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Celsius 13 - Funeral in Little Parthena

By Jan-Wes

Here is the second drawing, with funeral traditions as its theme and the usual flavour text! checkitout :D

Little Parthena

This district had been mostly abandoned for quite some time, due to some essential lifesupporting systems being shut off. When one of the many Artisan Groups that nomadically roam the city made their new home in Little Parthena, they repaired most of the air flow systems, as well as some of the smaller water and steam pipelines.
These Groups, sometimes clans and families, sometimes cliques of likeminded individuals, dedicate themselves to their traditional craft. Handed down from generation to generation, they hone their skills and bring some much needed technological know-how to the less well off in the city.
Usually, advanced prosthetics are prohibitevily expensive and those that need them most, the working people who bear the most risk of loosing a limb, will likely never have high quality availible to them. 
Through bartering and trading with the Artisan Nomads though, surprising treasures can be found by the ones daring to associate with these people.
Corporations will put bountys on their heads if they feel their bottom-line threatened by their undercutting strategies. As such, they never stay long in the same place. 
This lifestyle led to their unusual funeral traditions. These clans reverre their ancestor master artisans. When they die after a lifetime of striving for excellence in their chosen craft, they will be embalmed and carried with the clan.
They are still part of the family and will ceremoniously be sought for guidance and advice, as well as judgement on newly crafted pieces. 
When the clan makes a new home for themselves, first order of business is setting up a shrine where the ancestors' bodies are placed. The surroundings are usually choosen by their atmosphere, preferrably dry and cold, so the bodies don't fall prey to rot. In display as well are some of the artifacts and masterpieces the dead Master has created during his life. 
A stranger will rarely be able to attain one of these pieces, but not impossible. Some clans are more benevolent than others and believe in paying respect to the fruits of their labour by using, rather than showing them.

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HuraganTattoo's avatar

Hell yea! that's the one! Love Your Work and this one's are so Classy perfection !

PlayCeboVision's avatar
Not gonna lie, I adore this. 
shockaLocKer's avatar
It's a great art piece.

Just... really disturbing
assassinators-creed's avatar
Gorgeous art! Great development!
bugerman284's avatar
I don´t know, but all the Celsius 13 universe remind me (a little) to Chasm City, from Alastair Reynolds. I like it, by the way, will be a part graphic novel or video game? Looks interesting, and I would like look more like this.  
Jan-Wes's avatar
I actually don't know that one, but it sounds interesting. 
Right now, Celsius 13 is just a way for me to focus my personal work. I'd love to make a specific story or art collection out of it at some point though :)
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DM7's avatar
Yet another masterful piece! So breathtaking! :heart:
sarty96's avatar
your storytelling is awesome
Penstray's avatar
Awesome renditions of some very interesting concepts. Also love the framing of the shots, makes the viewer feel as if he's part of the people and the action they're involved in.
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