Henjin_Quilones

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  1. Henjin_Quilones

    Guilds of Historica New Member Guide

    The halved shields with guild colors were for participation in Book I.
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    [Custom CMF] Mitgardian Heroes

    Shouldn’t #5 have a beard? These are pretty amazing. Maybe I’ll do an Avalonian version someday...
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    With the hunters

    As the others have said, a lower camera angle would help tremendously. A higher, birds-eye view can be useful, and oftentimes as builders we want to show everyone that shot (because it shows everything in the build better); yet the angle is so unnatural for us (unless you are a bird, but I have a hunch you are human, too) that it makes the build look less interesting and less detailed. A shot or two from the perspective of the figs can do a lot to bring the viewer into the scene. A slightly higher angle, but from further out, can serve as a decent overview shot, but in general you want lower camera angles--especially from up close. The build is nice, with some lovely snow and a delightful beast to serve as target practice. I would recommend changing the way the figs hold the bows, though, as I have never seen a bow shot with one arm.
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    Book III - Varlyrio: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    At least you guys are still ahead of Kali in the overall gold count.
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    Book III - Varlyrio: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Challenge IV results are in. Like in Grover's winning entry, it looks like the Varlyrians did not show up... The gold won from the challenge: Mitgardia: 55.5 = 56 gold Avalonia: 39.833 = 40 gold Kaliphlin: 33.5 = 34 gold Varlyrio: 0 = 0 gold Overall gold standings: Avalonia: 718 gold Mitgardia: 557 gold Varlyrio: 409 gold Kaliphlin: 365 gold
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    Book III - Mitgardia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Challenge IV results are in. The gold won from the challenge: Mitgardia: 55.5 = 56 gold Avalonia: 39.833 = 40 gold Kaliphlin: 33.5 = 34 gold Varlyrio: 0 = 0 gold Overall gold standings: Avalonia: 718 gold Mitgardia: 557 gold Varlyrio: 409 gold Kaliphlin: 365 gold
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    Book III - Kaliphlin: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Challenge results are in. Congrats to @Gideon for his winning Cat. B entry! The gold won from the challenge: Mitgardia: 55.5 = 56 gold Avalonia: 39.833 = 40 gold Kaliphlin: 33.5 = 34 gold Varlyrio: 0 = 0 gold Overall gold standings: Avalonia: 718 gold Mitgardia: 557 gold Varlyrio: 409 gold Kaliphlin: 365 gold
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    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Congratulations to @Grover for winning Challenge IV! The gold won from the challenge: Mitgardia: 55.5 = 56 gold Avalonia: 39.833 = 40 gold Kaliphlin: 33.5 = 34 gold Varlyrio: 0 = 0 gold Overall gold standings: Avalonia: 718 gold Mitgardia: 557 gold Varlyrio: 409 gold Kaliphlin: 365 gold We slipped a bit in our gold collection, but we still have the lead.
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    Book III - Challenge IV: The Turning Point

    At long last, the results are in! Congratulations to @Grover for his winning entry that will become part of the official lore of the Guilds. This means, of course, two things: 1. that Queen Ylspeth stays in power; and 2. that minidolls are part of GoH canon, for better or for worse. At least they are evil villains. Great entries, everyone! Highest scoring entry supported the queen: Grover - The Enlightened (Avalonian Cat. A) 2nd highest scoring entry also supported the queen: LittleJohn - The Grand Victory at Al Tajir (Kaliphlin Cat. A) Highest scoring entry out of those opposing the queen: Etzel - Burning Bridges (Mitgardian Cat. A) 2nd highest scoring entry opposing the queen: Louis of Nutwood - Sjalen's Torn (Mitgardian Cat. A) Top entries per guild and category: Category A: Grover - The Enlightened (Avalonia) LittleJohn - The Grand Vicotry at Al Tajir (Kaliphlin) mrcp6d - An Axe Throwing Agreement (Mitgardia) Category B: Gideon - Garden in Barqa (Kaliphlin) Aurore - Autumn Garden (Mitgardia) kahir88 - Tick-tock (Avalonia) The gold won from the challenge: Mitgardia: 55.5 = 56 gold Avalonia: 39.833 = 40 gold Kaliphlin: 33.5 = 34 gold Varlyrio: 0 = 0 gold Thus overall gold standings should be (check my math, somebody!): Avalonia: 718 gold Mitgardia: 557 gold Varlyrio: 409 gold Kaliphlin: 365 gold
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    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    Rules? What rules? If you want your character to use magic, they can. They could have learned it, or been born with it, or cursed with it, or whatever-you-want with it. It all depends on what you want your story to be. The only rule is that you can't claim to be the most powerful _______ ever known in Historica. But there are as many variations on how magic works in GoH as there are builders, so whatever you introduce is good.
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    Prelude: Even a Feather Can Tip the Scales

    Thanks! I love dragons. Thanks, I like the wings myself. I tried something similar on a past dragon but they did not look as full. These look much better. Thanks, realism is something I aspire for. Pink is a fun color if done correctly, and with the right fantasy vibe. Glad you like it! I happen to dislike the jumble of slopes technique, as it ends up being too busy and not cliff-like enough. Glad you caught the transition of textures on the water, it was both intended, as a way of adding depth, but also necessitated by my limited supply of trans-light blue pieces. Thanks, Grover! I, too, look at rocks, and I think this approximates the look pretty well. The dragon is a bit precarious, and there is some strain to the transparent Technic beams, but it held long enough to take pictures and only fell twice... The water is trans-light blue tiles (1x2 and 1x4) near the horizon, then 1x2 plates, then 1x1 round plates, all over a green 50x50 baseplate. The sky is a piece of cardboard painted blue, as I generally dislike brick-built skies since the faint lines between the bricks ruins the illusion for me. The stormy appearance is due, perhaps, to the single light source and the variation in light intensity on the background and water.
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    Book III - Challenge IV: The Turning Point

    The deadline has been extended just so slightly to the end of the day anywhere in the world on November 3rd. That does two things: gives an extra weekend to build, and also allows builders to use their builds as entries to the Colossal Castle Contest, if they so wish and can fit the categories. Hope that helps get some more entries out there!
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    Book III - Challenge IV: The Turning Point

    Good questions, Grover! As to 1, it is not clear that there is a cohesive force opposing her, so much as this or that lord, or this or that region, or the like. There is a strong anti-Queen sentiment to the north in Mitgardia, as you note, and there seems to be some resentment towards her in Varlyrio, due to trade policies that upset their monopolies. Also, the Desert King has never approved or acknowledged her reign, to my knowledge, and still considers himself the King of all Historica, same as he was when he died 2,000 years ago. He could be a powerful shaker in this conflict. All of these forces, and perhaps more, as your imagination runs (certainly the Drow, who oppose everything, everywhere, oppose her too, right?) are enemies of the Queen by their own free will. As for 2, I meant to put that in the rules! I knew there was a detail that I had forgotten. Yes, since it is unlimited base size, you can also have unlimited builds. And you can absolutely have lots of pictures of posing and action within a scene.
  14. The Guilds of Historica Book III Challenge I: A Time to Rebuild Challenge II: Bread and Circuses Challenge III: What Will Tomorrow Bring? Challenge IV: The Turning Point Preludes: What Lies Beneath The Spring of Hope The Winter of Despair Even a Feather Can Tip the Scales Historica On the Edge The rumors have been pouring in from every corner of the land, of undead monsters, secret powers behind the scenes, rebellions against the guild leaders, demons from other realms, lizard people, giant chickens, and Drow invasions, to name a few. There is great unrest in the Guilds. It seems that Historicans find peacetime to be as difficult as war, perhaps because they had such high expectations for it after so many years of war. But work in peacetime is still work. Crops need planting and harvesting, bread needs baking, iron needs pounding. Life goes on, and so do the complaints. Is it Queen Ylspeth's fault? She is of the royal Cedrican bloodline, but is she the strong, unifying leader the Guilds need? Or is she weak, in need of a replacement? Category A: The Crown in Danger It is time. The uncertainty about the Queen must come to an end. Is she the queen or must we look elsewhere for leadership? Pick your side carefully. You must either: build a scene that depicts the end of the rule of Queen Ylspeth; or: build a scene that depicts the solidification of the rule of Queen Ylspeth. The scene could be anything: a decisive battle, a key assassination, banishment of enemies (or Ylspeth), or whatever else your imagination can create. It does not have to feature the queen in it, nor does it have to show the literal moment of the end (or the opposite) of her rule (though it could), but it should be a decisive moment that makes or breaks her reign, like Actium or Hastings. But again, choose carefully! This category will be scored by the judges in the same way as the quarterly freebuilds, taking both quantity and quality into consideration. If the side in favor of the queen has more points, Ylspeth stays in power; if the anti-queen faction wins, she topples. You, the people of Historica, are building the story of the Guilds. Size limit: your parts collection (a.k.a. unlimited base). But remember: bigger is not always better. Quality always wins over quantity in a LEGO build. You can build an entry for both sides if you so choose. However, in doing so, you are increasing the chances that the side you want to lose will win, unless you just don't care. Category B: The Crown in Daily Life While weighty events shape the course of history, most people are about their own ordinary lives. But even the ordinary folks are thinking occasionally about the events transpiring around Cedrica. So, build a scene of ordinary life in Historica, but with a catch: you must use at least one crown element in the build. Any of these will work: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12. The creativity of crown integration will factor into scoring. You can build in any scale (i.e. macro, minifigure, or micro) and use as many crowns, and styles of crowns, as your imagination can conceive. Size limit: 12x12 (or equivalent stud area) with limited overhang. General Rules Scoring: Builds will be scored on build quality, presentation, and photography with bonus points to entries with original concepts or stories. For both Categories, a 1st and 2nd place will be selected. Each Guild can have up to 1 winner per category (so 2 guilds could have 2 winners, there can be 1 winner per guild, etc.) Rules: One entry per side for Cat. A, and only one entry total for Cat. B. Borders can exceed the maximum size restriction, within reason. Maximum sizes can be varied as long as the build does not exceed the footprint of the given size restriction (e.g.: 32x64 instead of 48x48 is permissible). No clone brands (Megablocks, KREO, etc) allowed, but 3rd party fig parts and accessories (Brickarms, Citizen Brick, etc.) are acceptable. All entries should be posted in their own topic, with the title of: "CHALLENGE IV: Category X: Name of your build". Please also post a link to your topic here. Deadline: Entries due the end of the day on Oct. 31st. November 3rd. The deadline was extended so builders can use entries for the CCC if they so wish. Prizes: The build with the highest score in Category A will win set 75946: Hungarian Horntail Triwizard Challenge.* The build with the highest score in Category A, from the opposite faction as the first prize, will win set 70671: Lloyd's Journey.* The highest scoring build from the winning faction will have its story enter the official canon of Historica. *We reserve the right to substitute a LEGO gift card of equal value to the set if shipping costs to your location prove to be financially ruinous.
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    Book III - Avalonia: Guild sign-up and Discussion

    @Bardan_Jusik, great fig and welcome to the best guild! I'll get you added to the first post soon.