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LOM City Attack: Precious Cargo
For Rainos!
About this creation
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Cast
Rainos:
- Captain Darkbeard, longship commander
- Captain William Farrer, one-eyed helmsman soldier of Cedric the Bull
- Igor, younger Bull soldier
- Elon, elf and Bull soldier
- Argo, elf, Elon's husband and reluctant Bull soldier
- Sir Ducan MacFiercest, Rainosian knight
- Leslie, Sir MacFiercest's squire
- Various other warriors and clansfolk of Rainos
Mythron:
- Sir Harold du Cheqcy, captain of the Mirror

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Elsewhere in the world, the Black Lotus and opposing allies of Mythron gathered near Reedus. Sir Steven George's Son, Knight of the Bull, marched with an army toward the northern city of Meids. A war-fleet sent by Cedric to reinforce Sir Steven sailed from Grorm, and ahead of the pack cruised a single longship.

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"Arr, turn to the left and catch that salt breeze, Mr. Farrer! There be goods on this ship that need to reach Mythron."
"With respect, captain, I am more familiar with the term 'port' and I am already tacking as appropriate to reach our destination. Unless we mean to reach Orfdor instead of Meids, I think it best to keep this course," replied the helmsman, taking care to leave out words like "bloody" and "idiot" in his dialogue.

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Farther up on the ship, the other sailors of Cedric's New Model Army watched the foam on the water for lack of anything better to do.
"Hey, what do you suppose is so special about this crate, anyhow? What could it have that would make a difference in the war?" Igor asked.
"Opiates. We're going to help Steven drug the city. I heard that's how he took so many towns without open battle. Then again, they could also be a boost for morale on our side," Argo answered, scanning the horizon and fingering his bow.

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Elon punched him gently.
"Come on," she said. "If we heard about Steven drugging people, then surely the defenders have, and they'll be watching for it. Maybe it's a siege weapon, like the repeating crossbow MacFiercest said his wizard made."
"Nay, old Albertus never got that thing working properly. Take everything I say with a grain of salt, lass." ("Or a shakerful," muttered Leslie) "Now, what's that ahead? It's either a fogbank or the greyest island mine eyes have ever seen."

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Since neither Farrer nor Darkbeard made any comment, the ship continued into the mist. The three archers - Argo and two women from the Dark Valley near Iremore - watched every side.
"This isn't right," Farrer muttered at the steerboard. "The wind's moving us along, but this cloud isn't moving.
"Well spotted, matey," agreed the captain, fiddling with a golden disk. "Now, let's see if we can do anything about it... Wakaatu!"

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"Turn us to the right!" Darkbeard shouted, even as the helmsman forced the longship to steerboard. With the false fog dissipating quickly, the entire crew could see the two-masted carrack coming at them from the port side.
"Take oars! Let's leave these blue-coats in the dust!"
"In our wake," mumbled Farrer, correcting the captain's idiom to himself.

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Everyone rushed to the benches in a classically-undisciplined mess.
"Heave!" ordered someone who looked like a rider of Hadran's Angels. Half a beat away an orc from Guaire gave a conflicting command to "Pull!"
"Just row, ye dogs!" snapped MacFiercest, working vigorously but ineffectively with his oar.

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Back near the tiller, Darkbeard cursed. "Whose idea was it to crew this tub with handpicked warriors and only a handful of sailors? Belay the previous - we'll stand and fight. Stand by to open the casket!"
Quarrels and arrows began to fly as the carrack approached the becalmed longship. The Rainosian captain chanted under his breath as a pair of Ibers made ready to breach the crate and everyone else hefted weapons.

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The spectral Mythronian ship pulled alongside. Darkbeard finished chanting and shouted, "Now!"

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Igor watched, dumbstruck, as something emerged from the timbers.

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Sir MacFiercest broke the silence that had spread between the ships with his favorite word.
"Charge!"
Rainosians swarmed onto the carrack, and Mythronians attempted to do the same.

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"Drive them back! These scum can't take us!" roared the black ship's captain, but it was too late - the hands that could scarcely grip oars knew exactly what to do when there were weapons nearby.
"Fall back! Our work is done here," called Darkbeard, and the fighters broke apart.

~ ~ ~

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Left with a skeleton crew and quite a few corpses, too, Sir Harold du Cheqcy trembled with humiliation.
"Do... Do we return to port, captain?" a survivor asked. The knight ignored her.

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"They fight with monsters, eh? We'll show them monsters! Let loose the fiend!"

~ ~ ~

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Back on the longship, speeding eastward under full sail, the captain found himself surrounded.
"You're not one of Cedric's captains, are you?"
"Delighted not to be one. Lord Hector Darkbeard, Archdruid of Hadran, at your service."
"And the tall guy?"
"Sir Fulk is a warrior's spirit brought to life through a combination of a powerful soul diamond and a helping of my own modest ability. His role here is to protect the ship and its people from harm. Any other questions?"
Argo thought for a second, and then remembered.
"Yeah - if Sir what's-his-name is only defending the boat, what's the real cargo?"

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At that moment, there was a shrill scream (Sir MacFiercest, reacting as anyone would to a tendril trying to worm into ones pants) and a wet, slapping sound as something came over the side.
An elegant broadsword flashed, and an overly-tentacled creature of the depths met its maker.
"The cargo you speak of," said the monster-slaying Iber with the very expensive blade, "is all of us, and believe me, we can change the course of the war. Gods bless Rainos."

~ ~ ~

The Longship

The word "longship" does not actually mean a Viking vessel or even a ship of a certain length; it merely designates a ship with a certain ratio of length to width. Coincidentally, the longship used here is modeled after the Norse vessel which ruled the seas and waterways of Europe for many centuries, sailing as far as Greenland and the southeast Mediterranean to trade, raid and explore. However, they were not designed for ship-to-ship combat - many medieval sea battles were fought like land battles, with foot soldiers waging war over long lines of ships tethered together. Instead, longships worked as fast transport and landing ships. Sails and oars, as well as crews that both sailed and fought, gave them stealth and speed. Their shallow draft (even longships a hundred feet long could sail through water only a few feet deep) aided in speed, but also gave them the ability to sail on rivers and make landings on beaches. For more information, please refer to the esteemed and always-accurate website of Wikipedia.

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The sail is a bit... cheesy... but the design looks good, in my opinion. Red rounds aren't very common.

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Oh, and yes, the crew did change for display purposes.

The Mirror
The black-fantasy-inspired vessel called the Mirror is based on the... um... Okay, I didn't base it on any real type of ship. I took some inspiration from medieval ships like carracks and cogs (hence the large 'castles' fore and aft) and went from there, making the rest up as I went along. As such, the monochromatic color scheme was not planned; it simply happened that way. Believe me, I had no idea that my supply of black bricks would hold out, but it did (barely).

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Commentary is not matched to pictures

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I wasnt planning on having paper sails, but they work, right? Thanks, Infy.

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Most of this is very delicate.

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Two minutes until midnight Id better post

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The Knight

The midifigure included in the scene only has twenty-five parts, but I think he deserves his own section. In case you were wondering, "Fulk" is an actual name that I found in my history books. It happens to be French in origin - no, they didn't all have names like "Charlemagne". Historically accurate or not, the name sounds pretty lousy, doesn't it? I just didn't want to go with a clich like "William".
The knight is dressed in the styles of the early 1200s, as befits a long-dead warrior reincarnated by a meddling wizard. Knights of that time wore suits of chain mail, cloth surcoats and cylindrical great helms, so I nailed that one. In addition, my knight wears a red cape and wears a sword belt Steven-style. I also added slashes of red between the capes used for the front and back of his coat for extra detail (and to completely cover the skeleton torso).

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Comparison with his predecessor

Final Comments

This is a story about summer vacation, postponements and new waters. To begin with, I'd like to say that this MOC-off was originally going to be in March. Unfortunately, ~ Brick begged (he did use that word, too) me to move it back to May because there was also this little thing called the Mocathlon going on that month. I'll skip how that worked out for the defending side of this battle (Mythron) and go on to what it did to me - it wrapped this duel right around my highschool graduation. On the plus side, the first week-and-a-half of summer meant that I had plenty of free time. On the minus side, it a) kept me very, very busy with friends and parties for two weeks, b) made me really lazy for the third week and c) took away the school-issued iPad I used for MOCpages. That brings me to this weekend.
Out of the three parts of the MOC that I described above - the longship, the two-masted Mirror and the knight - which do you think I came up with in its entirety on Sundayand finished this morning? It was the Mirror. The longship was the first part I finished - I thought of the prow design in bed one night and went from there, happily squandering all of my brown parts on it. After all, the longship was meant to be the main attraction - there was no way that I was going to build a SHIP on top of it. Sir Fulk came next - someone once challenged me to make a masculine version of my archer figure and I found out how while messing with my minifigure parts over a couple of days. The rest of my allotted three weeks of build time were spent trying to build a small ship transformer and, I am ashamed to say, watching hours and hours of way-too-serious TV shows on Netflix.
Then Saturday (yes, two days ago) rolled around and my shipformer was a mess. Then my friends in Rainos and Enalica helped me out - Thomas told me that I should give up on the transformer, and Asad pointed out that Halhi was actually getting work done. The fact that all I had was a single ship for what was supposed to be a ship battle finally sank in, so I said I would build "a sixty-stud-long warship" on Sunday to be safe. To this, Toa Infernum replied, "Are you serious...?" Fortunately, I was serious enough to get the job done in the time remaining, and I finished the last part today. There you have it - the long story about how I built a sixty-five-stud-long warship in little more than a day.



Comments

 I like it 
  June 3, 2014
Personally I like this one better. So I vote for you Gilbert.
  June 1, 2014
After thinking it over for a few days, I finally decided to give my vote to Halhi. The texturing and details of his ship won me over - there were no blank areas that would lose one's interest. It was a tough call because you also had very nifty techniques. Still, this is an amazing entry, and as you can see, this could have gone either way for me.
 I like it 
  May 31, 2014
Brilliant shaping on that longship!
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  May 30, 2014
Looks excellent! I like it a lot, really! 5/5 8-)
 I like it 
  May 30, 2014
Nicely done. Two great ships. :)
 I like it 
  May 28, 2014
This was difficult. You both have excellent builds. Here is the breakdown. I'm going to do one comment for the both of you, since it's going to be long. Halhi, you have a stunningly detailed ship. Everywhere you look, the details are there. The sail was superb. The interiors were all beautiful and creative. You also captured it all with very sharp photography. The color scheme is also wonderful, and I loved how you managed to incorporate it on the ship, the sail, and the interior. However, your ship is relatively small, and the bow is much too small for the rest of the boat. Gilbert, you have two much larger ships. When I was looking at it, I was thinking, oh this boat is a little bit smaller than Halhi's, but then I saw the BIG boat, and I was impressed. The shaping of both boats was perfect. The oars were very cool, and all of your figures were perfect (as always). The black and white boat is just stunning. The colors are so perfectly balanced, and there are just two of them. I loved it. Based on these things, I have to say that Gilbert gets my vote. You guys went different ways with this: Halhi has a smaller, slightly more detailed boat, and Gilbert had larger, slightly less detailed interior. The big thing for me was the shaping. Gilbert nailed it on both ships, whereas Halhi didn't fair so well. Excellent effort from both of you!
 I made it 
  May 28, 2014
Quoting Kai Bernstein --Comment removed - I'll wait until the judging is over to critique.--
Hey, at least I caught it in my email, and I actually feel pretty good about it. Thanks.
  May 27, 2014
--Comment removed - I'll wait until the judging is over to critique.--
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Stephen Boe I'm really lovin' the curved hull. Real beauty these things are! Fantastic work!
Thank ya kindly, Stephen!
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Mr. Cab Although Halhi has the benefit of presentation in this battle, I must say, your builds are absolutely fantastic. I love the longship, and the Mirror is awesome, too, although the pictures probably don't even do it justice. I like the style you went for with the knight... Did you get the technique with which you attached the red cape from my techniques page? :P (I don't mind of you did... I am just wondering whether it came from there or you thought of it yourself.) The only critique I have is the sail of the longboat... The fact that the decoration sticks out from the sail. I would have kept the sail smooth, but that's just a small issue in an awesome ship. Nice work!
Oh. Yes, that cape IS very much your technique, but I completely forgot about it by the time I was ready to post. I did plan on it when I made the fig, though - ”Don't forget to complement Mr. Cab on the cape trick,” I told myself. Sorry I didn't fit it in. I'd do it now, but my phone doesn't handle script very well.
 I like it 
  May 27, 2014
I'm really lovin' the curved hull. Real beauty these things are! Fantastic work!
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Mark McPeek Great work, Gilbert! I really like the shaping and detailing of both ships. Very well done!
Thank you very much!
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Halhi 141 Both ships have some great overall looks! I honestly think the decks are too plain and both seem too flat (from the side views) but this is still a great entry. Good luck!
Have you ever seen a longship? They're pretty flat. If they weren't, the rowers would all be at different heights. Besides, I've never liked building ships that stick up out of the water so high they make me wonder how there can be any of them left to be submerged. ; ) Thanks for the restrained criticism, though, and good luck to you, too!
 I like it 
  May 27, 2014
Both ships have some great overall looks! I honestly think the decks are too plain and both seem too flat (from the side views) but this is still a great entry. Good luck!
  May 27, 2014
Intel as in intelligence? Why thank you.
 I like it 
  May 27, 2014
Although Halhi has the benefit of presentation in this battle, I must say, your builds are absolutely fantastic. I love the longship, and the Mirror is awesome, too, although the pictures probably don't even do it justice. I like the style you went for with the knight... Did you get the technique with which you attached the red cape from my techniques page? :P (I don't mind of you did... I am just wondering whether it came from there or you thought of it yourself.) The only critique I have is the sail of the longboat... The fact that the decoration sticks out from the sail. I would have kept the sail smooth, but that's just a small issue in an awesome ship. Nice work!
 I like it 
  May 27, 2014
Great work, Gilbert! I really like the shaping and detailing of both ships. Very well done!
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Professor B. Okay... just looked at Halhi's ship again. It's still a tad bit blocky, but not as much as I had thought.
I know the feeling. I took a look at it after I posted last night, and this morning I seemed to remember a four-stud-wide section of the hull right in the middle that sloped out unattractively with a four-stud-long palisade brick at its center. Then I looked again with less-tired eyes and found that, while there was a two-stud palisade block, I had imagined the rest.
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Professor B. I do believe you have this in the bag. Well done Gilbert! I totally disagree with Zach on these ships. They are awesome! Your ships have much better shaping that Halhi's. His is blocky, though still very nice. But yours look much smoother with more curves; like a real ship. The longship is particularly good. Though, I'm not sure that the brick-built sail works. But the figurehead looks great. Now for the Mirror... pure awesomeness. Little dreary in color, but what can you expect from those Mythronians? :P I'll have to try those paper sails sometime. Overall, the Mirror (and the longship) look pretty darn cool. Good luck!
Thanks, Prof! I'm glad you appreciated the shaping.
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Aranethon . Two things for advice. They may not seem much to you but I've had a fair amount of experience with ships and perfectionist mini figure work. For better ship-building, insuggest having a look at some of Sebeus I's work, who has parts similar to yours. I've been keeping this in for a while, so it's about time I say it; the minifigures are far to random, mixed made of unmatching pieces and designs that do not suit their roles and respect each component. Mixing the plain white legs with the falcon knight armor and grey visor was a bad idea. And general d'Colore had a mismatched situation of similar type. Don't get me wrong, some of your designs for minifigures are brilliant, but many simply look sloppy. I beg you to listen to this advice, and I beg mocpages not to crash when I try submit it. ~Aranethon
Thanks, Ryan. I have seen Sebeus' work and spent an hour or two gazing at his Flying Dutchman when I first found MOCpages. Captain Harold did look a little strange on his own, but I felt that the white pants were needed to go with the ship so that's how I built him. D'Colore I blame entirely on the Castle line and its uniforms with the plain grey pants (although I did eventually change his outfit). Finally, the rest of the figures were Rainosian, and I believe you know our motto.
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Asad . Um, Gilbert, I have no idea who that bird was. :P
Well, accurate or not, that little bird's intel kept me in the game, so thanks for that.
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting David FNJ Really nice detailing and shaping on these ships! Very well done!
Thanks, FNJ. Should I be worried that you gave my opponent a longer comment, o judge?
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting ~ Brick @Gilbert In my opinion I'm guessing you are goiing to win. So you're essentially stealing our Myrhronian soil....so when you go to kiss the ground you just won, I hope you inhale the dirt and choke on it.
Oh... Well, thanks for the optimism!
  May 27, 2014
Okay... just looked at Halhi's ship again. It's still a tad bit blocky, but not as much as I had thought.
 I like it 
  May 27, 2014
I do believe you have this in the bag. Well done Gilbert! I totally disagree with Zach on these ships. They are awesome! Your ships have much better shaping that Halhi's. His is blocky, though still very nice. But yours look much smoother with more curves; like a real ship. The longship is particularly good. Though, I'm not sure that the brick-built sail works. But the figurehead looks great. Now for the Mirror... pure awesomeness. Little dreary in color, but what can you expect from those Mythronians? :P I'll have to try those paper sails sometime. Overall, the Mirror (and the longship) look pretty darn cool. Good luck!
 I like it 
  May 27, 2014
Two things for advice. They may not seem much to you but I've had a fair amount of experience with ships and perfectionist mini figure work. For better ship-building, insuggest having a look at some of Sebeus I's work, who has parts similar to yours. I've been keeping this in for a while, so it's about time I say it; the minifigures are far to random, mixed made of unmatching pieces and designs that do not suit their roles and respect each component. Mixing the plain white legs with the falcon knight armor and grey visor was a bad idea. And general d'Colore had a mismatched situation of similar type. Don't get me wrong, some of your designs for minifigures are brilliant, but many simply look sloppy. I beg you to listen to this advice, and I beg mocpages not to crash when I try submit it. ~Aranethon
  May 27, 2014
Um, Gilbert, I have no idea who that bird was. :P
 I like it 
  May 27, 2014
Really nice detailing and shaping on these ships! Very well done!
  May 27, 2014
@Gilbert In my opinion I'm guessing you are goiing to win. So you're essentially stealing our Myrhronian soil....so when you go to kiss the ground you just won, I hope you inhale the dirt and choke on it.
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Toa Infernum
Quoting Gilbert Despathens Sorry, what do you mean?
I think he's saying that Mythron lost the MOCoff...? :P Anyway, this came out great Gilbert! The Longship looks awesome, love the colors and shaping! You definitely fixed the front! Both ships have so many great details, and they both look great aesthetically! The knight is great, and the paper sails look great! Not digging the brickbuilt sail though, I wonder how a paper sail would have looked... Great job Gilbert! You've got a pretty good chance of beating your opponent, you have 2 great ships, one that's much bigger and just as detailed as his. :)
Thanks, Infernum! Yes, I now believe in paper sails.
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga Very nice job, Gilbert! Hahli's scene is more technically sophisticated, but I think yours is just a bit more aesthetically pleasing. The colors on both ships work well, although I think the Mirror could have had a bit of blue accents to show it's Mythronian.
You should see what the Mirror looks like behind the plating. Thanks for the tip about the blue - maybe I should have put in a flag or two.
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga The story has a good rhythm and a nice climax. I love how Bartok acts like the Masked in this build ;) Also, I like the integration of that monster, and your explanation of the knight. Did you really spend three weeks on the transformer? Still, I think it's better without it. Nice job.
Oh... I didn't even think of the Masked. Hopefully no one will start calling Bartok ”Batman” or anything. And, to tell the truth, I spent about two weeks and and five actual hours on that disgrace of a transformer you saw.
 I like it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Gilbert Despathens Sorry, what do you mean?
I think he's saying that Mythron lost the MOCoff...? :P Anyway, this came out great Gilbert! The Longship looks awesome, love the colors and shaping! You definitely fixed the front! Both ships have so many great details, and they both look great aesthetically! The knight is great, and the paper sails look great! Not digging the brickbuilt sail though, I wonder how a paper sail would have looked... Great job Gilbert! You've got a pretty good chance of beating your opponent, you have 2 great ships, one that's much bigger and just as detailed as his. :)
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Evan Botkin Awesome! I like the hull on the Longship but I'm not usually a fan of brick-built sails. I really like Sir Fulk, the white cape on the front is just awesome looking. The Mirror looks good especially with the CMF bases on the bottom but I don't like the white on it. Light or dark grey would have been better IMO. Great job overall and I hope you win!
Thanks, Evan! I agree, paper might be the way to go for the rest of my sails. I'm glad you like Fulk, and thanks for the advice about colors - I'll have to try it out on my next MOC.
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Asad . This MOC is great, but I had seen it before, so I'm not surprised.... P.S. I think you got more work done than Halhi. :P
Yeah - a little bird told me that he had four ships, and that kind of panicked me into building the Mirror to compensate.
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting ~ Brick I hope you joke on the Mythronian ground you just stole.....
Sorry, what do you mean?
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Gabe Murray Man I get those days too, if only life was just lego, not all the other stuff:). Btw were you watching The 100 on netflix, I've heard it's good. Anyway I love the longship and the mirror, but Sir Fulk is really my favourite part:)
I spent most of the time watching Supernatural, actually (ugh) but I did revisit a few episodes of Doctor Who, so that's all right. Thanks for the comment, Gabe.
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Zach Lucia Great build Gilbert! I'm really enjoying all the aesthetics of the ships. But there are some problems, mainly your lack of detail. First off. How in the world is the "Mirror" steered?
I forgot to mention it, but the Mirror is steered with a whipstaff. After steerboards, which were paddles attached to the back right of a ship (which lead to the terms ”starboard” and ”port”), medieval and renaissance shipwrights developed centered rudders at the back of their ships. The mechanisms employed to control the rudder were similar to those used in later sailing ships, but the steering column lacked a wheel. If you look, you can see the bar attached to the column at the front of the cabin. Since wheels like the one on Halhi's boat didn't come into use during the middle ages, that's a plus one for historical accuracy.
Quoting Zach Lucia And secondly, I am noticing TONS of gaps in the ship, it wouldn't last more than ten minutes in a real fight.
Um... You know it's made of Lego, right? Lego isn't known for staying afloat in any fight. Anyway, I might have had gaps, but at least I didn't have a random section of palisade bricks in my hull.
Quoting Zach Lucia I also feel you didn't have enough pieces to do the "Mirror" correctly, a few parts feel unfinished, as if a lack of pieces weighed you down.
True. Ideally I would have planked the decks with dozens of black 1x6s, used angle plates to fill in the gaps, built sails out of Lego bricks, added rigging and touched up the prow. It still looks pretty good to me.
Quoting Zach Lucia Another thing, monster teeth may be becoming to your view of Mythronians, but it is VERY illogical, as much as you like to try to prove otherwise, Mythronians as a whole are more civilized, and I don't think spikes are our style, they would look great on your ship though. Overall, the build is pretty darn good looking, but I think aesthetically, Halhi's build is both cleaner, and more akin to what I would imagine would happen. ~Zach
Hey, if you want a distorted view of a faction, go check out Halhi's story. Anyway, I understand that you lot aren't cool enough to go in for the gothic look, but I already had a Rainosian ship. Plus, I think the teeth look awesome and that the overall style makes the Mirror stand out from all of the browns and tans employed by every other ship in the LOM. Thanks for the comment, though, even if you are trying to be a good little Crownie.
 I like it 
  May 27, 2014
Great build Gilbert! I'm really enjoying all the aesthetics of the ships. But there are some problems, mainly your lack of detail. First off. How in the world is the "Mirror" steered? And secondly, I am noticing TONS of gaps in the ship, it wouldn't last more than ten minutes in a real fight. I also feel you didn't have enough pieces to do the "Mirror" correctly, a few parts feel unfinished, as if a lack of pieces weighed you down. Another thing, monster teeth may be becoming to your view of Mythronians, but it is VERY illogical, as much as you like to try to prove otherwise, Mythronians as a whole are more civilized, and I don't think spikes are our style, they would look great on your ship though. Overall, the build is pretty darn good looking, but I think aesthetically, Halhi's build is both cleaner, and more akin to what I would imagine would happen. ~Zach
 I like it 
  May 27, 2014
Beautiful MOC! I love both of the ships. And that line at the end! WHAT? The king!? My, this gets better and better.
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  May 27, 2014
Very nice job, Gilbert! Hahli's scene is more technically sophisticated, but I think yours is just a bit more aesthetically pleasing. The colors on both ships work well, although I think the Mirror could have had a bit of blue accents to show it's Mythronian. The story has a good rhythm and a nice climax. I love how Bartok acts like the Masked in this build ;) Also, I like the integration of that monster, and your explanation of the knight. Did you really spend three weeks on the transformer? Still, I think it's better without it. Nice job.
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  May 27, 2014
Awesome! I like the hull on the Longship but I'm not usually a fan of brick-built sails. I really like Sir Fulk, the white cape on the front is just awesome looking. The Mirror looks good especially with the CMF bases on the bottom but I don't like the white on it. Light or dark grey would have been better IMO. Great job overall and I hope you win!
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  May 27, 2014
This MOC is great, but I had seen it before, so I'm not surprised.... P.S. I think you got more work done than Halhi. :P
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  May 27, 2014
I hope you joke on the Mythronian ground you just stole.....
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  May 27, 2014
Man I get those days too, if only life was just lego, not all the other stuff:). Btw were you watching The 100 on netflix, I've heard it's good. Anyway I love the longship and the mirror, but Sir Fulk is really my favourite part:)
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting Alex Rode Wow - fantastic. While I think that the sail on the longboat could be better, sails are challenging and it's hard to get them perfect. I'm not sure if you said this as I didn't reas much of the text due to being pressed for time. Aesthetically, you nailed them. But maybe have a different background for the black ship so we can appreciate it more.
Thanks, Alex! As for the background, the only two I had that were large enough were the grey one I used and my black one. I have no idea how to photograph a black MOC anyway, though, so it probably didn't hurt.
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  May 27, 2014
Wow - fantastic. While I think that the sail on the longboat could be better, sails are challenging and it's hard to get them perfect. I'm not sure if you said this as I didn't reas much of the text due to being pressed for time. Aesthetically, you nailed them. But maybe have a different background for the black ship so we can appreciate it more.
 
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