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  1. Henjin_Quilones

    GOH Anniversary, 2nd count down challenges.

    Got my CMF entry typed up finally. Shooting for second place here...
  2. Henjin_Quilones

    CDC2 CMF: Henjin Quilones

    The Guilds of Historica 10th Anniversary Collectible Minifigures By Henjin_Quilones Avalonia: Benjamin Stenlund Chronicler, poet, and philosopher from the Royal Guild of Letters in Albion "No, I don't do autobiography." Quickroot Butterfly-loving Grent of the Enchanted Forest "I am Grent?" Ayriel Greenbough Centaur princess, who sings to the birds while she frolics in the meadows "You want turtledoves? I've got twenty! But who cares, no big deal, I want more!" Thom Mayne Weather-beaten North Coast lobster fisherman and sea captain "Catching lahbsters is a pinch, Ah mean, a cinch!" Kaliphlin: Kyrival Ithi Humble innkeeper from Mophet, serving traders along the Oil Road some of the best distilled spirits "You want another round, Sweetcheeks?" Jairus Hippokles Cosmopolitan centaur hairstylist and barber from Petraea "You'll be the mane attraction after I'm done with you!" Kan Tork Nomadic desert shaman from the Siccus Badlands "The smoke from my green fire's the thickest, I'm the best shaman in the whole dry Siccus..." Mitgardia: Logh MacThror Champion caber tosser and ax thrower "Ach, just a wee dram more o' this aqua vitae, thank you very much!" Dworthi Forkbeard Stunning dwarven beauty, once named Miss Mitgardia while representing Omurtag, and now a skilled miner "What are you looking at, Babyface?" Jelsa Ice witch from the Frozen Beyond who just wants her father to let her make her own decisions "The cold never bothered me anyway." Nocturnus: Pickface Purple hobgoblin from the magical crystal mines deep beneath the Rakath Mountains "You know what would be a really kick-megablocks name? Pickface!" Bautor de Sange Noble vampire warrior from the city of Shadowmere and fifth cousin, twice removed, of Lord Vladivus "I promise not to bite..." Laeon of Katton-on-the-Marsh Lionell who makes a living collecting mushrooms with his pet pig, Baekkyn, in the Moruth Swamplands "I'm pretty sure the red one is edible, and the tan one poisonous. Truffle, what do you think?" Varlyrio: Hai Sairuk Centaur archer and warrior from the western Wastelands "Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys!" Moussi di Tacci Bravo and thrill seeker from Illaryian, known to do most of his thinking with the tip of his sword "Stick her with the pointy end, er, I mean, stick them, ahem, haha..." Noim Venqi Gnome inventor and chemist, famous for having both of his eyebrows despite his advanced age "Eurekaaaaouch!" ___________________________________________ I love collectible minifigures. I love minifigures in general. So of course this challenge is always one of my favorites. I went a bit centaur-heavy on this one, probably should have swapped one of them out for an elf, but oh well. Yes, I know there is still time. But my kids separated some of the figs and now the heads are lost somewhere in the massive pile of unsorted ABS on my building tables, so it's just too daunting to consider. Better luck to me next time, I guess.
  3. So colorful, so delightful to behold…sigh, I guess trying for second place isn’t bad…
  4. Henjin_Quilones

    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    @Eyrezer, welcome to the great guild of Avalonia! I’ll get you added to the first post soon. I love the creative minifigure, and it’s always great to see new species in the guilds!
  5. Henjin_Quilones

    GOH Anniversary, 2nd count down challenges.

    The answer to the first question is yes, CDC1 and CDC2 entries count towards the 3 Guild MOCs. So do any other builds you have ever done in the Guilds of Historica, at any point in the almost 10 years. The answer to the second question is yes, that is allowed. The rules state that you must have at least 1 fig from each guild, so as long as that’s covered, you can do what you like with the rest. Good questions and happy building!
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    GOH Anniversary, 2nd count down challenges.

    My entry, also set in Kaliphlin: Umm, no, no, you had better delete your first entry and try again with something else, maybe something smaller and less cool.
  7. The Nest of the Fying Tiger God An entry for the Ancient Wonders category of the second countdown challenges. High up in the Rakath Mountains, close to the roof of the world, lies the Nest of the Flying Tiger God, a monastery and temple complex devoted to the worship of the deity who is said to have once dwelt in Tiger's Nest Cave. The structure is built above, around, and even in the cave, which is very ancient and filled with the marks of the claws of some giant beast. Numerous experts from the University of Petraea over the centuries have come and explored the scored furrows in the rock, and all agree that they appear to be the marks of very large tiger claws, claws larger than any tiger ever heard of. The experts could not agree about whether such a mighty tiger could have existed, or whether a flying tiger had ever existed (for of course, the only way out of the cave is by flying, since the drop from the cave mouth is a thousand feet or more to the valley floor below). Some suppose that it could have been an extremely large and striped gryphon, but no further evidence supported such a claim. But the inconclusive opinions of the experts have done nothing to quell the fervor of the followers of the Flying Tiger God who tend the shrines, nor quench the ardor of the pilgrims who brave the arduous and often deadly trek up into the highest peaks of Kaliphlin through bandit (and dark beings come south from Nocturnus) infested passes. Some say they have seen the Flying Tiger God far over head as they hike the mountains and heard his voice roaring in their dreams. Fresh claw marks occasionally appear in the cave, and shakes caused by his roars have caused parts of the temples to be rebuilt over the years. It is no wonder that this deity is one of the most popular in eastern Kaliphlin and even beyond. ____________________ ......................................... Based, of course, on Tiger's Nest Monastery in Bhutan, a real-life place. But it seemed too good to not include in the Guilds somewhere.
  8. Henjin_Quilones

    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    You are welcome!
  9. Henjin_Quilones

    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    No, unfortunately. It only stays active for 7 days. I'm not sure there are non-expiring Discord invites. Something to look into, perhaps. @Kai NRG, this link will never expire: https://discord.gg/4UPpRSdCsW
  10. Henjin_Quilones

    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Try this one: https://discord.gg/sckMEcrh
  11. Henjin_Quilones

    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Welcome, @Raegon! Glad to have you in the best guild! I'll get you added to the members list in the first post soon. I look forward to seeing what you build! The fig looks great.
  12. Henjin_Quilones

    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Another freebuild from me, this time set in the far, far north:
  13. Henjin_Quilones

    The Old Mill

    Thanks! I'm sure I stole the vine technique from John Snyder or someone like that, I'm hardly an original builder. Glad you like it, though!
  14. Henjin_Quilones

    Of Dragons and Druids, Ch. 4: The Apprentice

    Thanks, and yes, it is quite large! Large enough for dragons, since it's in Druidham. I was particularly pleased with how well the lighting turned out on the pouring iron myself! It was just luck of the light, but I could not have done it better had I tried. No-nonsense is a great description for the style I have been trying to maintain throughout Druidham. It should be practical with a certain elegance, but not fancy. Glad you like it! The floor is done with 2x2 tiles set on 1x1 round plates and then angled at 45 degrees to the standard stud grid. If that doesn't make sense, maybe I can take a picture of what the underside looks like, or maybe I can find someone else who has done a tutorial on it. Surely the Snyders have at some point...
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    CDC2 Ancient Wonders: S'äkbri Temple

    This would be really cool if it were an Asian setting, rather than a monastery. Just sayin'. But it has so many awesome details, so many colors, so many textures, it is truly a feast for the eyes. I think all the gold bits up at the top of the central temple are my favorite, it's greebly like a spaceship but better. And it fits perfectly in Kali. Of course, my own will be posted here too, in good time. Maybe we can get Joe to join and post his here, as well.