Contest Third Place!
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Xethyrious avatar Xethyrious
Level 51 : Grandmaster Architect
o Now there was in the time of Kronos a law concerning mankind which has remained in force among the gods from that time to this. The law ordains that, when his time comes to die, a man who has lived a righteous and holy life shall depart to the Isles of the Blessed and there live in complete happiness, free from evils, but that the man whose life has been wicked and godless shall be imprisoned in the place of retribution and judgment, which is called Tartarus.o o Gorgias (Plato)

No lights shine in Tartaros. Even on the eve of the Silver Age, when the last Heroes imprisoned the last of the Gigantes under a sky of daggers in the black pit, Tartaros was just a cold abyss of jagged stone spires. No gold was found here. Iron and coal were plentiful, but no gold, no silver, no jewels. A city was built by the Heroes, who swore to forever guard the last Gigantes. The pit became covered in lights, and the city was joyous, and soldiers and adventurers were plentiful, for a little while. In just a few years, the lights extinguished, and the portal closed, and Tartaros turned into just a myth.

By chance, magi of the surface reignited the link, and rediscovered the black pit. A first expedition was called to explore the city, surprisingly intact, and to search for any of the mythic o godso toolso that the Heroes once wielded.

The first expedition went and didno t return.

And so, the trumpets sound for a second band of soldiers and adventurers to enter the pit of Hell.

Additional Notes

1/30/2012: 3rd place is great. I expected Circlelight to take first, anyway.

Regarding the status of interiors and the map: I've been busy lately, and I had been bored of the project for a while, so I don't have a definite timeline on when I will finish the map. But I will be continuing to work on it, though not in any timely fashion.

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(For PMC Caved in Contest)

Completely solo project. I built this to be an adventure map, but I didno t invest enough time to finish interiors and to add mob spawners and loot (IRL and Starcraft took me away). I plan to continue working on interiors and will eventually update, almost certainly when the contest is over.

Lighting? Nope. No open glowstone or torches (redstone torches dono t count). Moody lighting, no fog, nighttimeo the only way to play. Five torches should be all youo ll need, if played wisely ¯_(ã )_/¯

Texture Pack:

Dokucraft Dark 1.4.2

Mods and Plugins used:




For MC 1.4.6
Progress90% complete

1 Update Logs

1.4.6 : by Xethyrious 01/01/2013 8:20:34 pmJan 1st, 2013

Fixed roads (43:6 => 43:7, 44:6 => 44:7)

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04/26/2019 8:44 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Senate avatar
Wow! this is one of the nicest maps that I've had the pleasure of experiencing. Best wishes!
01/26/2019 12:31 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
wetselj44 avatar
this is aesthetic
05/17/2018 12:07 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
SpockPlays avatar
This map looks amazing
12/02/2016 9:14 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Artist
Eavalanche avatar
This is fantastic. The gloomy, dark, and depressing atmosphere as well as the execution of the design and theme are captured perfectly in this. Why didn't I say this two years ago?
09/16/2015 10:50 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Steve
LoreCase avatar
Can i use this build for my Abyssal world in a RPG server?
I will give full notice that you built this
03/25/2015 9:16 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Skinner
29Tries avatar
Is this supposed to be Tartarus???
02/24/2015 1:01 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
TheFlamingCube avatar
Has anyone made a succesful schematic of this? I found out that this world is just a giant stone cube in a jungle :/ I want to put the world in a superflat world

If someone could help me with this, i would be forever in your debt XD
01/31/2015 9:49 am
Level 1 : New Miner
GreatTimo avatar
Soooo Nice !! Bat how you can set the portal on??
12/14/2014 7:23 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
Mastergabe2000 avatar
This looks like a Drow city from D&D. Nice work!
06/17/2014 2:25 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Skinner
Danniel_Chesire avatar
Love the map entirely! Mind if i put this as my server spawn?
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