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Circleight
Level 68 : High Grandmaster Princess
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You can visit the project on the Mysidia server at mysidiaserver.us.to
Once you're there use /warp Cipher to get there.

About
Cipher was a project that I've had in mind ever since the beginning of my adventure map, which is almost a year now I believe. Originally I never planned on making a castle or any kind of architectural building in it. The concept was that it's an ethereal higher dimensional world where you travel to and wind up in the council of the unity. The idea was to have 9 pillars with floor art representing them, which I stuck with. During creation of LastNorth I drew out a sketch of this project and I ended up falling in love with the concept and ideas that were spewing out of me.
I started the project on October 4th and was hoping to finish it at the very end of that month. Although, due to severe server issues, I lost about 70% of my progress with the project and was forced to start over the things that were lost. Despite the irritation with that, and my frustration with it is inevitable, I'm glad I had the opportunity to start anew and improve the project. There were many times that I was worried I wouldn't finish it due to this problem, though I ended up pushing in more energy towards it.
Being that there are 9 pillars, they each represent a different god or goddess of the unity. In order: Satus, Dimidium, Hora, Concordia, Xenos, Pondero, Animus, Alitheia, Desino. Each god represents a different aspect of reality and the human nature(i.e: Life, Time, Knowledge). The dragon serpent is a "soul serpent" that travels from realm to realm gathering the souls of deceased individuals.
The name 'Cipher' sort of came to me loosely. It took a while before I was decided on that name, but right away I figured I'd end up using it anyway because I myself personally like the word a lot. If you're curious as to what the word means, it essentially means nothing, or something with absolutely no value. The idea with using this name is that coming to this "higher dimensional" land, Zen(the main character) is no longer bound to the trivial ignorance and stress of the normal world. His mind is set free and his understanding is absolute. 'Nothing' being absolute and 'whole', there is not a single meandering thought in Zen's mind.

Lore
"Upon the doors, that in which time has been sown, leads a path into my shadow.
The shadow calling me, the sacred half of my self, it beckons me to open these doors to a kingdom.
With luminescent light transcending into new forms of waves, they cascade from my perception into a new form of
understanding. This land, a place that does not seem imaginable by a simple mind, but yet I had always imagined myself as the simple type. There are dismal feelings left inside me that are becoming so evanescent because of all the light in this world piercing into me. It is as if I am entirely something else, an entirely different entity than I have ever imagined.
With confidence held firm, I make certain which path I may lead, in hopes to rid this dying world of its chaos.
To make amends with the gods that I have once fell so blindly to, I am to prove to them the soul essence of my potential. Although, the understanding of this is already with them, and for this being true it was inevitable that I'd end up here. Here, in the kingdom of cipher, where I will travel through the portal onward to meetings in Epsilon. "

Additional Info
-Feel free to download the map and enjoy it if you can, but please do not steal this project.
-All of this was built entirely by myself, which is usually how I prefer to work on these projects.
-The video was also self shot/edited, and it's my very first cinematic!~
-Additional download option here
-More photos available here

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Video made by migrosbudget

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Tags:Cipher, Circleight, Angelic, Angels, Statues, Mysidia, Heavenly, Kingdom, Complex, Castle

Update #1 : 11/26/2012 7:43:00 am11/26/12

added another video by migrosbudget~

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  • Alois107
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 25, 2017, 6:49 am
Can we use this Map for our Minecraft Server?
This. Is. AMAZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG!
Breathtaking! You are extremely talented. The colors, the mixture of styles, the flow of the patterns and architectural styles, the shape of the land... seriously, even the shadows are mesmerizing! Thank you for making this downloadable - especially since you say it took a lot longer than you anticipated. I'm going to walk around in it and ooh and ahh in person now. :) (ps, thanks for introducing me to Thomas Bergersen's music too!)
  • AsunaSAO
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 8, 2015, 5:44 am
So jelous ;-;
Wow i get so jealous of how good you are <3
I have seen alot of great builders in my time and i must say mate, you take building to a whole other level of crazy #perfection
Beautiful, colorful, amazing!
  • Kybee233
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Miner
  • January 15, 2015, 1:45 am
o...m....f.....g dis is da BEST THING EVAAAAARRRRRR!!!!!! XD
(love)
3500 64 -3000
There you go. Have the coords seeing as how I couldnt find them anywhere else and had to use dinnerbones filename to coords translater



Other than that this build is fabulous!
FUCKING AMAZING!!!!!!!
OMG.... MOTHER FREAKIN BRAVO!! This is a work of art...
  • EnderOpp
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 22, 2014, 12:40 pm
Coords?
omg this is amazing i hope that you do more and just know no matter what people say about oh this is fake and oh i could do that in a second dont listen to them u have talent set goals for your self and never give up and never back down. but i dought any one would say that :3
  • srod69
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 13, 2014, 5:31 am
Hello, I would like to know if I can use it on my RPG server please ?
  • Lucraft101
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 6, 2014, 6:25 pm
This is.... AWESOME
  • Fishies
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Architect
  • December 16, 2013, 1:44 pm
I can't even explain how my mouth dropped, and how amazing that is.. Best Minecraft build I've ever seen.
  • levitheman
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Hunter
  • December 9, 2013, 5:36 am
515th diamond for you
  • Qazcraft
  • Level 23
  • Expert Artist
  • September 23, 2013, 7:32 pm
I find myself unable to appreciate this because my render distance only allows me to see about 5% of it at a time.
  • DivineMedicus
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • September 23, 2013, 7:29 pm
one of the best builds ever made in the history of minecraft
  • Squashman
  • Level 29
  • Expert Toast
  • September 13, 2013, 6:11 pm
So...Much...Detail...
  • icewalker220
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Taco
  • August 28, 2013, 12:29 pm
what is this off of?
  • Daevon
  • Level 26
  • Expert Pirate
  • August 12, 2013, 4:13 pm
Has anyone ever told you that you suck, Circle?

Because, if so, they deserve to be beaten to death with their own computer.
  • Kybee233
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Miner
  • January 15, 2015, 1:46 am
my first reaction  to the first sentance:
FUCK THIS GUY!
reaction to whole thing:
DONT FUCK THIS GUY!!!
  • Surv_
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Taco
  • September 13, 2013, 2:40 am
whoa you had me going there for a second :P
  • Megmachunian
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Blacksmith
  • August 7, 2013, 1:52 pm
Can I use this in my server?!? I want to get it ready for public
  • caramelbeans
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Architect
  • July 25, 2013, 5:30 pm
This is actually the best build ever
  • Zobobing
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 16, 2013, 7:58 am
I downloaded it and put it as my world and I spawn in a new default world...? Not sure what I'm doing wrong..
you just copy and past, that's what i did and it worked for me
  • Tek_Raid
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Fisherman
  • June 30, 2013, 4:35 pm
Wow this is Awesome!
THE AWESOMENESS!!! IT BURNS MY EYES!!!! X.X R.I.P. eye balls
amazing :D dimond for you
  • loleydude
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Miner
  • May 11, 2013, 9:36 am
AWESOME yup i said it, i said AWESOME
Hey i made an Epic Cinematic for your Map ;)
Enjoy : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAz2jypyvbs
  • Circleight
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Princess
  • May 11, 2013, 4:41 am
Awesome! Thank you : )
  • HypoCamp
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • April 29, 2013, 5:32 pm
Circle I love you and your builds <3
  • Circleight
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Princess
  • May 11, 2013, 4:42 am
Thank you friend : )
Did you use a texture pack? :o)
  • 898860
  • Level 49
  • Master Grump
  • March 7, 2013, 11:52 am
disco is the has the top downloads and I can understand because he is amazing with redstone, but I think you deserve more downloads than disco. You are an amazing builder and a master artist. Thank you for sharing your ideas with the mine craft community. I will always enjoy seeing what you put up next.
  • Circleight
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Princess
  • March 8, 2013, 7:21 am
Thank you, that's saying a lot, and i'm honored. It's always a pleasure and I'm grateful for the amount of people seeing these projects as it is. Having more people, I'm not sure that that I'd ever find the time to reply as much
  • Godulus
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Cowboy
  • March 3, 2013, 6:07 pm
This is one of your better ones.
You do realize that your god like creations are.... simply beautiful and amazing, right?. You deserve golden awards for things like this...
Could I use this for my server ?
  • MysteryEpic
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • February 12, 2013, 10:42 am
Amazing just just just Epic. Your to good. You should teach me how to build xD I can. But when I do it looks like crap! I was wondering if you could make a modern city so i can have it for a really long RP series. So yeah.
You are the minecraft equivalent of Leonardo Da Vinci. I get so reflective when I see your storylines that I get a insane urge to write a book on Minecraft Philosophy. Then, I download the map and play on it and have fun and I forget the storyline entirely. But thats just me. You are a awe-inspiring builder, and I hope you keep on making these beautiful maps. There are some people I am impressed with, but you have a beautiful style that is completely your own. Keep up the good...no, AWESOME work.
  • Circleight
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Princess
  • February 10, 2013, 12:37 pm
Thank you for such a positive comment, it's really sweet. Da Vinci is a great master and I once had an enlightening dream with the man. It was remarkable. I'm set out on making a very large project now actually and I'm not sure when it will be finished, but it will be eventually.
Well, maybe as an idea, you could make an italian renneciace world.(Sorry for bad spelling, I know I spelled it wrong) Thank you for noticing my comment
That would be awesome!
  • MrEch0lon
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 7, 2013, 11:42 am
dude...why is varide the one building the survival games (i think we all know it should be CircleLeight)

This would be a bit weird if your in team varide
  • warkirby36
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 2, 2013, 10:12 am
This is beyond anything I've ever seen in Minecraft. It is the best build I have ever seen. Diamond!
  • Xyz222
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • February 1, 2013, 9:46 pm
May I use this? I'm making a server and looking for a map.
  • Ivain
  • Level 46
  • Master Droid
  • February 1, 2013, 7:18 am
every time I see one of your builds (if they can still be called that), my mindbackflips and tries to squirm out of my ears, the way it does when I think about impossible things, like the size of the universe or the properties of a higgs-particle. it is not so much the sheer creativity and power of mind required to create something like this that impresses me (another of those extreme understatements), it is the sheer time, patience and concentration that do. You are the Queen of the Legendary Builders, by a huge amount. it is actually quite ironic that, while guys are those with the reputation for crazy gaming, and then a girl becomes the minecraft builder queen. though it is not so much gaming what you are doing. it is art. I hereby declare minecraft builds of this level to be counted among art, and among the same levels as Rembrandt, van Ghogh, Picasso and Dhali.
I can ramble on like this forever, but that won't add anything.
Oh, before I forget, DIAMOND
  • Benny_Bobby20
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Mountaineer
  • January 31, 2013, 3:59 pm
i also saw u in machinima 1 one best builds ever :P
  • Benny_Bobby20
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Mountaineer
  • January 31, 2013, 3:59 pm
I envy your skills, and pursue to be your equality.
  • Spired
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Robot
  • January 28, 2013, 2:37 pm
I like this one the most...
and Im jelly
  • vardekrom
  • Level 26
  • Expert Artist
  • January 25, 2013, 11:29 pm
OHHH MEEEEENNNN, how is that simply possible that this kind of magnificent building isn't in the first top rank? It's far over all the builds I've ever seen. At this state we can call it ART
  • bryanshaw007
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Archer
  • January 7, 2013, 8:12 pm
[color=rgb(37,37,37)]Hey man :D Your map is awesome so I included your map in a cinematic! I would really appreciate it if you would check out the video and also subscribe and if you want me to do a cinematic on your build just message me on Planet Minecraft or Youtube [/color]

[color=rgb(37,37,37)]The video is 100% edited by me :D[/color]
[color=rgb(37,37,37)]Link: http://youtu.be/dnNxKaVeXsQ[/color]
[color=rgb(37,37,37)]The video might still be uploading[/color]
i read somewhere that Desino after your confrontation, lets you into the kingdom of Cipher. my question is, will Cipher by integrated to Desino Aetas at all?
  • Circleight
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Princess
  • January 6, 2013, 7:18 pm
Yep, that's correct. Cipher is a major part of the storyline of the map.
with that said. i think the map would break records. it has a very interesting story plus the fact that it would be pretty huge :D i think this is the largest map made by a single person keep up the good work. because when the entire masterpiece is finished. everyone will know the name Circleight.
  • Circleight
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Princess
  • January 8, 2013, 10:08 am
Thanks techpotato, I'm just trying to keep focus and get it all finished now. I still probably have a long way to go but I'm more than half way through at least. The plan is: 2 more projects and fixing/adding to the already created parts of the map. Redstone and things like that will take up most of the time.
  • Tomster22
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Mage
  • January 1, 2013, 4:07 pm
Its all Hax.
  • SuprAwesome1
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Crafter
  • January 1, 2013, 12:46 pm
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  • EmeraldAdmin
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • December 28, 2012, 5:30 am
Im going to cry now T_T i spawned on land.. and there was no palace. just a forest and grassland. why.......
  • EmeraldAdmin
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • December 28, 2012, 5:24 am
Hey what is your minecraft In game name? if this map works ( what i really hope on all my life ) then id like to have a huge npc statue of you saying: made by:.
  • shermzo
  • Level 24
  • Expert Princess
  • December 22, 2012, 12:34 pm
Holy shit circle
  • Baconation
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • December 15, 2012, 3:20 am
This.... is amazing!
awesome as always diamond i give
well done
  • fredi
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 5, 2012, 1:45 pm
400th Diamod from me well deserved!!
  • MaximumXD
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 2, 2012, 6:10 pm
I cannot explain the beauty and essence inside this architecture. Your creation is truly beautiful. It gives off that smooth, mythical, inner-light vibe. I love it and can't wait to see more of your work. I honestly think you are the best minecraft architecture in the game. Because you make stuff big and bulky, but not jagged or rough, but bright, and smooth, and where the patterns fit. I see you said you sketched some of the stuff... What's your process in making ideas or building your creations? Because I can tell you didn't just rush into this randomly placing blocks everywhere.
  • Circleight
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Princess
  • December 3, 2012, 1:41 am
Thank you for such a warm comment, it's really flattering. I've had about 90% of the ideas and projects laid out before I even began to draft out things and write down more ideas for them. It all started with loose ideas floating around in my head about a story. This story changed drastically over the months, but I started to develop a certain plot and direction early on and so that set the score for what I'd later create. It never defined how I'd create it though, it just sort of defined what purpose things would have. Usually I try to remember whatever pops up in my head. I often close my eyes, and get a lot of ideas that way. For Cipher, that is exactly the case. I was just closing my eyes and had a few images pop up and went straight for my pencil to draw it out. I came up with a very rough outline for Cipher, then wrote down things I'd like to put in. The list included amethyst crystals, snowflakes, and other things like that. I later drew out a better draft of it just to think out some details and patterns, but still the draft and the finished result are so very different. Basically, I just draw it out for proportion and shape. I ended up having to tone it down with Cipher due to the height limit, and by that I mean it was meant to be much taller looking. I try not to over think it at all. A lot of the ideas I get are very spontaneous, but end up connecting to the original purpose. Emotionally, it's very important that you're in the right state of mind to do any form of expression, art, craft, whatever. I let myself do what I want to do, I'm as real as I let myself be, but at the same time I hold myself back to follow the intentions of the storyline.
  • MaximumXD
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 3, 2012, 10:16 am
Thank you, that really helps. I think you've transformed a blocky computer game into a work of art. It's truly amazing, and you're great at what you do. Keep it up!! :D
So, im building this "heavy" decorated Gothic Cathedral right now, but you know, thats a dirt house compared to this! I tried to swallow this and accept it, but i had to trew it up again, cause no human other that you, the creator, can swallow this and acept it as it is, its too awesome and amazing, no words describe this build!

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