zaterdag 28 maart 2015

Shadow Play

Time to come out of a short Lego hiatus as I was doing a gazillion other things that needed to be done, and start MOC`cing again.

Over on Eurobricks in our Guilds of Historica book 2, we are now in the Civil War section for Kaliphim, the desert lands in the south.  And they tackled it in a nifty and cool way, by using a sort of interactive map like in the days of Warhammer global campaigns and such.

Except of course that instead of fighting battles, you create Lego builds.  It`s a logical system, just a bit hard to explain in short...

So it is time for me to jump on the bandwagon, and send in my first build for supporting the side I choose, the Desert King.   This is basically a pharaoh that tries to regain power, so we have access to mummies and mummies are cool, period.  The other factions are the High Council, which is basically the current ruling caste, and their challengers, the Ulandus.

My entry is for WarZone 7, the second battle of Queenscross, in which the Desert King and the High Council face off.  I went for one of the smaller tombs that will be lining the outside of the city walls, and which might lead under the defenses.  Who knows exactly what is down there, as some of them are ages old...

"Are you sure we have to be here? I mean, this is the umpteenth tomb we are checking, and almost every day now.  Surely, none of them will be leading under the wall by now, or we would have seen the enemy emerge by now." Riborko wailed.

The city guards had been saddled up with this boring and menial task.  Day in day out, night in night out, they had to check the small tombs littering the plains around the city.  The tactical commanders feared that some of them might still hold hidden passages, that could either lead into the city, or bring the enemy right before the gates without them ever having seen them coming, nor having time to respond...

And then their was that tale a traveller brought them, that the yellow skins of the Eternal Flame shrine might have allied themselves with the Desert King* in an effort to sack the city for unbeknownst reasons.

"Seriously Burtock, you can have a serious fit.  It is our job to do this patrol, and yes I know we won`t see any...thing... ALERT THE WATCH!"

That alcove had been closed during the previous round of checks.  Now, a foul odor emerged, as ranks of mummies started chuffling out.  The guardsmen prepared themselves, their torches should hold back the mummies in their dry rags, and they could make a slow retreat to alert the city watch and raise the alarm before the enemy was all over them.

The last thing they saw, was a flicker of movement near the ceiling...

So that is my first build for this challenge, as well as my like first one ever with a removable roof to have a better look inside, I hope you like it!

* This is a reference to the chinese shrine I build somewhere last year.

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