Just a reminder to newcomers to the Lands of Classic Castle project, as usual, you must have signed up
and completed your character intro challenge
prior to participating in any other challenges.
Thanks!Preliminary Point Totals:Lenfald:
Phase I - 15 entries, Phase II, 11 entries - Total entries: 26 for 65 points Garheim:
Phase I - 12 entries, Phase II, 12 entries - Total entries: 24 for 60 points Loreos:
Phase I - 9 entries, Phase II, 8 entries - Total entries: 17 for 42.5 pointsOutlaws:
Phase I - 6 entries, Phase II, 7 entries - Total entries: 13 for 32.5 pointsENTRIES
PHASE IFrom Lenfald:Soccerkid6Albatross_Viking
- FINALISTFriskywhiskersTehereanElderonCaelanPetturikSir RonaldDisco86MitahMedieval GuySergeantChipmunk44LettucebrickSschmidt
Total Entries: 15From Garheim:
Brother Steven: Mikithdar Government Arsenal
- FINALISTMattius: Prepare For War - TrainingSir Tharkin: Taking up ArmsCrazycrownieguy: To war we march (well first the docks then to war)Andhe: Preparing for War - ConscriptionTastymuffins: Cavalry TacticsGurusql: The New BallistaEklund: In the Forest....in the SecretAzaghal: Training the Wyrmcliff MilitiaAthalus: The GatheringODSTalex: Building Siege EnginesAK_Brickster: At the Gates of GrahnhavenTotal Entries: 12From LoreosMark of Falworth's entry Lordwoodz's entryroyalbrickscustoms' entrySir Bragallot's entryBentoft's entry
- FINALISTWooddogsam's entrygid617's entryCalculus3.14's entrymencot's entryTotal Entries: 9From Outlaws"The Rumblings of War"-by AeridianThe Coming of War-by K.Kreations
- FINALISTThe Chickenator 3000-by nanuck95Battle plan-by BurloghThe Orcs prepare for WAR-by JoshWedinRecruiting the Orcs-by ZacharyIslazyTotal Entries: 6
PHASE IIFrom LenfaldLettuceBrick - Ambush!Mitah - Follow them!Friskywhiskers - The Siege of Winmore PassMpoh98 - Assault on Battlecreek CastleDisco86 - Iceland WizardsCaelan - Fall of the Ice Wizard
- FINALISTSergeantChipmunk44 - Into the FrayAlbatross_Viking - The Battle of Scorchridge PyrePetturikSoccerkid6 - Battle for the IslandsSSchmidt - Slaughter on the PlainsTotal Entries: 11From Garheim:
Tastymuffins: Battle of Brightwood
Brother Steven: Battle of Snake River
Mattius: Assault of the Magic Isle
Ronin Dragonslayer: The Battle of the Old Kingdom
Andhe: Purging the Magic Isles
Athalus: Treacherous Ruins
Gurusql: The Battle of Mushroom Hill
Crazycrownieguy: For King and For Garheim!
Azaghal: Skirmish at Frost Peak
Eklund: Assault on Magma Fortress
AK_Brickster: Assault on Necromancer Spire
Daken the Bladesmith: Battle Scene (no title)Total Entries: 12From Loreosroyalbrickscustoms' entry.jman44's entry.gid617's entry.lordwoodz' entry.
- FINALISTDONALD13's entry.WooddogSam's entry.Sir Bragallot's entry.Mark of Falworth's entry.Total Entries: 8From Outlaws
The Storm of Battle-by-Aeridian: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeridian/8457982743/
The Chickenator 3000 Strikes Back-by-nanuck95: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62171882@N00/8461741287/
Vengeance in the Woods-by-Trademark: http://www.flickr.com/photos/trademark2 ... 782696266/
One on Fifty-by-JoshWedin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38446022@N00/8482273145/
Battle Plan Implementation-by-Burlogh: http://www.flickr.com/photos/77967082@N ... hotostream
Attack at the Docks-by-ZacharyIslazy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/56307748@N ... hotostream
Hellthorn Castle-by-Siercon and Coral: http://www.flickr.com/photos/legocy/845 ... otostream/
- FINALISTTotal Entries: 7RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS:Q:
Can my men fight "Shadow Force" troops who have magical weapons?A:
Yes. For phase II, the sky is the limit on what your troops may encounter when invading the mysterious magical islands. Who knows what kind of fell beasts have taken up residence or been conjured by an evil sorcerer in those shadowed lands....
A twist on this could be that there are actually "good" magical beings on the island, but they have had to flee there to escape persecution. Maybe there is a fairy castle being defended by sprites mounted on unicorns who fight with flowers ! Anything you can think of is pretty much allowed.
How many builds can be used for each phase?A:
Only ONE build per phase. If you need more than that to tell your story, you'll have to enter them in your faction as free builds, and they will not be considered as part of your entry, nor should they be included when posting your entry to this thread, so as to avoid any confusion.
Also, only one entry per phase per person (One entry for phase I, one entry for phase II).
For the continuation of my character's story I would prefer to stay in the Northern Lenflad, Southern Garhiem coastal area. My question is, do we have to travel to the Magic Isle in order to participate, or can we stay on the mainland and fight? A:
You certainly could spend phase I sabotaging Lenfel preparations, and I suppose you could portray your character fighting somewhere other than the magic island for phase II, though your wizard probably won't be as effective since magic isn't as powerful on the mainland as it is on the magic islands (the reasons for this have been shrouded in mystery and speculation for generations).
The main thing is to keep the general idea of the challenge in mind when building. Voters will likely be more preferential to MOCs that fit the theme, but generally just about anything will be allowed to be entered as long as it fits the general theme.
Can we extend the deadline of phase I and just allow both phases to be posted anytime before the final deadline?Q2:
Why don't you accept entries for phase 2 right now? I might not be at home in the time when I would have to post it, so I couldn't participate. A:
The idea behind having two deadlines was so that the contest would "feel" more like an invasion. It's just a lot cooler for everyone to all be preparing at once, and then everyone all attacking at once. Also, just an idea, but if people saw something that they really liked from another builder in phase I, maybe they could integrate it into their story for phase II, for example.
If there are special circumstances that limit your ability to enter at the deadline, talk to your FO and see if they'd be willing to post your entries for you on your behalf. Alternately, you can always take your pictures early and then post them later from another computer or smartphone or something like that. If you really can't make it work, then you also have the option of only entering one of the phases. You are NOT required to enter both phases to be eligible to win the grand prize, though obviously you both increase your chances of winning and also earn maximum points for yourself and your faction if you enter both phases.
I hope that helps.Q:
So how powerful would you say magic is on the Mainland? I mean I'm not trying to raise the "Big Bad Skeli Armies of Chaos" here, just a few smoke and mirror tricksA:
Magic on the mainland is pretty limited. A few poofs of smoke and some minor illusions are OK. Some of our mages guild members have even managed short bursts of levitation. I'm not going to tell you exactly what is/isn't allowed, so just try to stay in the spirit of the rules.