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Commission - Kegiz Gavem Hold Guardian
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Published: January 27, 2019
Commission for :iconjurassicpark89: a dwarfen construct from ninth age tabletop game fantasy universe www.the-ninth-age.com
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3252x2324px 1.51 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Date Taken
Jan 26, 2019, 7:54:28 PM
Software
Windows Photo Editor 10.0.10011.16384
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Libra1010's avatar
 An absolutely superb Dwarvish Golem.Clap 
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deWitteillustration| Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Libra1010's avatar
 Thank You for assembling all these pieces and posting them to be admired!;) (Wink) 
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Ghiznuk's avatar
Hey ! Thanks a lot for the support ! This is excellent !!
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Thank you!
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KarakNornClansman's avatar
Very fine work! I particularly like the numerous ancestral face and beard designs. Good clunky rock joints and runes also. Well done!

I hope you enjoyed working on this construct. Something out of the ordinary, I'd guess. :)

I've posted it in T9A gallery here: www.the-ninth-age.com/gallery/…

And shared it here: www.the-ninth-age.com/index.ph…

The Dwarves of Kegiz Gavem are masters of stone, more so than of metal, and their splendid architecture in stones laid upon stones or cut out of the living rock is a testament to their engineering capabilities and sheer mastery of shaping such hard matter. Dwarf lore in far-flung Holds record how Gavemite stoneworking secrets and arcane techniques of magical stone-carved runes were transmitted from the fabled lands of the Ras, through overwhelming dangers during long ages of chaos, by brave adventurers, heavily armed trade caravans and Dwarven pilgrims seeking the rocky cradle of their first ancestors. One such secret from the Runecarvers of Kegiz Gavem is asserted to have been the creation of Hold Guardiansout of stone. It is disputed whether all similar constructs in distant Dwarven Holds originate from the secret lore and crafts originally developed by the Gavemites, or if parallell and mutually isolated instances of invention took place over time in several different beleaguered Holds.

Be that as it may, most Dwarves of learning recognize that the Runecarvers of Kegiz Gavem were the first ones to fashion stone-faced Hold Guardians to protect their settlements and forest-surrounded shrines. The sturdy Hold Guardians of living rock have been a staple sight in Gavemite settlements since ancient times. And for many ages of ravages, loss and bitter reconquest have these statuary protectors of Kegiz Gavem been seen among the ranks of her armies, striding heavily into battles beyond counting, ever unchanging of expression, and ever serving their creators unquestioningly by crushing their foes.
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It was fun!

Thank you!
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