POP-QUEST! THE ORCS HAVE DESTROYED HAILSTONE! Merely days before building was complete, an unknown clan of mountain orcs laid siege to the construction site of Hailstone, recently relocated to the Valley of the Virtues mountain ranges, and they have taken control of our castle! Our sources speculate that these orcs were on their way to see Gruumsh about allying the cave clans with the mountain clans to get rid of us Knights in this Valley and on this Mountain... They've left Hailstone in ruins after running their war-party through it, pitting the guards against their brute lords and dragon whelpings for entertainment and torturing the workers before tossing their corpses over the mountainside... OUR QUEST: BUSINESS FIRST The orcs then moved into the Cave where we are to follow them, as we have them right where we want them; trapped in the belly of the beast. This will be a seek and destroy quest, to eradicate the orcish hordes in the caves and locate our main objective, Gruumsh, and eliminate him to break the possible alliance between the cave orc and mountain orc clans. We have 3 weeks to complete this objective, and once the orcs have been dealt with we'll get back to building Hailstone. Quest Outline: Phase 1 (3 Weeks to Complete) 1. -Eradicate the orcs in the cave by collecting 250 masks from the caves (put masks in orange donation chest on steps of HQ) Spoiler: Click to See Where to Drop Masks Off 2. -Successfully kill Gruumsh with 5+ knights together and post screenshots (or send pics to Sir.#1409 on disco) WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?!? Ahhh! Hailstone is in ruins! Why!? Well, since we moved the castle and started polling votes on a final design, we noticed a strong voice of desire to contribute in the final design of Hailstone (30x30 gifted to us from staff) by many of our members. We decided to give EVERY knight who has EXPERIENCE or ADVANCED design skills to submit ONE 30x30 plot design for the NEW Hailstone Castle. We will be using Test Center to obtain 30x30 plots to design. Details on how to submit a design below. HOW TO SUBMIT A CASTLE DESIGN (KNIGHTS ONLY)! 1. Before going any further, be sure that you would be considered above average (no borg cubes!) to some degree with custom house designing, please, as we are looking for a high level of attention to detail and functionally aesthetic designs. 2. See the #hailstone-designs channel and ask around in our disco to get in touch with someone for a plot on Test Center to use for your build. 3. Once you have a design you are happy with, take 4 screenshots, each with your character at a different corner of the house from the OUTSIDE (pics will be judged on outer presentation only and pics must be of the outer design from all 4 corners of the plot). 4. Send your 4 screenshots to Sir.#1409 on disco or in a PM to me here on the forums. 5. You MUST use the following wall types in order to submit a design - NO OTHER WALL TYPES WILL BE ACCEPTED: (you may use other wall types and misc items in small aesthetic manners, but not as the main style of the build) Things to keep in mind/try to include: joust drag, melee arena, armory, rp areas, crafting area, storage, etc In three weeks, IF we have collected 250 masks and screenshot records of killing Gruumsh with 5+ knights together, we will begin Phase 2 of this Quest line and begin moving forward with a new Hailstone design voted by YOU! See some examples below of previous Hailstone builds, concepts and inspirations: Massive Castle Fortress Style Castle Courtyard/Square Style Monastery Barracks Style RP Village References (Kraggen-Cor; Baja) Stronghold Keep Style Building Technique References STAY POSTED FOR UPDATES ON THIS QUEST! Contact Sir.#1409 on disco or PM me here with questions, concerns, etc! Huzzah!