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The Kingdom of Cipher {download included}

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Circleight's Avatar Circleight
Level 71 : Legendary Princess

You can visit the project on the Mysidia server at mysidiaserver.us.to
Once you're there use /warp Cipher to get there.

Cipher was a project that I've had in mind ever since the beginning of my adventure map, which is almost a year now I believe. Originally I never planned on making a castle or any kind of architectural building in it. The concept was that it's an ethereal higher dimensional world where you travel to and wind up in the council of the unity. The idea was to have 9 pillars with floor art representing them, which I stuck with. During creation of LastNorth I drew out a sketch of this project and I ended up falling in love with the concept and ideas that were spewing out of me.
I started the project on October 4th and was hoping to finish it at the very end of that month. Although, due to severe server issues, I lost about 70% of my progress with the project and was forced to start over the things that were lost. Despite the irritation with that, and my frustration with it is inevitable, I'm glad I had the opportunity to start anew and improve the project. There were many times that I was worried I wouldn't finish it due to this problem, though I ended up pushing in more energy towards it.
Being that there are 9 pillars, they each represent a different god or goddess of the unity. In order: Satus, Dimidium, Hora, Concordia, Xenos, Pondero, Animus, Alitheia, Desino. Each god represents a different aspect of reality and the human nature(i.e: Life, Time, Knowledge). The dragon serpent is a "soul serpent" that travels from realm to realm gathering the souls of deceased individuals.
The name 'Cipher' sort of came to me loosely. It took a while before I was decided on that name, but right away I figured I'd end up using it anyway because I myself personally like the word a lot. If you're curious as to what the word means, it essentially means nothing, or something with absolutely no value. The idea with using this name is that coming to this "higher dimensional" land, Zen(the main character) is no longer bound to the trivial ignorance and stress of the normal world. His mind is set free and his understanding is absolute. 'Nothing' being absolute and 'whole', there is not a single meandering thought in Zen's mind.

"Upon the doors, that in which time has been sown, leads a path into my shadow.
The shadow calling me, the sacred half of my self, it beckons me to open these doors to a kingdom.
With luminescent light transcending into new forms of waves, they cascade from my perception into a new form of
understanding. This land, a place that does not seem imaginable by a simple mind, but yet I had always imagined myself as the simple type. There are dismal feelings left inside me that are becoming so evanescent because of all the light in this world piercing into me. It is as if I am entirely something else, an entirely different entity than I have ever imagined.
With confidence held firm, I make certain which path I may lead, in hopes to rid this dying world of its chaos.
To make amends with the gods that I have once fell so blindly to, I am to prove to them the soul essence of my potential. Although, the understanding of this is already with them, and for this being true it was inevitable that I'd end up here. Here, in the kingdom of cipher, where I will travel through the portal onward to meetings in Epsilon. "

Additional Info
-Feel free to download the map and enjoy it if you can, but please do not steal this project.
-All of this was built entirely by myself, which is usually how I prefer to work on these projects.
-The video was also self shot/edited, and it's my very first cinematic!~
-Additional download option here
-More photos available here

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Update #1 : by Circleight 11/26/2012 7:43:00 amNov 26th, 2012

added another video by migrosbudget~

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02/21/2020 8:30 am
Level 37 : Artisan Sweetheart
Melygoomba's Avatar
Wow! A whole new level of celestial city. I could imagine living there! Amazing work!
09/28/2019 11:39 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
imahore666420lol's Avatar
ho. ly. shitaki mushrooms
09/11/2017 9:00 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Coni's Avatar
Your designs are mind blowing, I wish I had the patience and skill that you do!
08/11/2017 4:31 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Mijnwerker77's Avatar
Realy well designed. I searched for a long time for a project like this, I never expected
to find something as great as this project.. It's a great world to explore, especialy with
the song ''Panty & Stocking OST - Fallen angel feat. Aimee B'', it realy feels like a higher
world. With great landscaping, great custom trees and greatly designed buildings and
amazing art.
02/25/2017 11:49 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Alois107's Avatar
Can we use this Map for our Minecraft Server?
Emerald Islandiamond
01/08/2017 1:33 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Warrior
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06/05/2016 12:54 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
m83rocketskates's Avatar
Breathtaking! You are extremely talented. The colors, the mixture of styles, the flow of the patterns and architectural styles, the shape of the land... seriously, even the shadows are mesmerizing! Thank you for making this downloadable - especially since you say it took a lot longer than you anticipated. I'm going to walk around in it and ooh and ahh in person now. :) (ps, thanks for introducing me to Thomas Bergersen's music too!)
10/08/2015 9:44 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
AsunaSAO's Avatar
So jelous ;-;
07/18/2015 11:55 am
Level 13 : Journeyman Ninja
fluttershy911's Avatar
Wow i get so jealous of how good you are <3
07/06/2015 5:31 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Themistocles's Avatar
I have seen alot of great builders in my time and i must say mate, you take building to a whole other level of crazy #perfection