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The “Gavren Mesa” is a small stone mesa about 50-60 feet above the surrounding badlands. There’s one narrow trail that leads up to it, but the more popular way up is the Twins’ Stair – a twisting cave where both entrances are bracketed by a pair of statues of some forgotten elven twins. The twin on the left has a stronger nose and the twin on the right is depicted as hiding a dagger behind their back.
There are another five statues deep within the cave that seem unrelated to the twins. Five kings with tall full-face helms with crowns atop them each depicted with a different sword. Each had a stone chest at its feet, but the chests have been destroyed, leaving only the base of the chest in each case.
The caves twist and turn over themselves in a few places, and the lower entrance has a “breach” that drops some 20 feet to the cave below it. There are a number of side caves and sections that have been used for gatherings, campsites, and almost certainly weird sacrifices of some kind or another…
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Kevin campbell said:
Well done. I can’t say why I consider this drawing a level up, but I’ll try. It’s not the sepia, that is an old level up. It’s not the furniture. You have been doing that for awhile. I have noticed more use of cracks in the floor, paths, etc. especially with the recent geomorphs. I’m going with the heavy line weight combined with all the above. That line weight adds a new dimension to your art. Also love your crooked stairs.
Dyson Logos said:
Thanks! The work I’m producing now is definitely some of the best I’ve done and I feel it too.
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Jon Bupp said:
Love your twisty turny caves.
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