This Map is an entry in the completed Head into the Clouds Project Contest.

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Land of Orthox - Equa Head into the Clouds Contest Entry

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Level 28 : Expert Architect

We proudly present to you Equa Buildteam's entry to the {Head into the Clouds} contest!

Land of Orthox


When James wakes up he finds himself in some form of utopian society. He hears a loud whooshing from above as an airship lowers down above his head. A cheery voice calls out.

"Hello there, welcome to XXX! Need a lift?"

James climbs aboard and it carries him up to the town. The people there are all nice and friendly, it seems like the perfect place to live. Not having much money, James finds a hotel room to stay in. Worried about how he will be able to pay for everything, he assures himself that these nice people will surely have a job for him or will be understanding of his situation. However as soon as his funds begin to run out, he notices an abrupt change. No one is friendly anymore, everyone treats him coldly and he begins to worry about what will happen.

5 days after arriving he pays the hotel his last few pounds and walks up to his room. Sitting down on the bed he hears 3 knocks on the door before it bursts open. A large number of heavily armoured police charge in.

"James Stevenson, we have found you guilty of theft. As such you are hereby banished from our town for good, never to return."

He is pushed out the door of the hotel towards a waiting police zeppelin. Turning around, he cries:

"But I never stole anything, don't I deserve a fair trial ?"

He only manages the first few words before he feels the strong impact of a riffe butt smashing into the back of his head. Everything starts to fade away as he loses consciousness.

When his eyes open it is the middle of the night and he's lying on the cold ground. He can see the island above him but with no way to get back he wanders towards the slums. Greeted by an incredibly dirty, skinny but yet cheerful old man he states:

"Finally here are we? I saw you come in and knew it wouldn't be long before you would be joining us"

"But they banished me for being a thief, how could you have known I'd be here?"

"Everyone does, when their money runs out"

Looking around James felt a deep despair run through him but curiously he noticed that even though everyone was hungry and filthy, everyone was happy.

"If you ask me, I'd rather be down here" the old man said, almost reading his thoughts.

It was hard to settle in, James had to put together a shack to sleep in and although he'd never built anything in his life, everyone from the slums lent a hand and together they managed to get it done in little time at all. At first the cold and the hunger and the smell of his own body made him miserable but after a while he began not to notice those things. Instead spent time having fun with all the people there who, he noticed, not a single one of them was ever nasty.

Lying in bed one night he heard the familiar sound of the whooshing of an airship and when he looking out of one of the cracks in his hut he could see police troops rush into the slums and grab 5 people. Jumping out of bed he raced towards them to try and help but slowed to a stop when he noticed everyone else was just sitting and watching.

"What are you all doing, why don't we help them?" he shouted at them.

The old man walked up slowly towards him and said:

"There is nothing we can do, and by God have we tried. Every week they come and take 5 people and bring them to the manner up above. Nothing we can do will save them."

The old man sits down on a log as Steve stares in disgust. He carries on explaining with a sad look in his eyes

"We never see them again of course"

"So why did they choose those 5?"

"They choose them at random, but one thing we know, everyone is taken in the end."

With that, the old man retreated into his shack.

This project has been a lot of stress for everyone, especially as due to server problems we were unable to start work on it until 15 days in. Every member of the team has put in an unbelievable amount of work and we'd appreciate it if you could show your support for the project and our efforts.

More renders and cinematics are on the way, we ran out of time a little :D
CreditThanks to MrFluffyCakes for the renders!
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Mine Maus Craft
07/05/2015 1:17 pm
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Blockhead
Mine Maus Craft's Avatar
Looks beautiful :-)
07/31/2014 2:02 pm
Level 41 : Master Engineer
jefe070's Avatar
This looks really good, although a bit messy.
07/31/2014 5:39 pm
Level 28 : Expert Architect
Equa's Avatar
Thanks, we really had to rush towards the end so didn't have much time for tidying and things, also I don't think some of the pictures show it off too well
07/31/2014 1:31 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Blob
Fudds's Avatar
Looks awesome! Love it, Diamond and Fave :3 Good luck on the competition :D
07/31/2014 5:38 pm
Level 28 : Expert Architect
Equa's Avatar
Glad you like it :D
07/31/2014 12:29 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Explorer
Dr_2k's Avatar
Very well detailed and magnificiant build. Well done!
07/31/2014 5:38 pm
Level 28 : Expert Architect
Equa's Avatar
Thanky ou!
07/31/2014 12:17 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Architect
Nirutia's Avatar
Looks awesome ;)
07/31/2014 12:19 pm
Level 28 : Expert Architect
Equa's Avatar
ty :D
07/31/2014 12:10 pm
Level 49 : Master Blob
icedragon926's Avatar
Amazing airship :O Good luck in the contest!
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