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avatar Ragnar le Rouge
Level 54 : Grandmaster Dragonborn
✠ Hello everyone, ✠

For my third project, I have built a realistic castle.
this was my first true realistic castle but I have done my best to make it impregnable.

This castle is very defensible, it have 11 layers of protection with 1 drawbridge, 3 portcullis, 4 killboxes, many tenable archs and murderholes, battlements and machicolations.

You can of course use my map for any purpose as long as you give me credits.

All have been built in creative 1.8.8 with plugins like WorldEdit and:
the castle is compatible for all versions of minecraft PC above 1.8.X.

I made lot of blueprints before arrive to this result, and I think I came to a good compromise between protection and utility.
I am the only builder for this project but many friends advise me wisely.
All the interiors are made and every houses are visitable.

The render is made with the Conquest_of the Sun by monsterfish and the KUDA's shaders.
I use the monsterfish_Conquered Tree Schematics for the vegetation
I recommand to use the Conquest or at least the john_smith texture pack for enjoying it.

I took inspiration for this project thanks to Dukonred1 videos: How to build a castle and many castles I visited or see in video games for exemple.
I had never conceived that building realistic structure were so intricate.
We have to think to all details and take care of the realism.

Texture pack: Conquest 32x32

[Lore / explanation / bullshit] :

This castle has been founded after the second crusade by a small dane lord and the order of knights of the hospital of saint John of Jerusalem. It is based in a completely fictionnal place near the vosges and it is a vassal of the Kaiser of the Holy Roman Empire. This castle is well fortified because it is near the french border and it is a principal road for the pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Fun facts:

The castle and his hamlet can contain a human population of more than 160 people with a garnison of 50 guards and 50 horses.

This project took me more than 250 hours.
A friend of mine has come on my server and he hid some signs, I fail to find them all...

There is a similar but more recent project that I have made, if you like this map, then you'll love this one: LINK

Progress100% complete

10 Update Logs

Update #10 : 07/04/2016 8:52:59 amJul 4th, 2016

-Fix the download link (add a .zip file)
-Add a schematic of the center of the map (the rest was too big)

-Fix water issues on the map
-Fix a house who burned if fire propagation was enabled
-Add more food in the reserve under the keep
-Remove 3 commands block left on the map

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  • kempland
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 17, 2017, 6:36 am
I know it has been 2 years, but I am creating an adventure map and would love to use this as one of the quests. May I use this? Full Credit of course with links to you and my server address when online so you can see it.
Hi, thank you for asking, and sorry for the late reply.
You can of course use my map for any purpose as long as you give me credits.
I hope to be able to see your finished adventure map !

Have Fun,
- ᚱᚫᚷᚾᚫᚱ ᛚᛖ ᚱᛟᚢᚷᛖ
This looks grealy good, I like the shape of the houses and tower bridge thing :-)
  • Mr_LikeHD
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 5, 2017, 1:35 am
Nice really nice :)!
  • Maffhew
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Blockhead
  • July 27, 2017, 5:26 pm
Great build!
  • TheAvatar
  • Level 47
  • Master Architect
  • July 8, 2017, 2:37 pm
Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. A stunning high-fantasy cityscape with some excellent landscaping and a lot of awesome little details (I especially love the gibbets with the hanged men). Rooftops are a bit baroque for my taste - I prefer slightly simpler rooflines - but that's an issue of contrasting tastes and not a criticism. And you make it available for download, which is sadly becoming a less rare option these days (you did fail to specify your usage policy, however). Definitely going to be looking at this one very closely for "inspiration" (e.g., ideas I can steal for my own builds). Awesome work.
Well, thank you very much, it has been a long time since I have heard a criticism that good, it is very well apreciated !
This was my first big project and i learned well from my mistakes. Now As you can see on my later posts, I tend to create maps with more historical or at least realistic intentions.
Concerning my usage policy you are free to use any of what you can see on my map (except posting the exact same map of course...).
Also, I have seen your builds wich are very outstanding, they will certainly inspire me for my next projects!
Keep up the good work man !

- ᚱᚫᚷᚾᚫᚱ ᛚᛖ ᚱᛟᚢᚷᛖ
  • _Rez
  • Level 23
  • Expert Taco
  • June 18, 2017, 9:49 am
This is awesome, man! Very inspirational.
  • LS154
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • May 19, 2017, 6:05 am
The most awesome castle ever!! Good job!
  • Zeemo
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • May 18, 2017, 2:11 pm
Very well done, so realistic :D
Thank You.
Hello, I am a Minecraft user, builder-creator, and learner of different design methods. I do not have access to your world to download, but wish that you could re-enable the world-viewer. I think very highly of your world and of everything that you have built. Thanks
Hi, The world-viewer is restablished with now the entire map in it. But may I ask why you do not have acces to the download ?
  • Quackzac
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • May 6, 2017, 9:35 pm
Do you mind if we use bits and pieces from it?
For sure, you can !
  • Quackzac
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • May 7, 2017, 9:55 pm
Cheers, mate! Also, incredible build, I absolutely LOVE it!
  • ergenta
  • Level 45
  • Master Button Pusher
  • November 16, 2016, 8:56 am
wow, how'd you do the terraforming?
Thanks, the terraforming is made with WorldPainter, VoxelSniper and WorldEdit, it took me about 30 hours I'm still not really happy with it. Now i'm using WorldMachine, it allows to create gigantic realistic map in a " small" amount of time. All next map will be realise with this software :)
  • Halaciuga
  • Level 29
  • Expert Artist
  • October 25, 2016, 9:33 am
Oh ma lawd ! This is amazing !!!
  • mick_5
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Crafter
  • September 13, 2016, 9:05 pm
Wow, amazing builds and landscapes. Your terraforming is so beautiful.
  • nlherman
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Architect
  • August 29, 2016, 9:05 am
Hello, I saw this building a few days ago and was wondering which map you use to build on. I like this map, do you have a link of it without any buildings in it?
Sadly for you This map is custom made by me with WorldPainter and WorldEdit and I have no save of it without any buildings :/
  • nlherman
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Architect
  • September 5, 2016, 2:46 am
Too bad, I love the map. It`s a realy nice build, looks so naturally. Good job man
  • MY200378
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • August 27, 2016, 5:16 am
Hi I am a Minecrafter from China, I want to repost this map on the Chinese Minecraft Form(mcbbs.net) to share this awesome map to all the Chinese players, can I?
Hi, thank you for asking but unfortunatly someone else has already asked me to repost my map on mcbbs.net and he got my permission to do so.
  • F3lix
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 5, 2016, 1:34 am
Awensome Map dude.
Did you do the terrain with worldpainter?
Thanx for your comment, indeed the terrain is mainly made with worldpainter but I'm a beginner in terraforming, that's why there are some issues :)
  • Nyhlos123
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • July 27, 2016, 11:28 am
That's Conquest Rexource Pack right?
However: Very very impressive and fantasticly detailed and realistic build! Definitely a Diamond worth^^
  • leefnut
  • Level 43
  • Master Pixel Painter
  • July 23, 2016, 8:04 am
awesome build
I've been waiting for a long time for the download to come out. Now that it has I can confidently say, though I knew from the start, that this is an incredible build! Great job!
Some map issues and the download link has been fixed and it is now a .zip file for those who can't open the .rar
  • MY200378
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • July 4, 2016, 12:32 am
can u put the download on PMC instead of mediafire.com?
  • MY200378
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • July 4, 2016, 12:31 am
it seen like that ur download link was not working.
  • Tra_kad
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 2, 2016, 4:12 pm

Download is in .rar format.

'The Sound of Silence' slowly fades in.
what is wrong with the .rar format ? xD
  • Tra_kad
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 3, 2016, 7:32 am
My computer is a bum, and won't accept .rar files. I know there's programs out there that can change the .rar files to .zip, but most of them require me to pay money, or are generally hard to run/actually full of virus's. I blame Windows for it all. XP
  • mg4015
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Architect
  • July 2, 2016, 11:55 am
  • Hjormel
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • July 2, 2016, 10:52 am
OUT FUCKING STANDING, holy fucks, i love this man great job! may we see more of thos? - im a builder and i haven't really mastard' the theme, but this! ha! glorius job!

- Hjormel
Do you know when there wil be a download link available because i really want to take a closer look at all of this epicness. Also keep up the good work man!
The project is almost done, I am currently working on all interiors, it take a very long time but most of them are complete. The last update will certainly come before the end of the week. And this updat will include the download link !
That's awesome!!! I can't wait to see it all up close. Good luck with the interiors!
  • Neekoris
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Terraformer
  • June 13, 2016, 4:45 am
By the gods..
  • mg4015
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Architect
  • June 9, 2016, 7:20 am
To be honest, this is one of my favorite castles out there on PMC. Saying again, I have gained so much inspiration from this as well as DukonRed just as you did. Good job and keep on building!
Thank you for your support, I really appreciate it.
Your buildings are awesome as well, its nice to see other people interested in realism. [code]I look forward for your next projects ![/code]
I'm getting a Witcher 3 sense here.
  • mg4015
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Architect
  • May 16, 2016, 10:45 am
I have gained a lot of inspiration from this, thankyou so much! Can't wait to see what more there is to come! <3
Your attention to detail has literally left me speechless, i literally am lost for words. One of the best medieval themed projects/castles i've seen by far. Really happy you gave me a diamond so i could come across this!

Amazing work! Hopefully looking forward to seeing more builds like this?

  • michaelBix
  • Level 1
  • New Architect
  • May 6, 2016, 12:15 pm
It's amazing :D
  • Derkino
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Cowboy
  • April 13, 2016, 4:46 am
Hey amazing build first of all,

I was looking for members for my buildteam.

Would you like to get a trial?
  • nannehessel
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Ladybug
  • April 11, 2016, 2:22 am
Conquest! :D
  • Teltic
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Architect
  • April 10, 2016, 8:18 pm
It's really nice!
Very fruity, indeed.
  • LNeoX
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • February 5, 2016, 5:31 am
very nice =)
  • SteamFan
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Network
  • January 24, 2016, 5:11 pm
This is one of the best castles Ive seen
  • ergenta
  • Level 45
  • Master Button Pusher
  • January 13, 2016, 4:40 am
Love the fith picture.
  • Luccraft587
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Blacksmith
  • January 9, 2016, 8:47 am
Wow looks amazing! U used WorldPainter?
  • Scinphter
  • Level 44
  • Master Dwarf
  • January 7, 2016, 1:11 pm

The main castle`s walls are not directly at the island´s beach. Building a Stronghold is much too expensive to waste this area. Also the trees must be cut of, to build heuses there. Where else should all the people live the stronghold is buit to save them?

But-hey: From a minecraft point of view this is really fantastic! (=opposite of realistic-hahaha) Diamoded!
Thanks for your advice, You are right, almost every castles were built directly at the island's beach because of the reasons you have said.
My mistake is due to the fact that I do not expect to create a river surrounding the castle at first.
Trees should also be cut of because it gives cover, but the terrain will be mostly composed of forest with many cut trees for houses. And I also think that trees near the castle provide a "natural protection" (maybe :D).
I built most of houses near to the barbican and fields as they can find refuge in the castle at time.

Despite this, I will probably change anything because I like how does it look, but for my next castles I will obviously follow your advice !
  • slamslasch
  • Level 46
  • Master Engineer
  • January 7, 2016, 6:42 am
Very nice! Really an amazing and very realistic realisation of a castle :D
  • SteamFan
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Network
  • January 5, 2016, 10:43 am
Great castle!
  • Fonta
  • Level 46
  • Master Dragonborn
  • December 23, 2015, 11:18 am
looks nice ;)
  • Commander7
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Architect
  • December 22, 2015, 9:46 pm
Looks beautiful!
  • MRKerbalCraft
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Architect
  • December 22, 2015, 11:46 am
i wanna know how you made those beautiful trees
  • Luccraft587
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Blacksmith
  • January 9, 2016, 8:50 am
I don't know if he made them himself, but if you look for "custom tree repository" by lentebriesje (i don't know the exact name) you will find very nice trees!
  • Strxke
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Network
  • December 22, 2015, 7:11 am
Amazing! I plan on using this once my Castle Siege server gets closer to launching, if you don't mind :D
  • MRKerbalCraft
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Architect
  • December 22, 2015, 12:36 am
I love it !!!
  • imcoopdog
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Crafter
  • December 21, 2015, 12:41 pm
WOW! Looks awesome
  • Foxzes
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 10, 2015, 9:49 am
This is incredible, the realism is extreeme, I love your work +1 diamond!
  • Fighterbear12
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Musician
  • December 9, 2015, 10:17 am
Beautiful! Can't wait to see it done :D
  • oakley09
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • December 8, 2015, 7:27 am
Great work, an excellent example to show an actually realistic castle like they were built back in the Middle Ages. Kinda rare on here - I love your version! Looking forward to seeing the final result :)

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