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Level 32 : Artisan Miner
[WIP] Othrond [WIP]

"It's storming outside and the wolves are howling in the night. You find yourself stranded on a small island without any memory of what happened or where you are - not even who you are. In the misty night you see the light from some torches at a nearby ruin." - Introduction to the story


  • Othrond/Central Chamber: Deep below the earth among pools of lava and darkness lies the city of Othrond. For ages ,almost as long as the existense of mankind, has the dwarves lived and defended themselves behind the mighty walls of Othrond.
  • Underground Highway: With the establishment of the Underground Highway the dwarves could safely journey above ground and trade with the humans and elves.
  • Mountain Hall: Not all dwarves are miners or smiths (which is common belief), some of them are wise and savant. The Mountain Hall is a temple built and maintained by the scholarly. But beware, although the scholars are savant they are not people to be trusted.
  • Thorn's Tranquility: A mining town. It was named after a dwarf called Thorn who were searching for mushrooms and accidentally fell into a great cave - much to his surpirse, he found a cave full of them! And tonnes of diamonds, iron and other stuff he couldn't care less about.
  • And believe me, a lot more!

This project is done entirely by me, my pickaxes and many stacks of dynamite (I rather use the pickaxes since TNT is quite destructive), no mods have been used. I've been working on this map since mid March 2010, so this is probably the oldest Dwarven City still in the making!

I aim to create not only a map but an experience. I want this to be a creepy map to play on with an accompanying backstory. I don't want to create a linear map ("go there do that or else you can't advance...") there will be more than one way to complete the story mode, but you're not even forced to follow the storyline as you can go ANYWHERE (I think...) without reading the backstory/story. A perfect map for explorers!

I hope to get a save up after summer/early autumn but it won't be the "complete" map nor will the whole story be there because it's not done yet, but at least it's something right?!

Additional Notes

-MCEdit for importing the Indev map to Alpha
-INVedit for pickaxes
-Quandary texture pack
Progress60% complete

20 Update Logs

Update #20 : 04/29/2013 9:59:04 amApr 29th, 2013

The project as you might have noticed has been put on hold indefinitely. I have not worked on it for almost six months now. Unfortunately I don't know where this will be headed but I would definietely want this to be completed and released someday. So much lore has already been written and basically the map is in it's final stages, but I just can't find the interest to do so.

Some of you might wonder why this project has taken so long as it has, but it's basically like this. Everything, on this map has been done by hand, in survival mode. Though I have used cheats to spawn items and MCEdit for fixing some smaller things, 99% of everything you see in this map has been mined, dug and placed by hand.

I've come to a halt, I just can't manage to complete it even though I'm almost there, at the finish line. I've decided to take a break, do some other project in Minecraft and someday release this map, even if it will take me another two years, I will do it.


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Damn... 6 years late and never finished.._
  • Raptor6423
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • February 27, 2017, 9:18 am
Love it
  • Annzz
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Miner
  • May 15, 2013, 1:06 pm
The map is currently put on hold as you might have noticed, more information on the latest update log!
Why can't i download the world? There's not even a download file is there... LIES!
  • Annzz
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Miner
  • June 24, 2012, 2:19 pm
Sorry for that! The project has been dead for the last month and is still under hiatus. Been working on some puzzles and things which has shown to be almost too advanced for my limited knowledge and limited capability to handle redstone! SOMEDAY I will finish the map and there will be a download, I PROMISE!
  • Esma
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 16, 2013, 4:01 pm
I see the comment is posted a year ago, .......... can u post it NOW?
  • CrisCoolNoob
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Architect
  • November 2, 2017, 2:48 pm
  • leoncarto
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 17, 2012, 7:29 am
Please update soon! been watching this thing for awhile! :D
  • Annzz
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Miner
  • March 17, 2012, 11:13 am
Wah! I'm trying honest! It's just hard to get motivation and find sparetime when I'm getting bombarded with exams and other things right now! If I could, I would work with this non-stop until it's finished but I can't. Beta release before June is my goal though! =)
  • leoncarto
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 26, 2012, 2:49 pm
Just happy you havent quit it. ive seen to many good projects abandoned :( makes for sadness. just keep at it :D i have faith in you.
  • thisisme106
  • Level 23
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • February 14, 2012, 2:55 pm

  • explosion5x
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Warrior
  • February 13, 2012, 4:39 pm
Dude this is epic, can't wait for the download!
  • mattieboi
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • January 15, 2012, 12:18 am
when will this be finished?
  • IReapZz936
  • Level 1
  • New Architect
  • December 24, 2011, 3:42 am
World save or Schematic PLS :D
  • Annzz
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Miner
  • December 26, 2011, 4:42 am
Someday! I've been thinking about how to make an ending to this "adventure map" ;)
  • Janggoth
  • Level 29
  • Expert Architect
  • October 1, 2011, 6:55 pm
this reminds me of the blackrock dongeuons in world of warcraft. very well done!
  • arkedan
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • September 24, 2011, 8:21 am
PLZ put up worldsave!
  • dino mania
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Architect
  • September 11, 2011, 8:26 am
  • Annzz
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Miner
  • May 19, 2011, 4:59 am
Didn't notice that! I will update the description next time I'll post an update! And yeah I'm a swede, it's Mars here :)
  • Inaba
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 18, 2011, 6:10 pm
@hellsascendant: 'Mars' is French for March, so this person might be French.
  • syretrip
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Architect
  • June 5, 2011, 11:51 am
Or Norwegian, we say mars to March ;)
either no one read the description or no one cares but.....there's something you might want to change

"I've been working on this map since mid Mars 2010,"
Amazing. Simply amazing. Downloading this for sure when it comes out. Keep up the good work!
  • Eskofiak
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • May 14, 2011, 3:21 am
Someone obviously clicked their mouse button too quickly, how else could the 1 thumbs down be explained? Looks great! Looking forward to exploring your laborious efforts.
  • Gerthew
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • April 15, 2011, 12:21 pm
Very impressed. I can't wait to get the chance to explore this place. Don't take to long. We're waiting on you now. :)
  • rubyneter1
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 10, 2011, 8:50 am
can you please release a save?
  • dingo990
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 1, 2011, 7:26 am
reminds me of the dwarf city and the deep roads out of dragon age
  • Annzz
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Miner
  • March 1, 2011, 8:02 am
You got it! The central chamber was an attempt to make Orzammar but I didn't have enough space to build it any bigger or higher (so I made it my own city instead) and the Mountain Hall is pretty much based on the Dead Trenches (look at the map here and compare it to the map of the Dead Trenches and you'll see!).
  • dingo990
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 2, 2011, 8:40 pm
  • dingo990
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 1, 2011, 7:25 am
sorry wrong city name
  • dingo990
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 28, 2011, 9:12 pm
kinda reminds me of the Ostigar out of dragon age origins
looks like ironforge :p but yeah looks awesome man
  • TheElm
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Necromancer
  • November 29, 2010, 1:28 am
Very nice place. If you started it in Indev, it must've taken you awhile, and you must of had some means of sharing it, because you took screenshots. =P or making you just wanted it to show yourself the before and after of it. tehee.
  • Zaralith
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Wizard
  • November 28, 2010, 2:01 pm
Very nice. What are you using for the lava, I have never seen that much in one place, are you bringing it in, modding it in, or did you get lucky and find a fantastic lake of fire. Also, your dark foreboding bridges inspire me and I may add something similar to my Mines of Moria.
  • Annzz
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Miner
  • November 29, 2010, 8:24 am
The bottom layer always spawned as lava in Indev so no cheat in the room on first pic but I did use MCEdit to bring lava to the room in the last pic though.

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