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Lynn d'Vadalis - Prologue: Fiendish Prophecy by Syltorian, literature

Lynn d'Vadalis I - Call of Silver by Syltorian, literature

Lynn d'Vadalis II: Citadel of the Ghost Guardians by Syltorian, literature

Lynn d'Vadalis III: Hunt of the Wolves by Syltorian, literature

Lynn d'Vadalis IV: Eldeen Spring by Syltorian, literature

Lynn d'Vadalis V: City of the Silver Flame by Syltorian, literature

Lynn d'Vadalis VI: Wild Nights at the Seminary by Syltorian, literature

Lynn d'Vadalis VII: Requiem for a Nation by Syltorian, literature

Lynn d'Vadalis VIII: Fires of Thaliost by Syltorian, literature

Lynn d'Vadalis IX: Dungeons of the Confessors by Syltorian, literature

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  • Mar 13
  • Luxembourg
  • Deviant for 18 years
  • He / Him
Heart: Love is in the air, someone is thinking of you! (2)
Bleeding Love: Someone shared their passion! (4)
Twist Fate: I commented on Twist Fate!
Hoofs: Participated in April Fools' Day 2020
Double Delicious Cake: But only half the calories! (2)
My Bio
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A Day at the Market by Syltorian The Two Towers (of Perge) by Syltorian Tetrapylon of Aphrodisias by Syltorian Befort Castle by Syltorian Hungarian Parliament by Syltorian
In my galleries, you will find photography, most of which focuses on historical sites, buildings and objects. My particular passion is ancient Rome, but anything under the protection of the Muse Clio gets my interest.

Go to the general gallery to be sure you do not miss anything, or to the specific folders if you want to see images of Luxemburg, the City or the country, remnants of the glory of Ancient Rome or Ancient Greece, or check out the marvels of the Middle Ages. You can also see Castles and Fortifications, and details of my most favourite building, the Oxford Divinity School. You can also see images about Nature and Landscapes.

Use as stock: I am happy if you find yourself inspired by one of my photographs. Feel free to use them for non-commercial purposes on DA only, so long as you credit me and link back to the original image, and post a link or a thumbnail (the latter for non-mature pictures only) in the comments on my picture. Don't use them for hate or political messages, and don't simply change the lighting or apply an artistic filtre etc., but produce something original! For other purposes (commercial use, use outside DA), send me a note. Pictures with living people as their main focus are not to be used as stock. Thanks!

Fantasy - Eberron - Literature
Lynn d'Vadalis I - Call of Silver

image by Dashinvaine
SHE WAS PERFECTLY AWARE THAT SHE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE, but that had never prevented her from coming, her and Aideen. And most of the time, nobody found out about it. If they did, Artan d’Vadalis, her father and tierna of Merylsward, would pretend to grow angry, and uncle Kirrin would lecture them about the dangers of the wild. The effect of these sermons was to fan the girls’ appetite for adventure. Any punishment was merely making the game of not being found out more interesting.
Lynn was not too certain where ‘here’ was, either, except that it was deep within the forest of the Eldeen, and fairly close to the foothills of the fierce Icehorns. Wherever the thick canopy of the forest cleared, she could catch glimpses of its snow-covered peaks, bathed in the red light of the volcanoes, standing firm under the menacing clouds. Like the armies that, so people told her, f
Day in the Life: Sandrivishtai“WELL, LOOK WHAT’S BEEN GETTING LOST IN THE COGS NOW”, Rulask grinned lewdly to his companion. The half-orc’s eyes rested on the door of the seedy establishment, where a young girl had just entered.
  He judged her to be about sixteen, and her face showed a naïvety and timidity that he wondered how she had made it this far into the underworld of Sharn. Especially since she was one of the most beautiful people he had ever seen, so perfect that he could not imagine anyone not to desire her, dark skinned, with hair that seemed to shine silver and eyes that reflected like nacre.
  “Now that’s the beauty, eh?” he mused, and his eyes sparkled with both lust and avarice.
  “The lass will fetch a good price with the Chain, says I, worth th’risk of anyone come and look for her. Must have offended the gods something bad to end up here, she has” he finished with a cruel chuckle. “But I makes sure that I gives th
Day in the Life: Yaqone-Nantuk
image by dashinvaine
ANOUQ’S HOWLS ad already alerted the makeshift Kakrayak village of their coming. It was midday, and the sun stood at its highest point – timidly peaking over the horizon of the Tashana Tundra, over which it woud vanish again in a bit over an hour. Yaq-Nan was glad of that, for it allowed him to see the great moons, the guides and protectors of his people. He knew they were there even during the day, but their power was apparent in its greatest form only when they shone in the sky. This night the Storm and the Healer’s Moons would stand full in the sky, along with King Nymm.
   A night of three full moons, Yaq-Nan mused. A good omen. Nymm promised hospitality in the village, and Therendor healing for his new ward; as for Zarantyr, the First Moon, full in its ascendant face, it foretold a cold storm. It would be good to reach the village, and its warm hearths.
  They had be

I do some fantasy writing in the Eberron setting. If you are interested in this, rather than my photography, go straight to my library. You will also find the occasional map of the setting here.

Eberron is (c) WotC, but my characters are my own. Please do not use them without written permission. Thanks.

Happy browsing, and thanks for all watches, faves, constructive comments, and llamas! :)

Favourite Visual Artist
Most Preraphaelites
Favourite Movies
Dr. Strangelove, Mulan (Disney), Black Cauldron
Favourite TV Shows
Rome; Game of Thrones; Up Pompei; Yes, Minister (1980s version)
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
19th century romantics (Verdi) and Operettas (Offenbach, Gilbert and Sullivan); Tom Lehrer
Favourite Writers
Lindsay Davis, David Wishart, Simon Scarrow, Terry Pratchett, G.R.R. Martin, Juvenal, Lucian
Favourite Games
D&D 3.5: Eberron setting
Other Interests
History in general, Roman history in particular; Travel
Oh for the passage of time, real life and virtual distractions! It seems I have been absent from dA for longer than I thought. So let me thank all those who faved or watched me, gave me llamas (they'll be returned, in time), or commented. I'll be wor...
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Dear watchers, and people waiting for a reply, fave, thanks, and so forth. You may have noticed some lack of activity on this account during the month of April, which was due to a journey away from the computer... and to a place from which you will s...
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Pray for Lahore

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Last week, three terrorist attacks killed 31 people in Brussels. Whilst we still mourn these victims, another cowardly attack has killed between 38 and 52 people in Lahore's Gulshan Iqbal Park in Pakistan. My condolences and thoughts go to Lahore, to the victims and their families and friends, and to all innocent people.
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thankyou for such, what I can only describe as - richness. plenty to learn here.:clap::love::woohoo:

Hi! Thank you so much for the watch!!! :dummy:

Thanks for the watch :)

You are back:) (Smile) 

Kind of... I'm still too distracted by real life and other projects to be on much. :( Also not looking forward to Eclipse, if the classic site vanishes.