Had A Little Time For Once…

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Greetings Everyone!!

I am back to give a little update on my project and some thoughts. First before we get an update on the project I want to talk about some thoughts and ideas for the overall project. Previously I’ve been calling the island I am building on Portumus. As much as the name makes sence, I don’t think it goes with the world. I want the island to be a major trading port in a very large sea. It is going to be very rich both monetary and with culture.

I’ve been throwing around some names and its hard to come up with something. I think I will be putting a poll on my twitter for the best island name, but the name will be changing I think.

Some other things I’ve been thinking about is the lore itself. I want to start writing the story around Aeligord and give the world life. I will be writing all of the lore on my site. I probably wont have too much art with it or anything but we will see what I can come up with…

 

Now on to the project!!

So first off i would like to thank @Dukonred1 for a lot of the inspiration for this build so far. He mentioned I should add foliage to the front of the castle and that’s what I did. I am still working on the planning stages for the rest of the castle and doing some more revising. (it’s taking some time)

The bottom image is also an inspired build from dukon. It is a small cave that leads into a manmade chamber for a dark sorcerer. This is a place someone can learn and practice dark magic without people knowing. It is directly underneath the first gate to the castle and is very well hidden.

I really wanted to and tried to create a replay of all the work i did on the castle today and yesterday. It was around 3 hours worth of building but when I went to create the replay and render it, it crashed every time. I am still working on this mod and trying to figure it out. I am going to try to set up a set time every week to stream as well. Either stream Minecraft or other games I enjoy playing.

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Well that’s all I have time for today!!

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Life and Castle Updates!!

Greetings Ladies and Gentleman,

Once again it has been longer than I expected since I last blogged. Life right now does not allow much time to get on and build or blog, and its only going to get worse. I’m going to try and work on at least the site and blog a little bit more than I have been, but with having one child and another on its way, It doesn’t leave much for time left over…

 

Lets get to the actual building…

I have started to plan out more of the castle…

A lot more of the castle has been completed. I started a list of what I want in the castle to make sure I’ve made room for everything. I will add the list below. In the picture to the right I have started to plan out some of the buildings already.

The light blue on the right hand side is going to be the Blacksmiths shop where he can fix and make whatever is needed for the castle or lord. It will have a smelter and a forge on the inside. There are three large doors so that wagons can be pulled in or be made inside.

The building with orange on them are going to be the Barracks as well as the home of the guard commander. The incomplete part of this will be more of a bunk house for the soldiers to live in. It will also have a mess hall to eat, and everything else they need. I haven’t figured out how many soldiers this castle will fit as of right now.

The only other parts of the castle I have started to plan are the darker blue buildings on the left side. The building furthest to the left is going to be the great hall and throne room. I wanted to go with a bit of a different design with working with twos. (I know its like the unspoken rule not to) I want to be able to put 2×2 pillars in the middle of it. It may need to be a bit larger but this was just the beginning. The other building will be the grand Citadel. I haven’t figured everything out about the main religion of the island but this is going to be the place for those gods.

Other buildings will include but is subject to change:

  • Kitchen/Pantry/Larders
  • Rookery
  • Stable
  • Carpenter
  • Bed Chambers
  • Bathhouse/Lavatories
  • Library (Laboratory/Surgery room/dungeon)

This is as far as I got in the last few weeks since I last blogged. I’m hoping to blog more in the coming days or maybe work on the site a bit more. I need to start working on the lore as well as places of interest and details. But that’s all for now, Until next time!

 

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Its Been a Long Time..

Greetings Everyone,

Its been around two months give or take since my last blog post. Life has been very busy for my family and I. Work has consumed a lot of my time and what is left is consumed by the family. My wife and I have recently found out that we will be having another little pirate joining our crew so being busy is only the beginning. There is a lot of big things in store for the future.

As for Portumus…

I haven’t had much time to build or to plan anything out yet.. I did however start the main castle/palace on the island. The castle is going to be a fantasy French style with some small steam punk additions. I only have the main gate figured out for the most part and even then its a work in progress. Here is what the Gatehouse looks like right now:

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I would really like to get back into blogging, writing, and creating the world I had imagined from the beginning of this project. I will hopefully be setting up a day or two for a weekly stream and be able to get back into Portumus. There are still a few things to figure out but I think we will come out on top in the end!

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Im Still Here…

Greetings Everyone!!

Its been a while since my last post. I have been busy with family and then traveling for work. Iv had some time to think about things and where they are going with Portumus as well as the blog and other social media.

The first thing I want to talk about is my streaming on twitch. I haven’t been able to stream much (due to not having time) but my wonderful son and wife got me a new toy! It’s a Stream Deck and its amazing! Check it out!  The Stream Deck will let me do things at the touch of a button. Its integrated into OBS with an add-on as well as social medias. I havent fully set it up but have been messing around with it a bit. Its worth checking out and I would recommend it to anyone who streams.

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The blog itself and all of my social medias connected to it have been difficult to manage. Between setting up the pages themselves and adding content to them its a lot of work. I have drawn out what I want the website to look like and how I want to organize the pages. The site will be more about a world being created and different aspects of the world. Portumus will be a major part of the site as of right now. Later more of the world will come. The blog will continue, I am going to try to blog two or three times a week but cannot guarantee anything.

Now let’s get to the build….

We have talked a lot about the steampunk style and other styles I want on the island. Since finishing most of the Blue Sunflower I would like to move onto another bigger project. There is still a lot of surroundings that need to be done as well as many interiors, but we will get to those.

The next part of the island I want to work on is going to be the academy. I want to build a place of knowledge on the island. More of a steampunk college if you will. This is going to be a place of great knowledge on the island that philosophers and scientist will travel from a far to visit or get the chance to study here. It will have a great library where there will be scholars studying books, an observatory to study the stars, and submarine bay to study the sea. I want it to be a grand looking place with steampunk aspects.

I will start showing updates on the academy as soon as i get home to start building ;P

 

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A Little Apple Orchard…

Greetings everyone!

So I haven’t had much time to get on to conquest a build this week. My family and I have been very busy with the nice outside weather. But I was able to get on and build what I think is a nice little apple orchard. Now this is a tad North West of the Blue Sunflower on the main road. I don’t exactly have a name for it yet and I will be adding more around to create more of an atmosphere but its a small start.

This apple orchard will be one of many. The apples will then be sold at market for various things. One of those things being Apple Ale. I’m thinking that the Island of Portumus will have some of its own Ale production, instead of having to import it all.

I went with kind of steam punk style with this house. The bottom portion is very small only being 4×5. Then the top portion of the house sticks out a lot more. This will be more of a lower class styled house (not a servants house). Right now there are no other buildings around the orchard, but I am thinking of building a few different things.

First thing being some kind of shed to store apples. There would be a lot of apples coming from the orchards. I think they would need somewhere to store the apples so that they wouldn’t be open to the weather and animals after being picked.

Second thing could be a smaller stable or cart house. I’m not sure if I want to build some kind of barn or what round. Maybe two birds with one stone and store the apples and everything inside of a barn like structure. This would be a place to store their cart and horses as well.

And the third thing is a press house to press the apples. This would be a place to get all the wonderful juices out of the apples. This might be more of something I would put in the city. Like a production for the ale or even other products. This way its more like a business that the orchards from al over the island would bring their apples or other fruits too.

So these are just some thoughts. I have a bigger project planned here in the near future, I just need to find a good place for it and come up with a good concept palate. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you next time!!

 

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The Blue Sunflower Inn & Pier..

Greetings Everyone!!!

As of right now, I am calling the exterior of the Sunflower area completed! The only things missing as of right now are the ships and interiors of the buildings. I want to add 3 ships total to this area. One larger merchant ship on the right side of the pier, One smaller one docked in front of the pier, and on in the bay area. There will also be some smaller like boats they would use to get to and from the ship in the bay. For the interiors, I am not that good at interiors, so it will be a work in progress for right now.

Below are some pictures of the build!! Leave some feedback in the comments and let me know what you think. I could use the feedback on the projects as well as the blog!

The Sunflower Inn

The Sunflower Inn is a large Inn located on the southern end of the Portumus. It is built on the side of a cliff, right on the coast. It is not only for travelers by land, as the main road goes right through it, but also by the sea. It has a large pier attached to one side of it that allows for trade and products to come in as well as the business of people sailing by.

 

The Sunflower Pier

The pier is a great place to come to trade or sell goods. It is also a great place to dock a boat to come ashore. The pier has two large cranes (Karlfeldt’s Design) and two large warehouses. The warehouse on the left is completely made of stone but is only one story. The one on the right is made of wood but has three stories to it. With in the pier is a Pub and Market for trade and goods.

 

The Sunflower Pier Interior

This is the interior of the Pier itself. The first three pictures are of the Sailors pub. This is not a very big pub and is mainly for the sailors of the ships themselves. Here they can get a warm meal and cold drink any hours of the night or day.

The last three pictures are of the Sunflower Pier Market that is located within the pier as well. Here people can find anything like oddities from around the world, different smith products and foods from all over the place.

 

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The Sunflower Pier Part II

Greetings Everyone!!

I am happy to say that for the most part I am completed with the Sunflower pier. There are still a few things to add and they will come. Lets start out with what I have completed.

The first picture is the finish pier itself from the front. Like I said there are a few details that still need to be added but It’s mostly a finished project. The top right picture is the pier from the side. I added stairs down to another dock on the back side. This way both large ships and smaller ships can dock here. I plan on adding a larger ship that will be docked on this side. It will just have a ramp from the top of the pier to the deck of the ship. I’m going to be adding some cranes to this side of the pier as well.

The bottom left picture is the top floor finished of the wooden warehouse. This warehouse has 3 floors. All three floors are finished, they just don’t have any cargo inside of them at all. The bottom floor will have a wagon in it as well. The bottom right picture is the stone buildings interior. This is completely finished on the inside. I didn’t want it to be to cluttered in this building as it is not a busy port.

The one part I did not finish is the interior of the pier itself. Like I said in my last post, I am going to add a market as well as a pub. I will also be adding more ships around (as soon as I figure out how to build a ship) and I would like to add a harbor masters building somewhere. Other than that once the small details are done, this part of the build should be complete!

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