Category - The Medieval Stronghold:
Many of the knights who competed in the Tourney live in a castle or some other type of fortress. For this round, step into the shoes of an architect and build the stronghold of one of these knights (does not have to be your character). We encourage you to be very creative with this category and donít be afraid to use your imagination. All scales (micro-full-size) are acceptable. (a lone tower embedded in a cliff's side or a personal castle on flowing plains are both acceptable)
Long before the tourney began, which seems like so long ago now, my men and I ventured far to find the best warriors to rally by our side. Good fighters who hated Mythronians weren't that hard to find and rally, especially in Rainos. And when our ranks to march to Carthal for the tourney were nearly full, we were given a tip about a wealthy Rainosian living in the mountains who had a taste for Mythronian blood. How could we pass up such a rare chance? So Blaine and I packed our things, and made our way for one more recruiting trip.
We found our way through the rugged mountains, finding the dark keep called Dorgosha, right before the sun rose that Monday. We were relieved to be able to rest. The path had been torturous, even for us who were long since used to it. We looked around, examining the dreadful scenery. It was obvious this was no Mythronian abode.
Before we could knock on the door, a tall dark man wielding a torch approached from the darkness within the keep.
Man: Halt! Who goes there? This territory is forbidden to enter by all except myself, Barlomus!
Me: I bear no ill will, good sir. Merely an offer.
Barlomus: Speak! Tell me this offer quickly so that I may deny its insignificance and you may get on your way!
Me: A tournament begins within the month, one which will be chock full of Mythronians who will be willing to fight to the death. My men and I wish to meet them head on, blow for blow and claim victory in this tournament. We wish only for your assistance in the matter.
Barlomus:(Eyebrow raised)I see. You have aroused me with the only thing I care for-the death of Mythronians!
Me: Very well then. Do we have you at our side, good sir?
Barlomus: Indeed you do! And my wealth will also be at your disposal for this great cause! Allow me to pack my things!
Me:(With a smile) Take all the time you need. The Mythronians will be waiting for you when you finish.
Blaine:(Glaring at the skeleton hanging from a tree)I think he'll fit in quite nicely.
And there is my TT build! Believe it or not, I worked longer and harder on this one than any build this tourney thus far. And Im pretty pleased with the result. I understand its not a huge battle keep, but you must remember I don't have an unlimited amount of bricks. Anyway, I want to thank the judges for doing their thing and wish Andrew good luck!
Such an awesome entry Jacob! You built a whole bunch of impressive MOCs this Tourney. This MOC too has very nice detailing! I like the SNOT ground work as well (no pun intended) as the well! The tree's root there is also quite nice. I refrained from judging this round because you were up against Andrew JN. Hope to see you back next year for another shot at the prize.
Sorry, Jacob, but I had to give my vote to Andrew. Both entries had sketchy bits, but the facade of his castle was a knockout and the 2x2 plates on your walls did not have the same appeal. At least there will be a Knight against Infernum in the last round.
Excellent build, there are so many nice details all around. However I really don't think all of the parts of this build fit together nearly as well as those of you opponent's. To be more specific the rockwork followed by the wooden structures followed by the stone tower just seems really unnatural to me, and sort of 'choppy' so to speak. Your opponent on the other hand had a very smooth build, and lots of nice technics, so therefore he wins my vote. Great build though, and good luck with the other judges! All of the entries in this round were truly brilliant.
Oof, this was tough, I think you did something a little more challenging though in making your castle look different from all the other ones I see on here. The tower in the back is what got you my vote, otherwise it was pretty equal.
Hi Jacob. Boy, this is a very difficult decision. Both of you built spectacular entries. I debated over this for a while. I was really impressed with Andrew's micro-scale work, detailing, and architecture. The detailing and design on your MOC was equally impressive. However, Andrew was able to impress me a bit more than you. My vote goes to him. Fantastic work though, and best of luck with the other judges!
While the layout is noice, the textures are kind of wonky. 2 x 2 tilss, again, do not look good for wall texture, and the ground looks weird being perfectly smooth with random cheeses. Not your best or worst work, but it's still pretty good.