Friday, May 18, 2012

Planet of the Elves

In elven village and dwarven hamlet, elders warn children of the dangers of venturing too far into the wilderness.  Out there in the wastes, the well-worn admonitions say, lie half-buried ruins--the blasted and timeworn remnant of a world that was.

Reckless youths and greedy treasure-seekers have long ignore the warnings of their mothers and fathers. They brave the wilds to seek out these ruins, where tribes of giant Hairy Ones and worse things hunger for elf (and dwarf) flesh, and they delve into subterranean depths where baroquely insane wizards give flesh to monsters out of nightmare.

Many of these foolhardy adventurers don’t return home.  The skillful and lucky ones that do win glory as well as treasure.  They become heroes--for the wise amongst their peoples well know that every  bit of forgotten knowledge or ancient artifice brought up from underground brings their races closer to wresting the world from the grip of Man’s long ago folly.


The Angry Lurker said...

Nicely done, good planet of the apes turnaround maybe?

The Happy Whisk said...

Scary looking tree at the end. Also I like the artwork on the kids.

Happy Weekend.

I'm working the new gig tonight and then prep all weekend.

Cheers and boogie boogie.

garrisonjames said...

Brilliant. Bakshi-esque, yet by no means a knock-off, with some intriguing potential--especially the blasted and time-worn wastes out there. Who wouldn't runoft from the farm to go gallivantin' about a forbidden zone like that? Just add a few players and voila! fresh new setting. Great stuff!

Sean Robson said...

"Get your stinking hands off me, you damned, dirty elf!"

Dice Plague said...

"Elf? I´m no Elf! I´m an Eladrin"