Somewhere deep in Frostgrave there is a forgotten library. Unlike all the buildings around it, it was not ruined at the time of the great cataclysm that destroyed the rest of the city, but has remained intact over the centuries, waiting for its secrets to be rediscovered. In design more a fortress than a library, the citizens of Felstad once quickened their pace as they passed the forbidding structure, wondering to themselves whether its stout walls were designed to keep eneies out, or keep something trapped within..
I tried to model this as a piece of terrain that could be used flexibly for gaming, so I made the top floor removable. It is therefore quite possible to track the progress of a skirmish through the lower floor, up the stairs and into the library itself by having the library floor as a removable module. I'm also planning to make a separate floor insert so I can use this in historical games, perhaps with Border reivers
The problem with making the floor removable was that I then needed to add a staircase and some rudimentary interior detail. The ground floor was given a base made from air drying clay mixed with PVA, and all the interior walls lined with Greenstuff. Zvezda doesn't supply stairs or even a stairwell, so I cut a hole in the top floor and added a dodgy staircase put together from bits of 4-Ground staircases left over from some Wild West buildings.
The bookcases are all scratch-build from plastic card and balsa, with books on the shelves and roosting around the library made from Greenstuff. I wanted to do more of these but ran out of time. The statue is a wizard figure from Reaper, while finally the zombie librarian is made from components found in the Frostgrave Soldiers and Cultists sets put out by Northstar