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Entechment! by wraithdt Entechment! by wraithdt
Hi guys! This is a new set of 12 artworks I did for the new Star Wars Essential Reader's Companion. Although the dateline for this book was a lot tighter it nevertheless was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

As with the last book I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the Reader's Companion. Enjoy!

An Entechment in process from the Truce At Bakura novel. The space raptors are called Ssi-ruuk and there are the ones torturing and sucking the life out of that the poor Imp officer using a contraption called an Entechment rig. The "life-energy" extracted is used as a power the Ssi-ruuk war-machine. The other human in the scene is Dev Sibwarra, using the force to calm the victim down. One of the few creepy scenes in the Star Wars universe IMO.

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Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

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MetalBrony823 Featured By Owner May 9, 2019
I wish you'd do the part where Leia meets Anakin Skywalker as a force ghost
John-the-Enforcer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019
Damn, I'd hate to be that guy...
ILuvSmexyShowgirls Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
It always pissed me off that the New Republic made peace with the Ssi-ruuk who were a truly vile race.
EternalUniverse1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
These Dinosaurs are nothing compared to the Yuuzhan Vong. But yes, It would have been good to bomb] the Crap out of their planet if given the chance.
ILuvSmexyShowgirls Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
Considering the Vong wiped the Ssi-ruuk out, yeah, the Yuuzhan Vong were utter monsters.
EternalUniverse1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
The wiped out trillions of innocent beings. I'd make the go extinct for sure in the blink of an eye.
XDeadDragonX98 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol that work is great the ssi-ruuk look awesome
ballisticCow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
damn, poor guy! fantastic piece.
gibbs615 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
Poor Imperial officer?hmm I say that IMPERIAL TRASH gets what he deserves!CURSE YOU! :D (Big Grin) 
Andrewnuva199 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
I only just read up on this whole Entechment thing, and hot damn, that makes these Ssi-ruuk that much more crazy interesting. And I was just wanting to check out the Truce at Bakura for the Anakin's spirit scenes, this makes me even more motivated to put on my EU reading list.
SpinosaurusDinosaur Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Love the anatomy and level of detail! :O
DarthDingus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
It always galled me that the New Republic made peace with the Ssi-ruuk (especially since they attacked an inhabited planet and used the life energy or souls to power their war machines).
SonOfLestrange Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmm, some Crucio party... ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

What's that guy on the left doing? Holding his hand or what?

Amazing artwork, you're so talented. I have to deviWATCH you.
ZeonicPatriot0079 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
This was also in a diagram in the essential guide to weapons and technology the first one at least I never read the new one.
KeIIion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
shame on my i dont comment , such a brilliant artwork , so excellent style ,so fantastic idea , so wonderful position, so beautiful color

so wonderful and excellent Ssi-ruuk *-* (please draw more of them) 

kallemi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
poor imperial
DarthDingus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Ironically the Ssi-ruuk apparently got their collective butts KICKED by the Vong. Sometimes it takes a greater monster to put down a lesser one I guess.
Adalack Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
This looks like a scene in The Truce At Bakura.
Draconic1 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Writer
Isn't it called Entrenchment?
Centauri-Works Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Geez , those Ssi Ruuks are barbarians !

Poor Imperial Officer :(
Nevla-Neyria Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Loooove this! Aren't you talented!
JoemanYT Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
superhermit Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(dragon age?)
equigoyle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah!  Another old favorite!  I felt so bad for this poor kid, and for Luke when he . . . you know.  ^^
FastestFalcon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
who's the velociraptor??
Colorfreaky Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
L3ynx Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I absolutely second what GBscientist said. A very underappreciated chapter of Star Wars, and a very nice depiction of it.
GBscientist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
This is an awesome picture for a very underappreciated part of Star Wars canon.
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure feel sorry for the Imperial, great work
Sweeneygirl310593 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Very interesting depiction of the Ssi-Ruuk, almost dragonish. And the emotions in the humans faces are very well done :)
PolaristheCepheid Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I guess that the Ssi-ruu behind Dev is Ivpikkis (the red one) and the yellow one is Firwirrung. Cool! But someone is missing: Bluescale!........:D I understand that you didn't had enough space in the picture for him,.....anyway this is an amazing work and I really like it :D

P.S. My first SW novel to read was The truce at Bakura. That is a really cool novel regardless of what others tell!

P.P.S. The Ssi-ruuk are pretty cool as a species, but there is something I find annoying (to a certain degree only!) at them: those nose tongues....can you imagine them flickering those in the air ?!

Anyway, keep up the good work! :D
Teravir Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've read that book before! It was quite a long time ago...
I really enjoyed it, though it was really sad. This is an excellent depiction!
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing artwork! Very odd seeing tongue like things coming out of dinosaur noses. O..o?
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
darn, I feel, righteous imperial wrath within me..
awesome job!!
SkyloverMadC Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
this is so cool, love all this great stuff from the "companion" book
Wedge009 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I don't think I've ever seen a depiction of the Ssi-ruuk before. Now I have! Definitely, very very creepy and a tragic story for Dev.
Michael7S Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Interface Designer
:omfg: WOW! :deviation: :+favlove: :)
HarvestorofSorrow Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If the other guy is calming him down, he isn't doing a very good job :P
P0LITICALLYINC0RRECT Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
i really think george lucas should stop milking starwars and start making another starwars movie like basing a new movie of f of the books or the old republic.
RogueWriter3201 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Brilliant work with this sequence and the Ssi-Ruuk. I've always found Truce at Bakura to be one of the most underrated novels in the EU. While taking place just post Episode VI, it none the less felt very original, not ridding the coat tails of 'Jedi like so many Clone Wars novels currently seem to ride the Series.
Knight-BIshop Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They are the stealers of souls.

I shame with what happened to Dev, although his death probably did inspire Luke to seek out more Jedi.
WolfwithGlasses Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Ssi-ruuk, also known as fluties, are damn nasty people ^^
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
....gorgeous work, definitely holds true to the emotions of the scene....would super love to see a quality production of an animated (or possibly live-action) Truce At Bakura....=3
sushan89 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Awesome!! I love how you drew the Ssi-ruuk! Truce At Bakura was my first Star Wars novel and is still my favorite! :la:
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