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A Mitgardian Adventure

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It was a long Time ago, somewhere on the eastern coast of Mitgardia in a small Village. Osmund was the chief of the village and he had many sheep. It was a warm summer and de Mitgardians there mostly feed on fish and clothed themself in Osmunds wool. So he quickly became a rich man who wore a golden helmet and showed of with his shiny bracelet. In his lordliness he even started to hire two men who than carried him on a big shield, because he knew that famous chiefs of invincible barbarians in the south did it this way.

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A Mitgardian Adventure (Story 1) by Simon Schweyer

But he got older and was already tired of working. So he thought by himself: "I think I have enough money so that I don't have to work for the rest of my life." And then Osmund knew that he would like to give his wool business to his son, Simon. But Simon was still young and inexperienced. So they had a talk together.

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A Mitgardian Adventure (Story 2) by Simon Schweyer

Osmund: "Listen son. I have become old and my knees are weak. Those two young man must carry me. And now it is your turn to carry my sheep business."

Simon: "It would be a honour to do so, father." He was happy about the responsibility his father gave him. Because Osmund usually couldn't let things go easily...

Osmund: "But first, you must prove yourself that you're worthy and capable of hearding my sheep."

Simon: "And how can I prove my dignity, father?"

Osmund: "You must go to foreign lands, work there and gain experience. You must leave us and learn to choose your own ways. Make yourself ready for an adventure."

Simon: "But father, I love our village. I don't want to go. I don't want to leave my friends and family here. And anyway, you know that I hearded your sheep for many years. It's not nessecairy that I get experience in foreign countries. Imagine me going to Avalonia or Kaliphlin. Please consider again and tell me: Isn't there another way."

Osmund: "I'm sorry my beloved son. I understand that you're dissatisfied with my words. But it is our tradition, that a son has to show his dignity by going on an adventure in foreign lands bevor he can inherit the kingdom of his father. So now go, these bards will sing a song for you and give you courage and audaciousness."

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A Mitgardian Adventure (Story 3) by Simon Schweyer

Bards: "I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger, traveling through this world below..." 

And there Simon goes, he walks away to make the preparations for his journey. He first meets the Priest Gottfried in the chapel on top of the village.

Gottfried: "How can I help you my son?"

Simon: "I need a blessing for a long adventure."

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A Mitgardian Adventure (Story 4) by Simon Schweyer

Gottfried: "Kneel down." He makes the sign of the cross. "May God bless you and keep you... Amen. Now go and be courageous out there, whatever may come and whoever you may meet."

Simon. "Amen. Thank you father."

He gets up, leaves the chapel and goes right to his Friend Arnd who already own a wine business. That's also the reason why he lives in such a comfortable big house.

Arnd: "I know how you feel. I remember when I was in your position. It was three years ago and I was so afraid of leaving everything I loved just to prove myself. Such a stupid tradition."

Simon: "And what did you do to overcome your anxiety?"

Arnd: "I talked with frieds. Got a blessing from the priest..."

Simon: "Oh I already did that."

Arnd: "And I packed a lot of stuff which could be useful for my journey. Here is a bottle of the best wine I've ever created. It has the smell of dark mitgardian blueberrys, mixed with a smoky aroma of our old oak barrels. Use it as a gift and invest it wisely: With this bottle you can turn around the mood of any king in whole historica."

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A Mitgardian Adventure (Story 5) by Simon Schweyer

Simon: "Thank you my friend. I will do as you said. And I will miss you Arnd and the great times we were drunk in the cellar testing your newest wine creations."

Arnd: "I will miss you too. Now go, and don't forget to visit Brigitta. I'm sure she will have some special items for you too."

And so Simon went on to Brigitta. She's a women who lives alone in the forest and nobody is quite sure if she's a witch or not. Simon entered her hut and it was all dark. In the back of the cottage hung a purple carpet with stars on it. Was she a fortuneteller?

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A Mitgardian Adventure (Story 6) by Simon Schweyer

Brigitta: "I know what you think. You regard me as a witch who flies around on a broomstick. But trust me, that's not a case. I know who you are Simon. You are Simon Osmundson and I also know that you believe only in one God. And I have no problem with that. Also know this: I'm not working with witchcraft. I'm just a Woman living alone in the forest and I know the power of my herb garden. There's nothing magical in it. So here, take this little flask."

Simon: "What can it do?"

Brigitta: "It's just normal sirup with berries and herbs. But you know, we Mitgardians are gourmets and we don't like bad food or bad drinks. Haven't you noticed yet? In every house in our village the table is full of food as if it was a special feast. But that's just Mitgardia. We know how to fish, how to fight and how to eat."

Simon: "That's true. I will meet my friends next in the helmet tavern. They are feasting right now. Goodby Brigitta and thank you for the Sirup."

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A Mitgardian Adventure (Story 7) by Simon Schweyer

"Dear Friends," said Simon, "it's time for me to go for an adventure. I wish I could sit here with you but I have to leave to prove myself worthy for taking over my fathers flock of sheep."

The Friends didn't say much. You could just hear their eating noises: "mjam mjam mjam... mpff mpf. nom nom nom. glug glugg gluggg." And so Simon went on, to say Goodby to his mother Siglind.

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A Mitgardian Adventure (Story 8) by Simon Schweyer

Siglind: "Son, take care of yourself. I pray for you day and night that you'll come back healthy. Here, take that Journal. Write everything important you see in this book, so that your story will never be forgotten. May God be with you!"

Simon: "Thank you. I will miss you."

And he hugged her. And she cried as a mother cries when a child leaves her home. Simon went to the Longboat that was waiting at the haven. He went on board and set sail, ready for whatever would expect him.

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A Mitgardian Adventure (Story 9) by Simon Schweyer

To be continued...

 

Here at last is the full build:

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A Mitgardian Adventure (Main) by Simon Schweyer

Thank you for looking and reading. You can find more detailed pictures also of the whole interiors of the houses in my Flickr Album

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What a brilliant selection of different and innovative roof techniques! Great build, well done.

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Wow!  Great setup for an adventure.  It was fun seeing close up shots as you built the story and then to see everything together as a big MOC at the end (I was hoping that is what you did rather than a few vignettes!)

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So fun that you built interiors for all these buildings, the tavern interior is my favorite with that boat roof and the shields on the walls!  The whole MOC is of course really cool, I love how classic viking it all is--the roofs especially!  Also on the landscaping, the way the green slopes over the cliffs is really fantastic.  A great MOC, way to return with a bang!

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Great scene.  I like that each building is a different style.  The layout looks great with the rockwork and landscaping.  The dock and boat are a nice addition to the scene.  The interiors all have nice details.  The figs are all different and unique making this very interesting to look at with all the activity going on.  I've always like the boat hulls used as parts of buildings.  The different roof techniques also stand out here and create a nice visual.  

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This is awesome.  Great story, amazing details in and out, and a jaw-dropping size of project and diversity of building styles.  Welcome back, and keep it up!

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Thank you guys for the very kind comments!

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Simply an epic dio! :wub:  Each building having its own design and architecture and interior really moves the eye around the MOC, and I love that longboat!

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Loving seeing all the interiors and little stories. So good!

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What a nice job you've done here !

All your roof technics are to be noticed.

There are some cool windows.

The firgurehead of that drakkar is very well thought.

That chapel is a masterpiece for sure.

There's even the small detail that rocks :

-> the sheeps :thumbup:

-> the pumpkins

-> the well

-> that tied up swordfish :iamded_lol:

 

hats off @Simon_S

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On 6/25/2022 at 12:54 AM, mrcp6d said:

Simply an epic dio! :wub:  Each building having its own design and architecture and interior really moves the eye around the MOC, and I love that longboat!

thank you :D

On 6/26/2022 at 3:14 PM, MKJoshA said:

Loving seeing all the interiors and little stories. So good!

thank you! It's nice to see that some guys from 6 years ago are still around :D.

10 hours ago, Professor Thaum said:

What a nice job you've done here !

All your roof technics are to be noticed.

There are some cool windows.

The firgurehead of that drakkar is very well thought.

That chapel is a masterpiece for sure.

There's even the small detail that rocks :

-> the sheeps :thumbup:

-> the pumpkins

-> the well

-> that tied up swordfish :iamded_lol:

 

hats off @Simon_S

Wow, that's so kind of you. It feels good that you've noticed many details which took a lot of time to build. Thanks for taking the time to look at my MOC carefully and commenting on the various details. I appreciate it!

8 hours ago, Servertijd said:

This is stunning and so detailed on such a large surface!

Thank you :D.

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