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Coyo Tarre Pass by Pyrosity Coyo Tarre Pass by Pyrosity
Rhoten partisans keep close watch over a narrow river crossing and mountain pass south of the city-state of Se Atle. This unkempt roadway leading through the Coyo Tarre pass is the only one that allows ground travel from Calur to the large island of Tarre just south of Se Atle. In the distance, loom the northern stretches of the Parvada Vyca mountain ranges leading southeast towards Frontrange.

Reports from the Coalition headquarters had indicated the Confederates might initiate an attack before dawn to gain a foothold on Tarre, allowing them to amphibiously attack the flanks of the city state. As midday grows closer, these Rhoten don't know whether to feel anxious, or relieved - there has not been any sign of the Confederate advance. Whichever the case, it is difficult to relax - as the distant cracks and reports of gunfire and cannons carry far across the land.


I may scrap this later, need to get working on college stuff and so didn't get very far - though the scene's pretty much all there.
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emperorkirkwall Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice what war could this be compared to cause to me it sounds like something from either the Chechen War's or WW2.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This particular conflict isn't meant to emulate any particular war directly, but it certainly has bits taken from many different historical conflicts.
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emperorkirkwall Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ah ok
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SteinWill Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah nice to see you're giving the partisans some screentime as well, I like the conspect art and story on this rough scene^^ the lineart is simple yet precise and conveys very well the scene.
will these partisans be the reboot of the Lybian insurgency you had going with Cameron?
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)

Yeah, in a way. As I rework the entire universe to fit around itself, different parts of what I was working on before are falling into place as pieces of the new "puzzle". These partisans are members of native resistance to human occupation focused on the city state of Se Atle; the eastern part of which is occupied by the human Calur Confederacy. The native-controlled western side has organized a coalition of resistance against the Confederates; they have a regular army in addition to supporting resistance movements beyond their side of the front lines.

In the initial push, the Confederates had a strong foothold on the island of Tarre, but with their logistic connections taxed so harshly by poor food production of Calur, severe lack/destruction of infrastructure, as well as fighting the Se Atle Coalition, they were forced to move forces from the island into the city itself. The island is still mostly inaccessible from the Coalition's side as the Confederates still control their side of the Coyo Tarre pass - so the native partisans have had to resort to scavenging up whatever weapons and equipment they can from what the Confederates left behind, as well as small covert supply runs from across the sea. Tarre is home to a lot of native Rhoten - in fact, Tarre is the largest concentration of their population this far north (their homelands lie in the marshland southward). And luckily, Rhoten have a reputation for being good scavengers, so they were able to cobble together a decent sized resistance force on Tarre. The Confederates would probably know there was some resistance, but likely wouldn't expect all that much - they're much more used to fighting Cain soldiers, who are more known for their excellence as warriors.

As you can see... I have a lot of work to do in developing this new direction with the fiction - and I haven't even posted a lot of what I've come up with.
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CorporalDogmeat Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the style of this. i.e.: monochrome; really bold, thick outlines. It almost makes it look like a stone carving.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)

Working in thick lines like this helps both keep it simple, and bring elements forward.
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