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LOM MBC- At the Gates of Orfdor
Despite its remote location in the far north, Ofdor has faced determined attacks in days of old. However, the city has resisted every attack since the first erection of its mighty fortifications.
About this creation
The Great Gates of Orfdor

The walls are wood pilings, set around a thick core of crushed and compacted stone. Outside, a moat encircles the city, broken only at the gates. The putlogs set into the top of the wall and jutting outwards serve as mounting points for hoardings, temporary scaffoldings that improve the defendersí field of fire.


The Great Gates of Orfdor

The stone layer measures over 5 feet thick, running through the entire wall.


The Great Gates of Orfdor

Although lightly guarded in peacetime, the gates are always manned by members of the city guard. They quickly stop any intruders from entering the city. ďHands up!Ē




The parapets are festooned with brightly-painted shields, denoting the various noble houses that currently inhabit Orfdor.




The two gatehouses enable the guard to stay at their posts, even in the most frigid weather.




With a wooden wall, fire is always a danger, even though the logs have been treated with a natural flame retardant. Every 50 feet, a barrel full of water is stationed. It needs only to be punctured to send water cascading down the wall.




With fortifications such as these, combined with natural defenses such as the rugged mountains around the valley and the rocky fjord leading into Orfdorís harbor, Orfdor stands ready to defend itself.


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Well, after I posted this moc, I realized it was flat-out lazy to post the outside of the cityís wall as the finished product. I took some more thought on it (and also scavenged the village for parts) and came out with this. If my writing was too effusive with regard to the military strength of this, feel free to discard it as Enalican propaganda :P Overall, I like this scene almost more than the inside of the city- even though this has less depth, I think the gatehouses and the moat turned out quite nicely here. Pick-a-Brick, where have you been all my life?

You want to see the back? Trust me, you donít.




I warned you.


Itís a little colder up here than it is in Middle Zealand, isnít it, Emmet?




How I did the half-stud offset on the roofs. Really basic, I know, but still.
How did all these people suddenly start getting better than me? :P

The Great Gates of Orfdor

Oh, and the portcullis is hoisted into the top of the entrance tunnel, so that it doesnít obstruct visibility from the gatehouses.


The Great Gates of Orfdor

One final shot. Now, remember to give me those giant comments of constructive criticism Kai and Halhi have been getting- otherwise, I'll never catch up to them :P

Thanks for viewing!



Comments

 I like it 
  August 7, 2014
Nice detailing!
 I made it 
  May 3, 2014
Quoting Harry Wilkinson I have to admit, you always blow me away with your incredible MOCs! Keep building!
Thank you, Harry!
 I like it 
  April 29, 2014
I have to admit, you always blow me away with your incredible MOCs! Keep building!
 I made it 
  April 28, 2014
Quoting Kai Bernstein Not that you aren't, but let me rephrase:
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga As far as I know, you might be the first person to read the whole story through from the start
Hey, I did!
Oh, you weren't referring to
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga How did all these people suddenly start getting better than me? :P
Whoops. :P
  April 28, 2014
Not that you aren't, but let me rephrase:
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga As far as I know, you might be the first person to read the whole story through from the start
Hey, I did!
 I made it 
  April 28, 2014
Quoting Kai Bernstein Hey, I did!
It's a great feeling when you first start thinking of yourself as a "good builder" :P
  April 28, 2014
Hey, I did!
 I made it 
  April 26, 2014
Quoting James Prins I finished reading through the story; I like it! I think you did a great job sprucing up the outside of the city walls, now you just have to work on the inside :) I had another idea for decorating the area; the olive green vine pieces probably wouldn't look bad in a winter setting, if you have them. Anyway, I do like how you've changed the walls!
Great! As far as I know, you might be the first person to read the whole story through from the start- I'm glad you approve! I actually tried vines, but with the shields and the snow I thought it was getting too colorful. Thanks for the suggestion, though!
 I made it 
  April 26, 2014
Quoting Freeling ++ (At Camp) Love it! The snow looks good, the ice looks good, the gates look good.. Yeah. It all looks good.
Glad you like it!
 I like it 
  April 26, 2014
I finished reading through the story; I like it! I think you did a great job sprucing up the outside of the city walls, now you just have to work on the inside :) I had another idea for decorating the area; the olive green vine pieces probably wouldn't look bad in a winter setting, if you have them. Anyway, I do like how you've changed the walls!
 I like it 
  April 26, 2014
Love it! The snow looks good, the ice looks good, the gates look good.. Yeah. It all looks good.
 I made it 
  April 26, 2014
Quoting Arjav Garg i mean wow. little piece of advice how bout a big gas stove with barrels of oil? i mean u could heat the oil and pour it on the enemies just like the rajputs did ((north indian (asia and not native american)regional kings )I know this becoz i went to see their fort) and with their armor it would conduct heat to enemies' bodies and they would be killed LOL!!
I'm not sure placing a bonfire and boiling oil on top of a wooden castle would be very wise. Besides, do you know how much oil costs these days?
 I made it 
  April 26, 2014
Quoting Ben Stansfield Awesome!! What's LOM?
LOM stands for Lands of Mythron, a medieval story-telling RPG on MOCpages. Players build scenes and stories for their factions and compete in group-wide challenges to shape the story of the fictional world. See here to learn more: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22392
 I made it 
  April 26, 2014
Quoting Andrew31kbrick193 /// Nice castle.
Thanks!
 I like it 
  April 26, 2014
i mean wow. little piece of advice how bout a big gas stove with barrels of oil? i mean u could heat the oil and pour it on the enemies just like the rajputs did ((north indian (asia and not native american)regional kings )I know this becoz i went to see their fort) and with their armor it would conduct heat to enemies' bodies and they would be killed LOL!!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2014
Awesome!! What's LOM?
 I like it 
  April 25, 2014
Nice castle.
 I made it 
  April 25, 2014
Quoting David FNJ That's a great gate there! Well done!
Thank you!
 I made it 
  April 25, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Great MOC. I like the gates themselves, and the snow and ice is cool too.
Thanks, Dr!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2014
That's a great gate there! Well done!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2014
Great MOC. I like the gates themselves, and the snow and ice is cool too.
 I made it 
  April 25, 2014
Quoting Brick Madness This build is great!!
Thanks!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2014
This build is great!!
 I made it 
  April 25, 2014
Quoting Alex Rode I absolutely love it! The colors are great - they make the shields stand out a lot. The snow and water sections I'd say are flawless. Really great build!
Wow, thank you! I wasn't sure if the shields were too bright, but I'm glad you like it!
 I made it 
  April 25, 2014
Quoting Aranethon . So quick! And so beautiful! I love the attention to detail and this build lives up to the Viking setting of Orfdor. This type of thing almost tempts me to return to LOM, I've just run out of ideas and inspiration. Nah, this isn't about me! Good job, can't wait to see more!
Thank you! I'm really trying to fill in more of the culture of Orfdor with these, and I'm glad it's so identifiable. Aren't you working on Accoria still? Build something to publicize that. Maybe you could switch factions to Enalica, so we can get your inactive points :P I'm sure Orfdor would welcome a contingent of Troytanians ;)
 I made it 
  April 25, 2014
Quoting Halhi 141 Very nice! I agree about the hollow studs though - normal studs (by putting the headlight brick on its side) would look better.
I didn't think of trying that- I'll see how it looks. Thanks!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2014
I absolutely love it! The colors are great - they make the shields stand out a lot. The snow and water sections I'd say are flawless. Really great build!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2014
So quick! And so beautiful! I love the attention to detail and this build lives up to the Viking setting of Orfdor. This type of thing almost tempts me to return to LOM, I've just run out of ideas and inspiration. Nah, this isn't about me! Good job, can't wait to see more!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2014
Very nice! I agree about the hollow studs though - normal studs (by putting the headlight brick on its side) would look better.
 I made it 
  April 25, 2014
Quoting Kai Bernstein Maybe Halhi and Kai could be the ones dealing out the giant comments. :P (Though for this moc, it will be filled mostly with praise.) The techniques and styling are great, and for the type of moc it is there isn't a lot that should/could be changed. The snow looks wonderful, the upside-down windows look great and the use of the arches, both SNoTed at the entrance and studs-up on the walls, is awesome! Maybe some discoloration or dilapidation would be nice, putting some dark brown log bricks in to add some variety, but for that you'd need a lot of reddish brown ones to replace the prefabs. But really, I have only two actual complaints. One is the SNoTed arches - the way they meet the wall has studs, a gap and a slope, all of which break the flow of the smooth, otherwise studless wall, and could use refining. My other complaint is regarding the UNCAPPED STUD SOCKETS ON THE SIDE. XD It looks to be intentional - why?
Haha, thank you! You're looking at my log brick collection in the gatehouse- I didn't have nearly enough not to use the prefab panels. I thought the SNOT arch looked fine, but I guess I should have fixed that gap. The stud sockets add texture to the inside of the wall- it's meant to be compacted stone that reinforces the wall. Not all studs are bad :P
 I made it 
  April 25, 2014
Quoting Stephen Boe Marvelous techniques! I especially enjoy the upside down window frames.
Thank you!
 I made it 
  April 25, 2014
Quoting Bumblebee 5253 Nice job! It's surprising this MOC has no other likes yet, It's that awesome!
Thank you!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2014
Maybe Halhi and Kai could be the ones dealing out the giant comments. :P (Though for this moc, it will be filled mostly with praise.) The techniques and styling are great, and for the type of moc it is there isn't a lot that should/could be changed. The snow looks wonderful, the upside-down windows look great and the use of the arches, both SNoTed at the entrance and studs-up on the walls, is awesome! Maybe some discoloration or dilapidation would be nice, putting some dark brown log bricks in to add some variety, but for that you'd need a lot of reddish brown ones to replace the prefabs. But really, I have only two actual complaints. One is the SNoTed arches - the way they meet the wall has studs, a gap and a slope, all of which break the flow of the smooth, otherwise studless wall, and could use refining. My other complaint is regarding the UNCAPPED STUD SOCKETS ON THE SIDE. XD It looks to be intentional - why?
 I like it 
  April 25, 2014
Marvelous techniques! I especially enjoy the upside down window frames.
 I like it 
  April 25, 2014
Nice job! It's surprising this MOC has no other likes yet, It's that awesome!
 
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