PROJECT Worldbuilding Templates Project: Castles

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Minibit, May 17, 2015.

  1. Castles! Is there any better place to set a royal drama? Or any more dramatic setting for a medieval clash? Use these templates to flesh out your castles and build them into amazing settings! They come in Mini, Medium, and Ultra, for your convenience; use Mini for a quick Cliff's Notes, Medium for a little more detail, and Ultra if you want to be grilled and stretch your imagination!

    Mini (open)

    Name: (What do people call the castle?)
    Location:
    Owner: (Who owns the castle?)
    Defences: (Check [X] all that this castle has available to itself)
    []Catapults
    []Trebuchets
    []Cannons
    []Sentries
    []Archers
    []Snipers
    []Mages
    []Pots of oil/water
    []Moat
    []Enchantments
    []Gargoyles/Frightening images
    []Other (specify)
    Materials: (What materials primarily make up this castle?)
    Code:
    [b]Name: [/b](What do people call the castle?)
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Owner:[/b] (Who owns the castle?)
    [b]Defences:[/b] (Check [X] all that this castle has available to itself)
    []Catapults
    []Trebuchets
    []Cannons
    []Sentries
    []Archers
    []Snipers
    []Mages
    []Pots of oil/water
    []Moat
    []Enchantments
    []Gargoyles/Frightening images
    []Other (specify)
    [b]Materials:[/b] (What materials primarily make up this castle?)
    




    Medium (open)

    Name: (What do people call the castle?)
    Location:
    Country:
    City:
    Local Area: (Is there anything of note in the immediate area around the castle, such as a coast, city, forest, etc?)
    Age: (how old is this castle? What time period is it from?)
    Owner: (Who owns the castle?)
    Residents: (Who lives here? Does their family live with them? Do they house servants?)
    Curses/Enchantments: (Is this castle under any spells?)
    Effects:
    Defences: (Check [X] all that this castle has available to itself)
    []Catapults
    []Trebuchets
    []Cannons
    []Sentries
    []Archers
    []Snipers
    []Mages
    []Pots of oil/water
    []Moat
    []Enchantments
    []Gargoyles/Frightening images
    []Other (specify)
    Security Protocols: (What rules/security measures are there for entering/exiting the castle?)
    Flag/Insignia: (Does this castle have any logos/iconography specific to itself? Does it fly a national flag or family coat of arms?)
    Mythos: (Does the castle have any myths and legends around it?)
    Materials: (What materials primarily make up this castle? Are they native or imported?)
    Walls: (the exterior, defending, element-facing walls of the castle)
    Material:
    Height:
    Thickness:
    Ramparts?
    Towers?
    Number of Gates:
    Architectural Style: (Describe the architectural style and influences of the castle)
    Facilities:
    []Barracks:
    []Forge:
    []Farm:
    []Prison/Dungeon:
    []Church/Temple:
    []Moat:
    []School:
    []Library:
    []Keep:
    Code:
    [b]Name: [/b](What do people call the castle?)
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Country:[/b]
    [b]City:[/b]
    [b]Local Area:[/b] (Is there anything of note in the immediate area around the castle, such as a coast, city, forest, etc?)
    [b]Age:[/b] (how old is this castle? What time period is it from?)
    [b]Owner:[/b] (Who owns the castle?)
    [b]Residents:[/b] (Who lives here? Does their family live with them? Do they house servants?)
    [b]Curses/Enchantments:[/b] (Is this castle under any spells?)
    [b]Effects:[/b]
    [b]Defences:[/b] (Check [X] all that this castle has available to itself)
    []Catapults
    []Trebuchets
    []Cannons
    []Sentries
    []Archers
    []Snipers
    []Mages
    []Pots of oil/water
    []Moat
    []Enchantments
    []Gargoyles/Frightening images
    []Other (specify)
    [b]Security Protocols:[/b] (What rules/security measures are there for entering/exiting the castle?)
    [b]Flag/Insignia:[/b] (Does this castle have any logos/iconography specific to itself? Does it fly a national flag or family coat of arms?)
    [b]Mythos:[/b] (Does the castle have any myths and legends around it?)
    [b]Materials:[/b] (What materials primarily make up this castle? Are they native or imported?)
    [b]Walls:[/b] (the exterior, defending, element-facing walls of the castle)
    [b]Material:[/b]
    [b]Height:[/b]
    [b]Thickness:[/b]
    [b]Ramparts?[/b]
    [b]Towers?[/b]
    [b]Number of Gates:[/b]
    [b]Architectural Style:[/b] (Describe the architectural style and influences of the castle)
    [b]Facilities:[/b]
    [b][]Barracks:[/b]
    [b][]Forge:[/b]
    [b][]Farm:[/b]
    [b][]Prison/Dungeon:[/b]
    [b][]Church/Temple:[/b]
    [b][]Moat:[/b]
    [b][]School:[/b]
    [b][]Library:[/b]
    [b][]Keep:[/b]
    


    Ultra (open)

    Name: (What do people call the castle?)
    Location:
    World/Planet:
    Country:
    City:
    Area:
    Local Area: (Is there anything of note in the immediate area around the castle, such as a coast, city, forest, etc?)
    Area Significance: (is this castle's location significant? Is it holy ground? An old battleground? The site of a historical event?)
    Morale: (Are the inhabitants of the castle happy?)
    Condition: (is the castle spotless and whole? Battered and dirty?)
    Age: (how old is this castle? What time period is it from?)
    Modifications: (Has the castle been through any restorations? Been added onto at a later point?)
    Building time: (How long did it take to build? Years? Weeks? Generations?)
    Size: (How big is the castle as a whole?)
    Race: (What species, if any, primarily occupies the castle?)
    Owner: (Who owns the castle?)
    Residents: (Who lives here? Does their family live with them? Do they house servants?)
    Population: (What is the maximum occupancy of the castle?)
    Curses/Enchantments: (Is this castle under any spells?)
    Effects:
    Area Affected:
    How to break the spell:
    Permanent or transient:
    Caster:
    Historical Significance: (How does the castle relate to the history of the area/culture?)
    Symbolism: (Does this character represent anything to the population, such as a symbol of pride, or a memorial?)
    Defences: (Check [X] all that this castle has available to itself)
    []Catapults
    []Trebuchets
    []Cannons
    []Sentries
    []Archers
    []Snipers
    []Mages
    []Pots of oil/water
    []Moat
    []Enchantments
    []Gargoyles/Frightening images
    []Other (specify)
    Siege Defences: (What can the castle's occupants do if it falls under siege?)
    Sentries: Mobile or stationary?
    Sentries/Guards per post:
    Influence: (How far does the influence of this castle and/or its owner extend?)
    Security Protocols: (What rules/security measures are there for entering/exiting the castle?)
    Supplies: (are most of the castle's supplies such as foodstuffs and fuel generated within the castle walls, or brought in?)
    Flag/Insignia: (Does this castle have any logos/iconography specific to itself? Does it fly a national flag or family coat of arms?)
    Mythos: (Does the castle have any myths and legends around it?)
    Haunted? (Is this castle occupied by any supernatural entities?)
    Purpose: (What is the point of this castle? Defendability? A show of power/wealth? A monument? Residence?)
    Foundation: (What kind of ground is the castle built on? Clay? Stone? Desert sand?)
    Materials: (What materials primarily make up this castle? Are they native or imported?)
    Room Count: (The total number of rooms within the castle)
    Walls: (the exterior, defending, element-facing walls of the castle)
    Material:
    Height:
    Thickness:
    Ramparts?
    Towers?
    Number of Gates:
    Built-in defences: (ie: booby traps, pots for boiling oil, immobile catapults/cannons, archery windows)
    Gates:
    How many?
    Which is the main one?
    Size:
    Strength:
    Weakness:
    Material:
    Location:
    Access: (is the gate accessed via portcullis? Bridge? Road? Magic Spell?)
    Are there secret doors? (if yes, where are they located and how are they concealed?)
    Levels of Retreat: (Is there an outer area, inner castle, and a keep? More than that? Less?)
    Is the castle designed to withstand natural disaster like floods and earthquakes? If so how?
    Architectural Style: (Describe the architectural style and influences of the castle)
    Lighting: (What is the light source within the castle? Is it entirely daylit? Are there torches? Electric lamps? Fireplaces?)
    Decoration motif: (Is there a general style of art, furnishings, colours, etc, within the castle?)
    Damage: (Does this castle have scars? Weak walls? Broken windows? Scorched stone? Specify the damages, what caused them, and when)
    Fill out the information for all the below which are contained in your castle; delete those that do not apply.
    Room forms (open)

    Barracks
    Maximum population:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Armoury
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Forge:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Storage for Firewood
    Capacity:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Storage for Foodstuffs/Silo
    Capacity:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Storage for Other (specify)
    Capacity:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Farm
    Produce:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Other Notes:
    Pasture
    Livestock:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Other Notes:
    Barn
    Livestock:
    Number of stalls/pens:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Prison tower
    Height:
    Maximum Population
    Security:
    Guard count:
    Number of cells:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Dungeon
    Maximum Population
    Security:
    Guard count:
    Number of cells:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Catacombs
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Moat
    Depth:
    Filled with: (ie: water, lava, nothing)
    Ridge/fence:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Other Notes:
    Church/Temple
    Religion:
    Priest Residence:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Chapel
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Well or Other Water Source
    Water Conduction Method:
    Purification System:
    Location:
    Size:
    Other Notes:
    Servant's Houses
    Maximum Population:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Servant's Quarters
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Throne Room
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Royal Chambers
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Library
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Blacksmith
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Kitchen
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    School
    Curriculum:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:
    Keep
    Defences:
    Separate from the rest of the castle or bonded together:
    Room count:
    Location:
    Size:
    Layout:
    Floor:
    Walls:
    Furnishings:
    Other Notes:

    Code:
    [b]Name: [/b](What do people call the castle?)
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]World/Planet:[/b]
    [b]Country:[/b]
    [b]City:[/b]
    [b]Area:[/b]
    [b]Local Area:[/b] (Is there anything of note in the immediate area around the castle, such as a coast, city, forest, etc?)
    [b]Area Significance:[/b] (is this castle's location significant? Is it holy ground? An old battleground? The site of a historical event?)
    [b]Morale:[/b] (Are the inhabitants of the castle happy?)
    [b]Condition:[/b] (is the castle spotless and whole? Battered and dirty?)
    [b]Age:[/b] (how old is this castle? What time period is it from?)
    [b]Modifications:[/b] (Has the castle been through any restorations? Been added onto at a later point?)
    [b]Building time:[/b] (How long did it take to build? Years? Weeks? Generations?)
    [b]Size:[/b] (How big is the castle as a whole?)
    [b]Race:[/b] (What species, if any, primarily occupies the castle?)
    [b]Owner:[/b] (Who owns the castle?)
    [b]Residents:[/b] (Who lives here? Does their family live with them? Do they house servants?)
    [b]Population:[/b] (What is the maximum occupancy of the castle?)
    [b]Curses/Enchantments:[/b] (Is this castle under any spells?)
    [b]Effects:[/b]
    [b]Area Affected:[/b]
    [b]How to break the spell:[/b]
    [b]Permanent or transient:[/b]
    [b]Caster:[/b]
    [b]Historical Significance:[/b] (How does the castle relate to the history of the area/culture?)
    [b]Symbolism:[/b] (Does this character represent anything to the population, such as a symbol of pride, or a memorial?)
    [b]Defences:[/b] (Check [X] all that this castle has available to itself)
    []Catapults
    []Trebuchets
    []Cannons
    []Sentries
    []Archers
    []Snipers
    []Mages
    []Pots of oil/water
    []Moat
    []Enchantments
    []Gargoyles/Frightening images
    []Other (specify)
    [b]Siege Defences:[/b] (What can the castle's occupants do if it falls under siege?)
    [b]Sentries: [/b]Mobile or stationary?
    [b]Sentries/Guards per post:[/b]
    [b]Influence:[/b] (How far does the influence of this castle and/or its owner extend?) 
    [b]Security Protocols:[/b] (What rules/security measures are there for entering/exiting the castle?)
    [b]Supplies:[/b] (are most of the castle's supplies such as foodstuffs and fuel generated within the castle walls, or brought in?)
    [b]Flag/Insignia:[/b] (Does this castle have any logos/iconography specific to itself? Does it fly a national flag or family coat of arms?)
    [b]Mythos:[/b] (Does the castle have any myths and legends around it?)
    [b]Haunted?[/b] (Is this castle occupied by any supernatural entities?)
    [b]Purpose:[/b] (What is the point of this castle? Defendability? A show of power/wealth? A monument? Residence?)
    [b]Foundation:[/b] (What kind of ground is the castle built on? Clay? Stone? Desert sand?)
    [b]Materials:[/b] (What materials primarily make up this castle? Are they native or imported?)
    [b]Room Count:[/b] (The total number of rooms within the castle)
    [b]Walls:[/b] (the exterior, defending, element-facing walls of the castle)
    [b]Material:[/b]
    [b]Height:[/b]
    [b]Thickness:[/b]
    [b]Ramparts?[/b]
    [b]Towers?[/b]
    [b]Number of Gates:[/b]
    [b]Built-in defences:[/b] (ie: booby traps, pots for boiling oil, immobile catapults/cannons, archery windows)
    [b]Gates:[/b]
    [b]How many?[/b]
    [b]Which is the main one?[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Strength:[/b]
    [b]Weakness:[/b]
    [b]Material:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Access:[/b] (is the gate accessed via portcullis? Bridge? Road? Magic Spell?)
    [b]Are there secret doors?[/b] (if yes, where are they located and how are they concealed?)
    [b]Levels of Retreat: [/b](Is there an outer area, inner castle, and a keep? More than that? Less?)
    [b]Is the castle designed to withstand natural disaster like floods and earthquakes?[/b] If so how?
    [b]Architectural Style:[/b] (Describe the architectural style and influences of the castle)
    [b]Lighting:[/b] (What is the light source within the castle? Is it entirely daylit? Are there torches? Electric lamps? Fireplaces?)
    [b]Decoration motif:[/b] (Is there a general style of art, furnishings, colours, etc, within the castle?)
    [b]Damage:[/b] (Does this castle have scars? Weak walls? Broken windows? Scorched stone? Specify the damages, what caused them, and when)
    [b]Fill out the information for all the below which are contained in your castle; delete those that do not apply.[/b]
    [spoiler=Room forms]
    [b]Barracks[/b]
    [b]Maximum population:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Armoury[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Forge:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Storage for Firewood[/b]
    [b]Capacity:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Storage for Foodstuffs/Silo[/b]
    [b]Capacity:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Storage for Other (specify)[/b]
    [b]Capacity:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Farm[/b]
    [b]Produce:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Pasture[/b]
    [b]Livestock:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Barn[/b]
    [b]Livestock:[/b]
    [b]Number of stalls/pens:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Prison tower[/b]
    [b]Height:[/b]
    [b]Maximum Population[/b]
    [b]Security:[/b]
    [b]Guard count:[/b]
    [b]Number of cells:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Dungeon[/b]
    [b]Maximum Population[/b]
    [b]Security:[/b]
    [b]Guard count:[/b]
    [b]Number of cells:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Catacombs[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Moat[/b]
    [b]Depth:[/b]
    [b]Filled with: [/b](ie: water, lava, nothing)
    [b]Ridge/fence:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Church/Temple[/b]
    [b]Religion:[/b]
    [b]Priest Residence:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Chapel[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Well or Other Water Source[/b]
    [b]Water Conduction Method:[/b]
    [b]Purification System:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Servant's Houses[/b]
    [b]Maximum Population:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Servant's Quarters[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Throne Room[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Royal Chambers[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Library[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Blacksmith[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Kitchen[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]School[/b]
    [b]Curriculum:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
    [b]Keep[/b]
    [b]Defences:[/b]
    [b]Separate from the rest of the castle or bonded together:[/b]
    [b]Room count:[/b]
    [b]Location:[/b]
    [b]Size:[/b]
    [b]Layout:[/b]
    [b]Floor:[/b]
    [b]Walls:[/b]
    [b]Furnishings:[/b]
    [b]Other Notes:[/b]
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  2. Would you mind me using this in one of my blogs to build on my stories for the Blue Realm?
     
  3. Maybe I should make challenges out of these? Hmmm...