Opener image: The monks return from an (en)chanting trip.
One monk stayed at home and kept the torches lit.
Another takes time to smell the lovely, but ever-present white flower.
Growing herbs was very important. This guys is growing them outside the fence so the sheep can't get them.
"...heere sheepy! heere!" One monk is sharpening his little knife to cut wool from the sheep so that they can make more robes.
Other monks are discussing philosophical matters perhaps?
One monk has fallen, but his friend is being very nice and helps him up.
BUT terrible danger looms! Vikings are on their way!
At least the two monks who had hidden outside the building get away, and live to tell the tale about the terrible Vikings and their silly helmets.
I wanted to build a non-castle building which could be contemporary to the Vikings. Those who have seen my earlier creations know that I like more "plain" buildings, as these correspond with an earlier time. The Vikings did their first raids in the late 700s, and they raided mostly defenseless monasteries in using a quite ruthless hit-and-run and kill-em-all strategy. Their fast and sturdy longships enabled them to hit places very far away. By this time most seaside buildings did not have any significant defenses at all (which can be seen in the MOC, the only barrier they have is a small grid to keep the sheep inside), but this quickly changed when the terrible norsemen started making visists!
The monastery in this MOC is supposed to be made ca 500s or 600s, with slate stone roofs and is very loosely based on these monastery ruins
LEGO men and blood. Always an essencial part of a complete breakfast. It was preety darn funny, although you should look at our comics to see how much blood and gore should REALLY be in these things. Nice monastery by the way, too. I love your creations, 5/5. ~Matt