Mike S

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  1. That is an awesome micro build! Nicely done 👍
  2. Great to see another Kaliphlin build from you! Looking forward to seeing more...
  3. Mike S

    Victorian Vampire Mansion

    Nicely done!
  4. Very interesting and I love your final castle rebuild! Nice work!
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    Temple of Daïnna [Varlyrio, HSS]

    The cup and dome technique looks really good and the double arches add the necessary depth and detail!
  6. Yes the protein powder company. But I think it totally illustrates the danger of overthinking symbolism. I do understand where you are coming from and agree about coming up with original designs. However I think that real world religions will inevitably often be referenced in some way when creating fictional ones and that I do not think is necessarily a bad thing. The Aslanic Order is based in some ways on medieval Catholicism but yet I tried to give it its own symbols and theology which I tried to leave as ambiguous as possible. As in any religion, what one Historican in the Aslanic faith believes may actually oppose a belief of another member of the same faith. I just hope people are open minded enough not to associate the Aslanic Order literally as 100% Narnian nor attribute my fictional activities as a reflection of my real world beliefs. Fantasy is fiction and if I ever do include a cross in a build, it being an easy shape to replicate in Lego is not meant as a representation of the the real world. This is also not an advertisement for the Aslanic Order which after the Kaliphlin civil war is now reduced to a fractured entity run by individuals in the cities where temples still remain. I actually really have no plans to continue the Aslanic Order story line any further.
  7. Perhaps I misread but it did seem Henjin came down pretty hard on Narbilu’s use of a cross and suggested that the symbol did not belong in GoH universe. Personally I don’t care if the cross is used or not used. I just find it illogical to bring real world meanings to a fantasy world where symbols have the opportunity to develop entire new meanings.
  8. I find it illogical to identify symbols in a fantasy world as relating to the real world. When I see a cross, it doesn’t make me think of Christianity but rather merely a shape. If one begins to try to eradicate certain symbols from an environment, it won’t be long before all symbols will be banned because they may have real life religious symbolism. I can guarantee you that no matter what symbol you use, I will be able to in some way connect it to some real life religion. In fact the other day I had a “Christian” tell me that the shirt I was wearing was demonic because it was a pagan symbol. I simply was flabbergasted as it is merely a company’s logo I represent. Sun warrior is the company if you want to look it up. So please guys don’t go down the path of banning certain symbols because they represent something to you but rather empower yourself and imagine what alternatives the symbols could represent. I’m certain I’ve seen many crosses in D and D styled games and it never made me think there were Christians in the game. I think what is absurd is if you take a symbol in a totally other context and bring your own context to it. It kind of defeats the whole purpose of fantasy.
  9. I personally think you may be reading to much into the symbols. A culture without a history of crucification will have a totally different context/perspective for a cross than one with it. For example the cross which is of equal height and width could also be a symbol for perfection or total equality. A symbol by no means has any other meaning than that to which you yourself give to it.
  10. Nice build! I really like the design of the entryway and although a simple design, the placement of the cacti adds just the right amount of color variation to the scene!
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    [AMRCA Drunknok]

    Finally got caught up on this. I'm enjoying watching this play out.
  12. Yes, I stated Varlyrio as a whole because it seemed to be Varlyrio sanctioned military instead of some random mercenaries who happened to be from Varlyrio. But you are right, I seem to remember something like a falling out between them and Raavage as well, hence probably why they have disappeared from the scene for the last while.
  13. That is pretty much how I see the situation although didn’t Varlyrio support The Hand at one point? So highly unlikely Varlyrio is in support of the Queen... unless of course she managed to gain support there before coming back to Cedrica.
  14. It would be totally out of character for the Desert King to be subservient to Cedrica. He has always claimed he is the rightful ruler of the Guilds and it was mostly Nocturnus support that put him in power in Kaliphlin. His claim to the throne dates centuries ago so depending on perspective could legally supersede the Queen.
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    Computer Generated Castles

    Awesome stuff!