A compilation of my three entries to Challenge II on GoH.
About this creation
My Lord Simon,
I write to inform you that our efforts are going smoothly! Our efforts have been met with much success, and we have managed to build dozens of fortifications throughout Avalonia. Our armies will now have many spots to fall back to if we are overwhelmed.
The owners of the lands we are building on have been extremely cooperative and helpful. They are willing to give up parts of their land, glad for the protection of our troops.
I am now leaving a house where we have built a palisade wall. The inhabitants of the house, a man, elf, and their son, have been very gracious to us. They provided food, help, and entertainment in the form of elvish singing to my men, and wished us the best of luck. I recommend we reward their good spirits after the drow are defeated.
My lord Simon,
After our fortification efforts I decided to see what information I could gather about the leaders of the enemy force. One of my men spotted a drow scout, and I followed him. Soon I found a few of the enemy at a small camp in the ruins of a tower. There were three drow, one of which wore a mask, a Hand warrior, and a raven. They seemed to be arguing about their leadership. The Hand soldier didn't think a drow should be leading them. I overheard them talking about their leader being back at "the Keep". I will investigate.
I do not have time for explanation, but I need to meet you presently. Come armed for battle, and meet me at Kingridge catle at sunrise!
The sun rose drearily, seeming to be as weary as the land of Avalonia. The drow assault and the rumors of a plague have taken a toll on the grassy guild, as well as her once proud lords, now worn far and thin as they try to protect their homeland. Now the first light of that darkened sun hit the walls of Kingridge castle, and Sir Jamus the brave strode into the gate at a quick pace.
As he wandered the keep he was pulled aside by a hooded warrior.
Jamus: Simon, is that you, milord?
The man replied, alarmed.
Simon: Tis I, but we must not let the others know I'm here! I have come in secret, and must be back to the front lines soon!
Jamus: Yes, milord. Why have you summoned me?
Simon: I need you to lead a strike against the Drow leaders, a task I wished to do myself, but with so many lords trying to suppress the plague I do not have enough warriors. Here, you will need this!
Jamus stared in wonder as Simon handed him an elaborate dagger, clearly of elvish make.
Simon: This will help you defeat the Drow commander, keep it with you always! Good luck my friend!
With that the Avalonia lord turned and walked away, leaving Jamus alone.
Jamus: A dagger against a horde of drow, wonderful.
Then Jamus noticed a note inscribed on the blade.
Jamus: Aha! A map...
He then sheathed the dagger and walked off, a look of determination on his face...
Two days later...
Hand Soldier: I hate being stationed here! We never get to see any action!
Drow: You fool, we protect this tunnel entrance! We cannot let anyone past us!
Hand Soldier: Ha, ha, like any of those weak Avalonians would think of coming here! They're all so wrapped up in protecting their precious crops! They're weak and stupid, and you're a mindless soldier, my drow friend!
Drow: And you're a- wait? Did you hear that?
Hand Soldier: Hear what? There's nothing but plants and animals for miles around-
He was cut off by a battle cry as a group of knights jumped from their hiding places, and charged the tunnel entrance!
Drow: Quickly, draw your weapons! Alert the others!
They had no chance to alert anyone, the Avalonians had then surrounded in seconds. Most of the defenders didn't even have weapons with them...
Jamus: Quickly, take the doors! This tunnel will lead us right to the cobra's head!
To be continued...
Category B (32x32)
Category A (16x16)
Yes, I know this is simple. It's for the story category (category C)
Rockwork for the last build. It's the second build for my category C entry.
The Dwarven gate.
This last build is the main reason I posted this. I erh, smashed it before I adapted it to LoM, so I felt like I needed to post it here.