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Dorú Yllium is the blueprint of a fictional fantasy city, including an own conclusive lore, an exact city plan and several characters that play a role in a much more complex literate book story.
It is part of the fictional universe of 'Ephylium', in which a huge part of 'Minecraft Forgotten Realms' is settled in.

'The White City' - Dorú Illium is the minecraft-version of this attempt, to eventually create a conclusive city-model.


'Dorú Yllium' , 'The White City - Dorú Illium' and every part of it

has been created by:

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and the rest of the

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Dorú Yllium is the very splinter of a glorious empire that ones existed in the very west of the world, called Ylyra. It has been reigned by a noble emperor, referred as the 'Golden Emperor' as the people did not believe in pagan gods but in the true power of their emperor, that has been nothing less than a god-king for them.Daenver the Friend of Gods predicted that Ylyra will once fall for the people lived in sin, not believing and not letting justice or mercy prevail. The Empire has been vast, too vast some will say. Slaves have been kept and were needed to work in the alabaster mines, exploiting the precious stone used to construct the huge palaces of Ylyra.
This day, the day Daenver predicted long ago came. The Domes of Heaven were enraged and the true gods, in their merciness, gave the people a chance to escape, for their told Daenver what will happen. Though he was not answered, his grandchild Cévir, did read the books of downfall. He brought the people to leave their lovely empire. In a passionate speach he teached the people to believe. To believe into the true gods, leading the destiny from the Domes of Ephéllion.
And when fires, red and dark as sinister blood came out of the earth, when clay turned to ashes and brother slew father, the people of Ylyra followed Cévir, they followed him to the glorious east, where Ephylium, the divine star shone bright and enlighted a new land with high cliffs, lush and green fields, magical forests and an enormeous mountainside.

When the people finally landed on the newcontinent, they called it Eldárvarya and they founded the city Dorú Yllium, meaning Great Star in the archaic language. They had a dream. which was to reign as fathers of the vast landscapes of Eldarvarya, calling their new Empire Ephýlia, Land of the Morning.



Progress80% complete

26 Update Logs

Update #26 : 04/20/2016 2:10:03 pmApr 20th, 2016

new update for 2016:

Dorú's Exterior is almost finished. We got the great temple done and are now beginning to create the great citadel. This will be last yet the biggest structure in Dorú. When this is done we will start design the interiors and half-interiors. Until this is done, we will keep making wonderful renderings. Stay tuned.. ;)

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  • XQlusive1
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Architect
  • April 25, 2016, 9:50 am
Great Job Risen ! You have a Dynmap ?
awesome <3
  • Teamillusory
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Network
  • June 24, 2015, 11:25 pm
I assume the server is gone since the website is?
The server is still online!
Ip: ForgottenRealms.tk
  • SamoaSpider
  • Level 40
  • Master Spider Rider
  • April 25, 2015, 9:06 am
oh, I forgot all about it!
Heeeey Samoaaa! You still existing! :D
  • SamoaSpider
  • Level 40
  • Master Spider Rider
  • May 5, 2015, 7:42 am
the legend never dies
You people have taken this game to a level that I have never seen before. Continue this beautiful realm of yours and its mythos
thank you very much for that comment!
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • April 19, 2015, 3:26 pm
Exceptional work so far!  Keep it up!  :)
We started 3 years ago but we are still working on it ;)
  • LouizZ
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 19, 2015, 4:42 am
Looks amazing! I'm very impressed considering that you built that 3 years ago. :o
We started 3 years ago but we are still working on it ;)
  • LouizZ
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 19, 2015, 8:49 am
Oh you do, that's great! :D
Dang I was hoping to use this map for a animation! :( Well Great map anysways.
Just wish there was a download.
Well we are sorry, we would actually appreciate that but we just cant share our map. It is too massive and there has been put too much love into it as we could. :(

Thank you anyways!!
  • Firoxfilm
  • Level 22
  • Expert Scribe
  • August 14, 2014, 10:02 am
always good :P
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Mage
  • July 2, 2014, 7:19 am
Amazing build, diamond and favourite ;)
thank you very much Dominic :)
  • tallsan
  • Level 23
  • Expert Toast
  • July 2, 2014, 6:42 am
Very impressive :)
thanks, women often say this to me
  • tallsan
  • Level 23
  • Expert Toast
  • July 9, 2014, 2:13 pm
You just lost a diamond and sub :/
Haha, lol dude :D
  • CrankerMan
  • Level 41
  • Master Architect
  • July 2, 2014, 5:53 am
wow why haven't i seen this yet o.o
this really is some very good work!
I only updated it, and it has never been that popular, maybe thats the reason...I thank you very much , sir!
PLLLEEEEEASE send download
can't, is not finished :)
When will it be?
This is really cool, guys!
Oh wow hey! You guys are still around? That's great. I'm glad you're still working. Nice to see you finished Doru too. I remember when I tried to clean up the griefing that happened to it way back when ; 3; 

Sorry about leaving you guys :< I know you kinda liked having an extra hand with creativity on board, but you know how it goes... I was FrayFray by the way c:
  • Plutouthere
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Crafter
  • May 6, 2014, 7:30 pm
Hadn't seen this before but now that I have this is really cool, well don't guys :D keep it up!
thank you :)

I just updated the lore a bit, feel free to read :)
  • oakley09
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • May 6, 2014, 12:04 pm
Awesome! I really love the majestic houses, especially the big castle. Wonderful :D
thank you very much, oakley :)
  • Vyxept
  • Level 21
  • Expert Artist
  • January 21, 2013, 4:10 pm
I thought it said Ithelien.
I was hoping it was ithelien from Middle Earth.
  • RoloFolo
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • January 16, 2013, 3:11 am
Beautiful guys! Sweet.
  • Lycinadale
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • January 15, 2013, 9:39 pm
cool. diamond :)
Don't be a bullshitter, this is NOT based on LotR, its based off of Illiria otherwise known as Uru'baen from the inheritance cycle. The city is clearly depicted in the final book as being exactly like this right up to the overhang so dont think you'll get any shit out of me liar.
  • _DioM_
  • Level 26
  • Expert Scribe
  • February 3, 2013, 3:10 am
Twerp :)

Be nice, or silence yourself.

You only shame your name, and lower your respect.
Pssh, not so rude. It is based on LOTR in that way: white.
But, anyhow, dont use this word 'based'. Everyone get's his inspiration from somewhere. And I actually got it from several fantasy books. If you would have a look at the city again, you would see that the city turned really different then à à Illiria/Urubean or Minas Tirith, whatever. I am building an oriental bazaar, willing to add grand docklands AND a townpart, traversed by plenty channels and rivers. The city is much bigger than this small citadel you may have seen in one of the frontpics, and plans are much bigger. Sorry if my tags confused you, I did just change them!
Yours faithfully.

Btw: The Overhang isnt really existing anymore.
  • Matth11010
  • Level 23
  • Expert Crafter
  • December 16, 2012, 4:44 am
das ist sehr gut!! this is what you should learn in year 9 german
  • pkone1234
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Miner
  • October 25, 2012, 10:54 am
holy mother fucking of god
  • lippy896
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 11, 2012, 12:50 pm
holy shit
jw, are you going to apply for minecon server edition, and why does it only say that starbird14 has been helping do the interiors of irongate on the website?
because it was an example public, but I could add your name if you wish that. ;)
What about Minecon?
i wasnt talking about me. lol. anyways, minecon server edition is this thing that somebody created, there are many other build servers there(creative node, block fortress, etc.) heres the link if you want to check it out http://www.planetminecraft.com/forums/minecon-2012-server-edition-t152855.html
  • Unnatural
  • Level 20
  • Expert Toast
  • October 8, 2012, 8:39 am
you are ridiculously awesome!
tons of thankies!
looks fantastic! also whats the texture pack
Oh thank you really much!
The Texturepack is the Forgotten Realms Mix-Pack.
You can find it on our homepage. (www.mcforgottenrealms.de)
  • sumo377stucki
  • Level 27
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • October 8, 2012, 10:39 am
thx for the reply also I would love to join the team if I can. Pm me if you have any open spots
  • Teweran
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Hero
  • October 7, 2012, 8:39 am
wow das ist groà artig!
aber warum stehen wir in den tags? :)
Ich pack eigentlich immer alle die Ich so kenne und mag in die Tags, damit Leute, die das sehen auch die Personen mal anklicken und die ggf. abonnieren oder sowas.
Eigentlich packe ich auch immer alle möglichen Leute, die mir gefallen in die Credits, weil sie mich irgendwo inspirieren. ;)
  • Teweran
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Hero
  • October 8, 2012, 6:35 am
das ist schön :)
what does this have to do with Lord of the rings at all? o-0 can't see that it's based on anything from the movies or the books.
I propose you to read the given introduction text.
It's a self-elaborated city, in a self-invented context.
There are just some inspirations, which are taken from Lotr.
but isn it a bit over reachting to compare this with LotR? i wouldn't dare to do it if it was me. glad i'm not tolkien right now. kind regards
Lol I cannot really remember, where I mentioned that this is to be compared with Lotr.
  • kaktusmies
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Artist
  • September 21, 2012, 3:03 am
OMG it fabulous!
Thank you. :)
I am currently working on a grand bazar for the southern city!
  • crazyeagle
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Bunny
  • August 16, 2012, 4:36 pm
nice job mates
  • mrMiner8
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 9, 2012, 4:11 am
awesome is it creative
or survival
creative,thank you.
  • mrs_Mizi
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • August 8, 2012, 10:59 am
I kann leider nicht mehr als einen Diamanten geben, aber ein Fav reicht auch oder x)
sehr nett,danke. :)
  • gosserlitz
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 8, 2012, 5:38 am
Wow, i just created an account to comment on megafrancs palace (your partner server ?) and a link in the description brought me here. rly awesome, thank god i've found you =)
Dia and sub
Thank you really much, yeah franco's team is really abitious,indeed.
Could you do some tutorials on how to build good? get your builders to give tips that helped them... because I really want to build as good as you and I practice over and over again but it's never what I want it to be :(

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