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Epic builds / Re: The King's Road
« on: April 10, 2019, 05:36:46 AM »
No, I ultimately left it be, as it essentially makes my city the destination of a long trip from either spawn. I did have an idea of other people connecting roads from their bases to the road, but by the time I started building it, most people nearby were inactive and waiting for the new map.

I also didn't finish the poem I was planning to add on. A little disappointing, but I don't think it would've added much anyway.

(Wow, this was almost a year ago! Time sure does fly :o)

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Towns and Areas / Re: The Grand City of Verring
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:07:37 AM »
Thanks! :D I love making projects that take a long time to make. It's interesting looking back and seeing the slowly build up. It'll be fun to see what everyone makes when the map resets.

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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


Farm

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!
UNUSED IMAGES / FULL ALBUM: https://imgur.com/a/mYUUX56

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Epic builds / Re: The King's Road
« on: May 12, 2018, 02:55:45 PM »
No, actually. You can continue on into Verring. When you reach the fork in the road, you can walk around and over the southern gate to leave the city, and continue on to the Prince's Road.

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


https://imgur.com/zDwWkj6

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

https://imgur.com/ulfb11A

  • 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

https://imgur.com/sn5lZ7z

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...

https://imgur.com/i8MTm5z

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


MISC. IMAGES / COMPLETION CEREMONY: https://imgur.com/a/evwExxQ

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

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Building contest / Re: Building contest: April
« on: May 01, 2017, 07:09:02 AM »
Nothing makes a build contest more interesting than a last-minute submission from a surprise contestant!

http://imgur.com/a/E3klN

Coordinates:
X: 147    Z: -2425

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