EDIT: Didn't remember I had already commented
Feel free to remove this post.
Last edited by Gurkhal; March 13, 2011 at 02:53 PM.
We now have all those very bright weird colours bercause of our knowledge of chemistry, and I would say we haven't ahd any indication that they are particularly advanced in that area so they would still have only the more softer colours available for the less ''natural'' colours like poisenous green etc.
Anyway, will you also be making the Baratheon banners without the crown on the Stag if they for example are no longer King pretenders nor hold the Iron Throne?
Superb guys! Love the Kingswood Hunters.
As regards a comment someone made above about the lack of cities. Martin actually stated (I believe it is somewhere in So Spake Martin), that the Stormlands had no cities (or large towns of note). He did however say that the region had very fertile soil and a large amount of forestry which made the area was propersous enough to make House Baratheon a military and political force to be reckoned with.
Thanks for the preview!
Last edited by Lord Tywin; March 13, 2011 at 04:52 PM.
'A sword is not strong until it has been tempered'
I think that theres generally a lack of cities, its abit annoying but imo makes up for it just by adding so much more fun and challenge, because they have big economical impact, and because they are so few all Houses want a piece of their delicious, golden cake.
Looks great guys, keep up the good work!
War is peace.
Pictures are down right now as my photobucket bandwidth suddenly seems to have decided its exceeded. I've deleted a lot of photos but the capricious thing seems set in its evil ways. If it's not working tomorrow morning I'll re-up the photos to a different server and repair the preview.
In response to the above question (Fingon), no we wouldn't remove the crown, as I don't believe there is any textual evidence to indicate that the Baratheon sigil was anything but a crowned stag. The original Lord Baratheon was a cousin to the Targaryen dynasty, thus Robert's claim, and as such the crowned stag probably symbolised this in its original conception. If you can of course point to evidence antithetical to this I will of course admit defeat
Colour wise, hmm, I think I'll sit on the fence. If aesthetically people would prefer the shield colours to be toned down, we can do this, but I don't think a historical debate in a fantasy setting is going to pan out. One mention of the word "dragons" and things tend to go awry!
Awesome Preview +rep
Renly looks amazing.
Awesome preview apart from the bright shields though
It's not a tired old excuse by any means. Generally if arguments are old it's because they are deemed valid.
"When considering a fantasy world you generally disregard the fantastical elements while designing it, unless it is affected by the fantasy."
Surely this is paradoxical? If it is a fantasy world it is affected by fantasy by default, no? We describe many of these settings as medieval to give them a root of context in our minds. It doesn't mean that because something is true in the real world, it has to be so in the fantasy one. Otherwise we'd be questioning everything. 10 year long winters? Undead? Giants? Dragons? You can't just pick and choose what you're going to dismiss as fantasy and what you aren't. Yes this therefore includes colours.
If we accept that Westeros is a fantasy world, we therefore accept it has fantastical elements. House Tarth's colours are clearly described as pink and azure. Therefore we use pink and azure. It's as simple as that.
The main point here is if you don't like the shades of colour used, just say that. Otherwise we'll get these silly arguments. I could go into depth about how certain pigments were achieved in bygone times in our world, but how is that relevent to Westeros?
Who will be the heir to House Baratheon?
"I doubt you can understand the magnitude of the stupidity in your statement."
Sweet! We just need to kill that brat Renly and order is restored.
...So if Stannis dies, I am heir to the Stormlands?
Shields and swords will win you wars -
But in the end, the battle's for our hearts are fought by bards.
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