Two Creations made for the LCC Roleplay game on Classic Castle.com
About this creation
Mark of Falworth gazed across the waves of Everlyn's Tears Lake.
Mark wondered why anyone would give such a beautiful expanse of water such a poor sounding name...
But Mark was not here to see the lake. Mark's target lay on the opposite shore... Stonewald, the huge capital of Lenfald, could be seen in the distance.
Mark had, with his army, crushed his way right through the heart of Lenfald,
leveling strong castles and sending thousands to an early grave.
He and his battered forces would try to win one more battle in front of the very gates of the city.
Mark was alone, scheming as to how he could draw the Lenfels from the walls into the open where the remnant of his cavalry could act to best advantage.
Mark's thoughts were interrupted when, with a tremendous rumble, the cliff he stood upon suddenly lurched, rocked, and shivered beneath him.
Mark whirled around to find himself staring at the teeth of a monstrous dragon!
Mark beheld with horror the largest creature he had ever seen. The black beast eyed him menacingly, and emitted a growl so deep it shook Mark to the core from 20 feet away.
Before Mark could utter a sound
the fantastically attired rider called out.
"I've got you now Mark of Falworth!"
"It seems you have the advantage of me, Sir. And to whom do I have the pleasure of speaking?"
"I am Ešelborn, Champion of Lenfald."
"Self-proclaimed no doubt...
Well, Ešelborn, what would you like to speak to me about?"
"Do not trifle with me, Loreesi!
I've come to..."
"That is quite a fine beast you have there!"
"...I will not be interrupted!"
"Where on earth did you find him? I've traveled the world for a long time and never seen anything to rival him. "
Bewildered and frustrated by the questions, the Lenfel replied.
"I read the ancient scrolls, and they told me I would find a cave north of the spearheads of Garheim. I found him in an icy slumber. And by building a great fire I awoke him to save all of Roawia!"
"Ah! Then you believe as I do that the evil Lord Triphan must be deposed!"
"Your impertinence is almost unbearable, Loreesi!
It is your kind who will be the doom of the land!"
"Oh that is too bad, I had hoped we could come to an agreement..."
"Resistance is futile!"
"I've slain dragons before, you know..."
"Fooling one young inexperienced dragon does not make you fit to beat the mightiest of mortals!
Why, with one claw this dragon could..."
"Tut tut! There's no need to be vulgar, Lenfel. But if you are as you say, "Champion of Lenfald"
why do you fight me from atop a dragon? Are you afraid of being beaten by a pampered Loreesi?"
"NO! I will not give you the slightest chance of escape! You must be brought to face your crimes!"
"Then you'll have to fish me out of the lake, you infectious hedge-born clotpole!"
And with that... Mark hurled himself of the cliff!
Mark of Falworth blacked out after he hit the water. Minutes later, he was awakened by a blast of hot air on the back of his soaked head.
The monstrous dragon must have dived into the lake right after him!
Mark then realized he was dangling above the waves, his cape firmly gripped in the clenched teeth of his adversary.
Mark was very glad his cloak was attached to his armor and not his throat.
He was also relieved to find himself still alive.
But then he realized how this posture must be ruining his mantle...
This WAS my best cape!!
Argh! It is not to be helped..."
The beast replied with a snort that almost took off Mark's head.
Then, with enormous strength, the dragon raised himself from the waves, and spreading his massive wings, he was soon hundreds of feet in the air.
Mark couldn't help but smile at his most inglorious situation.
Well done! You've got your prized captive, Lenfel. Though, I must admit, I'm not used to being so roundly chastised...
Mark turned his head to see Ešelborn's reaction.
But he was nowhere to be seen.
The dragon circled the cliff where they had fallen, no doubt searching for his absent master.
Finally with a snarl of disappointment, the mighty beast soared across the lake, and the city of Stonewald came into view...
Wow! That dragon is beautiful! The second moc where he's bursting from the water has some splendid water effects in it. I agree with those who've commented before me about your rocks too. I'd love a tutorial on how you've done them, they're brilliant!
Wow! Fantastic work! Love the dragon especially the eyes. Love the point overlooking the water is beautiful love the shield crest on the base. The fight in the water is brilliant ! Looks so realistic . Excellent piece
Excellent presentation, wicked rockwork, and very cool dragon! The green eyes are an awesome find, they really give it character (smoothing out the irregularities around the head worked out pretty well, all but the closest zoom). Always love to see four legged dragons, it is just so much more natural :)
Man! This is stunning! The angled area on the rocks is quite nice, and that dragon is just beast! I really like how you did the water splashing once the dragon started to lift off the water. Excellent!