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[Safe Haven Cat. A] Norya Citadel

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This was the last of my Colossal Castle Contest entries (number 6). The Fantasy Fortress category really intrigued me, and I hoped to have more time to make an entry for it, but still had fun with this small citadel. The colorscheme was definitely inspired by John’s Gondolin build.
You will also want to see John's CMF series, and Forest creation, which both give more detail about the Isle of Alnya.

Not all Dwelfs (a smaller than average people with pointed ears who are skilled in craftsmanship and animal husbandry; they are also fun-loving to the point of being mischievous) live in the forest, and the nobility of the race often have beautiful palaces built. Such is the case for the Norya family, who have long dwelt in a fine citadel built on Posel Lake.

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Today Oryn and Ailas had visited The Green Goblet in Allanar Forest. Tanelia was scheduled to perform, and it had been a few months since they had last heard the minstrel's lovely melodies.
And while they were there they also enjoyed some of Nyna's delicous dishes - even bringing some home for their father Arun.

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"You should have come along, Ryfon," called Ailas as they approached the dock.
"Another day I would have been only too happy to visit The Green Goblet, but you know I am on duty now," replied Ryfon. He had served the Norya family for years, and was now the head of their men-at-arms.

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Oryn quickly winked at the soldier and stated, "Well, we brought some fresh treats back from Nyna, and gave her your regards.
Rydel said to let you know you can hunt with him tomorrow if your old legs can still keep up."

The three continued chattering about the trip as they docked the boat, and headed up the steps into the palace.

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More pictures on brickbuilt.

I was hoping to get more built for the Safe Haven challenge, but unfortunately wasn't able to complete anything else.
Still, it was a lot of fun creating Alyna with John, and I'm having just as much fun admiring all of the other new lands!

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So the Dwelfs turn out to be a collab? Even better! :wink: 

Though the landscpaing is a bit bare (which is normal when doing lakescaping, I guess), this lays the focus even more on the superb castle.

I really like all these arches and curves, but the best part is without any doubt the roof. Just loving the dark blue cones :wub: 

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I love how the two blues of the water are reflected in the two blues of the building, the white is picked up in the base, and even the cherries in the boat share a color with the tree in the citadel. Such wonderful color coordinating! The building itself looks elegant and elvish, but for your exceedingly high standards it is just kind of...good, but not exceptional. I like it, don't get me wrong, and your arrangement and eye for color make it special, but the build itself does not compare to countless other builds that I have seen from you. That being said, though, again, I do like it, and I want to see more of Alnya and the Dwelfs (dwarf-elfs?). 

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A very serenely peacefully looking MOC!  I really like the arch over the entrance and the dark blue roofs!

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Really beautiful.  I love how your stuff is always like a painting come to life in Lego.  The whole thing feels very elven.  Awesome job!

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