|“||Monoliths of black marble, they rose to great capitals carved in many strange figures of beasts and leaves; and far above in shadow the wide vaulting gleamed with dull gold. The floor was of polished stone, white-gleaming, inset with flowing traceries of many colours.||”|
–The Return of the King, Minas Tirith
In Gondor (including Ithilien) and Mordor, Gondor bricks are a readily available building material. They can be crafted, and they can also be found naturally as the main structural component of towers, fortresses, and many other Gondorian structures.
There are also mossy and cracked variants of Gondor bricks which can be found in most of the Gondor structures, as well as a carved variant found in ruins.
If you put four Gondor bricks (black or white) in a square on a Gondorian crafting table, you will be able to craft one respective carved brick, which only gives one single block. The black variant is available since Public Beta 26.
If you smelt Gondor bricks (only the white variant works as of Public Beta 27.2) in any type of forge, you'll get a cracked variant out of it. You can then craft walls, slabs, and stairs out of it. This was included into the mod in Public Beta 25.
As of Public Beta 25 Gondor bricks (only the white variant works as of Public Beta 27.2) can also be overgrown by vines (the block itself was earlier in the game, but could not be crafted). Just put one vine and the brick on a Gondorian crafting table.
Public Beta 27 saw the addition of the gulduril variants. Only the bricks (white, black, mossy or cracked) can be put into the world and then "spiced" (right-clicked) with gulduril to create a Gulduril brick. It will appear to be enveloped in a shimmering green veil. These blocks can be used to make Morgul portals. After creation, you can harvest the blocks with a silk-touch pickaxe. A normal pickaxe will only yield the original block. Gulduril bricks cannot be crafted.
|The Men of Gondor|
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