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Great House of Morgyle
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Published: September 4, 2017
© 2017 - 2019 SirInkman
Painted in PS, from a sketch 3 x 4 inches, a rather small beginning

This is the great house of Morgyle, or, as it is known among humans,
The Longshadows; the estate of the ancient and noble family of Albinuris.

However, among the cats of the Silver Lakes, it has long been known as
the roaming lands of that great and widely acclaimed feline
and most noble personage [or as it were... cattage ? ],
the great Morgyle the Grey - survivor of the Ratten Plague
and feller of the Catslayer, the human RinqleSnarl
as the cats call him. [In life he was Olaf Grenil.]

The estate is extensive with many barns further afield
and a very large collection of cellars and basements.
Such wondrous places a cat might wander and lay about
in such pleasure with things to see and to smell that delight
the senses and arouse the strange feline passions.

The Albinuris family have long been friends of the Feline folk,
as well as host to a varied array of creatures, mythical and general.
And from them have they learned much that is both hidden and secret.
Such as the time of day when it is best to eat a nut or to clean one's nails
of the blood of one's foe, should one 'claw' that foe to utter ruin.

It is rumored that Lady Kuris, a most ancient dame of House Albinuris,
speaks 10 dialects of Cat and has a passing understanding of
the Rattenspech, as well as the lost tongue of Micenaur.
She was known to mediate disputes between the Rats and Cats
when requested to act as such, for they have many grievances, those two.
Cheers,
J

Other bits...
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MykeCarey's avatar
MykeCarey|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool, looks very old, but new
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SirInkman|Professional
Thanks Myke :)
If i had done more detail lines, i think it might look older.
More worn, perhaps.
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DTavona's avatar
Purrrrfect layout. I like that there are annex hallways connecting many of the buildings together.
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SirInkman|Professional
Thanks Dannan :D
I enjoy doing those sorts of things...
trying to imagine standing down at ground level and being in that space.
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Built4ever's avatar
SOOOO...how many cat pets do you have presently? he he he...
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SirInkman|Professional
Me personally, I have no pets.
But.... I live with someone who does. :) (Smile)
Five dogs and two cats.
The cats are, oddly, less troublesome than the pack of dogs.
More finicky perhaps, but less trouble.
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FrancescaBaerald|Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice! :D
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SirInkman|Professional
Thank you Francesca :D
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Momotron81|Hobbyist General Artist
Inspirational stuff again... I love it.
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SirInkman|Professional
Thanks Mike :D
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Planetrix|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah hahaha!  Love how the focus here is on the feline residents rather than the human ones.  Why shouldn't cats have nobility?

P.S. Have you read The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher?  One of the viewpoint characters is a literal prince among cats.
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SirInkman|Professional
Thanks Planetrix :D
Cats do believe themselves quite noble. nods. yes.

No, i haven't read that.
I was trying to read Butcher's Codex Alera, but was finding it less than satisfying. :|
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Planetrix|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooof, that's a hard one to start with.  The first book of that series is kinda awful (but the rest are actually pretty awesome).  Same with the Dresden Files -- first couple of books are very rough but then Butcher levels up as an author and the rest of the series is fantastic.  I'd encourage you to try again, but skip the first book entirely and just read a synopsis somewhere.
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Traditionalmaps|Professional Traditional Artist

Great work J.! Are those traces of red around some of the houses flowers? 

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SirInkman|Professional
Thanks Karl :D
Yep. A lot of flowers around the buildings.
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Did I already use the words "shiny golden god" ?
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SirInkman|Professional
Uhm, i don't think so... :O
hehe, Thanks Thomas :D
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BalloonPrincessEdited |Hobbyist Filmographer
Very cool!  I could see adventuring to this place.  Perhaps in a grip of bandits or a missing maiden, stolen by an evil knight?  :)
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SirInkman|Professional
Thanks BP :D
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BalloonPrincess|Hobbyist Filmographer
**Giggles!**

Always a pleasure.  :)
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