As the title says, this was my entry to the Colossal Castle Contest X for the category "An Ill-Advised Journey." I built it a while back and posted it on Flickr, but I was a little rushed then, so the photos weren't very good. I finally got around to re-taking the photos, so here it is!
The description for the category was "Will your medieval travelers safely navigate their journey through unknown lands? Ideas include attacks by highwaymen, encountering a wild animal, caught in a storm, and rowing through river rapids." I thought, why not include all of those ideas!
Our hero is Welishu d'Nonbettér, a once-renowned explorer and inventor, banished from the kingdom after his laboratory exploded, setting ablaze the queen's favorite rose garden. He is seeking to regain favor by finding the long-lost royal treasure, stolen years ago by the evil Lord Tekal Yuhaf.
Welishu is accompanied by Kanoshtan Dipipol, a hermit of the northern mountains (eager at the thought of finding stolen treasure), and Meshutiwel Wittibow, a woodland elf who has agreed to be their guide.