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ravine- ardeshian whisperers
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Published: February 1, 2011
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said to have arrived in the old days with the dragons and the eani, avatari of aertes. Whisperers never truly stepped into the world. A partial existence of eternal hunger is what they endured, and according to the stories it is in eastern Ardesh they first started inhabitiing the bones of the dead.
It was in Ardesh in the age of civil war that army of rebels decided to dessecrate the crypt of the dead king , but they were met by the royal army, so among the graves they waged their battle

Focused on each other it took some time till both sides became aware that every slain man has risen to fight them all, and in short while they were surrounded by the dead and massacred
So the first legion of whisperers has risen. They realised there is power in the bones, they could link to any bone and make it their new body. Alas for them the link was unstable and often the corporeal link fell apart

It was necryte Varda who first perfected the link by fusing bones to armours imbued with barans spiral, and the dead glory was made. Allthough a part of his armies consisted of posessed, living bodied inhabited by the spirit of the dead who in exchange for new life pledged absolute loyalty to Varda, it is the dead glory that was the main axis of his army.

they had no fear, no weaknesses and with every enemy slain they could increase their numbers, they resisted magics , couldnt be slain by arrows, feasted on the souls of the dead only true threaths were heavy weaponry wielding warriors who could smash the armors to bitsor sever the limbs that allowed them to keep killing

dragonfire as purest form of natural magic failed to penetrate the smoke whisperers generated, if they had a weakness it was the fact that they werent skilled wariors but with their numbers and inbvulnerability to many attacks they needed no skill

still the dead glory was stopped and destroyed in the ravenora battlethrough smart tactical use of powerful land dragons and heavily armored calvary and infantry mixed with a great number of war machines

varda put too much faith into the dead glory for he thought his own spellwork would be able to deal with enemys tactics, but here too he made a grave mistake when he met the young king nebezial asheri, the raven of the north, and here varda was defeated and his army of whisperers was destroyed

after this , great care was taken to incinerate every dead body as a part of funeral rituals in ravine, tho some nations like dregy preferred a more romanticised ritual of binding a wadlar tree seed to its inhabitants, and after their death the seed would engulf the body and grow into a tree above it, these medium sized trees had a curious trait od repelling whisperers, and so dregya grew to be surrounded by a forest .

since vardas warthere have been no significant appearances of whisperers anywhere near palladron alliance regions
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CipherDraco54's avatar
Awesome!
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Very amazing the way this looks entirely^^ I'd love to learn more from you really~ Drawing like you but not really cause I wanna draw my way but I do wanna learn from you cause your totally awesome~
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DarkUriel89's avatar
cool history, nice art concept... istant fav!
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Pietroschek|Hobbyist Writer
You certainly enrich fantasy-art with your works... may sound simpleton yet in my youth art like yours motivated us to indulge roleplay and read the books at all..
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NecroTechno's avatar
Sounds like some truly scary customers.

And also, a great idea for a new class of undead to make for my Pathfinder games.
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nebezial's avatar
have fun, punish the gamers for not burning the dead XD
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DeathAlchemist94|Hobbyist General Artist
That is truly awesome. Kudos to you my friend.
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wann89's avatar
creative and full of great aura
love it
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nejo233|Hobbyist Photographer
luv this 1...thumbs up :)
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OneRealityOver|Hobbyist General Artist
that's an awesome dragon!!!
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dmatrix0's avatar
Aw mah Gawd i thought it said Kardashian Whisperers and I was like :U
But then i was like :doh:

Pretty complicated design with the armor, i would probably lose myself in the large shoulder spikes heheh ;D
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Ezaura|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY GEEZUS! that is friggin awesome! :D :D :D epic work!
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GHODST's avatar
i love the color you put into the armor, this screams that no earthly force can prevent death!
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Darklarik's avatar
So do the bone dragons rise when one of these spirits taps into the bone of a dead dragon?
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NoviceArtist487's avatar
I love the armor design :love:
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HELLGATEMARINE|Professional Filmographer
freaking amazing bro
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Shinchanman|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this pic its very detailed and the dragon is sweet as hell too. love it just love it.
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love undeads o/
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GinRyuK19|Hobbyist Digital Artist
............. O.o ............... what the fuck this is awsome!!! I love it!!!
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fucking amazing are not words i could begin to deicribe how amazing this looks
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BenSonkkila|Student Digital Artist
this is so cool
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I've watched your work steadily improve and all I have to say is, wow, you've come a long way. Keep up the good work! :D
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