Dear Silvia Black, I request your attention to Judith Ives, a recluse who lives in Lehrmoor Estates, that disgusting manor house she built in the centre of Ancaster Park, just on the corner of Dundern Avenue.
She has not payed the last instalment of the land lease and our calls have not been answered. I request you investigate Ives and receive our payment.”




The Castle on The Mountain

is an isolated full-conversion mod set in an eerie manor house in Loch Lomond in Scotland.


Inspired by the urban ghost stories of Auchmar Estates.




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The Castle on The Mountain

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Beginnings

Lehrmoor was originally conceived as a spiritual side-story for the now canceled project "Truce" under the name "The Castle on the Mountain".
Thankfully, the cancellation did not effect the overall story save for some minute story connections.

The project itself was inspired by an abandoned manor in Hamilton, Ontario, named Auchmar Estates.
The level layout and design was based upon old photographs taken inside during the manor's heyday.
It actually rather difficult to try and accurately recreate it but overall, it worked out.
Interestingly; Auchmar was named after a house in Loch Lomond which this mod is based in.

Of course, like any other old manor, it also has its ghost stories, one such story told of a creature which secluded itself to the cellar. These stories played a heavy hand within Lehrmoor's foundation.

The Castle on The Mountain

When initially starting this page, I was a bit vague about its story. By now, I hope you have somewhat caught the jist. Abandoned gloomy Scottish manor, oppressive atmosphere, a peculiar entanglement for our protagonist to unravel.

If that still wasn't enough, then I'll be nice...

You play as Silvia Black, a debt collector who is contacted by the owner of a plot in Dundern Avenue.
He sold the plot over a year ago to a recluse named Judith Ives, who after purchasing the plot, constructed Lehrmoor Estates, a 2-story Gothic manor in the centre of Ancaster Park. The landowner has requested that you go to the manor and collect what is owed to him. Upon arriving at the manor, your knocks at the front door go unanswered, your calls to Ms. Ives met with silence on the other side of the door. You turn to leave but not before catching sight of a figure, a shadow, darting from the second floor window. Suddenly, the sound of a door slamming echos from inside the seemingly empty manor... and twice more, until a pained cry is heard coming from the top floor. After one well placed kick to the side door, you enter Lehrmoor Estates...

Parting Words

I'm slowly getting back into working on this project. I've been fairly busy working with my other half and Hornet with Dream On as well as other work we're involved in but I will have some time coming up to get back into the swing of things. I aim to update this page with new media within the following weeks.

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Gosha_Gomodril
Gosha_Gomodril - - 12 comments

alive?

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Antonio200
Antonio200 - - 23 comments

this look so good 👍

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ethics
ethics - - 257 comments

Dude this looks sick. Reminds me of In Lucy's Eyes, one of my all-time favorite Amnesia Custom Stories

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JesusYourFriend
JesusYourFriend - - 4 comments

Looks good! Can certainly learn a lot from this custom story.

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rumplegeist Creator
rumplegeist - - 9 comments

Thank you. I'm certainly learning a lot myself. I'm hoping to share more progress over the following weeks, god willing.

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Spuzzgekma
Spuzzgekma - - 44 comments

Beautiful map design

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rumplegeist Creator
rumplegeist - - 9 comments

Thank you. It's not too shabby for my first project so far.

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KiraImmortal
KiraImmortal - - 1,052 comments

Both this and Truce look marvelous. Design and atmosphere rarely paralelled by other mods of recent memory. I can't wait to play both!

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rumplegeist Creator
rumplegeist - - 9 comments

Thank you! I'd say War and I have a good team together, we have Truce on the way, I have this and we have a friend joining us soon with her project as War is doing all the texture work on it so we've got big plans already in motion.

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Guest
Guest - - 689,216 comments

This one looks amazing as your previous cs!

Please, don't lose your motivation for creating custom stories. We allow you to make this cs on-and-off but just don't abandon your work. I saw many great creators out there making their promising custom stories for us just like yours. Sadly, they have abandoned it because they're lost their motivation and energy.

We know that making a custom story took months or even years to get done. I don't mean to rush you from making cs as well.

I don't want to be pessimistic but we hope that you can't lose your motivation.

Good luck!

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rumplegeist Creator
rumplegeist - - 9 comments

Thank you for the kind words. This is actually my first mod for ATDD (aside from level/script work in Truce). I don't plan on abandoning this anytime soon.

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