The land of Kavala is a territory nestled in the hot deserts between Leon and the Eastern Kingdoms. Travelers and armies alike avoid the cursed wastelands when possible; and for good reason.
Kavala is the home of the vampiri clans; blood-thirsty beings that command an archaic type of magic which allows them to pass between the spirit world and the real one. Although they are creatures of flesh and blood, vampiri are in essence demonic spirits that make their way across the veil and terrorize the world of men.
Count Vlad of Kavala has long been a scourge on the Kingdom of Leon. His armies of slavers and ghoulish fiends have plagued Leon’s parishes for nearly ten years; pillaging, burning and killing. With the aid of a monstrous drake Count Vlad’s forces have destroyed dozens of towns and even the Impregnable Castle Leon; the former dominion of Asparuh the Warrior.
Now the King of Leon authoritatively moves against the wicked Count with a full force and the aid of the kingdom’s most remarkable heroes. Asparuh of Leon and his companions have invaded Kavala making their way to Vlad’s capital and seat of power; The Fortress of Zagora.
After a long and costly battle the outer wall of the fortress has fallen and only the keep itself remains. Inside, Count Vlad and the remnants of his clan and army lash out against the advancing knights, breaking them at the walls as if they were waves in a sea. Asparuh and his companions now make a final push on the keep and attempt to, once and for all, purge the evil of Vlad and the vampiri form the face of the earth.
Mighty fortress of Zagora
Asparuh leads the charge on the Keep
Ghouls! Cursed men who have been turned by the Vampiri, their suffering will soon come to an end...
Edrin the Wizard takes no chances when it comes to undead annihilation
Ballista wall defense
Liarah the Elf shoots true
The Fire Drak;the monster lurks below weakened by the fight
Victor, the brute in the Kavala vampiri clan
Count Vlad and his second-in-command Nya overlook the battle below
The fortress bathes in moonlight as blades clash
On the high terrace of Zagora, a decade of pain and suffering end with a single thrust of Asparuh's blade. Count Vlad is no more, good triumphs over evil today...
what I liked a lot about this moc is creativity, detail, the story behind it and very important: there is much of that Moc on a relatively small place. Very compact building.
I am impressed,
Alright,two things:I thought Nya was from Ninjago =P.And second,I don't know if alot of people know what Ghouls are.So...You should really told them you didn't make them up,not that I'm trying to be rude or complain or anything! Other then that,NICE!
This is awesome!
You've gotten a great tone and theme to the whole piece. I'm not sure what it is, cus the actual construction techniques and building shapes are fairly normal, but something about it just screams gothic vampire building. Even without the minifigs. Awesome!
Amazing! Everything from the citadel itself to the little details within (such as that ballista) are simply amazing! I was equally impressed by the creativity and originality of the backstory. Man, write a book or something! Until the next opus. - Doctor N
Amazing through and through! What makes this so great is how lifelike it is. Too many dioramas somehow lack that and come off as rather bland. Not this one. I think it's the surplus of details here that does it.
Great MOC! The fortress itself is rather flawless,however, it could give the scenery some more atmosphere if there was a larger battleground with more fighting around the castle..maybe some small siege machines and fallen troops. The main object is spot on, but think something is missing before the whole package is delivered :)
Wow! Tons of great stuff here. The castle just by itself, the excellent photos, and that female elf--nice! One question: in the first shot I see a skull over the door, but it didn't get its own close up...? Anyway, well done, Dude!
I don't know where to start on this MOC. Details are so correct builded and the arcitecture is just stunning. The mix of light and dark gray pieces in the walls is a perfect way to make it look real. The roof on some of the rooms where tiny slopes are used for roof tiles is awesome. Great history and world class build from You.
This is gorgeous. The angles of the walls look great, and the walls are not bland, monotone things but interesting works that hold attention. And wait, there's more! In addition to the awesome castle there's lots of action and a great story. Excellent work.
Poor Vlad, as a thanks for keeping the Ottomans out he gets his throat slit... I can't help but feel a little sorry for my namesake... Splendid castle he lives in though! So much details, cool angles and a rich scene, applause!