Wednesday 27 November

Even though I built this one at about 8 am this morning, I am just now getting around to posting about it. Lots of other interesting work happening at Tin Man at the moment that is taking all my time. Look for for some super exciting new stuff in the new year :-)

Anyway, onto today’s dungeon: the spell tower. This one was absolutely inspired by Ariel’s multi-level tower studded castle from yesterday.

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This is a wizardly tower where the wizardly people come to do their wizardly doings.

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We have the seven towers, the six representing the six earthly elements: water, air, fire, earth, vitai, and nous. And the seventh tower of the arcane that binds and controls the others.

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Here is the altar around which the words are chanted, upon which the reagents are prepared and consumed, and from whence the arcane powers are unleashed!

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And of course, the SCARY DOOR!!! Wooooo-ooo-oo.

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Around back, outside the living quarters is a smaller, more personal meditation area. Here we see the symbol of the arcane again, but juxtaposed with the dichotomy of the door and the wall. These are the symbols for the problem and the solution, of the challenge and the achievement, the yin and the yang. This meditation shrine is where new knowledge is forged, problems are contemplated and solutions are found! (also this is where you would pop out for a quick smoke between spell casting sessions)

Also I definitely wax far more lyrically in the evenings than in the early mornings. The early morning posts are pretty bleak and read like technical manuals :-) So, I guess my apologies for the early morning posts :-)

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