Thread of inspiration/ concept builds for Rhovanion (specifically the men who live in the region).
BFME2’s design actually fits really well, it feels nordic but also highly influenced by the dwarves.
From the upcoming Witcher 3 DLC
More or less what I was thinking initialy for Dale layout wise (even has the mountain in background)
Although a substantially less dramatic hill for the castle.
Paris from Vikings:
How a hungarian castle developed over the ages from a single donjon to a renaissance residence.
Watch it with english subs:
pls worldpaint that into the angle between the Carnen and Celduin
Re-posting Jacen’s drawing here. Won’t really work for Dale itself, but would be great for the settlement that will lie at the foot of the Iron hills.
Might steal some of that gate design tho ;o