Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Armada Breakaway

Having read Dr. Fabre's notice of the opening of the Armada Breakaway region, I paid a visit to the flotilla.

Run by the "Gang of Four" - Dreddpiratebob Streeter, Remington Thursday, Viv Trafalgar, and Albus Weka - the build is very unified thematically. As the region description notes: "After a heavy storm unlike any Armada had seen for many a year one small section was torn off and found itself alone and lost at sea. Discovered and repaired by some travellers it is now beginning again and anew."

The build is based on China Mieville's novels. I confess that I tried Perdido Street Station and gave up after twenty or thirty pages.

Steampunk influences are obvious - it's an airship traffic jam!

Mysteries also lurk under the sea.

A strange, rusty construction.

Off the linked vessels lurks an ironclad.

Okay, now we're talking! The Black Barnacle Pub and Parlor seems like just the spot to quench one's thirst.

What does a wench have to do around here to get served? Show some leg?

1 comment:

Edward Pearse, Duke of Argylle said...

I dropped by for a visit with Miss Trafalgar and Mr. Dagger (and Miss Breezy) yesterday. Very easy to lose your orientation even with inbuilt maps and compasses.

Fascinating build.

And don't feel so bad about Perdido Street, I struggled to get halfway through and gave up myself.