Approved House Lolliston: By wazgamer

EStoop

Knight of Fairmarket
Hey, I'm not Waz but I'd like to pitch in too.
  • I think the Lollistons would hardly be in a position to try anything funny since they would have answered the muster at Riverrun, and the Lannisters are present in such large numbers they couldn't even have done something sufficiently annoying had they not. Tywin intentionally ventures beyond the Trident because he still expects the Vale to join forces with Robb, and by setting up at the road leading into the Vale he is able to hold a position where he prevents the armies from joining together into a larger force than his own. I doubt he would venture too far north along the Green Folk to subdue the remaining women and children in an area he cannot expect to hold, but if he did he would likely torch the entire area rather than a few select places in a scorched earth tactics kind of strategy.
  • The road to the castle seems to be a standard 3 blocks wide road which is used for most not extensively used roads of the area. It looks small next to the rediculously wide Kingsroad though, but it's wide enough for two cards to pass eachother opposed to the 7 blocks wide Kingsroad that can comfortably accommodate two trucks driving abreast in both directions. If anything other roads are too wide, especially considering the canon in regards of the state of the Kingsroad in the area. I haven't checked ingame though so I'm entirely relying on the dynmap here.
  • I agree with the bridge, which could just as easily be much lower/level with the terrain, or be made out of wood.
 

Wazgamer

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I love both of your suggestions!

I’d be happy to incorporate some brick into sweetwillow, makes sense that there would be some river trade between terrick and sweetwillow.

Noted about the bridge, i’ll flatten it out a bit. I only went with stone as it’s the kingsroad and I was assuming that some monarch could have commissioned.

As for the roads, they are all 3 wide as is standard in most non major settlements for the server. I think the trees just dwarf the road at times but i can make clear some low hanging trees to make up for this.

Dont think I have anything else to add other than I’ll start incorporating your suggestions asap!
 
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DutchGuard

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I think you are right, the trees are making the road look small. Some adjustments might help. I also agree that the bridge could be stone but it seems very out of scale with the town at the moment. Reducing the height will help I think. Just to address this point made by Stoop:

  • I think the Lollistons would hardly be in a position to try anything funny since they would have answered the muster at Riverrun, and the Lannisters are present in such large numbers they couldn't even have done something sufficiently annoying had they not. Tywin intentionally ventures beyond the Trident because he still expects the Vale to join forces with Robb, and by setting up at the road leading into the Vale he is able to hold a position where he prevents the armies from joining together into a larger force than his own. I doubt he would venture too far north along the Green Folk to subdue the remaining women and children in an area he cannot expect to hold, but if he did he would likely torch the entire area rather than a few select places in a scorched earth tactics kind of strategy.
The damage here is caused by Tywin marching up and then back down the Kingsroad to meet Roose Bolton in the Battle of the Green Fork, which we are semi-canonically locating just north of Lolliston. By "trying something funny" I meant that they might do something tactical to cut them off from the return route to the Crossroads. The battlefield should arguably be a bit further north (for example near /warp hgh2) but I didn't want to go too far in case the leaders of Haigh and Penny didn't want to build in a way which reflected the battle. Whoever applies for Penny (or possibly, completes Haigh) can determine the final location. The settlements north of the battlefield would not have been harmed by Bolton's forces (or at least not as destructively).
 

Wazgamer

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Quick update:
  • Mountains have had perlin bands applied to them, I think it's pretty cool looking and I refuse to do anything more with them :D

(For future reference if anyone is redoing the mountains along the riverlands vale border feel free to overhaul those in lolliston too)
 

DutchGuard

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Quick update:
  • Mountains have had perlin bands applied to them, I think it's pretty cool looking and I refuse to do anything more with them :D

(For future reference if anyone is redoing the mountains along the riverlands vale border feel free to overhaul those in lolliston too)
Agreed, they look pretty great, nice work!

There is an unofficial Clans of the Mountains of the Moon project (or series of projects) which may eventually address these mountains, but it won't be until after 1.18.
 

Wazgamer

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Okay with the town done the main thing left is the castle!
Here is an image showing what is completed (green) and what is WIP (yellow). The three main towers are furnished so I would say a majority of the work is done. However, the castle palette needs to be overhauled for like 80% of the castle.
The surrounding lands highlighted in yellow also have a lot to be done on them.

I don't know how long this will take but in the mean time it'd be great to get some post approval on the town and hamlets of the project :)