Alright, it seems like we are all more or less in consensus on "fractal monster" and "stairstep."
And Sue, it might be possible to do them all in the end if it turns out we don't have any lag problems...For now, though, I think we should err on the side of safety, as I'd hate to think we might have to throw out somebody's hard work just to make the Age perform better.
ardent red--I think you have good idea about the pavilion; it's a Japanese garden tradition to have pavilions on little islands in ponds. I'll put that idea in as a possible addition for Phase II.
As an aside, does anything specific need modelling? I'd love to help out
Well, how about "fractal monster?" I think we'd love to see that one reaching out of the water...
(Just remember to keep that vertex count low.)