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Finished Mt. Gram

Discussion in 'Jobs and Projects' started by Thijs1801, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Thijs1801

    Thijs1801 Designer
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    Mt. Gram

    How long have you been on the server?: Almost a year
    What is your current rank?: Artist
    Who have you contacted to help you out with this project?: Thomasd12, Nic1337, _Luk
    Have you been part in any projects before? If yes elaborate what you did: I was reserve Leader at Tarnost.
    Is the project on the list of available projects? yes
    In what amount of time do you think this project will get done (rough guess)? 2 months


    Project Leader: _Thijs1801
    Reserve leader: Nic1337
    Designer: _Luk, Mandos

    Background lore:
    The mountain was long inhabited by a group of Orcs led by their chief (until the year 2747 of the Third age),Golfimbul. They terrorized some of the inhabitants of eastern Eriador which included the Shire.

    In TA 2747, the growing troops of Goblins from Mount Gram attacked the Shire and so caused the Battle of the Greenfields. Those orcs fell in battle against Bandobras Took and their leader Golfimbul was killed by him.


    Short introduction:
    Its a mountain leaning against the realm of angmar with an orc fortress inside and looks like goblin town, but smaller.

    The Plan:

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    Concept art

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    something like that, but with small ruins of old strongholds
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    VUnUTHn.png A concept for houses with walkways

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    a bridge concept

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    a secret entrance concept

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    concept for main gate
    Stage 1:Terrain, Complete
    -Voxel the mountain (Complete)
    -Voxel the terrain around (Complete)

    Stage 2: Goblin Tribe, Complete
    -Plan the platforms for the goblin huts (Complete)
    -Make the Goblin huts (Complete)
    -Finish up caverns with details (Complete)

    Stage 3: (early stages) Uruk Ruins/ Uruk camps, Complete
    -Build the first cavern with houses and bridges (Complete)
    -Ruin the houses and bridges, and build supports and camps (Complete)
    -Finish up cavern with details (Complete)

    Stage 4: (middle stages) Uruk Ruins/Uruk camps, Complete
    -Plan Chieftain's Fortress and Warg Pen (Complete)
    -Build Chieftain's Fortress (Complete)
    -Build Warg Pen (Complete)


    Stage 5: (Final Stages) Uruk Ruins/Uruk camps, Complete
    - Plan military district (Barracks, Prison, Command center, etc...) (Complete)
    - Build the stuff (Complete)
    - Finish off caverns with details (Complete)


    Possible Adventurer jobs that can be run:
    -Roads
    -hangbridges
     

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    #1 Thijs1801, Apr 15, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2015
  2. Toey_

    Toey_ Yellow flower puncher

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    Can i helpppp????
     
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  3. Thijs1801

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    Update: New Plan
     
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    Make sure you get rid of the default tree's. Overall i like the layout and the concept art you guys are gonna be working with. Approved!
     
  5. DSESGH

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    I would assume, after the Battle of Greenfields, the number of inhabitants decreased significantly. You could have some abandoned houses or areas of the city, for some variety.
     
  6. Bombur8

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    Well, Orcs have an incredible population growth; they managed to repopulate the Mount Gundabad and the Moria when Azanulbizar happens 50 years after the Greenfields. So why not the Mount Gram? It's also in the Misties after all.
     
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  7. Portalrules333

    Portalrules333 Yellow flower puncher

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    Wouldn't there have been a few more attacks on the Shire if the orc population had fully recovered by the time of the War of the Ring?
     
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  8. Finrod_Amandil

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    We do not know what the motivation of Golfimbul was that he attacked the Shire, but after it many things may have happened, maybe the orcs thought hobbits would be less dangerous, and from there on the Mt. Gram orcs thought all Hobbits are so strong as Bandobras Took and then rather headed towards other regions. I think if there would have been more notable organised orc attacks, Tolkien would have wrote about it.
     
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  9. Finrod_Amandil

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    Maybe not even that significantly, not too many orcs were killed it seems, they just fled after Golfimbul was beheaded.
     
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  10. Bombur8

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    And there are also the Rangers ;) .
     
  11. Portalrules333

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    Well, in that case maybe some primitive paths leading eastwards could be made, as that would be the direction that the Gram orcs would attack in.
     
  12. thomasd18

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    On the map we plan to have 2 roads, one coming in North from Angmar and the other will head eastwards into Eriador for a few miles, however we don't want it going to far out so that rangers can easily find and follow the paths leading to Mt Gram.
     
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  13. Bombur8

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    I don't think the Rangers have the strenght to take a fortress anyway ;) .
     
  14. Finrod_Amandil

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    After Arnor split itself into Arthedain, Cardolan and Rhudaur, the latter one was quite quickly conquered by Angamarien forces, and (according to very authentic MERP interpretation) most cities in Northern Rhudaur controlled by Angmar for some decades. So a road may well be possible (However, same note as on the Ranger Camps application, don't work in Rhudaur, there may be some MERP locations ;-)
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  15. thomasd18

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    I don't think we will be building the road any further than the mountain valleys exit so no need to worry about it getting in the way of Rhudaur
     
  16. Thijs1801

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    updated; reson for me going to step 2 so soon is cuz voxeling will take a while and then the entreance is done so they have a visual. Here is the finished gate!
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  17. thomasd18

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    Now to ruin it.............. :(
     
  18. Portalrules333

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    It's off to work you go......
     
  19. Bombur8

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    Why?
     
  20. Thijs1801

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    Its not rly ruining but withering, making it a lil ruined by weather