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Root bridges! Most of these aren't very high off the ground, but it would be a really interesting encounter over a swift river.

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The Pena Castle in Portugal... Lots of up-close details to base a figure on, but also just a crazy-cool place to set a scene.

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The palace was built essentially according to whim, with different architectural styles dropped next to and on top of each other.

 

I use it as the primary Cannith laboratory in Aundair in my Eberron campaigns. Of course, "Baron" Jorlanna is pretty upset right now because my last campaign blew it up. Ah, well.

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This is another Pinterest pic. The poster made reference to the Tuatha de Danaan, Celtic Faerie Folk:

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This could be the entrance:

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...bright & shining eyes appear, pointed ears drawing near ...

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The search for the Faerie Realms goes on:

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These are real trees, but carved to give them that Faerie Folk creepy vibe:

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...oh the possibilities!

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If I didn't know that that structure is probably quite old, I'd swear that someone got inspired by your buildings in the Blight.

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1 hour ago, malefactus said:

A house on /in a rock in Malaysia:

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It is lovely, exotic, AND no lawn to mow.

*AND* a well known Photoshop.

 

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/houses-in-unusual-places/

https://blog.designcrowd.com/article/888/houses-and-architecture-built-in-unusual-places

 

Though, for fantasy terrain, who cares! :winkthumbs:

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3 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

*AND* a well known Photoshop.

 

Thought not completely out of the realm of possibility.  I've always been a fan of "The House on the Rock" in Wisconson, though it's mostly a cheesy tourist trap these days.

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