Gondor Inspiration and Concepts


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Thread for Gondor inspiration, post anything on here that you think will help with the building of Gondor, be it building, farms or terrain!


#2

If we will base Gondor of the Byzantine Empire maybe this could be relevant.

Agriculture in ancient Byzantine Empire

and this

There was actually a map that popped up in winter of last year that someone found where Tolkien had annotated various things into a drawn map of Middle-Earth. One of which was that the inspiration of Minas Tirith was Ravenna in the Roman Empire.

The map:

http://steamcommunity.com/id/Glov/screenshots/?appid=292030&sort=newestfirst&browsefilter=myfiles&view=grid


#3

My Dome of The Stars


#4

Small village in Gondor?


#5

Maybe a tower in Minas Tirith…
http://imgur.com/i6VwONR


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I am currently reading Lord Of The Rings - The Return of the King. It is a hardback copy and has illustrations from Alan Lee painted in 1991. Here are his depictions of Minas Tirith.


#8

Yeah I was based the tower on this ilustrations :slight_smile:


#9

It was said in the books that the walls of minas tirith were impenetrable by the forced of mordor. Thick walks I guess.


#10

Not just thick walls, but pretty much indestructable. They were build from the same black-ish rock as the tower of Orthanc in Isengard.


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Where is that actually?


#13

Click the image


#14

May turn this into a little cliff/seaside street concept thingie


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I went to that city. The walls are generally made of collaboration rock, which gives them the dark grey effect. Climbed the volcanoe too. :blush:


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Villa Farnese