FACTION INFOIn the north stand the snow-covered mountain the Garhims call home. It is a desolate and barren world, but to the hard-working and honorable Garhims an easy life is no life at all, and with stone for their castles and fish for their mouths, the land provides everything they need.
Creations in this faction should have an "old Nordic" feel to them. Stone is plentiful, but wood is scarce and valuable, especially in the far-northern reaches of the region. Due to their difficult terrain, this faction values speed and maneuverability and has a strong focus on light infantry.
REGIONAL MAPCredit - Shmails, Wobnam, MitahLEADERSHIPIn the Province of Garheim, the independent nature of the people make uniting them a difficult task. For the last 20 years, this duty has fallen to Jhirian Eindrik, who leads by virtue of his reputation as a skilled hunter and warrior. Honor and respect is highly prized in the northern lands, and Jhirian has earned it from his kinsman by virtue of his efforts in defending the homelands from rouge outlaws and skirmishes with the other factions of the land.
Feeling no need to bow to any other man, his allegiance to the King would not exist, were he not bound by the ties of loyalty that his people live by. His sword, and that of his fellow Garhims, belong to the King as long as the Code of Honor between them remains intact.
FACTION TRAITS/INFO- A resident is called:
Garhim (plural: Garhims).- Colors (primary/secondary):
Dark Blue/Blue.- Terrain:
Mountainous and harsh. Sub-arctic in the north, with sparse evergreen forests in the south.- Building style/materials:
Small to medium fortifications, often built into the mountainside. Stone is plentiful, and wood is only a viable building material in the southern valleys.- Natural resources:
Stone, minerals, hunting and fishing.- Economy:
Mining, fishing.- Army:
Light infantry.- Navy:
Small vessels.- LEGO sigils:
Black Falcons, Crown Knights (see below).RESIDENTS OF GARHEIMFor character profiles, check out our character site HERECredit to Konze - if you would like to be added, please PM himFaction OverseerAK_Brickster
- Rayth WulfsbayneFaction LiaisonGurusql
- Kroth StonegrinderMembers and Scoreboard
(Rank, Score*, Character Name, CC Username, LCC Title)
1.) 95 - Angus the Bold (Brother Steven) (Militia)
2.) 80 - Kroth Stonegrinder (gurusql) (Militia)
3.) 59 - Leif Thorstein (Eklund) (Militia)
4.) 58 - Rufus Song (Crazycrownieguy) (Militia)
5.) 53 - Svea Oresund (konze) (Militia)
6.) 50 - Rayth Wulfsbayne (AK_Brickster) (Militia)
7.) 43 - Athalus of Southcliff (Athalus) (Citizen)
8.) 39 - Ingvar (Daken the Bladesmith) (Citizen)
9.) 32 - Sir Tharkin Oakstar (Sir Tharkin) (Citizen)
10.) 30 - Jaykob Tannerson (andhe) (Citizen)
11.) 27 - Slikver Ayleth (Tastymuffins) (Citizen)
12.) 17 - Sir Cedric Archer (Ronin Dragonslayer) (Citizen)
13.) 16 - Lodi Winrun (RichardAM) (Citizen)
14.) 15 - Mattias Strongarm (Mattias) (Citizen)
15.) 12 - Berengar the Hunter (Berengar) (Peasant)
15.) 12 - Grey Hammershot (Blaze Ryder) (Peasant)
15.) 12 - Njordson Grimslayer (jedirimlighter) (Peasant)
18.) 11 - Nigus "Mac" MacGreaves (Azaghal) (Peasant)
19.) 10 - Marykk Torennson (EmperorMarkusI) (Peasant)
20.) 9 - Piotrek Lodowicz (Sniezka) (Peasant)
21.) 8 - Reahon Greamfor (ODSTalex) (Peasant)
22.) 7 - Jarl Fenrison (SPACE MARINE) (Peasant)
23.) 5 - Thorfinn Eiriksson (WvdP) (Peasant)
23.) 5 - Olaf Thorkinson (Northern_Ice) (Peasant)
23.) 5 - Erd Keldor (Wobnam) (Peasant)
23.) 5 - Remus (Medic!!) (Peasant)
23.) 5 - Leif Bjornson (Leif Bjornson) (Peasant)
Total Active Members - 27Scores updated 05/23/13 - Thanks Gurusql!
*Local Challenge participation points are typically awarded after submission deadline has passed.ANNOUNCEMENTS
*PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR CHARACTER MOC TO THE CIC CHALLENGE THREAD - YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN OTHER CONTESTS UNTIL THIS IS COMPLETED***CURRENT CHALLENGE: LC11 - The New Soldiers (by gurusql)****GC4 PARTICIPATION WAS LOW - WE NEED YOUR HELP!**
First of all, thanks to everyone who participated in GC4. We had a relatively low turnout for this one (myself included), so let's all do our best to enter the next GC so that we can retake the global points lead!
Current faction standings are (GC1+GC2+GC3+GC4 = total):
Lenfald - 45+30+75+80 = 230
Loreos - 40+40+42.5+85 = 207.5Garheim - 55+45+60 +35= 195
Outlaws - 25+40+32.5+20 = 117.5**OFFICIAL GARHEIM FLICKR GROUP**
There is now an official Flickr group exclusively for Garhim creations.http://www.flickr.com/groups/garheim/
(Please only post one picture per MOC to the group)CONTEST RESULTS TO DATEGlobal Challenge IV - "And so it Begins..."
Challenge Info Page: GC4 Info Thread
Finalists and Results Page: *Not yet created***LC10 Protect the Homeland** (hosted by AK_Brickster)The Challenge:
With the rumblings of potential war coming from the desert peoples of the south, this challenge will have two parts. You are free to do either Part A, or Part B or both.
Part A – Show your character spreading the word, learning about, or something associated with the news of potential war with the other factions.
Part B – Show your character leading, assisting, or otherwise helping with fortifying a city, outpost, or significant landmark in case of attack.Phase I Winner:
Brother Steven's Messenger FalconsPhase II Winner
Andhe's Preparing the Defenses**GLOBAL CHALLENGE III - "PURGING THE MAGIC ISLANDS"**
Challenge Info Page: GC3 INFO THREAD
Finalists and Results Page: GC3 FINALISTS THREAD
(Lenfald won, followed by Garheim, Outlaws, and Loreos)**Winter Holiday Celebration** (hosted by Royalbrickcustoms - global event)
Hosted by Royal Brick Customs - Link to Contest thread HEREDeadline: Jan 13th at midnight EST**LC9 Fall and Winter in Garheim** (hosted by Gurusql)The Challenge:
As we move from Fall into Winter and the Colossal Castle Contest (CCCX) is upon us, this month’s challenge will have two parts. You are free to do either Part A, or Part B or both.
Part A – Create an entry for the CCCX Forest Life Challenge.
Part B – Create an entry for the CCCX Winter Scene ChallengeWinner:
Sir Tharkin's The Marauding of Motar
Honorable Mention: Gurusql's Wild Pumpkin
**LC8 - The Things of Nightmares** (hosted by AK_Brickster)The Challenge:
Howling winds... dark mountains... unknown wilderness... the screech of owls and the cry of hungry wolves.....
Nighttime in Garhiem can be a terrifying place to anyone, be it man, woman or child. Many nights around a campfire have been passed telling stories about the terrors that may be lurking just beyond the edge of the firelight. Wolves, demons, snow spirits, abominable snowmen. Real or imaginary, these are the things of nightmares.Winner:
Gurusql's "The Krokrslenta"
Honorable Mention: Konze's "Woods of Pain"
**LC7 - Garheim Landmarks** (hosted by Konze)The Challenge:
The land of Garheim is a vast and wild expanse, with much of the country uninhabited and poorly mapped. In order to avoid becoming lost in the wilderness, Garhims learn at a young age to make use of landmarks, both natural and man-made, to help guide them on their journeys. Build a scene showing your character at a prominent Garhim landmark.Winner:
Brother Steven's "Arch of Ran Gor
**GC2 - The Search for the Sword**The Challenge:
Build 2 MOCs - One that shows your character gathering information about the location of the sword, and one showing them finding it.Garhiem Finalist:
Eklund's PART 1
and PART 2
**LC6 - Fishing Tournament** (hosted by AK_Brickster)The Challenge:
Summer is upon us and has finally provided some meager relief from the harsh northern conditions. The winds have abated slightly, and in southern Garheim, the weather is almost pleasant. In celebration of surviving another cold winter, Jhirian Eindrik has declared a regional fishing tournament! What better way to celebrate the region's rich fishing history than to see who among us is the best at capturing these tasty denizens of the sea?RESULTS HERE**LC5 - Freedom! (8x8 Challenge)** (hosted by AK_Brickster)The Challenge:
In honor of the 4th of July coming up (American Independence Day), there will be a small contest to commemorate the holiday. Show your character participating in a MOC based around the word, "Freedom" (can be taken literally, or in a broader more general way - write a short story describing your MOC).APPROVED ENTRIES:
Konze - "Lucky Third"
gurusql - "Dreams of Freedom & Unity"
Eklund - "Freeing Elyssa"
Athalus - "Trapped Miner"
AK_Brickster - "A Simple Life"
crazycrownieguy - "Orc Enslavement"**LC4 - Coast-to-Coast Sled Dog Race** (hosted by Gurusql)The Challenge:
Jhirian Eindrik has called for a coast-to-coast dog sled race. The race will run starting at the town of Rothburg, running south through the capital and ending at Jahrton. Your challenge is to build a scene showing your character supporting, watching or participating in the race.APPROVED ENTRIES:
Konze - "At the Watchtower"
- MOC WINNER!
gurusql - "Repairs During the Race"
Eklund - "Camp in the East Pass"
- MOC HON. MENTION!
Tastymuffins - "Camp for the Night"
AK_Brickster - "Built for Speed"
- RACE WINNER!**LC3 - Heroes of the North** (hosted by AK_Brickster)The Challenge:
The inhabitants of Garheim pride themselves on their bravery and honor. Your challenge is to build a scene showing your character doing something noble or heroic. It could be saving someone from a fierce creature, feeding the poor, or rescuing a friend who has fallen through thin ice, etc.APPROVED ENTRIES:
Berengar - "Mark in Dire Need"
Konze - "Save the Life of a Friend"
Brother Steven - "Sir Angus Feeds the Poor"
gurusql - "Catching a Robber"
Eklund - "Rescue on the Ice"
Athalus - "Sir Athalus Defends the Chapel" HON. MENTION
Blaze Ryder - "Kidnapped!"UNAPPROVED ENTRIES:
Sniezka - Musician Hitch Hiker (Not particularly heroic or noble. However, I will give you 2 points for a free-build)**GC1 - The Royal Feast**The Challenge:
Build a scene depicting your character and his countrymen enjoying the royal feast! (Contest Thread Here)APPROVED ENTRIES:
Brother Steven - "A Feast at the Great Hall of Rothburg"
- FINALIST & OVERALL WINNER!
Berengar - "Alligator Feast" (Flickr)
Gurusql - "Havenhill Feast"
Konze - "Oresund's Feast"
Eklund - "Hall of the Sun"
Blaze Ryder - "Feast in a Cave"
Athalus - "A Feast at the Inn"
- HON. MENTION**LC2 - Industrious Garhims**(hosted by AK_Brickster)The Challenge:
At first glance, the lands of Garheim may seem harsh and barren. But to the trained eye, the land virtually teems with resources. Your second challenge (worth 2 points for participating, and an extra 6 for winning), is to build a MOC that shows your character gathering resources.
Some ideas: hunting, trapping, fishing, mining, or even growing meager crops or gathering sparse lumber.APPROVED ENTRIES:
Brother Steven - "Rothburg Mines"
Konze - "Oresund's Mine"
Gurusql - "Ice Fishing"
Eklund - "Moose Hunting"
- HON. MENTION
Athalus - "Claiming Land"**LC1 - SURVIVING THE STORM**(hosted by AK_Brickster)The Challenge:
The lands of Garheim are harsh and unforgiving. Every man, from the time he was a young boy, has learned the survival skills required to live in this treacherous climate. Your first challenge (worth 2 points for participating, and an extra 5 for winning), is to build a MOC that shows your character toughing out a storm in a temporary shelter built from the land.
Some ideas: A cave, a lean-to, a snow cave, hunkering down under the branches of a large conifer, etc.ENTRY LIST - FINAL
Brother Steven (approved) - ENTRY
- HON. MENTION
gurusql (approved) - ENTRY
Athalus (approved) - ENTRY
Eklund (approved) - ENTRY
RichardAM (approved) - ENTRYCourage, Honor, Loyalty! For Garheim!