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The Great Tower of Skye by EthalenSkye The Great Tower of Skye by EthalenSkye
Pt I. of the Lanthrish Locales.
Pt. II "Palinroe" [link]
Pt. III "Aleth Hult" [link]
This is the abode of the Skye Monarchy. Long ago, the world was cast into darkness, as the heavens were silent. In that time, great trees called the Buinnen died. Over time, the massive trunks turned to stone. During the reign of Emperor Tralysaad VI, ages later, this stone tree was discovered near the Nadas Cluvagge (Cliffs of NadasEl) as the emperor travelled through lanthranolund - his newly claimed province. The emperor had enslaved dwarves from the realm of Noromnak and brought them to Lanthranolund to create a tower for his dwelling in the land. The day came when the Lanthrish rose up under one Ethalen Skye, and overthrew Tralysaad. As a show of gratitude, the dwarves refurbished the tower for the new Lanthrish King. Niches were carved out to hold statues of future kings. The lion of the west and the panstag of the east were made symbols of the country. Ethalen hailed from West Lanthranolund and was thus the First Lion of the West. Comyn Anerroth, the throne city of Lanthranolund grew up around the tower. Over the years, facades and towers were added . Even complex drainage systems and chimney works along with a monstrous horn was mounted at the top which blared through the roaring mouths of brass/bronze lions. Gutters and gargoyles of copper and stone carried water away from the front of the tower to drop down the sides to a canal below, carrying water to systems in the main city. The builings in the foreground are special housings within walls separating the tower from Comyn Anerroth.
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celestial-insanity Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHOA!
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Oh? Do you like the tower? :)
You should see the inside!
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celestial-insanity Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow o__O Did you illustrate the rooms and everything, too?
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Well, in my head. ;) I've been considering doing a cross-section of the tower so that you can see what all is in there!
It's on my list. :D
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celestial-insanity Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooo that sounds great! You're so awesome witht he details, I'm sure you'll make it epic. ^0^
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
:aww: Well,thank you kindly!
I will certainly try to make it epic! I've already started sketches, so stay tuned! ;)
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celestial-insanity Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooo okay! I shalt +watch you. ^_^
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
1000 :hug:s!!!
I'm hoping you'll like what you see! :D
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StevenVnDoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Oh, wow this is awesome! The detail is amazing!!! How long did this piece take to finish?!?
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EthalenSkye Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
Thank you very much, Alezander! :)
About 8 hours of work went into this. It seems most of my completed works average between 8 & 10 hours.
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