Bocat pointed out that in my last post I missed some really cool features of Stonehaven, and since most of you will never log into our server, I better share them! This first picture if of the diner, it was done entirely by the kid I mentored, he did a great job!
A few of the buildings had underground secrets. The castle for example has a small prison underneath, there are only three cells and it’s hard to get a good shot, but you can see…the skulls in the corner indicate few ever make it out of prison.
The library has hidden stacks underground for mystical powers of enchanting. By activating a switch a bookshelf moves and opens to a ladder going to the underground stacks. The pictures below show the library as normal, with the hidden door opened, and the stacks below.
The Temple of Portals has a portal to the nether underground, but and though there’s no hidden entrance, the stairs leading down are well decorated.
Lastly, the King of Stonehaven has been funding a large project to connect the cities of the land. To better aid transport of persons and goods, a large rail line has been constructed. Rails are a bit tricky in Minecraft because there aren’t really switch tracks. So instead A single line is built from one place to the next and train stations allow you to transfer lines if needed. But right now, the three major cities connect to each other and none is on the way to the other, so no connections are needed. The train station of Stonehaven was put in after the city walls, so it’s a little smaller and the rails are underground. The other two cities both have much larger train stations. We also added signs to indicate where each line goes. At first we used word signs, but switched to visuals instead, we think they look classier. The second image has a sign above each track to let you know where you are heading…can you guess??
The line on the right leads to the second major city on the server. You may have guessed, it’s Egyptian themed. We just call it “Egypt” because we haven’t thought of a better name. Egypt is the domain of Bocat. She worked hard on some of the major attractions of Egypt! We’ll focus on that on another post…but as a teaser, here’s Egypt as you come in on the rail.