Darksylvania WIP Journal Entry 1: Edelsteine Mountain . Hello everyone! Some of you may have been wondering why we here at Dem Bones have not been posting creations too often, well the reason is that we are working on a large scale project. The construction of Darksylvania, a city where Bones and other undead live. When completed, the city and outskirts will measure roughly 22 feet by 14 feet. We will try to post WIP posts periodically, and here is the first! .
When Mister Bones first proposed the idea of building a city where the undead and supernatural could live, the first question was “Where to build the city?” Bones and company searched long and hard, far and wide, near and not so near, ….well, you get the picture. Finally, they found the perfect spot; a seaside location that would support a harbor, a nice flat plain surrounded by a forest, and two large mountains. This first entry will show the smaller of those mountains, Edelsteine Mountain.
When Bones and his brothers, Basil and Abaddon, found the mountain, they discovered it was full of gold and gems. Being a shrewd businessman, Basil, the eldest brother, informed Bones and Abaddon that he could get some dwarves to move to the city and mine the mountain. No, not the dwarves that hang out with that goth chick who likes apples, real dwarves. Basil will then set up a bank in the city and use the wealth of the mine to help kick-start Darksylvania.
The glow of the many gems can be seen emanating from the mountain.
We see some dwarves have already arrived to both mine and protect the treasure.
OK, other mountain stuff; The very top of the mountain comes off as a sort of playability feature. What is inside you ask?
GOLD! Out of focus gold, but gold nonetheless.
Part of the deal to get the dwarves to move to the area was that they have their own village. Dwarves are recluses and do not like city life, so Bones agreed and laid out land on the outskirts of the city, next to the two mountains, for the dwarves to build a village. The first building they constructed was a weapons shop…….go figure.
Here we see the back of the shop with a dwarf behind the counter. What? This building looks oddly similar to something you have seen before? Well good for you! It is a slightly modified version of the Winter Bakery. We basically changed the colors and some of the design.
Well that is one of the first areas of what will eventually become the dwarf village on the outskirts of Darksylvania. Below are a few additional shots.
Extra shots because I am not arrogant enough to think a photo is worth 1,000,000,000,000,000 words.
Dem Notes: OK, so there is the first entry of the Darksylvania Journal. Next to this mountain will be the taller mountain, named Yeti Mountain because Bones had his two Yeti friends move there to keep an eye on the treasure in Edelsteine Mountain. The dwarf village will be nestled between these two mountains and the train tracks will run past as well so that the gems can be transported to the bank. We hope to have enough of Darksylvania completed to display at Bricks By The Bay in 2013. Cheers all.