CLAN ROLE: FOUNDING WARLORD
PHOTOS AND FEATURE IMAGE
ADDITIONAL DETAIL IMAGES https://imgur.com/a/POVgObB
Here is Clan Ravenfox's entry into the Winter 2019 Featured Dojo Contest. We have always spent a large amount of time making our dojo the best it could be. It is a collaborative effort between myself, SFC Kurgan and Sussex-Luzifer. We have so much to share, but unfortunately, 3 minutes is not a lot of time for a video. Not shown in the video are over 25 more rooms that are extensively decorated: I chose the most iconic spaces for the video. we create beautiful and harmonious spaces, and we also make spaces that we hope seem authentic and plausible within the context of our dojo. We pay close attention to detail as well as scale. All of our constructs are meant to be explored by Tenno, in or out of Frames. Cockpits fit Tenno properly, and in the case of starships, those have fully decorated interiors. We have also tried to remain faithful to the original designs of iconic starships. The Millenium Falcon has a complete interior, and so does the Starship Serenity. (Serenity's cargo bay holds our clan vault and a trading post, with plenty of room to spare. Hadley's Hope, from Aliens, is a fully explorable diorama that includes plenty of hidden details that fans should recognize and enjoy. The reason why we put any of these things in the game is because most of us were strongly influenced by these films and shows: they are a part of our identity and we love them so much, we wanted to have them in the dojo. I think the attention to detail we put into each room shows that love clearly. As for any of the other rooms, they are a reflection of our character: Generally speaking we are creating spaces that we would love to visit in real life (if we could). The Dojo has been a continuing and important part of our collective experience in Warframe, and we continually work on it, finding more to put into it each time. It is a continuing work in progress then, and it's progress marks our Warframe journey. When people come to our dojo, they are surprised at the multitude of ways that things can get constructed: if they only knew the hours put into lining up angles and forcing one piece into another. But we have been at it for a very long time. There is a lot of love put into our dojo. Love and Gallium. We hope to be featured, not just because of the win, but we sincerely want to share our creations with the community, to show what can be accomplished with time, dedication, and truckloads of Gallium.
In the Video: Main Hanger- Includes the Sky Temple, Pilot briefing area and LUA lounge and Bar (not shown in video) This is where everyone arrives: we always wanted it to be a hanger, to add to the immersion.
Temple of Honor: Our Ronin watches over our clan trophies: we've been on the leaderboards since the Mutalist Incursions, and we are proud of our wins!
Hall of the Bells: A Mars themed rock temple with two full sets of bells. A second set of Trophies, the trading post and all the Labs are here. This used to be our spawn in room, and it is the main room everyone spends the most time in. I've taken great pains to transform the look of this hall to a completely natural space.
Hall of Meditation: Sussex-Luzifer's Pandora themed Meditation room: it is serene and beautiful. He placed those floating discs long before the dojo re-work: took a long time to line up under the old clunky system. Actually anytime floating discs are seen in our dojo, odds are they were placed a long time ago. (Remember the days of low capacity rooms? Discs and totems were used to great extent back then.)
Garden Hub: The central hub for our garden areas. This is also a memorial room. This room's theme is the cycle of life, death and rebirth.
North Gun Battery and Exterior: We thought it would be cool to have a realistic defense array, including a roof (BFG) Rail cannon. Lightning strikes charge capacitors outside, while inside, linked ammo is fed into rocket guns. Everything appears to be slaved to a central command console, while the Railgun has it's own dedicated gunner's chair.
Space Dock and Concourse: Here is a concourse styled after modern airports, uncomfortable benches and planters included. The requisite (Frame Fighter) arcade machine sits off in an alcove, ready to entertain passenger's waiting on their flights. Here is where the "Serenity" is docked. Serenity is a fully realized Firefly class starship, we have kept close to the design and scale. It's massive and lovely and authentic. SFC Kurgan rebuilt the interior three times to get the scale and position correct!
Grand Council Hall: This room is meant to be dark, icy and serene: it is the meeting hall for Ravenfox's most honored. I always wanted a dark and moody hall, it was awesome when we finally got the new lighting system.
Spacehenge: A Tennobaum year -round celebration. Come join the snowmen for the ceremony and beat the drum!
Elder's Watch: floating lanterns evoke a magical space. In the center stands a stone temple and monument.
Quick Reaction Force Launch Bay: The ships on deck to launch are inspired by "Viper" designs from BAttlestar Galactica, while the small VTOL is an original design. I wanted this bay to have the feel of a docking bay with "magnetic" shielding open to view the skybox around it.
Docking Bay 327: a collection of iconic ships from Star Wars: all the cockpits are detailed out, and the "Falcon" is properly scaled and can be walked through.
Hadley's Hope: A diorama lovingly crafted as an homage to the movie, "Aliens." So many hidden details here. Kudos to SFC Kurgan for leading this project!
The Sacred Mountains: my tribute to 1700's Chinese watercolor painting, and an interpretation of the mountains in the Wudang Province.
Whether or not we win or place, it is awesome to be able to share with DE and the Community. Thank you DE for giving us this opportunity, as well as this game. Thank you to Ravenfox for all their support over the years. Thanks to my wife for enduring the sound of me contributing to decorations over the years.
About Ravenfox: we are a multinational group of players. Ravenfox was started by U.S. military veterans who wanted a community that was centered around honor, family, kindness, equality, tolerance and acceptance. Our motto is: "We are not Soldiers- we are a family."
-Threeklaw, Founding Warlord, Ravenfox