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An Orcish Stronghold & Keep/Arena

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by vwrmic, May 11, 2010.

  1. vwrmic

    vwrmic Journeyman
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    Hey everyone, well I thought it was about time I contributed something to this part of the forum. I have seen Petra has posted a few times my old Orc Arena, unfortunately she never posted the full stronghold, or the actual fort, so I thought I would post it in all its glory.

    These are from around two years back on Europa, they are unfortunately now gone, however, upon returning recently I have started to rebuild the main fort (not the arena or the mine) similar to the one posted below but with more decoration and a slightly tweaked design. Something I will post once completed. (In the two years I have been gone, there has been a lot of deco added, something we lacked back then unfortunately).

    Anyway, ill break it down:

    Here is the Orc Arena:
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    Here is the Orc Mine with added Docks (Note the mine entrance goes into an underground layer, something I intended to fill the walls with rocks, which I never managed to get enough of):
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    Here is the Orc Fort (Main base of operations):
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    The Mine/Dock shot was before I managed to buy the plot next door for the arena, here is the finished shot of all three together, unfortunately I don't have one of the outside.:
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    Back when the guild was running strong, we used to have a regular visitor in the form of the "Sky Gud!" It was GM Tyveela, which I don't believe is on the team anymore which is a shame. In honor of his presence he had his own throne built. He also wore an Orc mask for added effect and whenever he appeared he wouldn't just appear/disappear he would come down from the sky and then rise back up after we paid him a tribute (in the form of gold and numerous shiny things).

    Here's GM Tyveela on the throne:
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    Here he is again visiting us while we were exploring the Hedge Maze:
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    Before I even considered building an Orc Stronghold I had a private residence. I have always liked Keeps but never the in-game Keep due to its limitations and the fact you can't make something truly unique without a customisable house. Unfortunately this is the first one I did, it had numerous improvements once I moved it near the Orc Fort, something I do not have pictures of.

    Baron's Keep Outside:
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    Baron's Keep First Floor:
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    Baron's Keep Second Floor:
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    Baron's Keep Third Floor:
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    Here is the Arena I built for the Vesper [-V-] guild on Europa, we used to use it for many events. The top was the main fighting part, the bottom was a bagball arena, and used for vodka/poison stool races.

    Vesper Arena Outside:
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    Vesper Arena Inside:
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    Hope you enjoyed the pictures everyone! I shall be posting back once my new Orc Fort is complete. :thumbup1:

    Thanks to Petra for originally finding and posting one of my buildings back in the day, I only recently found them when searching Stratics for other Orc houses and it was her posts that motivated me to post all the above.
     
  2. AtlanticVlad

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    I love the steps leading into the arena, I'm not sure why but it just makes me happy haha.
     
  3. hawkeye_pike

    hawkeye_pike Babbling Loonie
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    Those buildings are fantastic! It makes me sad to see that the communities nowadays are not active enough anymore to maintain such buildings or fill them with life.
     
  4. Bazer

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    the orcish fort is just so awesome, would amost be tempted to sell my castles to do something like them