Re: Gallerie d'Illustrations Officielles
Publié : sam. 11 mai 2019 15:07
An open palanquin is carried by four workers through the streets of a sub-tropical large city (Noloswal to be precise). Inside the palanquin reclines a noble ruler who is being advised by a wizard (who is walking beside the palanquin). The palanquin is guarded by a member of the soldier caste.
On the arid chaparral plains of Prax, two bands of nomads are skirmishing. We've got one band comprised of a Bison Rider, a High Llama Rider, and an Impala Rider (who all belong to the White Bull Society), skirmishing against a rearguard of Sable Riders, while the rest of the tribe try to drive their animals away from the raiders.
On a snowy winter field surrounded by fir trees, the Loskalmi general and self-confident warrior mystic Meriatan the Swallow has a tense meeting with the ruthless and barbarous King of Jonatela, Congern the Besieger. Both men are on horseback, accompanied by key companions; beyond them are soldiers. Neither man likes or trusts the other, betrayal is not only feared but expected
Master Lord-Prince of the Four Jewels, a Full Priest, is leading a large large party of dragonewts (including some Tailed Priests, many Beaked Dragonewts, and countless Crested Dragonewts across the land. The party includes one ornately decorated triceratops that is being ridden by a Beaked Dragonewt (the other Beaked newts ride Demi-Birds).
In this scene, you can see Master Lord-Prince of the Four Jewels passively observes a Crested Dragonewt with a somewhat mutiliated facial appearance negotiates with a pair of ducks. Master Lord-Prince of the Four Jewels is attended to by Master Two-Weapons, a Tailed Priest, and by a demi-bird mounted Beaked Dragonewt named Fourth True Light. In the distance you can see three Beaked Dragonewts tend to a triceratops.
Deep in the Great Caves of Dagori Inkarth, Kozjorak Ab, a Dark Troll priestess of Kyger Litor (the Dark Mother of Trolls), is performing a ritual to call upon her Dehori allies. Her loyal adult son, Kozkal Snarl, a powerful Dark Troll warrior, is bent deep with respect but warily ready to kill anything that enters the cavern. A Great Troll bodyguard of the Zorak Zoran cult slouches behind the priestess. One or more trollkin slaves are present, terrified by the ritual (the Dehori often feed on trollkin not under the protection of a powerful Dark Troll) but ordered to be here by the priestess (they carry ritual items the priestess needs for her ceremony). In the background is a Kygerlith - a potent stone image of Kyger Litor brought from the Underworld in the Gods Time.
It is Autumn in a sunlight grove surrounding a Great Tree with golden, glowing bark, a beautiful Dryad performs a graceful ritual dance, while brown elf Forest Gardeners carry various magical plants, sticks, and other items that are to be presented to the representative of High King Elf. A fateful Heroquest is about to begin - the search for the New Seeds that shall reforest the lands razed by the humans.
We are inside a stone mountain that has been hollowed out by the dwarfs. Hundreds (probably thousands) of Rock Dwarfs continue to work on the vast subterranean chamber. In the center of the chamber is a HUGE capstan perhaps 200 meters high. A huge cable (at this point "only" about 5 meters in diameter) is being attached to the capstan by countless Brass Dwarfs and secured with eldritch sorcery by Silver Dwarfs. The room is filled with strange alchemical machinery maintained and overseen by Quicksilver Dwarfs. A regiment of pike and musket armed Iron Dwarfs stands motionless, looking like a suits of armor. In the foreground, a Gold Dwarf has convened a "project management meeting" with several other dwarfs concerning progress on this project. A Silver Dwarf raises concerns regarding recent mytho-magical disruption caused by warring human tribes, while the Quicksilver Dwarf presents demands for resources to power the Alchemical Transformer. The Iron Dwarf logically observes that the nearby humans and other Elder Races must all be exterminated before they can endanger the Project.
In the tribunal chamber of the metropolis of Chang Tsai, a mandarin judges a dispute between the female martial artist Yangongchun and a representative of the Red Flower Benevolent Society, while the judge's bodyguard-soldier surveys the scene.