Pre-Production Concept Sketch - Waerd Architecture

I have to admit, old man Snipey is a little under the weather today. But I wasn't gonna let a sick day stand in the way of the shiny train!

That said, if I spent some time to tell you about my day today, it would mostly involve tales of vomit, lots of vomit, so let's skip that, and instead finally return to that architecture series I promised we'd get back to. Next week, I think I want to talk a little bit about the RPG aspects of what we're doing with combat, but I didn't have access to good images from my fortress of vomitude. On the other hand, I've had this one ready for a bit, so let's take a look at Waerd structures!

I really love the Waerd style. Look at the holes cut into the roofs to let in light without exposing too much of the interior to the desert heat, it shows their cleverness. And their communal nature comes through in the way their buildings are all connected, built out of the same mesa rock, protected by the same walls.

The architecture of the Waerd tells a story about them. You can't see a Waerd village and not understand at least some of the struggle they face, and how they come together to confront it. Of course, just as they build to keep their settlements in the shadows, there's a bit of a dark side to the Waerd, something you can't see so much as feel.

But, for me at least, that just makes me want to know more. A good mystery yearns to be solved, and the Waerd? The Waerd are a good mystery.

Stay shiny, Elyrians!

  • Snipehunter
4/11/2019 11:30:17 PM #1

Shiny! :D

4/11/2019 11:34:00 PM #2

Boooooooo! Concept Crap!

After 4 years you would think you had more than drawings?

4/11/2019 11:34:31 PM #3

Very shiny indeed

4/11/2019 11:35:38 PM #4

i like the buildings carved out of the mountain

4/11/2019 11:35:43 PM #5

Shiny perty!

4/11/2019 11:36:03 PM #6

Nice. Thanks for posting on your sick day and hope you feel better!

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4/11/2019 11:36:13 PM #7

Will the temperate K3 Waerd have the same kind of architecture?

4/11/2019 11:36:15 PM #8

Posted By Watru at 4:34 PM - Thu Apr 11 2019

Boooooooo! Concept Crap!

After 4 years you would think you had more than drawings?

+10. i like this guy. Good head on his shoulders, i'll take it some day.

4/11/2019 11:36:20 PM #9

But will my Manse fit there?


Great work Sir Snipey, feel better \o/

4/11/2019 11:38:26 PM #10

I love the cohesive feel & the openness while still being very Mysterious. I wonder how open the Weard is to strangers compared to their open community for one another. I eagerly await more O.O

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4/11/2019 11:39:30 PM #11

Love it! Been waiting to see the Waerd stuff!

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4/11/2019 11:39:43 PM #12

cool. too bad the waerd are evil

now lets see some to'resk buildings

thank you,

4/11/2019 11:40:11 PM #13

Bet the light shining through holes in the roofs will look pretty cool.

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4/11/2019 11:42:12 PM #14

Love the desert nomadic style of the architecture Waerd have.

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4/11/2019 11:53:22 PM #15

We are pleased.

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