[Submission Thread] - Royal Gardeners Wanted!

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  1. Cerus

    Cerus Travian Senior Community Manager Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Avatars,

    This is the Submission thread for the Contest "Royal Gardeners Wanted". The thread is for submissions only. Any question or comment you may have about the contest should be posted in the main event-thread.

    The Submission-Thread will remain open until June 26th, 2018.

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    CONTEST RULES SUMMARY:
    • If you participate as a group: Every group must have a group leader (it can be the guild master, but you can also choose to have a different trusted leader for this event if you wish)
    • The group leaders are to announce, which members are part of their group.
    • At the end of the Event, the group leaders of the winning garden(s) will receive the prize for the group and are trusted to distribute it fairly as agreed with the group members who contributed.
    • Participants can submit screenshots and/or videos of the finalized Plaza in this thread.
    • Each leader posts on behalf of the whole group.
    • One post per participating group.
    • By June 26th, each submission must include:
      • Location of the created place
      • 3 Screenshots of the place
      • A few sentences about the place
    • Updating your Submission is allowed at any time, by editing the respective post.


    WINNERS AND PRIZES:

    The submissions will be judged by their creativity, fanciness and/or originality.

    The group of gardeners whose garden will become chosen "Royal Garden" shall receive:
    • 230 COTOs
    • 500,000 Gold
    • 1 x Stone Statue of your choice (Max. City Lot)
    • 1 x 2018 Lord British Birthday Cake
    • Exclusive Title: Royal Gardener
    • Lord British's Birthday party

    Up to two other beautiful gardens shall receive
    • 115 COTOs
    • 200,000 Gold

    Once the prizes are handed over to the group leaders, the event is concluded.
    Any discussion related to the distribution of prizes are to be discussed with the members involved privately and not in public.
    Portalarium and Travian Games will not intervene in any discussions about the prizes after they have been handed over to the group representatives.



    Good luck, Avatars!
     
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    Location - Crafters Town

    The Pyramid of Roses

    None knows when The Pyramid of Roses was built or why roses grow there. There have been rumours of treasures hidden beneath but none dared to disturb the magical sense of peace this place seems to emanate , instead, the settlers of Crafters Town decided to build a garden around it , a place to ponder , to stop.... and smell The Roses .

    The Pyramid of Roses - ''Aerial view''




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    Character ingame name : Elrond

    Location : Crafters Town is located near Central Brittany its a new town just landed this release on map ( As you enter town go straight ahead ...garden is located at the end of the main alley...or look for my town lot )
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  3. Daigoji Gai

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    Absolutely stunning.
    FYI, and where would one find Crafters Town if they don't rely on Earth-based digital map technology to get around Novia? Would like to visit before submissions start to come in and it gets overwhelming trying to see everything in person.
     
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    The Crafted Garden
    (No Add-On Store or Crown Merchant Decorations! No Decoration Rewards! Just Player Crafted & NPC Decorations)

    Located in the Metropolis of Anseldale, The Crafted Garden is a village lot sized garden made up of mostly player crafted decorations and some NPC bought decorations. Absolutely NO Add-On Store or Crown Merchant Decorations or Decoration Rewards were used in The Crafted Garden.

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    A warm bath after a hard days work of decorating, crafting, harvesting, gathering and running around shopping is a great way of resting and relaxing that tired, weary and worn avatar body.

    Player Crafted Decorations Used: Rough Stone Rectangle Blocks, Rough Stone Pavers, Small Rectangle Rugs, Long Rugs, Ornate Clockwork Wings, Rose Flower Arrangements, Large Harp, Elven Streetlamps, Canvass Upholstered Armchairs, Brown Suede Ottomans, Canvass Upholstered WoodenTrim Loveseat, Pillows, Angled Ionic Columns, Ankhs, Ruined Stone Arch, Doric Column Pedestals, Carved Oak Sidetables, Wooden Phonograph, Free Standing Long Banners, Ornate Cherry Room Dividers, Tripod Brazers, Grey Marble Benches, Hapsichord, Moondial, Hedge Layer Cakes, Large Fountain, Hedge Archways, Fancy One-Man Band Hats, Fancy One-Man Band Shirt, Woman Busts, Rose Bouquets, Antique Curved Armchair, Antique Chair, Antique Dining Chair, Dual Wax Cylinder Phonograph, Stone Fireplace, Meteoric Iron Epic Plate Helm, Meteoric Iron Augmented Plate Helm, Meteoric Iron Plate Helm, Earthernware Bierkrugs, Wooden Hot Tub, Archaic Boy Statues, Trunks, Woman's Head on Pedestal, Man's Head on Pedestal.

    NPC Bought Decorations Used: Planting Pots, Plants, Pumpkins, Lemons, Tomatoes, Blank Books.


    ANSELDALE is a PRT (Player Run Town) located in the Midmaer Region in Novia and it's between Shaminian Hills and Midras Ruins. Anseldale is also a Metropolis with many available lots for anyone to claim. Just come down to Anseldale with your Place Anywhere Lot Deed and claim any available Lot that matches your Lot Deed.

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    Serpent's Watch' Theatrical Garden

    I bid ye welcome lovers of music and theatrical performances to this soothing oasis for the weary traveller. Located in the Player-owned Town of Serpent's Watch, i give you the Serpent's Watch' Theatrical Garden. Play or listen to your heart's content. Be at peace and enjoy yourself!

    (The piano and the large harp are supposed to be placed on the stage, but block limitations currently won't allow that.)


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    Feel free to drop by anytime! In the town take the local destination sign to central and then move up the hill towards the castle. Follow the castle walls to the left when you go up the hill and then keep following the wall. You will eventually run into my lot, it's a keep lot. That or just teleport to me, i'm online often enough. ;)
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    You could always claim that the piano and harp are intended to be in an orchestra pit so that the stage is free for the other performers...

    Looks amazing. Great job. 8^D
     
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    wow -nice amphitheater <3
     
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    The Garden of Life and Virtue
    Location is Blue Rose Isle.(loc 110.6,89.0,24.2)
    The Team: Leader: Harry Underworld
    Workers: Wind Silvermoon, Drake Aedus, Kaffius Forgius, Diego Mas and Ice

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    The floor has been swept , the bar is stocked and the banquet tables prepared as we get ready to celebrate life
    and Lord British's birthday.


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    Welcome to Lord British's Birthday Dance Party
    Everyone is invited to party with us at the New Fawn Garden Dance Party on the 29th of June, 2018, time to be determined. To get here take the boat from Harvest or the wagon from Hollaim. Once you arrive in New Fawn go up the hill and the Garden Party Plaza is straight ahead.

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    The plaza was created by 4 residents of New Fawn. Their names are Warrior B’Patrick, Novia Property, DrMary WaterGoddess, and James Faix. To maximize the event area a village lot was used for the Garden Maze, The Dual Wax Cylinder Phonograph, and Stage where you can have your picture taken with Lord British, if he is not too busy.

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    The other part of the plaza was done with Deco items placed in the POT area by the Governor. It is a large dance floor that can hold many dancing Avatars. There are other things to do as well. A large telescope has been setup to gaze at the stars and a Moondial will show you the alignment of the celestial objects. Maybe the alignment will trigger a flash mob of everyone doing the Starrlton.

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    Will the judges be visiting each garden to have a better look since we are only allowed to submit three shots?
     
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    Yes, on June 26th every garden will be visited. All gardens have to be complete and ready at their location by that time.
     
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    Alice and her friends from Wonderland have been sucked through the rift and have now found themselves in New Britannia.
    As a sign of good faith, Alice has built a magic royal garden for the ruler of this land.
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    As they adjust to their new world, they find comfort in the old games from Wonderland.
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    Alice spends her evenings hosting grand parties and has sent a grand invitation to Lord British and his court to share in the fun.

    Group Leader: Sol Stormlin
    Garden Caretakers: Cambria Stormlin, John Gault, Thorne Bloodblade, Corte Grimward, Ashley Starsapphire, and Twisted Nightmare.
    Directions to our garden in Caelestis Canton: Caelestis Canton is a nested town within PaxLair and Isle of Wonders. In PaxLair at the center bridge, you will find a wagon to CC. Alternatively you can enter the Isle of Wonders and take the boat to Caelestis Canton. Take the sign post to Town Boundary 1 and run south up towards the top of the big hill.
    Location: Area: Caelestis Canton (POT_desert_metropolis_01b_template/Caelestis Canton) Loc: (-247.5, 75.0, 272.2)
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    Location: Just a few yards North of Aerie in Dragomir Mori
    The garden is in the center of town and can be seen from the dock upon entering the town when you look toward the large clock.

    The Garden of Dreams

    Years ago on a far-a-way star a dream was born.
    As often is at first the dreams were cloudy and misty and not quite formed. However, days quickly past and the dreams grew and formed into a reality of various games. Then one dream that was especially beautiful one day became known by the name Shroud of the Avatar. Shroud of the Avatar was not the first dream born on that star all those moons ago but is is the most recent dream. It was born a dream on the star called Richard Garriot who became Lord British. Lord British born of greatest and to be in greatness July 4 some years ago.
    The dream in the garden began in the sleepy head of that star so far-a-way yet the dreams reached the heavens heights and poured from his head into our hearts these Virtues of Truth, Courage and Love. They became treasured friends to affect our very being.
    It is with great joy we celebrate the birth of the man who in a garden of dreams listened to that dream so that we would have the gift of knowing him through Shroud of the Avatar.
    Thank you and Happy Birthday Richard Garriot, Lord British!

    Memento Mori guild: Stu Gotz, Monkeysmack, Greyfox, Jon Snow, Fenrir Jaegerson, DiWeasel, Deiter VomPasker,Blakatt Docholiday, Maykie Antear, Odin Asguard, Roper DocHoliday, Vlad Zheleza, Atlas, Tahru and CatherineRose, Guild Leader and leader of The Garden of Dreams

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    The Lord British Hanging Rose Garden

    Many years ago in New Britannia, the Obsidians built many monuments. These monuments were often built for reasons that now are lost in the mists of time.
    This place was uncovered in Rinzai a few months ago and was restored to some extent. However not knowing the original intended use of the ruins, it has been repurposed for a modern day use and dedicated as the Lord British Hanging Rose Gardens.

    Located to the south and west of the docks, and on the western edge of town, the Gardens are a short walk for the day visitor to come and enjoy their wonder.

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    So come along to Rinzai, a nested town inside Desolis, a short run East of Central Britanny and just East of the Grunvald Shardfall
     
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    cannot see the images ?
     
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    I re entered the pics :(
     
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    So, this is one of those projects that kind of kept getting weirder the more we did to it.

    Our idea was to make a 'magical garden' of gravity-defying strangeness. There is a lore precedent to this, Rinzai itself has a rich backstory of strange happenings in the area and a magical undercurrent that stirs beneath the dunes. This has been detailed in a couple of in-game books and also some "stuff" placed out in the desert outside town (like the mysterious poisoned well). We've taken that concept and applied it to the garden as well - Blocks hang suspended in mid-air with plants (and other things) stuck to them in ways that should not be possible, but are, because, well, "magic." The wizard tower seemed the fitting centerpiece to this, and also provides a VIP balcony from which the goings on can be observed. There's a few quirky hidden things to find, too, should you fancy a visit.


    SCREENSHOT 1:
    This is taken from what we have been referring to in the build process as "Chaotic Corner" viewing the front of the tower near the main entryway. (What's behind me in chaotic corner? You'll have to visit to find out...)
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    SCREENSHOT 2:
    This is taken from the tower balcony looking down at a plaza area suitable for dancing. There's the necessary amenties - a bar (we have one of those giant ducks acting as bartender, though you can't really see him from this angle) - a DJ area, plenty of space for dancing, also, lots of exciting floating blocks for people to jump on! Fortunately, the 'dead player skeletons' from such antics during the building process faded away before it was 'screenshot time'.
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    This is from atop the tower looking down at the left side at a few of the little mini-plaza things.
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    Special thanks to everyone who helped with the project, our team is:
    Shimizu - Fearless Leader (Concept and wiggled a lot of things and planted things in pots)
    Ameresta Trilon - The Magical Architect (she makes granite do fun things). Also responsible for obsessive straightening of hedges and plants.
    Scoffer Kada - Angel Investor (gave me cash to make hedges and then stayed out of the way)
    Griffler - (we have to put him here 'cause he owns Rinzai. No, seriously he did help, mostly in a fetching things and "does this angle look right" capacity).
    Aria Stoner & Selene Brightshadow also helped to craft/provide some of the deco pieces and with a few ideas.



    That's it then, hope you'll come by for a visit in topsy-turvy land, sometime.
    Meow.
    Bring your wizard hat!

    (From entrance of town, go around the circle and take a right - its the city lot owned by Ameresta Trilon)
     
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  18. Adrian (Kung Fu Master)

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    Just for your information. There is a bug that resets plants/flowers pot when you transfer in/out the lot into the magic mover slot. Don't get caught with immature plants/flowers on the day Devs come around to visit your garden. Just want to be fair for everyone to know this.
     
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    One day, I plan to have a much bigger space for my gardens, but as it is now, the largest lot I own is a village lot. :)

    This lot is located in Aldwater and is perched up on a hill that catches the morning sunrise, so I thought I should capitalize upon that.
    Next to my husband's critique of my screenshots, I am the only person who worked on this garden.


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    Screenshot 1: This is a view through the window - the morning sun comes through and lights up the area beautifully.

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    Screenshot 2: View looking into the garden

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    Screenshot 3: Top down view from the lot next door. I had to build a crazy tower to get up there, and waited a few day/night cycles to get a shot without rain. :)


    Aldwater is just west of Ardoris, right on the water. It's quick and easy to get to, and so far, I have yet to ever see it besieged! *crosses fingers*

    The property is located at (-372.2, 65.0, -15.0)

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    Welcome to Virtue Oasis, a refuge for weary outlanders who wish to uphold the virtues. Virtue Oasis is the guild town for Every Virtue is Lasting (EVL), a diverse group of players interested in building a fun, fair, and democratic guild. We pride ourselves on the depth of our experience, skills, and the value we add to Shroud of the Avatar. We respect the virtues; enjoy sharing our knowledge, and gaming with like-minded guild mates and the community at large.

    Virtue Oasis features a "desert garden" set in front of the main guild hall, abounding with water features and thriving desert plants. Surrounding the central columned road is a cactus & statue garden to one side and a rose garden on the other. It is designed for ease of travel and access to the surrounding devotionals. Come find solace and peace through meditation on the virtues.

    The Virtue Oasis Desert Garden is humbly submitted by the group EVL Guild with Lao Tzu as the lead gardener. Any prizes will be donated to running EVL sponsored events. Much appreciation to all EVL members who have provided resources and inspiration for the garden design.

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    Virtue Oasis is located in the southwest corner of the Hidden Vale. We have a full set of maximized devotionals, as well as wide range of categorized vendors for all your shopping needs. It is also home to the Virtue League, the longest running 1 vs 1 PvP tournament in SotA. All those who uphold the virtues are welcome!

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    - Lao Tzu
     
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