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[OL-FB] The Tavern

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Fort Arltrees, November 620, El Oleonda

People called it "The Tavern", nothing more. The simple wooden building didn't have a real name or colorful signboard, but still everyone in the little settlement knew it... quite unsurprisingly, since it was the first real tavern on the island.

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The first wave of colonists had arrived on El Oleonda even before the end of the battle. Hunters and adventurers arrived first, though men looking for their fortune on the island, and ready to defend it weapons in hands. Soon, however, the ships started carrying also farmers and artisans, fishermen and priests... common people who decided to leave a miserable past behind, or who simple tried to improve their lives with a new start. Wooden houses replaced the first shacks, while the first shops and stores started opening their doors. And, among them, The Tavern.

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The owners, a young couple from Breshaun, had moved with a little money and a lot of enterprise. Currently the meals they serve are drastically influenced by what is hunted, fished or collected around Fort Arltrees every morning. However, the customers seemed to apreciate the sometimes strange stew served in The Tavern, especially if accompanied by a glass or two of Fatu Hiva booze... currently nothing was brewed in the settlement, even if a few guys down the  main street were already trying something a boiler and an alembic.

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The settlement was growing at sight, with a certain satisfaction of the major, Lieutenant Marcel Dubois. With the new tavern, the settlement could already be considered a Town, and new colonists were arriving with every ship. After all, Fort Arltrees would have remained on the maps for longer then he had expected, and was quickly turning from a temporary camp into a real settlement.

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However, the political situation in the area was far from being calm... Carno was friendly, and had also provided the settlement some mercenaries, while the Lotii had signed a treaty and had withdrawn eastwards, at least for the moment. The Corrish declaration of war, however, concerned Marcel. For this reason, he had given order to raise a little militia, nicknamed "the Ragamuffins" from the untidy and customized uniforms of the soldiers. Corrish redcoats, however, were definitely far, and a real fight there in the East was quite unlikely.

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Life in the settlement continued exactly as before Corrish declaration of war, vibrant and colorful: a tiny market had started appearing along the main street, with new stalls sprouting each time.

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A fortune teller had also arrived into the settlement, a clear sign that money had started moving. However, she should probably make more favorable predictions, if she wants to keep her customers!

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The tiny colony established excellent relationships with the nearby villages, with Halosian and Tyree'De hunters and traders regularly visiting each other's neighbours. Quite unsurprisingly, some of the colonists took a local wife, while others left the settlement to live with the natives.

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An overall view of the scene:

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I will license it as a Large Artisan in Fort Arltrees, using the license awarded in the challenge. As usual, I preferred a downsized, minifig scale build to a microbuild, but please let me know if there is any problem. In this case the "excessive size" of the license compared to the build accounts for the overall growth of the settlement.

 

 

Edited by Keymonus
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Delicious food! I see goulash soup, steak and cake in the hut.:moar: I like the scenario and the wooden hut with the crossbeams very much. Nice and interesting story with good photos.

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Very cool build, love how the settlement is growing even under the threat of constant war...

The cabin logwood tavern is well done. Good job

 

7 hours ago, Keymonus said:

I will license it as a Large Artisan in Fort Arltrees, using the license awarded in the challenge. As usual, I preferred a downsized, minifig scale build to a microbuild, but please let me know if there is any problem. In this case the "excessive size" of the license compared to the build accounts for the overall growth of the settlement.

 

I think the size is medium 32*32, but who cares....

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37 minutes ago, Fraunces said:

I think the size is medium 32*32, but who cares....

that's the point and I have to insist on the size according to the rules I'm afraid.

 

Nice build however

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Thank you guys! About the size... I used one of the micro-only licenses won with the challenge, using (as I did for other prizes) a down-sized build instead of a micro. The tavern itself, in terms of rules, should rather be a small property.

This is basically because I’m terrible at micros, and in previous challenges I was told that this approach is ok (obviously not for regular -even free- licenses, but for the ones requiring a micro)

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I like it all. Some nice storytelling and a good build. My only suggestion would be to experiment with shingle roofs, like the one I used here: 

Young scholar in the floating city of Salobrinsk

 

Edited by Ross Fisher

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Wait a minute, this is a micro!*oh2*

The log cabin looks very good, both externally and internally, and you did a good recreating this vibrant daily life scene described in the text.

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