Saturday, September 20, 2014

-SPOTLIGHT- Celt Helm Castle

Hello Crafty Miners, and welcome back to another edition of Spotlight. This week the spotlight shines on a colossally epic build, Celt Helm Castle.  The project was headed by SammyMacman who gives us some detail and background into the lore of Celt Helm in this exclusive interview.



Spotlight: 'SammyMacman, can you describe for us how you and your company, Sam Co, went about reconstructing this ancient structure?'

SammyMacman: 'Though no archeological evidence existed of the castle, it was described in great detail by the Sage of Epiphany and his tomes were used as reference in building the highly detailed castle. Mentioned by the historical texts as, “A front gate flanked by two stub towers and decorated with a mirrored dragon pattern lead into a cathedral-like passage towards a central drum-shaped body permeated with many spires and arches.  Edged in stone crenelations and highlighted by a motley pattern of acacia and birch. A sky-grasping forward tower stands forebodingly over the entire complex and the peaked acacia wood roofs sit high upon the towers with steep buttresses reinforcing their great height. Towards the rear is a long rounded hall which contains the ornate throne room. Beyond that lies the harbor gate, also flanked by dragons, with a moon bridge connecting the two sides. Matching sentinel towers sit at the far-most northern corners on a battlement wall which is wrapped in an acacia chain design. A small town lies within, built into the wall itself.”'



Spotlight: 'What was the historical significance of Celt Helm Castle?'

SammyMacman: 'According to the Sage of Epiphany, Celt Helm was the seat of power for the Nordican peoples who, in ages long passed, sailed on boats slaying dragons and selling the bones and scales to mages and alchemists for great wealth. It’s said their boats were framed with dragon ribs and had hulls coated in dragon scales. They were later scattered and assimilated by the forefathers of the Sallow King.'


Spotlight: 'Initially, did you think this project would be so large?'

SammyMacman: 'Not at all. We started out restoring a small gatehouse, and then the project just kept growing as we discovered more.'
Spotlight: 'Thanks for sharing some of your insights into this incredible project. We look forward to your next one.'




We hope you have enjoyed this edition of Spotlight. To get a complete look into this project, check out the Video Walkthrough with Talamer below. If you feel a rating is deserved we would more then appreciate it. It helps us out in bringing you more of these epic builds. 

Until we meet again... Happy Crafting!


MAP ROOM & CELT HELM CASTLE WALKTHU