|Date Started||October 23, 2017|
|Date Completed||October 23, 2017|
House Woodwright is a noble house of the Reach sworn to House Tyrell. The exact location of their lands is unknown, but our map has them placed south of Ball, across the Mander, west of Horn Hill, north of Hammerhall, and east of Huddlestone. Two members of House Woodwright are named, both household knights in King’s Landing, and known to seek the favour of Margaery Tyrell. The house sigil is a red pall on a field of oak. Their words do not appear.
The region is almost entirely forested, with fertile farmland, meandering streams and a bustling market town on the banks of the Mander. The seat of House Woodwright, takes the form of a fortified manor in the heart of their lands, situated in a large naturally formed moat.
Construction took almost three years due in part to procrastination, other project commitments and Arkil’s lack of terraforming skill. The region’s layout changed a number of times and with help from skilled terraformers, the existing regional layout was designed.
With the absence of the original builders who helped to plan the region, progress was slow. Since the start of 2020 the terraforming mantle was picked up by CashBanks who helped to develop the scripts necessary to bring the project to completion; finishing the rivers, forests, and the updates made to the Mander. Arkil’s commitment as co-leader of the Highgarden server project also was a contributing factor to the slow progress at Woodwright.
Due to the length of time the project took, the manor was rebuilt entirely to take advantage of new blocks and a more realistic layout.
The Woodwright region was influenced mostly by the Wye Valley in England; particularly the areas around Tintern Abbey and Symonds Yat. These are areas well known to Arkilstorm who visits the region regularly. The architectural style takes inspiration from rural medieval houses in the Southeast of England, particularly the villages of Bredgar, Ightham, Chillham, Cobham, and Eynsford in Kent.
Woodwright Manor is based on three distinct historic houses; Ightham Mote, Baddesley Clinton, and Scotney Castle. Woodwright Septry was based on both Aylesford Priory and The New College at Cobham.