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Alkirian Sky City - Floating City of the Empire
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Published: May 17, 2012
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Illustration done by :iconjcbarquet: =jcbarquet. The above illustration depicts the protected city of the Alkirians, a race of avian warriors who control the Northern Reaches.

Alkirian Sky City is home to the Imperial Palace, seat of power for the Phoenix Emperor himself. The floating city is located in a sheltered ring of rocks and mountains that isolate the region from the otherwise freezing cold winds that is commonplace throughout their lands. With the fertile valley farmlands below, the entire city itself floats majestically above, home to various residents, dockyards, and industries. The major export from the Alkirian people is the lighter than air metals that is found in their mountains: much valued both for their unique properties in airship construction as well as other practical applications.

Pictured entering the valley are two Alkirian trade blimps (Alkiria is famous for their blimps) heading towards the city to do their business for the day, while various floating districts and buildings can be seen hovering over the primary landmass that is the city proper.

More info will follow, but this is just a taste of the most fantastical place on the continent of Keros (where my story takes place).
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zacharyknox222's avatar
i love it!
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i like it!
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QuestPowers|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is really amazing~
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Zenie250|Student Artist
Reminds me of my dream...to have a city in the sky if it weren't for art like yours right now I'd have given up on my crazy dream to live in the sky but art like yours keeps me hanging on to my dream love your art:)
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vivverinelink|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omg no way this is what I've been seeing in my dreams and you've put my dreams into reality man I'm writing a book could you be my illustrator
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morbiusx33|Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me so much of James Blish's "Cities in Flight" books!
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Lionel23's avatar
Hmmm, can't say I've read or heard about them!  What are they like?
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morbiusx33|Hobbyist Photographer
British author James Blish's series may have inspired the whole concept of floating cities. The books tell the future story of how many of Earth cities, powered by a newly discovered means of anti gravity, enclosed themselves and literally left the Earth in search of their destinies. The books are long, long out of print.
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BusterBuizel|Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit this is what Canterlot looks like in my alternate WW2 fan fic.
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adamTNY|Professional Digital Artist
wow.. that is so cool man
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SceneMuffin|Student Digital Artist
this is just like the sky city in the comic series called amulet
have you ever read or heard of it?
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Nope, never heard of it, got a link to this?
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SceneMuffin|Student Digital Artist
Oh my Year gone by, lets see If I can find it....
If I can remember correctly its not something that was found, well at least by me, page by page on the internet... 
and this is what its all about and stuff....
Its pretty interesting I may think about reading it again.. or dinging the next book at least.
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I love it, the beauty!
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this one is great, the one i can only see in my dreams
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