Kingdom of Sussary

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Re: Kingdom of Sussary

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:20 am

Thanks Bumble. I actually agree about the deceased NPCs, but this is an early draft and I was just writing things down as I came to them...
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Re: Kingdom of Sussary

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:09 am

Solomoriah wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:20 am Thanks Bumble. I actually agree about the deceased NPCs, but this is an early draft and I was just writing things down as I came to them...
Got it.
I'm interested to see how it will turn out.
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Re: Kingdom of Sussary

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:59 am

Solomoriah wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 am Here's a floor plan for the upper level of Uzenhold.
Two of the tower arrow slits seem to be facing the cliff walls.
It seems like you should limit them to 2 overlooking each road.
There's always the option of having one overlooking the fortress itself.
Sounds dumb, but they could be used to monitor the walls.
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Re: Kingdom of Sussary

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:08 am

Solomoriah wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:50 am
Seven wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:49 amIf it's all stone, the quarry might not be too far.
Roman made mortar from a mixture of lime and volcanic ashes.
You just need combustible for the oven. Maybe coal?
Not sure what you're getting at here. "Roman-quality" just means "very good."
I was mostly suggesting that having an old quarry near by might be convenient as a lair for something. I have an old quarry near my house that was used to build similar buildings a long time ago. People travel far and wide to come drown in it as it's now filled with water and somewhat isolated.
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Re: Kingdom of Sussary

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:28 am

Seven wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:59 am
Solomoriah wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:54 am Here's a floor plan for the upper level of Uzenhold.
Two of the tower arrow slits seem to be facing the cliff walls.
It seems like you should limit them to 2 overlooking each road.
There's always the option of having one overlooking the fortress itself.
Sounds dumb, but they could be used to monitor the walls.
I'm not sure what you mean by "overlooking the fortress itself" in this situation. The map I shared is the highest floor of the keep proper, but there is another floor to each tower that is above the keep rooftop; I could put arrow slits there to guard against flying opponents, I suppose, but doors seem more logical since I'm planning the flat roof of the main keep to be fortified with ballistae. Atop the towers themselves there will be more rooftop firing positions.
Seven wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:59 amI was mostly suggesting that having an old quarry near by might be convenient as a lair for something. I have an old quarry near my house that was used to build similar buildings a long time ago. People travel far and wide to come drown in it as it's now filled with water and somewhat isolated.
I haven't written it down yet, but the original pass was a narrow, dangerous way composed of natural ledges, rickety man-made bridges and walkways, and so on. Two centuries ago, as trade with the Odellians became significant, Sussary and Odellia entered into an agreement to improve the pass. From Sussary territory moving northward a crew of workers advanced, cutting the roadway back into the rock walls where it was precarious before. The engineer in charge was in fact a wizard and used rock to mud strategically in the most dangerous or tricky places to assist with removing material. The entire pass was not just one continuous mess of narrow ledges though... there would be valleys, as well as relatively flat-topped rocky areas, and these places were used to pile up material from the road-building. When Uzenhold, then a much smaller structure, was reached, it was torn down and rebuilt to the specifications of the engineer using the stockpiled stone. Sussary's engineer was very proud that he and his workmen arrived at Uzenhold over two weeks before the Odellian crew arrived from the north. As I previously mentioned (I think, anyway), necessary bridges were also built from the stone removed by the roadbuilders.
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