?

Thanks, Keymonus!  This is one of my first tries at two-toned rock-work, and certainly my best!  As to the action itself, it was perpetrated solely by the King (and was an assault against a friendly nation, although good old King Fernando definitely thinks that it was highly provoked :pir-laugh:) - but as to what the rest of Eslandola thinks about it... that's another matter!

2 hours ago, Capt Wolf said:

As I commented in part I, great work with the vegetation/undergrowth, and the fort, rockwork, and figure posing. What I particularly like about this half is the cannon blast using the white collar ruff. Great piece usage!

Thanks Capt Wolf! :pir-wink:  This is one of Kai and my first goes at a full-blown jungle, and we're really happy with how it turned out!  And that was the main reason they carried along a cannon at all - I just really wanted to use the ruff that way! :pir_laugh2:

1 hour ago, Kai NRG said:

Great build Garmadon!  I think your jungle is every bit as good as mine (and that's quite a complement! :pir-laugh: ), nice job on the rockwork too and I love the subtle angle on the fort!  The cannon shot effect looks really cool too! :thumbup: 

In other news, Guy Wyndzon is being driven almost insane by this mad act of the King!  What possessed him?!?

Ha, ha, thanks Kai! :laugh:  The fort's half-angle was one of my favorite things about this half of the build as well!  

Who knows?!  We shall see! :pir-wink:

40 minutes ago, BrickCurve said:

Great job, the cliff works particularly well!  Great detailing and landscaping as well.

Thanks, BrickCurve!  Huge rock faces are quite nice to build! :pir-grin:

25 minutes ago, SilentWolf said:

The silver monkeys are involved! How diabolical! This is such a great build and as I said on Kai's half I love the minifigure placement and the foliage. Great story and I look forward to the results (with scrutiny and concern.) At the least, no Corries were harmed in the process of making these MOCs. 

:laugh: :rofl:  Some say it was actually all the monkey's plan... (I was wondering if somebody - besides Captain B, of course! - was going to catch that!) :tongue:  Thanks, and yes, no Corries were harmed it the production of these MOCs :pir-sweet: :laugh:

 

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As said befre, this is an awesome collab, and I hope this continues! As for the story: bad, bad child Fernando!

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If the political development was not so disturbing:pir-cry_sad:, this would make an excellent battle MOC! :pir-grin:

Great action and I love those white & red towers.

 

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Thanks all! :pir-wink:

On 10/6/2016 at 11:01 AM, Capt Wolf said:

Regarding the story part of this build, Governor Guilder of Weelond has responded to the King's actions.

Oh ho, I dare say the King would be a bit concerned if he heard of it - but no fear of that, he's locked himself into his private bed-chamber and is tossing his night-caps about in a superabundance of anticipation and glee! :grin: :laugh:

On 10/6/2016 at 2:22 PM, Puvel said:

Ooooh this is beautiful!

Great minigif posing, landscape and pics! Love the action 

Thanks a lot, Puvel, glad to hear it from you!  The action posing was very fun (after we stopped things from falling and smashing the build to bits in the photography! :pir-grin:)  Thanks! :pir-sweet:

19 hours ago, Mpyromaxos said:

Beautiful creation!! Loved the fortress and the ground texture! :pir-laugh: Great work with the action scenes also!! :thumbup:

Thanks Mpyromaxos!  I definitely plan on doing more jungles and fort after this! - though hopefully not involving such - ahem - controversial action! :pir-laugh:

16 hours ago, Captain Braunsfeld said:

If the political development was not so disturbing :pir-cry_sad:, this would make an excellent battle MOC! :pir-grin:

Great action and I love those white & red towers.

 

Ha, ha, ha, thanks Captain B! :laugh: :roflmao:  The dark red and white towers just looked so Eslandolian our soldiers couldn't resist! :grin: :pir-laugh:

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