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Use this thread to coordinate city attacks, castle building, strategic challenges, acts of guild warfare, and petty rivalries against members of other factions!

Link to the "Attacking Cities" Thread:

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22392&topicid=90436

Link to the current UC:

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22392&topicid=91396
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| September 3, 2013, 8:28 am
 Group admin 
UC Strategy:
I would like most of our MOCs to be set on the waters of the blue circle, because WE AREN'T GOING TO LET THE BLUE-COATS LAND. However, if one of you would like to take charge of coastal defenses to make sure no sneaky little marines swim ashore, it would cover the last angle of the invasion. Of course, it is possible to do a two-part MOC and hit them coming and going.

Since we're "barbarians," longships or smaller boats are the preferred vessels. Since we're Rainosians, "dirty" is the preferred fighting style. This might be a serious war, but Jack-Sparrow action is never amiss. FOR RAINOS!
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| September 3, 2013, 8:33 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens

Alright, Im going to post a freebuild showing me recruiting some Enalica pirates for the battle.
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| September 3, 2013, 9:53 am
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Quoting Night Reaper
Quoting Gilbert Despathens

Alright, Im going to post a freebuild showing me recruiting some Enalica pirates for the battle.

Molto benne.
By the way, Jacob Pennington is in charge of land defense.
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| September 3, 2013, 10:05 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Molto benne.
By the way, Jacob Pennington is in charge of land defense.

What happens if we lose? When would we strike back? Or are we hoping for the best and planning for the best :P
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| September 3, 2013, 10:20 am
 Group admin 
Quoting That guy you saw earlier
What happens if we lose? When would we strike back? Or are we hoping for the best and planning for the best :P

The outcome of this challenge will determine the events of the next challenge - Will the Mythronian army continue the invasion or make a tactical withdrawal? Will the Outlaws increase their influence in Mythron or will Nerogue keep them in check? Most importantly, will Enalica make a comeback?
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| September 3, 2013, 10:32 am
I'm about to post mine =)
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| September 3, 2013, 10:47 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
The outcome of this challenge will determine the events of the next challenge - Will the Mythronian army continue the invasion or make a tactical withdrawal? Will the Outlaws increase their influence in Mythron or will Nerogue keep them in check? Most importantly, will Enalica make a comeback?

Ok sounds good!

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| September 3, 2013, 12:04 pm
I'll show my battle in the blue circle. We shall not fall!
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| September 3, 2013, 4:30 pm
 Group admin 
NO MORE LAND BATTLES.

We have two solid entries and an Outlaw volunteer to intercept anyone who landed successfully, but we need to stop the Mythronian army at sea or we will be overwhelmed. As one of the impartial LOM admins and judges I won't demand that everyone build ships, but I will NOT be pleased if I see any UCMA entries that are not set on the waves because it means that we will be CLOBBERED. Savvy?
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| September 4, 2013, 5:25 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
NO MORE LAND BATTLES.

We have two solid entries and an Outlaw volunteer to intercept anyone who landed successfully, but we need to stop the Mythronian army at sea or we will be overwhelmed. As one of the impartial LOM admins and judges I won't demand that everyone build ships, but I will NOT be pleased if I see any UCMA entries that are not set on the waves because it means that we will be CLOBBERED. Savvy?

Savvy! Mine will be for sure at sea! Already almost finished with the first warship!
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| September 4, 2013, 5:32 pm
Quoting Toa Infernum
Savvy! Mine will be for sure at sea! Already almost finished with the first warship!

Nice! That's why I made my entry quickly, I can't build ships for anything.
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| September 4, 2013, 11:46 pm
There is a reason brick-built hulls are rare. Mine keeps breaking!
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| September 5, 2013, 6:34 am
Quoting Caleb R
Nice! That's why I made my entry quickly, I can't build ships for anything.

Me neither!

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| September 5, 2013, 7:55 am
Quoting Night Reaper
There is a reason brick-built hulls are rare. Mine keeps breaking!

add those big plates under the hull to strengthen it maybe? I don't know :P
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| September 5, 2013, 7:56 am
Quoting That guy you saw earlier
Me neither!

Hey, what's your email?
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| September 5, 2013, 7:57 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
NO MORE LAND BATTLES.

We have two solid entries and an Outlaw volunteer to intercept anyone who landed successfully, but we need to stop the Mythronian army at sea or we will be overwhelmed. As one of the impartial LOM admins and judges I won't demand that everyone build ships, but I will NOT be pleased if I see any UCMA entries that are not set on the waves because it means that we will be CLOBBERED. Savvy?

If I have time after my collab ( which I very much doubt ) I'll try to make a freebuild related to the challenge. It won't be great but it will be at sea :P
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| September 5, 2013, 8:01 am
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Garret A. and Marshall are cooking something up. We Mythronians even made our group private, can you imagine?

http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/96049/13783120481_DISPLAY.jpg

Oops, it seems that I accidentally pasted a link into my comment. Don't click on it or you might see the highly-technical Mythronian battle plan.

Also, I refuse to tell you our other secrets, like the one I know about Garret A. and one or two others plotting a land assault or the top-secret fact that Marshall is going for the pirates while Brick Boy is engaging your intimidating Rainosian navy. We Mythronians are so full of ourselves that we don't believe that any pirates will show up, so no one should go find the amazing Viking builder and Enalican faction leader Simon S. and ask him to do a quick naval MOC depicting the humiliating defeat of Marshall's flotilla.
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| September 5, 2013, 2:56 pm
Quoting Night Reaper
There is a reason brick-built hulls are rare. Mine keeps breaking!

Ha, ha, I have no choice but brickbuild!
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| September 5, 2013, 3:44 pm
@Gilbert: Ah, ha! With this info we will crush their... large squiggles? :P. Any way, I can PM Simon on EB if that would help.
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| September 5, 2013, 3:48 pm
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Quoting Toa Infernum
@Gilbert: Ah, ha! With this info we will crush their... large squiggles? :P. Any way, I can PM Simon on EB if that would help.


You mean, ask an expert builder if he would be interested in helping to destroy the Mythronian navy? Sure. The other pirates might be interested as well, so I'll see if I can hunt them down.
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| September 5, 2013, 4:04 pm
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Quoting Toa Infernum
Ha, ha, I have no choice but brickbuild!

I have some hull pieces, but I don't like them. I use lots of roofing tiles to SNOT my way through hulls. See my previous ship MOC, the Ugly Tub.
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| September 5, 2013, 4:05 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens

You mean, ask an expert builder if he would be interested in helping to destroy the Mythronian navy? Sure. The other pirates might be interested as well, so I'll see if I can hunt them down.

Sent him a PM. No idea if he'll see it. :/
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| September 5, 2013, 4:40 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Toa Infernum
Sent him a PM. No idea if he'll see it. :/

I took a look at EB yesterday and the interface made me want to turn of my iPad and walk away for a minute. If the message gets lost, I wouldn't be surprised.
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| September 5, 2013, 4:56 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Garret A. and Marshall are cooking something up. We Mythronians even made our group private, can you imagine?

http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/96049/13783120481_DISPLAY.jpg

Oops, it seems that I accidentally pasted a link into my comment. Don't click on it or you might see the highly-technical Mythronian battle plan.

Also, I refuse to tell you our other secrets, like the one I know about Garret A. and one or two others plotting a land assault or the top-secret fact that Marshall is going for the pirates while Brick Boy is engaging your intimidating Rainosian navy. We Mythronians are so full of ourselves that we don't believe that any pirates will show up, so no one should go find the amazing Viking builder and Enalican faction leader Simon S. and ask him to do a quick naval MOC depicting the humiliating defeat of Marshall's flotilla.

Lol nice work. I loled at that cruddy map :-D
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| September 5, 2013, 4:59 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I took a look at EB yesterday and the interface made me want to turn of my iPad and walk away for a minute. If the message gets lost, I wouldn't be surprised.

Why? It's actually a much nicer site than MOCpages...
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| September 5, 2013, 4:59 pm
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Quoting Toa Infernum
Why? It's actually a much nicer site than MOCpages...

Hmm... I suppose I'm unfamiliar with the sight and a little bit biased. It looks confusing to me, especially GoH, but that's probably how first-time MOCpagers feel.
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| September 5, 2013, 5:14 pm
 Group admin 
Map added to group homepage. We need more people at Sea Battle 1, but if we can't find any pirates for Sea Battle 2, there is little we can do.
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| September 5, 2013, 5:54 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Hmm... I suppose I'm unfamiliar with the sight and a little bit biased. It looks confusing to me, especially GoH, but that's probably how first-time MOCpagers feel.

That makes sense. It's a big forum, and pretty overwhelming at first. The people are super nice, though, so that helps! : D
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| September 5, 2013, 6:03 pm
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Quoting Night Reaper
I am -----, so maybe I can -----?

Full approval. Comments deleted. Shh!
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| September 5, 2013, 10:24 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Full approval. Comments deleted. Shh!

aye aye cap'n, it shall be done!
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| September 6, 2013, 6:21 am
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Quoting Toa Infernum
----- ----- ----- ----- and he'll probably make -----. :)

Excellent!

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| September 6, 2013, 5:41 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Excellent!

Ooh! Classified info! ;)
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| September 6, 2013, 6:17 pm
 Group admin 
Hello, Rainosians! Thatch Gears, Mythronian "treasure hunter" is planning on converting to our faction... Once he completes the "spy" rank for Mythron. Watch out for saboteurs near the blue circle in the upcoming UCMA, and keep a close eye on your valuables.
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| September 8, 2013, 10:28 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Hello, Rainosians! Thatch Gears, Mythronian "treasure hunter" is planning on converting to our faction... Once he completes the "spy" rank for Mythron. Watch out for saboteurs near the blue circle in the upcoming UCMA, and keep a close eye on your valuables.

Grr, don't worry, we'll sink his battleship! ;). Also what do you have to do to be a spy? I don't see it in the faction thread, or the Positions of Power on the main page.
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| September 8, 2013, 10:50 am
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Quoting Toa Infernum
Grr, don't worry, we'll sink his battleship! ;). Also what do you have to do to be a spy? I don't see it in the faction thread, or the Positions of Power on the main page.

It's the "Giant Slayer" Honor's perk.
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| September 8, 2013, 11:06 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
It's the "Giant Slayer" Honor's perk.

Ah, good to know.
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| September 8, 2013, 11:08 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
NO MORE LAND BATTLES.


Does this mean no action on the land at all? I had planned on using a couple of Mythron soldiers who'd got ashore. Could have been shipwrecked or whatever. Do two soldiers count as a battle? Or is it still two too many? I can't really do any stuff on the sea with my character, so was hoping to do a chance encounter on the road.
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| September 9, 2013, 7:41 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Sean B
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
NO MORE LAND BATTLES.


Does this mean no action on the land at all? I had planned on using a couple of Mythron soldiers who'd got ashore. Could have been shipwrecked or whatever. Do two soldiers count as a battle? Or is it still two too many? I can't really do any stuff on the sea with my character, so was hoping to do a chance encounter on the road.


If we can't hold them off by sea, we're going to have a hard time in this challenge. Anything helps, but, if you can show any naval action at all, Rainos is more likely to send the enemy packing. Do what you can, and good luck!
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| September 9, 2013, 7:47 am
I might have to sit this one out then and change my planned MOC into a free build.
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| September 9, 2013, 11:27 am
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Quoting Sean B
I might have to sit this one out then and change my planned MOC into a free build.

If you're going to fight the Mythronians or Nerogues and mention the invasion, you can still label it as the UCMA. It'll give you more points and it will give Rainos more help than nothing.
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| September 9, 2013, 11:51 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
If you're going to fight the Mythronians or Nerogues and mention the invasion, you can still label it as the UCMA. It'll give you more points and it will give Rainos more help than nothing.


Cool. So I can have my guy rough up a couple of Mythronian stragglers?
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| September 9, 2013, 11:58 am
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Quoting Sean B

Cool. So I can have my guy rough up a couple of Mythronian stragglers?

Sure.
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| September 9, 2013, 12:23 pm
So, the attack froom the Rainosian front seems a little weak... Whered everybody go?
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| September 9, 2013, 4:50 pm
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Quoting Night Reaper
So, the attack froom the Rainosian front seems a little weak... Whered everybody go?

They're all busy building, not talking... Speaking of which, please excuse me.
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| September 9, 2013, 4:56 pm
Please note that no Nerogueians are meeting up with the Rainosians in the challenge. See the challenge map: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=&id=/user_images/97537/1377626154m

The Nerogueians are in the strait of separation, the Rainosians are at the top fighting only Mythron ships. The Strait of Division is where Mythronians, Pirates, and Nerogueians are.

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| September 10, 2013, 12:45 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Please note that no Nerogueians are meeting up with the Rainosians in the challenge. See the challenge map: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=&id=/user_images/97537/1377626154m

The Nerogueians are in the strait of separation, the Rainosians are at the top fighting only Mythron ships. The Strait of Division is where Mythronians, Pirates, and Nerogueians are.

Thanks for the map link. It's nice to know that you won't engage our ships; we might have to give you medals for bravery/cowardice.
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| September 10, 2013, 1:41 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Thanks for the map link. It's nice to know that you won't engage our ships; we might have to give you medals for bravery/cowardice.

But we will remedy the situation at once.
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| September 10, 2013, 1:45 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Please note that no Nerogueians are meeting up with the Rainosians in the challenge. See the challenge map: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=&id=/user_images/97537/1377626154m

The Nerogueians are in the strait of separation, the Rainosians are at the top fighting only Mythron ships. The Strait of Division is where Mythronians, Pirates, and Nerogueians are.

You heard him! Back to your set positions! Night Reaper, you don't get to help the pirates after all.
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| September 11, 2013, 5:34 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
It's the "Giant Slayer" Honor's perk.

Ill do that next, then join a certain faction, that I somehow doubt will stay loyal to Mython for an extended amount of time.
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| September 13, 2013, 8:04 am
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Quoting Night Reaper
Ill do that next, then join a certain faction that I somehow doubt will stay loyal to Mython for an extended amount of time.

Like your old friends in the southeast?
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| September 13, 2013, 5:04 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens

About the faction of Enalica. I was thinking, what if they were mercenaries? They would be warriors for hire, fighting for money and riches. They could still travel places by boat.

Or perhaps if they where something like roaming barbarians. They roam the lands pillaging small towns in bands of warriors. Every once in a while they would unite to attack even a city!
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| September 18, 2013, 11:00 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens

As for making the other factions for more things at see, perhaps the next rogue challenge should be the discovery of a new island, and all of the factions must sale there to try and claim it as their own.

Then perhaps the UC would be the factions fighting over this new island?
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| September 18, 2013, 11:03 pm
Quoting Caleb R
Quoting Gilbert Despathens


I don't know what Gilbert will say, but I think these pretty much make them outlaws. One option that was onsidered was to make them Norsemen.
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| September 19, 2013, 6:36 am
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Quoting Caleb R
About the faction of Enalica. I was thinking, what if they were mercenaries? They would be warriors for hire, fighting for money and riches. They could still travel places by boat.

Or perhaps if they where something like roaming barbarians. They roam the lands pillaging small towns in bands of warriors. Every once in a while they would unite to attack even a city!

Thanks for the ideas, Caleb, but I'm starting to think that Enalica should be altered in a different way.

I'm not sure that your suggestions would make Enalica so different. Rainosians and outlaws can and have worked as mercenaries. They also travel the lands, raiding their enemies, and use boats to cross the channel.

The next UC is still a secret, but I can tell you that it does connect to the current UC and special care was taken to allow Enalica a last chance to pull together.
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| September 19, 2013, 8:12 am
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My latest scheme is this (feel free to throw rotten tomatoes; this isn't definite by any means):

If it turns out that the concept of Enalica can't support a faction, then, rather than change the concept, we should diminish the faction. Enalica calls for action that takes place at sea, but most of the story is set on land. Even if some people are interested in building some ships, the attraction of the other factions might be too great for them to join Enalica. In that case, what if we make Enalica into a part-time faction that members of the other four factions automatically join whenever they build a MOC set at sea?
This does not stop players from joining Enalica full-time, but it allows for all ship-builders, including those passing through the navies and merchant fleets of their home factions, to interact in some ways. The faction leader, from his or her home port in Worsan, can cut deals for the sailors and largely control the sea ways and their laws through her or his powerful connections. There will be an Enalican, or naval, part to every UC, and any MOCs set on water will grant points both to Enalica and their creators' primary factions.

What think you, Caleb, Rainosians and passing admins?
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| September 19, 2013, 8:20 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Night Reaper
I don't know what Gilbert will say, but I think these pretty much make them outlaws. One option that was onsidered was to make them Norsemen.

Oh, right, there WAS a Pirates versus Vikings debate. I think most people voted for a Viking style, but nothing changed.
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| September 19, 2013, 8:38 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
My latest scheme is this (feel free to throw rotten tomatoes; this isn't definite by any means):

If it turns out that the concept of Enalica can't support a faction, then, rather than change the concept, we should diminish the faction. Enalica calls for action that takes place at sea, but most of the story is set on land. Even if some people are interested in building some ships, the attraction of the other factions might be too great for them to join Enalica. In that case, what if we make Enalica into a part-time faction that members of the other four factions automatically join whenever they build a MOC set at sea?
This does not stop players from joining Enalica full-time, but it allows for all ship-builders, including those passing through the navies and merchant fleets of their home factions, to interact in some ways. The faction leader, from his or her home port in Worsan, can cut deals for the sailors and largely control the sea ways and their laws through her or his powerful connections. There will be an Enalican, or naval, part to every UC, and any MOCs set on water will grant points both to Enalica and their creators' primary factions.

What think you, Caleb, Rainosians and passing admins?

Here is a problem with that. If Enalica starts gaining points because of all the people who are half-timing it, people will stop building for them because they don't want their faction to be losing. In other words, Enalica could never get ahead.

Also, what if Enalicans were Rangers? Or better yet, why not just toss Enalica and replace it with a ranger faction. That would attract a lot of people for sure. People who are like Strider, who keep order and fight who they think needs to be fought. So for the UCs they could choose to help any faction, and their points would be added to the Ranger's faction, and maybe like 1 or 2 points would be added to whoever they helped. This would make Rangers REALLY strategic allies.
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| September 19, 2013, 8:51 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Oh, right, there WAS a Pirates versus Vikings debate. I think most people voted for a Viking style, but nothing changed.

Ah, I see.
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| September 19, 2013, 8:52 am
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Quoting Caleb R
Here is a problem with that. If Enalica starts gaining points because of all the people who are half-timing it, people will stop building for them because they don't want their faction to be losing. In other words, Enalica could never get ahead.

Also, what if Enalicans were Rangers? Or better yet, why not just toss Enalica and replace it with a ranger faction. That would attract a lot of people for sure. People who are like Strider, who keep order and fight who they think needs to be fought. So for the UCs they could choose to help any faction, and their points would be added to the Ranger's faction, and maybe like 1 or 2 points would be added to whoever they helped. This would make Rangers REALLY strategic allies.

Now you're edging up on Nerogue's ground. What I meant was that sea builds count toward both Enalica and on's home faction.
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| September 19, 2013, 11:47 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Now you're edging up on Nerogue's ground. What I meant was that sea builds count toward both Enalica and on's home faction.

Nerogue are rangers? Nerogue are about unity right? The rangers would all be individual.

Also, I know what you meant. And what I meant is that if Enalica was at say 180 and Nerogue is at 183 points right now, someone from Nerogie wouldn't want to build a sea build because then they wouldn't be getting any farther ahead of Enalica.
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| September 19, 2013, 12:02 pm
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Quoting Caleb R
Nerogue are rangers? Nerogue are about unity right? The rangers would all be individual.

Also, I know what you meant. And what I meant is that if Enalica was at say 180 and Nerogue is at 183 points right now, someone from Nerogie wouldn't want to build a sea build because then they wouldn't be getting any farther ahead of Enalica.

Right now, Enalica is at 22, and there have been about ten sea builds in history of Enalica. I don't think that will be a problem.

The Nerogues are a strange bunch. Their faction was founded to siphon off the excesses of the outlaw faction, so they banded together as a sort of outcasts' club. Some are asocial where others are obsessed with the society.
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| September 19, 2013, 1:44 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Right now, Enalica is at 22, and there have been about ten sea builds in history of Enalica. I don't think that will be a problem.

The Nerogues are a strange bunch. Their faction was founded to siphon off the excesses of the outlaw faction, so they banded together as a sort of outcasts' club. Some are asocial where others are obsessed with the society.

I still really like the idea of Rangers =P But, obviously, it's up to the Admins. I would still be willing to lead Enalica, even if it remained the same. I just wouldn't be building a ton of ships, it would be more land builds.
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| September 19, 2013, 8:14 pm
Im not sure about the rangers, seems kinda outlaw/nerogueish. While Gilbert's idea does have some merit, it just seems to make having Enalica at all pointless, at least to me.
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| September 19, 2013, 9:10 pm
Quoting Night Reaper
Im not sure about the rangers, seems kinda outlaw/nerogueish. While Gilbert's idea does have some merit, it just seems to make having Enalica at all pointless, at least to me.

I am trying to think of something, but I don't know what the admins are wanting from Enalica
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| September 19, 2013, 9:17 pm
Quoting Caleb R
I am trying to think of something, but I don't know what the admins are wanting from Enalica

Same here. I figure Enalica should be turned into a more Rainosian Nerogue, to make it more even. I actually rather like the viking idea.
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| September 19, 2013, 10:35 pm
Quoting Night Reaper
Same here. I figure Enalica should be turned into a more Rainosian Nerogue, to make it more even. I actually rather like the viking idea.

Vikings or Rangers are both good for me. I'm hoping Rangers, but vikings could work, I have about 12 helmets hidden throughout my collection. I only have 4 in my possession at the moment though =P
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| September 19, 2013, 10:54 pm
Quoting Caleb R
Vikings or Rangers are both good for me. I'm hoping Rangers, but vikings could work, I have about 12 helmets hidden throughout my collection. I only have 4 in my possession at the moment though =P

The rangers idea is OK, but I'm hoping they find a way to make Enalica grow. For one thing, they need to find someone active to be admin. No offense to him, but he just isn't active enough to do it. (From what I see, he could be doing stuff in the staff group.)
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| September 20, 2013, 7:22 am
Quoting Night Reaper
The rangers idea is OK, but I'm hoping they find a way to make Enalica grow. For one thing, they need to find someone active to be admin. No offense to him, but he just isn't active enough to do it. (From what I see, he could be doing stuff in the staff group.)

Yeah, I'm actually hoping that they'll make me the faction leader. I am very active, especially in the LOM groups
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| September 20, 2013, 8:25 am
Quoting Caleb R
Yeah, I'm actually hoping that they'll make me the faction leader. I am very active, especially in the LOM groups

So that means you're leaving us? That would be too bad, you just joined D:
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| September 20, 2013, 5:43 pm
Quoting Night Reaper
So that means you're leaving us? That would be too bad, you just joined D:

Possibly, if I get the position. And I know, but I think it'd be worth it if it revived Enalica!
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| September 22, 2013, 6:26 am
Quoting Caleb R
Possibly, if I get the position. And I know, but I think it'd be worth it if it revived Enalica!

It probably would, and hey, you would still be our ally!
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| September 22, 2013, 6:30 am
Quoting Night Reaper
It probably would, and hey, you would still be our ally!

If it benefits Enalica, I will ;)
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| September 22, 2013, 8:22 am
New MOC!

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/370882
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| September 24, 2013, 11:32 am
I still like the idea of Vikings. My UMCA build is done, just need pictures but IT NEVER STOPS RAINING!!! OK, only the last few day, but it's still annoying. :P
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| September 25, 2013, 4:10 pm
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Quoting Toa Infernum
I still like the idea of Vikings. My UMCA build is done, just need pictures but IT NEVER STOPS RAINING!!! OK, only the last few day, but it's still annoying. :P

You could actually take it outside in the rain and say there's a storm at sea. Free dramatic effects!
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| September 25, 2013, 4:52 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
You could actually take it outside in the rain and say there's a storm at sea. Free dramatic effects!

Ha, ha, good idea, but it wouldn't be so good for my poster board. :P. I'm also gonna have to pick up some more blue 1x1s from the lego store near my house, I highly overestimated my collection of them. :P
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| September 25, 2013, 5:11 pm
How exactly will the winning faction of the UCMA be decided? Will it be based on the points of the builds submitted?
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| September 27, 2013, 10:38 am
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Quoting Jacob Pennington
How exactly will the winning faction of the UCMA be decided? Will it be based on the points of the builds submitted?

Nobody knows exactly how the winners will be decided. Despite the four battlefields described in the challenge briefing (the shores of Rainos, the pair of sea battles, and the outlaw raids in Mythron), there are two deciding points that will influence the next challenge: Whether or not any pirates show up (and if they do, whether the combined Raino-Enalica-Mercenary defense outweighs the Nerogue and Mythronian war machine), and whether your brethren from Bodus cause enough trouble to start a reign of terror.
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| September 27, 2013, 6:00 pm
Update me please! Anything new, I should know of etc... I've got a half built fort that I'm building but I'll only be able to post it at christmas. I'm making mindstorms/pi/ev3 projects for a while now :) I'm not gone forever though
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| September 29, 2013, 9:47 am
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Quoting That guy you saw earlier
Update me please! Anything new, I should know of etc... I've got a half built fort that I'm building but I'll only be able to post it at christmas. I'm making mindstorms/pi/ev3 projects for a while now :) I'm not gone forever though

The UCMA looks pretty even between Rainos and Mythron/Nerogue, but none of the pirates have shown up yet. That's all the news.
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| September 29, 2013, 10:55 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
The UCMA looks pretty even between Rainos and Mythron/Nerogue, but none of the pirates have shown up yet. That's all the news.

Ok thanks.
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| September 29, 2013, 11:16 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
The UCMA looks pretty even between Rainos and Mythron/Nerogue, but none of the pirates have shown up yet. That's all the news.

heehee! I'm taking photos today :D
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| September 30, 2013, 7:22 am
Quoting Night Reaper
heehee! I'm taking photos today :D

Good! We need it!
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| September 30, 2013, 7:37 am
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Quoting Night Reaper
heehee! I'm taking photos today :D

We outnumber them two to one! Am I overconfident in screaming,
"VICTORY!"
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| September 30, 2013, 7:59 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
We outnumber them two to one! Am I overconfident in screaming,
"VICTORY!"

Nay, your confidence is well placed, comrade!
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| September 30, 2013, 8:27 am
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And I was right! It was very close with the last-minute entries, but we WON! Cake for everybody!
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| October 1, 2013, 6:23 pm
I get cake too, right?
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| October 5, 2013, 12:59 pm
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Quoting Caleb of Enalica
I get cake too, right?

Yes! Cake all around!

i i i i i i
[*+*+*+*]
[*+*+*+*]
*****
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| October 5, 2013, 1:32 pm
Hey, I know it's a real stupid question, but Outlaws usually side with Rainos, right? Once again, I know this a stupid question. I just want to make sure.
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| October 11, 2013, 5:34 pm
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The Hurt-and-Heal is back! I suggest we focus our firepower on Bodus Minor and Larpang to take the Outlaws out early-on while concentrating our defense on Guaire, which was the second-to-last city to fall in the last one.

http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22392&topicid=92378
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| October 25, 2013, 8:05 am
Quoting ArcticWolf .
Hey, I know it's a real stupid question, but Outlaws usually side with Rainos, right? Once again, I know this a stupid question. I just want to make sure.

Actually, no. We do not side with outlaws. We side with Enalica.
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| October 25, 2013, 9:34 am
Hello all Glad to join the group. Barbarians for the win! anyway what is are police towards the other countries at the moment?
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| October 27, 2013, 12:25 pm
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Quoting Lee Muzzy
Hello all Glad to join the group. Barbarians for the win! anyway what is are police towards the other countries at the moment?

What are our policies toward other factions? You are welcome to make your own for your character, but these are the general outlines seen in challenges and history:

Mythron is our archenemy. We have a history of conflict going back centuries, accelerated in the past twenty years since we rebelled from their rule. Most recently, they tried to invade our shores (last month).

Nerogue was part of the invasion attempt, but the Nerogues seem to have had a falling-out with Mythron. However, their ideals (justice, unification and order) conflict sharply with ours (freedom to be as good or evil as we want), and they are still high on the to-raid list.

The Outlaws have no alliances to anyone. In the past, our factions have directly clashed in competition for Mythronian loot even to the point of an alliance with Mythron to cull their numbers. Although some of them, such as the honorable Jacob Pennington, are all right, we aren't always friendly with them.

Enalica is our one "ally". However, raiding goes on between our members both ways. Our coastal city of Grorm is a usual target for their raids, as reported by its lord, Gormeing of Dragon Clan. On the other hand, ports on both sides (including Worsan and Iremore) are open to ships with peaceful missions. We have never clashed in any major conflicts such as challenges, but the Enalicans have a record of poor attendance in battle.
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| October 28, 2013, 4:02 pm
So Gilbert, the game in LoM titled Attack and Fortify, how do you play that game? I'm not sure it really said how. If it's too late for me to join, that's fine. Anyway, I would like to help out, even though we (I say we as in meaning that I'm with you) are kinda dead. But WOW! You guys have lasted a long time with only one city. Never give up! :)
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| November 7, 2013, 9:11 pm
Yeah, that is true. I had to go and edit my Attack and Fortify thing. I had totally forgot my factions for some reason. But I switched around and attacked Elpis and fortified Grorm.

-@RC71CW0LF
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| November 13, 2013, 10:11 pm
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Quoting Makok the Dwarf
So Gilbert, the game in LoM titled Attack and Fortify, how do you play that game? I'm not sure it really said how. If it's too late for me to join, that's fine. Anyway, I would like to help out, even though we (I say we as in meaning that I'm with you) are kinda dead. But WOW! You guys have lasted a long time with only one city. Never give up! :)

I'm sorry I missed your question, and we did manage to last another week with that one city only to fall today. That means that all of us are out of the game, but if we ever start another one, the rules are simple: Every day, you can take one point each from two cities and give one point to another city. When a city's points hit zero, it is permanently destroyed. When a faction loses all of its cities, its members can no longer participate in the attack and fortify. I find the game to be kind of annoying even when my cities are winning, but some people like it.
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| November 13, 2013, 10:15 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I'm sorry I missed your question, and we did manage to last another week with that one city only to fall today. That means that all of us are out of the game, but if we ever start another one, the rules are simple: Every day, you can take one point each from two cities and give one point to another city. When a city's points hit zero, it is permanently destroyed. When a faction loses all of its cities, its members can no longer participate in the attack and fortify. I find the game to be kind of annoying even when my cities are winning, but some people like it.

That's fine. It sounds like a really fun but annoying game! :P Congratulations for holding out so long! I'm sorta the same way, I really like it when I don't have a lot and everyone else is winning. :D

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| November 14, 2013, 4:58 pm
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Quoting Professor B.
That's fine. It sounds like a really fun but annoying game! :P Congratulations for holding out so long! I'm sorta the same way, I really like it when I don't have a lot and everyone else is winning. :D

Why the name change?
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| November 14, 2013, 5:08 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Why the name change?

I can change it if you like. I just like being called Professor. :P
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| November 14, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Quoting Professor B.
I can change it if you like. I just like being called Professor. :P

Okay, doc. I was just curious.
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| November 14, 2013, 8:48 pm
Interesting....
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| November 14, 2013, 8:50 pm
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Quoting Freeling .
Interesting....

Hello. What's up? I'm going now. It was nice to see you, though.
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| November 14, 2013, 8:56 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Hello. What's up? I'm going now. It was nice to see you, though.

Some interesting things going on here... I bet I could sell some information to the Outlaws.... MUAHAHAHA
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| November 14, 2013, 8:58 pm
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Quoting Freeling .
Some interesting things going on here... I bet I could sell some information to the Outlaws.... MUAHAHAHA

No spy rank, no deal. Anyway, you might have noticed that our group is the only faction group without a privacy filter, so I don't think you would be payed very much in the first place.
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| November 14, 2013, 9:32 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
No spy rank, no deal. Anyway, you might have noticed that our group is the only faction group without a privacy filter, so I don't think you would be payed very much in the first place.

Yeah, well. Never in my right mind would I read all of the conversations above me... I'm not a big fan of reading.
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| November 14, 2013, 9:36 pm
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Quoting Freeling .
Yeah, well. Never in my right mind would I read all of the conversations above me... I'm not a big fan of reading.

I think you've mentioned it. It kind of causes trouble sometimes - remember the staff-group fiasco over the Black Lotus?
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| November 14, 2013, 9:38 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
remember the staff-group fiasco over the Black Lotus?

That sounds like a great story. XD.
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| November 14, 2013, 9:42 pm
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Quoting Toa Infernum
That sounds like a great story. XD.

Sorry, it's still classified. The Black Lotus isn't done yet...
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| November 14, 2013, 9:45 pm
Quoting Toa Infernum
That sounds like a great story. XD.

D:
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| November 14, 2013, 9:52 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I think you've mentioned it. It kind of causes trouble sometimes - remember the staff-group fiasco over the Black Lotus?

SHHH!
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| November 14, 2013, 9:52 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Sorry, it's still classified. The Black Lotus isn't done yet...

Oops... Erg... I mean... I heard nothing!!!
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| November 14, 2013, 9:57 pm
You know guys try school holidays are coming soon so I will have time for all sorts of Rainosian battles, all I really need is the parts to make the scenes and settings. And if you have roman parts from the minifig series you join me in the Romanu Clan! Which reminds me why has my clan not been added to the list?
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| November 21, 2013, 2:51 am
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Quoting Emperor Kayton
You know guys try school holidays are coming soon so I will have time for all sorts of Rainosian battles, all I really need is the parts to make the scenes and settings. And if you have roman parts from the minifig series you join me in the Romanu Clan! Which reminds me why has my clan not been added to the list?

It's getting there. I've been under some pressure in the private staff group - some people (Mythron and Nerogue) feel like you might be trying to rise a little quickly and change too much, I'm afraid to say. Not just anyone can walk in and become a central political and military figure. I'll add it now, though.
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| November 21, 2013, 7:46 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
It's getting there. I've been under some pressure in the private staff group - some people (Mythron and Nerogue) feel like you might be trying to rise a little quickly and change too much, I'm afraid to say. Not just anyone can walk in and become a central political and military figure. I'll add it now, though.

Thank you for your support, I understand your situation and last time I checked there were no Rainosian laws that stopped me from doing what I do, you can take that to any judge and to any court room in the world.
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| November 21, 2013, 8:29 am
Quoting Imperator Kayton
Thank you for your support, I understand your situation and last time I checked there were no Rainosian laws that stopped me from doing what I do, you can take that to any judge and to any court room in the world.

Doing what you're trying to do requires points and ranks. Just taking them undermines the whole game and makes it unfair to everyone else who worked to get where they are.
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| November 21, 2013, 8:31 am
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Quoting Jacob Pennington
Doing what you're trying to do requires points and ranks. Just taking them undermines the whole game and makes it unfair to everyone else who worked to get where they are.

It's legal in Rainos. I have the philosophy that it doesn't matter how big players say their cities are or how mighty their armies; talent, loyalty and hard work are the traits that earn honor. If the other factions have different rules, that's their problem.
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| November 21, 2013, 9:16 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
It's legal in Rainos. I have the philosophy that it doesn't matter how big players say their cities are or how mighty their armies; talent, loyalty and hard work are the traits that earn honor. If the other factions have different rules, that's their problem.

For this as well the Romanu's swear their allegiance.
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| November 21, 2013, 10:01 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
It's legal in Rainos. I have the philosophy that it doesn't matter how big players say their cities are or how mighty their armies; talent, loyalty and hard work are the traits that earn honor. If the other factions have different rules, that's their problem.

Even if Rainos says it's legal, it doesn't fit with the game as a whole. Cities cannot be added period. Towns? Yes.
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| November 21, 2013, 10:03 am
Quoting David FNJ
Even if Rainos says it's legal, it doesn't fit with the game as a whole. Cities cannot be added period. Towns? Yes.

I just keep calling it a city, sorry it's not really big enough to be a true city, yet.
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| November 21, 2013, 10:23 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
It's legal in Rainos. I have the philosophy that it doesn't matter how big players say their cities are or how mighty their armies; talent, loyalty and hard work are the traits that earn honor. If the other factions have different rules, that's their problem.

Which reminds me, I sent a half-cohort(40) of Class-1 Romanu soldiers for your personal use.....
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| November 21, 2013, 10:25 am
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Quoting Imperator Kayton
Which reminds me, I sent a half-cohort(40) of Class-1 Romanu soldiers for your personal use.....

Great. If I had any Romans, I would personally use them.
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| November 21, 2013, 11:01 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Great. If I had any Romans, I would personally use them.

Not just for you, any Rainosian official would want a pair of the worlds greates soldiers at their flanks.
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| November 21, 2013, 11:50 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
It's getting there. I've been under some pressure in the private staff group - some people (Mythron and Nerogue) feel like you might be trying to rise a little quickly and change too much, I'm afraid to say. Not just anyone can walk in and become a central political and military figure. I'll add it now, though.

Thinking back, if anything they are nervous, I mean Romanu acts almost independently and the last thing that a crumbling empire like Mythron needs is another adversary.
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| November 21, 2013, 11:52 am
Quoting Imperator Kayton
I just keep calling it a city, sorry it's not really big enough to be a true city, yet.

Thanks to my new raiding campaign in Mythron I am earning some cash from ambushing their supply lines( new moc coming soon) and most of it will be used to rebuild Romulus, if it goes under really extensive change( like becoming a true city) I shall have to rename it ( not intentionally trying to make it hard for you Gilbert, such changes will take time, and Mythronian resources)
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| November 21, 2013, 11:57 am
Quoting Imperator Kayton
Not just for you, any Rainosian official would want a pair of the worlds greates soldiers at their flanks.

Not to sound mean, but how come you get to control all of the best of everything? You say your soldiers are the best fighters in the entire LOM, your city is the tallest biggest, and most populous, you control 5000 soldiers. That is not quite fair, as I think my soldiers are great too, but apparently, since they are not Roman, a NON MADE UP thing, they are not as great as them. Also, I think that Romans in the LOM is a bit odd, as everything but them is fictional. I would appreciate it if you wouldn't think that your Romans are better than everyone else. I think all LOM characters, save the kings and leaders, are equal. Thank you.
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| November 21, 2013, 3:19 pm
Quoting Adam Brunsting
Not to sound mean, but how come you get to control all of the best of everything? You say your soldiers are the best fighters in the entire LOM, your city is the tallest biggest, and most populous, you control 5000 soldiers. That is not quite fair, as I think my soldiers are great too, but apparently, since they are not Roman, a NON MADE UP thing, they are not as great as them. Also, I think that Romans in the LOM is a bit odd, as everything but them is fictional. I would appreciate it if you wouldn't think that your Romans are better than everyone else. I think all LOM characters, save the kings and leaders, are equal. Thank you.

Actually, the city isn't that big, and the Romanu soldiers are not the worlds best FIGHTERS, the are just well trained. And in any medieval/ancient battles you will always find tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands, besides Romanu is just a name... I could have called them completely different, then would you still accuse me? Besides I could have done something SERIOUS, I could have started a new world, I have followed the rules to the extent of which they constrain me.
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| November 22, 2013, 7:36 am
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Quoting Imperator Kayton
Actually, the city isn't that big, and the Romanu soldiers are not the worlds best FIGHTERS, the are just well trained. And in any medieval/ancient battles you will always find tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands, besides Romanu is just a name... I could have called them completely different, then would you still accuse me? Besides I could have done something SERIOUS, I could have started a new world, I have followed the rules to the extent of which they constrain me.

Would you like to know the truth of the matter? If you had claimed 5,000 troops and done nothing else, people would be okay. If you had declared a city that was thrice the size of Reedus once upon a time, people would politely suggest that you scale down your estimates to conserve the balance of the game. The reason so many people are annoyed is that these weren't your first errors - you started out by breaking the no-new-threads-without-permission rule and criticizing the pre-existing history and geography of the Lands of Mythron. To borrow some Latin, you did not take the time to examine the status quo, and rather adopted a "Vini, vidi, vici" attitude.

I can understand how you went wrong - I started out using musketry and cannons when I joined, and THAT annoyed Freeljng - but you have to go a bit farther to make things right. Why not say that your powerful empire was based far away, like the City of Rome was in relation to the British isles? That would allow you to keep your style, troops and even title without radically changing the map and timeline.
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| November 22, 2013, 8:01 am
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If you set the Roman empire overseas, these are the other changes to allow for a smooth transition: your city size and your motivation. Romulus, rather than a glorious capital, becomes an old Roman fortress or town left over from the days they had colonies in the LOM and not a gigantic ruin with an unparalleled tower. Your motivation, rather than a quest to restore a giant empire that once dominated most of the LOM, is to hang on to ancient tradition and better the situation for your clansmen through whatever violence you may wish to undertake. That fits much better with the LOM as a whole.
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| November 22, 2013, 8:08 am
Quoting Imperator Kayton
I just keep calling it a city, sorry it's not really big enough to be a true city, yet.

Yet? Never...the cities are established . Nothing will EVER change there.
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| November 22, 2013, 8:31 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
If you set the Roman empire overseas, these are the other changes to allow for a smooth transition: your city size and your motivation. Romulus, rather than a glorious capital, becomes an old Roman fortress or town left over from the days they had colonies in the LOM and not a gigantic ruin with an unparalleled tower. Your motivation, rather than a quest to restore a giant empire that once dominated most of the LOM, is to hang on to ancient tradition and better the situation for your clansmen through whatever violence you may wish to undertake. That fits much better with the LOM as a whole.

I see...these rules are obviously stricter than I thought.. I am prepared to change the whole thing though!
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| November 22, 2013, 9:17 am
The city will just be a small, rich town on an island in the south, but it will still be pretty fancy.
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| November 22, 2013, 9:18 am
Well, this thread has got a bit surreal.
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| November 22, 2013, 10:03 am
Quoting Sean B
Well, this thread has got a bit surreal.

Tell me about it.....
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| November 22, 2013, 10:20 am
Quoting ~ Brick
Yet? Never...the cities are established . Nothing will EVER change there.

That's rather limiting to creative people.....you guys should seriously rethink that.
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| November 22, 2013, 12:58 pm
Quoting Imperator Kayton
That's rather limiting to creative people.....you guys should seriously rethink that.

What? You can make towns, just the major cities and capitals are out of the question. They're already established and are important in story. Each faction has an equal amount of cities to make it fair...
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| November 22, 2013, 1:05 pm
Quoting Imperator Kayton
That's rather limiting to creative people.....you guys should seriously rethink that.

Rules are rules...rules limit creativity....if you don't like are rules, make up your own rules;but don't violate ours.
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| November 22, 2013, 1:07 pm
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Quoting Imperator Kayton
That's rather limiting to creative people.....you guys should seriously rethink that.

There are good reasons for the limit. First, it builds up the story - this way each city develops its own personal history over time as different people visit it. Second, it preserves order - no one would be able to keep track of the cities if everyone could invent a metropolis at will. Third, it takes some work to update the map and all the lists of cities. Fourth, cities are set for use in inter-factional warfare as points to conquer in MOCing wars between people of higher rank, and if they were added on an arbitrary basis it would spoil the system.

Towns are okay. I still think that your latest update still stretches the concept of "town," but it's better. Tourism wasn't a major industry in the middle ages, especially in times of perpetual warfare...
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| November 22, 2013, 1:40 pm
Quoting Toa Infernum
What? You can make towns, just the major cities and capitals are out of the question. They're already established and are important in story. Each faction has an equal amount of cities to make it fair...

Fair enough...
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| November 22, 2013, 3:40 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
If you set the Roman empire overseas, these are the other changes to allow for a smooth transition: your city size and your motivation. Romulus, rather than a glorious capital, becomes an old Roman fortress or town left over from the days they had colonies in the LOM and not a gigantic ruin with an unparalleled tower. Your motivation, rather than a quest to restore a giant empire that once dominated most of the LOM, is to hang on to ancient tradition and better the situation for your clansmen through whatever violence you may wish to undertake. That fits much better with the LOM as a whole.

Actually according to Rainosian law I can't make a fortress or castle yet...
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| November 22, 2013, 3:43 pm
I am also trying to add a different element to the Lands of Mythron here....this idea can lead to places, strangely while you all seem to disapprove of my creativity, Freeling himself LIKES one or two of my creations, so you can't exactly threaten me with popularity...
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| November 22, 2013, 3:46 pm
Oh I just rememberd! This thread is not for this kind of talk, so if you want to continue this "chat" invite me to general conversation
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| November 22, 2013, 3:47 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
There are good reasons for the limit. First, it builds up the story - this way each city develops its own personal history over time as different people visit it. Second, it preserves order - no one would be able to keep track of the cities if everyone could invent a metropolis at will. Third, it takes some work to update the map and all the lists of cities. Fourth, cities are set for use in inter-factional warfare as points to conquer in MOCing wars between people of higher rank, and if they were added on an arbitrary basis it would spoil the system.

Towns are okay. I still think that your latest update still stretches the concept of "town," but it's better. Tourism wasn't a major industry in the middle ages, especially in times of perpetual warfare...
you can't really say that last bit because until about the sixteen hundreds places like Venice, Rome and Constantinople were places where many wealthy people often journeyed and the world has probably never been more unstable than in the Middle Ages

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| November 22, 2013, 3:53 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
There are good reasons for the limit. First, it builds up the story - this way each city develops its own personal history over time as different people visit it. Second, it preserves order - no one would be able to keep track of the cities if everyone could invent a metropolis at will. Third, it takes some work to update the map and all the lists of cities. Fourth, cities are set for use in inter-factional warfare as points to conquer in MOCing wars between people of higher rank, and if they were added on an arbitrary basis it would spoil the system.

Towns are okay. I still think that your latest update still stretches the concept of "town," but it's better. Tourism wasn't a major industry in the middle ages, especially in times of perpetual warfare...
tell me how to do it! I have LOADS of free time!
If you guys have a problem with maps just show/
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| November 22, 2013, 4:05 pm
And to put and end to my rather long list of responses, I am officially taking a break! I won't talk to you guys or do anything more in this group for a day or two. Please don't miss me!
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| November 22, 2013, 4:11 pm
Quoting Imperator Kayton
And to put and end to my rather long list of responses, I am officially taking a break! I won't talk to you guys or do anything more in this group for a day or two. Please don't miss me!

Look, all the rules to LoM are written throughout many threads. Study them and learn them and then you won't have any problems. Pretty much, everything you want(except a city)can be obtained once you gain points and ranks.
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| November 22, 2013, 4:14 pm
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Quoting Imperator Kayton
And to put and end to my rather long list of responses, I am officially taking a break! I won't talk to you guys or do anything more in this group for a day or two. Please don't miss me!

Have a good weekend!
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| November 22, 2013, 6:00 pm
I have decided what to do...their new name of the empire shall be the Troynan Imperium, Nasitadel(a big city) shall be its capital, this is of course, not going to be in the Lands of Mythron my clan shall be the Troytanion Remnants, Gilbert, at your request I shall trust the history making to you and the Admins...
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| November 23, 2013, 11:21 am
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Before anyone asks, no one can join Soniar because it no longer exists and, in fact, never existed. If you have no idea what I mean by Soniar, then you don't have to worry about it.
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| January 6, 2014, 1:40 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
Oh. It must have been pretty secret, as I wasn't invited. -_-

I don't know why you weren't. I guess you were fairly new then.
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| January 6, 2014, 2:03 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I don't know why you weren't. I guess you were fairly new then.

Yup. Ohh, Ahh, A red flag. It matches my armor.
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| January 6, 2014, 2:05 pm
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Quoting Imperator Kayton
I have decided what to do...their new name of the empire shall be the Troynan Imperium, Nasitadel(a big city) shall be its capital, this is of course, not going to be in the Lands of Mythron my clan shall be the Troytanion Remnants, Gilbert, at your request I shall trust the history making to you and the Admins...

We don't mind people suggesting additions, but changes to what was already there can be tricky. I'm glad you're finding a way to work with your empire.
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| January 6, 2014, 2:07 pm
Ryan was complaining that everyone could join and see our super secret Rainos stuff, so I made It a. Private group and you can only join with approval. I hope everyone is OK with this.
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| January 15, 2014, 3:17 pm
Quoting Adam Brunsting
Ryan was complaining that everyone could join and see our super secret Rainos stuff, so I made It a. Private group and you can only join with approval. I hope everyone is OK with this.

was it always a publis group? if so we needed some secrecy anyway...
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| January 16, 2014, 3:35 am
Quoting Ryan Kayton
was it always a publis group? if so we needed some secrecy anyway...

Yeah, It was. But Nerogue was like that too.
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| January 16, 2014, 6:45 am
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I never thought we had any secrets worth hiding, especially when you remember that every group has members in every other group (check it out - Brick, OoL, FNJ, Caleb and Freeling are members of every faction group) but it doesn't matter much.
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| January 16, 2014, 7:53 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I never thought we had any secrets worth hiding, especially when you remember that every group has members in every other group (check it out - Brick, OoL, FNJ, Caleb and Freeling are members of every faction group) but it doesn't matter much.

We're not afraid of anything! We don't fear people checking us out!
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| January 16, 2014, 6:46 pm
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Quoting Professor B.
We're not afraid of anything! We don't fear people checking us out!

What if we decide to attack a city... Nah, even then we can take them.
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| January 22, 2014, 7:33 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
What if we decide to attack a city... Nah, even then we can take them.

When I get 100 points... Larpang will fall.
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| January 22, 2014, 7:36 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
When I get 100 points... Larpang will fall.

How soon do you think you'll reach 100? We can team up on someone if you can make it this spring.
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| January 22, 2014, 7:40 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
How soon do you think you'll reach 100? We can team up on someone if you can make it this spring.

I should have 100 by March or so.
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| January 22, 2014, 7:41 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
I should have 100 by March or so.

Excellent. I should have a formal declaration of war ready by the end of February. I won't say where I want to attack yet, though.
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| January 22, 2014, 7:44 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens

I don't understand how we'll team up.
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| January 22, 2014, 7:47 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
I don't understand how we'll team up.

If we both get city raider ranks, we can lead a joint attack. A city attack is set up like this: The attacker gives the other faction two weeks of warning and then a one-to-one MOCoff commences between the attacker and the city's owner or someone the city builder names as a replacement. Fortunately, the attacker is allowed to choose the scene displayed in this preliminary battle. If the attacker wins this MOCoff, the attacker and any other members of the attacker's faction with the appropriate rank (up to three people) may lay siege to the city itself, building MOCs of the battle. The city owner is a guaranteed defender, and there may be up to two other builders from the defending faction participating if they have the appropriate rank.
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| January 22, 2014, 7:53 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Excellent. I should have a formal declaration of war ready by the end of February. I won't say where I want to attack yet, though.

Everything is going exactly as I have forseen. Hahahahahaaaa! :P
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| January 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Quoting Professor B.
Everything is going exactly as I have forseen. Hahahahahaaaa! :P

Can you foresee where the attack will land?
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| January 22, 2014, 8:01 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens

Who controls Larpang?
Also, who would do the MOC-off?
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| January 22, 2014, 8:09 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Can you foresee where the attack will land?

Hmmm... that's a tough one. Let me see, let me see... my heart is telling me we must destroy... destroy... ah, too dim to read. :(
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| January 22, 2014, 8:13 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
Who controls Larpang?
Also, who would do the MOC-off?

If I declare the attack, I would do the MOC-off. Larpang seems to be unclaimed; the Outlaws are very disorganized (but they would undoubtedly pass it to their best builder if an attack was declared there).
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| January 22, 2014, 8:35 pm
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Quoting Professor B.
Hmmm... that's a tough one. Let me see, let me see... my heart is telling me we must destroy... destroy... ah, too dim to read. :(

What city's invasion would make the most strategic sense?
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| January 22, 2014, 8:36 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
What city's invasion would make the most strategic sense?

Dang it Jim! I'm a doctor not a military strategist!
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| January 22, 2014, 8:59 pm
Hmmm, secrets, interesting, this is.
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| January 22, 2014, 9:08 pm
I should hopefully have enough points soon. If I don't get caught up in procrastination. You know how time-consuming that is.
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| January 22, 2014, 9:09 pm
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Quoting Night Reaper
I should hopefully have enough points soon. If I don't get caught up in procrastination. You know how time-consuming that is.

Right. Ah, the plot thickens...
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| January 22, 2014, 9:11 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Professor B.
Dang it Jim! I'm a doctor not a military strategist!

Reference, unbelievably, understood.
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| January 22, 2014, 9:12 pm
 Group admin 
So... How about Falmor?
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| January 22, 2014, 9:12 pm
Personally, I would like to strike a nerogue city/town. Only because they are prospering, and that is bad. Or we could do something unsuspected, and attack an outlaw city. That would confuse people.
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| January 22, 2014, 9:14 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
So... How about Falmor?

That would be a nice one to claim, since it's been featured in several of our MOCs.
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| January 22, 2014, 9:16 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
So... How about Falmor?

Also, this castle building thing. If I were to build one, would it need to be a whole castle? Or would about 1/2 of one count?
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| January 22, 2014, 9:17 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Night Reaper
Also, this castle building thing. If I were to build one, would it need to be a whole castle? Or would about 1/2 of one count?

You wouldn't have to build a whole castle. I certainly wouldn't be able to produce one of those. You could build one vignette if you wanted to, if it met the criteria - the idea is to have something that can stand up to a city raider.
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| January 22, 2014, 9:26 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
You wouldn't have to build a whole castle. I certainly wouldn't be able to produce one of those. You could build one vignette if you wanted to, if it met the criteria - the idea is to have something that can stand up to a city raider.

Ok, what I'm working on definitely stands up to this criteria. Grorm will be prepared!
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| January 22, 2014, 9:28 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Night Reaper
Ok, what I'm working on definitely stands up to this criteria. Grorm will be prepared!

You do know that you need 150 points to build a castle that will function defensively, right? That's quite a way away.
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| January 22, 2014, 9:29 pm
I should have 100 soon too. The Tourney builds being worth 3 should quicken up the process. ;)
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| January 22, 2014, 9:30 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
You do know that you need 150 points to build a castle that will function defensively, right? That's quite a way away.

Oh. That's ok though. It's a long term project, and it won't be finished until sometime in may-July.
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| January 22, 2014, 9:31 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Toa Infernum
I should have 100 soon too. The Tourney builds being worth 3 should quicken up the process. ;)

Good point. Maybe I should hurry up before Halhi or Brick get close - those are the only two Mythronians who could stand against us. As it stands now, we only have to defeat George to win the province.
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| January 22, 2014, 9:38 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Good point. Maybe I should hurry up before Halhi or Brick get close - those are the only two Mythronians who could stand against us. As it stands now, we only have to defeat George to win the province.

Send Infurnum after them.
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| January 23, 2014, 6:52 am
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
Send Infurnum after them.

I said that they could stand against us, not that they would defeat us.
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| January 23, 2014, 7:27 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I said that they could stand against us, not that they would defeat us.

They couldn't stand for long.
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| January 23, 2014, 3:02 pm
Quoting Adam Brunsting
They couldn't stand for long.

No indeed! Except I'm not really of much use. I'm kinda in my own story and don't do much of the challenges. Though, when my little story draws to an end (the story Owlsafa and I are doing together), I'll be able to help out more....well that was random!
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| January 23, 2014, 4:06 pm
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Quoting Professor B.
No indeed! Except I'm not really of much use. I'm kinda in my own story and don't do much of the challenges. Though, when my little story draws to an end (the story Owlsafa and I are doing together), I'll be able to help out more....well that was random!

By the way, are both of you working on the builds? If so, I owe Owlsafa a lot of back-up points.
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| January 23, 2014, 8:59 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
By the way, are both of you working on the builds? If so, I owe Owlsafa a lot of back-up points.

No, he's not. He's busy with college so I'm in charge of building. We decided it would be easier if he built in the a little bit of spring and then summer while I built the ones in fall, winter, and the rest of spring. He just can get a little busy.
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| January 23, 2014, 9:40 pm
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Quoting Professor B.
No, he's not. He's busy with college so I'm in charge of building. We decided it would be easier if he built in the a little bit of spring and then summer while I built the ones in fall, winter, and the rest of spring. He just can get a little busy.

I don't envy him... although they say that college years can be the best in one's life. He wasn't able to take his Lego with him, then? That's a pity.
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| January 23, 2014, 10:52 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I don't envy him... although they say that college years can be the best in one's life. He wasn't able to take his Lego with him, then? That's a pity.

No, he didn't. But thankfully, he's close to his house so he gets to come back every night I think. Thankfully, I still have 5 years before I have to go. 5 more years of building!
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| January 24, 2014, 9:55 am
I say we attack Elpis.
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| January 25, 2014, 11:26 am
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
I say we attack Elpis.

I don't know - we haven't been on great terms with the Outlaws, but they have a LOT of people. Plus, Jacob Pennington is kind of in the middle, and I don't want to disrupt the balance. We could probably - definitely - win the city, but at what cost? Mythron, on the other hand, is never going to be a friend. Falmor is their main jumping-off point to Rainos and our major landing point in Mythron. Night Reaper and I have ties to the territory and it would be nice to have it under Rainosian rule with a castle or two to stake it down. We also have a fair chance of taking it, especially if George is the only defender AND takes personal charge of the opening MOC-off.
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| January 25, 2014, 4:30 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I don't know - we haven't been on great terms with the Outlaws, but they have a LOT of people. Plus, Jacob Pennington is kind of in the middle, and I don't want to disrupt the balance. We could probably - definitely - win the city, but at what cost? Mythron, on the other hand, is never going to be a friend. Falmor is their main jumping-off point to Rainos and our major landing point in Mythron. Night Reaper and I have ties to the territory and it would be nice to have it under Rainosian rule with a castle or two to stake it down. We also have a fair chance of taking it, especially if George is the only defender AND takes personal charge of the opening MOC-off.
I will attack Elpis when I reach 100, and you can attack Falmor now.

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| January 25, 2014, 5:19 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Adam Brunsting
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I don't know - we haven't been on great terms with the Outlaws, but they have a LOT of people. Plus, Jacob Pennington is kind of in the middle, and I don't want to disrupt the balance. We could probably - definitely - win the city, but at what cost? Mythron, on the other hand, is never going to be a friend. Falmor is their main jumping-off point to Rainos and our major landing point in Mythron. Night Reaper and I have ties to the territory and it would be nice to have it under Rainosian rule with a castle or two to stake it down. We also have a fair chance of taking it, especially if George is the only defender AND takes personal charge of the opening MOC-off.
I will attack Elpis when I reach 100, and you can attack Falmor now.

It'll take a majority decision to launch any attack - and each campaign takes several months.
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| January 25, 2014, 5:23 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
It'll take a majority decision to launch any attack - and each campaign takes several months.

Oh. Then I guess we can attack Falmor
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| January 25, 2014, 5:27 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
Oh. Then I guess we can attack Falmor

Maybe we can do Elpis sometime, but attacking cities is complicated. They're going to be integrated into UCs, even.
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| January 25, 2014, 6:07 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Maybe we can do Elpis sometime, but attacking cities is complicated. They're going to be integrated into UCs, even.

Wow.
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| January 25, 2014, 6:15 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
Wow.

Just wait till March - we've been stewing for a UC all winter, and the next one is going to make up for it. A faction will fall...
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| January 25, 2014, 6:48 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Just wait till March - we've been stewing for a UC all winter, and the next one is going to make up for it. A faction will fall...

Nerogue?
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| January 25, 2014, 6:50 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Just wait till March - we've been stewing for a UC all winter, and the next one is going to make up for it. A faction will fall...

I've been wondering... Why am I an admin? I like it, I just wondered.
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| January 25, 2014, 6:52 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
Nerogue?

I've said enough already. You'll have to wait for March, along with the 112 members who aren't privy to staff-group secrets, I'm afraid. Feel free to speculate, though - maybe someone can work it out. (Starting rumors, Gilbert? - No, never... Why would I do that?)
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| January 25, 2014, 6:52 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
I've been wondering... Why am I an admin? I like it, I just wondered.

You volunteered for deputy faction leader, remember? At any rate, I trust you and you're the second most active Rainosian (maybe first, but I can't tell because I'm offline sometimes).
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| January 25, 2014, 6:53 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
You volunteered for deputy faction leader, remember? At any rate, I trust you and you're the second most active Rainosian (maybe first, but I can't tell because I'm offline sometimes).

Ah yes.
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| January 25, 2014, 6:55 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
You volunteered for deputy faction leader, remember? At any rate, I trust you and you're the second most active Rainosian (maybe first, but I can't tell because I'm offline sometimes).

Say, Is my most recent Spine Improved enough?
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| January 25, 2014, 6:59 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I don't know - we haven't been on great terms with the Outlaws, but they have a LOT of people. Plus, Jacob Pennington is kind of in the middle, and I don't want to disrupt the balance. We could probably - definitely - win the city, but at what cost? Mythron, on the other hand, is never going to be a friend. Falmor is their main jumping-off point to Rainos and our major landing point in Mythron. Night Reaper and I have ties to the territory and it would be nice to have it under Rainosian rule with a castle or two to stake it down. We also have a fair chance of taking it, especially if George is the only defender AND takes personal charge of the opening MOC-off.

How do you attack a city? It's more than posting a creation with your character attacking it right? I would think so. Boy! I need to learn more about this soon!
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| January 25, 2014, 7:14 pm
Quoting Professor B.
How do you attack a city? It's more than posting a creation with your character attacking it right? I would think so. Boy! I need to learn more about this soon!

First, you need 100 points. Then you do a MOC off.
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| January 25, 2014, 7:15 pm
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Quoting Professor B.
How do you attack a city? It's more than posting a creation with your character attacking it right? I would think so. Boy! I need to learn more about this soon!

To elaborate on Adam's answer, you need to complete every rank challenge up to the 100-point level, which gives you the ability to participate as an attacker or defender in city attacks. Once you have reached the appropriate rank, you need to broach the subject to your faction, which will evaluate your intended victim and, possibly, select another. From that point, you have to give the opposing faction and the admins two weeks' notice. At the end of two weeks, you choose a setting somewhere on the route to the city and participate in a one-on-one MOC-off against the defender or the defender's chosen champion. The monthly UC will also reflect the attack. If you win the first MOC-off, you and up to two faction mates with the appropriate rank have a month or two to build your actual siege/storm MOCs. The city's owner will do the same, with up to two faction-mates with the city-raider rank aiding in the defense. Each entry will be given a certain number of points and the team with the most points takes over the city. After that, your faction takes the city as its own and has to wait two months before attacking another city.
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| January 25, 2014, 7:23 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Once you have reached the appropriate rank, you need to broach the subject to your faction,

so I'll holler if the Mythronians want to start attacking.
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| January 25, 2014, 7:27 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
so I'll holler if the Mythronians want to start attacking.

Oh, I forgot to mention the best part - you can perfect siege and defense MOCs at any time and, as long as you don't add them to the LOM, you can call them forth at times of danger. I also forgot the second-best part - WINNING CITY ATTACKS GIVES TONS OF POINTS!
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| January 25, 2014, 7:30 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
To elaborate on Adam's answer, you need to complete every rank challenge up to the 100-point level, which gives you the ability to participate as an attacker or defender in city attacks. Once you have reached the appropriate rank, you need to broach the subject to your faction, which will evaluate your intended victim and, possibly, select another. From that point, you have to give the opposing faction and the admins two weeks' notice. At the end of two weeks, you choose a setting somewhere on the route to the city and participate in a one-on-one MOC-off against the defender or the defender's chosen champion. The monthly UC will also reflect the attack. If you win the first MOC-off, you and up to two faction mates with the appropriate rank have a month or two to build your actual siege/storm MOCs. The city's owner will do the same, with up to two faction-mates with the city-raider rank aiding in the defense. Each entry will be given a certain number of points and the team with the most points takes over the city. After that, your faction takes the city as its own and has to wait two months before attacking another city.



Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Oh, I forgot to mention the best part - you can perfect siege and defense MOCs at any time and, as long as you don't add them to the LOM, you can call them forth at times of danger. I also forgot the second-best part - WINNING CITY ATTACKS GIVES TONS OF POINTS!



Well, that's a bundle of information! A lot to think about! Someday my character will do something Glorious! As soon as my character finishes his story with Owlsafa's, I'll get some ranks! Hopefully....
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| January 25, 2014, 7:40 pm
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Quoting Professor B.


Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Oh, I forgot to mention the best part - you can perfect siege and defense MOCs at any time and, as long as you don't add them to the LOM, you can call them forth at times of danger. I also forgot the second-best part - WINNING CITY ATTACKS GIVES TONS OF POINTS!



Well, that's a bundle of information! A lot to think about! Someday my character will do something Glorious! As soon as my character finishes his story with Owlsafa's, I'll get some ranks! Hopefully....

Maybe you could sneak your ranks into your story. All you have to do for the first one is pass through a small town and fight someone - not hard.
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| January 25, 2014, 7:49 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Maybe you could sneak your ranks into your story. All you have to do for the first one is pass through a small town and fight someone - not hard.


Great idea! Cause I'm gonna be in Elpis in my next episode. I'll have to try it! Except, do I have enough points to do it? What rank is it?
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| January 25, 2014, 8:27 pm
I'm going to devote my free time to LEGO so by mid-year I shall be capable of city attacks.
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| January 26, 2014, 3:04 am
All right, I found this:
<<<< quoting Halhi 141 Only fortify Falmor, attack only Ofdor and any other Enalican city for the attack and fortify.


We must help our fellow Enalicans!
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| February 6, 2014, 6:52 am
Quoting Adam Brunsting
All right, I found this:
<<<< quoting Halhi 141 Only fortify Falmor, attack only Ofdor and any other Enalican city for the attack and fortify.


We must help our fellow Enalicans!

I saw that same thing, and came here to tell you guys this:

ATTACK MYTHRON!
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| February 6, 2014, 1:15 pm
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