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The Assault on Kokodu
Presenting my latest project - The Assault on Kokodu. I started this build 1 month ago and it was originally my entry in the Sketchfab Minecraft Mystery Competition. Unfortunately the site is unable to process the build due to its large size and therefore I won't be entering it. Given the time constraints I had to prioritize what was added to the build and therefore it's not as complete or detailed as I would have liked it to be, but I am still extremely happy with the end result.
The story behind the build is more or less a murder scene. The Garden of Kokodu is home to an ancient sword known as the Sword of Shizukesa and the guardian of the sword eventually is murdered in an attempt to protect it. The story tells of love, betrayal and vengeance all ending in the sword being lost forever.
Special thanks to those that assisted with renders and cinematic - The1Kwa1Jsucsh for the Cinematic, Joebricksy, CrankerMan and Splekh for the renders!

"The Assault on Kokodu"
"For generations the Garden of Kokodu was home to an ancient heirloom, The Sword of Shizukesa. The sword was fought after for centuries.
Wars were waged, leaders assassinated, alliances betrayed and love lost all in hopes of possessing the ancient blade.
Legends told that only those whom were worthy of the blade could wield it, those who were not would never possess the strength to do so.
A great war began for the sword, The War of Shizukesa. In the midst of battle a warrior sought to hide the blade, taking it to a long hidden mountain top garden. The Garden of Kokodu.
With the passing years the guardian became increasingly restless within his solitude. Finding company in a local woman, they quickly found a deep love and started a family together.
Children of the warrior were trained as he once was, and with this the family protected the swords hiding place from the local cities and villages.
What seemed like an eternity in the garden went by and the Guardians patiently protected the sacred heirloom.
Hundreds of years later as the family grew smaller, more and more ninja clans and mercenaries sought to steal the blade. Many of the family died in attempts to protect the sword, a task given to them by birth.
A time came that the garden was home to a lone guardian. What at first was tranquility and peace within solitude, quickly became mundane and numbing.
The guardian like his warrior forefather before him, found love in a local woman. And with this love his will was restored, guarding the sword with with a renewed vigor and his love by his side.
But like everything, the years withered the love they shared and the two slowly grew apart. The guardian seeking escape, found temptation in another local woman.
While the guardian was a master of the way of the warrior, he was in no way perfect. Hiding his secret love from his first love became increasingly hard.
Growing more and more careless, the guardian misplaced a hidden locket he possessed containing a picture of his secret lover. A locket quickly found by his first love.
Upon finding the locket, the she flew into an envious rage. Heartbroken by the betrayal the guardian had put her through, she sought vengeance.
Reaching out to the ninja clan that had often attempted to steal the sword, she found revenge by aiding the assassination of the guardian. The last obstacle between them and the sword.
The scorned woman poisoned the unsuspecting guardian, which was the cue for the assault to begin on the garden. The ninja assassin breached the garden and attempted to murder the guardian.
Trained well by his family before him, the guardian spent his remaining energy defending the blade. A vicious and bloody fight erupted between them with the Sword of Shizukesa nearby.
Both assassin and warrior were gravely injured and weakened by battle and poison, the guardian gave flight in an attempt to flee. Yet despite his best efforts to escape he was ultimately met with his death at the hands of the assassin.
Poisoned blood splattered the ground as the last of the guardians died at the hands of the ninja assassin. The assassin, also fatally wounded attempted to flee without the blade but died soon after.
Unable to deal with what she had done, the plotting lover took her own life in attempt to reunite with her lost love. And with this the Garden of Kokodu was lost, soaked in the blood of the family that protected it for centuries.
Many years on the stain of bloody battle still scars the once beautiful garden. The Sword of Shizukesa remains in solitude within the Garden of Kokodu seemingly lost forever."

If you wish to use this map for your server or youtube, and will in any way profit from this build then this please contact me for permission first. You are free to use the map as long as no profit is made from its use. You may not upload this map on another site for any reason without my direct consent and you may not take credit for any part of this map as your own work.
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09/15/2018 12:29 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
neonara15
WOAH!

That detail is spot on!
Outstanding work!
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10/28/2016 1:01 pm
Level 44 : Master Pixel Puncher
fov360
Beautiful scenery!
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10/28/2016 9:45 am
Level 29 : Expert Mountaineer
Plinkster702
Here is a Diamond, a Favorite and a Subscription. The second and third renders are so amazing! This is one of the best Minecraft builds out there!!!
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10/27/2016 10:18 am
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Architect
Joebricksy
Nice :)
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10/26/2016 11:58 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Engineer
shanewolf38
Amazing!
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10/26/2016 8:23 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Crafter
Plutouthere
Gotta say I love what you've done with the place :3 My favorite render is the fifth one because of the clouds in the background it really gives it a lovely feeling (all murders and stuff aside if you could make renders with rain in them that would be great) ;)
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10/26/2016 4:18 pm
Level 40 : Master Architect
dan27
So cool...10/10 e.e
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10/26/2016 7:06 am
Level 38 : Artisan Architect
Pang
Another brilliantly executed large scale build. You're very good at these gardens :o <3
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10/26/2016 5:17 am
Level 30 : Artisan Dragonborn
Chingom
This is amazing man good job :)
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10/26/2016 12:59 am
Level 37 : Artisan Artist
EonlI
Nice harambe
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10/26/2016 12:57 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Architect
EnrazeGames
So impressive! Great work!
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10/26/2016 12:08 am
Level 29 : Expert Artist
Isackatgames
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!
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10/25/2016 11:09 pm
Level 47 : Master Fox
-Fox McCloud-
Very nice work, good job!
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10/25/2016 9:45 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Crafter
Monstercat407
Amazing work bz!
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10/25/2016 9:40 pm
Level 28 : Expert Caveman
Ultramike7
Oh wow dude, this is pretty damn sweet.
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10/25/2016 9:38 pm
Level 45 : Master Network
AriaCreations
nice work

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