The Mausoleum of Vasily the Great is the Kingdom's most sacred burial ground. Only the most honored warriors and noblemen are buried here, and their monuments are maintained and curated over by the Kingdom's major religious sect; "The Order Of the Crown of Thorns".
Key to the order's central dogma is the idea of universal suffering and the honor of overcoming the self. The Order has long sought relics of the old Tasher Empire to be brought back to it's temples and Mausoleums. Today, a party of heroes entered the Mausoleum with a sacred Tasher Relic; "The Conduit". This mystical object was attained by Asparuh the warrior and his loyal group of followers.
What started out as a simple delivery has gone terribly wrong; upon delivering the relic to the temple the group is ambushed by the Lord of the Darkness himself; Count Vlad, and his army of Kavala slaver minions. As the party prepares to fight the incoming horde to the bitter end, a shadowy figure scales the Mausoleum and eyes up Count Vlad from the shadows.
This mysterious stranger may be the only hope for our doomed heroes...
Springing the trap...
Tombs of the Honored
In retrospect Brother Yarek should not have gone into the religious life. For one thing he enjoyed it too much; his nutty hobbies and constant excitement annoyed the rest of the brothers to no end.
Recreation time with the forbidden arts
Tomb of Peter III of the Kingdom of Leon
Something stirs in the shadows
The mysterious and deadly savior...
Asparuh the Warrior, Edrin the wizard, and Liarah the Elf. Edrin hates leaving his tower and visiting populated places. For reasons that were lost to him, every time he showed up in a town small children would tug at his cape and ask him for presents.
Count Vlad and his Kavala slavers
This is in a classical "Neo-Byantine" style) ( See Alexander Nevski Cathedral of Sofia for my inspiration)
Very nice. The stained glass in the apse is great, but my favorite is the cemetery. The tombs and headstones are fantastic - what a great idea cleverly executed. I am going to steal that idea sooner or later.
Honestly, I think that the coolest thing about this wonderfully presented diorama, is the mixture of classic elements and techniques with new elements from the Collectible Minifigure series and new castle sets. It gives the dio a really dynamic, fresh, and interesting feel. Well done all around. The tombstones rock.
Quoting space guy XD
VERY nice did you use brickforge for the swords and the bucket,and the other stuf?
Glad you like it! :) The sword in the warrior's hand and the one held by the "mysterious" stranger are Brickarms weapons. I highly recommended them! The bucket is an official Lego piece available in the new 2011 Kingdoms and POTC sets. (One of the best new pieces in my opinion)