Friday, May 4, 2012

Images From Beyond the City

Even if the locals think it's the center of the world, there's plenty of adventure to be had beyond the City:

"Yeah, she was a thousand years old and evil, but you had to admit: that mummy could make a cleric kick out a stainglass window."*

The whole time they were guests of the Monkey King of the South Seas they were in constant danger from his capricious (and often deadly) sense of humor. Still, he had a helluva palace band.

Everywhere the two grifter eikones manifested, they acted out the same mystery play.  Thick versus thin.  Lean versus plenty. Either way, it never worked out well for the locals, in the end.

"The Courser is our only chance to make it in time!  If we can outrun Grandfather Winter, we can easily reach the Northern Ruthenian wastes and retrieve the fragment before Donander's zeppelin is even across the Staarkish border."

*With apologies to Raymond Chandler for partially appropriating his line.

12 comments:

JimShelley said...

That Courser is utterly bizarre!

Alexander Osias said...

What's the origin of nearly naked woman in white? Is that a fantasy reference?

Tim Shorts said...

Thick versus thin. Lean versus plenty. Either way, it never worked out well for the locals, in the end.

Absolutely love that. All of them are exceptional. Courser is wicked looking. Monkeys doing anything are always appreciated and the woman, well she may make a cleric kick out a stainglass window, but I believe some would burn down the church if it was in her way.

Trey said...

@Jim - Yeah. And it was real (the the name I made up here).

@Alexander - The picture I found on tumblr and like most things there no reference was given. The original was in color. The inspiration for my bit here was Stoker's The Jewel of the Seven Stars, mainly through it's film adaptations (like Blood from the Mummy's Tomb).

@Tim - Ha! You're probably right.

The Angry Lurker said...

Great pictures but even better back stories!

richard said...

fantastic, as usual. I've wondered about that legged motorbike thing before - I think I saw it on retronaut.
The capricious south seas monkey prince thing is *already* in my one-day-to-be-played-in SE Asian pirates game.

Tedankhamen said...

Fried gold!

Alexander Osias said...

I found it!

www.adorabelledesigns.com

garrisonjames said...

These are all great, not just the images themselves, but the subtle alchemy you've worked with each one to make them into something far more interesting than they already were. Great stuff!

Pat said...

Creskin sides with the mummy.

David said...

Excellent collection of images. They definitely set the tone for your setting...

Trey said...

Thanks, David.