Hey all! Huzzah! First LoM challenge ever! (I know right? Weird!) Due to not having many white bricks or plates, I was not able to make it look very snowy. But I did my best and I dare say it turned out nicely! The tavern is my favorite part. I decided to cut this episode in half because part of it didn't go with the challenge. So enjoy the shorter episode! :D
Men at their work grumbled an cursed under their breath. “When will this blasted wind stop!” one of the men asked angrily.
A few hours later, Thorond shut the door of the tavern. The wind bit his face froze his nose, “Augh! Infernal weather!”
He stopped in his tracks, listening. Someone was behind him. He gripped his axe and gritted his teeth.
He whirled around, ready to attack. There, amidst the snow, stood Ashkenaz, his enemy.
Ashkenaz was just as surprised as Thorond. Then he laughed, “Well, well, well! Old Thorond! And what might you do be doing here?” Thorond resisted the urge to hack off his head. Killing someone in the middle of a town would not earn him a very good reputation. He kept his mouth shut.
Ashkenaz’s eyes glinted menacingly, “Thorond, you can’t stop me! You’ve come too late I’m afraid. I have already won! And now the world will fall and I shall rule!” And with that he walked away. Thorond couldn’t stand it any longer. He raised his axe and charged.
But before he could slay him, a man grabbed him and pushed him back. It was Gleeber!
Gleeber kicked Thorond back. Thorond landed in the cold snow.
Gleeber had his blade against Thorond’s neck in an instant, “Any last words Makorsh?”
Thorond felt a surge of anger boil over. He cried out, “For Rainos!” He grabbed the barrel beside him and threw it at Gleeber, sending him flying.
Thorond had his battle axe back in his hands. He scowled. Why did he have to be in town?!
He grabbed Gleeber and lifted him aloft, cursing. “If we weren’t in town...” He said the word town as if it had a bitter taste.
Thorond threw Gleeber to the ground and walked slowly away.
Gleeber grabbed his sword. He gradualy stood up.
“AUGH!” He cried, as he gave a last leap at Thorond.
Thorond had been ready for it. He turned around and cut down Gleeber.
Gleeber fell with a thud and never rose again. He was gone. Thorond looked down at what he had done. He breathed deeply.
He turned and ran through an alley, not once looking back...
Some extra shots of the build without the figs.
On behalf of Adam Brunsting, who asked me how I built some rocks, here are some pictures on how I did the doorway to the tavern. Now, I found this technique when I saw a Helms Deep rendition on Flickr. Since I didn't know how he did it, I guessed and I think it's what he did.
I took this little thingy (don't really know what it's called)...
And stuck it up the bottom of the piece and connected the icicle. I forgot to take a picture of it in the piece without the icicle. But hopefully you can see how it works.
And for some unknown reason, I added a barracks.
Thanks for looking! Please rate and comment! Also, advice and criticism welcome!