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LOM UC: A Shining Ribbon
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Technical difficulties - I'll add the text when the photos show up. Edit 1 - The main picture is now up. Its four pitiful fellows will soon join it!
About this creation
"Veni, vici, refeci" -
"I came, I conquered, I rebuilt." Lousy ancient proverb made up on the spot.

The soldiers of Rainos rolled into the island and took it in a lightning operation and, in a fluid continuation, swapped their swords for shovels and plumb bobs and began to improve on the existing defenses. A wooden palisade placed around the town by the Masked and his colonists was demolished, and the Enalican watchposts were torn down as the reconquering forces scrounged all the building material they could find. Coastal entrenchments were made against Enalican counterattacks, only to be demolished again as permanent defenses stretched around the port town. Wagon upon wagon climbed from the quarries in the tunnel system the Rainosians had emerged from as their masons expanded the facilities in the underground fortress and cut blocks for the new wall at the same time. With labor bought with the loot taken when the island was captured, the town of Exileseat soon sprouted a modern new wall, a brilliant white ribbon that gleamed in the eyes of the disgruntled Enalican observers out at sea...

New defenses for Rainos' new old island

As you can see, this is one section of the wall I just finished hyping up: roughly twenty feet tall, heavilly reinforced from the rear by merit of having been built into a hillside, cut from smooth stone blocks and whitewashed for good measure. The ramparts project just slightly outwards and are thick enough to stop virtually any Enalican projectile, and the wall has a batter that stretches all along its base for additional stability. The decorative lion heads are just showing off (partly to show that the Rainosians were prepared to squander resources on carvings, and partly because many of those heads were looted from former Enalican government buildings). Did I mention the whitewash? There's nothing like a brilliant coat of paint when you want to rub a bit of salt in the wounds of the nation you just set back by one strategic island.

The people you see on the wall are, from left to right, Elon the Nearsighted, made a sergeant in the Bull army for her years of experience and skill with the mace, and Sven Soft-Hair, who ranks as a lieutenant by now because he's just that good at leading platoons. After just finishing the work of smoothing out the wall-top, the two of them are enjoying a breather in the sea breeze... and a freshly-minted corporal seems to be telling them off for being out of uniform and putting their tools down. Or maybe they were making fun of her for dressing up in the full uniform in tropical Santuario in mid-summer. It's hard to tell when I'm too time-crunched to write a decent story.

New defenses for Rainos' new old island

New defenses for Rainos' new old island

New defenses for Rainos' new old island

New defenses for Rainos' new old island

Overview:
I figured out what I wanted to do for this UC two days ago, when I saw someone's white castle on "Across MOCpages". Yesterday, I finished the white parts of the wall before bed, planning to add the landscaping in front and build a row of houses on top when I resumed. Instead, I was woken up early this morning at about 10:30 to go see Jurassic World with my brothers, and spent the entire day away from my bricks. When I got home, I resumed work, thankful that I had one more day, and then discovered that June is one of those annoying months with only thirty days. The rest of the build you see here rushed by, and, as you can see, I didn't get to put any buildings behind the wall. Also, somebody took away my posterboard while I was gone and I left my good lamps in storage back at college, so I spent most of my last few minutes looking for a place to take pictures with increasing irritation. Anyway, that's my tragic story. Incomplete build, filler write-up... still, it's better than my output has been the past few months. I may touch up this build, adding those extra details that I mentioned and polishing the rest, or I might scrap it right now to continue the large project I've been "working" on all year, but I rant on. You may leave now - I'm done. Farewell.



Comments

  August 8, 2015
My MOC may have been rushed, but at least I can still throw out 1 exceptional MOC, 2 great MOCs, 2 decent MOCs, and 1 rushed MOC within the span of a month :P
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  July 5, 2015
That wall is very cool! Great job!!
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  July 3, 2015
Excellent wall-it somehow gives the impression of seeming more complicated than it is...looks great!
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  July 2, 2015
That wall is formidable both in the English and French senses! Great work. Here's the semi-rhyme for future reference :P : 30 days hath september, april, JUNE and November; all the rest have 31 except for february which has 28 but 29 on a leap year.....
Gilbert Despathens
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Andrew Alexander
  July 1, 2015
Really nice build! I like the design you used on the wall! Great job!
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  July 1, 2015
I think I beat you for rushed. I had absolutely no idea for what i was going to do until the day before the deadline, and didn't start the build until the day itself. Either way, good job! Not your best, but still, you did good. Can't wait to see what you do next! Keep it up!
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  July 1, 2015
Quoting Joseph Olson Rushed as usual, but still quite interesting! Love that wall, and the lions are a nice attachment. Looking forward to more story eventually... :)
You may have more story when I finish this build and post the additions as a freebuilld. Deal?
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  July 1, 2015
Quoting Halhi 141 Oh, whoops, that makes more sense then. I just had to do that after your comment a while back comparing your speed-build skills to Kai's :P
If you want to do some speed MOC-offs at some point (once we make those into an official part of the LOM that is), let me know. I think that would be a really interesting show-down (and a brilliant way to farm points while still putting forth a lot of effort, and meet some of the new rank requirements...).
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  July 1, 2015
Very cool build, I like your take on the battlements! Good call making it white as well, it goes well with the desert landscape and tan ornaments.
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  July 1, 2015
Rushed as usual, but still quite interesting! Love that wall, and the lions are a nice attachment. Looking forward to more story eventually... :)
  July 1, 2015
Oh, whoops, that makes more sense then. I just had to do that after your comment a while back comparing your speed-build skills to Kai's :P
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  July 1, 2015
Well, this is an interesting build. :P And I need to get me some of those lion thingies. :P
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  July 1, 2015
Nice wall! The side looks a bit strange, but the front is very good.
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  July 1, 2015
Very nice! I wish this build had your always-awesome story, but it's definitely a good build. Keep it up!
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  July 1, 2015
Quoting Halhi 141 Ooh, the ground texturing here is much better than your usual. The wall is a bit plain, but I suppose that's because it's rushed, right? (although yet again I beat you in rushing - half of my landscape was built in one day!)
Hey, shush, I built this in about two or three hours altogether. No gloating.
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  July 1, 2015
Looks good, I'm not really a fan of the ground texturing, feels kinda unnatural, but the wall is excellent! ~Zach
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  July 1, 2015
Ooh, the ground texturing here is much better than your usual. The wall is a bit plain, but I suppose that's because it's rushed, right? (although yet again I beat you in rushing - half of my landscape was built in one day!)
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  July 1, 2015
u Are best bulder EVaR!!!!!1!!11!!!!!1!
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  June 30, 2015
Amazing build! The mosaic spelling the words (No picture) is so realistic that I didn't even realize it was Lego! Great work!!
 
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