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Hieffer's Bastions

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War of Durchfall Marsh. Augut 301 AB
A relic from the Dragon Hunts of the previous century - Bastions (sometime known as 'Pillars of Strength') have become redundant after the extinction of the larger species of Drake. Their fireproof plating and other exterior parts have been removed for salvage or re-sale but it's a credit to the manufactures of these great constructions that the interior and engine parts are almost impossible to remove. Therefore, large quantities of these machines find them selves being sold about - many restarted for farm or construction work.
It just so happened that a cache of Bastions had been found in the region of Durchfall March, and were enlisted by the local council to be restarted and help with work to sink foundations of a new town. When new came that the Commonwealth army was moving from the north.
The Commonwealth is a large Empire from the northern part of the continent, an in it’s expansion, moved to take the fertile lands of Durchfall in Augut of 301. A construction worker by the name of Hieffer saw clearly through the panic of his countrymen and he and his building crew took the Bastions and marched them to the front line.
The army of Durchfall was taking horrendous casualties; the Standing Commonwealth army was about 25000 strong, opposed to the Durchfall forces of 11000. But the Durchfall forces had lured the Commonwealth into the deep Marsh and, due to the time of year, the Commonwealth cannon and rifles couldn’t see through the mist. But still the overwhelming numbers of infantry was beating back the Durchfallers.
Each side, seeing the 18-foot high wall of Bastions charge through the mist turned and ran from the field of combat.
After that the Commonwealth pulled out of Durchfall with reports of ‘Bog Giants.’ And to this day the people of Durchfall are still suspicious (even after Hieffers full explanation and promotion to Lord General) of the Northern Marches and it still remains largely uninhabited.
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clairebearer's avatar
I see the first one now :D Nice :horns:
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I'm so honoured to be forked. Hm? im bleeding.
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I'm be suprised if you weren't...
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this is incredible! i'm so honoured that you think that my work is great! yours is so exceptional!
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Oh. I've gone all red. *blush*
Thankyou.
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O.k, it aint a dread. still cool though.
*paints heavy bolter marine*
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Hey, that does look like a dread. I reckon withch hunters has the best art in it though.
(draws sister superior)

Cool pic nontheless.
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Damnit! It's not a Dread! Everyone says that! They are both War Walking Machines granted... but my Bastion is Fantasy and doesn't even have arms! *sigh*
Witchhunters are cool. *Paints Henchmen*
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And hah, I loved the description :)
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Your work was a great inspiration! Thank you!
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I hope to do more in your 'style'
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:blush:

ah, you're welcome friend
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[link] - Good music.
I intend to do more in your style.
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Music, Statement or both?
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the music sounds like it's from one of those old mah-jongg games I used to play :p I liked it, though
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Final Fantasy IX
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Looks somewhat like a samurai to me. I think it's that crazy looking armor on 'his' legs - great work on all of the details! :)

I love those gooshy-looking combthings on his shoulders :giggle:
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Thank you very much. I took along time but I think it was worth it, yes?
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I guess yuor works always take years, eh? Hey - I have you on MSN, wil you go on?
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