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"We are dreamers, shapers, singers, and makers. We study the mysteries of laser and circuit, crystal and scanner, holographic demons and invocations of equations. These are the tools we employ, and we know many things." -"by the Technomage Elric"



"TechnoMage Reejo Waora summons his ship the Shadow Stalker from it's hiding place behind a nearby moon."


TechnoMage Trivia: There are three uniquely "TMage" elements to this image beside the outfit that are drawn directly from the show "Crusade" I wonder if there are any True TechnoMage fans out there that can call them out?


Answered by Ranisath

1. TechnoMage - "Technomage chrysalis" Image-> [link]

2. TechnoMage - " Pinnace class Technocraft " Image-> [link]

3. TechnoMage - " Pinnace Control Sphere " Image-> [link]







Details for image here -> [link]

Credit for brushes goes to: OBSIDIAN DAWN
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Synn0Nihm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well made image.
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occasiary Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Wow, just found this! Amazing!!! :O 
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DevinHWorks Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These guys & their 'arts'  are like, the physical manifestations of Arthur C. Clark's 3rd law! :D
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ArcAngelous Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Although I have read of Techno mage archetypes in my youth, Babylon 5 solidified the visual imagery for me. When I look at this a bell goes off in my mind, bringing me back. Cheers
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you,  Like you B5 totally solidified what it meant to be a Technomage to me as well!
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monkeypet Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I love this! I am a big fan of Galen.
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Me as well and thank you!
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Easily the best technomage picture on dA. But not much of the concept explained.
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hence the mystery.  :D
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I suppose, but technomages are something of a rarity in fiction so I like to see the creator's concept of them explained when they do.
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jbru126 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a truly beautiful piece, something that truly represents the seven principles of technomancy. I see some inspiration from Galen and Elric, definitely like it.
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you,  I really wanted to capture their mystery here and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.
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squallina Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm completely in love with this picture! It's so enchanting! (Currently on Book II of The Passing of the Techno-mages series and can't stop rewatching Crusade! :D )
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I feel yah,  I got all caught up in both the books and the series as well when I drew this!
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vreetech Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Hey. This is absolutely fantastic, great work! I think this is the best technomage picture I found and also well researched! I am a huge fan of crusade, the technomage trilogy books and the mongoose RPG so I may have to use this as a character portrait next time I play lol. Can you tell me what font you used for the symbols in the control sphere where they all drawn?
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry mate I pulled up the original source PSD for the Technomage and it looks like I flattened that particular font layer (which means I lost the font, just pixels now). I will look through my fonts and see if I can find it and if I do I will post the name here a little later.
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Alexios2 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is great! I always thought the technomages were one of the best figures in the B5 universe. Good job!
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Same here it really sucked that Crusade died when it was just about to properly explore these amazing characters further!
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Alexios2 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've read on how Strazynski wanted to shift the show to focus more on the mages but executive meddling put the stops on that. Have you read the Technomage Trilogy by Jeanne Cavelos? I think they were good books that really explored the technomages and their origins. Maybe not as good as seeing their story on screen but good nonetheless.
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, I own them all and love the story of Galen's acention. I also own the extremely rare sourcebook created by Mongoose publishing "The Technomages" Get it if you love Technomages it references the show the novels and unpublished guidence for future episodes of crusade. If you look in my work in progress gallery you will even see that I am drawing a Taritamude. :D
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true-spartan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I always liked Galen in 'Crusade' and the B5 movies, but something about Elric's reading and talk with Londo always stuck with me more. Love the work btw...sorry I kinda rant when it comes to B5...
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No worries Elric MADE the Technomage what it is!  Galen just made it look good!  :D
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schnarre Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
...Awesome work!
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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DaColdOne Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Y'know...I really wish TNT didn't screw things up with JMS. "Crusade" would have been a cool series.
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The show honestly sucked starting out but it had so much potential! I hate that they cancelled it before it could get its legs under it and run.
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DaColdOne Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I kind of felt the same way in the fact that the first season, like the first season of B5, was not going to be all that great, but it was meant to lay down a foundation (introduce us to key plot points, key characters...etc..etc...etc) and the next few seasons would build on to that.

If you look at the first season of B5, it wasn't very good and seemed a little cheezy...BUT you got the hint that they were leading up to something (but you couldn't tell). Then about half-way through it, you realize behind the cheeziness, something else was happening and...then all hell broke loose.
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Sefert79 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Simply the Best technomage drawn on the web
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you and I agree but not because I am that good but simply because there aren't enough Technomage illustrations out there. :(
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Sefert79 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
"I carry my observation in my eye. You carry modesty in your heart, and the pencil in your hand. The way I see it, that gives you a two-to-one advantage in arms. Be fair, Citizen Magelord."

Se'Fert
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One of my favorite quotes from the series, Excellent! And thank you.
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AbyssalDaemon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Loved this. This could make for a great poster.
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you I was totally happy with how this came out. :D
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yep all covered already but thanks for the post.
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Fennius Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
That amulet is not a chrysalis, they're organic things that sit on your head and plug into you. HOWEVER iirc Isabelle in the books did have an amulet that contained a part of her chrysalis, the same way Galen's staff and the ships use parts of them. Traditionally once they became full mages their teacher would give them a gift that contained a bit of their chrysalis to act as an external device for them to use. for men it was often(though not always) a staff. In Isabelle's case it is possible it would be the same amulet, later repurposed by Galen for her ashes. And there's no reason the triskiel design couldn't be used by other mages(especially since a lot are human, and we associate it with magic). It's unlikely this guy would get both staff and amulet/harness thing from his teacher, but there is no reason he couldn't have made one himself.

So it does all work in the setting, and more importantly: It is awesome and baddass. Well done. :D
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Fennius Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
And I just actually READ the posts below and saw that was covered already, and I'd forgotten Isabelle's amulet got destroyed. Still there's no reason this couldn't have part of a chrysalis in it.
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Xan-PT Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Loved it so much I use it as an avatar unless you don't want me to... I'll be sad but I'll do as you wish!
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Answered in the note.
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lovelyfeyd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is fantastic work!
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:iconthe-first-magelord:
The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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LeilansDream Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
W O W ! :wow: Love technomage and good representation of one of them! :clap: great!
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm a big fan as well as you can tell. :D
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Hyperespace Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Excellent work ! :D
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. It is my best work to date.
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
And why can't that be a part of her chrysalis, amulet or no amulet they never clarify why such a convoluted mechanical design? In fact we will never now what a chrysalis looks like since the shows run is over now will we. So why would it not be acceptable to snatch up the one time they show a Technomage carrying the ashes of a loved one and fellow mage in what could be a critical component of the actual chrysalis and to date aside from the ship and staff the only known Technocraft ever seen within the series? And yes I know all about how the ship and staff are supposed to be infused with an element of the chrysalis I have the novels as well and the "The TechnoMage FactBook" and the Crusade DVD's trust me one does not expend the time and energy to draw with this kind of detail without researching the subject. The only thing about this that is based on Galen is the costume with a few modifications but is otherwise an OC of my own design.

I think you may just be new to forums or otherwise trying to keep the cannon correct without meaning to come off as "trolling" considering you made so many baseless and blanket statements without asking me where I got my information so I am going to leave your comment up but anymore In-Your-Face comments like this will be hidden. I enjoy talking with fellow fans of the show and will admit when I'm wrong but I will not tolerate presumptuous know-it-alls plastering their opinions about my art just because they perceive themselves as the more informed fan that feels the need to correct others on a whim. You have been warned.
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TechnomancerMorhion Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
My information is based upon the Technomage trilogy books and Factbook, in which chrysalis are described as organic technology resembling a jelly fish that are attached to the apprentices head and is used for training before one becomes a technomage. I appologize if you thought I was trolling. I was just offering honest corrections. Didn't mean to rile you. I wasn't trying to be a know-it-all, just pointing out that the answer to one of your questions was incorrect. The only part of my comment aimed at your excellent work was the part where I pointed out my assumption that it was based off of Galen (which you corrected me on). The rest was aimed at Ranisath's first answer and some general tidbits on the uses of a chrysalis. My comment was not baseless. It was based on the description of a chrysalis as given in the trilogy novels as well as the Factbook and upon events described therein. Again, I'm sorry if you don't like people that make corrections. Admittedly, I can see how it can be percieved as presumptious, but it wasn't my intention. I'm a fan, I like the details. Again, appologies and cheers.
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You are polite and courteous and I will be so in kind. Again I really don't care what someone has to say when their only purpose is to show they know more about a given topic (I run into this with a million W40K fans who all know more than me and yet none agree with each other) so in the context of reviewing the artwork I posted here there is no room for comments that declare this or that. And regardless where you got your information there will always be a difference of opinion on how it is interpreted for which this will be another endless debate on what this book said over that book, again irrelevant to the art here but based on individual interpretation of the show the novels and source books. I will not comment any further on this subject but will express my gratitude that you at least felt compelled to leave a comment even if it was not on the art but my interpretation of the background materials.
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TechnomancerMorhion Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
That's not a chrysalis. It's just an amulet that held Isabelles ashes, as demonstrated in the Crusade episode 'Well of Forever'. Isabelles amulet (that contained a small piece of her chrysalis) was destroyed when it was left behind during a botched spy mission against a Drakh agent. However, the Pinnace contains a small piece of chrysalis that allows the mage to connect to it and control it. If this is based off Galen (which I'm assuming it is) then the staff also contains a piece of his chrysalis.
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Coyotekin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Bad ass
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The-First-Magelord Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks it's my best to date.
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