This Map is an entry in the completed The Barbarians Are Coming! - Project Contest #12.

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The Valley of Eisbär - The Barbarians Are Coming PMC Contest Entry

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When Steve heard that his friend Anton was being threatened by barbarian invaders, he traveled to Anton's home as fast as he could. When he arrived, he recited many ancient incantations and spells. Soon, the entire valley was filled with snow and ice. Steve then proceeded to build an enormous ice temple that was guarded by the spirit of the polar bear, Eisbär. When the barbarians arrived at the valley, they were stopped short by the bitter cold. Tormented by the plagues of Eisbär and nearly frozen to death, the barbarian horde fled the valley, never to return.



For this contest, I attempted to create a unique entry that was imaginative, well executed, and interesting. For the main temple structure, I used only a very simple color palette composed mainly of ice. The temple was built by myself (I don't have a massive build team, or any for that matter) in a period of around seven days, but most of the work was done in around three days. Building the temple was a real learning process for me; I tried things in this build that I had never done before. In my opinion, the roof of the dome is the crowing jewel of the temple. It has a unique above-view shape that is reminiscent of a snowflake. Throughout the entire valley and the temple structure, snowflake patterns are seen in many different forms. Since ice in Minecraft is melted by strong artificial light (I only realized this when I was almost done with the build), the interior of the temple is only lit by the relatively small amount of sunlight that shines through the ice. Please forgive me if it seems a bit dark inside the temple. Since ice is partially transparent, the interior of the temple seems to faintly glow. Regarding the terrain, I did not modify the bedrock and podzol area. However, some types of non-bedrock/podzol terrain that are surrounded by bedrock/podzol have been modifed. I attempted (but maybe not perfectly) to leave the original trees in the bedrock/podzol unaffected. I hope that my terrain modifications are acceptable and do not cause me to lose points.


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07/23/2016 2:53 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Explorer
qq1301692703's Avatar
Hi Plinkster702! I'm an editor of China.
I've found your new project

The Valley of Eisbär - The Barbarians Are Coming PMC Contest Entry

. It's really a nice job.
Therefore I'm here to ask if I could repost your project to our website
However, due to the fact that our country has blocked a lot of foreign websites.
So could you allow us create a new Chinese downlink.
I will list your name and the original website clearly.
(Diamond for you :D)
06/21/2016 5:37 am
Level 1 : New Miner
CC56350's Avatar
Can I use this map on my server?
06/21/2016 9:27 am
Level 31 : Artisan Mountaineer
Plinkster702's Avatar
What kind of server is it? What is the server IP? Will you give me proper credit and not claim this map as your own or redistribute it? BTW, thanks for asking; I feel honored that someone would want to use my map for a server. =D
06/09/2016 11:48 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Taco
Kevaasaurus's Avatar
cute polar bear decals :-D
06/10/2016 12:07 am
Level 31 : Artisan Mountaineer
Plinkster702's Avatar
Thank you! =D They are some of my first statues.
06/05/2016 6:58 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Dragon
SamB442's Avatar
You modified the terrain, they stated that is not allowed
06/07/2016 6:21 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
RebirthOfShien's Avatar
it is allowed, as long as it isnt on the bedrock podsol area
06/04/2016 5:57 pm
Level 48 : Master Blacksmith
bowbuilder's Avatar
neat i really like all the polar bears
06/05/2016 12:01 am
Level 31 : Artisan Mountaineer
Plinkster702's Avatar
Thanks! =D They are some of the first statues that I have built.
06/04/2016 2:10 pm
Level 40 : Master Wolf
Axiim's Avatar
You realize it has to be on the contest map, right?
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