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The journey of Parzival - The Arkbri river Oasis (Chapter I, Part II)

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The Arkbri River Oasis

On the Oilroad between Barqa and Mophet, where the Arkbri River meets the road lies The Arkbri River Oasis. 

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This village started as a tent camp and grow with time to be a settlement and later a Village. It's a popular place to stop and fill up the water supplies for travelers on the oil road. It's also a good meating point between Barqa and Mophet and a good place for trade. Nowadays the villages has got their own guards and military watch tower. Even The Order of Aslan has got a small temple and a minaret.

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The journey of Parzival
Chapter I, part II
The Arkbri River Oasis

Chapter I, Part I

A few days later the caravan arrived to settlement by a river in the dessert. It was an oasis with full of life and vegetation. There was a few houses and a watchtower. And in the middle the road went through. They stopped to take a break and refill the water bags and water the animals. 


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On the journey the past days the company had the time to talk to each other. But they had to talk silently so the guards didn’t hear them. The had found out that the buzz in the head was the same for everyone. The intensity of the buzzing was connected to how hard they focused on remembering things from the past. And Hoves had an idea that it also where linked to the slave trader in front of the caravan and that the buzzing depended on the distance to him. Maybe he was a mage or something like that he said. They had decided that they should test it and test if there were any chance of getting away from the caravan. They played rock-scissor-paper and Left-eye lost. So when they stopped the next time he was going to try to run away from the caravan.

48421679222_0dc8594e9e_s.jpg “- We are stopping” 

48421529501_d80a294938_s.jpg “- We are going to fill up our water supplies, it’s time for your move Left-eye” 


48421679052_9ec29a470b_s.jpg “- Ok, when the guards open the cage, try to get his attention so I can sneak past”


“- Ok” the others said.

The cloaked slave trader in the front of the caravan walked away a bit and greeted some strange looking people in black clothes. Z saw the they came to some kind of agreement and exchange of a scroll, then they walked separate ways.
 

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The guard opened the cage door and said:

48421863067_4d3db0352d_s.jpg “- Stand back you filthy scum! Stand in line so I can fasten the chains”

The cage door opened with a screatching sound. Fast like a ferret Right-Eye got in the way of the cage door and pretended to get his hand in the way. He screamed out loud and hold his hand to his chest.

48421529501_d80a294938_s.jpg “- Aaaaaahhhh, my hand, my hand” he screamed and the others ran to his aid and blocked the view so the guard didn’t see what happened.

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48421863067_4d3db0352d_s.jpg  “- Scatter you scum! Make way!" the screamed and lashed his whip in the air with a loud bang!

In the commotion by the cage door Left-eye sneaked behind the guard and hide under the carriage. 

48421713156_39706b830a_s.jpg “- What is this about?”

The cloaked slave trader  came towards them. When he passed the carriage Left-Eye ran, silent like a cat, away from the caravan in the other direction. 

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48421713156_39706b830a_s.jpg “- Don’t just stand there you grunt, fasten the slaves to the chain” 

When they all was gathered and fastened with cains the guard noticed that someone were missing.

48421863067_4d3db0352d_s.jpg “- My Lord, they are only five. The thief from Sionnach is gone!” he shouted.


48421713156_39706b830a_s.jpg  “- SILENCE!” he screamed.

As he did he held his hand up in the air and the guard fell to the ground, all red in his face and holding his hands around his own throat.

48421713156_39706b830a_s.jpg “- You don’t say things like that! Keep quiet! Do you understand that!” he said in a low rumbling voice.

48421863067_4d3db0352d_s.jpg “- Of course my Lord" he whispered with sore throat.

The mage lifted his staff into the air and started whisper in a low voice in language Z didn’t recognize. Z felt a tingling sensation in his mind. At first it was like a light touch of something like a soundless whisper. But as the mage intensified his whispering a noise started to build up in his head and a slight vibration started in his fingers. The air around the mage was vibrating like a mirage. Then the noise in Z head and the vibration in his fingers intensified quickly and ended with a loud bang in his head when the mage let loose his magic.

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Everything went quiet and they all heard a terrible scream from a bushes not far from the road. 

48421713156_39706b830a_s.jpg  “- Go get him, his over there” he said and pointed towards bushes by a house.

One of the guards ran over to the bushes to fetch him.

Z fell to the floor and became very nauseous.

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48421679222_0dc8594e9e_s.jpg “- What happened Z” she sat down beside him.

48421529676_7a63500ba4_s.jpg “- I’m…. uuhh… did… did you hear that?” he stuttered.

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48421529676_7a63500ba4_s.jpg “- That noise… it… it was in my head”

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Z looked up and saw that Hooves was sitting by the fence with his face in his hands. 

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48421679142_5662421338_s.jpg “- There were a noise and a loud bang in my head”

48421529676_7a63500ba4_s.jpg “- So it wasn’t just me” 
 

The guard came back dragging Left-Eye in the foot, he was fainted.

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48421713156_39706b830a_s.jpg “- You don’t run away from me” he said in anger. “- Next time I won’t be that gentle” he said grinning.
 

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Excellent build.  I like all the buildings.  The tower is really nice.  The gold in the towers is a nice touch.  I like the landscaping with all the cacti and the different flowers.  The water looks good. I like the wood pieces coming out of the smaller buildings.  The story is coming together well.  The figs look great too, I especially like the one with the darth maul head.  Great job.  

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Very nice story and build, I like the idea of using little photos of the characters when they are talking:classic:

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Nice story, I will keep following it to see what happens!  It's also awesome to get a second look at the details of the MOC, and the picture of the mage and his power is awesome, you do great with story shots like that!

Edited by W Navarre

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3 hours ago, W Navarre said:

Nice story, I will keep following it to see what happens!  It's also awesome to get a second look at the details of the MOC, and the picture of the mage and his power is awesome, you do great with story shots like that!

Thanks man! I was thinking of doing two different posts. But I did it like this. I like the idea of using my MOCs a built for Challanges or HSS in the story. I have pics of my crew in other MOCs when they come up Avalonia later.

I like the first person pics. I hope I can do more of that in my story to come

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Awesome job man, hoping your fig makes it to Mophet where I’m sure Tabib would be more than happy to lend a hand :wink:

Edited by adde51

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Great to see you visiting Kaliphlin... even if it isn't the most pleasant of ways to visit. :laugh:    Good job on the tan buildings but I particularly like the choice of white for the inset parts of the tower, really helps bring in some variety!

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Impressively beautiful scene!

So many colors! The green transition in the trees, the blue lagoon, and the golden tower mix perfectly with the sandy-tan terrain and constructions. 

The base surrounding the MOC is outstanding! Very mid-eastern. And the filled markets are very inviting! The harsh winds in the north don't ever let us cultivate this many fruits and spices. 

All tied up in an excellent story tale. 

Great build, mate!

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Super architectural details! Some of my favorites are the dark tan staircase on the house, your incorporation of panels as decoration around the tower top, and the nifty golden spire :wub:
Excellent mix of landscape styles into a single scene as well!

And I'm really enjoying your story so far :dsweet:

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On 8/3/2019 at 11:36 PM, Kai NRG said:

Great to see you visiting Kaliphlin... even if it isn't the most pleasant of ways to visit. :laugh:    Good job on the tan buildings but I particularly like the choice of white for the inset parts of the tower, really helps bring in some variety!

Thanks! I hope my visit will be more pleasant further on 😀👍

On 8/4/2019 at 5:08 AM, Louis of Nutwood said:

Impressively beautiful scene!

So many colors! The green transition in the trees, the blue lagoon, and the golden tower mix perfectly with the sandy-tan terrain and constructions. 

The base surrounding the MOC is outstanding! Very mid-eastern. And the filled markets are very inviting! The harsh winds in the north don't ever let us cultivate this many fruits and spices. 

All tied up in an excellent story tale. 

Great build, mate!

 Thanks alot! It's a harsh landscape and the colours in the oasis gives a sense of life. I MOCs to come I Will try to incoperate more colour like in Morocco. Maybe some Purple and Teal or even corall.

On 10/31/2019 at 2:37 AM, soccerkid6 said:

Super architectural details! Some of my favorites are the dark tan staircase on the house, your incorporation of panels as decoration around the tower top, and the nifty golden spire :wub:
Excellent mix of landscape styles into a single scene as well!

And I'm really enjoying your story so far :dsweet:

Thanks man! I see forward on building more MOCs in Kaliphlin when I have time again to build. The story is just the beginning 😀👍 

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