Post by Kingdomviewbricks on Aug 23, 2017 13:04:04 GMT -8
Great work everyone who built in the GC, for again taking the top participation score with a flurry of excellent entries. Due to the combined scoring system we're using this time, the two sides are now tied for points, so it's going to come down to the winner's scores. Choose wisely!
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Caelthyr started his career as a travelling merchant selling and buying goods throughout Roawia avoiding politics as it never helped his trade. When his father, a banker in Lenfald was killed by bandits, he decided to join Lenfald as a soldier. He progressed through the ranks to become commander of his own forces and remain a trader when he wasn't required for battle. He begun to back his own investments with protection of soldiers and provide them with goods for their own families. This allowed Caelthyr to amass a fortune and a loyal force including friends throughout Roawia.
One for you guys as I was feeling nostalgic! When it was finished I couldn't help but compare it with one of my first Lenfald LC builds for Port Emerald, so I slapped in some Lenfald figs and here it is!
After the initial clearing of the jungle surrounding the town of Abnerburgh, shrubs and plants over took most of the cleared land. This made it almost impossible for grazing animals such as cows and sheep to find any substantial food in the thick foliage. But it was soon found that unlike cows and sheep, goats could survive on the shrubs and even bring the grass level down to where other seed types such clover could grow without being strangled by the native flora. Goats became and increasing important aspect of survival for the small colony and many goat farms were set up to help with the clearing of jungle for farmland and crops.
The family line of Carmoer is a long and old one, reaching back to before Lenfald was a province, and was one of the first families to adopt the dragon insignia. The estate is not large nor overly wealthy, and is mostly owned and ruled by Lord Gareth, pictured center along with his wife, Lady Annelia. Their nephew and intended heir is Sir Daren, son of Gareth's brother Lord Darek. Next to Daren is his sister, Deidre, and his mother, Lady Katherine. Also pictured is Gareth's sister Lady Eloise along with her husband, the honorable Paxton of Durrough who is one of Gareth's main administrators of his estate. Also pictured is Horace, the son of Gareth's cousin, who has always been close to the family.
This is a build of Daren's room at Carmoer Castle, where he spent much time learning to be a knight. As a favorite of his uncle, he has a great tower room of his own where he keeps his belongings that he doesn't take with him on his adventures.
This was a build for all of the accessories that I enjoy using for my character Daren without losing track of them, and is a freebuild for the Lands of Roawia!
Post by Kingdomviewbricks on Dec 20, 2017 19:12:30 GMT -8
The House of Strong
The House of Strong is an ancient and powerful family of the Dragonscale Mountain region of Lenfald. They have held the Grand Duchy of Stoneborough since the city was founded by Vyctor Strong, from whom the current rulers trace their decent.
The wealth of the house is founded on the deposits of iron and other minerals found in the area, as well as the timber of the mountain forests. House Strong trades metal for grain and other foodstuffs from southern Lenfald, as the region is not well suited to agriculture. Stoneborough is also known for its influencal banking interests.
The current lord of the House of Strong is Grand Duke Eberhard Strong, a young and ambitious ruler who inherited the position after his father was slain by soldiers of Queen Galanir during her reign. Eberhard led the campaign to retake Stoneborough, and killed Galanir's captain in single combat.
The family is not hostile to the United Kingdom of Roawia, but tends to be suspicious of the motivations of the king and other faction leaders, particularly the Loreesi. They are generally hostile toward the Outlaws, feelings aggravated by recent history. House Strong throughly supported Lenfel independence and prefers an isolationist outlook.
From left to right:
House Strong soldiers; Lady Irina Strong and her husband Niklaus, member of a powerful Stoneborough banking family; Grand Duke Eberhard Strong, the current house ruler; his wife Lady Adelheid, an avid huntress; a House Strong retainer; Dame Cathrin, the widowed mother of Eberhard and Irina.
House Strong's seat of power is their citadel built on the rocky heights above the walled city of Stoneborough. The Strong Lords rule from their ancient wooden hall, said to have been built by Vyctor Strong himself. Now though it is surrounded by high stone walls and a second, modern keep has been constructed on the shelf above. Grand Duke Eberhard Strong has recently completed a building project to strengthen the walls of city and castle, making the mountain fastness nearly impregnable.
Post by thecornerbuilder on Dec 30, 2017 10:24:00 GMT -8
Hi all! Merry Christmas! It seems I have dropped off the face of Roawia. Sorry. I realized some time ago that I never posted my last build in the faction thread. You have probably all seen it by now, but here it is anyway.