Sirens-of-Titan

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  1. Welcome to Mitgardia Most welcome Mitgardians! Ofourse we also welcome new members: If you are new and want to join the fun here, you just think of a character/sigfig for yourself and start building. Don't forget to put in our green and yellow, the fierce Mitgardian colors! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. To get an impression of Mitgardia just read along. Origins of Historica The bard’s song tells a tale of a world long forgotten, Race against race, clan against clan, shields clashed with swords; long ago when Men of the Lion fought Men of the Falcon, and human armies succumbed to Orcs and undead. Each group clashed with its neighbor for power, unleashing upon the world a great scourge, and the arcane land was thrown into chaos. When it all seemed but lost, a council of wise men and sages was summoned. From all the lands they came to convene in the old world’s great city; the fortress of Cedrica. To settle the grievance and end a millennium of bloodshed, the sages declined all the treaties of old and joined all the clans into one mighty Kingdom; Historica. They founded the Four Great Regions- each one a realm in itself; - Mitgardia in the North, Nocturnus in the East, Kaliphlin in the South and Avalonia in the West, so that trade routes would spring up and clans would meet in the markets and not in the theater of war. The wise men chose a family of great honor, to uphold the truce and to keep the four guilds from dispute, and descendants of that mighty kin to this day rule the Central lands of Historica. So goes the legend. For ten decades the races of old have migrated and spread through the world, following the trade routes, establishing cultures and prospering towns. Today, it is a world of wonder and natural beauty; a realm where a man and a woman may find peace. But peace is short lived… Treacherous assassins have tried to murder the King! The capital is in shock and there will be repercussions; the Four Regions assemble their forces as the balance of power shifts, and blame is passed around. For the first time in a century, the guilds of Historica build up old defenses and prepare for the inevitable confrontation; everything hangs in the balance, and Historica is on the verge of chaos once more… Guildsmen; this is the world you inhabit, this is the place where you will make your fortune, build a mighty empire and battle for the glory and honor of the banner… Mitgardia: The Northern Guild Mitgardia Background: Mitgardia is the northern-most realm of men in the world of Historia. It is a chilly, mountainous region covered from border to border by great mountain ranges, pine forests and frigid lakes. From the temperate climate of the Capitol City of Valholl, to the chilly Mountain Passes in its heart, all the way to the Frozen Tundra of its Northern Wastelands, Mitgardia is a beautiful and perilous place, inhabited by a multitude of settlers, indigenous tribes and creatures. This wonderland of frost is the home of the Great Guild of the North. Guild Origins: The Mitgardia Guild settled the Northlands in the last two centuries, following trade routes and seeking resources that were becoming scarce in the heartland of Historia. The first Guildsmen were pioneers and traders who bought and sold skins, timber and ore to the local Norsemen Clans. As they accumulated wealth, they founded small fishing villages along the coasts and rivers and soon the seeds of a mighty Nation were sown. Expansion brought territorial conflicts with the clans of the North, the cities of the Dwarves in the Mountains, and the Goblin and Orc tribes that scavenged the forests, but the well-funded and technologically superior Guildsmen managed to hold their own. Today the city of Valholl is major settlement, and well-fortified fortress of the Guild. Religions/Major Gods: Native Norsemen believe in a distinct hierarchy of old Gods, while settlers have their own official religion; an offshoot of Avalonian faith.The major God of the Norsemen is Gyhnran, who is worshiped and celebrated by Natives and Colonists alike. The native orc/goblin tribes have their own deities, and Dwarves believe in a type of ancestral worship. Although religion is a major part of people's daily life, it plays little in politics and ideology. Inhabitants: Guildsmen and women are colonists from the west who have become accustomed to living in the North; they make up the major population of Mitgardia, but the land has a diverse populace. Norse Clans, Dwarves, Goblins, Orcs and Barbarians inhabit the mountainous region, and each group has major settlements usually in the mountains or near river banks. Of note is the dwarven City of Omurtag in the Frosty Mountains; the largest such Dwarven city in all of Historia. Monstrous trolls, drakes and giants are said to live in the mountains; encounters with these is the major challenge to colonizing the frontier. Terrain/Climate: Largely mountainous, covered by pine forest with big human settlements near rivers and Indigenous Villages in the Frozen Wasteland. The capitol Valholl is significantly warmer and farming prospers behind its colossal gates. Fishing Villages are a common sight along the shores, and small towns that thrive off of timber are scattered throughout the Great Forests. Numerous towers and fortresses guard the Mountain passes in and out of Mitgardia; it is a land “fortified by the Gods” as the locals say. Make sure to check out the Traveller's Guide to Mitgardia Guild Leadership/ Membership: The Guild is led by the monarch Jarl Nibelung who was born of both the native Norsemen and the Western Settlers, gaining him the support of both groups. He has ruled for three decades as a diplomatic and strategic mastermind, who tactfully weighs every option before making a judgment. He rules with his mind, and employs best of warriors as generals to inspire with heart. Rarely leaving the Guild fortress in Valholl, Jarl Nibelung is nonetheless well informed of all matters thought Mitgardia and the rest of Historia because of his extensive scout network. The Parliament of Mitgardia is a group of representative that help create Legislature, adress domestic issues, represent the common people of Mitgardia and share power with the Jarl. The group is led by a Prime Minister who is democratically elected by Guildsmen. Afther the Jarl disappeared, Elon Chorian is steward of Mitgardia. Membership is extended to all who wish to embrace the lifestyle of the Colonist Spirit, and take a little piece of the northlands for themselves, regardless of race, creed or previous alliance. Each member is sworn into allegiance by the Knights of Valholl and dedicates his life to expanding the realm and glory of the Mighty Guild of Mitgardia. Standard perks for joining include a large land grant for Guildsmen to build whatever structures they wish, be they towns, economic buildings, or structures of defense and offense. The might of the Mitgardian army is also at the back of any member who swears loyalty. All Guildsmen must fly the colors of the Guild when completing structures; the banner of Nibelung. The green represents the emergence of new life from the snowy ground in which crops give rise to economic prosperity. The yellow is symbolic of the sunlight; the life force of the farmers in the North, as well as the symbol of illumination of the dark regions of the frontier through colonial settlement. Elon Chorian - Guild Leader Valholl: (The Mitgardian Capital) Current Prime Minister:Besdarc Menteno (Ecclesiastes) This is what I will do: -Ministry for Defenses: I will set up a special ministry for defenses. So that our borders are as well protected as the strong walls of Ondylion. There will be more border patrols and garrisons along the borders and roads. Beacons will be all across Mitgardia not only from Ondylion to Valholl. This way we can act fast and strike hard. You think it's not important? Look around you, nothing more is needed now. -Social Security: I will also give Mitgardia a system that provides everyone to live in health. Not less taxes just a better system. So that the poor have more money to spend on food and clothing and the ritch do not spill that much on to much clothing and food that is just making them fat. The taxes for rich people will be max 55% of their income, starting by people who own two acres. No higher because a famous Mitgardian once said: "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." Challenges and challenge info: Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Current score: Mitgardia- 3,119 Nocturnus- 2,935 Kalphlin- 3,180 Avalonia- 3,292 Current Tasks: Valholl community build: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=72986 Challenge 6: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=62242 Title overview: Military Elite: *Khorne; Hersir of the Norsemen *Ecclesiastes; Hersir of Valholl *the Inventor; Hersir of the Northern Legion and Dwarves *Stash2Sixx; Hersir of the Foreign Legion Official Guild Cartographer: * Viceroy Guild Ambassador: * darkdragon Head priest of Mitgardia: *Ecclesiastes Trade/Economy Titans: * the Penguin; Minister of the Treasury * Ecclesiastes * Viceroy *Gunman *Soccerkid Royal Architects: * Ecclesiastes * kabel *Infernum *Garmadon Siege Masters: * Fat Tony * rucorder * Ecclesiastes Round One Defenders of Mitgardia: * Viceroy * rucorder * Ecclesiastes * Dan Church * Busboy489 Lore Master: * rucorder * Flint Admiral of the Mitgardian Fleet: * Ecclesiastes Vice Admiral of Mitgardian Fleet: * Kabel Mitgardian Bard: * Ecclesiastes Doctus: * Kabel
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    Mitgardia Guild: Homepage, Sign-up and Discussion

    Hello guys. I'm happy to see that a lot of you have stuck around this long and that we have some new members. Some tremendous builds over the course of the last few months, Mitgardia really is looking great! It comes with great regret that I have to inform you that I'm stepping down as Guild Leader of Mitgardia. I simply feel that my absence and lack of building is not helping to advance the guild, and as another long lull period of no building looms ahead for me it won't be fair to the guild and those interested for me to continually be absent. Ecclesiastes will take over as Guild Leader, as he has already helped out a great deal when it came to organizing Mitgardia in my absence. Thanks for a wonderful year of building and adventures my friends, please keep the Guild strong and continue to build it up and to make the mighty Norse men proud. -S-o-T (Alex)
  3. Taking a year off from building

    1. soccerkid6

      soccerkid6

      Sorry to hear that, hope everything goes well for you :)

    2. Mark of Falworth

      Mark of Falworth

      Oh Okay, Awaiting your return. ;)

  4. In a temporary Building Hiatus

    1. soccerkid6

      soccerkid6

      Too bad but it will make your return all the sweeter :)

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    The Mage Rises

    Hello all, It's been exactly a year since I started work on the Rise of the Mage series. At a break-neck rate of one unique chapter a month, I've put together a total of 12 chapters, and "The Mage Rises" completes the series. Take a look at the story, which is the most interesting to date. (If the folks on MOCPages can be trusted.) Here are some pictures in case you don't have time to go through the fulls story. The full story was too large for MOCPages to handle in one gulp, so it's broken up into 3, starting with Part One Here Some more pictures can be found on my Flickr. As this is the end of the series, i'd like to hear back from any of you who may have read them. Did you like the story? Would you like to see more? Please let me know. Please indulge me in a poll. Cheers, and I hope you enjoy the grand finale of Rise of the Mage! -SoT
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    Mitgardia Guild: Homepage, Sign-up and Discussion

    Hello fellow guildsmen, Due to the extraordinary events going on in Historica the Jarl is laying low and secretly traveling without making major statements along the way. So far Mitgardia has done an incredible job preparing our forces for the push back against Victor. The Jarl will be back soon, until then, keep Mitgardia and GoH strong!
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    Legends of Chima 2013

    Ahh, what refreshingly original theme from Lego! I applaud them and look forward to seeing these in stores! (Hopefully soon) Lions do look a bit dopey, but the rest of the figures make up for it. Really love the crocodile boss in the large set. (Torn cape and all )
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    Black Rock Temple

    Great presentation kabel! It flows well, and each area is district from the previous. That is exactly what we want to see.
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    Mitgardia Guild: Homepage, Sign-up and Discussion

    Hello guys, As with most major transitions, there is always a period of re-organizing and that;\'s what we'll have to do to accommodate the new format. Clearly a lot of posts were lost, but don't be disheartened, we'll get the Guilds running and up to speed pretty soon! Good to see some Challenge 5 entrees already appearing. So far, very impressive work everyone!
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    Design a 5th Guild Challenge

    Hello guildsmen from all Guilds! As the voting and judging of entrees from challenge 4 is under way, and the prelude for challenge 5 is still a ways away, I am announcing a brand new mini challenge open to all Guild members. Introducing: Design a 5th Guild Challenge *Image created by Bobby Myers, USA Have you ever wondered about what lies beyond the borders of Historica? Historica is a truly diverse land with a multitude of cultures, and yet beyond it a whole world awaits, inhabited by people and all manners of races and species. Have you ever wanted to build in the world outside of the four great Guilds? Well this is your chance to do so! This challenge is about designing a 5th Guild; one that lies outside of Historica, and is entirely up to you to make! Perhaps you wish there was a jungle-dwelling guild, or a guild made up entirely of savage beasts? The call is yours; be as creative as you can , but make it feel like a guild that may easily fit into the world of Historica. What exactly are you to do? Post the following in this order, within a single post: 1) Invent a brand new Guild, write a brief description. (or a full story if you feel up for it) about how it fits into the world of GoH. The Guild can reference other fantasy worlds (ie Drow, Orcs etc) but it should not be a copyrighted material. (ie, Rohan, Gondor, other fantasy franchise groups) Post the information about it in the following format. Guild name: Guild Location: (relative to Historica) Capital and Ruler: Unique characteristics: (For example, Mitgardians would be known as extremely resilient in the cold, and great hunters just as Kaliphlin citizens would be resilient in drouth, good at trading etc. 2) Design a color scheme (flag made up of 2 colors, just like other Guild flags) and post a few pictures of your citizens/soldiers. 3) Name and build the leader of the 5th Guild. Post a picture. (You may wish to include a story, or not) 4) Lastly, build a small vignette (16X16 minimum, 20X20 maximum) that shows off the unique flavor of your Guild. For example, if your unique guild is based in the jungle, you may want to show off a lush jungle scene, or perhaps a jungle temple, or even a high fantasy location that defies convention. It's all up to you! Make sure to include the new heores you create, be they leaders, adventurers or mere citizens. All in all you need a minimum of 3 pictures (Color scheme, leader, vignette) and story/info. How will this challenge be scored? The Guild leaders will score the challenge entrees on the following criteria. 1) Originality ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 10 points 2) How well the guild/story/ideas fit into the world of GoH --------------- 10 points 3) Build quality/figure originality/photography --------------------------------- 20 points 4) Having all the required pictures/ information ------------------------------- 10 points The entree that gets the highest score will be declared a winner! (In the event of t tie, the tied entrees will be put to a public vote, in which GoH members will decide the winner.) What is the prize for the winner? There are two major incentives to build in this challenge. 1) The winning entree will be incorporated into the story of Historica and play a part in challenges 5 and 6, including all leaders and character introduced within the winning Guild. This is your chance to steer the story of Historica, and see your builds have direct consequences into the main story. Your newly created guild leader will also be controlled by you as a character within the world of Historica, and you will be consulted directly to write his/her dialogue in challenge preludes and introductions. The winner will also be granted the title of "Legendary Storyteller." 2) The Lego prize will be a brand new Uruk-Hai army set, from the LOTR line. Collectors and MOC'ers rejoice, as this set has plenty to offer to both! So what are you waiting for? Indulge your imagination and create a brand new guild to flesh out the world of Historica! The deadline for the building submission is Friday, September 21, 2012. Entrees MUST be submitted before deadline, and in this thread in order to count. One post submissions please. (Do not post description/vignettes/characters as separate posts, or the thread will turn into a madhouse. Thank you!) Got any questions? Please ask below. Good luck, and looking forward to seeing your builds! UPDATE: The deadline has been reached and the judging process is beginning. Here is a list of all the excellent entrees we've gotten over the last month! (in order of submission) 1) Morgali by Legonardo 2) Atlantis by TheBoyWonder 3) The Realm of the Fae by Medic!! 4) Varlyrio by MikeyB 5) Eaurios by Ecclesiastes 6) Gomoria by Captain Nemo 7) Solia by blue banana 8) Gascar by Hersbruckler 9) Belley by Rast 10) Down Under by hellboy 11) Soflos by Kai NRG 12) Silmeria by Soccerkid6 13) Skislandor by Mikel Kalores 14) Fahrettin by Torgar 15) Drakrydar by DaMaximus 16) Pennamore by SkaForHire 17) Arcanos by Hexx 18) Tolimar by Jason Cicchini 19) Togensu by rogue_Li 20) Nievagros by Garmadon 21) Wyndgardiam by Erynlasgalen 22) Kelasituan by NiceMarmot 23) Temukan by Gabe 24) The Rimlands by robuko 25) Campus by Styrbjorn 26) Gadaelon by Jacob Nion 27) Amafriends by lego_legis_legere
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    Guilds of Historica Introduction/General Discussion Thread

    I'd suggest buying the pro account. It's only a few bucks per year and fully worth the unlimited storage it allows you!
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    The wedding gift

    Great work Gabe! The tower and wall in particular catch the eye with their unique texture. The boat is very well done, and the color scheme overall is balanced and appealing. A great mend between Avalonian and Kaliphlin designs!
  13. Let's see if we can go a full 2 weeks before someone changes my name again. ;)

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    Legends of Chima 2013

    Thank you for the detailed info and translation Gubi0222! It certainly sounds very interesting.
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    Legends of Chima 2013

    When I mentioned I was wondering about what the story behind the theme was, it's not because I have profound expectations of compelling narratives from Lego. In fact, I look forward to it just out of curiosity; how do you explain a theme in which large humanoid animals who do battle with mechanical vehicles.
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    Guilds of Historica Introduction/General Discussion Thread

    No, but you can build on the land of any guild you'd like. Ecclesiastes and de Gothia have both done MOC's of each others' characters visiting their respective guilds.
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    Design a 5th Guild Challenge

    Your guild Pennamore is already included in the list as you were the 16th person to enter and were way ahead of deadline. If you mean you want to add different pictures to it, go ahead.
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    Design a 5th Guild Challenge

    robuko, Due to your circumstance I'll allow the entree. Keep in mind that I'm only making the exception because of what we talked about. You've been added to the list.
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    Legends of Chima 2013

    I'm curious as to what the story behind this theme will be. It's got a bit of a Narnia meets Ninjago feel at the moment. I sure hope all the differnet animal characters are as unique and detailed as the lion from the sticker book. Looking forward to the eventual official pics!
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    Design a 5th Guild Challenge

    And so the contest deadline has been reached; from this point on no entrees can be submitted. Beautiful work everyone! Looking forward to taking a detailed look though all of them! I have updated the first post with a list of all the guilds. If your/name guild is missing from the list, please PM me. Once the list is finalized we will start the judging process.
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    Mitgardia Guild: Homepage, Sign-up and Discussion

    Hi guys, as you can see I've been away from Lego and EB for pretty much the whole month. I should be back after a week or so, but won't be building anything until at least after new year's. Great builds and entrees from our active members, keep it up guys as there will be rewards for those who continue to work and build for Mitgardia!
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    Guilds of Historica Introduction/General Discussion Thread

    Yes, I plan on fleshing out more of Valholl and the jarl's palace.
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    Guilds of Historica Introduction/General Discussion Thread

    After challenge 6 the world of Historica will be opened up to you the members to expand and build. As fun as the challenges are they take a long time to complete and hinder some people's desire to build free builds. After challenge 6 there will be a lot more freedom and members will directly steer the course of GoH, instead of the guild leaders. Not before major celebrations and rewards for loyal members though.
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    Challenge 5 Question(s)

    No multiple entrees; spend the time working on one really good one. If multiple entrees are submitted we'll judge the first.
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    Challenge 5 Question(s)

    We strongly believe in the skills of our builders, what can I say?