Just a quick little build to get my creative juices flowing for my SPY RANK CHALLENGE, which I'll do soon. I am entering Rainos, beware! Note to everyone, this build is VERY biased. I couldn't help it.
About this creation
“From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few. ”
― John Updike
Adamus stood silently in his row boat, staring at the approaching shore. I'm really doing it... he thought quietly, I'm going into enemy territory to spy...
"Thank you," Adamus said suddenly, "For bringing me out here."
"Anytime," said the fisherman rowing silently behind him. He owned both this row boat, and the fishing ship that it had been launched from. "I'm being payed twice as much to do this as I am normally payed to fish."
Suddenly out of the gloom a large arch appeared. It spanned one of the many inlets into the bay near Guaire. All around it were examples of Rainosian claim to the land.
Hanging from the arch was a Mythronian soldier. He had been part of the invasion of Rainos, and after it had been abandoned in Rainos. He had only just been caught, and as both punishment and a warning he had been chained up and suspended from the arch.
"Please, sir, help me!" He called out loudly to Adamus, "Please!"
"I am sorry," Adamus quietly whispered, "I cannot help you."
Adamus wished that he could help the poor soldier, but knew that if any Rainosians saw him doing so they would know of his arrival way too early.
Adamus then concentrated and studied the shore ahead, preparing himself for the upcoming mission.
The build. I really like it. This was some of the most complicated rockwork that I've ever done.
In concept the arch is a good one, but it lacks any texturing or shaping. Tiles, slopes, something, anything. As it is it looks too flat and studdy. The way you hinged those panels is pretty neat, though. The landscape has some layering, which is good, and I like the color mixing of the water (though clear/white pieces by the bank would be a little more realistic). I do like the story, though. And no, Brick, Adamus could not have helped him: if the soldier was freed, Rainos would know there was an intruder.
This makes me think of Captain Jack Sparrow's first arrival in Port Royal... which is convenient, because the Lord of Guaire was partially based on said pirate minus the mercy. Poor Adamus is headed for trouble...
I think the rocks could still use some work, and I have to agree with Asad on this one. :/ And although he had a good reason for not helping, Adamus could have at least knocked the solider down to free him:P
Those poor soldiers! :P I think a better approach for this scene, rather than building a rock arch as the entrance to enemy territory, would have been to build a ruined fortress guarding the channel. That way, you wouldn't have to rely on a limited amount of good rock pieces.