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The End of the Quest by SOLIDToM The End of the Quest by SOLIDToM
...Is only the beginning...

Photomanipulation of some pics found on the internet.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Very evocative of an otherworldly, magic-is-present scene for an RPG. Now, are the players going to have theiir characters make Perception checks, are is there going to be a rush over to the Special-class sword in the stone? :D (Big Grin)
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SOLIDToM Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. Actually my games tend to be very low-magic in terms of pure sorcerous power and let magic be more mysterious and esoterical in nature, like an otherwordly presenze seldomly seen but more often perceived - and commonly accepted. This image was conceived for an Arthurian-themed real-hystory-based game using The Burning Wheel rules and revolving around a group of Vth century welsh would-be-knights questing in name of King Arthur Pendragon. The basic theme of the game was however the conflict between the old "powers", the gods and spirits of celtic folklore, and the new Christian faith wich makes them quickly fade out. Kinda inspired by the beautiful novel from Poul Anderson, The Broken Sword.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Sounds like a great campaign! I would have played in it. There is a passing resemblance to some of the magical story elements from the King Arthur Pendragon RPG. 
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SOLIDToM Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surely Pendragon was a big source of inspiration, too. I used an unofficial Pendragon scenario as a setup. We begun with The Riddle of Steel system and then switched to The Burning Wheel. Coincidentially, Pendragon is one of the RPGs which inspired The Burning Wheel, too! :)
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Then it was no experience. I haven't played Burning Wheel, but it's nice to know that someone else has used Pendragon as a basis for gaming.
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radiantsong Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Very nice picture, SOLIDTom.   Eerie and entrancing.

I have one question, though: Is it just me or does the knight look kind of green, like he has moss growing on him?
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SOLIDToM Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes he does. It is kinda wanted.
This way the Knight looks more eerie and supernatural.
Is he perhaps a ghost himself, eternally bound by his quest?
Is he maybe a petrified statue grown with moss after centuries?
Is he an undead, restless guardian to the sword?
I also wanted him to reference the Green Knight from the Mabinogion...
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radiantsong Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I did think of the Green Knight from the Arthurian tales, but I figured that was a coincidence since the Green Knight had nothing to do with the Sword in the Stone, as far as I know.
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