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Archisoilus, Master of the Ground by Edarneor Archisoilus, Master of the Ground by Edarneor
*NOW AVAILABLE AS A PRINT!*

Honorable Grandmaster of the Enclave of Thirty Cliffs, Magister of the Elite Royal School, the perpetual delegate of Earth in the Union of the Eight – all these titles Archisoilus, Master of the Ground had achieved on perfectly solid… grounds.
He is universally acclaimed as one of the greatest earth-mages in history: during his long career he had devised a way to withstand furious earthquakes by employing the technique of “floating granite”, single-handedly created a 30-league-long bridge across the Galreean Gulf while the entire city watched him in awe, and had also invented (and made widespread) the practice to magically fertilize barren lands.

Last year, having felt that, as his life drew to a close, powers were leaving him by the day, the Mage finally decided to retire, left his own enormous tower at the crossing of the Five Kingdoms to his successor, and settled in seclusion somewhere in the Mohrland Mires.
There he used the remnants of a ruined fishermen’s village together with some huge prehistoric boulders, their gray tops just rising above the surface of the swamp, to assemble a crude leaning tower, where he could, no longer confined by rank or status, pursue his all-time dream – gardening!

Little did Archisoilus knew that, until the recent “Ban on Magically Modified Plants and Fertilizers” (which, sadly, had caused some famine in the northern provinces, but had also significantly reduced the number of accidents with a talking pumpkin), the enchanted water from the vast fields of Transpretania was being washed by numerous streams and rivers down into the Mires for decades. This couldn’t have no impact on the local flora and, of course, fauna.
So, one day, or, rather, night, Master of the Ground was rudely awakened by a loud munching down below. He immediately hurried onto the balcony, only to face, shall we say, the consequences of his own former agricultural innovations.

(made for the contest [link] at Render.ru
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Почетный грандмастер Анклава Тридцати Скал, Магистр Королевской Элитной Школы, бессменный делегат земли в Союзе Восьми, Архисойлус Повелитель Почвы получил это прозвище отнюдь не беспочвенно. Он общепризнанно считается одним из величайших в истории магов земли, и за свою долгую карьеру открыл способ противостоять разрушительным землетрясениям с помощью техники «плавающего гранита», на глазах у целого города сотворил мост через Галрийский Залив длиною в тридцать лиг прямо из прибрежных скал, а также придумал и ввел в обиход практику магического удобрения неплодородных земель.

В прошлом году, почувствовав, как на закате жизни его сила тает на глазах, Магистр решил наконец-то уйти на покой, оставил свою громадную башню на пересечении Пяти Царств лучшему из своих учеников, а сам уединился где-то в Морландских Топях.
Там он из остатков заброшенного рыбацкого поселения и громадных доисторических валунов, обнаживших свои седые вершины над поверхностью болота, сотворил аляповатую башенку и, свободный от ограничений, продиктованных рангом и статусом, приступил к исполнению мечты всей своей старости – заняться садоводством.

Однако Архисойлус даже не предполагал, что, до недавнего принятия закона «О запрете магически модифицированных растений» (который, к сожалению, вызвал несколько волн голода в северных провинциях, но зато заметно сократил количество несчастных случаев с говорящим патиссоном) зачарованная вода с полей Транспретании на протяжении десятилетий смывалась многочисленными ручьями и реками прямо в Топи.
И вот, однажды, когда Повелителя Почвы посреди ночи разбудило громкое чавканье, он поспешно выбежал на балкон своей башни и нос к носу столкнулся с, так скажем, последствиями своих собственных сельскохозяйственных нововведений.

(сделано на конкурс [link])
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:icondywphotography:
DYWPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Dayyyuummmm! Nice!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! :)
by the way, what do you like most about this picture?
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:icondywphotography:
DYWPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the amount of detail you put into it! The fluttering pages, the books flying around, the owl on top of the roof, the holes in the roof, the scarecrow... all in all a very great piece of art!
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:iconluft-caverznovich:
LUFT-CAVERZNOVICH Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Super artwork ! :)  Bravo !  :clap:
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
This piece has been for a while though, haven't you seen it before? :)
Also, I'm going to upload more art soon, stay tuned :)
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:iconmariopulido:
marioPulido Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Magical!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work :)
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconchristiania-unica:
Christiania-unica Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Featured here [link] :iconautumncolorplz:
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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:iconval-deviant:
VaL-DeViAnT Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!!!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconfaynar:
faynar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
amaaaaaaazing ^^ like TRINE ^^
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I love Trine, too! been somewhat inspired ))
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:iconmajadalgaard:
MajaDalgaard Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Your work is amazing.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! glad you like it :)
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:icontanashai:
Tanashai Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Writer
This picture is so cool! And I love the idea of the talking pumpkins (wrote a short myself about talking pumpkins and magic fertilzer, lol!)
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heeey, what a coincidence :D The idea must be in the air somewhere ;)
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:iconbizarropress:
BizarroPress Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
This is so cool! Again, I love the story behind it.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm pleased you do! :) It's an integral part after all
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:iconblossom-lullabies:
Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Photographer
It's just fantastic ! This is a beautiful creation that you have made here. And the colours are really in a total harmony and banlance. It's like a fairy world but also strange and it seems that if we are so attracted and follow this way, we will finish totally made (with this turns view). Maybe the power of the little creatures that live there is so big that they can be make us crazy after the entrance :giggle: In any case, it's a wonderful picture :)
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am very inspired by your comment! :) thanks a lot! :D
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:iconblossom-lullabies:
Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Photographer
Thanks to you to share this art with us :hug:
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:iconbezduch:
Bezduch Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work !
It has that amazing feel of an old Point&Click adventure games ... and that's probably Rincewind casting spells in that tower :P.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for dropping by ;)
funny thing - some people already told me it's inspired by Pratchett, which is probably true :D (I've read all the discworld to date)
as for point and clicks - I just love the old lucasart games!! Syberia was fantastic too..
actually i begin to think of making a short free p&c adventure, but i will need some free engine or something to put it together.. i'm hopeless with code ;p
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Bezduch Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First two Discworlds were my favorite P&C games :). I loved the humor and atmosphere in them.
Monkey Island was also great, though I only played the remake :(. I don't know why, but I love those low-rez pixelated graphics xD. Syberia was also fun, but I never finished it. I don't know which one it was, but I got stuck in some large ice cavern.

About the engine ... You could try something like this :
[link]
I don't know how much coding it requires, but from the pictures, it looks quite simple :P.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the link!
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:iconfreaky-kayo:
freaky-kayo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
как круто! атмосфера нравится, не говоря уже о исполнении
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Спасибо :)
тогда покажите друзьям ;)
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:iconforestdwellerhouses:
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very cool art!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your wooden houses are fantastic as well!! great skills! :)
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:iconforestdwellerhouses:
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so very much!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for taking a look! :)
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:iconforestdwellerhouses:
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome!
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:iconalagremm:
Alagremm Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Классно! =D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
спасибо :)
хоть кому то понравилось, а то я смотрю тема не очень популярна..
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:iconalagremm:
Alagremm Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Ну, лично мне очень архитектура на рисунке очень понравилась.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ну - кому что.. :) а жабы?
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:iconalagremm:
Alagremm Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Жабы здорово сделаны, как впрочем и весь рисунок.

В целом, рисунок и описание очень напоминают книги Терри Пратчетта.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ага! просто я все его книжки прочитал! :) :D наверное повлияло :)
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GreedMore Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Замечательно, очень похоже на мой "Мир Фей", по крайней мере, у меня там тоже водятся огромные жабы... только их под седло ставят... :)
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ого! ездовые жабы! вот это круто! ;)
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, happy to hear!
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
You're welcome. :-)
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:iconalex9554:
Alex9554 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Wonderful picture and funny story : great job !
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! glad someone reads the description at all! ;)
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:iconalex9554:
Alex9554 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
I write stories too (in my native language, french), and I can say when someone is good at inventing a background for a picture. And honestly, you are !
So I had to say it ;D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aha! so an author understands an author! ;)
well, pity i don't know french...
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