MocOlympics round 3 Mark of Falworth vs Leda Kat. (LCC) Everard lodge. . . Category. "Fantasy Vacation: Ok, so where have you always dreamed of going? Now, we’re not talking Disney World here, I mean something like spending a week on the bottom of the Ocean, climbing a mountain on Mars, travelling back in time to have lunch with some Velociraptors. The only limit on your fantasy getaway is your own imagination… where would you go?"
My worthy opponent's page.
A link to the 2012 MocOlympics.
A front view of the hunting lodge, nicely showing the cascading roofs.
Here we have an excellent view of the side of the building, and two noble ladies; one has a falcon for hawking.
Another side view. Several hunters are enjoying the bonfire. Their hounds scamper about, eager for the next hunt.
A view of the bridge, and the river cutting through the chasm. I decided to go with a more traditional water technique, rather than my usual, which is rather unusual and somewhat controversial. ;)
The infamous Blake the Barbaerian in disguise, and Yursuff the used camel dealer. ;)
An overview of the right side.
A shot from Mark of Falworth's view as he arrives for his relaxing vacation.
An overhead picture of the whole Moc.
A view of the left side. Note the mushrooms. ;) Can you spot the white owl? :)
Another picture showing many of the various details.
A view of the interior of the lodge. Tables loaded with foodstuffs and wine wait for the hungry hunters' return...
The upper story is a private bedchamber for nobility - in this case, awaiting Mark of Falworth. A richly woven tapestry imported from the lands of Loreos hangs on the wall (the host hopes Mark will take note of this thoughtful touch) ;)
...An elk head reposes above the doorway - a trophy of a successful chase in times past. Sorry that this picture is rather blurry. :)
A lone Areani stalks in the woods, perhaps he’s seeking the Barbearian?
Fourth wall commentary,
When I heard I was paired against Leda, I was excited and scared at the same time. :) I knew I had to build something historical, it's my forte, and if I could vacation anywhere... that's where I'd go. :)
At first I started to build a castle. I got the base done, no sweat, but when I got to the actual castle... to be honest, it was an uphill battle the whole way. I was constantly thwarted by lack of the right bricks, I rebuilt the castle (and later, tower) about six times, and the "Fantasy Vacation" seemed a far cry from what I was building. So, I took a break and was sitting in the living room, in a rather gloomy state, when my brother and sister came to me and said they had an idea. They suggested that I needed to build something besides the tower. As you can imagine I was rather upset at the idea. ;) They told me that I should build a... "medieval hunting lodge". At first I was like - "What!? No way!!" - But later I realized that it actually was a really great idea. And I soon became very excited about it.
So, with that extra motivation, I gave it a try... And I built the whole building all in one day. There's nothing like inspiration! :D
I think the finished creation definitely fits the category better than what I had previously planned, as it's now a true Fantasy Vacation Destination. :)
I'd also like to say that it has been an honor to compete against you, Leda, and best of luck with the judges! I look forward to seeing your build. :)