Kaybor Gate
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These ruins represent the height of Birrin pre-industrial engineering, and continue to impress tourists from more recent, technologically complex societies today.

Part city and part fortress, this gate was built to defend one of the few entrances to a lush, steep walled floatforest valley beyond, in which a society of several million inhabitants flourished for centuries.

Initially a natural stone monolith with only a narrow passageway dividing it, generations of craftspeople and slaves hammered away at the stone to perfect it into its current form, before finally coating it with a resin/sand mixture to protect it from further natural erosion.

The guardian statues warned foreign armies and traders of the power and capabilities of the valley people, who maintained a massive standing army at all times, based in a garrisons built into the gate walls.

Too heavy to themselves be created from stone, the guardian statues were built from the interlaced and cemented trunks and roots of local float-forest and other imported plants. Treated with resin to prevent decay, this meshwork was then coated in the same substance used to smooth the wall standing behind them.

Ultimately, the civilisation responsible was conquered by a society that had developed steam powered warships, and who attacked from one of the seaward entrances of the valley.

Left to ruin by the conquerors for several centuries, it is now of prime interest to archaeologists attempting to reconstruct the history of the valley society.

Seen here, a small camp of nomadic locals pitch tents in the evening glow of the great gate.
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AntFingers's avatar
AntFingers|Hobbyist General Artist
This is easily my favourite of the Birrin artworks, really captures the sort of human-familiarity of them. 
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Abiogenisis|Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I like the lighting and composition quite a bit...
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Codeyellow07's avatar
Your work is on parr with the great Wayne Barlow! Look forward to seeing more of the Birrin. Maybe more Birrin and Human interaction?
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Abiogenisis|Professional Digital Artist
That may lie in the future ;)
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American-Emperor's avatar
This is incredible.
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Abiogenisis|Professional Digital Artist
danke
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Veratai's avatar
hm.. now it makes me wonder how many giants ( your latest image) took to build these :D or if they were the 'valley people'
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Abiogenisis|Professional Digital Artist
combination!
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Glunar's avatar
That looks cool!
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Abiogenisis|Professional Digital Artist
Egypt-style!
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SnowPhire1|Student Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the place where you fight the old lady at the end of KoTOR II
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Abiogenisis's avatar
Abiogenisis|Professional Digital Artist
cant be a bad thing
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Skullgrin-140|Professional General Artist
Such a creative looking concept, very Wayne Barlowe inspired with a little bit of Frank Herbert thrown in. 
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Abiogenisis|Professional Digital Artist
Yep, both sound good to me ;)
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VeyChurim's avatar
This is awesome! You just earned a follower!
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Abiogenisis|Professional Digital Artist
:D welcome aboard
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The-Last-Phantom|Professional Digital Artist
Awesome concept!!!

Draco and Voldemort Hug XD 
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Abiogenisis|Professional Digital Artist
Icon #2 - Voldemort smile (Harry Potter) 
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The-Last-Phantom|Professional Digital Artist
Chitoge Hugging Haru Icon 
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MoonlitRain013's avatar
It gives such a sense of power and place!
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Abiogenisis's avatar
Abiogenisis|Professional Digital Artist
The dignity of birrin past
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Starbat's avatar
Starbat|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always love seeing your world-building stuff.  Awesome work!
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Abiogenisis|Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Jiquradar|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Id love to see what their army looked like! Have you thought about depicting the Birrin in their more, medieval stage of technology?
This whole thing you've got going on is so freaking cool, i wish i had your skills!
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