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Welcome to a brand new year and the very first edition of our monthly Community Spotlight!
Here we will showcase your projects, servers, and anything else Conquest related with the community. You can submit projects for future publications by filling out our short submission form below.
Without further ado let's get started on this month's list!
Medvedsky Hrad by Patrixcraft, Vitautas, and Redranger
Medvedsky Hrad is a fictional castle located in a hilly region on the periphery of The Great Zubrowian Duchy which was built by a christian knight order in purpose of converting local tribe population into Christianity. Although the order had grown rapidly, Medvedsky Hrad would stay the most important castle of the brotherhood hundreds of years after its founding. The name given to the castle came from the legend about order's founder, Saint Tomislav. The legend says that when St. Tomislav and his followers arrived at the pagan realm, they were attacked by locals at night. When St. Tomislav thought the battle was over for him, a bear appeared out of nowhere, attacking only the pagans. After the battle, the bear disappeared in the woods. Since then, the order would be known as The Bears,
and the castle they would build was called Medvedsky Hrad, which in Czech translates as 'Bear's Fortress'. The sheer cliff under which the battle happened would become a large spot of pilgrimage. After his death Tomislav was beatified and became a saint. Icons depicting Tomislav would have a bear near his legs. The Coat of Arms of the Order would include a bear on a yellow strip on a red field. (Based on Bern coat of arms)
The Order itself is inspired by Teutonic order and you can find many parallels with it, the most obvious one is coming to pagan lands in order to convert it to christian faith. Although all the names are made up, we still decided to stick with Christian faith as it allows us to make some neat historical details. Architecturally wise, the castle is based on Late Medieval polish and Czech castles (circa 1300-1400), and interiors are inspired by the Malbork castle that belonged to the mentioned Teutonic Order.
The Faith would play a major role in the life of the castle inhabitants. Knight brothers were celibate and would regularly attend the chapel throughout the day and before having their meals. Knights would live in common, sleep in large rooms and all eat in the refectory. The authority of the order would've been split between Grand Master, who was elected by the brotherhood; Marshal, who would lead the Order into battle under the command of Grand master; Grand Chamberlain, who would supply the knights with food, clothing; Accouterments would manage servants; Treasurer, who would receive and pay all the money that goes through the hands of the Order; Grand Hospitalier, who would manage hospitals belonged to the order.
You can visit this build on the Darwin Reforged server using the '/warp slav' command.
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Scholar's Citadel by Talmiior
This is the Scholar's Citadel. I started work on it around 2-3 years ago (can't remember exactly when). I did the majority of the base structure initially in survival vanilla Minecraft before converting the world to Conquest Reforged Minecraft version 1.10, where I continued to work on it. Earlier this year, the Scholar's Citadel was imported into another world with Conquest Reforged Minecraft 1.12.2. Here I completed it.
Lore: A Physicist/Engineer from a world from the distant past came out of cryo freeze thousands of years in the future to find himself in a world completely different from his own. Gone were the technological wonders of his age, as was also the majority of the fallout from the war he escaped from. He was known as post-human and was able to live beyond his years. Knowing the sky was the limit, he began the construction of a citadel he hoped to share with the locals he met throughout his exploration of this new world. They spoke none, but seemed to communicate in hops and a rather nasal sounding "hrmm" intonation, which relied on variations of volume and pitch. The citadel he constructed would help teach them of his world long gone, as well as skills from basic farming, to advancements from his world, like chemistry and flight with an elytra. He printed massive amounts of books and filled the entire library from the computer in his cryo chamber. He decided he would dedicate himself completely to this task. Oddly there were still remnants of his world. The dumb AI's that began the war were still fully present, and aggressive. He took this into account when constructing the citadel. And so it stands today, centuries since he built it, still in use by people from all over.
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Various Chisel and Bits Buildings by MagicClippy
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Faerun Heroes MMO by Team Scionica
We are a passion project bringing the world of 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons to Minecraft as a fully-featured MMORPG. We currently have 2 servers, and a 3rd one purchased. Playerscraft a custom character model from over 20 races, and hundreds of additional parts, with many more to collect as you play through the game. We've been in development for about 2 years, and are wrapping up our new combat engine we dubbed "Era2". Era2 brings with it a more dark-souls style slow, meaningful combat experience, something never before seen in Minecraft. With new combat, quests and instanced dungeons on the horizon, we aim to be the definitive Minecraft MMO, and finally dethrone Wynncraft. Thanks to Conquest/CR we are really able to bring the visuals up to the next tier.
For more information you can check out the Faerun Heroes Discord here.
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