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Towns and Areas / The Grand City of Verring
« on: May 21, 2018, 03:18:08 PM »
The Grand City of Verring: A Tourist's Guide
Built by X_ium, OrioleScout, and FreakyTiki
Coordinates: [82, 64, -2469]

Inside this guide you'll find mainly just pictures of the famous buildings that have been made over the years. Though not all of them are very impressive, they're important to the city's history.
  • Landing Point
  • Red Tower
  • Banana Hammock (OrioleScout's House)
  • Farm
  • Marjara Harbor
  • Floating Island
  • Century Palace
  • White Tower
  • Turias Manor (X_ium's House)
  • Marshpoint Tower
  • Mountainside Residence (FreakyTiki's House)
  • Northern Ramparts
  • Bone Temple
  • Village District
  • South Gate

Landing Point

Being the first building constructed in the Grand City, it's not very fancy. However, it's made up of stone mined from the mountainside as well as the wood from the caravans that traveled here under High King Ciris.
Constructed by X_ium

Red Tower

Built by King Joseph to both watch over his subjects and look out for incoming ships, this tower has served as the guard's barracks, but has recently started accommodating a library to care for important books during Regent Lord Eris's rule. Recently, the guard captain has been offering a treasure hunt to adventurers that ask about it.
Constructed by X_ium

Banana Hammock (OrioleScout's House)

This strange structure was created in honor of a bountiful harvest long ago.
Constructed by OrioleScout


This farm has sustained the city's population since the first settlers. Though we've expanded enough to need more than this farm to keep everyone fed, it still supplies a large portion of the city's food.
Constructed by X_ium

Marjara Harbor

The Marjara Harbor is embedded into the cliffside and is protected by a small garrison. The Grand Fleet of Verring, when not out on the open sea, is docked here.
Constructed by FreakyTiki

Floating Island

Legends tell of islands being raised into the sky by a powerful wizard. This particular island looms ominously over the Village District, just outside of the city.
Constructed by OrioleScout

Century Palace

This Palace, built by King Jonathan 100 years after the founding of Verring, has served as the seat of power in the city. The current king, James Turias, converses with the local lords as he reigns from the Winter Throne.
Constructed by X_ium

White Tower

Built by King Olanaar to honor his wife's passing, the White Tower is only accessible by a small bridge from the top floor of the Century Palace.
Constructed by X_ium

Turias Manor (X_ium's House)

The personal home of the ruling family, Turias Manor is closed to almost all visitors.
Constructed by X_ium

Marshpoint Tower

This tower connects our wall to the neighboring marsh, in preparation for possible expansion. Acute readers will realize this is also shows the Marshpoint Bridge, which has come to win an award in bridge building!
Constructed by X_ium

Mountainside Residence (FreakyTiki's House)

This fancy home was constructed by a lord that ordered supplies from across the world to build his house. It's since been applauded for its bold architectural designs.
Constructed by FreakyTiki

Northern Ramparts

This wall is the first line of Verring's defense, and has held up for quite a few sieges during Queen Freya's reign. The King's Road leads out of the city from here.
Constructed by X_ium

Bone Temple

A small group of fanatics have built this temple inside the city walls, alarming many of the populace. However, nothing sinister seems to be happening, so they're allowed to keep it up.
Constructed by FreakyTiki

Village District

This is where most of the populace of Verring live. Sure, it may not be the nicest piece of land, but it's what many of us call home.
Constructed by OrioleScout

South Gate

The gate out of the city. The Prince's Road leads further south.
Constructed by X_ium

This sums up the attractions in the Grand City of Verring. I hope you enjoy your visit!

Epic builds / The King's Road
« on: May 11, 2018, 10:47:43 AM »
Behold! A Feat of Persistence! The King's Road!

Spanning more than 10,000 blocks, the King's Road is the biggest project in Minecraft that I've ever completed. Starting at the current spawn, this road leads all the way to the Grand City of Verring.

General Information

  • From beginning to end, the road is roughly a 35 minute trip by horse.
  • I started building the road September 9, 2017, and finished May 8, 2018.
  • The King's Road overall took about 25 afternoons (nights?) of work, gradually getting longer in between long breaks.
  • While almost exclusively built by me, X_ium, Some sections were also done with the help of FreakyTiki and OrioleScout.
  • At the Grand City of Verring, the King's Road links up with the Prince's Road through the South gate, which is a much shorter road leading to the old Spawn Town.

Rest Shrines

Along the King's Road are named Rest Shrines. These mark the places I stopped building out the road for the day. The 24 Rest Shrines come with an offerings chest for those walking the road to place offerings in. In the future, the Rest Shrines will also contain a verse from a long poem describing the "lore" of the road, detailing High King Ciris's perilous journey to take his people to a new land. Because this takes a great deal of creative effort, these verses will be added in later.

While Building...

I have listened to:
  • 18 Episodes of RollPlay: Balance of Power
  • 11 Episodes of The Adventure Zone
  • 5 Episodes of The Co-optional Podcast
  • About 4 hours of my own music library
  • 7 Full Plays of the Extreme Soundclown Megamix
  • 37 Plays of Dragon Force - Through the Fire and Flames


Thanks for reading! I hope to see you on the road!  :D

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