Before anything else is said, I must say beforehand: I'm sorry I can't really display these images any better, but I didn't want to have everyone following links; since garry has taken away media tags, the images are simply there. Hopefully they are still displayed decently to people. (If you can't tell, I loved media tags)
So, its been awhile, hasn't it? I've hit a couple massive snags that I recovered from, but they ate a bit of time out of the project each time. That said, I've still been making some major progress in multiple areas. I'll explain some others, but first to explain the following screenshots. Basically, up until now you've seen a single nation; that nation being one of fertile grounds and decent climate. The following presents the desert nation. It has an egyptian workings to it that'll be seen far more prominently later on. Also note that the following are pretty WIP, as a lot of that cobble will be replaced by sandstone. Now, a little background for this update's screenies.
This city was once the centre of a once-great empire. This empire spans the entirely of the world (once I get around to building the entirely of the world, that is) and ruins can be found everywhere. The city itself contains a shine considered to be the most holy of all (in the pictures, this is the area without the staircase). Beneath the holy shrine is the burial grounds for rulers of both the great empire and of the lands conquered by the great empire. This city's value in the world of Terra Scindenda is identical to Jerusalem or Mecca in our own world in terms of holiness. Each pillar in the underground is the tomb of a single ruler and his wife(wives). It can be thought of as the rulers of the past continuing to hold up the people.. literally. Now, the pictures only depict the shrine and the entrance to the burial ground, and as said before, very WIP. The center dome will end up being the very center of the city when fully built. Also, while the underground may look absolutely massive, it is only a bit wider than the surface area, and it is actually shorter in length than the area depicted above the ground. Lastly, I want to say this again. This city is not part of the of the same nation as the villages and town from the previous OP and update 1. Along with that, this new nation isn't bursting to the brim with gold and lapis (a material that is very important in this world.. more on that later), its just this city, and really just a few important structures/areas.
Well, tell me what you think!
P.S. right click > view the images below for a bigger version.
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