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General => World Discussion => Topic started by: Delirium on September 20, 2004, 05:37:47 PM

Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on September 20, 2004, 05:37:47 PM
Help me find some good pictures of desert scenes that could be applicable to Zalanthas. I know someone (Naephet, possibly?) posted some gorgeous ones, but they elude my searching attempts. So, I've turned to google, and you guys. I don't know about anyone else, but I enjoy being able to have a clear picture in my mind of what various places in-game would probably look like.

Here's some I've found so far.

A patch of Tablelands... (http://www.saharamet.com/desert/photos/desert2.jpg)

More Tablelands... (http://lina.perriere.free.fr/landscape/desert.jpg)

The Salt Flats (http://www.saharamet.com/desert/photos/field.jpg)

The Shield Wall (http://aku-aku.com/images/southwest/canyon.jpg)

The Sandy Wastes (http://www.saharamet.com/desert/photos/dune01.jpg)

Sunrise on the Red Desert (http://www.saharamet.com/desert/photos/sunrise2.jpg)

Red Desert Dunes (http://www.travel-pictures-gallery.com/pics/landscapes/land0002.jpg)

Wind Blowing Across the Dusty Plains (http://www.liberaassociazioneilpopolo.it/NATURELANDSCAPESNATURALEZAPAESAGGI/110.jpg)

A Yypr Tree Near Some Canyons (http://d21c.com/bobinil/scenic/desert02.jpg)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Armaddict on September 20, 2004, 06:20:07 PM
'more tablelands' picture is tight.

edited to add:  Even cooler after getting high.  I wanna eat drugs there, heh.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Solas on September 20, 2004, 06:41:11 PM
Heeheehee. That's preatty cool.  :lol:
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Miee on September 20, 2004, 07:54:13 PM
"More tablelands" is almost exactly how I picture a certain spot on the North Road, just past Luirs.  I think it's "Under an outcropping of rock"?  I'm not sure.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Akaramu on September 21, 2004, 07:32:27 PM
Very nice. Thanks for sharing, Delirium.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gaare on September 21, 2004, 08:52:17 PM
Awesome.. Thanks..
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on September 22, 2004, 01:36:18 AM
A few more..

The Scrub Plains Begin To Turn Into Sandy Wastes (http://www.phototravels.net/namibia/ndv1/namib-desert-v-15.3.jpg)

Looking out over Allanak (Okay, Cairo... imagine the sky being reddish) (http://www.cs.rice.edu/~kdiaa/Egypt/New/Old%20Cairo%20view%20from%20citadel.jpg)

Where'd I Drop That 'Sid... (http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/Rajasthan/Gypsies/gypsies6.jpg)

Two Brightly Garbed Nomads Wander Past, Chattering (http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/Rajasthan/Gypsies/gypsies1.jpg)

A Nomad Pauses (http://www.uwlax.edu/biology/faculty/Saros/images/desert/nomad2_2.jpg)

More Red Desert Dunes (http://www.mikelevin.com/DeathValleyduneshadows800.jpg)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Uglyhead on October 08, 2004, 12:11:20 AM
Maybe I can find some to share, too!

Perhaps this is a little too green, but the mountain in the distance is neat. (http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~thomas/private/gallery/usa/Sonoran%20Desert%201_m.jpg)

Disregard the train, folks. (http://www.sln.org.uk/geography/images/Jordan/1.%20Aqaba%20railway%20&%20desert.JPG)

One weirdass rock formation, I guess... (http://www.aspenlife.com/photo/images/desert/kelley_desert_rocks_pcd-1178-61.jpg)

Travelling through a small canyon. (http://www.sis.gov.eg/public/yearbook96/IMAGES/01011.JPG)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on October 09, 2004, 11:55:17 PM
Crimson striped raptor
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9043/83088fy9.jpg)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on November 13, 2004, 09:16:39 PM
Brom (who is the fantasy artist that did the majority of Dark Sun's art) rocks my world. Enjoy!

Edit: These links all died after a while, so I added them to my ImageShack account.

Check 'em out! (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/saint_m/images/tag/armageddon)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bestatte on November 13, 2004, 09:28:49 PM
Looks like that xoom site is down or doesn't exist, or maybe you put in the wrong URL? I keep getting the same site that talks about clipart and has a google search on top.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on November 13, 2004, 09:33:20 PM
Quote
Looks like that xoom site is down or doesn't exist, or maybe you put in the wrong URL? I keep getting the same site that talks about clipart and has a google search on top.


The links are good, IE just fucks them up for some reason... (They seem to work in Firefox, for those of you that have made the switch.)

*grrr* Give me a minute, I'll see if I can make them work in IE...

.............

All fixed... I'm sure my friend won't mind me dumping 10 MB of pics on his server! :twisted:
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on November 13, 2004, 10:39:08 PM
Fnord, you have officially earned yourself a spot among my ever-growing harem. As an entry prize, enjoy these two busty elf girls. Or if they're not to your taste, I have this really talented halfling...

These pictures ROCK. (I use Firefox 1.0 PR)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: DumpKank on November 13, 2004, 11:16:09 PM
Pleasure Slave rocks.  :wink:

EDIT: Firefox 1.0
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Anonymous on November 14, 2004, 01:38:57 AM
Fnord, pics are amazing, saving every single one to disk.  :twisted:

-Rhyden
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on November 14, 2004, 02:10:11 AM
:shock:

http://www.begann.de/begann/desert_planet.jpg

http://www.begann.de/begann/light.jpg

http://www.begann.de/begann/busch.jpg

http://www.begann.de/begann/orange_sky.jpg

I really like the first one.

A couple more:

Erdlu-Drawn Chariot? (http://www.baxaart.com/artchives/TSR/DarkSun/ds_chariot.jpg)

Comedic value only. Someone's attempt at figure-painting. (http://home.comcast.net/~gospog/halfling1.jpg)

Edit: The first four won't let you link directly for some reason. Just copy & past the url into the address bar.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on November 14, 2004, 05:17:30 PM
Cool, glad people liked the BROM pics. I know he did a few paintings of muls, but haven't been able to track them down... yet!
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: SanityAssassin on December 10, 2004, 10:13:49 PM
I was a bartender at a resort in Death Valley for a season.  My experience there colors my Armageddon sessions.  It was infernally hot, barren, and unpleasant- yet Zalanthas is even worse.  It didn't prevent Europeans paying quite a bit of money to stay there.  It was called the Furnace Creek Inn and you can probably Google it.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: SewerRat_inTheOpen on December 11, 2004, 12:15:25 AM
Cool [sorry, still stuck at that phase where this is the word]

After looking at it, it makes me realise that many of the hunts that I did is actually quite impossible, I mean you probably need at least three people to take out the half-giant face to face, not to mention a bahamet/beetle. [no, never hunted them before]
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on December 11, 2004, 08:41:08 AM
No muls, or dwarves?

Lame.

Uhm, but still, what is here is nice.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Agent_137 on December 23, 2004, 01:27:14 AM
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40614000/jpg/_40614987_nomads-300x220.jpg)

Quote
Nomads in south Afghanistan. Non-threatening Afghans who cross the path of the photographer often appear an exotic sight, straight out of oriental folk-tales.


Photogallery at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4083499.stm
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Matrim on January 06, 2005, 03:13:53 PM
Quote from: "The7DeadlyVenomz"
No muls, or dwarves?

Lame.

Uhm, but still, what is here is nice.


I found a picture of a Mul by Brom, and a picture of a dwarf by Baxa and stuck it up on my site.  Enjoy!

http://www.mattfung.com/armageddon/resourceraces.htm
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on January 06, 2005, 06:10:58 PM
Quote from: "Matrim"
I found a picture of a Mul by Brom, and a picture of a dwarf by Baxa and stuck it up on my site.  Enjoy!


Nice web resource and cool new pics. :)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tlaloc on January 06, 2005, 06:37:21 PM
Just to note: the picture Matrim uses as a Gith on his page, is actually a Belgoi. I always imagined gith to look more like the Githyanki or Gith from ADnD. Don't have a picture, offhand, otherwise, I'd post it, heh.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on January 06, 2005, 09:46:52 PM
A google image search for githyanki turned these up:

http://www.ashlock.org/Images/NPCs/githyanki-female.gif

Proof that a determined artist can make ANYTHING look vaguely sexy:
http://nwvault.ign.com/Files/transfer/pictures/OTHER_James_Bracknell17githhome.jpg

There were some really cool looking ones, but the links were broken.

p.s. Ooh. Here we go.

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/mm_gallery/GithYankiWarrior.jpg
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: EvilRoeSlade on January 06, 2005, 09:57:52 PM
Oh I think it's more than just vaguely sexy.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Dracul on January 06, 2005, 10:21:04 PM
A pissed off midget chick with funny ears and miscolored skin.

Cool!
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Matrim on January 07, 2005, 12:53:21 AM
Quote from: "Tlaloc"
Just to note: the picture Matrim uses as a Gith on his page, is actually a Belgoi. I always imagined gith to look more like the Githyanki or Gith from ADnD. Don't have a picture, offhand, otherwise, I'd post it, heh.


Hey Tlaloc.  Actually, the picture I used as a Gith is titled as a "gith shaman" taken from one of my old Dark Sun modules.  If you look at Fnord's pictures on the first page titled "Warrior battling gith" and "bad ass gith warrior", those are pretty standard depictions of how Brom envisioned them to be.  I agree that I picture them looking more "githyanki" like as well--I actuallaly have some pictures by Baxa that i'll scan when I get a chance that do look much more like classic D&D Githyanki and such.  Most of Baxa's pictures i've seen however aren't nearly as detailed, but i'll post when I have them scanned in.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Laeris on January 07, 2005, 09:45:54 AM
Quote from: "Matrim"


Hey Tlaloc.  Actually, the picture I used as a Gith is titled as a "gith shaman" taken from one of my old Dark Sun modules.


Huh, I've never associated that picture with a gith.  It's always been the standard image of a belgoi to me, perhaps because he's holding that little belgoi bell.  Apparently I'm not alone either because I've found some similar images:

http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/art/n/o/noral/belgoi.jpg.html

As a side note, here's a site that has some images of standard Dark Sun/Zalanthan creatures (belgoi included):

http://groups.msn.com/AlexSFXportfolio/darksunfantasyrpgcolor.msnw
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on January 07, 2005, 10:02:23 AM
(from the site Laeris linked)

http://groups.msn.com/AlexSFXportfolio/darksunfantasyrpgcolor.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=40

That is one uuuuuuuugly mofo.

Mantis (thri-kreen):

http://groups.msn.com/AlexSFXportfolio/darksunfantasyrpgcolor.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=47
Title: Gith... Belgoi... It's all good.
Post by: Noah on January 08, 2005, 07:39:08 PM
Quote from: "Laeris"


Huh, I've never associated that picture with a gith.  It's always been the standard image of a belgoi to me, perhaps because he's holding that little belgoi bell.  Apparently I'm not alone either because I've found some similar images:


I use to play the Dark Sun campaign setting back in the day and i've always been under the impression that was a gith too.  Looking at it now as a Belgoi would explain a few things though, like why it is holding a bell...  It's got blue skin like a Belgoi too.  But Belgoi have webbed feet, are straight backed and never use weapons.  Maybe it's a gith that married a belgoi and it's his day to ring the bell?

What i've always had problems visualizing is a carru...
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Angela Christine on January 09, 2005, 01:37:05 AM
Maybe it's a gith that just killed and ate a  Belgoi?  Now he is trying to figure out what to do with the bell.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Uglyhead on January 11, 2005, 06:53:27 PM
Ah, good, a thread to stick this gem by Zdzislaw Beksinski.

(http://img70.exs.cx/img70/3817/beksinski230wq.th.jpg) (http://img70.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img70&image=beksinski230wq.jpg)

He makes many art-o-pictures, most of which are frightening, but this one's just cool.

Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting (http://www.imageshack.us)
Title: Salt flats and more
Post by: Quo on January 12, 2005, 11:49:00 AM
Today I stumbled across a picture that screamed "Salt Flats" at me:

http://www.stern.de/wissenschaft/natur/index.html?id=529844&nv=fs&cp=2

(The other 10 images in that series are other deserts...)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Anonymous on January 12, 2005, 12:13:08 PM
Is that a nuclear explosion in the back there? Appears to be a mushroom cloud.

Sa'alam,

Dirr
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Laeris on January 15, 2005, 03:13:59 PM
http://mindseye.scifi-art.com/august99/scifi-art/65.jpg
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: WarriorPoet on January 15, 2005, 03:33:11 PM
http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/

Someone could probably make some nice Zalanthan scenes with that. I've seen some neat ones for the Cathyle Project. Check it out.

EDIT: http://www.angelfire.com/wizard/atlgentinsav/cathyleproject/plaguelands.html

There's one that might fit Zalanthas somewhere. That's one from one of the Alpha Teamers at the Cathyle Project. Not my own.
Title: screen shots
Post by: bracken on January 16, 2005, 02:40:32 PM
:D Hi   How about a sattelite picture of a zalanthas dust storm. Dec edition of National Geographic. (the unrelated cover article is called "new earths)
Download nationalgeographic.com/magazine/0412
Title: What lies across the Silt Sea?
Post by: Fnord on February 03, 2005, 01:38:00 PM
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1816/robomantiszg4.jpg)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LBO on February 11, 2005, 12:57:27 PM
Nice picture on the BBC site of a sandstorm coming in. Something to avoid methinks.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/05/in_pictures_world_press_photo_award_2004/html/10.stm
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Sir Diealot on May 23, 2005, 06:12:49 AM
*bump*

Also..  

http://www.dideh.com/art06/05f.html

some sort of mountain near Tuluk?
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Halaster on May 23, 2005, 09:52:13 AM
I posted this in another thread under OOC, but then I found this thread.

Tablelands:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050517.html
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on May 24, 2005, 06:09:41 PM
Braxat:
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/mm2_gallery/88268_620_11.jpg

Gith:
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/xph_gallery/33178.jpg
http://www.diterlizzi.com/art/games/planescape/i/ps-githyanki.jpg
http://www.techhouse.org/~dave/PlaneScape/Pictures/Githyanki_Githzerai.jpg

D-Elf:
http://freespace.virgin.net/michael.cugley/Art/Bitmaps/desert01.jpg
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HaiWolfe on July 22, 2005, 12:08:36 AM
Quote from: "WarriorPoet"
http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/

Someone could probably make some nice Zalanthan scenes with that.


Wow, I remember downloading an older version of that years ago - looks like they just recently released a new one for Macs. Thanks for the reminder; I'm going to play around with it some more now that I have it again.

Here are some great ones from their linked galleries that are a vision of Zalanthas:
Sandstone Cliffs - http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/gallery/gallerypage.php?item=3&ind=16&group=
Red Desert - http://lucbianco.free.fr/3D/Ter212.jpg
Stony Barrens - http://lucbianco.free.fr/3D/Ter153.jpg
Sandstorm - http://lucbianco.free.fr/3D/Ter97.jpg
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HaiWolfe on July 23, 2005, 02:15:55 PM
One I came up with after getting reaccquainted with the program today:

Sunrise over the Shield Wall - http://www.syriansands.org/images/arm/shield_wall.jpg
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on July 23, 2005, 06:06:49 PM
Quote from: "HaiWolfe"
One I came up with after getting reaccquainted with the program today:

Sunrise over the Shield Wall - http://www.syriansands.org/images/arm/shield_wall.jpg


That's not the shield wall. There's not a pile of dead brown-military cloaked people and their kanks at the bottom!
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Northlander on August 01, 2005, 05:27:58 PM
These are good links. And we should also enjoy Riefenstahl's photographs of the Kau Nuba: http://www.leni-riefenstahl.de/eng/dienubav/1.html

I feel this thread should be archived when there's next a period of no addition.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on November 02, 2005, 10:49:28 PM
http://chadmerriam.com/Africa/Africa%20Sunsets/Africa%20Sunsets9.htm
Sunset on the Scrub Plains, near cliffs

http://chadmerriam.com/Africa/Africa%20Sunsets/Africa%20Sunsets4.htm
Zalanthan Sunset
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bracken on November 03, 2005, 01:41:15 PM
Clouds in Zalanthas?  Cool website though. 8)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hexxaex on November 03, 2005, 03:28:56 PM
That sunset picture is really neat, and I've always envisioned the sky to be that blood red colour, and only paler by a little at afternoon and morning.
Title: Delirium
Post by: thefirstpriest on November 15, 2005, 07:39:21 AM
Thanks for the pictures and the work it took to bring them to us. You are a great help to thoese who seek a better grasp of what the harsh and savage lands of Zalanthas look like.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on November 25, 2005, 05:09:01 PM
Arrow styles:
(http://www.fletcher-family.co.uk/IMAGES/arrow-collection.jpg)

Longbow:
(http://www.schuetzen-waibstadt.de/11SV_Bogen_Images/longbow.gif)

An image of longbow archers:
http://www.fletcher-family.co.uk/IMAGES/Welsh%20Longbow%20Archers.jpg


Recurve:
(http://photos1.blogger.com/img/53/1567/640/recurve.jpg)

An illustration of an archer using what looks to be a recurve bow of deer antler:
http://www.santharia.com/pictures/quellion/archer.htm


Composite:
(http://www.atarn.org/letters/letr_Jan03/grozer_bows.jpg)

From what I know, "shortbows" are bows that aren't longbows.  Composite, Recurve, etc.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Anael on November 25, 2005, 05:35:19 PM
While we're at it

Some basic info on what actually 'recurve', 'reflex' and other bow types mean. (http://www.mrfizzix.com/archery/types.html)

Something about african and australian shield making, materials etc. (http://pittweb.prm.ox.ac.uk/Kent/misc/introset.html)
Especially this part is fun. (http://pittweb.prm.ox.ac.uk/Kent/shieweap/afrshie1.html)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Agent_137 on April 20, 2006, 03:55:38 PM
http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=1498
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Anonymous on April 20, 2006, 08:31:32 PM
North:


Not North



Desert Plants:
(North)
http://www.riversideca.gov/museum/plantcom/gold.jpg
numut? http://www.mccullagh.org/db9/d30-3/tree-covered-with-vines.jpg
http://www.satellitebeach.org/images/PhotoAlbum/Beautiful_Beaches/Vines-Vazquez.JPG
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/LCP/LCP96.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/LCP/LCP4.HTML&h=479&w=615&sz=166&tbnid=oWzvz8rs5r5h8M:&tbnh=104&tbnw=134&hl=en&start=31&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvines%26start%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/LCP/LCP96.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/LCP/LCP4.HTML&h=479&w=615&sz=166&tbnid=oWzvz8rs5r5h8M:&tbnh=104&tbnw=134&hl=en&start=31&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvines%26start%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN
http://www.europebyphoto.com/images/Paris/page1/vines.jpg
http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede_fotografiche/ARIOCARPUS/Ariocarpus_agavoides/Ariocaropus_agavoides_Tula_SB370.jpg

(southish - although I imagine the south to be much more of a wasteland)
http://www.skidmore.edu/~jthomas/JJT%20Home%20Page/Arizona%202004/Arizona%20Pictures%202004/70%20Organ%20Pipe%20Cactus.jpg
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~giac/foto2/peru/slides/cactus.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~giac/foto2/peru/slides/cactus.html&h=1024&w=817&sz=140&tbnid=aQWlgB413OsNWM:&tbnh=150&tbnw=119&hl=en&start=40&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcactus%26start%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN
http://www.plantsocieties.org/Moore%20Pima%20Pinapple%20Cactus%20small.JPG
http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede_fotografiche/ARIOCARPUS/Ariocarpus_agavoides/Ariocarpus_agavoides_spiny.jpg
http://www.geektimes.com/michael/travel/1997/arizona/07/desert/images/jumping-cholla-2.jpg

Clothing and jewelry:
http://www.supplyjewelry.com/04JuneJewelry1/large-jewelry-gift/SLAC31M.jpg (bone, not metal)
(polished wood bracelets) http://www.pomexport.com/O%20-%20Slave%20Bracelet/O-Slave%20Bracelet_P2x.jpg

female gladiator slave (only marginally safe for work)
http://www.brokenfrontier.com/ektron-content/Slave%20Girl_0718.JPG

Other:
A slave tie: http://www.lifecasting.net/Optimized/wild_side_page/roman_slave_crop.jpg
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Larrath on June 18, 2006, 04:26:26 PM
(http://www.ncjournalforwomen.com/images/2004monthlyimages/oct04images/red%20desert.jpg)
Night approaches in a very particular area...

(http://misheli.image.pbase.com/u14/mardoli/large/41763803.desertorosso.jpg)
A Vivaduan.  Or a Whiran.  Or a Drovian.  Or a Nilazi.
Or just an f-me ranger twink.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on September 17, 2006, 01:45:54 PM
WTF is a djellabah you ask?

(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/9765/djellabahju4.jpg)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Agent_137 on October 12, 2006, 04:29:51 PM
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/sci_nat_enl_1160666097/img/1.jpg)

BBC caption: Satoshi Kuribayashi has garnered this year's Lennart Nilsson award for scientific photography.
The citation referred to the "humour, empathy, beauty and unsurpassed precision" of his pictures.
Satoshi's recent publications include the book In Front of the Ant
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on December 21, 2006, 05:18:05 PM
Zalanthan Sky
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/6629/redskywf6.jpg)
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fathi on January 03, 2007, 10:49:08 PM
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/4272/alpacashaved1vw6.jpg)

It's a gwoshi.

It's vicious, I swear.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on September 28, 2007, 12:34:51 PM
http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5989487

The entire archive is pretty awesome. This guy's got talent.

Also,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Grizzlybears_ChrisServheenUSFWS.jpg
+
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Lion_waiting_in_Nambia.jpg
=
a gwoshi
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Angela Christine on September 28, 2007, 07:54:18 PM
Quote from: "Delirium"
http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5989487



Lol, that guy is barefoot, what a noob.  Doesn't he know he could easily gain 10-15 points of stamina with the right pair of boots?   :D
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ashes on September 29, 2007, 03:37:01 PM
Couldn't you tell?  He's obviously a Drovian.

His boots are so cool, they're invisible.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on October 22, 2007, 11:43:47 AM
I found all my BROM Dark Sun art (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/saint_m/images/tag/armageddon) and reposted it on imageshack. Enjoy.

Edit: BTW you can click on in to a large version of each pic.
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: naatok on October 25, 2007, 09:45:26 AM
Very cool DS art.
Thanks man
Title: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: a strange shadow on October 25, 2007, 06:54:02 PM
http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=4666783
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: a strange shadow on December 17, 2007, 04:53:16 PM
I thought this looked oddly Zalanthan, for reasons which I won't get into here.

http://e-s-h-e-r.deviantart.com/art/commission-XII-72311637

Edit: this too

http://kvik84.deviantart.com/art/demon-fusion-total-madness-72290365
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: psionic fungus on December 18, 2007, 12:47:04 AM
Definitely some nice pictures in here.  One thing I noticed:

Quote
Why you can't see a tent in the marketplace during a sandstorm:
http://www.juliemasterson.com/Gallery/morocco/images/sandstorm.gif

In this picture, I can see a large dune, and other geography, that is obviously more than 100 yards away... What about being able to see a geographic structure 300 yards away demonstrates why tents in the marketplace can't be seen when you're touching them?  Surely the walls, buildings, and roads of the city would cut the winds down from those in the open desert, and even there, IRL, I have found visibility to be much more than I had expected.  In the same vein, I recommend checking out the Desert segment of the BBC's Plant Earth series to see some good examples of how visible things are in a sandstorm... And a whole lot of other neat shit. ;)

Also, most of these are on the submissions site, but I think there are a few bonus images as well:

Ourla's Compiled Zalanthan Art (http://samala.deathbyart.com/v/personal/armageddon/)   :D

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: X-D on December 18, 2007, 07:52:09 AM
Fathi, thats goudra...newb!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on February 14, 2008, 11:00:44 AM
Human tribal dancing... so hawt.

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5313/tribaldancingxx2.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: a strange shadow on February 14, 2008, 12:20:51 PM
She's pale and blonde.

MUTANT FREAK
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on February 15, 2008, 08:46:21 AM
Another mutant freak.

(http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/9927/desertdancereo5.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on February 17, 2008, 02:09:04 PM
A baobab grows in Brooklyn...

(http://www.routard.com/images_contenu/communaute/photos/publi/012/pt11931.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on February 17, 2008, 02:16:51 PM
Winterless, you naughty little minx, beating me to the punch. But haha, mine has a red sky. 8)

(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/180/baobabte4.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on February 17, 2008, 02:28:46 PM
Naughty little minx? Me... nah... >:}  But I see your photoshopped red sky and raise you a naturally occuring red sky and a baobab.

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/181/01302002pl5.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ghost on February 17, 2008, 10:08:44 PM
Interesting...

I did not see the pictures on winterless' posts.  Then I hit quote to see if there is anything I don't see, and I saw the links and tried them.  After trying the links, I checked the posts again and there they were.

Weird or what?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on February 17, 2008, 11:24:15 PM
Braxat
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/443/8826862011ak8.jpg)

Mantis
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1753/46026pf4.jpg)

Mul
(http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/2600/mulqm1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on February 17, 2008, 11:45:17 PM
At last, a decent Zalanthan dwarf
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/8983/dwarfln5po0.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on March 28, 2008, 11:12:36 AM
>wear facewrap
(http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/places/images/ga/saudiarabia_veiled-bedouin-woman.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on March 28, 2008, 11:33:50 AM
>look w
[Far]
A pillar of stone rises into the sky.

(http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/POD/g/garden-of-the-gods-lanai-90662-ga.jpg)

(http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/POD/c/chimney-rock-nebraska-684788-ga.jpg)


The Red Desert
(http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/POD/l/lekhwair-oil-fields-131120-ga.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on April 09, 2008, 09:32:40 PM
Man... I need to find this female pc and raid her for her armor.
(http://www.craice.com.br/Frazetta/Frazetta_A_princess_of_Mars.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on April 09, 2008, 10:51:48 PM
Found my old D&D 2E Dark Sun PDFs. Here's some scans from the beastiary.

Kank
(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1903/kanklx4.jpg)

Skeet
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/5164/skeetsp5.jpg)

Gortok
(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/8061/toklh3.jpg)

Rantarri
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/34/rantarrioh6.jpg)

Scrab
(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8603/scrabfg0.jpg)

Silt horror nomming silt flyers
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/3760/silthorrorandflyerkj8.jpg)

Salt worm
(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/2700/siltwormca3.jpg)

Erdlu
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/4995/erdlubb4.jpg)

Gith fighting mantis
(http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/5394/mantisfightgithrv6.jpg)

Anakores raiding
(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5508/anakoresxw9.jpg)

Jozhals stealing. Fear them!
(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/74/jozhalthiefsxc9.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 10, 2008, 12:56:17 AM
Oh wow! Thanks Fnord! Those are freaking awesome. The Silt Horror.... Yeah my PC's will certainly react differently to them from now on... Scrabs look totally different than what I imagined. Everything else is just about right on. Rantarri's fucking rock.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on April 10, 2008, 02:41:03 AM
Yeah, those are cool, Fnord.  I still have a hard time imagining scrab looking like anything besides garthim from "The Dark Crystal," no matter how hard I try.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 10, 2008, 06:35:59 AM
Are you talking about this? Because it's actually kinda how I pictured it too.

 (http://www.toymania.com/334archives/dark/garthim.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mood on April 10, 2008, 09:33:48 AM
Is that what Zalanthan scrabs really look like?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 10, 2008, 10:16:40 AM
It's totally what I pictured a Cilops to look like...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: palomar on May 20, 2008, 02:44:57 PM
Krathi and Elkran battling it out somewhere on the other side of those hills?

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/05_02/volcanoUPI1_800x514.jpg)

Original link with article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-563975/Amazing-pictures-The-lightning-storm-engulfed-erupting-volcano.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-563975/Amazing-pictures-The-lightning-storm-engulfed-erupting-volcano.html)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on June 10, 2008, 04:22:33 PM
This reminded me of an Arm/Dark Sun scene (http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1341/darksunup1.jpg).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tisiphone on June 10, 2008, 04:29:30 PM
This reminded me of an Arm/Dark Sun scene (http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1341/darksunup1.jpg).

Holy shit. Where'd you get that? That's my character!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on June 10, 2008, 04:32:04 PM
Yours too?!   >:(
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tisiphone on June 10, 2008, 04:43:41 PM
Yours too?!   >:(

No, no. I play the woman.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on June 10, 2008, 05:21:28 PM
Holy shit. Where'd you get that? That's my character!

This dude's DA gallery (http://nebezial.deviantart.com/gallery/). 8)

There's one other that I think is a clincher Arm scene, but it's too IC to post. :-X
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Zoltan on June 10, 2008, 07:44:49 PM
This reminded me of an Arm/Dark Sun scene (http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1341/darksunup1.jpg).

If the lady had little demon wings, it'd be a Manowar album cover.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FuSoYa on June 10, 2008, 11:46:56 PM
This reminded me of an Arm/Dark Sun scene (http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/1341/darksunup1.jpg).

If the lady had little demon wings, it'd be a Manowar album cover.

THE GODS MADE HEAVY METAL!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jenred on June 20, 2008, 10:48:20 PM
There used to be this program... we'd all use it to draft rendered, 3d versions of what we viewed Zalanthas like.


Its was free... and it would render a map based on various input... without vegetation.


Anyone know what im talking about?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: a strange shadow on June 21, 2008, 12:01:06 AM
Terragen (http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on June 21, 2008, 07:40:29 PM
Terragen (http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/)

That looks like a neat program. I'm dl'ing it now to try it out.

Oh, lookit this.

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r72/mouthymerc/inixkankmekillot.jpg)
A kank, mekillot, and an inix.

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r72/mouthymerc/crodluinixkank.jpg)
The North Road.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on June 21, 2008, 07:47:02 PM
Those are some pretty adorable ratlon.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Archbaron on June 21, 2008, 08:05:47 PM
This thread is hawt.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jenred on June 21, 2008, 09:08:44 PM
Thats whats kinda upsetting about the switch to Arm2. We lose alot of the prerendered concepts of what things look like.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on June 21, 2008, 09:24:35 PM
On the contrary, we'll be able to render our own.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Shoka Windrunner on June 23, 2008, 04:53:28 PM
Here is a few things...that I kinda of liked...ignore some of the out of place Earth animals...or just use your imagination and make them something else.


(http://image.linkinn.com/userfile/pictures_0804/Image/africa_sunset_leopard_on_tree.jpg)

Ahh...a Rentarri or something huntin from up in a large Baobab tree.

(http://image.linkinn.com/userfile/pictures_0804/Image/africa_05.jpg)

Red skies of Zalanthas from the scrub.

(http://image.linkinn.com/userfile/pictures_0804/Image/africa_01.jpg)

Don't know what this is...but it looks foul and deadly and Zalanthas.


Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Shoka Windrunner on June 23, 2008, 05:00:47 PM
Here is another I just found...it's art with smoke...which I'm sure is photo shopped...but this looks like a crazy Vivaduan spell to me..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/iftk2/05/016_dimok.jpg)

EDIT:  Adding more things...ignore the backgrounds on these...


(http://dl.ziza.ru/other/082007/21/other/vatal/03_vatal_134562.jpg)

Ignore the background...Powerful Krathi?  Or Suk-Krathi elemental?

(http://dl.ziza.ru/other/082007/21/other/vatal/04_vatal_95385.jpg)

Again ignore the water and ships...Portal to the Void?

(http://dl.ziza.ru/other/082007/21/other/vatal/08_vatal_154142.jpg)

Simply...a Krathi.

(http://i.thefairest.info/fairest_thumbs/OvIkvS.jpeg)

Someone off over there...upset an Elkrosian.




Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on June 23, 2008, 06:58:14 PM
(http://dl.ziza.ru/other/082007/21/other/vatal/08_vatal_154142.jpg)

Simply...a Krathi.

This one reminds me of a scene from the preview of Babylon A.D.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on June 30, 2008, 05:23:30 PM
(http://dl.ziza.ru/other/082007/21/other/vatal/08_vatal_154142.jpg)

Simply...a Krathi.

This one reminds me of a scene from the preview of Babylon A.D.

And that is why magickers should be rare.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: jcljules on July 03, 2008, 08:25:08 AM
....Luirs Outpost

(http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/africa/architecture/pictures/timbuktu.gif)
(http://www.dorlingkindersley-uk.co.uk/static/html/features/where_to_go/images/10Oct/07_timbuktu.jpg)

...Ruins of Steinal

(http://people.hofstra.edu/jean-paul_rodrigue/photos/sbeitia2001.jpg)

...The Wastes

(http://www.malihotels.us/images/mali_Hotels.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tisiphone on July 03, 2008, 10:17:22 AM
Except of course that Luir's is a dead, soul-sucking black.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: palomar on July 05, 2008, 03:48:04 PM
Masks: They hide your face pretty effectively. Sweet tribal-looking stuff.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2050/2324232407_7c4965dcf3_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2156/2325052942_389a51eb23_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: manonfire on July 08, 2008, 06:54:45 PM
Masks: They hide your face pretty effectively.

Except unfortunately, they don't.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Synthesis on July 13, 2008, 05:02:55 AM
That shell mask is the stuff of nightmares.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Vessol on September 04, 2008, 09:50:01 PM
(http://static.flickr.com/111/304076985_885ae2a364.jpg)

(http://static.flickr.com/112/304076986_54fb9557a8.jpg)

(http://static.flickr.com/103/304077622_26b1b3c341.jpg)

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2006/11/fantastic-landscapes-of-bolivian-salt_27.html

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/abramsv/SMA7M1qQGxI/AAAAAAAAc_A/20BavK5VS-k/s800/35635tyrdgttrhgf.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/abramsv/SMA7NTDFjRI/AAAAAAAAc_Y/zVPQqnKl3Io/s720/356eyrgdfhgfhjyu.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/abramsv/SMA9FY-BlaI/AAAAAAAAdBI/lKxE1jXZ5NY/s720/356ytrhgfjghkj.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/abramsv/SMA7O6tIIXI/AAAAAAAAdAI/LsYAcr6vwZY/s720/35654ythfgjmhk.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/abramsv/SMA7PtTWtrI/AAAAAAAAdAg/xRu2oa-yLwM/s720/345654ytrhfhyj.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/abramsv/SMA-Mm_XSpI/AAAAAAAAdBk/cCIXLBiGZ-w/s720/35654ytfhg.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/abramsv/SMA7ONVozaI/AAAAAAAAc_w/EXxH23JcfGI/s720/35654ytghgfhgf.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/abramsv/SMA7PIUWZGI/AAAAAAAAdAU/elZyq9AX59U/s720/36754yerhgjkuk.jpg)

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/09/most-alien-looking-place-on-earth.html
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 14, 2008, 09:43:29 PM
getting my fix while I wait on a special app... hope you enjoy!!!

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q372/JLewisWilliams/Mul.jpg)

A mul

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q372/JLewisWilliams/IntotheFray.jpg)

And another.

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q372/JLewisWilliams/ZalantahnSunset.jpg)

Suk-Krath rises.

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q372/JLewisWilliams/Mulcaptain.jpg)

Slave tribe with mul captain.

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q372/JLewisWilliams/Thelastoasis.jpg)

Mul and Kanks at Oasis.


Finally got them fixed, sorry it took so long.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on September 14, 2008, 11:10:23 PM
getting my fix while I wait on a special app... hope you enjoy!!!

Only two of your pictures showed up for me. :(
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 14, 2008, 11:16:49 PM
getting my fix while I wait on a special app... hope you enjoy!!!

Only two of your pictures showed up for me. :(

Which two? I will post links.

edited to add: There ya go!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Manhattan on September 22, 2008, 06:56:53 AM
Invoking the powers of Suk-Krath. That means seek shelter immediately.

A very pompous looking merchant.

A silent killer lurking in the shadows.

Watch out behind you--!

A rinthi elf stumbles through the sewers of Allanak.

A first class bounty hunter. Fearless. Persistent.

You see fellows of this type too often in the Gaj.

A band of desert elves keep sentry over their encampment.

You catch a glimpse of this mysterious wanderer in the stormy wastes.

A desert raid in the Vrun Driath could mean your death.

A young man offers his wares in the Bazaar.

A huntress scans the horizon.

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on September 22, 2008, 08:23:16 AM
Very nice, Manhattan.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kassindra on October 23, 2008, 10:42:18 AM
Nice job!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Angela Christine on October 23, 2008, 03:37:55 PM

A huntress scans the horizon.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v53/eclairsyum/spearmaiden.jpg)

That outfit seems really impractical.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 23, 2008, 03:58:17 PM
not if she is a whiran POSING as a hunter. ;)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Malifaxis on October 23, 2008, 04:00:29 PM
not if she is a whiran POSING as a hunter. ;)

Or if she's hunting humans and she wants them to stand there, slack-jawed, as she shoots them in the face.

Because I would.

Wow.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Angela Christine on October 23, 2008, 04:58:08 PM
Those damned filthy hunters.  Coming into the Sanctuary all the time in their filmy negligees and golden bracers.  Can't stand 'em.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on October 24, 2008, 06:26:57 PM
Sandstorm incoming...

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1246/1281864495_aa5f991d17.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Riev on October 24, 2008, 08:33:28 PM

Or if she's hunting humans and she wants them to stand there, slack-jawed, as she shoots them in the face.

Because I would.

Wow.

Faxis, I love you and all, but that girl looks 15. Unless you're in West Texas, there is a problem here.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on October 24, 2008, 09:03:51 PM
Faxis, I love you and all, but that girl looks 15. Unless you're in West Texas, there is a problem here.

She told me 18. Swear. :o
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mood on October 24, 2008, 10:07:39 PM

Or if she's hunting humans and she wants them to stand there, slack-jawed, as she shoots them in the face.

Because I would.

Wow.

Faxis, I love you and all, but that girl looks 15. Unless you're in West Texas, there is a problem here.

I'd fuck her.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Angela Christine on October 24, 2008, 11:45:50 PM

Faxis, I love you and all, but that girl looks 15. Unless you're in West Texas Zalanthas, there is a problem here.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on November 13, 2008, 10:40:57 AM
Benjari raider about to lay the smacketh down!  :o

(http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/7830/brotherhoodofthewolfgo9.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HaiWolfe on November 14, 2008, 05:46:22 AM
Mantis on the horizon.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/2718931771_0f825c8083.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AJM on November 19, 2008, 03:04:57 PM
Byn Latrine without the Shit

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/crackerjacks/latrine.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Silverfaune on December 21, 2008, 09:27:00 PM
A friend of mine just got back from Afghanistan and had oodles of pictures of desert things, but I thought this one was particularly nice.  These tiny desert flowers would pop out of apparently nothing but stone and sand, reminded me of collecting herbs.
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t107/silverfaune/P4181850.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 30, 2008, 04:13:45 PM
Here's a site for Native American crafts and artwork.
Some of it is very Zalanthan.

http://www.crystalbuffalo.com/


A 14.5" collectors knife handmade with a 10" elk bone handle, attached to a 4.5" serrated black obsidian blade. Elk sinew is passed through a drilled hole in the handle, and tied. This knife comes with a black glass display case.
(http://www.crystalbuffalo.com/collectors/blackwolf-obsidian-and-elk-bone-knife.jpg)


The extremely sharp blade is made from black obsidian and is close to 13"long with serrated edges. Over 1.5" of the blade is attached to the handle to keep it in place.
The 8" handle is made with sequoia cactus, with an additional 6" elk sinew tie on the end. The two pieces are held together in the traditional way using elk sinew and pitch. This is an eye-catching piece. An awesome 27" from end to end including the elk tie.
(http://www.crystalbuffalo.com/collectors/blackwolf-serrated-obsidian-knife-with-cactus-handle.jpg)


A 7" knife. The blade is a translucent chocolate flint piece and has serrated edges all around. The handle is made from a bone which has been dyed dark brown.
(http://www.crystalbuffalo.com/collectors/blackwolf-small-translucent-flint-knife.jpg)


This has got to be the one everybody will talk about! The clear glass blade is an awesome 15" long with 1.5" used as part of the handle.

In the center of the knife there is 2" of 'pitch' and elk sinew to hold them together. The handle is 6" and is made with pinon pine wood. At the very end of the knife there is 23" of horsehair, sinew, and two feathers. It was too long to get everything into the picture. An absolutely awesome looking knife made by one of the best artists around, Black Wolf.
(http://www.crystalbuffalo.com/collectors/blackwolf-long-glass-knife-with-pinon-pine-handle.jpg)


(http://)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on December 30, 2008, 09:59:32 PM
That last one reminds me of a certain knife IG. Very nice, FW. :)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 01, 2009, 11:54:48 PM
A Dark Sun visual weapons gallery!!!

http://webhome.idirect.com/~rpblack/ds/dsweap.htm

I would post some pics, but it is worth the read to take a look at the page!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tlaloc on January 02, 2009, 07:32:24 PM
A giant dust storm in Texas, 1935.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Dust-storm-Texas-1935.png)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on January 29, 2009, 03:52:42 AM
(http://members.tripod.com/~chucklesthesane/psguide/images/grannys_weed.jpg)

This woman reminds me of a tribal smoking spice for some reason.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Angela Christine on January 29, 2009, 04:41:17 AM
A giant dust storm in Texas, 1935.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Dust-storm-Texas-1935.png)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------^^^
Are those guys rangers, or just twinks?   ;)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thunkkin on January 30, 2009, 03:39:59 PM
Jhodpur, "The Blue City" ... a Brahmin city in which the only paint color allowed is blue.

(http://i.pbase.com/o2/63/190063/1/52564888.IMG_3737.JPG)

(http://k53.pbase.com/o2/63/190063/1/52564840.2005_1030c0018.JPG)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: a strange shadow on February 01, 2009, 04:45:47 PM
(http://worldstogethertravel.com/egypt/images/sinai-red-sea/w-bedouin-vendor.jpg)
(http://lahavnet.co.il/joalon/eng/awoman.jpg)
(http://www.lahavnet.co.il/joalon/eng/arider.jpg)
(http://www.old-picture.com/europe/pictures/Bedouin-Beggars.jpg)
(http://www.thisfabtrek.com/journey/africa/mauritania/20051225-nema/bedouin-femmes-child-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: a strange shadow on February 01, 2009, 05:49:00 PM
Also:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FmvVm1RxDX4/Rr9s5FjeKhI/AAAAAAAAAUo/rgiuDGiAj08/s400/WARRIOR_WOMAN1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on February 01, 2009, 06:56:23 PM
I fricking LOVE that movie.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on March 15, 2009, 02:10:12 PM
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1113/ragpicker.jpg)

Grebbing for junk to sell.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: alicedavignon on March 16, 2009, 05:05:19 PM
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2qmmez4.jpg)
Sun shining on the stone wall. (ignore the kitten, the grass and the pretty flowers)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on March 16, 2009, 05:27:34 PM
Ignore everything except the wall?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on March 16, 2009, 05:30:02 PM
And the sunlight.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rhyden on March 16, 2009, 08:07:17 PM
Oh hai, it's a cuddly little gemmer kit- HEY WAIT JUST A MINUTE! >:(

I was thinking more like, to the north, a duskhorn grazes here
(http://blog.oregonlive.com/terryrichard/2008/02/large_PineForestMtns.jpg)

Hunt, you search for tracks...
(http://www.healthline.com/blogs/outdoor_health/uploaded_images/Namib-Desert-742523.jpg)

Suk-Krath rises in the east
(http://www.paulkeltner.com/sitebuilder/images/IMG_8029-560x371.jpg)

Shield Wall
(http://www.fjexpeditions.com/expeditions/past/oct05/Pict0933.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rhyden on March 16, 2009, 08:09:53 PM
Bleh.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: alicedavignon on March 17, 2009, 02:47:56 AM
Hunt, you search for tracks...

You find no invisible tracks.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on March 17, 2009, 06:36:18 AM
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1113/ragpicker.jpg)

Grebbing for junk to sell.

This is the coolest picture. Where's it from?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on March 17, 2009, 09:24:19 AM
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1113/ragpicker.jpg)

Grebbing for junk to sell.

This is the coolest picture. Where's it from?

From "The last 24 hours in picture" semi-daily article from the telegraph newspaper's website (telegraph.co.uk). Unfortunately I don't have the link anymore.
Here's another:

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/9007/rinthmother.jpg)
Life in the 'rinth.

From: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/5005988/Sony-World-Photography-Awards-2009-professional-finalists.html?image=10
"Bihar aftermath: a mother and daughter in a refugee camp"
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on April 01, 2009, 11:07:17 AM
I didn't draw this, but it's how I've always imagined sunbacks looking:

(http://fc37.deviantart.com/fs38/f/2008/324/7/f/Dinorider_Elf_by_RyanLovelock.jpg)

(From Ryan Lovelock's DeviantArt page (http://ryanlovelock.deviantart.com/))
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: palomar on April 08, 2009, 03:46:37 PM
I think this picture has a very Zalanthan feeling to it, with the pinkish sand-touched sky and the clay brick structures. Too bad I have no idea who painted it.

(http://storage.canalblog.com/14/87/413277/38010869.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: jcljules on April 10, 2009, 10:33:35 AM
Time for devotion?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on April 10, 2009, 08:24:00 PM
(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/5224/gray2.jpg)

"War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength."
"Walk in His light, Citizen."
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Betaal on April 10, 2009, 11:16:40 PM
(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/5224/gray2.jpg)

Dwarven master cook Morgoth had nearly completed his Allanaki flame cheese toss when Lord Khun the Black dipped beneath the archway.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Agent_137 on April 13, 2009, 08:54:17 AM
need more red templars like this:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=2043146&group_id=&ua= (http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=2043146&group_id=&ua=)

the link is work safe but i do not advise browsing the site.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on April 13, 2009, 08:59:42 AM
need more red templars like this:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=2043146&group_id=&ua= (http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=2043146&group_id=&ua=)

the link is work safe but i do not advise browsing the site.

That's the one from bazaar! I've a fantasy where I'm her mul bodyguard.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ramblingman on April 13, 2009, 11:11:52 AM
Salt Flats
(http://img2.travelblog.org/Photos/19330/78796/t/482284-The-Salt-flats-1.jpg)

(http://blog.americanfeast.com/images/Death%20Valley%20Salt%20Flats.jpg)

(http://ttp://locomotoring.smugmug.com/photos/406520670_NwWAQ-S-1.jpg)


Desert
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/51/Killpecker.jpg/300px-Killpecker.jpg)


Grasslands before the Blue Hills
(http://img2.travelblog.org/Photos/1449/25186/f/121592-Red-Tussock-Grasslands-0.jpg)


Baobab
(http://frit.lss.wisc.edu/fr227/images/pics/baobab.jpg)

(http://img5.travelblog.org/Photos/34156/204799/f/1536078-Baobab-0.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on April 16, 2009, 04:04:15 PM
Ok, so this seems like it would be a Half Giant.. though when doing calculations the HG would be twice the size of the woman in the picture. She stands seven foot.. an elf is up to what seven five. Geez... And people act as if its nothing to see these humanoids.
If I where human I would think twice at picking a fight with an elf or HG. Twice the size... Geez. I crane my neck in game already to talk to a sitting HG, I guess I need to stand a room back and shout when talking to one standing.


                        http://www.casafree.com/modules/xcgal/albums/userpics/13268/sandy_allen2.jpg
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on April 17, 2009, 11:35:11 AM
The next lot is an... interesting item. Acquired by the right honourable Lord Safirax Rennik during one of his excursions into the flats and sold off after he succumbed to Gambi sickness, this skull from an infant mekillot and the whimsically oversized boabab table that it rests upon is being sold by Agent Talseer Voyek. Bidding starts and twenty three thousand of His coins.

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2221/602a32bbf2e2ca60ffab519.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: SMuz on April 18, 2009, 01:30:08 AM
need more red templars like this:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=2043146&group_id=&ua= (http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=2043146&group_id=&ua=)
Lol, that's how I'd imagine Maso in a (fake) red templar robe.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ramblingman on April 20, 2009, 03:10:25 AM
(http://www.crsponseller.com/images/portfolio/darksun_sheet_t.jpg)
(http://www.silverblades-suitcase.com/darksun/dark_sun_pyramid3c1.jpg)
(http://www.silverblades-suitcase.com/mojo/dark_sun_dawn.jpg)
(http://www.pathguy.com/dregoth_s.jpg)
(http://www.pathguy.com/brom3s.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on April 20, 2009, 03:18:34 AM
need more red templars like this:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=2043146&group_id=&ua= (http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pid=2043146&group_id=&ua=)
Lol, that's how I'd imagine Maso in a (fake) red templar robe.

Boggle.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on April 24, 2009, 05:07:43 PM
(http://img2.travelblog.org/Photos/10688/51393/f/334440-Spice-shop-Damascus-Bazaar-5.jpg)

Spice shop in a bazaar. :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: NoteworthyFellow on April 29, 2009, 11:44:47 PM
You see the guy with the spear?  Totally a Jihaen templar.  (Okay, so they technically don't use spears, but close enough.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBG05g4-H9o
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on April 30, 2009, 10:59:58 AM
(http://thujagiant.com/ThujaGiant/images/ThujaGiant34.jpg)

A thuja tree. Pretty fucking green for Zalanthas if you ask me.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Aruven on April 30, 2009, 01:11:54 PM
(http://www.all4humor.com/images/files/Tiger%20Hug.jpg)

Armageddon, for players who need friends.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Aruven on April 30, 2009, 01:21:42 PM
Hah, okay, but seriously.

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38371000/jpg/_38371683_easterlings350.jpg)

Some militia or legion rolling out.

(http://www.kusadasiproperties.com/assets/photos/about_turkey/turkey_istanbul_02.jpg)

Tuluk?

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zV8Dci8L3Ys/RoJXSgGu0lI/AAAAAAAAAus/2Q3anb0W3No/s400/Surma%2Bwoman%2BEthiopai.jpg)

Your typical zalanthian.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: 5 day lifespan on April 30, 2009, 05:54:00 PM
http://www.scottrichardstudio.com/gallery/album08

Mantis
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on May 03, 2009, 05:02:16 PM
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9373/redfang.jpg)

Guess her tribe.

Credit goes to some guy on deviant art. (http://"http://darksandman66.deviantart.com/")
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Archbaron on May 03, 2009, 10:36:23 PM
Sea of Silt
(http://www.aphoenix.ca/photoblog/photos/WaterSiltSand.jpg)

Imagine this with a little less water to it.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nile on May 04, 2009, 06:55:56 PM
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9373/redfang.jpg)

Guess her tribe.

Credit goes to some guy on deviant art. (http://"http://darksandman66.deviantart.com/")

Looks like a Fang?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on May 04, 2009, 09:56:00 PM
Gortok.

(http://www.hyaenidae.org/uploads/images/striped%20hyena%20pix/striped_hyaena.jpg)

(http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/813/20085902.JPG)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on May 04, 2009, 11:39:31 PM
Gortok.

(http://www.hyaenidae.org/uploads/images/striped%20hyena%20pix/striped_hyaena.jpg)

(http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/813/20085902.JPG)


Just apply a bit of grit, ramp up the Zalanthasness annnnddd:

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8404/66e783f1a98e6a477148efc.jpg)

Not pictured: The final image in the series (the hyena is fighting off the asshole African hunting dogs) where Mr. badass Gortok has his own intestines in his mouth and is still fighting.

Edit: Bonus gortoks

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3180/12252174533f874356e9.jpg)
(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1899/wlhyenar1703717jpg.jpg)
The gortok wanderer, cast out of gortok hole 13 after finding the grey water chip.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 04, 2009, 11:54:58 PM

Just apply a bit of grit, ramp up the Zalanthasness annnnddd:

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8404/66e783f1a98e6a477148efc.jpg)


Holy shit... That one's in actually in the game. I promise. That bitch look so god damned rugged.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 05, 2009, 02:21:14 AM
Holy shit... That one's in actually in the game. I promise. That bitch look so god damned rugged.

I was thinking the same thing.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 05, 2009, 04:33:38 AM
Wow I can't structure a sentence.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on May 05, 2009, 09:34:17 AM
Those are badass pictures.  The hyena is fighting African hunting dogs though, not little hyenas.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on May 06, 2009, 05:17:12 AM
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9373/redfang.jpg)

Guess her tribe.

Credit goes to some guy on deviant art. (http://"http://darksandman66.deviantart.com/")

Looks like a Fang?

Yeah, I immediately thought of Fangs when I saw the picture. Don't fuck with fangs :).


(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8404/66e783f1a98e6a477148efc.jpg)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3180/12252174533f874356e9.jpg)

And the gortok king pictured above is EVIL. I was a desert elf and the beast followed me all over the world to massacre me.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: sarahjc on May 07, 2009, 02:31:24 PM
Gonna see if I can make this work. Here are a few portraits that I did a few years back for some players, different PC's. A few are my own Characters too. Be fun if anyone knew who some of them were. I don't have much time for this kinda stuff anymore, and I marker render living rooms now.


(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7716/tribalman.jpg) (http://img24.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tribalman.jpg)

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/79/templar.jpg) (http://img201.imageshack.us/my.php?image=templar.jpg)

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/2971/oldwoman.jpg) (http://img237.imageshack.us/my.php?image=oldwoman.jpg)

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2104/oldbynner.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/my.php?image=oldbynner.jpg)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/5796/merchantwoman.jpg) (http://img24.imageshack.us/my.php?image=merchantwoman.jpg)

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5719/tribalwoman.jpg) (http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tribalwoman.jpg)

If I can find a few more later, I'll toss em up there.






Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: palomar on May 18, 2009, 01:35:54 PM
Sergio Toppi, check out his work. Google is your friend. Some of his works carry a Zalanthan feeling, at least to me.

(http://www.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_17602/subcat_40473/toppi4.jpg)

(http://www.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_31633/subcat_64382/La%20Pietruzza.jpg)

(http://www.crapapelada.net/Edizioni/grafiche/amazzon.jpg)

(http://www.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_27913/subcat_52913/Stregone.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jingo on May 18, 2009, 05:32:42 PM
I'm gonna hype Yoshitaka Amano. the artist who did much of the origional concept art for the final fantasy series. (before the suck)

He's got a neat, subversive aesthetic which I think works well for those soulless magickers, templars etc.

(http://www.imgdump.info/data/media/3825/imgDump%20Yoshitaka%20Amano%20Misc%20Art%20By%20A09%20284.jpg)

Here's a link to a gallery on imgdump.

http://www.imgdump.info/cat-yoshitaka-amano-(misc-art-by)-3825.htm?page=1
 (http://www.imgdump.info/cat-yoshitaka-amano-(misc-art-by)-3825.htm?page=1)


Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: rishenko on May 22, 2009, 06:20:43 PM
And when the Dragon stepped forth, all trembled before its awesome power.

(http://www.creaturespot.com/storage/StormLord.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 22, 2009, 06:28:54 PM
That is so Tek's tower, crumbled in ruin.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: alicedavignon on May 25, 2009, 06:23:09 PM
The Sun King, who else?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/Louis_XIV_of_France.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: a strange shadow on May 25, 2009, 06:29:31 PM
Muk Utep is far sexier and has better fashion sense.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on June 05, 2009, 03:20:58 AM
A random desert elf. (-the seashell)

(http://www.elfquest.com/fun/images/SeaElves01.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on June 05, 2009, 09:35:28 AM
FW, ElfQuest is one line we can't cross.   ;)  They're too awesome and too different from Arm elves.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on June 08, 2009, 04:08:34 PM
Sun Runner

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/2229/moebius.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: palomar on June 09, 2009, 11:05:24 AM
Got to love Moebius (the artist who did the Sun Runner above).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Winterless on June 16, 2009, 10:11:46 PM
Ocotillo... is real, I didn't know that.

(http://www.3ddigitalgraphics.com/xsi/t-gen/ocotillo_comp.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on June 19, 2009, 05:18:30 PM
Wow, me neither.  Sweet.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on June 19, 2009, 06:25:01 PM
Sun Runner
<image cut>
Is that an arrow with a noose instead of a head?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on June 22, 2009, 12:45:22 PM
Sun Runner
<image cut>
Is that an arrow with a noose instead of a head?

No, it's supposed to resemble Mobius Strip, from the guy whose name the artist has stolen.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Archbaron on July 19, 2009, 03:55:51 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BbJAArGDIEA/SXCwtVu7DzI/AAAAAAAAOEY/uXkVx1SxDms/s400/ARUNDHATHI+51230879315.jpg)
A traveling magicker/sorcerer.

(http://members.cox.net/dragons_sanctum/br_74.jpg)
Cool masked sorcerer.

(http://members.cox.net/dragons_sanctum/br_79.jpg)
Blue-skinned gith.

(http://members.cox.net/dragons_sanctum/Part5.jpg)
Silt sea adventure~~~!

(http://www.designyourway.net/teme/Under_a_Dark_Sun_by_JasonEn.jpg)
Raiders.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thunkkin on July 19, 2009, 04:11:14 PM
Muk Utep is far sexier and has better fashion sense.

No one, and I mean no one, can top Louis XIV's calves.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on July 20, 2009, 10:55:41 AM
A Red Fang posing for the camera:

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/3484/healedshoulderbladescar.jpg)


ritual of the savage heart:

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/2054/cannibalholocaustscreen.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: oldsilverback on August 04, 2009, 05:34:16 PM
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonneville_Salt_Flats

would work will without the blue sky and clouds
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on August 04, 2009, 10:33:16 PM
Muk Utep is far sexier and has better fashion sense.

He's also not the ruler of Montaigne from the 7th Sea RPG series (although that series is awesome, swashbuckling and sorcery FTW)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Synthesis on August 14, 2009, 04:39:11 PM
What a gortok jumping up to claw your head may look like:

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii135/Sophophile/GortokJump.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rhyden on August 14, 2009, 06:16:58 PM
throw chakram gortok east?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slipshod on August 15, 2009, 10:46:13 PM
Beyonce modeling Kurac's latest type of sunslits:

(http://myplay.com/files/video_stills/beyonce_diva480.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on August 18, 2009, 01:28:21 PM
Sailing the Stilt Sea

(http://darksunonline.org/images/DSO006.jpg)
from darksun online

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on August 20, 2009, 06:27:04 PM
What a gortok jumping up to claw your head may look like:
(http://www.wildsentry.org/Images/AttackCowboy.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on August 20, 2009, 09:37:39 PM
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A harsh sandstorm blows in from the north.(http://www.mccullagh.org/db9/1ds-4/sandstorm-sahara-desert.jpg)

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A tremendous sandstorm blows in from the north, obscuring the sky.(http://community.travelchinaguide.com/photo/7060/70605013008932.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: jcljules on August 23, 2009, 09:59:24 AM
For some reason I've always seen the Poets' Circle as something a little bit like Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: rishenko on September 22, 2009, 10:25:05 PM
Sydney experiences Zalanthas (http://www.smh.com.au/environment/sydney-dust-blanket-here-to-stay-20090923-g1fw.html).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Synthesis on September 22, 2009, 10:44:56 PM
Sydney experiences Zalanthas (http://www.smh.com.au/environment/sydney-dust-blanket-here-to-stay-20090923-g1fw.html).

lol, you have to love the sensationalism, there.

Headline:  DUST CLOUDS HERE TO STAY!

FTFA: ...until late afternoon.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on September 23, 2009, 11:50:58 AM
Sydney experiences Zalanthas (http://www.smh.com.au/environment/sydney-dust-blanket-here-to-stay-20090923-g1fw.html).

My fav...

(http://images.smh.com.au/2009/09/23/748054/wattle-grove-600x400.jpg)
And here's a slideshow...
http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/environment/dust-turns-sydney-sky-red/20090923-g0tw.html?selectedImage=0
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: jcljules on September 23, 2009, 09:18:22 PM
The above picture is how I imagine the Tuluki scrub plains during a storm.
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Post by: Jdr on September 23, 2009, 10:17:11 PM
In Australia, when you die you die for real.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gimfalisette on September 24, 2009, 01:43:51 PM
Here's an article that explains the effects of the recent dust in Sydney: http://www.slate.com/id/2229389/ It all sounds very much like it should apply to all of Zalanthas.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on September 26, 2009, 04:57:54 AM
Ok I need to ask if Jihae chases lirathu, and the sun is setting what is there position in the sky? How far apart would they apeer?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on September 26, 2009, 01:58:34 PM
(http://imgur.com/2TnJb.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/z2n16.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/Q4S5m.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/8Dat7.jpg)



Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on September 26, 2009, 02:06:47 PM
(http://imgur.com/PAGge.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on September 26, 2009, 02:43:25 PM
(http://www.elfquest.com/fun/images/PlainsElves02.jpg)


(http://www.elfquest.com/fun/images/PlainsM02.jpg)


(http://www.elfquest.com/fun/images/PlainsM01.jpg)


Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on September 26, 2009, 03:28:09 PM
Elf Quest FTW. 8)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on September 26, 2009, 03:33:08 PM
Elf Quest FTW. 8)

*respeck knuckles*
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FuSoYa on September 26, 2009, 03:36:37 PM
Elf Quest FTW. 8)

::waits for knuckles::
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Zoltan on September 26, 2009, 07:27:33 PM
Elf Quest FTW. 8)

::waits for knuckles::

I got you, bro. *pounds*
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on September 26, 2009, 10:13:14 PM
Elf Quest FTW. 8)

*respeck knuckles*

Except the elves in elfquest are like halflings for Arm.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on September 27, 2009, 12:30:05 AM
Elf Quest FTW. 8)

*respeck knuckles*

Except the elves in elfquest are like halflings for Arm.

But waaaaaaay hotter.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on October 10, 2009, 04:47:52 AM
(http://imgur.com/nGQIV.jpg)

(http://imgur.com/MqBZR.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on October 10, 2009, 09:42:27 AM
(http://imgur.com/6wDyB.jpg)
"He claimed all lands under his black wings and under that mighty span all life did wither and die. Thus began the age of obsidian, the age of fire and death, the age of the Dragon."

(http://imgur.com/zqkMT.jpg)(http://imgur.com/BgSOD.jpg)(http://imgur.com/F0KfI.jpg)
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the silt...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: a strange shadow on November 05, 2009, 01:03:36 AM
http://deathbstrd.deviantart.com/art/Desert-Warriors-50579508

This is pretty badass.

(http://fc09.deviantart.com/fs15/f/2007/069/4/e/Desert_Warriors_by_deathbstrd.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: a strange shadow on November 16, 2009, 01:57:40 PM
(http://images.ianhurst.com/general/female_warrior.jpg)

(http://th01.deviantart.net/fs31/300W/f/2008/228/d/6/Female_warrior_Red_Sonja_by_Wiggers123.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rhyden on November 17, 2009, 05:37:02 AM
Moons and Canyon
(http://www.desktopstarships.com/SpaceGallery/originalimages/sp_mountains_of_mars.jpg)
Silt Sea?
(http://www.desktopstarships.com/SpaceGallery/originalimages/spred_planet.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on November 17, 2009, 12:38:48 PM
(http://www.goodallartists.ca/images/Young%20Bedouin%20girl.jpg)
Jul Tavan.
(http://www.purpleheartaustin.org/images/Kassner09-4.JPG)
KURAC!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3585/3667867736_8bc276771f.jpg?v=0)
South of the Outpost Wall, the Seik tents.
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o260/amandagreathouse/DSCN3125.jpg?t=1258478808)
Arabet tents.
(http://www.nose.co.za/newnose/images/south_africa/baobab_sunset.jpg)
Baobab Grove.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on November 17, 2009, 02:45:18 PM
(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/3892/cityoftwilightbyjasonen.jpg)
On the streets of Allanak, life is cheap and blood is cheaper.

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/4047/miragebyjasonengle.jpg)
There are scant few places in the wastes an elementalist of Ruk cannot call home.

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7905/underadarksunbyjasonen.jpg)
Most great leaders of common men are what history might call "warriors".
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jestor on November 17, 2009, 10:46:18 PM
(http://www.imageviper.com/displayimage/84889/0/necromancer.jpg)
As you round a corner in this dank, dark place you think you hear some quiet chanting... did he just say nilaz?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slipshod on November 18, 2009, 09:50:36 PM
Recycling these images from an old thread (http://www.zalanthas.org/gdb/index.php/topic,28753.msg308905.html#msg308905) of mine from a couple of years ago.  I had to find new links to all these pictures, but I like'm and think they are very Zalanthan.

Eastern edge of the Salt Flats, looking east?
(http://pictopia.com/perl/get_image?provider_id=318&size=550x550_mb&ptp_photo_id=2471125)

Southern edge of the scrub plains, looking south into the desert and watching a storm approach?
(http://pictopia.com/perl/get_image?provider_id=318&size=550x550_mb&ptp_photo_id=2471139)

You can't take a mount there.
(http://pictopia.com/perl/get_image?provider_id=318&size=550x550_mb&ptp_photo_id=2471128)

Wezer mounds?
(http://pictopia.com/perl/get_image?provider_id=318&size=550x550_mb&ptp_photo_id=2471133)

Stamina is running low.
(http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2009/09/27/Moore.Sunrise%20at%20Zabriskie%20Point%20-%20Dan%20Moore.jpg)

Look closely - Allanak is just visible in the distance.
(http://pictopia.com/perl/get_image?provider_id=318&size=550x550_mb&ptp_photo_id=2471137)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on November 18, 2009, 10:20:22 PM
(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/Sithspecter/revan_works.jpg)

The figure in a dark, hooded cloak runs east.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slipshod on November 18, 2009, 10:20:53 PM
oh yeah, here are two pictures with muls.

(http://members.cox.net/dragons_sanctum/Part2.jpg)

(http://members.cox.net/dragons_sanctum/Part1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on November 18, 2009, 10:28:17 PM
(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/Sithspecter/revan_works.jpg)

The figure in a dark, hooded cloak runs east.

Revan in Zalanthas? Awesome... watch out Tek.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on December 03, 2009, 11:00:32 AM
If his armor weren't metal...

(http://drawn.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/DragonriderPNG2-510x385.png)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FuSoYa on December 03, 2009, 11:43:33 AM
That pictures ROCKS so hard Ourla.

Brandon
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Post by: jmordetsky on December 03, 2009, 02:51:10 PM
zalanthan castle crashers?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 05, 2009, 07:55:53 AM
Dwarven Banshee
(the undead thing that a dwarf becomes if he dies without achieving his focus)

(http://bezcek.sweb.cz/dwarfbanhee_gfx.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Akoto on December 06, 2009, 12:18:49 PM
HRPT illustration of Zalanthas:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/Color_icon_black.svg/200px-Color_icon_black.svg.png)

 ;D
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Post by: Fnord on December 06, 2009, 02:04:21 PM
;D

LOL
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Post by: musashi on December 06, 2009, 09:08:07 PM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o229/japitup/Part1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Dan on December 06, 2009, 09:10:40 PM
BOOOM. TURD MOON GO!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Dan on December 06, 2009, 09:11:20 PM
Double post.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 06, 2009, 10:23:35 PM
Allanak:

(http://fc04.deviantart.com/images/large/indyart/scifi/Rain_of_Fire_Revised.jpg)
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Post by: jcljules on December 06, 2009, 10:31:44 PM
(http://harfordmedlegal.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/hurricane_damage1_3.jpg)

Tuluk.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 06, 2009, 11:30:11 PM
(http://harfordmedlegal.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/hurricane_damage1_3.jpg)

Tuluk.

>Get metal.fence

>think I'M RICH!!!

To the West: A giant waves arrives form the west.

>think OH FUCK!!!

A giant wave arrives from the west and washes you away.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on December 07, 2009, 09:36:31 AM
Ahahaha, Musashi!
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Post by: nihilist on December 10, 2009, 12:22:21 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/68/d4/b674124128a0ef9261e96010.L.jpg)
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Post by: FuSoYa on December 10, 2009, 01:25:08 PM
I LOVE GENE WOLFE!!!

When I first read the The Books of the New Sun back in HS it was so good I nearly lost my shit.  Man, that's some great stuff.

Brandon
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Post by: Dan on December 16, 2009, 12:35:46 PM
The Belshun Band- Bardic Circle Unite!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpfYt7vRHuY&feature=related
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: tortall on December 16, 2009, 01:51:44 PM
The Belshun Band- Bardic Circle Unite!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpfYt7vRHuY&feature=related

That is AMAZING.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on December 16, 2009, 10:43:59 PM
Ok get ready for a large image dump!

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/9749/clericwater.jpg)
A rogue vivudian in UnderTuluk.

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3773/elfbi.jpg)
To a desert elf, the pits are sometimes unavoidable hunting grounds.

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1795/goliathl.jpg)(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/89/halfgiant.jpg)
Some Half-Giants.

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/2831/halfling.jpg)
The half-giant's natural predator.

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/9995/kestrekels.jpg)
Buzzards? Hawks?

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/5643/bazraag.jpg)
One of the more intellegent braxat.

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/284/dhkxkpazkjuqe7dffxhe.jpg)
You know how they say cockroaches will take over when man destroys itself?

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6863/gith.jpg)
Interesting take on a gith.

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4749/luteb.jpg)
No you tell him two spears are unrealistic.

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/36/drik.jpg)
A bamahet rider(!) brushes aside sunlon cavalry.

Thanks to Fantasy Writer for making me search for info on Dwarven Banshees and finding all these!




Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Zoltan on December 16, 2009, 11:27:24 PM
Those... are awesome.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BlazinDayz on December 17, 2009, 01:01:43 AM
I love the desert elf one.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Archbaron on December 17, 2009, 01:11:58 AM
Amazing! Are there any more? Those are awesome Dark Sun pictures.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 17, 2009, 07:57:22 AM
I love the skulls strung along the bahamet's beak.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rhyden on December 17, 2009, 12:14:24 PM
New Krathi concept -
(http://imageshell.com/files/zfmopr2nkmv1x82us7qi.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Archbaron on December 17, 2009, 12:44:48 PM
Hah, is that a gunblade?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: valeria on December 17, 2009, 12:48:03 PM
Something about the pose of that desert elf is just very striking to me.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Archbaron on December 17, 2009, 01:11:16 PM
(http://sweb.cz/Bezcek/sergus_gfx.jpg)

New sorcerer concept.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: valeria on December 17, 2009, 01:51:49 PM
How cute!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jdr on December 18, 2009, 06:03:47 PM
You guys gotta stop posting pics of magickers, it's making me want to store and play one.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Zoltan on December 18, 2009, 09:19:53 PM
You guys gotta stop posting pics of magickers, it's making me want to store and play one.

Nooooo don't!  :'(
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Synthesis on December 18, 2009, 09:31:24 PM
You guys gotta stop posting pics of magickers, it's making me want to store and play one.

What a magicker in a fight with a bunny might look like:

(http://lovingthetasmaniandevil.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/monty-python-holy-grail-bunny-rabbit.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 19, 2009, 06:46:06 AM
OH NOES!!!! A FURRY TREGIL!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Manhattan on December 22, 2009, 04:31:53 AM
Dwarf
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PW9kGe2_TwA/SsjsP3Y-_DI/AAAAAAAAACk/dmQTZaj_5Ds/S660/dwarf.jpg)
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Post by: Aaron Goulet on December 22, 2009, 04:54:52 AM
Dwarf
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PW9kGe2_TwA/SsjsP3Y-_DI/AAAAAAAAACk/dmQTZaj_5Ds/S660/dwarf.jpg)

flee n; w; w; w; w; w; hide
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Durant on December 22, 2009, 04:15:48 PM
(http://www.palmyria.co.uk/art/darksun.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Manhattan on December 22, 2009, 06:11:22 PM
(http://www.harshweb.com/Athasian%20Halfling.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on December 22, 2009, 06:12:29 PM
That so makes me want to play a halfing.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmonic on December 22, 2009, 06:14:46 PM
That so makes me want to play a halfing.

Too late!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on December 24, 2009, 08:59:55 AM
That so makes me want to play a halfing.

Too late!

Yar har har.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on December 24, 2009, 09:05:24 AM
(http://sweb.cz/Bezcek/sergus_gfx.jpg)

New sorcerer concept.

Looks like a pedophile.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on December 24, 2009, 09:15:27 AM
"Got some candy in my rickity argosy ..."
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Vositus on January 02, 2010, 04:42:34 AM
New Krathi concept -
(http://imageshell.com/files/zfmopr2nkmv1x82us7qi.jpg)

Is anyone else thinking Super Devil from Family Guy?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Manhattan on January 05, 2010, 09:36:48 PM
Ever wondered what the hell a 'straightening wrench' was?

http://www.primitiveways.com/arrow_straightening.html
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ampere on January 22, 2010, 03:32:27 PM
(http://www.boingboing.net/images/51681233.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 22, 2010, 05:42:31 PM

The silver-skinned half giant noms the tressy, dreadlock-tressed woman's head.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2586442492_c43335fd5b.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on January 23, 2010, 01:41:36 PM
(http://heyoscarwilde.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/harbin_fremen.jpg)
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Post by: Thorg on January 23, 2010, 03:11:59 PM
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5465/handout1.png)
A mek-drawn argosy, an unstoppable wonder of human power and ingenuity! Truly a bastion of civilisation in the desert wastes. What's that Amos? You want to drive? Well sure! What's the worse that could happen?

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/3520/handout3.png)
*slide whistle*
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rhyden on January 25, 2010, 02:52:44 PM
There should be more war chariots ig.

(http://www.baxaart.com/artchives/TSR/DarkSun/ds_chariot.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 26, 2010, 07:22:11 AM
Silt Sea:
(http://www.silverblades-suitcase.com/darksun/dark_sun_sea_of_silt.jpg)

Beyond the Red Sandstone Walls:
(http://www.silverblades-suitcase.com/mojo/lavastorm1.jpg)

Kadian Sorceress FTW:
(http://www.silverblades-suitcase.com/darksun/nibenay_templar_cityv2.jpg)

Cai Shyzn Oasis:
(http://www.silverblades-suitcase.com/darksun/dark_sun_oasis.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on January 26, 2010, 08:23:19 AM
Those were super awesome FW.  :o
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on May 02, 2010, 12:37:36 PM
(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5230/5e238e8ca4d1d706a349aed.jpg)
There is only one calling which warriors follow: to fight, and perhaps to die fighting. Although motivated by innumerable goals, there are a few commonalities among warriors. In nearly all warriors there exists some notion of honour and fairness, and often a vague conception of glory.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Spoon on May 03, 2010, 07:51:48 AM
New skill for muls: double chin thump.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HaiWolfe on May 10, 2010, 12:19:29 AM
Moonrise over the scrublands:
(http://imgur.com/Im3uk.png)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on May 24, 2010, 09:02:49 PM
(http://www.essenceofblack.com/images/a123full2.jpg)
Bisht
(http://www.essenceofblack.com/images/abaya_a94_front2.GIF)
Abaya
(http://medias.cafebabel.com/6311/thumb/355/-/6311.jpg)
Djellabah
(http://problemamuslim.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/white-thobe.jpg)
Thobe
(http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/deshasheh/archive/uc31183.jpg)
Kalasiri
(http://ddimick.typepad.com/.a/6a010535f73ca8970c0120a5e8ba49970c-500wi)
Sandstorm

Quote
Residents of Sydney, Australia awoke today Sept. 23 to orange skies filled with dust. This image pair from  jujuly25 at flickr also shows a clear-sky view from the same angle on a Sydney balcony a day ago. What a dusty difference a day makes.

The  BBC reported that the dust storm is the result of years of drought in eastern parts of Australia.  National Geographic published an in-depth story and  pictures in April on the region's Murray-Darling basin and the long term drying from climate change in parts of Australia. These changes are increasingly seen as part of a larger pattern of  shifts in rainfall in several regions.

(http://jimtripp.com/kruth/CIMG0426.JPG)
Kruth Cards
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on May 25, 2010, 07:13:12 PM
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/9472/c48f5144927b86798b2b0bd.png)
Release the tembo!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MarshallDFX on May 30, 2010, 10:30:22 PM
http://www.pompeiiinpictures.com/pompeiiinpictures/R7/7%2015%2002_files/image016.jpg (http://www.pompeiiinpictures.com/pompeiiinpictures/R7/7%2015%2002_files/image016.jpg)

wide-mouthed cistern.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: WagonsHo on June 01, 2010, 07:30:45 PM
(First posted elsewhere by Shadeoux)

Tuluki sinkhole:  http://www.mixxbuzzers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/guatemala-sinkhole.jpg (http://www.mixxbuzzers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/guatemala-sinkhole.jpg)

Yes, the above photograph is a real sinkhole.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: brytta.leofa on June 01, 2010, 10:26:50 PM
Tuluki sinkhole:  
(http://www.mixxbuzzers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/guatemala-sinkhole.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on July 13, 2010, 04:30:51 AM
aurochs
(http://content.level3.turbine.com/sites/lorebook.lotro.com/images/uploaded/b/b8/Creatures_Aurochs_concept.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on July 13, 2010, 11:28:40 AM
New Dark Sun 4e gallery is up, reposting here:

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3023/excerpts20100712.jpg)
Dwarves are still badass.

(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6368/excerpts20100716.jpg)
Street fight! Note the Templar with a funny hat in the background.

(http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/excerpts_20100719.jpg)
Goddamn BOW MANTIS and a couple of muls fighting off a horde of gith. This is so badass.

(http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/excerpts_20100723.jpg)
Argosy, elf gicker and pals fight a braxat.

(http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/excerpts_20100802.jpg)
See you next time, silt cowboy.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Malifaxis on July 13, 2010, 11:43:05 AM
Wow.  Nice find, Thorg!!!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: mattrious on July 13, 2010, 01:02:28 PM
Amazing.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on July 27, 2010, 11:29:59 AM
(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/3838/wmudl.jpg)
The Moorish Chief, 1878
Eduard Charlemont
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on August 12, 2010, 02:02:21 PM
These are by Ben wooten:

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/222/b/c/Chathrang_by_BenWootten.jpg)
bahamet

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/222/e/0/Anakore_by_BenWootten.jpg)
Anakore

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/222/1/7/Sand_Trap_____by_BenWootten.jpg)


My favorite:

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/222/5/8/Athasian_Dwarf_by_BenWootten.jpg)

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/222/f/7/Ruun_the_Repugnant_by_BenWootten.jpg)

This guy is pretty amazing and prolifict, much more at the link below:

http://benwootten.deviantart.com/art/Anakore-174818005#/d2p1mso (http://benwootten.deviantart.com/art/Anakore-174818005#/d2p1mso)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thunkkin on August 12, 2010, 07:28:39 PM
Thanks, Potaje!

This one as well:

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/222/e/d/Cloud_Ray_by_BenWootten.jpg)

Somewhere west of Allanak: 

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs28/f/2009/246/4/1/Anyone_lost_a_boot_by_BenWootten.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on August 23, 2010, 10:50:33 AM
(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/3941/desertelf.jpg)
A dirty desert necker.

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/517/inix.jpg)
A sandy brown inix.

(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/6696/silthorror.jpg)
Silt Horro-BEEP

(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/2453/sunlon.jpg)
Sunlon.

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8062/thrikreen.jpg)
A mantis.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on August 24, 2010, 03:01:57 PM
(http://gruumsh.sweb.cz/tembo_gfx.jpg)
A vicious tembo is prowling here.

(http://imageshell.com/files/9x0tieqy3bd9sx63kgyx.jpg)
Kanks.

(http://imageshell.com/files/zpibc7dlidf04o8omb3.jpg)
A lean, yellow-skinned gith is here.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Qzzrbl on August 24, 2010, 03:12:42 PM
(http://gruumsh.sweb.cz/tembo_gfx.jpg)
A vicious tembo is prowling here.

Tembos are reptilian, you silly billy.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bilanthri on August 24, 2010, 03:33:27 PM
(http://gruumsh.sweb.cz/tembo_gfx.jpg)

First thing that came to mind when I saw this...

Gortok: A common type of canine in the northlands, the gortok are well-known as wild predatory scavengers with a strong pack mentality. They are not known for particular intelligence or cleanliness, but are quite hardy, capable of loping great distances after their slowly tiring prey before moving in with their vise-like jaws. Their hides often become an all but useless mass of scar tissue due to the constant fighting amongst themselves or the wounds recieved during a hunt.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Samira on September 08, 2010, 08:07:41 AM
A ripe, blue kalan:
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y341/SamiraFale/OHGODAKALAN_hisat.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on September 09, 2010, 02:24:35 PM
My twin sister took tis picture at this year's Burning Man.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs211.ash2/47437_1611055878817_1308860823_31663250_3196584_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on September 09, 2010, 09:18:49 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_uqkJxLgpezs/TGnKShd0qpI/AAAAAAAAEUM/RqNdZCh3kj8/s1600/Juicy%2BCouture_Fall%2B2010%2Bad_2.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uqkJxLgpezs/TGnKSwN2BuI/AAAAAAAAEUU/w34qC7xxxsY/s1600/Juicy%2BCouture_Fall%2B2010%2Bad_1.jpg)

Gypsies!!! I saw these ads in this month's Elle while bored on lunchbreak and thought, "They remind me of modern ARM gypos." Ahh. I don't care if it's not ARM canon - it makes me smile and think of gypsies. So yeah!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on September 09, 2010, 09:32:49 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_uqkJxLgpezs/TGnKShd0qpI/AAAAAAAAEUM/RqNdZCh3kj8/s1600/Juicy%2BCouture_Fall%2B2010%2Bad_2.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uqkJxLgpezs/TGnKSwN2BuI/AAAAAAAAEUU/w34qC7xxxsY/s1600/Juicy%2BCouture_Fall%2B2010%2Bad_1.jpg)

Gypsies!!! I saw these ads in this month's Elle while bored on lunchbreak and thought, "They remind me of modern ARM gypos." Ahh. I don't care if it's not ARM canon - it makes me smile and think of gypsies. So yeah!

Everyone knows all Armageddon gypsies are absurdly attractive for some reason.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barzalene on September 10, 2010, 11:28:44 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_uqkJxLgpezs/TGnKShd0qpI/AAAAAAAAEUM/RqNdZCh3kj8/s1600/Juicy%2BCouture_Fall%2B2010%2Bad_2.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uqkJxLgpezs/TGnKSwN2BuI/AAAAAAAAEUU/w34qC7xxxsY/s1600/Juicy%2BCouture_Fall%2B2010%2Bad_1.jpg)

Gypsies!!! I saw these ads in this month's Elle while bored on lunchbreak and thought, "They remind me of modern ARM gypos." Ahh. I don't care if it's not ARM canon - it makes me smile and think of gypsies. So yeah!

Everyone knows all Armageddon gypsies are absurdly attractive for some reason.

What do you mean for some reason? Everyone knows they kill and eat the ugly babies.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Talia on September 10, 2010, 11:40:18 AM
Everyone knows all Armageddon gypsies are absurdly attractive for some reason.

What do you mean for some reason? Everyone knows they kill and eat the ugly babies.

False. As the current Tan Muark Storyteller, I do not appreciate such lies and slandering. Gypsies do not eat their own ugly babies; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changeling for more information. This is the real reason that gyspy PCs are markedly more attractive than those unfortunate city-dwellers.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 10, 2010, 06:42:32 PM
God, at the things nOObs come up with...

Gypsies are always gorgeous because they only steal BEAUTIFUL babies from BEAUTIFUL parents.

And Talia.... I would have expected better from staff. ;)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on September 21, 2010, 01:42:41 AM
I MEANT THE COLORS! C'mon. :< Not just that they're attractive. Those kids are all too thin and probably British (haaa) to find attractive.

But yeah. Gypsies. Totally hot.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on September 25, 2010, 08:40:55 AM
My favorite:

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/222/5/8/Athasian_Dwarf_by_BenWootten.jpg)

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/222/f/7/Ruun_the_Repugnant_by_BenWootten.jpg)


How come no one ever gets the dwarves correct? They're all using the cheap trick of making those legs absurdly short in order to cut at the dwarf's height, while drawing them normally proportioned above the waist. The first pic is relatively fine, but the second? Where are his knees? And everyone does that, no matter the kind of dwarf they're doing.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: hyzhenhok on September 25, 2010, 09:25:25 AM
I take it there are no female dwarves in the Dark Sun book? I imagine hairless female dwarves would be just as unpopular as the bearded female dwarves that everyone did away starting around D&D 3rd edition.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Wolfsong on September 25, 2010, 11:42:59 AM
What gets me is that somewhere in the Dark Sun stuff, I read that dwarves loathe tattoos - but every single picture of one I've seen drawn, they have some sort of ink. Like they're so hairlessly naked they need some form of adornment, so what the hell.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on September 25, 2010, 02:36:37 PM
<insert tavern of choice here>

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/2109/1285403977851.th.jpg) (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/1285403977851.jpg/)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Qzzrbl on September 25, 2010, 03:35:14 PM
<insert tavern of choice here>

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/2109/1285403977851.th.jpg) (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/1285403977851.jpg/)

B.... But nobody's wearing a helmet!

 ???
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on September 25, 2010, 04:43:35 PM
<insert tavern of choice here>

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/2109/1285403977851.th.jpg) (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/1285403977851.jpg/)

B.... But nobody's wearing a helmet!

 ???

The classy fellow on the bottom left.  8)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Feco on September 25, 2010, 05:17:07 PM
<insert tavern of choice here>

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/2109/1285403977851.th.jpg) (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/1285403977851.jpg/)

B.... But nobody's wearing a helmet!

 ???

The classy fellow on the bottom left.  8)

Still missing spiked/clawed/razor-backed gauntlets of some sort. ::)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: hyzhenhok on October 17, 2010, 09:00:39 AM
Code: [Select]
>enter cave

It is completely dark in here.

>light torch

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Buckland_hyena.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on October 18, 2010, 12:33:13 PM
Code: [Select]
>enter cave

It is completely dark in here.

>light torch

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Buckland_hyena.jpg)

Code: [Select]
draw scimitar
A spotted, mangy gortok claws your head, wounding you.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Sokotra on October 18, 2010, 10:16:14 PM
Lol, exactly... cool gortok-cave picture.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rhyden on October 22, 2010, 11:14:31 PM
Great pic, hyzhenhok. Reminds me of my last character. ;D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Scarecrow on October 23, 2010, 07:17:44 AM
Code: [Select]
>enter cave

It is completely dark in here.

>light torch

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Buckland_hyena.jpg)

That guy looks kinda....happy....to see them animals.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on October 28, 2010, 06:33:31 PM
He's a Tuluki magicker with a bad star roll, duh!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on November 19, 2010, 04:02:42 AM
I never played Dark Sun, so at times, I find it hard to visualize some things.  I just want to say, this thread is amazing, and thanks to everyone who contributed!  So that's what an argosy looks like!

I would've never guessed by reading the docs that a Mekillot looks like a triceratops.  Mantis are thri-kreen from D&D, it appears.  Really, really neat stuff in here.  It will really bring the text alive.

Kudos!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on November 19, 2010, 01:40:06 PM
Mantis are thri-kreen from D&D, it appears.

Thri-kreen were one of the primary native races in the Dark Sun setting. I always figured that their presence in other settings was more alien.
 
>>Link removed. Please do not link to copyrighted material.

^^^ big pdf...patience.


I never knew where they were from (never even owned any Dark Sun expansions) but I used thri-kreen in some sessions as a DM.  Mostly because, well ...  they're badass.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on November 19, 2010, 02:25:21 PM
I think the Arakkoa in WoW also come from Dark Sun's weirdass bird people.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BlackMagic0 on November 19, 2010, 03:09:43 PM
I think the Arakkoa in WoW also come from Dark Sun's weirdass bird people.

The bird people in the outlands? No they are a reference to the Dark Crystal.

There is actually a quest line that is a reference to the movie too.. So eh..

That entire game is a reference to something or another.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on November 19, 2010, 07:22:12 PM
Huh. I remember a playable bird people race called the Aarakocra, I think.

Gogo cilops and dujat pictures.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bilanthri on November 19, 2010, 07:31:53 PM
Huh. I remember a playable bird people race called the Aarakocra, I think.

Yes, this is correct. The name, Arakkoa is a reference to the D&D creature, but the other references do point to the Skeksis from the Dark Crystal.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BlackMagic0 on November 19, 2010, 07:45:57 PM
Huh. I remember a playable bird people race called the Aarakocra, I think.

Yes, this is correct. The name, Arakkoa is a reference to the D&D creature, but the other references do point to the Skeksis from the Dark Crystal.

I figured the name pointed if it was that close. Though I was never big into dark sun.
Though as I said.. WoW is one huge reference.

Such as link, zelda, link's boomarang, etc..
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on November 20, 2010, 03:46:32 AM
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/042/9/2/City_by_anikakinka.jpg)
And so draws the end of another day in the city-state of Allanak...

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs26/f/2008/039/e/5/Pickpocket_by_feliciacano.jpg)
'Rinthi pickpocket, hard at work.

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/262/6/3/arkanac__sar___baghos_by_lortharian-d2z2hsl.jpg)
The Black Robed Templar - Sometimes the last thing you see.

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs7/i/2005/235/c/8/The_Wanderer_by_JPJohansson.jpg)
Be it day or night, the Hunter stalks their prey.

(http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2009/359/1/3/The_wanderer_by_Shandra_chan.jpg)
The figure wearing a black, embroidered hooded cloak.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on November 20, 2010, 09:07:30 AM
Good ones.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rathustra on November 20, 2010, 11:34:23 AM
I've removed a post that linked to a .pdf of published TSR AD&D material. Please do not link to copyrighted material!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ami on November 21, 2010, 06:29:59 PM
(http://i53.tinypic.com/fnxt8x.jpg)

A facially scarred elf doodle.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on November 21, 2010, 08:23:44 PM
Ears are too long.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ami on November 21, 2010, 08:26:07 PM
I imagine them to be that long. =/
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Erythil on November 21, 2010, 09:46:39 PM
Anime elves usually look like that.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on November 21, 2010, 10:16:23 PM
Some elves are sexy.

I couldn't tell you which ones though, since google image search 'sexy elf' only gives me dirty Christmas outfits.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Wolfsong on November 21, 2010, 10:20:54 PM
I liked Mixed Myth's spin on elven origins.

Which, by the way (spoilers!) - was rabbits.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bcw81 on November 21, 2010, 10:59:40 PM
[insertpichere]

I like your art, but her feet always gets at me. No one walks like that. Other than that - Good stuff.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on November 22, 2010, 12:05:19 AM
Some elves are sexy.

I couldn't tell you which ones though, since google image search 'sexy elf' only gives me dirty Christmas outfits.
Try "elf woman", or "elven woman". ;)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Zoltan on November 22, 2010, 12:28:29 AM


(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/262/6/3/arkanac__sar___baghos_by_lortharian-d2z2hsl.jpg)
The Black Robed Templar - Sometimes the last thing you see.

He was in the Baobab comic, right? He never takes his mask off, even during mudsex!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on November 22, 2010, 05:49:35 AM
I wish that comic was still on the net, me want to read it.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nahara on November 22, 2010, 07:50:02 AM
I wish that comic was still on the net, me want to read it.

http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.baobobcomic.com/ ?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on November 22, 2010, 08:34:26 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on December 06, 2010, 04:19:35 PM
An armored bahamet is here.
(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080505215031/finalfantasy/images/thumb/2/24/FF2_Adamantoise_Artwork.png/300px-FF2_Adamantoise_Artwork.png)

The Dragon
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100422010430/castleage/images/thumb/3/38/Bahamut_large.jpg/400px-Bahamut_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Synthesis on December 06, 2010, 04:26:40 PM
Some elves are sexy.

I couldn't tell you which ones though, since google image search 'sexy elf' only gives me dirty Christmas outfits.

You can use the "-" operator to exclude terms.

Search for:  "sexy elf" -christmas -halloween

Note:  this probably will not be safe for work.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Malifaxis on December 06, 2010, 11:12:02 PM
An armored bahamet is here.
(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080505215031/finalfantasy/images/thumb/2/24/FF2_Adamantoise_Artwork.png/300px-FF2_Adamantoise_Artwork.png)

The Dragon
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100422010430/castleage/images/thumb/3/38/Bahamut_large.jpg/400px-Bahamut_large.jpg)

I really like the old school dragon.  No wings, didn't goddamn need 'em.  Looked like a skeleton giraffe crossed with one of those critters from Critters.

I mean how hardcore is that.  Oh, and the shooting a huge cone of superheated sand thing?  Classic. 

Friel's rest, at a certain time in its life:
(http://photos.travelblog.org/Photos/2873/48759/t/266699-Flood-in-the-desert-1.jpg)

Boot collector:
(http://s2.hubimg.com/u/580821_f260.jpg)

I don't even know what to title it, but I have to share.  The Last Halfling, maybe?
(http://173.192.34.116/image/demotivational-poster/thumb/0802/armless-emo-midget-demotivational-poster-1202774675.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bilanthri on December 07, 2010, 10:17:11 AM
I really like the old school dragon.  No wings, didn't goddamn need 'em.  Looked like a skeleton giraffe crossed with one of those critters from Critters.

I mean how hardcore is that.  Oh, and the shooting a huge cone of superheated sand thing?  Classic. 

(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/alphastream1//dark_sun/large/daec801d0abef9e355384af7fa64f57f.jpg?v=142200)(http://thedailysb.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/darksun31.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on December 08, 2010, 12:54:21 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Cuzb-ryNDyY/TG5Tl8vWppI/AAAAAAAAAf4/2b9TCbRcJ-g/s1600/tatspider.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: a strange shadow on December 09, 2010, 04:18:33 PM
(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/294/cache/badwater-basin-california_29405_990x742.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bilanthri on December 09, 2010, 04:20:27 PM
Ooh! Forage salt!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on December 09, 2010, 05:56:54 PM
Ooh! Forage salt!
You search around but don't find any salt...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: stark on December 18, 2010, 12:55:50 AM
The only elves I've ever really liked drawn were the ones done by Drew in his Poison Elves comics. Yep got the whole lot of them, both series. Always cracked me up that Jace got one of his ears cut off.



Some elves are sexy.

I couldn't tell you which ones though, since google image search 'sexy elf' only gives me dirty Christmas outfits.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on December 21, 2010, 02:32:55 AM
(http://www.bing.com/fd/hpk2/FingalsCave_EN-CA1860948331.jpg)

That one place with that one thing.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bilanthri on December 23, 2010, 08:34:58 PM
Code: [Select]
Knee Deep in Muck [N, E, S, W]
   The ground around you is covered with a dank sludge of vegetation and mud.
Hunks of rotting wood jut out...  
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4466/nhaunendlichegeschichte.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Cindy42 on December 29, 2010, 01:48:00 PM
Code: [Select]
Knee Deep in Muck [N, E, S, W]
   The ground around you is covered with a dank sludge of vegetation and mud.
Hunks of rotting wood jut out... 
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4466/nhaunendlichegeschichte.jpg)


Ugh... both the zalanthas thing and the thing with which you are referring to the zalanthas thing kinda freak me out.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ami on January 16, 2011, 11:31:35 PM
(http://i53.tinypic.com/91b9ci.jpg)

the youthful, cartoony dwarf has arrived from the west.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Reiteration on January 16, 2011, 11:37:31 PM
Code: [Select]
Knee Deep in Muck [N, E, S, W]
   The ground around you is covered with a dank sludge of vegetation and mud.
Hunks of rotting wood jut out...  
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4466/nhaunendlichegeschichte.jpg)


That scene made me cry as a kid.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ami on January 17, 2011, 12:01:41 AM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2j1ub9w.jpg)

the sunburnt, steely-eyed elf has arrived from below.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Feco on January 17, 2011, 12:59:29 AM
(http://www.bing.com/fd/hpk2/FingalsCave_EN-CA1860948331.jpg)

That one place with that one thing.

I feel super cool for possibly knowing what this is.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 17, 2011, 01:04:23 AM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2j1ub9w.jpg)

the sunburnt, steely-eyed elf has arrived from below.

Satan? ;)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: perfecto on January 17, 2011, 01:55:19 AM
DAMN...  that elf has a hairy lip.

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on January 21, 2011, 09:24:43 PM
Someone needs to make this character.

(http://i.imgur.com/jebOk.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Cindy42 on January 23, 2011, 06:32:56 AM
Someone needs to make this character.

(http://i.imgur.com/jebOk.jpg)

The hot, blonde woman has arrived from below.

The hot, blonde woman says, in southern-accented sirihish, "Do you want to buy me a drink?"

/golddigger
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on January 25, 2011, 08:00:47 AM
Code: [Select]
Knee Deep in Muck [N, E, S, W]
   The ground around you is covered with a dank sludge of vegetation and mud.
Hunks of rotting wood jut out...  
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4466/nhaunendlichegeschichte.jpg)


Looks sooo familiar... what movie is this!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: racurtne on January 25, 2011, 09:25:04 AM
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Knee Deep in Muck [N, E, S, W]
   The ground around you is covered with a dank sludge of vegetation and mud.
Hunks of rotting wood jut out...  
(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4466/nhaunendlichegeschichte.jpg)


Looks sooo familiar... what movie is this!

The NeverEnding Story

*Edited because, for some strange reason, the movie is actually titled with the "e" in ending capitalized.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on January 25, 2011, 09:38:39 AM
Hmmmm... Desert world... Monsters that can kill you around every corner...  All we need is a catchy theme song and we'll have...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYV3onay_0s


Yes. Faxanadu is my Zalanthas >.>
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on January 25, 2011, 05:23:12 PM
Can someone draw the following for me?


Bamuk
Skeet
Cavernmouth Yompar
Carru

I would LOVE visuals for these.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ami on January 25, 2011, 05:29:25 PM
I'd definately love to doodle these.


Will  have to find a professional to do 'em properly though.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on January 25, 2011, 05:52:44 PM
Can someone draw the following for me?


Bamuk
Skeet
Cavernmouth Yompar
Carru

I would LOVE visuals for these.

I would too.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fathi on January 26, 2011, 12:32:31 AM
This is how I've always pictured a carru:

(http://www.thehuntingbroker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/world-record-elk.jpg)

Except picture the hunters naked save for their thongs and knives.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on January 26, 2011, 04:58:31 AM
This is how I've always pictured a carru:

(http://www.thehuntingbroker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/world-record-elk.jpg)

Except picture the hunters naked save for their thongs and knives.

I sort of do as well. But there supposed to have alot of sharp teeth and such.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on January 26, 2011, 05:47:47 AM
Pretty sure more legs are involved ...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on January 26, 2011, 08:38:48 AM
I'd definately love to doodle these.


Will  have to find a professional to do 'em properly though.

I'de love to see your doodling
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on January 26, 2011, 08:41:50 AM
I'd definately love to doodle these.


Will  have to find a professional to do 'em properly though.

I'de love to see your doodling

+1

Offtopic: Ami usually does it on Tinychat
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: zakattack on January 26, 2011, 09:46:51 PM
This is how I've always pictured a carru:

(http://www.thehuntingbroker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/world-record-elk.jpg)

Except picture the hunters naked save for their thongs and knives.

I sort of do as well. But there supposed to have alot of sharp teeth and such.

They are herbivores, so no..

Pretty sure more legs are involved ...

You must be confusing the carru with the chalton?

Quote
Carru : Territorial by nature and dangerous by virtue of their size (tall as a war beetle at the shoulder, but much slimmer) and spearlike antlers, an adult carru can pose a significant threat to the unwary. Normally herbivores of the drier parts of the north, their relative commoness there has made their hide, as well as their antlers, a commonly used material.



Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Synthesis on January 26, 2011, 11:02:19 PM
They are herbivores, so no..

Quote from: l carru
...Each of its four powerful legs end in sharp claws, and several dagger-like teeth line its muzzle, with grazing teeth along the front of its mouth....
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Twilight on January 26, 2011, 11:22:20 PM
So like an elk with a boar's muzzle.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on January 27, 2011, 10:34:39 AM
yes, please do not hotlink stuff direct from D&D here.  -Nyr
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on January 27, 2011, 02:20:56 PM
Awesome drawings
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on January 27, 2011, 04:01:25 PM
Might want to reupload them somewhere and link to that instead of hotlinking directly to the D&D website. D:
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on January 27, 2011, 05:36:08 PM
Just imagine him with pointed ears.


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zV8Dci8L3Ys/RoJW-gGu0kI/AAAAAAAAAuk/wfF7D-2vPzc/s400/Surma%2BFighter,%2BEthiopia.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bilanthri on January 27, 2011, 08:47:41 PM
Just imagine him with pointed ears.

Ooh...the expression is just right.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on January 29, 2011, 09:49:22 AM
Just imagine him with pointed ears.

Ooh...the expression is just right.

he also has A Liver problem (hepatitis) or yellow fever.


Oh I found a Carru!

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e39/Mannfreid/Carru.jpg)

Thanks to avatar the last airbender season 2 (been watching it)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on January 29, 2011, 10:03:39 AM
Oh yeah, him.  I remember.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bilanthri on January 29, 2011, 11:55:00 AM
Oh I found a Carru!

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e39/Mannfreid/Carru.jpg)

Thanks to avatar the last airbender season 2 (been watching it)

I've always seen carru as more moose-like than elk-like, mainly due to the temperament.

Nice find.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on January 30, 2011, 10:58:44 PM
he also has A Liver problem (hepatitis) or yellow fever

A Sun Runner, obviously.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ami on January 31, 2011, 05:06:10 PM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2navhoi.jpg)
Just doodlin' :)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: hyzhenhok on February 01, 2011, 07:49:30 AM
Can someone draw the following for me?


Bamuk
Skeet
Cavernmouth Yompar
Carru

I would LOVE visuals for these.

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2763/zalanthasanimals.jpg)

These are just approximations of my mental images. May or may not be totally accurate to IG descriptions.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on February 01, 2011, 08:24:29 AM
I love how the one has wheels.  Success!   :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Cutthroat on February 01, 2011, 08:48:37 AM
The one on the top-left isn't scary... the other three are nightmare-inducing. Thanks a lot. :(
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on February 01, 2011, 10:27:56 AM
It looks like rudolf has roid rage
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on February 01, 2011, 01:02:37 PM
A cavern-mouthed yompar rolls in from the west.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: hyzhenhok on February 01, 2011, 07:29:00 PM
It looks like rudolf has roid rage

Rue-Death the red-nosed carru
Has a very blood-stained snout
And if he ever sees you
You won't even get a shout

Also: The sandy-clawed mantis has arrived from above, atop a floating, red-nosed carru.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on February 01, 2011, 07:37:02 PM
A cavern-mouthed yompar low-rides in from the west.

Fixed
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on February 02, 2011, 10:21:40 PM
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e39/Mannfreid/Anakore_by_BenWootten.jpg)

Thought you might appreciate seeing an anakore.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ocotillo on February 02, 2011, 10:23:04 PM
If you starved that thing for a month it would probably match my mental image.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on February 03, 2011, 04:14:19 PM
I visualize anakores as really skinny people with multiple, claw-tipped arms and mandibles. Also an armored shell.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on February 03, 2011, 04:26:32 PM
I could actually see that thing burrowing through sand. It could probably flatten itself out pretty well.

Giant humanoid sand halibut.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on February 03, 2011, 05:09:02 PM
It's an anakore from the dark sun book >.>
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on February 13, 2011, 04:44:16 PM
Code: [Select]
The figure in a dark, hooded cloak is standing here.
(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo92/Hdier/HoodedFigure.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on February 15, 2011, 03:23:29 AM
Code: [Select]
The figure in a dark, hooded cloak is standing here.
in a featureless obsidian mask
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ami on February 21, 2011, 08:50:48 PM
(http://i54.tinypic.com/2cnxuu1.jpg)

Cilops, maybe?

(http://i52.tinypic.com/122nrfb.jpg)

A gigantic sea bahamet is here, killing you!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Zerero on February 22, 2011, 09:39:01 PM
A gigantic sea bahamet is here, killing you!

.....There's a sea?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maziel on February 23, 2011, 01:21:43 AM
(http://i52.tinypic.com/122nrfb.jpg)

A gigantic sea bahamet is here, killing you!

=( I can't see the half-elf ranger on top.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Reiteration on February 23, 2011, 02:54:11 AM
http://i52.tinypic.com/122nrfb.jpg

A gigantic sea bahamet is here, killing you!

Version 1
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7539/bahamet.jpg)

Version 2
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7011/bahamet2.jpg)

Who am I sending the invoice to?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Spoon on February 23, 2011, 07:32:18 PM
Wow. Go back and do that to all the other pictures!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Reiteration on February 24, 2011, 03:09:01 PM
Wow. Go back and do that to all the other pictures!

Which ones?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: brytta.leofa on February 25, 2011, 10:39:48 AM
Crime code: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zwsY__y2BM

(Warning: extremely disturbing.)
(Includes successful "charge.")
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on February 25, 2011, 11:07:06 AM
(Includes successful "charge.")
LOL.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bilanthri on February 25, 2011, 11:38:30 AM
Crime code: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zwsY__y2BM

(Warning: extremely disturbing.)
(Includes successful "charge.")

So these are 'Nakki police, right?

I'm pretty sure this stuff happens behind closed doors in Tuluk.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: palomar on March 03, 2011, 01:14:33 PM
(http://gfx.aftonbladet-cdn.se/multimedia/archive/01404/tornado_1404602w.jpg)

This made me think of a certain location and a certain nasty thing. Not sure if it's still there these days.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on March 03, 2011, 10:39:05 PM
Various places in the Tablelands.
(http://www.ktm660.com/images/bike%20trips%20030%20small.jpg)
(http://vistawallpapers.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/vista-wallpaper-desert-landscape.jpg)
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQRw5vBOLrKpzlpkyUpQzatOJoVoJlaUDu_1V_ejL9RCr5S9rgpSw&t=1)
(http://besthike.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/glenn_merritt-photo.jpg?w=500&h=361)
(http://www.americansouthwest.net/utah/photographs700/thunderbird-mesa.jpg)
(http://mexico-herps.com/Baja/Isla_Angel_Canyon.jpg)
(http://www.mexico-herps.com/Baja/Bahia-de-los-Angeles-Canyon.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on March 07, 2011, 06:59:15 PM
^ awesome, I can imagine being hunted through those canyons by a bunch of savages.

I'm bad with mounts, something has to resemble this


(http://kristelmallet.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/moebius-07.gif)


Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HammerofJericho on March 07, 2011, 07:30:09 PM
Someone needs to make this character.

(http://i.imgur.com/jebOk.jpg)

The hot, blonde woman has arrived from below.

The hot, blonde woman says, in southern-accented sirihish, "Do you want to buy me a drink?"

/golddigger


Next form of the Dragon incarnate. FTW
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on March 07, 2011, 11:15:41 PM
A pair of nomadic hunters.
(http://historyofjihad.org/nigeria1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Synthesis on March 07, 2011, 11:38:16 PM
A pair of nomadic hunters.
(http://historyofjihad.org/nigeria1.jpg)

Yeah right.  Most d-elf PCs are equipped more like this:

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h209/construct_photos/plsa4.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on March 07, 2011, 11:44:39 PM
I laughed more than I should have.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Synthesis on March 08, 2011, 12:09:34 AM
I laughed more than I should have.

Look, one of them is even crouching and looking for tracks.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on March 08, 2011, 12:12:00 AM
ohgod I lol'd.

It's sad because it's true.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on March 13, 2011, 03:31:27 AM
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/023/6/6/Sticks_the_Destroyer_by_zazB.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs49/f/2009/167/4/4/Flame_Hair__Desert_Elf_Color_by_MitchFoust.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on March 13, 2011, 05:26:04 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2009/11/30/warrior_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on March 13, 2011, 05:39:32 PM
Absolutely incredible stuff.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on March 13, 2011, 05:45:57 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2009/11/30/warrior_1.jpg)

tear of a fang
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on March 13, 2011, 06:00:45 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2009/11/30/warrior_1.jpg)

tear of a fang
Pretty sexy, no?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on March 15, 2011, 04:18:16 PM
Extremely. Wonder what's the source of the image.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on March 15, 2011, 04:24:39 PM
googling 'bloodied warrior'
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on March 17, 2011, 10:19:12 PM
Erdlu
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTpuWwA1uBxVPEHwUSjr2v_4mnUe-0Vq-oLQXx0js3A0DciyQmt2Q&t=1)

Inix and mekillot
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Kk9JESydsBw/SfCOTe4KKoI/AAAAAAAAARE/Vuoo7VfXFcc/S220/INIX+MEKILLOT+NEW.jpg)

Kank (lol)
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/20088/36.jpg)

Inix
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/20087/34.jpg)

Sunlon?
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/20084/12.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Case on March 18, 2011, 12:11:23 AM
Extremely. Wonder what's the source of the image.
Radha, Heir to Keld
http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=128949
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on March 19, 2011, 05:40:46 AM
Alrighty. Here's one for you artists.

Could someone draw a pic of a Bejeweled hand for me? Like the one used as a symbol for a certain group in a certain part of the world.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: valeria on March 19, 2011, 10:15:58 AM
I can't be the only one that thinks of this ...

(http://www.allaboutgemstones.com/images/history_jewelry_middle_ages_jeweled_glove.jpg)

... except you know, with flesh instead of gold metal.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on March 31, 2011, 08:16:20 PM
(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/alexandrthegreat/111b02d5b7cd2723605052400beae815.jpg?v=135000)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Feco on April 02, 2011, 05:09:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMGpBmiKEyc&feature=related


You see that.  Every. Damn. Day.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: SMuz on April 03, 2011, 02:58:33 AM
I would actually love to see someone do a nice map of the city states.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Marshmellow on April 03, 2011, 07:38:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMGpBmiKEyc&feature=related


You see that.  Every. Damn. Day.
I think you're exaggerating.  That's a tremendous sandstorm, or whatever, the kind of storm that you better have direction sense while in, sure, but every day?  :P
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: SMuz on April 03, 2011, 09:33:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMGpBmiKEyc&feature=related
You see that.  Every. Damn. Day.
I think you're exaggerating.  That's a tremendous sandstorm, or whatever, the kind of storm that you better have direction sense while in, sure, but every day?  :P

Depends on what city you're in ;)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Marshmellow on April 03, 2011, 11:59:01 AM
Psh. :D Even in Storm there are clear days.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 03, 2011, 02:23:59 PM
Psh. :D Even in Storm there are clear days.
When no one else is online.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mooney on April 07, 2011, 01:42:57 PM
The..things I do when I should go to class or study...

(http://oi51.tinypic.com/vxf5th.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ocotillo on April 07, 2011, 03:58:53 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fable on April 07, 2011, 11:45:17 PM
Those look completely awesome, Mooney? Can we has more? :)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 08, 2011, 12:09:42 AM
I like the touch of emo to the half-elf.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Spoon on April 08, 2011, 07:59:32 AM
Yeah. The expressions are cool on all of them, nice work.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: SMuz on April 08, 2011, 08:44:17 AM
Lol, the elf and that smug look is how I've always pictured them :P
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on April 08, 2011, 09:17:35 AM
Awesome ones, Mooney.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on April 10, 2011, 08:07:03 PM
I'll try to find a better picture, but ever since seeing Rift's Vaiyuu, this is how I picture carru.

(http://common.allakhazam.com/images/7/5/754469b5da021f8c347207cd62474162.png)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BleakOne on April 11, 2011, 12:32:04 AM
Moar kewl pix pl0x.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 11, 2011, 01:45:45 AM
Moar kewl pix pl0x.
Not with language like that, Mister.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on May 03, 2011, 01:56:19 PM
(http://www.digitalmonkeybox.com/series33sebek.jpg)

Bakmut? with out the snake tongue.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on May 04, 2011, 12:50:09 AM
(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/123/c/9/death_watches_over_by_nickhuddlestonartist-d3fjh75.jpg)
Bounty Hunter?

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs11/i/2006/225/7/c/Forgotten_Forest_by_CrimsonSacrifice.jpg)
Deep within the Grey Forest

(http://th07.deviantart.net/fs7/PRE/i/2005/171/5/b/Eclipse_of_the_Red_Sun_by_Morgorth.jpg)
The enemy army marches onwards...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BleakOne on May 04, 2011, 04:43:07 AM
Moar kewl pix pl0x.
Not with language like that, Mister.

I humbly request another helping of top-draw depictions of Zalanthas, what-what.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: perfecto on May 04, 2011, 07:57:06 AM
(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7515/22265175.jpg)
Hanging out in Meleth's circle...

edit: YAY!!! the first pic I ever plastered on the GDB
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on May 04, 2011, 03:59:34 PM
An Elkrosian rains down fury upon the land...
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs46/i/2009/229/4/0/The_Lightning_Mage_by_CloudBrusewitz.png)

Would-be Raider is in for a shock.
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/088/6/9/Desert_mage_speed_paint_by_SENITHE.jpg)

A Vividuan consumed by her element as she begins weaving her spells.
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/091/2/8/water_elementalist_by_doved-d3cy0wj.jpg)

Another Vividuan shrouding herself in regenerative waters.
(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/336/0/b/0bad885d70772fe4ec26568c866b2789-d3423kg.png)

A hunted Whiran stands fast, preparing herself for battle.
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/images3/i/2004/124/8/c/Wind_Mage.jpg)

A Rukkian kicks up a whipping wall of sand to thwart approaching danger.
(http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/267/5/c/sand_mage_by_cg_sphinx-d2zdaku.png)

A meditating Rukkian, hidden deep within her lair.
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/091/9/6/commission_saviour_sorceress_by_silveroftwowings-d3cz2sa.jpg)

A rogue Krathi 'rinther dances nimbly over the rooftops as she evades pursuit.
(http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2010/156/3/6/FEZ_Fiarra_by_Tyrine666.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bilanthri on May 04, 2011, 04:04:12 PM
I predict an upsurge of 'gicker apps after that post. :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mazy on May 04, 2011, 07:57:40 PM
An f-me Vividuan shows off her sandals.

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/5397/vividuan.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jozhole on May 04, 2011, 09:56:28 PM
The tablelands:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPox_w89UVs
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on May 09, 2011, 04:33:07 PM
GB: Those are some really bad fake boobs on that Rukkian.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on May 10, 2011, 02:15:06 AM
GB: Those are some really bad fake boobs on that Rukkian.

And on the last Vivaduan. Yeesh!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on May 13, 2011, 05:10:05 PM
F-me gemmer.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5210/5336629747_4655d5be0b.jpg)

lul.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bilanthri on May 13, 2011, 05:15:19 PM
F-me gemmer.

Hey doc. I met this hot little number a few nights ago, and now it burns when I pee.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on May 13, 2011, 09:42:21 PM
New definition of "Fire Crotch".
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas... 2.0
Post by: Gunnerblaster on May 17, 2011, 10:17:13 PM
Quote from: shalooonsh from Details of the Ghaati
"The Khaadi are known for an almost dwarven drive once they determine a goal that they need to attain, and have a reputation of being some of the most ferocious of the race."

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs6/i/2005/108/e/9/rakshase_by_rinpoo_chuang.jpg)
A Ghaati hunter strikes when night falls - Hidden from the Sun's ferocious glare.

(http://www.wallpaper4me.com/images/wallpapers/lionman-701216.jpeg)
The Ghaati Warchief of the Khaadi prepares his tribe for War.

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs8/i/2005/309/9/8/Khajiit___Desert_Walker_by_SnowSkadi.jpg)
A Ghaati Warparty advances against enemy foes.

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/069/5/7/khajiit_2_by_zeusdemoncat-d3bcdqi.jpg)
Though rare, a trader that goes amongst the furless, educated in their ways, to acquire from the furless what the tribe cannot acquire for itself.

I firmly believe that the Ghaati have the ability to, both, be beautiful - and ferocious.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ocotillo on May 17, 2011, 10:33:33 PM
That last pic seems a little too human and catlike, to me, but the first two are epically on-target.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BleakOne on May 17, 2011, 11:34:00 PM
Those first three pictures are for the win. I approve.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bilanthri on May 18, 2011, 02:19:21 AM
Funny no one wants to like the "cute" one  ::)
I think that's a nice compilation. And you just have to imagine the last one with her ears back and teeth bared, with a longknife in hand.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on May 18, 2011, 02:42:15 AM
Meh. I think I was pretty spot on, with all four. Different roles in the tribe require different tactics. Just because the "cute" one appears disarming and weak - Cross her in a deal and the three above her will be skull fucking you before dawn (because they are said to be as nocturnal as possible).

Tribute to the Female Ghaati
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs50/f/2009/338/4/f/Swift_Hunt_by_Skepsisfox.jpg)

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/346/7/5/__thehuntress_ebony__4jules_by_poldallelovesnare-d34s5vk.jpg)

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/091/5/7/Killing_Blow_by_temperance.jpg)

(http://th02.deviantart.net/fs8/PRE/i/2005/295/d/f/Lioness_by_Brent_Booth_by_Stonegate.jpg)

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/030/9/e/the_lioness_strikes_by_xxxderrangednoodlexx.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on May 18, 2011, 03:03:06 AM
What's with all the sexy catlady pics?

I'm pretty sure I would only MUDsex one of those cat people with Malifaxis.  In the hopes that it is terrifying.  Yet soft.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BleakOne on May 18, 2011, 03:37:01 AM
Reason I like the others, including the five new ones, more is the faces look like animals, not a human's face on a cat's head.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on May 18, 2011, 03:45:21 AM
Reason I like the others, including the five new ones, more is the faces look like animals, not a human's face on a cat's head.
I like the 4th picture (http://th02.deviantart.net/fs8/PRE/i/2005/295/d/f/Lioness_by_Brent_Booth_by_Stonegate.jpg), the most. In my mind, that's the one that fits best in Armageddon/Zalanthas.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BleakOne on May 18, 2011, 03:59:05 AM
My favourite would be the second picture from the first batch (Magic the Gathering, I think it is), minus the steel weapon. Big, ugly and tough looking, but still carries itself with pride and intelligence.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on May 19, 2011, 06:11:49 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/5737711339_314b38bc40.jpg)


Silt Horror.

From: The world of Zalanthas according to Mr.Potato Head.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Anaiah on May 26, 2011, 11:51:11 AM
Sandstorm:
(http://www.colerise.com/photos/explorations6.jpg)

Just before dawn on the Salt Flats:
(http://www.colerise.com/photos/salt.jpg)



Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: palomar on May 28, 2011, 01:14:39 PM
I often find inspiration in the works of Jean Giraud, aka Moebius.

A hunter and his super sized erdlu (ratlon?) making camp.
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lced6uc0Kf1qf0aafo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306688592&Signature=8dBg0HeAdURTyGu5wEXHX4hzXsA%3D)

A half-elf hunter with his falcon and sunback.
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lchilkKJpS1qf0aafo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306688735&Signature=%2F%2FONPuCzkPPkQ0bs1db%2B64YMxeU%3D)

Tribal warriors.
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lchh86vd7U1qf0aafo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306688749&Signature=HDR4O8UXIkJEdKLdqHEaCUMR%2BF0%3D)

Elven tribals on a skellebain vision quest.
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcjd2gUcCI1qf0aafo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306688866&Signature=XdgH4ibqwBDSKdNs0hQyyR6imXY%3D)

The three-legged mutant mantis?
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcm7cme2w61qf0aafo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306688992&Signature=ZL40xxy1GZPIzGi5T1XMGe6c0Ns%3D)

That sandstorm picture is really awesome Anaiah...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on May 28, 2011, 07:05:18 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/5769214675_661729f821.jpg)


For all you War beetle repairs.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on May 29, 2011, 01:15:38 AM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3525/5770100299_c7d31ae6ef.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on June 03, 2011, 01:54:00 AM
I often find inspiration in the works of Jean Giraud, aka Moebius.

A hunter and his super sized erdlu (ratlon?) making camp.
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lced6uc0Kf1qf0aafo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306688592&Signature=8dBg0HeAdURTyGu5wEXHX4hzXsA%3D)

A half-elf hunter with his falcon and sunback.
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lchilkKJpS1qf0aafo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306688735&Signature=%2F%2FONPuCzkPPkQ0bs1db%2B64YMxeU%3D)

Tribal warriors.
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lchh86vd7U1qf0aafo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306688749&Signature=HDR4O8UXIkJEdKLdqHEaCUMR%2BF0%3D)

Elven tribals on a skellebain vision quest.
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcjd2gUcCI1qf0aafo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306688866&Signature=XdgH4ibqwBDSKdNs0hQyyR6imXY%3D)

The three-legged mutant mantis?
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcm7cme2w61qf0aafo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306688992&Signature=ZL40xxy1GZPIzGi5T1XMGe6c0Ns%3D)

That sandstorm picture is really awesome Anaiah...


Awesome, or it was while the pics were on.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: KankWhisperer on June 03, 2011, 05:37:21 PM
There is a game that reminds me of arm from the little I've seen of it.

http://www.shacknews.com/game/journey/videos


Also, all you smelly F-me Cat people, the Dursa will be ready.


(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp46/antiwhipped/lizardman4.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp46/antiwhipped/lizardman3.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp46/antiwhipped/lizardman2.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp46/antiwhipped/lizardman.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp46/antiwhipped/Lizard1.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp46/antiwhipped/KillerCroc4.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp46/antiwhipped/Killercroc3.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp46/antiwhipped/KillerCroc2.jpg)

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp46/antiwhipped/KillerCroc1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on June 17, 2011, 10:26:48 PM
A Red Robed Templar of Allanak
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs14/f/2007/098/1/7/Fire_mage_by_devrimkunter.jpg)

A Krathi's Awakening
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/167/b/7/the_land_of_fire_by_moonstalkerwerewolf-d3j1gud.png)

Krathi's Fiery Passion
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/024/e/9/Heart_of_fire_by_chymere.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on June 18, 2011, 05:26:50 PM
her searing fiery nipple is misplaced
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rhyden on June 18, 2011, 05:59:34 PM
cast mon un krathi nubbin self
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Titania on June 20, 2011, 03:47:20 PM
I wonder what percentage of time a PC Krathi is red headed.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: hyzhenhok on June 20, 2011, 04:20:24 PM
Bah, everyone knows awakening magickers just have little magical farts. No way it could be something like that.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: palomar on June 21, 2011, 05:44:56 AM
I wonder what percentage of time a PC Krathi is red headed.

Quite a few, but the two most bad-ass one's I've met were bald and silver haired, respectively.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Qzzrbl on June 21, 2011, 08:38:06 AM
Bah, everyone knows awakening magickers just have little magical farts. No way it could be something like that.

Doesn't take much to start a brushfire in the desert, yo.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: wizturbo on June 24, 2011, 02:35:26 PM
Elkros, Ruk and Whira have a party?

(http://blogs.publico.es/mesadeluz/files/2011/06/volPD2415.jpg)

(http://blogs.publico.es/mesadeluz/files/2011/06/vol0002554443.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Dakota on June 24, 2011, 02:58:59 PM
Elkros, Ruk and Whira have a party?

(http://blogs.publico.es/mesadeluz/files/2011/06/volPD2415.jpg)

(http://blogs.publico.es/mesadeluz/files/2011/06/vol0002554443.jpg)


Another orgy in a certain clan's camp.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on July 06, 2011, 05:06:27 AM
Everybody's favorite bentback clawfeet assholes, the gith!

(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/jake1971/db4f9d6eb84c0bb84e0d4c5d4ce59ec1.jpg?v=143241)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a109/Irikku80/Belegarth/githyanki.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mQ4V4.jpg)

People would be compelled to hire the Byn far more often if the desert was full of sharks.
(http://panzerleader.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/sand-shark.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on July 09, 2011, 11:56:54 PM
bash man

(http://mychinaconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/he-has-a-chip-on-his-shoulder.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on July 14, 2011, 03:19:43 AM
Looks more like: The man meets your charge and knocks YOU down!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on August 04, 2011, 06:40:25 PM
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/20874/crodlu_assault.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on August 05, 2011, 01:30:11 AM
This is my favorite thread.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Cind on August 05, 2011, 01:49:08 AM
we need land sharks. NEED. they would be delicious, fun to fight, fun to die to, and fun to ride.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Qzzrbl on August 05, 2011, 08:28:08 AM
Old Iron Face would agree.

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110426003041/scoobydoo/images/5/55/Iron_face.jpeg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on August 06, 2011, 01:18:04 AM
A 'rinthi Elkrosian readies his spell...
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zDKAHGIXQ74/ST2EPLRLfvI/AAAAAAAABik/oMyM8cZdZOg/s320/cloaked+man.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Voular on August 09, 2011, 09:43:38 AM
From the Dark Sun wiki..

Mul:
(http://images.wikia.com/darksun/images/2/2f/Mul.jpg)
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110526193525/darksun/images/2/2d/Rikus.jpg)

Dwarf:
(http://images.wikia.com/darksun/images/a/a3/DarksunDwarf.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on August 09, 2011, 10:14:42 AM
That dwarf looks like he has hair >_>
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on August 14, 2011, 05:21:54 AM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/ixqu7q.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on August 14, 2011, 05:23:55 AM
He should be wearing that on his shoulder.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Dakota on August 14, 2011, 08:47:20 AM
wtf is that? IRL I mean. I can assume that is something that would kill me in arm.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mazy on August 14, 2011, 09:50:16 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scolopendra_gigantea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scolopendra_gigantea)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mazy on August 14, 2011, 12:47:26 PM
Just another day, spicing in the Rinth.

(http://www.photography.ca/Forums/attachments/f29/3472d1245251673-william-gedney-ky0178-72dpi.jpeg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nyr on August 18, 2011, 02:34:17 PM
Salt flats, Bolivia. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2027166/Bolivias-salt-flats-sky-ground-merge-like-heaven-Earth.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on August 18, 2011, 02:40:06 PM
Those are amazing pictures. It would be cool if there was a watery salt flat area. (maybe there is?)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on August 18, 2011, 02:40:13 PM
Salt flats, Bolivia. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2027166/Bolivias-salt-flats-sky-ground-merge-like-heaven-Earth.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)

That's just absolutely spectacular. Sorry, Nyr, but something -that- beautiful couldn't exist just east of Allanak.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nyr on August 18, 2011, 02:48:21 PM
Arm Reborn, salt marsh, iirc.

Salt flats, Bolivia. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2027166/Bolivias-salt-flats-sky-ground-merge-like-heaven-Earth.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)

That's just absolutely spectacular. Sorry, Nyr, but something -that- beautiful couldn't exist just east of Allanak.

Climate is different than Zalanthas, but I dunno...here's a couple other ones.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonneville_Salt_Flats  -- definitely in a desert-like area, seems Zalanthan enough
http://www.nps.gov/deva/naturescience/salt-flats.htm  -- definitely in a desert-like area, probably more Zalanthan
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fathi on August 19, 2011, 03:15:25 AM
I grew up playing in the Bonneville flats as a kid and visiting them often. Utah is Zalanthas.

At sunset, when the sky is orange, you are pretty much IN Armageddon.

(http://resweb.llu.edu/rford/docs/VGD/GSLVT/slides/saltflatsunset3.gif)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4073/4792253062_b5acb7fc89.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: perfecto on August 19, 2011, 05:36:28 AM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/ixqu7q.jpg)

Nice bug.. looks like an infant though.. I bet we could ride the full grown version.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Dakota on August 19, 2011, 01:56:53 PM
kinda reminds me of a tiny cilops
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on August 19, 2011, 02:59:00 PM
>mount cilops

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fathi on August 21, 2011, 01:03:27 AM
(http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/news/images/frontviewofwasp.jpg)

(http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/news/images/sideviewofwasp.jpg)

(http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/news/images/malewaspcloseuplarge.jpg)

Kryl.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on August 21, 2011, 03:26:24 AM
Hunting without a mount!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52k6FdApB94&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on August 21, 2011, 05:58:41 AM
Hunting without a mount!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52k6FdApB94&feature=player_embedded

Every time I see that I watch it all the way through. Been like 6 times now. :)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kronibas on August 24, 2011, 03:15:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KveGq.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/JuGl9.png)


Wagons on Armageddon  ;D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nyr on August 24, 2011, 03:55:31 PM
Kryl.

Maybe a couple of them, but...those look more like wezers to me.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: perfecto on August 25, 2011, 04:53:37 AM
Kryl.

Maybe a couple of them, but...those look more like wezers to me.

Spot on, they only need larger stingers.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Sakra on August 25, 2011, 10:57:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/KveGq.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/JuGl9.png)


Wagons on Armageddon  ;D

Where's my catapult?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Feco on August 25, 2011, 02:00:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KveGq.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/JuGl9.png)


Wagons on Armageddon  ;D

Where's my catapult?

Ballista, Sakra.  Ballista.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: rishenko on August 26, 2011, 10:26:50 AM
Luir's Outpost (http://www.kuriositas.com/2011/08/secret-cities-of-yemen.html)?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kronibas on August 26, 2011, 03:45:58 PM
(http://theformofmoney.blogharbor.com/OpiumDividendMovie.jpg)

Luir's Outpost  ;D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on August 26, 2011, 03:50:07 PM
It's pretty awesome, but doesn't ring a bell for Luir's. It's not ominous enough and it's not filled with assholes.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on August 26, 2011, 08:01:28 PM
Kronibas' picture is broken. :(
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CravenMadness on August 27, 2011, 12:51:00 AM
think Kron was commenting on Feco's post.  no pic of their own.

*edit for below*
interesting..

http://theformofmoney.blogharbor.com/OpiumDividendMovie.jpg

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on August 27, 2011, 01:28:44 AM
Hint: Quote a person and check their link, that usually works for broken pics.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nyr on September 12, 2011, 01:23:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3TcdG.jpg)

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A black-spotted, tan quirri is harassing a squat gurth here.
A tan, black-spotted quirri is harassing a squat gurth here.
A squat gurth is here, shelled up and being harassed.

A black-spotted, tan quirri says, out of character:
"dammit"

A tan, black-spotted quirri says, out of character:
"what?"

A black-spotted, tan quirri says, out of character:
"dude what is the syntax"

A tan, black-spotted quirri says, out of character:
"uh"

A tan, black-spotted quirri says, out of character:
"I dunno"

A tan, black-spotted quirri says, out of character:
"just wait, it will come out later"

A black-spotted, tan quirri is gone afk, bio.
 
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on November 01, 2011, 01:41:57 AM
(http://jkelly.sweb.cz/Coraanu_gfx.jpg)



Totally had a character that looked like this guy.
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/015/f/f/Wardancer_by_grandanvil.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7qMx4gGH58A/TF74OXJcVjI/AAAAAAAAAA8/r68FrS0mZlY/armor.jpg)

(http://www.jeffcarlisle.com/files/images/poly169_darksun_monsters.jpg)

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/28809/darksun_warrior_woman.jpg)

(http://images.wikia.com/battleforge/images/6/6e/Artwork_Sunstriders.jpg)

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/58789/Elf___Half-giant.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on November 23, 2011, 01:10:38 PM
The sun rises over the scrub plains.

(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/432/cache/morning-landscape-lithuania_43242_990x742.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Wolfsong on November 23, 2011, 01:17:43 PM
Isn't the sky red? I remember a thread awhile ago about that.
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Post by: MeTekillot on November 23, 2011, 01:20:18 PM
too many clouds
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Post by: Delirium on November 23, 2011, 01:31:45 PM
Obviously a photo from earth is not going to be an exact match, but I thought it was fairly close. Geez, guys. :P
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Post by: Desertman on November 23, 2011, 02:15:12 PM
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/28809/darksun_warrior_woman.jpg)


Death by backstab?

imokwiththis.jpg
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Post by: MeTekillot on November 23, 2011, 02:17:51 PM
right now?


everyone is moving in slow motion
imagine it like that
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Post by: Celest on November 23, 2011, 02:23:35 PM
right now?


everyone is moving in slow motion
imagine it like that

So we're in the Matrix?
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Post by: MeTekillot on November 23, 2011, 02:24:07 PM
No. The slow motion is obligatory. And NPCs move normally.
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Post by: DustMight on November 23, 2011, 05:18:37 PM
No. The slow motion is obligatory. And NPCs move normally.

Exactly.  I would stay out of the way of any Mekillots. 
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Post by: Delusion on November 23, 2011, 09:20:35 PM
Isn't the sky red? I remember a thread awhile ago about that.
There's some NPC out there with eyes described as being the azure hue of the Zalanthan sky.

On the other hand, there are also NPCs out there which are 'sky-haired', and it appears to indicate red hair.
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on November 23, 2011, 11:56:38 PM
The sky is red.
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Post by: EldritchOrigins on November 24, 2011, 12:32:15 AM
Isn't the sky red? I remember a thread awhile ago about that.

In most locals the sky is red.
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Post by: FantasyWriter on November 24, 2011, 01:42:14 AM
Isn't the sky red? I remember a thread awhile ago about that.
There's some NPC out there with eyes described as being the azure hue of the Zalanthan sky.

On the other hand, there are also NPCs out there which are 'sky-haired', and it appears to indicate red hair.

Please use the typo command on that NPC the next time you cross it.
Remember that many NPCs are older than many of our players. :D
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Post by: HavokBlue on November 29, 2011, 09:26:58 PM
(http://egyptsites.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/komelatl-3.jpg?w=480&h=360)
(http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/replicate/EXID11273/images/high_place.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_55GLukgbBwo/SeY9zhlqXWI/AAAAAAAABhY/Ljjc8UKfAXs/s400/04+Ruins+of+old+VC+Meteor+Crater+AZ+(1024x768)+(800x600).jpg)
(http://www.visualphotos.com/photo/2x2691817/Ruins_of_Desert_Village_CB049462.jpg)
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Post by: Iiyola on December 05, 2011, 01:58:33 PM
The sky is red.

(http://www2.clikpic.com/davidi/images/red_sky_sunset_saskatchewan.jpg)
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Post by: roughneck on December 11, 2011, 09:09:54 AM
(http://i.pbase.com/v3/53/344653/1/48190993.crPICT5085.jpg)

Inside an Arabet tent.
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Post by: FantasyWriter on December 11, 2011, 12:48:29 PM
bah.... nevermind.
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Post by: HavokBlue on December 16, 2011, 06:51:18 AM
(http://www.baxaart.com/artchives/TSR/AD&D/ankheg.jpg)
(http://d3system.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/topsystem_ankheg.jpg)
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/327/7/0/ankheg_by_kikicianjur-d33fb9f.jpg)
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Post by: HavokBlue on December 21, 2011, 07:10:20 AM
A towering spire of red rock juts up near the Shield Wall.
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2011/12/01367d2ba216da7996dfddb259ee5104.jpg)


(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2011/12/17be5970887d7c54650d346aed9e51a3.jpg)

(http://old.enworld.org/Pozas/Portfolio/dark_sun.jpg)

(http://www.silverblades-suitcase.com/darksun/dark_sun_sea_of_silt.jpg)

(http://www.silverblades-suitcase.com/darksun/darksun_halfgiantv3.jpg)

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_1896/subcat_3003/DarkSun1-COLORv6-Brase-web72-800pixCAF.jpg)

(http://www.tylerwalpole.com/images/Blog%20resources/FRPGD_FINAL2_72.jpg)

(http://www.theispot.com/images/source/Dark_Sun_images.jpg)

(http://slothart.cghub.com/files/Image/078001-079000/78761/311_stream.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ahaPoyH_5oo/S0RplnWoVMI/AAAAAAAAAL8/2IemVdtSsAQ/s400/Dark+Sun+V1.jpg)

(http://wizards.com/dnd/images/excerpts_20100802.jpg)

(http://media.ideaanddesignworks.com/idw/covers/solicitations/2011/02_february/Dark_Sun02.jpg)

(http://www.gallerynucleus.com/assets/attachments/27785/size500_justinsweet_darksun_500.jpg)

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Post by: HavokBlue on December 21, 2011, 07:52:57 AM
I'm sure everyone has seen this in-game.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_2FVEaI4utls/TPYTZxXdxoI/AAAAAAAAAC8/KE-RmvVrvNw/s1600/desert.bmp)

(http://www.creaturespot.com/storage/Terrors-of-the-Silt-Sea_Oasis-Beast.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1320082306413)

(http://www.wizards.com/magic/images/cardart/TSP/Teferi_Mage_of_Zhalfir_640.jpg)
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Post by: Marauder Moe on December 21, 2011, 12:20:30 PM
Man, I'm loving this Darksun art.  It's from the new 4.0 books I take it?
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Post by: Lithium on December 28, 2011, 03:16:16 AM
Creepy whiran girl concept:
(http://i.imgur.com/v4XNk.jpg)
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Post by: Zoan on December 28, 2011, 07:02:44 PM
That is awesome.
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Post by: FantasyWriter on December 28, 2011, 11:00:43 PM
That is awesomegoing to give me nightmares.
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Post by: Yam on January 23, 2012, 11:23:40 AM
SCRAB

(http://i.imgur.com/gOvK7.jpg)
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Post by: Recharge on January 23, 2012, 12:07:25 PM
Fav. Childhood game Yam.
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Post by: Zoan on January 23, 2012, 04:57:54 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HKbfVW_VemU/S85sGy9M0VI/AAAAAAAAAnw/4D_ZuOBV2AU/s1600/crab+battle.jpg)

SCRAB BATTLE!!!
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Post by: boog on January 24, 2012, 03:19:38 PM
(http://www.highsnobiety.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/clot-madsaki-alienegra-hoodie-front.jpg)

I imagine this following me, every time I go salt foragin'. Minus the zipper and drawstrings. ;)
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Post by: HaiWolfe on January 24, 2012, 10:59:41 PM
(http://www.borderkingdom.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/turanian-bedouin.jpg)

(http://images.lightstalkers.org/images/911763/25.jpg)

(http://www.whyiloveanimals.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/dry-desert-wasteland.jpeg)

(http://amazingdata.com/mediadata6/Image/amazing_fun_featured_2731906050105101600S600x600Q85_200907231415591207.jpg)
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Post by: Calavera on January 25, 2012, 02:20:01 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HKbfVW_VemU/S85sGy9M0VI/AAAAAAAAAnw/4D_ZuOBV2AU/s1600/crab+battle.jpg)

SCRAB BATTLE!!!

Para-Medic. I've encountered some sort of... sand demon.
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Post by: Gunnerblaster on January 25, 2012, 03:12:02 AM
Gaj
(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2010/228/f/6/Gaj_by_DaveAllsop.jpg)

Silt Flyer
(http://dnd4edarksun.webs.com/Desert_Dragon.jpg)

Dujat

(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sandworm.jpg)
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Post by: i can haz mantis on January 25, 2012, 01:19:00 PM
Dujat[/b]
(http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sandworm.jpg)

Not showing
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Post by: HaiWolfe on January 25, 2012, 02:11:02 PM
Looks like tvtropes has hotlinking disabled. Here's a mirror:

(http://i.imgur.com/m8E8G.jpg)
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Post by: Zoan on January 25, 2012, 04:14:15 PM
Para-Medic. I've encountered some sort of... sand demon.

<3333
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Post by: Morrolan on February 05, 2012, 02:15:38 AM
I took these pictures today at the de Young museum in San Francisco.

I did not get a picture of "Two Dogs Mating" although I probably should have.

An obsidian statue of a tribal ancestor:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7012/6821317359_1ab5b020b5_m.jpg)


An obsidian, turquoise-handled knife:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6821319511_36941e788e_m.jpg)
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Post by: perfecto on February 08, 2012, 01:32:34 AM
I'll give ya 25 sid for that knife... (smirks)

Zalanthians are such shrewed hagglers..
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Post by: HavokBlue on February 08, 2012, 10:31:54 PM
(http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/tribal-elf-jutta-maria-pusl.jpg)

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs7/i/2005/231/f/4/Tribal_Elf_by_RickOtey.jpg)

(http://www.deviantart.com/download/58888277/Tribal_Elf_by_veshy.jpg)

(http://digital-art-gallery.com/oid/32/640x512_7137_Pipe_2d_character_tattoo_fantasy_elf_woman_female_pipe_tribal_picture_image_digital_art.jpg)
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Post by: Yam on February 10, 2012, 02:04:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/WHVA8.jpg)
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 10, 2012, 02:37:23 AM
Weezer?
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Post by: Yam on February 10, 2012, 04:03:13 AM
You can call it that if it makes you feel safer.
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Post by: Kronibas on February 10, 2012, 02:49:04 PM
Weezer?

It's totally a winged kryl.
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 10, 2012, 03:00:29 PM
Weezer?

It's totally a winged kryl.

Has a stinger and isn't the right color.
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Post by: Nyr on February 10, 2012, 03:02:26 PM
Weezer?

This is a wezer.
(http://www.leftyrodriguez.com/images/20090820225635_normal_wasp-120080719.jpg)

It looks like a wasp.  Not to be confused, though, with this kind of W.A.S.P. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W.A.S.P.), and not to be confused with this kind of Weezer.

(http://www.rockpic.net/images/weezer-3.jpg)


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Post by: Yam on February 10, 2012, 03:07:26 PM
I always imagined weezers shrieking out the Pink Album while they violated me.
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Post by: Spoon on February 10, 2012, 06:53:32 PM
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs7/i/2005/231/f/4/Tribal_Elf_by_RickOtey.jpg)

Freaky.
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Post by: Calavera on February 11, 2012, 12:12:59 AM
(http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/images/2009/03/spider-wasp.jpg)

(http://images.wikia.com/metroid/images/d/d4/War_Wasp.png)

I always pictured wezers like the War Wasps from Metroid.
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Post by: Recharge on February 11, 2012, 12:27:15 AM
Ruined my image of a miniature crystiline gaj...
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/8792/aglnbnciaajgaj.jpg)
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Post by: Kronibas on February 14, 2012, 06:21:26 PM
(http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/01/afar-depression/img/09-barchan-sand-dunes-670.jpg)

Image of sand dunes called "barchans" from the January issue of National Geographic.

AKA, North of the Salt Flats
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 14, 2012, 06:43:34 PM
Sick. I'm trying to figure out the scale of that image. Those dunes look tiny

(http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Photography/Images/Content/barchan-dunes-765952-sw.jpg)
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Post by: HaiWolfe on February 15, 2012, 05:20:12 PM
Some more Dark Sun-themed art:

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/314/6/6/braxat_battle_by_kerembeyit-d32ke3m.jpg)

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/230/f/1/Dark_Sun_by_daarken.jpg)

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs20/i/2007/243/4/4/Under_a_Dark_Sun_by_JasonEngle.jpg)

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/309/b/d/dark_sun_dwellers_by_kerembeyit-d327r6n.jpg)
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Post by: Kronibas on February 15, 2012, 05:23:13 PM
Those are awesome, Haiwolfe.

It looks like lots of dragons are in the background of the third one.
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Post by: Yam on February 15, 2012, 05:40:46 PM
Those are clearly wyverns.
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Post by: Iiyola on February 17, 2012, 02:19:52 AM
I'm sure we have beasts roaming around with this armor:

(http://i.imgur.com/GyEr0.jpg)
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Post by: Barsook on February 19, 2012, 08:13:48 AM
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/282/e/a/attuann_27_by_tasastock-d30evgd.jpg)

A tribal hunter.
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Post by: Gunnerblaster on February 19, 2012, 02:24:09 PM
That's sexy.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on February 21, 2012, 01:18:04 AM
Dentist:

(http://www1.skoftenmedia.com/images/picdump/220/05.jpg)
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Post by: Gunnerblaster on February 21, 2012, 04:57:42 AM
Jesus Christ. I shudder thinking about what happens next in that picture  :-\
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Post by: spicemustflow on February 21, 2012, 05:37:18 AM
Wait, what the fuck is happening there?
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Post by: BlackMagic0 on February 21, 2012, 05:47:31 AM
Wait, what the fuck is happening there?

Obviously man A and man B need money. So man A convinced B that it was best to chisel out his teeth, to leave them under his pillow for the quarters the tooth fairy will bring.
Something like.. 32*..? I forget how many teeth we have as human beings.

A whole $8!

Fixed. Its 32 pretty sure, not 35.
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Post by: AreteX on February 21, 2012, 09:38:56 AM
Whatever is happening... the guy with the chisel is making lots of money.

Look at that gold watch!
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 21, 2012, 09:47:02 AM
He's sharpening his teeth to points.
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Post by: brytta.leofa on February 21, 2012, 05:56:58 PM
(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/482/cache/hmong-child-buffalo_48274_990x742.jpg) (http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/hmong-child-buffalo/)

A Vietnamese water buffalo lets out a long, wavering moo.
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Post by: Kronibas on February 22, 2012, 07:55:38 PM
What the black moon looks like

(https://www.fabricsfromtheheart.com/store/images/uploads/Robert%20Kaufman/Solid%20Black%20%20Kona%20Cotton.jpg)



at night.
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Post by: FantasyWriter on February 23, 2012, 05:50:28 AM
The black 'moon' were there stars visible in the night sky.

(http://i1-mac.softpedia-static.com/screenshots/Black-Hole-V3_1.jpg)
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Post by: Iiyola on February 24, 2012, 04:16:08 AM
The Rinth. Kinda.

(http://i.imgur.com/dZlNZ.jpg)
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Post by: CravenMadness on February 24, 2012, 04:40:38 AM
Man, that camera guy is about to get jacked.
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Post by: Iiyola on February 24, 2012, 04:42:47 AM
Man, that camera guy is about to get jacked aggro'd.
Fixt
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Post by: HavokBlue on February 24, 2012, 04:53:09 AM
He forgot to take off his expensive sheath.
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Post by: Spoon on February 24, 2012, 08:20:03 AM
The horse?
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Post by: CravenMadness on February 24, 2012, 03:18:02 PM
See that one little kid sitting with his back to the street... He's half-turned and pointing at the camera man.  Like three of the kids are eyeballing him, including that one with the stick, and the older looking one who is probably the gang leader...
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 24, 2012, 03:29:19 PM
The Rinth. Kinda.

(http://i.imgur.com/dZlNZ.jpg)

Naw, this is just standard nak/tuluk.

'Rinth would be much worse.
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Post by: Maso on February 26, 2012, 01:41:27 AM
What RGS said.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on February 26, 2012, 01:43:06 AM
(http://www.dharavi.org/@api/deki/files/107/=SlumAlleyKid.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kronibas on February 26, 2012, 08:02:45 PM
(http://www.dharavi.org/@api/deki/files/107/=SlumAlleyKid.jpg)

Oh man, if only that kid was wielding a pair of chipped obsidian daggers, it would be perfect.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on February 26, 2012, 08:24:14 PM
(http://www.dharavi.org/@api/deki/files/107/=SlumAlleyKid.jpg)

Oh man, if only that kid was wielding a pair of chipped obsidian daggers, it would be perfect.

You're forgetting NPCs standing over identical corpses.
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Post by: Malken on February 26, 2012, 08:46:57 PM
That kid is smart, I thought I was the only one traveling through the rinth pantless and with a cheap shirt on..
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on February 27, 2012, 11:18:16 AM
(http://www.dharavi.org/@api/deki/files/107/=SlumAlleyKid.jpg)

Oh man, if only that kid was wielding a pair of chipped obsidian daggers, it would be perfect.

He's actually got a butchers knife, you just can't see it.
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Post by: HaiWolfe on February 29, 2012, 02:56:42 PM
Found the Shield Wall...

(http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/108334/edgeoftheworld.jpg)
"Edge of the World" - Tuwaiq Escarpments, Saudi Arabia
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Post by: Kismetic on February 29, 2012, 02:58:02 PM
That might be the coolest pic on here.  There should be a pile of Bynners at the bottom
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Post by: bcw81 on February 29, 2012, 03:20:13 PM
That might be the coolest pic on here.  There should be a pile of Bynners at the bottom

No no, that is obviously a picture of pre-fall bynners.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on February 29, 2012, 03:21:06 PM
That might be the coolest pic on here.  There should be a pile of Bynners at the bottom

No no, that is obviously a picture of pre-fall bynners.

I think I already see a Sarge riding an erdlu in the wrong direction ...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on March 04, 2012, 05:35:38 PM
(http://media01.tastelikepizza.com/galleries/diversen/wallpaper-pack75/34.jpg)
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Post by: Gunnerblaster on March 04, 2012, 06:08:07 PM
Awesome :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on March 04, 2012, 06:10:10 PM
(http://media01.tastelikepizza.com/galleries/diversen/wallpaper-pack75/34.jpg)

it's not showing for me.
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Post by: bcw81 on March 04, 2012, 06:19:36 PM
Right click > Copy URL > Paste URL into URL Box > Enter

Anyhow.

NO WATER ON ZALANTHAS

EVER

ANYWHERE.
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Post by: Barsook on March 04, 2012, 06:22:16 PM
Woah, that's awesome but yeah, the water.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on March 04, 2012, 08:56:02 PM
It's not reaaaally water, it's fog... ish...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on March 04, 2012, 09:08:46 PM
Fog doesn't exist in the Known, or does it.
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Post by: HavokBlue on March 04, 2012, 09:11:38 PM
Photoshop it red and pretend it's a sandstorm in the red desert.
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Post by: Maso on March 04, 2012, 09:42:53 PM
Pretend it's the silt sea.
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 04, 2012, 10:26:09 PM
Awesome picture. But the stars are showing through that planet. It's a glass planet.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on March 04, 2012, 11:43:56 PM
Awesome picture. But the stars are showing through that planet. It's a glass planet.
DETAILS!
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 05, 2012, 12:08:31 AM
Strangely enough it's a very, very common mistake. Pet peeve of mine.
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Post by: CravenMadness on March 05, 2012, 09:00:55 AM
Are baltha like... red-furred gorillas?
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Post by: MeTekillot on March 05, 2012, 09:09:47 AM
I think they look like a smaller version of those things from Mass Effect that are all
(http://images.wikia.com/masseffect/images/6/65/Elcor-mass-effect.jpg)
Sorta like that, I think Except red and snout-ier.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on March 15, 2012, 11:10:50 PM
(http://attachments.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=220604&stc=1&d=1192723341)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on March 15, 2012, 11:13:09 PM
I always imagined the dragon as fat.

Like the adult dragons from Spyro.

Or uh like Spud the magic dragon.

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Post by: Titania on March 20, 2012, 02:24:14 PM
I like how the dwarves aren't fleeing. They are thinking they got this. Well I assumed they were dwarves and that was where they got flamed seiging Allanak,
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on March 20, 2012, 02:30:53 PM
As the black dragon descends on a gust of foul air, roaring its dread challenge, multitudes shriek in terror, stampeding among the chaos and smoke of the city's ruined buildings.

The battle-scarred, burly dwarf unslings a spider-fang spear from his back.

The battle-scarred, burly dwarf says, in sirihish:
   "i got this"
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on March 20, 2012, 03:02:20 PM
I like how the dwarves aren't fleeing. They are thinking they got this. Well I assumed they were dwarves and that was where they got flamed seiging Allanak,

Those need to hairless dwarves.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on March 28, 2012, 05:22:06 AM
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/32097_441215096110_105266876110_6226379_3594911_n.jpg)

Inside of the certain house in the 'rinth. Ignore the metal handrail.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on March 28, 2012, 03:01:30 PM
Hahahah, I thought that before I ever read the caption.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on March 29, 2012, 10:42:07 AM
Salt flats by the cliffs... if everything was tinted a bit more reddish.

(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/497/cache/camels-shaksgam-river-heinrich_49749_990x742.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on March 29, 2012, 02:36:41 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/28wl79.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on March 30, 2012, 08:22:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/nBUGS.png)
Red inix, inky-black chitin armour and a badass bone lance.

(http://i.imgur.com/pfUl5.jpg)
Sweet tembo-skull helmet, bro.

(http://i.imgur.com/dQOdL.jpg)
What meaning does death hold for the damnable beast known as the Dragon? It is as much a force of nature as it is alive - though to suggest its existence is in any way natural is a terrible mockery of life itself.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tuannon on March 30, 2012, 11:48:12 PM
The wiry, chasme nosed dragon is here, summoning undead douchebags.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on March 31, 2012, 12:13:07 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o229/japitup/28wl79.jpg)

The poor bastards ... if only they could look northwest ...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on March 31, 2012, 01:19:44 AM
Uh oh.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bast on March 31, 2012, 01:51:17 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o229/japitup/28wl79.jpg)

The poor bastards ... if only they could look northwest ...

ROFLMAO seriously just about fell out of my computer chair
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on March 31, 2012, 06:29:22 PM
The wiry, chasme nosed dragon is here, summoning undead douchebags.

Dark Sun's dragons were all very singular in appearance - it really helped drive home that these weren't your daddy's gold-hoarding firebreathers:

(http://i.imgur.com/pMBaO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/K4yNn.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tuannon on March 31, 2012, 08:58:46 PM
They were when Brom or wheover it was was drawing them, anyhow.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thorg on April 01, 2012, 06:08:34 AM
Yep! And all the art for Dark Sun 4e took pains to keep the flair and unique feel Brom gave to the setting - which is pretty impressive considering Brom's legacy in Fantasy art.

(http://i.imgur.com/kq8Xb.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HaiWolfe on May 19, 2012, 09:46:48 AM
Outpost ruins (click to enlarge):
(http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/278/3/d/desert_ruins_by_blinck-d304j7r.jpg) (http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/278/3/d/desert_ruins_by_blinck-d304j7r.jpg)

City gates:
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/122/9/8/whence_no_traveler_returns_by_theGorer.jpg) (http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/122/9/8/whence_no_traveler_returns_by_theGorer.jpg)

A traveler in the rocky badlands:
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/003/d/3/the_pilgrim_by_aerenwyn-d4l6s5h.jpg) (http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/003/d/3/the_pilgrim_by_aerenwyn-d4l6s5h.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: rocketman on May 19, 2012, 01:23:20 PM
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/32097_441215096110_105266876110_6226379_3594911_n.jpg)

Inside of the certain house in the 'rinth. Ignore the metal handrail.
That IS so it! Nice find
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bast on May 21, 2012, 12:16:30 AM
(http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/Isis776/baobab.jpg)

Baobab  ;D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Lythaniel on May 21, 2012, 10:55:33 AM
(http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/Isis776/baobab.jpg)

Baobab  ;D

Actually, this reminds me of some ancient trees in a specific part of the known, get that lumber axe ready!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: KankWhisperer on May 21, 2012, 11:33:29 AM
No wonder you have a hard time chopping them down sometimes.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bast on May 21, 2012, 12:04:52 PM
Thats a real Baobab
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bast on May 21, 2012, 12:09:04 PM
(http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/Isis776/Baobab_Trees_Madagascar_Africa.jpg)

More baobab...Has just learned on the internet you can also make soap from baobab :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on May 22, 2012, 02:05:17 AM
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/060/7/5/desert_warrior_by_woodenduck-d4rei4b.jpg)

The turbaned warrior thinks, "Man I'm glad I took the caravan guide subguild."

(http://thecreativegap.smugmug.com/Events/Burning-Man/i-mc2twnc/0/M/Kate-Desert-Warrior-M.jpg)

The gypsy in a blue cotton facewrap stands here, studying a crystal ball.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Lythaniel on May 22, 2012, 02:29:26 AM
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/060/7/5/desert_warrior_by_woodenduck-d4rei4b.jpg)

The turbaned warrior thinks, "Man I'm glad I took the caravan guide subguild."

I really think that picture is fitting.  I like it.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Feco on May 23, 2012, 12:02:38 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RbzA1.jpg)

One of those awesome places.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gilgamesh on May 29, 2012, 07:18:04 PM
Nomads travelling the Tablelands (change the camels to Inix)

(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/2049/800pxghilzainomadsinafg.jpg)

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The Tall Nomad intently scans the area.
(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/2544/766pxbedoinwarrier.jpg)

A nomad in Luir's

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6334/dervish1913.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Samoa on May 29, 2012, 08:03:18 PM
I was at a science museum the other day and there was a whole thing on baobab trees, which I did not actually know existed and I thought were something we had just collectively made up.

Oops.

Then, the VERY NEXT DAY, I saw a post on reddit about baobab trees, including a picture!  Check this sucker out!!

(http://i.imgur.com/o3wLu.jpg)

Here are some others.

(http://www.thetripatorium.com/images/uploads/boabab_trees.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/r10LA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/RJfIW.jpg)

I don't think ours are this big, though, because nobody where these were taken is probably trying to skill up fletchery.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Feco on June 09, 2012, 12:11:47 PM
Code: [Select]
The 200 days played nilazi/sorcerer is here.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-73qiSijImME/TZ-RhqkxBYI/AAAAAAAANt0/LJEV1CQGRf4/s1600/liche_lord_skeleton_model.JPG)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: KankWhisperer on June 10, 2012, 09:49:55 PM
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp46/antiwhipped/Muk.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nyr on June 14, 2012, 09:01:43 AM
This thread isn't for posting random deviantART pictures (and worse than that, someone ELSE's random pictures they worked on, without giving them any credit) that have nothing to do with Zalanthas or visualizing the world there.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: KankWhisperer on June 14, 2012, 01:47:51 PM
This thread isn't for posting random deviantART pictures (and worse than that, someone ELSE's random pictures they worked on, without giving them any credit) that have nothing to do with Zalanthas or visualizing the world there.

Is this in reference to mine? Curious since mine is last and previous were trees.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nyr on June 14, 2012, 01:50:09 PM
This thread isn't for posting random deviantART pictures (and worse than that, someone ELSE's random pictures they worked on, without giving them any credit) that have nothing to do with Zalanthas or visualizing the world there.

Is this in reference to mine? Curious since mine is last and previous were trees.

Not at all!  It was removed.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Karieith on June 14, 2012, 03:21:00 PM
This thread isn't for posting random deviantART pictures (and worse than that, someone ELSE's random pictures they worked on, without giving them any credit) that have nothing to do with Zalanthas or visualizing the world there.

Nyr, the image, when clicked on, linked directly to the user's deviant art page and to the image. I tested it upon post to make sure the URL was strung into the picture correctly.

Maybe the picture didn't have anything Zalanthan about it? Hnn, I'll try and find more obviously Zalanthan pictures as well and post links to further pictures as a visible URL below pictures from now on.

(http://xtremesport4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Simpson-Desert.jpg)
Link to website which contains this picture (http://xtremesport4u.com/extreme-land-sports/mountain-bike-desert-challenge/).

Nice scrubby red desert here.

(http://images.wikia.com/fallout/images/a/a0/WastelandPicture.jpg)
Link to website which contains this picture (http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Wasteland).

I remember this scene from Fallout 2. I shouldn't be surprised that so many pictures from it could probably be copy pasted right over Zalanthan terrain. Defilers are the new nuclear armageddon.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nyr on June 14, 2012, 03:37:51 PM
This thread isn't for posting random deviantART pictures (and worse than that, someone ELSE's random pictures they worked on, without giving them any credit) that have nothing to do with Zalanthas or visualizing the world there.

Nyr, the image, when clicked on, linked directly to the user's deviant art page and to the image. I tested it upon post to make sure the URL was strung into the picture correctly.

Maybe the picture didn't have anything Zalanthan about it?
Hnn, I'll try and find more obviously Zalanthan pictures as well and post links to further pictures as a visible URL below pictures from now on.

(http://i.imgur.com/x985xl.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Karieith on June 14, 2012, 03:59:43 PM
This thread isn't for posting random deviantART pictures (and worse than that, someone ELSE's random pictures they worked on, without giving them any credit) that have nothing to do with Zalanthas or visualizing the world there.

Nyr, the image, when clicked on, linked directly to the user's deviant art page and to the image. I tested it upon post to make sure the URL was strung into the picture correctly.

Maybe the picture didn't have anything Zalanthan about it?
Hnn, I'll try and find more obviously Zalanthan pictures as well and post links to further pictures as a visible URL below pictures from now on.

(http://i.imgur.com/x985xl.jpg)

I think Zalanthan-ness is subjective. But, you've been here longer and so are probably expert enough in what is Zalanthany and what is not to make that judgment call. So, I'm willing to concede that I may not have posted something Zalanthany enough, but I don't appreciate being accused of not crediting the artist when I did.

Anyway, pictures.

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20050330070539/fallout/images/thumb/0/02/Death.jpg/185px-Death.jpg)
Link to website which contains this picture (http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Wasteland).

(http://phototravels.net/england/N0023/yorkshire-scars-42.3.jpg)
Link to website which contains this picture. (http://phototravels.net/index.html)

A lot of the ones on this website are cool.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on June 14, 2012, 05:11:48 PM
(http://www.cowanauctions.com/itemImages/r9308.jpg)

'Nak innit.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nyr on June 14, 2012, 05:14:15 PM
I think Zalanthan-ness is subjective. But, you've been here longer and so are probably expert enough in what is Zalanthany and what is not to make that judgment call. So, I'm willing to concede that I may not have posting something Zalanthany enough but I don't appreciate being accused of not crediting the artist when I did.

When staff members post a warning about not doing this or that after moderating things, they aren't doing so in order for you to argue on the GDB in response that your position is correct if you look at it the way you look at it.  You can appeal via the request tool if you have a gripe or (if you'd like!) ask for clarification there and I'll be happy to explain why your post was moderated.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on June 14, 2012, 05:19:50 PM
(http://7art-screensavers.com/screens/fascinating_waterfalls/fantasy-waterfall.jpg)

The super sekret oasis to the east of 'Nak.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on June 14, 2012, 07:13:11 PM
(http://breingan.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/img_4228.jpg)

Rocky terrain in canyons.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hishn on June 14, 2012, 08:56:09 PM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/yfabq.png)

Hint: Those are boots.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on June 15, 2012, 03:56:18 AM
(http://breingan.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/img_4228.jpg)

Rocky terrain in canyons.

(http://i46.tinypic.com/10mps2f.jpg)

This is pretty much exactly how I imagine the entrance to that volcanic shit outside 'Nak.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Dakota on June 15, 2012, 04:05:07 AM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/yfabq.png)

Hint: Those are boots.

Lol. When an IMM posts something like this for the vis. zalanth. thread.... I get excited.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Malifaxis on June 15, 2012, 02:40:20 PM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/yfabq.png)

Hint: Those are boots.

Great, now everyone knows who I'm playing, jerk.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: greasygemo on June 16, 2012, 11:59:20 PM
Since there is no metal, really, and so much armor is made of cloth...
(http://www.toxel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/knighthoodie02.jpg)
(http://www.toxel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/knighthoodie06.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on June 17, 2012, 12:03:21 AM
Awesome find, but armour is made out of hide/leather or shell not cloth.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: greasygemo on June 17, 2012, 12:05:42 AM
Awesome find, but armour is made out of hide/leather or shell not cloth.

*facepalm* well.. let's pretend it's leather.. :p
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on June 17, 2012, 12:37:06 AM
(http://www.elfwood.com/art/s/c/scalf/deself-trio.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on June 17, 2012, 06:04:56 PM
fwiw there is totally cloth armor
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: greasygemo on June 17, 2012, 06:28:23 PM
fwiw there is totally cloth armor

...yeah wait.. I have a reinforced canvas jacket...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on June 17, 2012, 06:45:55 PM
Movies.

"Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity." Inspiration for anyone wanting to play an escaped slave with big knockers.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKMPpkjIxsE (trailer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBGGnQbEJ0U (full movie, on youtube)


Also, "Outlaw of of Gor," but with Mystery Science Theater 3000 over it, if you're into the gay thing. There's no full movie link for this one without MST3K guys but I found it funny and very dark-sun inspired. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os-gE6rgmKI

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Sav on June 19, 2012, 02:36:01 AM
Also, "Outlaw of of Gor," but with Mystery Science Theater 3000 over it, if you're into the gay thing. There's no full movie link for this one without MST3K guys but I found it funny and very dark-sun inspired. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os-gE6rgmKI

Why did I just watch this.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on June 19, 2012, 05:53:36 AM
fwiw there is totally cloth armor

...yeah wait.. I have a reinforced canvas jacket...

Oh duh, SANDCLOTH ARMOUR.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kaineus on June 19, 2012, 10:12:53 AM
Also, "Outlaw of of Gor," but with Mystery Science Theater 3000 over it, if you're into the gay thing. There's no full movie link for this one without MST3K guys but I found it funny and very dark-sun inspired. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os-gE6rgmKI

Why did I just watch this.

Because it's the riveting tale of a human warrior and a halfling pickpocket as they try to overthrow an evil templar and her slave army!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HaiWolfe on June 19, 2012, 11:58:43 PM
Red Desert Traveler, by ladyofamber (http://ladyofamber.deviantart.com/art/Red-Desert-Traveler-111983638)

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs41/i/2009/037/2/1/Red_Desert_Traveler_by_ladyofamber.jpg) (http://ladyofamber.deviantart.com/art/Red-Desert-Traveler-111983638)


Assassin, by thegryph (http://thegryph.deviantart.com/art/Assassin-106563930)

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs39/f/2008/351/a/2/Assassin_by_thegryph.jpg) (http://thegryph.deviantart.com/art/Assassin-106563930)


Desert Raptor, by KEGO44 (http://kego44.deviantart.com/art/Desert-Raptor-162999662)

(http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2010/124/3/8/Desert_Raptor_by_KEGO44.jpg) (http://kego44.deviantart.com/art/Desert-Raptor-162999662)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on June 20, 2012, 05:02:40 PM
love the assassin one
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on June 20, 2012, 05:03:49 PM
The two red desert ones are amazin'.

I'm thinking about (in addition to the player photos) making a g+ album for a collection of Zalanthas inspired art... any interest?

p.s. I reserve the right to quality-check. And of course I'll be linking & crediting where I can.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on June 20, 2012, 05:35:10 PM
I went ahead and did it, since I wanted to for my own sake anyway :D

https://plus.google.com/photos/104303855025128563818/albums/5756234106958483233

Feel free to keep adding to this thread and I'll drop any cool images into that album.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on June 20, 2012, 05:36:54 PM
https://plus.google.com/photos/104303855025128563818/albums/5756234106958483233

Nice
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rathustra on June 23, 2012, 04:45:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yjrjf.jpg)

Delicious.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 23, 2012, 05:04:58 PM
"It's afraid. It's afraid!"
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on June 23, 2012, 11:31:33 PM
What is that?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on June 23, 2012, 11:43:03 PM
It's a Gaj.

(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/darksunsb/6ca45ae4641c0b403f7e0f4b9f75738b.jpg?v=193500)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gilgamesh on June 24, 2012, 12:05:11 AM
An Allanaki noble relaxes in his Mansion

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2494/thearabprince.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on June 24, 2012, 05:19:28 AM
the gaj looks kinda cute.

And, at first, I thought "that noble has a monkey foot"
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on July 07, 2012, 09:20:09 PM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/417413_10151879613710048_1894127628_n.jpg)

How I see a rantarri.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 07, 2012, 11:00:49 PM
Not scary or viscous enough.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: tiptoe on July 07, 2012, 11:37:51 PM
Not scary or viscous enough.

Honey, on the other hand. Now -that's- viscous.   :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 08, 2012, 01:45:20 AM
Hahah... don't forget the Tho!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gilgamesh on July 18, 2012, 05:32:04 PM
Merchants facing problems with a pair of soldiers.
(ignore all that metal though)
(http://i.imgur.com/Bsx4X.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on July 18, 2012, 05:33:52 PM
Or nomads (tribals).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on July 18, 2012, 08:38:39 PM
I feel like this Siberian bear-hunting armor isn't out of place.
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17t7wu3lneaq6jpg/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Patuk on July 18, 2012, 08:46:35 PM
Damn. That's a lot of thornwood that guy's been using.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Feco on July 19, 2012, 12:53:34 AM
I feel like this Siberian bear-hunting armor isn't out of place.
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17t7wu3lneaq6jpg/original.jpg)

Holy fucking creepy.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on July 19, 2012, 01:10:08 AM
That armor is totally in game.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on July 19, 2012, 01:16:55 AM
Reminds me of Hellraiser.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Booya on July 19, 2012, 07:49:05 AM
Merchant:

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs5/i/2005/004/8/e/Merchant_by_Keithwormwood.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on July 19, 2012, 08:20:44 AM
Danu? Is that you??
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Spoon on July 19, 2012, 02:44:30 PM
Merchant:

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs5/i/2005/004/8/e/Merchant_by_Keithwormwood.jpg)

Hey shit, we know that guy!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on July 19, 2012, 02:49:43 PM
(http://oi46.tinypic.com/2ldeogj.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Dakota on July 19, 2012, 05:19:31 PM
I'm a huge fan of Mathieu Lauffray (ever sense I read his graphic novel, The Oath of Amber.. really arm-y and cool and adaptable). Was looking through the novel again w. an animator (trying to CON-vince him into doing a feature version of it...) and I realized how much some of his work reminded me of arm in general.

If you like his work, click here to his own page (http://www.lauffray.com/).


An archer overlooks travelers who meander through the canyons of waste...
(http://i47.tinypic.com/35bbdc8.png)

Gortok
(http://i48.tinypic.com/20pd5x0.png)

A skimmer captain in the tavern at Red Storm (probably eyeing some whore)
(http://i47.tinypic.com/z0mkl.png)

A hungry party of halflings (i wish i started this game early enough to play them  :( )
(http://i45.tinypic.com/347vi15.png)

a Nilazi rises under the low hanging Lirathu
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2yy9pat.png)

Anyway he's a great artist that does great work (IMO)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on July 19, 2012, 05:23:43 PM
Awesome pictures, ready gets me imaging the game better.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on July 19, 2012, 07:30:13 PM
Awesome. There is something about the French that makes them great comic artists.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gilgamesh on July 19, 2012, 09:07:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ikrcD.jpg)
A day in Allanak (although x10 more populated)

(http://i.imgur.com/pJzm8.jpg)

How I see the Tablelands (more arid though)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HaiWolfe on July 19, 2012, 10:24:00 PM
Wow, amazing find, Dakota. Those capture the mood of Armageddon perfectly.

Another Lauffray:

A cornered gladiator
(http://lauffray.com/images/vignette49_gd.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on July 25, 2012, 10:26:07 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cztGlPrK_M8/T98U9DHAJ2I/AAAAAAAAIos/jaolB56txD4/s1600/large_once_upon_a_time_in_the_west_blu-ray_6x.jpg)

I was digging through movies and found that Once Upon a Time in the West is currently online streaming on netflix, if you have a subscription.

I highly recommend watching this one. Lots of inspiration for red storm/ Luir's roleplay, plus lots more for aspiring raiders. It runs a little long but trust me, the first 15 or so minutes will pull you in even if you aren't a raving Western movie fan (which I am not).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 25, 2012, 02:32:05 PM
Haha, I was sold as soon as I saw that the squeaking in the background for the first 20 mins was a windmill. :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bast on July 25, 2012, 11:03:39 PM


Desert Raptor, by KEGO44 (http://kego44.deviantart.com/art/Desert-Raptor-162999662)

(http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2010/124/3/8/Desert_Raptor_by_KEGO44.jpg) (http://kego44.deviantart.com/art/Desert-Raptor-162999662)

He just needs a spear... ;D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 26, 2012, 06:54:11 AM
No... dual maces.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on July 26, 2012, 12:32:11 PM
And carrying an agafari log, equipped with a two-handed lumberaxe, and carrying random woodcrafter's equipment.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on July 28, 2012, 05:41:41 AM
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs50/f/2009/300/6/e/Sahira_al_kathib_by_AuroraCarina_chan.jpg)
Krathi Vs. Whiran
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Yam on July 28, 2012, 08:22:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/LPhMk.jpg)

Krathi vs. Whiran
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HaiWolfe on July 28, 2012, 12:00:40 PM
^ LOL

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs47/PRE/f/2009/187/d/4/The_Sand__s_Titan_by_gvbn10.jpg) (http://gvbn10.deviantart.com/art/The-Sand-s-Titan-128406565)
Krathi vs. dujat worm
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Patuk on July 28, 2012, 04:19:06 PM
Dujat worms are that big?

.. Damn. I have badass characters.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bcw81 on July 28, 2012, 04:30:35 PM
Or you've been fighting baby dujat...

You dirty baby killer.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: path on July 28, 2012, 05:22:57 PM
Or you've been fighting baby dujat...

You dirty baby killer.

Hhahahahahahahahahah!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: path on August 10, 2012, 08:38:08 PM
Muarki argosy?

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsh25vvlet1qzt28fo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on August 10, 2012, 09:01:35 PM
OMGYES!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bahliker on August 10, 2012, 09:39:05 PM
That's like three wagons lashed together. Perfect!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gilgamesh on August 18, 2012, 03:51:37 PM
Between the Red Desert and the Scrub Plains:

(http://i.imgur.com/NhzDm.jpg)

I always imagine the area East of Tuluk to look something like this, but less plains, with the background having trees (north), the occasional tree + plus Tuluk (west), the mountains (east), and drier and drier plains as it goes south.

(http://i.imgur.com/TNW8z.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on August 20, 2012, 03:04:05 PM
^ LOL

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs47/PRE/f/2009/187/d/4/The_Sand__s_Titan_by_gvbn10.jpg) (http://gvbn10.deviantart.com/art/The-Sand-s-Titan-128406565)
Krathi vs. dujat worm
That'd be closer to a salt worm, guy.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on August 20, 2012, 04:03:43 PM
I picture dujats as more as short, fat grubby, looking worms.
(http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptationscreatures/movies/graboid.JPG)
(http://oi47.tinypic.com/awp9j7.jpg)


And a reference for the Red Storm version:
(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2010/08/500x_custom_1281295414275_picture_17.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on August 20, 2012, 07:44:58 PM
Holy shit dujats are Graboids....
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on August 20, 2012, 08:14:27 PM
That film scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. I remember not wanting to get off the bed in case they came up through the floor.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on August 20, 2012, 08:30:56 PM
That film scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. I remember not wanting to get off the bed in case they came up through the floor.

I'm glad I'm not the only one ...  It seems like movies like this are made to scare children.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on August 20, 2012, 08:31:40 PM
And Critters. OMG.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gilgamesh on August 21, 2012, 11:55:30 PM
I didn't really know the difference between a regular cloak and an aba, so I looked it up.

(http://www.raqs.co.nz/photos/dress/arabia%20aba%201909.jpg)

and a better, larger picture of one:

(http://i.imgur.com/gEys0.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on August 22, 2012, 01:22:02 AM
It's like...a poncho.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gilgamesh on August 22, 2012, 02:22:17 AM
It's like...a poncho.

I suppose culturally that'd make a lot of sense, considering the Arabs had Southern Spain as part of their Empire for quite a while.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Riya OniSenshi on August 22, 2012, 09:43:09 AM
Ponchos =/= Aba(ya)

Inquire IC!  ;)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jingo on August 22, 2012, 01:56:38 PM
Like the band.

Honestly, I just imagine abas as really big hoodies.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on August 23, 2012, 04:13:56 PM
Braxat

(http://hexink.com/site/images/stories/sketchgallery/braxat.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gilgamesh on August 23, 2012, 04:39:29 PM
Braxat

(http://hexink.com/site/images/stories/sketchgallery/braxat.jpg)

I always thought they had more fur underneath the chitin shell. I believe there is an certain piece of armor IG that references some braxat hair. Awesome photo, nonetheless.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on August 23, 2012, 06:01:56 PM
There may well be fur under there! It's not a photo though, it's definitely a drawing. I don't think braxats exist IRL. I could be wrong though...I'll find out IC.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Kk9JESydsBw/SfCPIUI51TI/AAAAAAAAARc/zuv5zb6W7Aw/s400/DARK+SUN+WEAPONS.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on September 07, 2012, 02:25:57 PM
Dujat in 3D

(http://content.ftw.nl/galleries/3dgifs/04.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on September 18, 2012, 11:57:06 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mai1nwqNIk1qfbon7o1_1280.jpg)
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mai1nwqNIk1qfbon7o1_1280.jpg (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mai1nwqNIk1qfbon7o1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: path on September 24, 2012, 04:20:52 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_loynjfjdK11qhz1vxo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: path on September 24, 2012, 08:11:53 PM
(http://xbox360media.gamespy.com/xbox360/image/article/771/771465/fable-2-20070308112112862-000.jpg)
(http://www.wallpaperez.org/wallpaper/games/Fable-2-concept-1630.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on October 10, 2012, 04:33:08 PM
Sorry if some might already be posted...

(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/alphastream1//dark_sun/950612bfcd694c5495cf11311d579e02.png?v=172002)

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs49/f/2009/167/4/4/Flame_Hair__Desert_Elf_Color_by_MitchFoust.jpg)

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/images/377683/rowan1.jpg)

(http://citystateofbalic.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/mulds.jpg?w=529)

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/images/183806/goliath.jpg)

(http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic1087213.jpg)

(http://www.rocket-ajax.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/mul.jpg)

(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/alphastream1//dark_sun/large/730d7d1346d50c1f5028cad1bbca3c16.jpg?v=254400)

(http://mygirlfriendisadm.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/excerpts_20100712.jpg?w=640&h=392&crop=1)

(http://darksunart.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/slothart-dark-sun-tembo.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fbrhR6X81aA/TWgrBzyOtbI/AAAAAAAAAxs/QHQBWEs9h-k/s1600/187_ds_threats.jpg)

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Post by: Desertman on October 12, 2012, 03:21:15 PM
And more...

(Welcome to the Arena.)
(http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/390_slaves_of_athas.jpg)

(Typical day at the market.)
(http://wizards.com/dnd/images/excerpts_20100716.jpg)

(Mantis)
(http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/065/a/4/thri_kreen_of_athas_by_captainninja-d4rwdrw.jpg)

(Right this way newbie, seriously, I'm your friend.)
(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/alphastream1//dark_sun/8ea5f645f00dd784d49c19bf7c72cae0.jpg?v=168750)

(Grey Forest half-elf ranger. Posted in the past, but, reposting because I really like the halfbreed bone structure depicted here.)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9XzDGnDAGDc/TG5ZC0RRO3I/AAAAAAAAAEg/uFdkv4K1B9I/s1600/br_73.jpg)

(Mutant rinthi assassin girl.)
(http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/193_eods.jpg)

(Halfling's really like the taste of giant, well, all but the heads. They don't exist anymore, but, deal with it. I like the pic.)
(http://jkelly.sweb.cz/Benaias_gfx.jpg)

(I actually saw this sword in game once years ago. I would complain about it being metal, but, it still fits.)
(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/alphastream1//dark_sun/06f40b85fd6763db20035c149fe2aec8.jpg?v=269400)

(Inix riders, somewhere around the Shield Wall perhaps.)
(http://dnd4edarksun.webs.com/DarkSunLandscape.jpg)

(DUCK!)
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb58378/darksun/images/8/8b/Thri-Kreen.jpg)

(Public execution.)
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111120221348/darksun/images/0/09/Kalak.jpg)

(You steady yourself and take aim...)
(http://triplecrit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/66.jpg)

(You intently scan the area.)
(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/klockwork/character_pics/e145a1d3ad37dacecdfdb796572f9d0c.jpg?v=134100)

(I know that gicker was around here somewhere...)
(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/alphastream1//dark_sun/d1bac7baf8c3117c7c5b41bf51b554c0.jpg?v=267600)

(After years alone in the forest, Amos just wasn't right anymore...)
(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/scyner/f212321702b2204116623dc5c6fe995d.jpg?v=134100)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: kayza on October 12, 2012, 03:31:48 PM
LoL @ you intently scan the area.

When people do it that is what I am going to imagine.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: IntuitiveApathy on October 13, 2012, 04:30:19 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-loAe-fMiiRM/TweGXNiQVVI/AAAAAAAABHs/xUP1Z71UBNc/s1600/Lost.jpg)

"What do you mean you lost the beetles??"
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on October 15, 2012, 04:39:30 AM
Arabetti bird merchant:

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/311143_530872606927430_1318476916_n.jpg)

Somewhere east of the Salt Flats:

(http://m.rgbimg.com/cache1ntYnB/users/c/cr/criscris1/600/meLrS4G.jpg)

Cenyr (if the metal bits were bone):

(http://www.adventurecompany.co.uk/files/imagecache/tui_image_gallery/bedouin-tent_1.jpg)

An Encampment of Colorful Tents:

(http://www.gunyah.com/data/package_64/nomad_tent1.jpg)

On the fringes of the Grey Forest as the sun sets:

(http://www.southafrica.net/sat/action/media/downloadFile?media_fileid=3986&a=299&s=636x443)

Some random charming gypsy guitar player:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TOs-CDw-rgw/UF-ltIXoJPI/AAAAAAAAWic/Zu9aJbFpceo/s1600/GypsyLovely-GraphicsFairy2.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: perfecto on November 01, 2012, 04:27:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/embed/XlyCLbt3Thk?rel=0

Something for the Fale to build, or the Kadians? if they want to make a fine obsidian purse...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: path on November 01, 2012, 06:32:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/embed/XlyCLbt3Thk?rel=0

Something for the Fale to build, or the Kadians? if they want to make a fine obsidian purse...
That should be how the master bards of the north get their groove on.
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Post by: Delirium on November 01, 2012, 06:35:43 PM
That is wild. Love it.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RRiplash on November 08, 2012, 12:23:15 AM
I made this for my desktop background.

Zalanthas sky (http://home.comcast.net/~nib_maps/Zalanthas2.jpg)

EDIT:

I made another that I like more:

Zalanthas sky 2 (http://home.comcast.net/~nib_maps/Sky.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on November 10, 2012, 01:49:34 PM
a fragile Zalanthan girl

(http://i46.tinypic.com/1zzl1ev.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: perfecto on November 16, 2012, 05:00:07 AM
lol really?

It looks to me as the girl is planting "skull" mountain beneath her, and the poor macho zalanthan man is clinging on for dear life.

Not to say this isn't very realistic as far as zalanthas life goes... just had to laugh at the "FRAGILE" title.    ;)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Akaramu on November 16, 2012, 10:17:32 AM
More gritty / badass females pweez!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on November 16, 2012, 10:43:35 AM
lol really?

It looks to me as the girl is planting "skull" mountain beneath her, and the poor macho zalanthan man is clinging on for dear life.

Not to say this isn't very realistic as far as zalanthas life goes... just had to laugh at the "FRAGILE" title.    ;)

That was a parody on famous Frazetta's illustration of Conan. I laughed when I saw it and thought it would fit into the world of Z. Here's the original (also fitting):

(http://www.thesnipenews.com/thegutter/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/FrankFrazetta-Conan-the-Adventurer-1966.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on November 16, 2012, 10:48:06 AM
Conan the Barbarian....

He is all that is man.

I have a shirt that I wear to the gym regularly to train that says the following; "To crush your enemies. To see them driven before you. To hear the lamentation of their women."

Every little boy wanted to be Conan growing up. I never stopped.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on November 16, 2012, 10:52:37 AM
Every little boy wanted to be Conan growing up. I never stopped.

Thumbs up. Reading Conan stories after a whole day of dealing with lippy administration workers does wonders for stress relief.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on November 20, 2012, 10:04:33 AM
Something a noble might wear...

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/231119_524374564240314_1480987517_n.png)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on November 20, 2012, 10:47:04 AM
Maybe some heathen, shameless northerner! Tch. Too much skin at the neckline, and the sheer arms!

...I do lub it, though. I'd rock that in real life.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on November 20, 2012, 10:56:33 AM
Yeah, I was thinking a northern noble. Especially with the billowy pants :)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on November 20, 2012, 03:21:04 PM
In recognition of what's happening in Palestine today, some photos of Bedouin culture. Also, I like tribals. Sorry if any of this has been posted already.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdqtab59wU1rkb4hjo1_400.png)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md2oqtqbW91r010ooo1_400.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mccwh1zqwh1rjw5b8o1_500.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc170cZ4Dg1r8odzwo1_500.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m97kwq72WG1rxiltio1_500.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7wwv3lWwW1r5zn6ro1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: John on November 21, 2012, 06:09:42 AM
Maybe some heathen, shameless northerner! Tch. Too much skin at the neckline, and the sheer arms!
Aaaw man! I came to make that comment myself :(
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on November 21, 2012, 07:34:13 AM
Some Tuareg, Al-Seik:

(http://www.finanzaonline.com/forum/attachments/lamaca/1227585d1271063427-seduti-dans-le-bistrot-de-lamour-tavolo-n-5-jean-luc-manaud-young-tuareg-woman-niger-54360.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vg7MNbARm04/T32hETf6YPI/AAAAAAAAAI8/vHGRzR9OXj0/s1600/tuareg.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ld4u8fuqis1qc9y8qo1_500.jpg)

Al-Seik are the ones that love blue, right?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on November 21, 2012, 09:55:53 AM
The seik have blue facial tattoos but favor darkly-stained things. The Jul Tavan tents are blue though. Is that who you meant or?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on November 21, 2012, 10:04:22 AM
Middle is Jul Tavan. Top and bottom are Seik. .... bow chicka wow wow....
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on November 21, 2012, 10:12:46 AM
I always picture Seik tattoos looking more like this:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bQ0SqifjNcg/TCpec8lYmdI/AAAAAAAAXAc/0AURTWOwoII/s1600/face-tattoo-7.jpg)

Only sans the crazy-eyed guy and add in a lighter blue color as well. The closest tribal tattooing I've seen IRL would be maori (closest to how I picture it, at least).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on November 21, 2012, 02:28:48 PM
The seik have blue facial tattoos but favor darkly-stained things. The Jul Tavan tents are blue though. Is that who you meant or?

Ah. I knew someone sold dark-stained goods, but I thought they were dark blue. Nevermind, I'm fuzzy on human tribals. Pics like these make me want to try one some day.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on November 21, 2012, 08:11:13 PM
They rock, I like them better than Nak, even. They can be isolated at times, but like d-elves, you have a lot of interesting family built in and license to travel a lot, which is always fun.

For love of the sand bloods, though, more pics:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rWfaFpmxCxU/Tcd_XhMESeI/AAAAAAAACZU/RC6zLc7BqRk/s1600/101_0095copy.jpg)

(http://www.i.thefashionisto.com/2010/03/nomad1.jpg)

(http://lollitop.magicgate.eu/media/LollitopMagicgate_010/lollitop_19_india_colors_48759243.jpg)
If the horses and mules were oxen.

(http://indecora.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/colorful-outdoor-space.jpg)
A certain place crowded with beggars out front in Nak on Meleth's. I know it's not tribals but...

(http://fashionindie.lookbooks.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/14561.jpg)

(http://214b.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/happy-new-year.jpg)

(http://kekexili.typepad.com/life_on_the_tibetan_plate/images/2007/06/23/kham_nomad_girl.jpg)

(http://www.worldglobetrotters.com/Travelogues/32%20August%202006/11nomads.JPG)
In the shade of a cluster of tents, mmm?

(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/120/cache/indian-punkti-nomad-ngm0210_12000_990x742.jpg)

(http://idiva.com/media/content/2012/Jul/urbane_nomad.jpg)

(http://www.payvand.com/news/09/mar/Nomad-Land.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4037/4413501147_197da282b8.jpg)

(http://www.deichmann-photo.com/files/tibet_nomad_namtso-copyright_gdeichmann.jpg)

(http://rolfgross.dreamhosters.com/China-Web/1983QingHaiNomadTent.jpg)

(http://www.visualphotos.com/photo/1x8342611/china_qinghai_madoi_a_nomad_sim-733818.jpg)

(http://www.topchinatravel.com/community/blog/UploadPic/2012-9/qinghai02.jpg)
A shaggy-furred plains ox is here, in a colorful saddle.

(http://www.london-photographic-association.com/images_db/feature_gallery/lpa_e771493a67de52db8b1a8067e2a3cc1c.jpg)

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/9bFyUIrosLg/0.jpg)

(http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/ESSAYS/b08.jpg)

(http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_10/node_37/node_251/node_472/img/2007/07/30/118575856024427_4.jpg)

Some of the blonde ones fail at the coloring but the rest of them are pretty close to how I picture various tribals.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on December 03, 2012, 05:01:45 PM
Sans water of course.

(http://www.toddswanderings.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/windy-river-canyon.jpg)
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd319/mailcmw/getalookatthis/BGLT08-04-24Weirdsanddunes.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on December 04, 2012, 02:30:52 AM
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd319/mailcmw/getalookatthis/BGLT08-04-24Weirdsanddunes.jpg)

Canyons of waste <3. (or at least, how I used to imagine them)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on December 06, 2012, 01:26:43 AM
Took this out behind my house. I think if the sky were red, it could be somewhere in the north.

(http://i.imgur.com/Pq799.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7OZ7F.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/thAL5.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HaiWolfe on December 06, 2012, 05:36:18 PM
Et voilą!

(http://i.imgur.com/mgVy3.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/mgVy3.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on December 08, 2012, 03:43:14 AM
That is awesome.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: path on December 10, 2012, 07:11:19 AM
^ Awesome!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on December 20, 2012, 06:59:33 PM
weird desert folk

(http://www.illustrationartgallery.com/acatalog/MoebiusGrands.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UdxvYoVe7bM/T19GgD3-PSI/AAAAAAAAAmo/0lr-um2IzAU/s1600/IMG_0108.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Narf on December 20, 2012, 11:06:23 PM
I want to make a djellabah that looks like that guy's.

assess -v figure:

This man would be slightly shorter than you, but with that hood he's rocking he's like twice your height.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on December 20, 2012, 11:14:06 PM
What the...?



Blue haired whiran farts, and an elf with a flowing beard-carpet?


Even the black dude is laughing...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Scarecrow on December 21, 2012, 02:03:02 AM
wtf he looks like a banana wrapped in a condom
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on December 21, 2012, 06:17:12 AM
crazy shit is happening outside the gates
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kalai on December 21, 2012, 12:51:53 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/Kalai_Eljahn/GrethWatercolor-1.png)
A white-feathered serpent slithers here.

(Because unlike everyone else this is a more sensible place than character portraits to share my art submission with the forums.  :D)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on December 21, 2012, 12:57:23 PM
So cool! I love this thread.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: SpyGuy on December 21, 2012, 01:04:39 PM
So cool! I love this thread.

This thread is awesome.  Especially all the tribal stuff.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on January 03, 2013, 11:46:31 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdtfi6rvmt1rl65y9o1_500.jpg)

Tut's rings. :)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: greasygemo on January 09, 2013, 11:38:21 AM
The tribal stuff is amazing... Now if only we had tribal Kaidus...

(http://modelface.me/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/tribal-feature.jpg)

(http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=36149066)

(http://www.celebritybasha.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/caftan-2011-385.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-irnEoXEkGWc/UIA9foTeOnI/AAAAAAAABR4/MawcY0I8LhM/s1600/PicMonkey+Collage10.png)


... I would soooo shop at /that/ tent
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Patuk on January 09, 2013, 02:39:07 PM
Why are only tribals allowed to be exotic to our earthen standards?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on January 09, 2013, 05:06:12 PM
Why are only tribals allowed to be exotic to our earthen standards?
Tuluk is composed of tribes which turned into Houses. Allanak as well.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jenred on January 10, 2013, 08:29:02 AM
Why are only tribals allowed to be exotic to our earthen standards?

Find out IC!  :P
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Orin on January 10, 2013, 01:51:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gafFB.jpg)

Dust storm off the coast of West Australia (a tremendous sandstorm?)

(http://i.imgur.com/mZkw9.jpg)

Arizona dust storm

(http://www.lakepowell.net/baicheng%20dust%20storm%203.jpg)

Inner city sandstorm

(http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/9349/sandstorm.jpg)

Sandstorm in a desert
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jenred on January 12, 2013, 07:32:27 PM
(http://blog.rizzif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/365KW-MarsBehindTheCorner-4-800x533.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: i can haz mantis on January 12, 2013, 07:46:59 PM
(http://blog.rizzif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/365KW-MarsBehindTheCorner-4-800x533.jpg)

Hmm...

Gortok Encounter by Defunct on the Original Submissions page:
(http://www.armageddon.org/original/artwork/298.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ShaLeah on January 13, 2013, 12:31:34 PM
Can you name these?
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_Vsj0IJUj5E/TeMZr77mqlI/AAAAAAAAAt4/dTe0Y3fkooU/s640/Syrian+Gypsy+Tent+Head+Scarf.jpg)
(http://www.rosemarysheel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/morocco_desert_nomad_tent_nomad_woman-smug.jpg)
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdnmedia.bookt.com/2255/5d308cb2-b222-4e8e-985d-0c941f494771.jpg)
(http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/strangerview/strangerview1112/strangerview111200045/11670428-aerial-view-of-a-group-of-bedouin-tents-in-sahara-desert-morocco.jpg)
(http://static.zoonar.com/img/www_repository3/aa/ac/c2/10_4be23d52547290b03e95d52157d2abc7.jpg)
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server3700/66fcb/products/10142/images/10297/tonytail_2162_2219055__98699__18345.1326764839.1280.1280.jpg)
(http://www.costumesofnashua.com/CNWebSite105/Active905/Pages/CostumeRental/Roman/Pics%20Roman/RomansCS71881.jpg)
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/8/6/2/3/2/webimg/111696354_tp.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jenred on January 13, 2013, 01:10:09 PM
SUNSET ON MARS
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0506/marssunset_spirit_big.jpg)
(http://www.oarval.org/MarsSS1.jpg)
(http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/jarre/jarre1211/jarre121100003/16139604-sunset-on-mars.jpg)

Others
(http://pcdn.500px.net/9255371/20de198679d8f39b13348410b864713544ec565f/4.jpg)
(http://pcdn.500px.net/9622155/025c67e6f67a004b31bffe8d1368e62b4b19f405/4.jpg)
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/smo511/5393842841/)
(http://halfastro.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/img_4403.jpg)
(http://www.puffle.co.uk/galleries/weather/life_on_mars.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: i can haz mantis on January 13, 2013, 05:31:45 PM
Purdy pictures of Mars.

So what you're saying is... Mars is Zalanthas. That's it! All earth/earthy/earthen/etc. in the game need to be changed!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on January 14, 2013, 11:44:15 PM
Purdy pictures of Mars.

So what you're saying is... Mars is Zalanthas. That's it! All earth/earthy/earthen/etc. in the game need to be changed!
(http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/1251985.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on January 21, 2013, 10:31:59 AM
(http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/63472675968248023_Vien8q0L_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Feco on January 21, 2013, 12:15:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kygBZst.jpg)

Against a red sky, of course.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on January 31, 2013, 07:57:23 PM
An expertly carved bone

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/031/f/2/engraving_in_the_femur_of_t_by_manuroartis-d5td2no.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BuNutzCola on January 31, 2013, 11:03:34 PM
I don't always post pictures of an expertly crafted bone, but when I do, it gets me banned.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on February 04, 2013, 05:36:11 AM
This thing is horrifying enough to exist somewhere in the Known.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/841050_545094435511572_467509192_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on February 04, 2013, 06:32:07 AM
Is that a fecking stinger sticking out of its ass?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on February 04, 2013, 06:45:07 AM
That big thing stick out of it's back is actually the abdomen, and then the needle is an ovipositor that it stabs into shit to inject eggs into things.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Zoan on February 04, 2013, 08:51:46 AM
I wonder if Flying Fucking Spiders Oh God My Face are in Zalanthas, somewhere? I mean, if they exist in Australia...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: greasygemo on February 04, 2013, 09:00:29 AM
I suddenly want to just play tailors from now on..
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Refugee on February 04, 2013, 12:19:47 PM
That big thing stick out of it's back is actually the abdomen, and then the needle is an ovipositor that it stabs into shit to inject eggs into things.

Holy sh*t.....
I want to say more but I shouldn't, but I'm freaked out now, LOL.

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 04, 2013, 12:30:14 PM
I wonder if Flying Fucking Spiders Oh God My Face are in Zalanthas, somewhere? I mean, if they exist in Australia...

I refuse to believe this.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on February 04, 2013, 03:34:41 PM
That big thing stick out of it's back is actually the abdomen, and then the needle is an ovipositor that it stabs into shit to inject eggs into things.

Holy sh*t.....
I want to say more but I shouldn't, but I'm freaked out now, LOL.



Heh. Yeah, I am glad I wasn't the only one who shuddered when that picture showed up. A barbed kryl that's also winged and flies. >.> Even though I usually think of them like Aliens, that in ginormous size, I could picture, too.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CravenMadness on February 04, 2013, 05:58:33 PM
Wezer...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 04, 2013, 07:16:14 PM
Lockdown coming in 3... 2....
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jenred on February 04, 2013, 08:09:55 PM
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSOR0BGLFj3CStxvWOM2sgll6mbz7M1-wI7nHvniUvcFxbX8Icv)
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_5Ul3kvGr10s/SHoLFaYH3OI/AAAAAAAAQ48/Y5PuUeEwLZ8/s400/northern+Saudi+Arabia4)
(http://michaelnelsonphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v41/p776336855-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jenred on February 04, 2013, 10:54:10 PM
(http://tedchang.free.fr/CentralAsia/Turkmenistan/TolkuchkaBazaar.jpg)
(http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/kamchatka/kamchatka0801/kamchatka080100002/2357344-the-bedouins-camp-in-sahara-morocco.jpg)
(http://www.flyingfourchette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Bedouin-Camp-View.jpg)
(http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/salt-flats-at-badwater-basin-michael-melford.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CravenMadness on February 04, 2013, 11:34:20 PM
holy hell that first one's colorful as eff... of course the 'New York' reusable shopping bag is a giveaway but still ....
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Zoan on February 05, 2013, 06:46:18 PM
The first one looks like the tribal markets in Tuluk. So shiny...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on February 10, 2013, 02:15:15 PM
I'd like to think these kitties (if they were black) as Quirri:

(http://i.imgur.com/yh1QCwn.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on February 10, 2013, 03:12:48 PM
Silt flyer? (never actually seen one)

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/048/e/0/skinwing_by_igorkieryluk-d39r62r.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on February 10, 2013, 08:19:50 PM
I'd like to think these kitties (if they were black) as Quirri:

(http://i.imgur.com/yh1QCwn.jpg)

Aw! Could so see that.

hmm

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vrspsh-MxyU/TOQm0cKMHHI/AAAAAAAABHU/749KpZzWbHI/s1600/Black%2Bbobcat.jpg)
That's how I picture them. Like a black bobcat. Tiny and cute, but still a little scarier looking, and black. It might also be because I grew up in Florida and that's a black bobcat, native to Florida, so I grew up occasionally seeing them on the way home sometimes.

(http://toosquid.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/melanistic-black-leopard-jaguar.jpg)
That's how I picture rantarri. I know it's missing some features, but you can see the rosettes, only I would think the places where the beige is in the picture would be closer to grey.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Norcal on February 11, 2013, 12:15:25 PM
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z450/Habibou7/13Sandstormatsunset.jpg)

My backyard. Sandstorm at sunset.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Norcal on February 12, 2013, 07:30:26 AM
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z450/Habibou7/Dust4.jpg)

Sandstorm coming fast in the scrublands.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on February 12, 2013, 04:30:59 PM
I have to admire all those rangers who are able to find enough scrubs to hide within.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on February 12, 2013, 05:52:09 PM
I've been doing a little research concerning a certain desert elf concept I have rattling around my head and came across these images:
(http://www.davidrevoy.com/data/images/blog/2012/10/desert-elf_net.jpg)
(http://images.epilogue.net/users/arwen_delyon/D&D_Elf_brighter.jpg)
(http://7.asset.soup.io/asset/2029/5959_044b.jpeg)
(http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/hendryxs_portfolio/images/362617/212x425.aspx)
(http://digital-art-gallery.com/oid/95/640x492_16541_Stormcaller_2d_fantasy_character_desert_elf_mage_sorceress_woman_picture_image_digital_art.jpg)
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs31/f/2008/236/4/6/Wasteland_Elf_Armor_by_farmer_bootoshysa.jpg)

The last one in particular seems to hold a certain Zalanthan aesthetic to the ragged and piecemeal armor.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jenred on February 12, 2013, 06:10:01 PM
(http://www.davidrevoy.com/data/images/blog/2012/10/desert-elf_net.jpg)

I like this one alot.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rathustra on February 13, 2013, 04:57:06 PM
(http://7.asset.soup.io/asset/2029/5959_044b.jpeg)

MOTHA

FUCKIN'

SILT SHARKS
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on February 13, 2013, 05:28:24 PM
(http://7.asset.soup.io/asset/2029/5959_044b.jpeg)

MOTHA

FUCKIN'

SILT SHARKS

When an Immortal says something like this with so much enthusiasm I'm split.

My first idea is that I think I'm going to.. you know.. maybe Tuluk is really interesting this time of year. Yeah...

On the other hand I am interested to see what Rathustra's version of "Shark Week" would be like. I'm starting to get mental images of Jaws set in Red Storm village. At least it wasn't Halaster that I inspired... or is Rathustra the new Halaster?

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_KuaAihD4oVk/TF-oN1tvVVI/AAAAAAAANdU/9GSXl10nKz4/s1600/shark+week.jpg)
A lone spice-sifter battling a silt-shark:
(http://www.hancinema.net/photos/photo148096.jpg)
A few silt-shark concepts:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y222/lesbia_09/Sand_Shark_Concept_by_arvalis.jpg)
Silt-Shark vs Silt-Horror:
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs23/f/2007/328/0/7/Crustacean_Shark_Eater_by_VegasMike.jpg)
Babby Silt-Shark!
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web04/2010/10/10/22/land-shark-6812-1286765239-39.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jenred on February 13, 2013, 05:43:46 PM
Silt Horror triggered me...
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT5IxhEVCOu5ufrWvByUsxJCfpUCrH9z3PRSgqY8_NWwG_VbZuOcg)
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTksJvdbjHj1wEaPLiQXAo0XI202IpvKgnp7MNeFRIHc7QO165tOw)
(http://images.community.wizards.com/community.wizards.com/user/alphastream1//dark_sun/5ed6a2d7ca6a4bff4bd97d55619d7449.gif?v=108000)
(http://monartt.cghub.com/files/Image/084001-085000/84604/747_stream.jpg)
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRNHjlPKBIqFkZ3HATCOZPrLIcB80sJwuCy7hF_nSkGKbOBqLWs)
(http://burntlands.wdfiles.com/local--files/gadventure-journal/Darksun..jpg)
(http://burntlands.wdfiles.com/local--files/gadventure-journal/jhakar.jpg)
(http://burntlands.wdfiles.com/local--resized-images/gadventure-journal/Shadow_Hound.png/medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on February 13, 2013, 05:56:30 PM
Quote from: Jenred
Morrowind Siltstrider Picture

Why have I never pictured bonemold and chitin armor in Zalanthas until now?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 13, 2013, 06:01:37 PM
(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100709211757/metroid/images/thumb/2/25/Draygon.jpg/300px-Draygon.jpg)

Silt Horror!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jenred on February 13, 2013, 06:15:18 PM
Quote from: Jenred
Morrowind Siltstrider Picture

Why have I never pictured bonemold and chitin armor in Zalanthas until now?

And the silt-striders in Morrowind are essentially silt-horrors upside down, or vice versa.


More morrrowind
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_g6IT-y66XZg/TUoDppClogI/AAAAAAAAAQ8/kOdTLaii9bI/s1600/Day%2B40%2Btribunal%2B%25282%2529.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on February 14, 2013, 05:55:37 PM
Morrowind concept art is amazing and totally fits the theme of our mud. Here's some grimdark neckers.

(http://www.uesp.net/morrow/preview/indoril.jpg)

(http://www.uesp.net/morrow/preview/moragtong.jpg)

(http://www.uesp.net/morrow/preview/ashmask.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on February 14, 2013, 06:05:14 PM
KADIUS EDITION (AKA clothes and accessories and jewelry!)

(http://www.exoticindia.com/saris/purple_narayanpet_sari_with_orange_border_ya92.jpg)
an orange and violet sari
(http://www.tmallsgood.com/images/B/211245/PQ111C00B-404@1.1.jpg)
But with a wooden heel rather than the leather covering it.
(http://www.chinesejaderings.com/images/j1627-chinese-jade-ring-175x175.jpg)
a ring of white jade
(http://www.orientaljadejewelry.com/DSCN0662.JPG)
If the clasp was bone... a necklace of small green leaves.
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/6070860/il_570xN.243172417.jpg)
You know... sans metal...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jenred on February 14, 2013, 06:36:40 PM
(http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&docid=dEEBgC_bth_tBM&tbnid=9f8FWgJIwf4yEM:&ved=0CAUQjBwwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.silverblades-suitcase.com%2Fdarksun%2Fcrodlu_rider.jpg&ei=0nQdUejzFear2AWWzoGgCA&psig=AFQjCNGf7hia7GvL4nM3tY01tuUmwmbjlg&ust=1360971346408046)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ShaLeah on February 14, 2013, 07:35:37 PM
KADIUS EDITION (AKA clothes and accessories and jewelry!)

I actually spent an entire day looking up Kadian sdescs and mdescs once. Google is sorely lacking in Kadian images.

I'd love to see one of our talented artists draw mdescs. Forrealtho.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Patuk on February 15, 2013, 06:28:41 PM
This is a greathelm.

(http://i.imgur.com/JdCW13I.jpg)

Excuse me while I spend the next hour or so imagining a slew of warrior characters dressed up like medieval knights in shining armour.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on February 16, 2013, 12:42:43 AM
The grey-feathered erdlu looks at you inquisitively. (http://25.media.tumblr.com/42fbf2110db79d84ad46a07d8a65b2ab/tumblr_mg2dxmLZlS1r4zr2vo1_r2_500.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on February 18, 2013, 02:14:35 PM
The grey-feathered erdlu looks at you inquisitively. (http://25.media.tumblr.com/42fbf2110db79d84ad46a07d8a65b2ab/tumblr_mg2dxmLZlS1r4zr2vo1_r2_500.gif)

That is one freaky weird looking bird.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Narf on February 18, 2013, 02:56:42 PM
The grey-feathered erdlu looks at you inquisitively. (http://25.media.tumblr.com/42fbf2110db79d84ad46a07d8a65b2ab/tumblr_mg2dxmLZlS1r4zr2vo1_r2_500.gif)

That is one freaky weird looking bird.

I think that's the one that eats baby crocodiles.

Fitting for an erdlu comparison perhaps.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on February 18, 2013, 06:16:45 PM
It's a Shoebill (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoebill), and they're quite weird and archaic looking. Not something I'd like to ride, personally (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Balaeniceps_rex_-Ueno_Zoo,_Tokyo,_Japan_-upper_body-8a.jpg).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on February 20, 2013, 09:13:46 PM
If I ever find myself playing a southern templar who scams finds some bronze I think I'll be asking Salarr for this:

(http://www.supplierlist.com/prod_img/qiguoying/26637_Exquisite_Ancient_Bronze_Falchion_With_Dragon_.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Patuk on February 21, 2013, 08:53:42 AM
If I ever find myself playing a southern templar who scams finds some bronze I think I'll be asking Salarr for this:

(http://www.supplierlist.com/prod_img/qiguoying/26637_Exquisite_Ancient_Bronze_Falchion_With_Dragon_.jpg)

Why south?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ShaLeah on February 21, 2013, 08:59:57 AM
If I ever find myself playing a southern templar who scams finds some bronze I think I'll be asking Salarr for this:

(http://www.supplierlist.com/prod_img/qiguoying/26637_Exquisite_Ancient_Bronze_Falchion_With_Dragon_.jpg)

Why south?

Dragon.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Marauder Moe on February 22, 2013, 01:34:27 AM
(http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Slideshows/_production/ss-130208-desert-pics/ss-130208-desert-pics-tease.photoblog900.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Refugee on February 22, 2013, 01:07:17 PM
Edited - Yeah, I should have thought that through better!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bcw81 on February 22, 2013, 01:09:54 PM
Yo! All the IC infoz!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: solera on February 22, 2013, 06:53:20 PM
http://www.busaccagallery.com/userfiles/27003d.jpg

This site has many photos of art and artifacts, and background information on  each.
It looks like it might be worthwhile.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on March 06, 2013, 12:15:07 AM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/884578_561398357214513_1728673709_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on March 10, 2013, 07:06:33 PM
an old Soh

(http://media-cache-ec5.pinterest.com/550x/9d/84/d2/9d84d2f4d457468fb1db7575ce869889.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Marauder Moe on March 13, 2013, 07:26:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BtxCDAN.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: TheBadSeed on March 13, 2013, 10:26:18 PM
Is it just me, or does the bottom image in that picture look like an elephant?

Edit: With a lizard perched on top?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on March 13, 2013, 10:48:50 PM
Awesome picture, Moe.  And I totally see the lizard.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: IntuitiveApathy on March 14, 2013, 11:57:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGcXI_BaR2Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGcXI_BaR2Y)

The music of Journey set to it's concept art and other lovely fan art..
(just ignore the couple odd snowy scenes later in the video!)

*ps:  we so need sand surfing in zalanthas
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on March 21, 2013, 08:36:13 PM
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/221/4/7/dragon_swarm_by_lucasgraciano-d5agja2.jpg) (http://lucasgraciano.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-Swarm-319898522?utm_source=social&utm_medium=all&utm_campaign=032113_soc_dragon)

The youthful eldritch horror is here, summoning a dragon.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Orin on March 22, 2013, 11:24:11 AM
Not quite Zalanthas, but some of the images in this collection from Project Dune (re-imagining Frank Herbert's classic) are very similar to what I always pictured areas of the game looked like.

http://imgur.com/a/6y8PI

(http://i.imgur.com/afyLnBph.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/id2kYQKh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8EFhrEw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ScRkgDMh.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: palomar on March 22, 2013, 11:46:29 AM
Phillipe Druillet

Fierce tribal warrior
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_X9k6hDcIO-c/S_qoRQ2POvI/AAAAAAAAAGc/L73I1SCV204/s1600/Druillet+(Philippe).jpg)

Defiler dragonthrall
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iA8Hs0ILlPo/T2sioyxVznI/AAAAAAAAOQE/1iW4ZgQi7rA/s1600/al_Druillet005_Yragael.jpg)

The Scrab navy sails under the Black Moon
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6oQ29Gmvd_M/T2siraa_cmI/AAAAAAAAOQU/3Z3mUhc7RBk/s1600/al_Druillet007_Yragael.jpg)

Fierce tribal warrior 2
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/1fbfa945691bbcc36fb592f241fa0ad7/tumblr_mhw813u9UD1qf5489o1_1280.jpg)

Mercenary
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5gznc9_9DxE/S-kPkB2KB0I/AAAAAAAAI4w/PEKxM8MBERQ/s1600/0uro_druillet005.jpg)

Meet the Thryzn mutants
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5gznc9_9DxE/S-kPCpsuCxI/AAAAAAAAI3w/ELr-FPs-p3I/s1600/0uro3_0161__philippe_druillet.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Orin on March 22, 2013, 04:40:09 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5gznc9_9DxE/S-kPkB2KB0I/AAAAAAAAI4w/PEKxM8MBERQ/s1600/0uro_druillet005.jpg)

How did Guile from Street Fighter get onto Zalanthas?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Dakota on March 27, 2013, 07:25:47 AM
Not to be taken literal.. More like.. An analogy...

Rinthers pulling a prank on some Fale Aide who wants a "piece" from some famed Bard / Whore..

Take away the technology and It's all there for me :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX3r7LtwMS0




Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on March 27, 2013, 10:16:33 AM
Hahaha, I love it.

You see here a sweat-stained, silky pink braies.

>sniff braies
A repugnant odor clings to this item.

>think (faint) oh, Bard Amosette hunts the gith, too?

>em swoons, falling onto ~silk.bed.

Ooc ftb masturbation scene again!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on March 30, 2013, 08:50:43 PM
Video:

(http://i48.tinypic.com/11bs1lj.png)

You are holding a slow-moving baby scrab. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Jc20PS6pfUw)

(more of a scorpion, I know, but still awesome.)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on April 09, 2013, 03:59:55 PM
If people in Zalanthas could read and write these signs would show up when the Tan Muark came to town.

(http://moms.dmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/td.png)

I was searching google for some wagon images!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on April 09, 2013, 04:01:55 PM
This is my wagon (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_sy3UEYGx4HI/TAa3tr_-idI/AAAAAAAAAvc/ngWGoi7_mNA/s1600/howls.jpg) on Zalanthas.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on April 09, 2013, 04:27:04 PM
Howl's Moving Castle!
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Post by: ShaLeah on April 13, 2013, 03:55:56 PM
This is how I imagine Ginka Sauce
(http://jammedin.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Plum-cranberry-jam2.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on April 20, 2013, 10:20:55 AM
Typical ronin-esque warrior in Armageddon, minus the shitty "my tribe is all dead!" background.

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs9/i/2006/050/d/e/Marauder_by_Graysun_D.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 20, 2013, 05:05:38 PM
Bone-handled, obsidian hawkblades. Also Blue-dyed sandcloth bandanas.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on April 20, 2013, 05:10:28 PM
Someone just pointed out to me that her tits are huge.  ;D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 20, 2013, 05:11:08 PM
Someone just pointed out to me that her tits are huge.  ;D

Naw, they're perfect.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Patuk on April 20, 2013, 05:18:23 PM
Someone just pointed out to me that her tits are huge.  ;D

Naw, they're perfect.

Curvaceous.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: razorback on April 20, 2013, 10:02:27 PM
Someone just pointed out to me that her tits are huge.  ;D

Naw, they're perfect.

Curvaceous.
Oh! That's what they mean in their sdescs. Duh.  ;D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on April 21, 2013, 01:12:28 AM
No, no, no. Not curvaceous. That's every PC between b - d cup, depending on translation of desert-world curves.

That PC is "bodacious", at the very least.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Malken on April 21, 2013, 01:15:11 AM
Her breasts are stalwart.

Firm, steadfast, and uncompromising; Stalwart.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on April 21, 2013, 01:16:00 AM
the stalwart, bodacious babe.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on April 21, 2013, 01:58:54 AM
the stalwart, bodacious babe.

Dude, now I can never play her.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bcw81 on April 21, 2013, 04:05:20 AM
Bone-handled, obsidian hawkblades. Also Blue-dyed sandcloth bandanas.
Those are yataghan if anything.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on April 21, 2013, 12:32:03 PM
She's zaftig.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 21, 2013, 03:31:46 PM
She's zaftig.

No, she's normal.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on April 24, 2013, 06:11:46 PM
A high, grey menhir rises towards the sky here.

(http://www.chasingtheunexpected.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/5-menhir.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hicksville Hoochie on April 24, 2013, 07:28:08 PM
A high, grey menhir rises towards the sky here.

(http://www.chasingtheunexpected.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/5-menhir.jpg)

Is it wrong of me that my first thought on this post was that it was a pun in relation to the discussion of the above-mentioned painting's boobs?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on April 24, 2013, 11:46:39 PM
A desert oasis.

(http://i.imgur.com/k3BkF9L.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bcw81 on April 25, 2013, 01:33:42 PM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img856/336/cottonfield21295593200.jpg)

Dasari Cotton Fields
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on April 25, 2013, 01:56:14 PM
Dasari Cotton Fields

with a red sky

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/lauramars/cottonfield21295593200-1.jpg:original)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: DustMight on April 25, 2013, 05:56:03 PM
DB did a recent image that is very Zalanthan like...

http://digitalblasphemy.com/preview.shtml?i=arrakeen1&m= (http://digitalblasphemy.com/preview.shtml?i=arrakeen1&m=)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on April 25, 2013, 07:29:53 PM
Feels like Dune too for somereason
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on May 07, 2013, 05:16:34 PM
Name that critter...

(http://i.imgur.com/CSVTOwE.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fujikoma on May 07, 2013, 05:27:01 PM
Quirri?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Patuk on May 07, 2013, 05:30:14 PM
Kalich.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on May 07, 2013, 06:27:31 PM
Fathi
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on May 07, 2013, 06:35:34 PM
Ding ding, we have a winner!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on May 17, 2013, 03:55:01 PM
Red Fang... healer

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/228/4/c/Ancient_Mysteries_by_DSillustration.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bcw81 on May 17, 2013, 04:41:05 PM
Red Fang... healer

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/228/4/c/Ancient_Mysteries_by_DSillustration.jpg)
Any Red Fang would be buried in sand, or I might believe you.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Molten Heart on May 17, 2013, 06:57:44 PM
I don't know, maybe some kind of human nomad, but he could be from anywhere really.  He just looks gritty.
(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ngt051713/s_n03_00204922.jpg)


I'm not sure if there are small carnivores like this in the Red Desert, maybe gortoks?

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ngt051713/s_n01_00206197.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bcw81 on May 18, 2013, 03:04:31 AM
(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ngt051713/s_n01_00206197.jpg)

That's cute. Gortok? Haha. No.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QwZltksbjkk/TWZLmMpqiHI/AAAAAAAAAA0/6grdYeyP1uk/s1600/vicious_wolf_by_ravenous_squirrel.jpg)

White maned gortok.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on May 18, 2013, 03:20:20 AM
Kinda more like a tregil.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 18, 2013, 03:21:26 AM
Naw, gortoks are more like this:

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3180/12252174533f874356e9.jpg)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8404/66e783f1a98e6a477148efc.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on May 18, 2013, 04:26:38 AM
(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ngt051713/s_n01_00206197.jpg)

awww
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Molten Heart on May 18, 2013, 04:50:59 AM
Kinda more like a tregil.

I picture tregils more like flying squirrels myself.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bcw81 on May 18, 2013, 05:00:18 AM
Tregils are also hairless.

I always see them as a cross between this:
(http://www.zooborns.com/.a/6a010535647bf3970b014e8670c609970d-500wi)

and this:
(http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2010/04/05/news/photos_stories/cropped/lemur--300x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ShaLeah on May 18, 2013, 10:19:09 AM
You want more apartments? I could totally see this happening in the game world. A band of rogue gickers with exiled tuluki joining together with those poor banished or genocided tribals. The artisans slowly chips out a series of living dwellings (like Andy Dufresne, in The Shawshank Redemption), they breed (cause what else is there to do in the wilds but twink skills and have sexy time) and soon, twenty years goes by and you have a whole rogue city.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/934052_622557417756092_1738324861_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Patuk on May 18, 2013, 11:10:26 AM
You want more apartments? I could totally see this happening in the game world. A band of rogue gickers with exiled tuluki joining together with those poor banished or genocided tribals. The artisans slowly chips out a series of living dwellings (like Andy Dufresne, in The Shawshank Redemption), they breed (cause what else is there to do in the wilds but twink skills and have sexy time) and soon, twenty years goes by and you have a whole rogue city.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/934052_622557417756092_1738324861_n.jpg)




cast mon un shut the fuck up valasurus
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on May 18, 2013, 12:28:50 PM
Damn, that is an awesome photo there ShaLeah.  Where did find it?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on May 18, 2013, 05:38:10 PM
You want more apartments? I could totally see this happening in the game world. A band of rogue gickers with exiled tuluki joining together with those poor banished or genocided tribals. The artisans slowly chips out a series of living dwellings (like Andy Dufresne, in The Shawshank Redemption), they breed (cause what else is there to do in the wilds but twink skills and have sexy time) and soon, twenty years goes by and you have a whole rogue city.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/934052_622557417756092_1738324861_n.jpg)




cast mon un shut the fuck up valasurus

More like Mal Krian! Where is a handy-dandy earthquake so Kadius can sift through the rubble of this shanty for jewelry to resell?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on May 20, 2013, 06:36:57 PM
Syeah right.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: gfair on May 27, 2013, 09:01:57 PM
Maybe not Arm, but still very inspiring.

Arm 2 as envisioned by James Cameron?

http://imgur.com/a/I0EEk (http://imgur.com/a/I0EEk)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Refugee on May 27, 2013, 10:04:18 PM
That's..unnerving....
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ShaLeah on May 28, 2013, 01:49:58 AM
That's..unnerving....

+fucking1
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on May 29, 2013, 12:20:09 AM
Kalich:

(http://i.imgur.com/iGlGLbah.jpg)

Tregil:

(http://i.imgur.com/S7a8f5R.jpg)

Duskhorn

(http://i.imgur.com/mc3GI2O.jpg)

Baby Siltworm:

(http://i.imgur.com/3pmRTmu.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on May 29, 2013, 01:35:03 AM
Hello Imgur. :p
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on May 29, 2013, 04:12:08 AM
Reddit, actually, but I found it pretty inspirational :P
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: rpgguy2000 on May 29, 2013, 08:30:16 AM
A ring-tailed lem---I mean jozhal sitting in the desert:
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ZsFQdVqdfQo/R_KL1y3JBwI/AAAAAAAAAaQ/-qSGfIW7ucI/s400/4RingtailLemur.JPGj)

Too bad the tail is the only resemblance though...

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/naturelibrary/images/ic/credit/640x395/d/de/deserts_and_xeric_shrublands/deserts_and_xeric_shrublands_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 29, 2013, 04:50:30 PM
(http://hexink.com/site/images/stories/sketchgallery/jozhal.jpg)(http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac354/Dsunchrono/Jozhal.jpg)

Jozhal... though if Arm's ever start wielding weapons, newb southy hunters are fecked. :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on May 29, 2013, 04:57:12 PM
Jozhal were cuter in my mind :(

Kinda like this (cause they're so colorful):

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3437/5760971102_2aa9c0e0e9.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on May 29, 2013, 05:15:35 PM
That is not how I imagined jozhal to be at all. Stuff makes more sense now. And they do wield stuff. :/
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 29, 2013, 05:26:45 PM
They can in DarkSun ( http://www.lomion.de/cmm/jozhal.php ), but I don't believe so in Arm.
I assume that little code quirk where almost all mobs use to auto pickup/wield anything wieldable they ran across was fixxed a while back. I haven't seen any scimitar-wielding scrabs/goudra/skeet/carru in a few years. :D

I've always pictured them as mini raptors but with iridescent skin. I think the skin is Armageddon only.
There use to be a good image of them stealing eggs on the web, but I can't find it now.

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on May 29, 2013, 05:55:21 PM
Yeah, I'm definitely glad I now know what a jozhal actually looks like! Thanks for posting those pics!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on May 29, 2013, 05:57:25 PM
Do quirris have six legs?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 29, 2013, 06:17:08 PM
Staff should put up a submission call for original critter images!

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on May 29, 2013, 06:26:57 PM
I haven't seen any scimitar-wielding scrabs/goudra/skeet/carru in a few years. :D

Actually, about a year ago I saw a carru picking up a rock to wield it o.O
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 29, 2013, 06:53:16 PM
I guess I've just been lucky. When I was a newb and obsidian hacking was the thing, I think I ran into more armed scrabs than not.
I guess they were taking all the weapons from the noobs they were munching on, or else some player was running around with a bag of blades and dropping them for shits and giggles. :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on May 29, 2013, 08:08:26 PM
I think Jozhal should wield stuff and constantly scurry by anyone with food/shiny stuff and steal it.

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: rpgguy2000 on May 29, 2013, 08:20:02 PM
(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/5304/sandstonecity.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: rpgguy2000 on May 29, 2013, 08:22:35 PM
Another Jozhal for Good Measure
Quote
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/396/jozhal.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: rpgguy2000 on May 29, 2013, 10:27:43 PM
This will be a long one and I didn't look through all 37 pages so you MIGHT have seen some or all of these.

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(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/707/fe30579bbf1179ed495f3f2.jpg)
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(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/3486/3813171603cd49a24e18z.jpg)
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(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4416/51066859524a90eb2ae3o.jpg)
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(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/8827/hudson7.jpg)
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(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9852/img2745x.jpg)
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(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/7230/jordanlebanon1043.jpg)
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(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3562/jordanlebanon1086.jpg)
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(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/9655/kaleidoscoperidge.jpg)
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(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/6279/marsaba1.jpg)
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(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/2033/p3230065a.jpg)
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(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7878/petrapc.jpg)
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(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4696/stomb.jpg)
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(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/2715/wellrinth.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on May 29, 2013, 10:35:45 PM
Those are awesome!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Refugee on May 30, 2013, 12:51:40 AM
You guys are really creative with finding these pictures.  Sometimes I think, that's just how I pictured that thing/place/people, and sometimes it's entirely different.  But I always enjoy this thread.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: chrisdcoulombe on May 30, 2013, 02:31:40 AM
Jozhals wield stuff.  They often have rocks, I've seen one with an arrow.  I think in darksun jozhals are also vivaduans.  They don't at least to my knowledge seem to be Vivaduans in zalanthas. 
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Post by: Iiyola on May 30, 2013, 04:08:54 AM
I still want to believe Jozhal look like geckos. :(
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Post by: tiptoe on May 30, 2013, 09:44:03 AM
I still want to believe Jozhal look like geckos. :(
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Post by: Maso on May 30, 2013, 10:10:53 AM
I still want to believe Jozhal look like geckos. :(

I also though they were more like geckos. Like...flat to the ground. Maybe the sdesc needs an adjustment, I dunno. Obv. I never get to look at the mdesc because they are the most hardcore dangerous critters in game...which never made sense before (when I was all like, how are they leaping into the air to scratch out my eyes like that?! arghghhhhh) but now it does because they are fricking DINOSAURS.

I still can't get over this. Mind. Blown.
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Post by: AmandaGreathouse on May 31, 2013, 04:11:58 AM
(http://starchefs.com/gallery3/albums/album-1670/cache/NY_Raines_Law_Room_Meaghan_Dorman_ss_2011-4342.jpg_693_471_0_80_1_50_50.jpg)

Granted this is way fancier, but this is about how I picture the 'booths' at various taverns in-game.
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Post by: rpgguy2000 on May 31, 2013, 05:09:47 PM
Granted this is way fancier, but this is about how I picture the 'booths' at various taverns in-game.

Yeah I pictured something similar when I think of the booths, although my imagination was seeing something plainer - more along the lines of:

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/4200/barbooth1.jpg)

Simplicity, very little lighting or bright colors, and it almost looks like this is over looking a sand-colored-ish city...that is somehow magickally lit up... :o (Sorry for the small pic coudn't find bigger)



On an unrelated note here are some more random pictures the make me think Zalanthas:
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(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/6254/3328315547142converging.jpg)
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(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/6593/abualhol.jpg)
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(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7594/karbrnw5x7300trailkart.jpg)
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(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/7118/thebouldersarizonagolde.jpg)
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(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1653/artpunaargentinadesert4.jpg)
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(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/7245/mazefk.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: rpgguy2000 on June 01, 2013, 08:33:32 AM
So back on topic I.E More Jozhals...


I think jozhals lack empathy because they just sit there and casually watch as a living cactus kills their pal with a spiky tackle and tiny little spiky punches. I would say they are too dumb to understand what is going on but they are way smarter thanwe give them credit for. For one they can and do use tools.
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(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/2339/jozhals1.gif)

Not sure if this is or isn't actually a jozhal. Halfsilt? Is that like a half-breed but something mixed with a jozhal?
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(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1328/jozhals2.gif)

So if half-breed jozhals exists then this is one type of them. This is not a Jozhal it's a Pterran. I know. But when I saw it I thought: If dwarf + human = Mul - then dwarf + johzal = pterran.
PTERRAN: The Jozhal equivalent to a Mul - He's buff, he's tough, but he doesn't look mad enough.  :-[

Quote
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/7894/pterran.gif)

But in the end Jozhals are no different from you or I. See? They kill people and steal their boots too!
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(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/430/jozhals3.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on June 02, 2013, 01:39:25 AM
A serpent-inked, curvaceous male concubine (http://25.media.tumblr.com/de4ed65f3d78f1d9b298b40b32f05693/tumblr_mmikbgOPXy1qjpbb2o4_500.jpg) stands on a platform here, modelling seductive Kadian jewelry (http://25.media.tumblr.com/620ab7f2697e815f40bb6c9eef654531/tumblr_mmikbgOPXy1qjpbb2o3_500.jpg).

NSFW!!!
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Post by: Iiyola on June 02, 2013, 01:58:38 AM
That.... doesn't necessarily have to be Kadian jewelry :P
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Post by: FantasyWriter on June 02, 2013, 03:50:07 AM
Looks more like Cenyrite glass to me. ;)
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Post by: Iiyola on June 02, 2013, 03:55:02 AM
*cough* That.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on June 02, 2013, 05:15:00 AM
Cenyrite glass. Awright  8)
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Post by: Bushranger on June 02, 2013, 08:23:30 AM
But in the end Jozhals are no different from you or I. See? They kill people and steal their boots too!
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(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/430/jozhals3.gif)

This is awesome. I've always wanted to play a Jozhal.
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Post by: Barsook on June 02, 2013, 09:04:25 AM
But in the end Jozhals are no different from you or I. See? They kill people and steal their boots too!
Quote
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/430/jozhals3.gif)

This is awesome. I've always wanted to play a Jozhal.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on June 02, 2013, 09:39:28 AM
Does Cenyr has monopoly on glass products? Serious question. The glass looks like ordinary fucking glass beads
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on June 02, 2013, 01:52:02 PM
No.  The helpfile states: "The village is primarily noted for the quality and artistry of the glassware it produces."
That insinuates that their glass is "better" than that of everyone else, IMO.  This would, in turn, lead one to believe that there is more out there for them to put to shame. :D

That's as far as I can go without offering IC information.  But it is certainly something that you can learn more about IG.

Edited to add: I said Cenyr earlier because it may or may not remind me of a certain IG item from there. ;)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on June 18, 2013, 02:39:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/dJJ9HnM.jpg)
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Post by: Iiyola on June 18, 2013, 02:54:46 AM
Mmmmm grubs.
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Post by: FantasyWriter on June 18, 2013, 09:37:58 PM
Cylops larva ;)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fnord on June 20, 2013, 05:57:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZkOVkVX.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on July 09, 2013, 12:35:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/pp5MX0M.jpg)

Change the water to sand.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Refugee on July 09, 2013, 03:40:58 PM
Crap that is a scary looking damn thing, right there.

 :o
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on July 09, 2013, 05:05:49 PM
All I am getting from this is dwarves mating with jozhals.

My new focus.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on July 10, 2013, 09:55:38 AM
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/39129/meansoftravel.jpg)

mekillot
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on July 10, 2013, 01:02:42 PM
Repost ^?
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on July 10, 2013, 07:43:27 PM
A lots of things are re-posted. People don't have the time to read through all 38 pages of this thread.
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Post by: Barsook on July 10, 2013, 07:56:40 PM
A lots of things are re-posted. People don't have the time to read through all 38 pages of this thread.

I figured, but this one somewhat doesn't look like one and that's why I asked.
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Post by: MeTekillot on July 11, 2013, 02:02:47 AM
You asked if it was a repost because it didn't look like a repost?
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Post by: James de Monet on July 11, 2013, 03:32:03 AM
Is that mekillot wearing a bahamet's shell as a helmet? Because that is pretty freaking epic.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on July 11, 2013, 06:25:54 PM
Is that mekillot wearing a bahamet's shell as a helmet? Because that is pretty freaking epic.
And bracers, it seems.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on July 22, 2013, 06:19:40 PM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/22009_10151710926903290_320895542_n.jpg)

No one in particular, but it feels thematic enough!
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Post by: Barsook on July 22, 2013, 06:22:05 PM
Maybe both Kings?
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Post by: LauraMars on July 22, 2013, 06:30:19 PM
That's definitely not Muk Utep.

That guy is hawt and has crimson hair like blood upon the battlefield man.
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Post by: Barsook on July 22, 2013, 06:35:55 PM
Good point. Tek then.
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Post by: FantasyWriter on July 22, 2013, 06:52:41 PM
That's definitely not Muk Utep.

That guy is hawt and has crimson hair like blood upon the battlefield man.

Or that's just what he -wants- you to think.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on July 22, 2013, 06:56:01 PM
That's definitely not Muk Utep.

That guy is hawt and has crimson hair like blood upon the battlefield man.

Or that's just what he -wants- you to think.

That was I thinking too.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on July 22, 2013, 07:09:27 PM
That's definitely not Muk Utep.

That guy is hawt and has crimson hair like blood upon the battlefield man.

Or that's just what he -wants- you to think.

That was I thinking too.

Exactly.  This is Tuluk in a nutshell.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Maso on July 24, 2013, 05:39:44 PM
'tok cub?

(http://i41.tinypic.com/95vk1h.jpg)
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Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 24, 2013, 06:20:40 PM
'tok cub?

(http://i41.tinypic.com/95vk1h.jpg)

Oh yes the reddish colored 'tok cub.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Alkendor on July 26, 2013, 12:23:28 AM
Some maker got stuck out in the grey at night...

(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/winning-and-losing-11.jpg?w=500&h=321)
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Post by: Maso on July 26, 2013, 12:40:12 AM
That's actually pretty terrifying...
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Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 26, 2013, 01:27:20 AM
Terrifying, yes. Funny as anything though.
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Post by: MeTekillot on July 26, 2013, 10:47:55 AM
i fail to see the comedy
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Post by: Barsook on July 26, 2013, 10:51:06 AM
i fail to see the comedy
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Post by: LauraMars on July 26, 2013, 10:51:56 AM
What jackass photographer takes a picture like that instead of helping the guy?
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Post by: Barsook on July 26, 2013, 11:04:38 AM
Maybe those are his friends.
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Post by: manipura on July 26, 2013, 11:32:34 AM
There are a number of cultures in Africa that don't fear the big scary hyena the way we (and most other people in the world) do.

There are 'hyena men' in Africa who use spotted hyenas in street shows to make money.  You know, like Siegfried and Roy and their tigers, except without the Vegas strip as a backdrop and without all the glitz and glamor.

There is a place in...Ethiopia (?) where the hyena is 'worshipped' because it is believed that they ward off evil spirits.  The walls of the city have accessible entryways so the hyenas can come and go as they please and when they are encountered in the streets it isn't a terrible thing.  

I read a blog post about it a few months ago.  I think the blog belonged to a photographer that focuses on exposing/showcasing the differences in African culture and that sort of thing.

Edit: Here we go. (http://hynenamen.blogspot.com/?m=1)
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Post by: Barsook on July 26, 2013, 11:35:56 AM
New dwarfen focus: make a city based on 'gok worship
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Post by: slvrmoontiger on July 26, 2013, 03:26:24 PM
Nice idea
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Post by: AmandaGreathouse on July 31, 2013, 10:26:55 PM
(http://members.optusnet.com.au/~regm/assets/Fauna/images/Honeypot-ants.jpg)
a handful of scuttling amber ants
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on August 01, 2013, 09:43:42 AM
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/lauramars/s_Cliffs-1.jpg)

a windswept canyon of sandstone
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on August 04, 2013, 01:35:52 AM
(http://members.optusnet.com.au/~regm/assets/Fauna/images/Honeypot-ants.jpg)
a handful of scuttling amber ants

Omnomnom

(http://i.imgur.com/1JTSV2R.jpg)
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Post by: MeTekillot on August 04, 2013, 11:18:06 PM
(http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/ftpuploads/bloguploads/0613/got-booty-meme-Chihuahua.jpg)
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Post by: Kismetic on August 04, 2013, 11:23:32 PM
lol
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Post by: slvrmoontiger on August 05, 2013, 03:02:49 AM
That's funny, can't see what critter in Armageddon its supposed to represent though.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on August 05, 2013, 01:43:15 PM
baby tok, ogling the latest sexeh huntress practicing in the scrub
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Post by: Barsook on August 05, 2013, 01:46:06 PM
lol
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Post by: slvrmoontiger on August 05, 2013, 03:49:43 PM
baby tok, ogling the latest sexeh huntress practicing in the scrub

But it looks too cute for a 'tok cub. Not to mention its my job to ogle the latest sexeh huntresses practicing in the scrub.
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Post by: spicemustflow on August 05, 2013, 04:52:40 PM
What happens when you enter that old tower in the rinth's eastside:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/6c994048967181b5146edde2853951b6/tumblr_mp0lbupVyY1spq12ao1_500.gif)
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Post by: MeTekillot on August 05, 2013, 07:08:41 PM
baby tok, ogling the latest sexeh huntress practicing in the scrub

But it looks too cute for a 'tok cub. Not to mention its my job to ogle the latest sexeh huntresses practicing in the scrub.
it's actually a reaction to those ants
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Post by: Barsook on August 05, 2013, 07:19:10 PM
What happens when you enter that old tower in the rinth's eastside:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/6c994048967181b5146edde2853951b6/tumblr_mp0lbupVyY1spq12ao1_500.gif)

Drovian!  RUN!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on August 06, 2013, 07:53:12 PM
You don't run from Drovians.. you shine a flashlight at them Darkness Falls style. :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on August 06, 2013, 08:53:19 PM
If we imagine less Minas Tirith, more Tyn Dashra....

(https://sphotos-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/999403_10151720467623290_164074422_n.jpg)
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Post by: BleakOne on August 06, 2013, 09:31:52 PM
Someone's been over-polishing His Ivory again, I see.  ;D
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Post by: MeTekillot on August 06, 2013, 09:55:35 PM
i don't think anyone here would object to polishing muk utep's ivory have you seen that guy's braids
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Post by: Desertman on August 07, 2013, 10:04:48 AM
i don't think anyone here would object to polishing muk utep's ivory have you seen that guy's braids


(http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/lebowski.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on August 07, 2013, 11:18:54 AM
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/lauramars/PacayaVolcanotrekGuatemala10.jpg~original)

A jagged volcanic ridge
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Post by: Maso on August 08, 2013, 12:53:45 AM
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/lauramars/PacayaVolcanotrekGuatemala10.jpg~original)

A jagged volcanic ridge

Yeah! Take THAT Tuluk!
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Post by: slvrmoontiger on August 08, 2013, 01:59:17 AM
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/lauramars/PacayaVolcanotrekGuatemala10.jpg~original)

A jagged volcanic ridge

Yeah! Take THAT Tuluk!

Damn more OOC Tuluk bashing.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on August 08, 2013, 10:12:23 AM
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/lauramars/PacayaVolcanotrekGuatemala10.jpg~original)

A jagged volcanic ridge

Yeah! Take THAT Tuluk!

Damn more OOC Tuluk bashing.

Maybe if Tuluk wouldn't get roflmaostomped all of the time.

Lulz, lulz.
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on August 08, 2013, 11:22:28 AM
Tuluk = Starks.

They'll come around in the end.
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Post by: slvrmoontiger on August 08, 2013, 12:09:59 PM
Tuluk = Starks.

They'll come around in the end.

I don't understand how this is true. You don't seem to understand the definition of the word you used. I would say 'Nak is that. Can't say much more because it would fall into the realm of ICly info which is absolutely not a thing to do here.
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Post by: LauraMars on August 08, 2013, 12:31:25 PM
Tuluk = Starks.

They'll come around in the end.

HOUSE OASH SENDS THEIR REGARDS
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on August 08, 2013, 12:32:44 PM
Tuluk = Starks.

They'll come around in the end.

I don't understand how this is true. You don't seem to understand the definition of the word you used. I would say 'Nak is that. Can't say much more because it would fall into the realm of ICly info which is absolutely not a thing to do here.

Well, like in Song of Ice and Fire the Starks are always getting fucked over. But we all know in the end GRRM is finally going to grow a heart and have Jon Snow and Arya win everything.
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Post by: Iiyola on August 08, 2013, 03:47:05 PM
Tuluk = Starks.

They'll come around in the end.

I don't understand how this is true. You don't seem to understand the definition of the word you used. I would say 'Nak is that. Can't say much more because it would fall into the realm of ICly info which is absolutely not a thing to do here.

Well, like in Song of Ice and Fire the Starks are always getting fucked over. But we all know in the end GRRM is finally going to grow a heart and have Jon Snow and Arya win everything.
I... hope that wasn't a spoiler cause if so, I'll send some Dutch curses your way, RGS!
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Post by: Delirium on August 08, 2013, 03:49:03 PM
Tuluk = Starks.

They'll come around in the end.

I don't understand how this is true. You don't seem to understand the definition of the word you used. I would say 'Nak is that. Can't say much more because it would fall into the realm of ICly info which is absolutely not a thing to do here.

Well, like in Song of Ice and Fire the Starks are always getting fucked over. But we all know in the end GRRM is finally going to grow a heart and have Jon Snow and Arya win everything.

Jon + Daenerys matchup to Rule All, with Arya as their pet assassin.

That's my hope. Which will no doubt be utterly, mercilessly crushed.

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Post by: Barzalene on August 08, 2013, 03:56:24 PM
Is there another book out this century?
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Post by: Iiyola on August 09, 2013, 06:03:52 PM
Purple mountains in the background:

(http://www.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/copyrightWrapper/watermark.php?display=true&image=http://bp3.uuuploads.com/zhangye-danxia-landform-china/zhangye-danxia-landform-china-4.jpg)

Source: http://www.boredpanda.com/zhangye-danxia-landform/
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Post by: Iiyola on August 12, 2013, 03:33:02 PM
Wooden rings:

Bogwood (baobab?) with Turquoise, Pink Turqoise, Lapis Lazuli
(http://i.imgur.com/Z2bjSMP.jpg)

Mahogany with Malachite, Coral, Mother of Pearl, and Sand
(http://i.imgur.com/KMXjYr5.jpg)

Paduak inlayed with T-Rex Bone and Meteroite
(http://i.imgur.com/jTcurXO.jpg)

Rosewood
(http://i.imgur.com/NPU5Xb5.jpg)

Turquoise, Oak, and Rosewood
(http://i.imgur.com/LNEQsi8.jpg)

Source: http://www.simplywoodrings.com/
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Post by: Nehoc on August 16, 2013, 04:44:03 AM
This is my tembo, there are many like it but this one is mine!

(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx67/james_cowan1/gojo_zpsd8b56e60.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on August 21, 2013, 05:15:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/z3ISP05.jpg)
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Post by: spicemustflow on August 22, 2013, 06:50:13 AM
Luirs pleasure room?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on August 26, 2013, 08:47:25 PM
Carved on the wall, a monstrous face glares fiercely towards the bazaar.
(http://i.imgur.com/wqA8K4K.jpg)

The Moche in general have something of a zalanthan vibe to them. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moche_(culture))
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Post by: Dar on August 26, 2013, 09:48:27 PM
(http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/ftpuploads/bloguploads/0613/got-booty-meme-Chihuahua.jpg)


That would represent ... the entire sentient population of all races.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on August 26, 2013, 09:54:00 PM
Carved on the wall, a monstrous face glares fiercely towards the bazaar.
(http://i.imgur.com/wqA8K4K.jpg)

The Moche in general have something of a zalanthan vibe to them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moche_(culture)

I like that from what I read about them in passing a while back, they were a matriarchal as opposed to patriarchal society. A lot of the south american tribes and peoples like the Inca and Maya or the Olmec have similar Zalanthan flavoring.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on August 29, 2013, 10:12:36 PM
I know this is Riddick, but come on... I can totally see this in Zalanthas. Just pretend the rain is sand...

(https://sphotos-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1175687_10151793785288290_516368278_n.jpg) (https://sphotos-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1175687_10151793785288290_516368278_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on August 29, 2013, 11:45:46 PM
And because I was browsing DeviantArt, here's an image dump for ya.

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs4/i/2004/244/7/0/Rage.jpg) (http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs4/i/2004/244/7/0/Rage.jpg)

A huntress?

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/318/d/b/tribal_warrior_by_len_yan-d5kyy4d.jpg) (http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/318/d/b/tribal_warrior_by_len_yan-d5kyy4d.jpg)

The mangy, fur-clad half-breed is standing here.

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/215/f/b/through_the_desert_by_maquenda-d6gfs5k.png) (http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/215/f/b/through_the_desert_by_maquenda-d6gfs5k.png)

A kalich pauses on a ridge.

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/151/6/9/hunter_desert_by_thiago_almeida-d67cqdz.png) (http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/151/6/9/hunter_desert_by_thiago_almeida-d67cqdz.png)

A hulking braxat is standing here.

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/344/7/1/akaptor_desert_by_karbo-d4imqy2.png) (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/344/7/1/akaptor_desert_by_karbo-d4imqy2.png)

Passing through the Red Desert...

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/103/2/8/Desert_Cavern_by_JayAxer.jpg) (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/103/2/8/Desert_Cavern_by_JayAxer.jpg)

This location wishes to remain anonymous.

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/030/8/d/desert_attack_by_vshen-d5t9vwv.jpg) (http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/030/8/d/desert_attack_by_vshen-d5t9vwv.jpg)

A crimson-maned mageera attacks you!

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/213/9/1/desert_by_okai418-d59ddsb.jpg) (http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/213/9/1/desert_by_okai418-d59ddsb.jpg)

Oh yeah and I had this character portrait done. I think it represents your typical Zalanthan woman.

yes, ferchrissakes, I'm joking.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on August 30, 2013, 05:25:53 AM
I loved that dump, the ending was a "legit lol" :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on August 30, 2013, 02:59:48 PM
That mangy fur-clad halfbreed is awesome. Thanks for that.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on August 31, 2013, 03:48:14 AM
She magickly keeps from suburnning and or tanning. Amazing pale skinned woman.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ShaLeah on August 31, 2013, 01:23:01 PM
She magickly keeps from suburnning and or tanning. Amazing pale skinned woman.

Duh, super sekrit magicker hiding in the wastes.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on August 31, 2013, 05:33:58 PM
She magickly keeps from suburnning and or tanning. Amazing pale skinned woman.

Duh, super sekrit magicker hiding in the wastes.

Small chested scantly clad woman begins chanting:

" Suk mon Beg Melk Teates"

The small chested scantly clad woman's breasts swell ten times their normal size and bob, bounce, with unwordly lightness as then don't sag.

The BABOOM-sized chested scantly clad woman says in tribal accent, calling out:
"Milk is back on the menu, Boys!"
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on August 31, 2013, 07:15:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg87-uwIy54

I'll see you at the Erdlu races.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BleakOne on August 31, 2013, 08:31:25 PM
Some of my characters have had only erdlu as mounts. Erdlu are fun, despite their downsides.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Quell on September 01, 2013, 01:39:51 AM
Some of my characters have had only erdlu as mounts. Erdlu are fun, despite their downsides.

Erdlu are my favorite! It's been so long since I've had a character with one though.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barzalene on September 01, 2013, 06:57:11 AM
In twelve years I've had one erdlu. One.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on September 01, 2013, 08:56:14 AM
Same, but in four years.  Though that might change.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on September 01, 2013, 01:25:49 PM
Erdlu are highly underrrated. Despite their lack of uninterrupted long-distance travel. Their speed is fantastic. And since so few people use them, it's usually pretty easy to keep your mount straight without having to title it, even when out in a group.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on September 01, 2013, 08:23:51 PM
Erdlu are highly underrrated. Despite their lack of uninterrupted long-distance travel. Their speed is fantastic. And since so few people use them, it's usually pretty easy to keep your mount straight without having to title it, even when out in a group.

Poor erdlu doesn't get a name.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AmandaGreathouse on September 01, 2013, 11:23:14 PM
I actually often title mine 'erdly' because for some reason, when I'm using an erdlu, I seem to typo 'erdly' a lot and it helps with that. That's a bit sad, tho.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fredd on September 02, 2013, 12:48:27 AM
Tuluk = Starks.

They'll come around in the end.

I don't understand how this is true. You don't seem to understand the definition of the word you used. I would say 'Nak is that. Can't say much more because it would fall into the realm of ICly info which is absolutely not a thing to do here.

Well, like in Song of Ice and Fire the Starks are always getting fucked over. But we all know in the end GRRM is finally going to grow a heart and have Jon Snow and Arya win everything.

No, Tuluk is france. They will survive but...There france.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nehoc on September 02, 2013, 10:11:32 PM
you ride through the scrub forest...

your mount falls violently under you and you plumet through a waterfall of sand...

you come to your senses laying in a pile of soft dirt, the area is shaded and cool with roots bulging everywhever and walls of dirt rising high up into the sky on either side of this narrow corridor...

hordes fo kryl begin crawling out of the earth's soily bosom all around you

http://youtu.be/DTWYQhTT388 (http://youtu.be/DTWYQhTT388)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on September 07, 2013, 01:34:05 AM
Anakore (ignore that it's under water)

http://vimeo.com/28280553
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on September 07, 2013, 03:26:17 AM
Anakore aren't insects though.

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/222/e/0/Anakore_by_BenWootten.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 07, 2013, 01:24:01 PM
Antlion or Ankhead would be the beasties you are looking for.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on September 09, 2013, 01:51:00 AM
Dujat

(http://sdcga.com/~kodisoa/Tremors_3__2-Graboid_eats_Burt.jpg)

(http://www.horror.cz/promo/articles/1480-3.jpg)

Scrab

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m28vtkePfC1r9yoebo1_500.jpg)

Tarantula

(http://th05.deviantart.net/fs32/300W/i/2008/220/0/f/Starship_Troopers___Bug_War_by_Huey61.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on September 15, 2013, 07:22:30 PM
Incoming dump!

(http://i.imgur.com/GYVvaUk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oPziQw1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/l1F3Omq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tgYLDz1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0xlUJG1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/69JpvL8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rEkyzbx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jzCYpNK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wSL0qH1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on September 17, 2013, 06:16:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5C6NvX6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PDS8mXG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KLJKYAo.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BleakOne on September 17, 2013, 07:58:37 AM
One of those guys has waaaay too little cloth in in his loincloth.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barzalene on September 17, 2013, 08:50:09 AM
Those are awesome!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on September 23, 2013, 01:15:02 PM
Hot off the approval request list!  I did these sort of as a pair, for purposes of egalitarianism. ;) (Quis amplexiet ipsos arbor amplexes?)

The Dragon's Gate

(http://www.techmeister.net/steve/ImageHost/TheDragonsGate.png)


The Harzen Gates

(http://www.techmeister.net/steve/ImageHost/GolKrathu.png)


(Yes, I realize the Harzen Gates should be turned 90 degrees from the wall, but I didn't think it would look as cool.)


Also hot off said list is a character portrait that I posted in the -appropriate thread- (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,28929.msg778205.html#msg778205).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on September 23, 2013, 01:25:04 PM
stupid imgur and somebody deleting the pictures I linked :(

(cool renderings, jdm!)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on September 23, 2013, 01:51:02 PM
Hot off the approval request list!  I did these sort of as a pair, for purposes of egalitarianism. ;) (Quis amplexiet ipsos arbor amplexes?)

The Dragon's Gate

(http://www.techmeister.net/steve/ImageHost/TheDragonsGate.png)


The Harzen Gates

(http://www.techmeister.net/steve/ImageHost/GolKrathu.png)


(Yes, I realize the Harzen Gates should be turned 90 degrees from the wall, but I didn't think it would look as cool.)


Also hot off said list is a character portrait that I posted in the -appropriate thread- (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,28929.msg778205.html#msg778205).

These are great. I love the Dragon's Gate one, totally how I imagine it in my mind!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on September 23, 2013, 02:09:54 PM
Hot off the approval request list!  I did these sort of as a pair, for purposes of egalitarianism. ;) (Quis amplexiet ipsos arbor amplexes?)

(Yes, I realize the Harzen Gates should be turned 90 degrees from the wall, but I didn't think it would look as cool.)


Also hot off said list is a character portrait that I posted in the -appropriate thread- (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,28929.msg778205.html#msg778205).

These are fucking awesome man... Really well done, do more!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barzalene on September 23, 2013, 02:24:04 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: manonfire on September 23, 2013, 02:27:05 PM
wtb more james de $$$ arm pictures, pst
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on September 23, 2013, 05:23:50 PM
Awesome job dude!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on September 23, 2013, 06:11:50 PM
Really nice job.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on September 23, 2013, 08:17:31 PM
SO GOOD, JdM.  Those are actually exactly like I pictured them in my head, especially Tuluk.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rhyden on September 25, 2013, 11:08:35 AM
SO GOOD, JdM.  Those are actually exactly like I pictured them in my head, especially Tuluk.

Spot on. Well done, James.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on October 01, 2013, 01:44:49 AM
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/191t5r8wkyaf5jpg/ku-bigpic.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on October 01, 2013, 02:09:36 AM
I'd like to see one of those try and subdue a fullgrown man. Here's my weezers.

(http://i.imgur.com/vXOMlTA.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on October 01, 2013, 03:23:50 AM
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/191t5r8wkyaf5jpg/ku-bigpic.jpg)
What the fuck is that?!?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on October 01, 2013, 04:11:08 AM
Asian Giant Hornet. I believe those are queens.

Also, they are venomous and are killing people in China.






And they've been spotted in the States.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BleakOne on October 01, 2013, 04:28:29 AM
Now -that's- a nasty looking bug.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on October 01, 2013, 04:30:56 AM
They are probably like Killer Bees in terms of killing people. It only happens because so many swarm at you at one time it causes a massive histamine response that kills you.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: manipura on October 01, 2013, 09:34:57 AM
They are probably like Killer Bees in terms of killing people. It only happens because so many swarm at you at one time it causes a massive histamine response that kills you.

I saw a National Geographic thing (or something similar) about those hornets.  If I recall correctly that's not really how they attack, swarming in massive amounts like Africanized honey bees, I mean.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on October 01, 2013, 11:43:34 AM
Right I read up a bit more on these because I'm fascinated by wildlife in general. They only seem to swarm if something invades their hive or if they are invading a honeybee hive. What the deal is with hornets though if I remember correctly, unlike honeybees, any member of the wasp family which hornets are part of can sting multiple times its not like the honeybees where when they sting the stinger pulls out and kills them in the process. Their stinger stays in tact and they are able to sting multiple times. What I read is that because of their size the poison injected is of a higher dosage than most other wasps or honeybees. Also from what I read is people that are allergic to honeybees and wasps could die from one sting. Suggestions for people that are not allergic is if you are stung more than ten times to seek medical attention and if you are stung more than thirty times to get to a hospital or emergency medical facility. Always a good idea to take a benedryl or some other anti-histamine when stung by any bee or wasp as its USUALLY the histamine reaction that will kill you.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on October 02, 2013, 02:05:46 AM
Asian giant hornets actually shoot their venom, which is acidic, iirc.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 13, 2013, 11:27:47 AM
The Silt Sea:


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b75_1378656230 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b75_1378656230)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on October 13, 2013, 11:40:02 AM
The Silt Sea:


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b75_1378656230 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b75_1378656230)

Now that's extreme silt hunting.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on October 13, 2013, 02:11:55 PM
At first I thought he was wearing a hazmat suit and a respirator, and everything was cool. And then I realized he was wearing scuba gear and I thought, "This idiot is going to die."

A snorkel? WELCOME TO ARMAGEDDON
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on October 13, 2013, 02:16:44 PM
The Silt Sea:


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b75_1378656230 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b75_1378656230)

Where is that sea?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on October 13, 2013, 04:54:22 PM
At first I thought he was wearing a hazmat suit and a respirator, and everything was cool. And then I realized he was wearing scuba gear and I thought, "This idiot is going to die."

A snorkel? WELCOME TO ARMAGEDDON

No it wasn't a snorkel it was indeed a scuba outfit. Didn't you notice the oxygen tank he/she was lugging around on his back?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 13, 2013, 06:25:41 PM
The Silt Sea:


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b75_1378656230 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b75_1378656230)

Where is that sea?

I'm not sure. But it's actually layers of ash from a volcanic eruption atop the ocean/sea waves. It floats for quite some time atop water.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on October 13, 2013, 06:27:47 PM
Nahuel Huapi lake, Argentina.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on October 13, 2013, 06:35:45 PM
Here's another video of better quality - it doesn't look quite as silt-seaish, but it's still cool!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfcuwWiW4yA
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on October 13, 2013, 10:05:36 PM
Now that's cool... It would look like the silt sea I'm sure if it didn't zoom out and show the actual ocean.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on October 13, 2013, 10:38:05 PM
At first I thought he was wearing a hazmat suit and a respirator, and everything was cool. And then I realized he was wearing scuba gear and I thought, "This idiot is going to die."

A snorkel? WELCOME TO ARMAGEDDON

No it wasn't a snorkel it was indeed a scuba outfit. Didn't you notice the oxygen tank he/she was lugging around on his back?

A snorkel is a standard piece of scuba equipment, and it was what said person was adjusting just before s/he went under the surface.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on October 15, 2013, 10:30:56 AM
(http://i6.minus.com/jsAVBL4QLcLDJ.png)

I want to play this Half-Giant. I imagine him as a petty thug and enforcer for hire in the 'rinth. If you want someone smacked call ol' Whiskers with his chipped bone whacker!

I know Zalanthan Half-Giants have round ears. It's a minor detail for an otherwise excellent drawing!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on October 15, 2013, 12:39:58 PM
(http://i6.minus.com/jsAVBL4QLcLDJ.png)

I want to play this Half-Giant. I imagine him as a petty thug and enforcer for hire in the 'rinth. If you want someone smacked call ol' Whiskers with his chipped bone whacker!

I know Zalanthan Half-Giants have round ears. It's a minor detail for an otherwise excellent drawing!

What is that? Half giant and half ogre? Half giant and half troll? Wait no trolls on Zalanthas... No its got pointy ears so half giant and half elf.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Narf on October 15, 2013, 12:49:03 PM

I want to play this Half-Giant. I imagine him as a petty thug and enforcer for hire in the 'rinth. If you want someone smacked call ol' Whiskers with his chipped bone whacker!

I know Zalanthan Half-Giants have round ears. It's a minor detail for an otherwise excellent drawing!

What is that? Half giant and half ogre? Half giant and half troll? Wait no trolls on Zalanthas... No its got pointy ears so half giant and half elf.

Given the button up shirt, tusks and lamp post I'd say it's almost certainly a Shadowrun Troll.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Qzzrbl on October 15, 2013, 06:07:42 PM
Half-giant mutant.

Deal with it.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Timetwister on October 16, 2013, 05:45:17 PM
http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/athas-revisited/wikis/ul-athra
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Timetwister on October 16, 2013, 05:46:16 PM
Doh. Trying to figure this stuff out. I googled silt sea and found this.

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/45752/45.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 16, 2013, 05:49:04 PM
That's a silt horror. Very nasty.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: DANCE COMMANDER on October 16, 2013, 05:54:13 PM
That's not just -a- silt horror, that's -the- silt horror.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Molten Heart on October 16, 2013, 07:35:26 PM
That's what silt-horror steaks look like before you cook them.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Qzzrbl on October 17, 2013, 03:06:47 AM
I like how that one dude's just standing there with his back turned all "like I give a fuck".
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kronibas on October 17, 2013, 03:14:54 AM
I like how that one dude's just standing there with his back turned all "like I give a fuck".

Maxed mul warrior yawns, gets ready for ranger to fuck up another horror corpse skinning attempt.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on October 18, 2013, 02:32:25 PM
Epic pic.

Can you even imagine? I mean really, can YOU imagine seeing that rise up out of the silt to get you?

Visuals like that make me really want to play realistically scared the next time I see one of those in game, which after seeing that picture, is going to be as rare as I can make it.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: i can haz mantis on October 21, 2013, 01:37:47 AM
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/191t5r8wkyaf5jpg/ku-bigpic.jpg)

NOPE.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on October 24, 2013, 11:19:53 PM
Kryl?

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/7314deafc7032d202f4cf2bc969bf390/tumblr_mv015yYAPz1s0c2o9o1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 24, 2013, 11:38:18 PM
Silt Louse.

For sure.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on October 25, 2013, 12:46:51 AM
Kryl?

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/7314deafc7032d202f4cf2bc969bf390/tumblr_mv015yYAPz1s0c2o9o1_400.gif)

WAY too small for a kryl.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on October 25, 2013, 03:41:16 AM
I can't unsee that.  I was happier when I didn't know what horseshoe crabs looked like underneath.   :-[
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 25, 2013, 03:56:51 AM
Apparently they're a closer relative to spiders and other arachnids than crustaceans.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on October 25, 2013, 07:47:50 AM
I can't unsee that.  I was happier when I didn't know what horseshoe crabs looked like underneath.   :-[
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: manonfire on October 25, 2013, 08:31:57 AM
Kryl.

(http://collider.com/wp-content/image-base/Movies/A/Alien/alien_xenomorph_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nyr on October 25, 2013, 09:24:20 AM
Kryl.

(http://collider.com/wp-content/image-base/Movies/A/Alien/alien_xenomorph_02.jpg)

Basically, you're saying that someone DID try to nuke the site from orbit as it was probably the only way to be sure, but they aimed poorly and landed a nuke in Tyn Dashra.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: evilcabbage on October 25, 2013, 03:00:07 PM
..... Some of that shit is horrifying.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: manonfire on October 26, 2013, 11:43:47 AM
I image-searched Dark Sun for the hell of it this morning.


(http://i.imgur.com/wGPsHma.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jP5woVv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BGOcv5U.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Noqaaw5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3ghBHGL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bTTegrK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZGMwURe.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rathustra on October 28, 2013, 03:13:57 PM
They say the world was green once...
(http://i.imgur.com/zlApLB9.jpg)
That water rushed through the gorges - or fell from the sky...
(http://i.imgur.com/4S6kc5O.jpg)
That you couldn't see the end of the grasses, that the air was cool as it ran across the plains...
(http://i.imgur.com/tnEeBxB.jpg)
Me? Naw, it's all kank-shit. Tales for chilluns'. Dust is all there is and all there's ever'll be.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on November 08, 2013, 10:16:19 AM
Mini gypsy wagon.

(https://fbcdn-photos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1395933_591693054200516_640395579_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: evilcabbage on November 08, 2013, 05:13:24 PM
Mini gypsy wagon.

(https://fbcdn-photos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1395933_591693054200516_640395579_n.jpg)

Where's the burned wood and canvas and the lava dripping all over it *snicker*?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Fujikoma on November 09, 2013, 12:28:41 AM
Mini gypsy wagon.

(https://fbcdn-photos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1395933_591693054200516_640395579_n.jpg)

Perhaps my memory is frazzled, but it seems to me it looks like one of those wagons out of Fable 2
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on November 09, 2013, 08:23:47 AM
it does.
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Post by: MeTekillot on November 09, 2013, 11:52:55 PM
fable 2 was better than fable 3.
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Post by: i can haz mantis on November 12, 2013, 09:33:34 AM
The middle two remind me of a certain IG clan.

(http://i0.wp.com/www.geeksaresexy.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Blizzcon-2013-Martin-Wong-11.jpg?fit=960%2C9999)
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Post by: evilcabbage on November 12, 2013, 10:03:47 AM
..... Kadius???
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Post by: James de Monet on November 12, 2013, 11:31:05 AM
Blizzcon. Good times,
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Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on November 12, 2013, 03:53:37 PM
Tor, TOR!
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Post by: LauraMars on November 22, 2013, 09:27:02 PM
(http://fengzhudesign.com/blog/fzd_duneDC69_01b.jpg)

Dune concept art (http://fengzhudesign.blogspot.ca/2013/11/design-cinema-episode-69.html)...but let's pretend it's an Elkrosian and some salt worms. :D
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Post by: greasygemo on December 03, 2013, 12:24:25 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UG6uegGwpeM/UpYEdU76zNI/AAAAAAAAU7A/DRkUCL5K6A4/s1600/WTF+retro+%252824%2529.jpg)

Code: [Select]
The short, rangy ranger is here.
- He is carrying the body of a large tandu.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: perfecto on December 03, 2013, 05:11:58 AM
(http://fengzhudesign.com/blog/fzd_duneDC69_01b.jpg)

Dune concept art (http://fengzhudesign.blogspot.ca/2013/11/design-cinema-episode-69.html)...but let's pretend it's an Elkrosian and some salt worms. :D

Dear god please no!!   Those can only be from Tek's uber private secret salt worm collection, only released when the Known needs shifting and the Dragons are too busy!


(eyes widening) NEW HRPT IDEA!!!!
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Post by: Barsook on December 03, 2013, 05:50:45 AM
Oh, god.  That is a awesome HRPT idea.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on December 03, 2013, 04:27:04 PM
I always imagined Dune worms as Dujat, not salt worms....

I also always imagined jozhal to be raptor hatchlings and gurth to be bahamet hatchlings.

It would make so much sense I wonder if I just let out IC info without even knowing it.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Potaje on December 03, 2013, 06:01:03 PM
I always imagined Dune worms as Dujat, not salt worms....

I also always imagined jozhal to be raptor hatchlings and gurth to be bahamet hatchlings.

It would make so much sense I wonder if I just let out IC info without even knowing it.

I've thought that as well, however in both cases they are neither near the adults to be -hatchlings- nor do the adults seem to be on any migratory breeding script to indicate that they lay their eggs or birth their young in those other locations. And in fact one of those beasts resided in another place as well and is even further from their -parental source- if that were the case. However they could certainly be the off shoots of the genius perhaps.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ClanAlt123 on December 03, 2013, 06:05:54 PM
I always imagined Dune worms as Dujat, not salt worms....

I also always imagined jozhal to be raptor hatchlings and gurth to be bahamet hatchlings.

It would make so much sense I wonder if I just let out IC info without even knowing it.

I've thought that as well, however in both cases they are neither near the adults to be -hatchlings- nor do the adults seem to be on any migratory breeding script to indicate that they lay their eggs or birth their young in those other locations. And in fact one of those beasts resided in another place as well and is even further from their -parental source- if that were the case. However they could certainly be the off shoots of the genius perhaps.

its all virtual huehuehue
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Post by: Iiyola on December 03, 2013, 09:26:40 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/11184403904_8341ae09de_o.jpg)
This is actually called 'Badlands', a National Park in South Dakota.
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Post by: perfecto on December 05, 2013, 04:53:20 PM
That park needs more roller coasters...
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Post by: Harmless on December 17, 2013, 08:19:06 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2uekz9f.jpg)

Kind of like certain resting spots out in the wastes, and a nice background too.
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Post by: Ourla on December 19, 2013, 08:07:03 PM
Wow, that's gorgeous. Do you know who painted it or what it's originally from?
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Post by: HavokBlue on December 19, 2013, 08:26:51 PM
I think it's called Canyon Cave by Roger Dean, done as cover art for a Yes album.
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Post by: Rathustra on December 21, 2013, 05:29:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/TRmADG9.jpg)

The wastiest wastes that ever wasted.
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Post by: Lizzie on December 21, 2013, 09:03:46 AM
I think it's called Canyon Cave by Roger Dean, done as cover art for a Yes album.

It is, and it is. The Union Album. Dean is one of my favorite artists. And so is Yes :)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Great_Sand_Dunes_NP_1.JPG)

Canyon of Wastes leading toward the western mountains
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Post by: Iiyola on January 13, 2014, 12:45:05 AM
The Abi'li Pah and it's mesa's

(http://ppcdn.500px.org/57465096/b6bf735915d43a6d9b7b994ee20be4bd1dd9e89a/2048.jpg)
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Post by: Harmless on January 15, 2014, 11:55:55 AM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/01/15/article-2539704-1AACBB1900000578-168_634x421.jpg)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2539704/The-worlds-ineligible-bachelor-Iranian-wash-60-years-smokes-animal-faeces-whip-mean-decomposed-porcupine.html

Iranian grebber smokes poop, hasn't bathed in 60 years, lives in a desert, enjoys rotten porcupine.

Edited to add: The story in the link above is amazing.
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Post by: Qzzrbl on January 16, 2014, 05:53:31 AM
Stuff about a thousand of him in a slum and replace the idea of "being clean will make me sick" with "i dont even know how to not dirty" and you've got yourself a 'Rinther.
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Post by: Desertman on January 16, 2014, 04:50:58 PM
Chitin Bow:
(http://public.bn1304.livefilestore.com/y2pd_hO5oDiFdCWyOazxsF6qiA2HqsFc47dq5nwIdgNNNWrYQY_hiAbCMDX-34QvLHBF3Avsirm55Y7Dm7weV8vzYXwI4dKvmg8U-uUsGN2O08/composite-bow.png?rdrts=64531514)

Wood and Leather Vest:
(http://p2.la-img.com/368/19811/6824880_1_l.jpg)

Wood and Sandcloth Vest:
(http://antiquehelper.rfcsystems.com/Full/896/98896.jpg)

An Obsidian/Stone-Studded Sandcloth Vest:
(http://eriksedge.com/pics/INDO457%20-%20Toraja%20Armor/INDO457.jpg)

Bone Shield and Raptor Tooth Axe/Hatchet?:
(http://previewcf.turbosquid.com/Preview/2013/10/11__13_32_45/text_bone_Axe_shield.jpgd12f4780-2c6c-4b46-bc53-a6ecb0a221d6Large.jpg)

A bone tomahawk:
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs12/i/2006/313/e/0/bone_axe_by_Tastycake.jpg)

Chitin Gauntlets:
(http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130214014832/elderscrolls/images/4/45/Chitin_Bracers_DB.png)


Chitin Breastplate:

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130214020229/elderscrolls/images/a/af/Chitin_Heavy_Armor_DB.png)



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Post by: James de Monet on January 16, 2014, 07:22:00 PM
DO WANT
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Post by: James de Monet on January 16, 2014, 07:27:00 PM
I wish I had some of that stuff when I made the trailer.

I did actually make some wood arm guards which you can see on the legionnaires if you look closely.  I also made some obsidian-headed arrows, but I never filmed the scene they were intended for.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: negativespace on January 22, 2014, 05:03:36 PM
Some art from the Panzer Dragoon games. There's a lovely desolate feeling to lots of it. I can't really specify what could represent what though, but some of it could be Zalanthas-y. They certainly feel dusty at least. Big image dump 'ere.

(http://art.thewilloftheancients.com/pd1/images/PD1_END2.jpg)

(http://art.thewilloftheancients.com/pd2/images/pd2_courea.jpg)

(http://art.thewilloftheancients.com/pd2/images/pd2_shujinko.jpg)

(http://art.thewilloftheancients.com/pd3/characters/images/pd3_gash_steed1.jpg)

(http://art.thewilloftheancients.com/pd3/characters/images/pd3_proto_unknown01.jpg)

(http://art.thewilloftheancients.com/pd3/characters/images/pd3_rau.jpg)

(http://art.thewilloftheancients.com/pd3/world/images/pd3_area02.jpg)

(http://art.thewilloftheancients.com/pd_orta/iva_story/images/iva_story_12.jpg)

More at this site: http://art.thewilloftheancients.com/index-2.html

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on January 23, 2014, 11:11:50 AM

(http://s.cghub.com/files/Image/071001-072000/71873/981_max.jpg)

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Post by: Harmless on January 30, 2014, 05:46:44 PM
Quote

Templar statue gone from the 'Rinth!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/51bd54e16d97c1a9eb12218967987ef9/tumblr_mzhbezKAGU1r03eaxo1_r1_400.gif)

Title: Mudsex in Zalanthas
Post by: Harmless on February 01, 2014, 06:13:26 PM
THIS IS TOO AMAZING NOT TO WATCH, behold the Omwand mating dance, AKA...

Mudsex in Zalanthas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukfzRW9tuHg), complete with OOC spectator!!!
Title: Re: Mudsex in Zalanthas
Post by: tiptoe on February 01, 2014, 06:55:24 PM
THIS IS TOO AMAZING NOT TO WATCH, behold the Omwand mating dance, AKA...

Mudsex in Zalanthas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukfzRW9tuHg), complete with OOC spectator!!!

The commentary creeps me out.
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Post by: FantasyWriter on February 01, 2014, 10:57:26 PM
This site has some awesome gear for sell, some of which could very well be straight out of Zalanthas sans metal.
http://www.verillas.com/ (http://www.verillas.com/)

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Post by: HavokBlue on February 01, 2014, 11:22:21 PM
Wow, thanks for the link, there's actually some really cool pieces on there.
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Post by: FantasyWriter on February 02, 2014, 02:24:36 AM
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/245/images/1225/maskbrown02__85322.1383693496.380.380.jpg) (http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/162/images/797/053_jkt_back__10933.1381333989.1280.1280.jpg) (http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/162/images/799/053_jkt__16480.1381333991.1280.1280.jpg) (http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/242/images/1207/1__30896.1383622803.1280.1280.jpg)
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/82/images/306/Hunter2__52687.1366702309.380.380.jpg) (http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/250/images/1251/PLC13_2__41978.1383763294.1280.1280.jpg) (http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/250/images/1249/PLC13_3__89015.1383763293.1280.1280.jpg) (http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/322/images/1469/1__50386.1385750294.1280.1280.jpg) (http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/139/images/696/very_big_091_086__38045.1380637954.1280.1280.jpg) (http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/112/images/541/129_380_02__96788.1377935155.1280.1280.jpg)
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Post by: slvrmoontiger on February 02, 2014, 02:08:57 PM
I like this visualization.
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Post by: tiptoe on February 03, 2014, 04:18:36 AM
Those weird chest-pocket things. This is what they look like, kind of.
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/148/images/742/S1__30699.1380848751.1280.1280.jpg)

Pouched belts (though honestly I always think of them like fanny packs).
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server5100/7seon/products/322/images/1469/1__50386.1385750294.1280.1280.jpg)

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Post by: Delirium on February 03, 2014, 06:49:31 PM
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/009/b/a/invictus_by_tituslunter-d5qxkxb.jpg) (http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/009/b/a/invictus_by_tituslunter-d5qxkxb.jpg)

Come to the sunny lands of Tyn Dashra. It's always warm.

(click for larger resolution)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on February 04, 2014, 01:37:06 PM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1796568_443098929152102_790329740_n.jpg)
Naki Noble wear?
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Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 04, 2014, 04:51:37 PM
Those are hot.
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Post by: BleakOne on February 04, 2014, 06:03:39 PM
Perfect for stepping on undesirables.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on February 05, 2014, 11:16:11 AM
A gurth without a shell?

(http://i.imgur.com/wKxzaxN.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on February 05, 2014, 11:29:56 AM
Awwww, so cute... Gurth are really so cute and adorable this would be a lot like a gurth without a shell.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nyr on February 06, 2014, 03:08:52 PM
an interesting headdress concept presented by Grey Area, dropped in here as a teaser:

(http://i.imgur.com/0ZiEZD1.jpg)
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Post by: Barsook on February 06, 2014, 03:12:01 PM
A recent one, eh?  Sweet.  How is Grey Area any ways?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on February 07, 2014, 05:48:04 PM
Oooh. Incoming Tuluk templar uniform?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Chettaman on February 14, 2014, 08:51:00 AM
Salt flats
(http://www.brendansadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_0946.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on February 14, 2014, 02:44:25 PM
Anakore...

(http://cdn.mos.totalfilm.com/images/c/concept-art-for-sam-raimi-s-the-lizard-revealed-online-124643-01-470-75.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BleakOne on February 14, 2014, 05:41:21 PM
Salt flats
(http://www.brendansadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_0946.jpg)

And yet we still can't find any Krathdamn salt.  :P
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Post by: Barsook on February 14, 2014, 05:42:14 PM
And in multiple forms and colors.
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Post by: Rathustra on February 16, 2014, 01:29:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/X7lsZet.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Wish on February 16, 2014, 01:32:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/X7lsZet.jpg)

Duuuuuuuude.
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Post by: Refugee on February 16, 2014, 02:41:51 PM
Very cool!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ShaLeah on February 16, 2014, 02:45:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/X7lsZet.jpg)

Duuuuuuuude.

Head, head, head, head!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Voular on February 16, 2014, 05:51:21 PM
Looked through a Boris Vallejo gallery. This shit is always so god damn inspiring..

(http://vallejo.ural.net/1975/004s.jpg)
When a magicker interupts your mudsex?

There's a ton more over at http://vallejo.ural.net/ -- I'd post some more but many of them have rather nude females in them. And I don't wanna make this thread NSFW. I'd rather imagine all of Zalanthalas like this, and seems a lot of Dark Sun material is drawn in that loincloth style as well. I think the whole "heavy armor/abas/cloaks" culture IG comes from player's need for loots. But that's for another thread. Enjoy some Vallejo!

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on February 17, 2014, 08:56:25 AM
I dunno about the lack of clothes, and I'm one player that NEVER puts on a ton of items, and regularly takes off their armor if applicable.

In truth, if you Google image search gypsies, the images without belly dancers or obese white guys with huge bellies are how I imagine people dress.


(http://static1.demotix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/a_scale_large/400-6/photos/1283560225-gypsies-in-romania_427886.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Voular on February 17, 2014, 02:28:44 PM
I've lived near gypsies, know a few - met a bunch. They're very ecclectic, fashionable, and often dress as if inspired by Kramer from Seinfield and any fashionable french person you ever saw in the past fifty years. It's some sort of super thrift shop meets dirty tribal thing, with a lot of headwear.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on February 17, 2014, 05:05:29 PM
You're lucky you live near neat gypsies. Ours just live in trailers and have big fat gypsy weddings. ;)

But - anyway. I just meant I see people in a desert, with whipping wind that scalds and scours more likely to wear clothes!

Though, I'm tempted to make a Zalanthan woman akin to the lady in the episode Major Boobage of South Park. ;)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on February 21, 2014, 10:31:15 PM
Looks very much like a piece of Kadian furniture. ;)
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1897714_452226988239296_905946983_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on February 22, 2014, 06:34:00 AM
Totally aimed at the Hippy Northern market FantasyWriter!

Here is a proper Kadius bed for the Southern market:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwx78o3Mu91qawhg6o1_500.jpg)
p.s. Dead body of your enemy hidden underneath supplied separately.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on February 22, 2014, 08:35:37 AM
That one is f-ing awesome!
Southern Kadian: You suck until you have a southern bed IG to outmatch the northern one!  :-*
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on February 24, 2014, 12:37:40 PM
Perhaps.... somewhere in the Known....

http://vimeo.com/52656500

(love the music to get into the Arm mood though)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on February 24, 2014, 12:41:11 PM
Dwarfen focus right there.  Do some art like that.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on February 24, 2014, 11:04:34 PM
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/351/c/3/the_ashlands_by_preciteran-d6wmxwf.jpg) (http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/351/c/3/the_ashlands_by_preciteran-d6wmxwf.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on February 26, 2014, 10:14:14 PM
(http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-06/art/gwn-concept-desert-knight.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PnNpsz1sSm4/TZviBjq-jAI/AAAAAAAAAc8/whgKJ6D-Qyw/s1600/Desert_knight_color_01.jpg)

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/351/d/4/desert_knight_by_tghermit-d5obnz2.jpg)
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Post by: Iiyola on February 26, 2014, 10:58:25 PM
Some noble... somewhere. This pic's over 100 years old btw

(http://i.imgur.com/MLwSWVg.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on February 26, 2014, 11:58:37 PM
The PICTURE is over a 100 years old?

What the hell? That's a lot of clarity for a photo from before 1914.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on February 27, 2014, 12:03:19 AM
I call shenanigans. Or misunderstandings. This is a photo from 1914:

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRvJvjzUjvzct8ijTFzGOqwxJTfpe4oQqPrUs3o1cUR2wxm74Up)
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Post by: BadSkeelz on February 27, 2014, 12:15:58 AM
Check out this guy. The picture, and the color, is legit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prokudin-Gorski

Edit: you can see our bearded, nut-scratching blue robe templar down at the bottom of the page.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on February 27, 2014, 12:19:05 AM
Now I am fucking impressed. And love that he did a print of Leo Tolstoy. Awesome.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on February 27, 2014, 12:54:27 AM
That is astounding - why the hell did it take so long for this quality of photo to become common place?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on February 27, 2014, 01:21:11 AM
NEVER DOUBT ME AGAIN :P
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on February 27, 2014, 01:30:52 AM
I'm not sure if technically you can say the picture is 100 years old, since it has been heavily photoshopped. The original picture may be 100 years old, but the photoshopping is not.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on February 27, 2014, 01:32:03 AM
No, it's not photoshopped. Check the wiki link Badskeelz posted.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FreeRangeVestric on February 27, 2014, 01:47:30 AM
That is truly, truly amazing. I can't believe I've never heard of anything like that before.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on February 27, 2014, 01:57:54 AM
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Prokudin-Gorskii

Further works from the man - really astounding stuff considering the age and the general state of photography at the time. I'm really perplexed about why this method of photography was not more widely spread. Compared to photos of the time, these are ... I'm not even sure what to draw as comparison. Da Vinci to caveman drawings?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on February 27, 2014, 02:01:58 AM
Hey look! Arabeti!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bf/Man_sitting_and_holding_a_hookah.jpg/608px-Man_sitting_and_holding_a_hookah.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b8/Gorskii_04412u.jpg/717px-Gorskii_04412u.jpg)

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on February 27, 2014, 10:24:57 AM
(http://kabegami.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/oZwFVQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on February 27, 2014, 01:55:41 PM
No, it's not photoshopped. Check the wiki link Badskeelz posted.

Actually, that version was photoshopped, in 2004, for a federal exhibit. It does use the same negatives to produce the color that the original version did, however.

Here is he original.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e3/Rgb-compose-Alim_Khan.jpg/800px-Rgb-compose-Alim_Khan.jpg)

The reason this probably wasn't done more is that it would have been incredibly difficult, required special equipment with moving parts to take the photo, and special equipment for them to even view it.

Photographs back then took longer than they do now. And getting three without the subject moving would be an exercise in aggravation.  According to that article, most of them do show signs of movement, but they were digitally removed for the exhibit (as above).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on February 28, 2014, 04:13:20 PM
Some more information regarding this photography stuff http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1z6kmj/friday_freeforall_february_28_2014/cfr06ny
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on February 28, 2014, 04:23:06 PM
Nothing actually in game I can think of that relates, but it still feels very Zalanthan to me:

(http://digital-art-gallery.com/oid/2/910x603_1319_Desert_Travel_2d_fantasy_travel_creature_picture_image_digital_art.jpg)

Southwest of Allanak, looking north past the city in the distance:

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs7/i/2005/220/1/7/Environment__DUNE_by_I_NetGraFX.jpg)

Applicable to somewhere, maybe the mul outpost or a corner of Luir's? Still very Zalanthan feeling:

(http://cdn2.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/BlackDesert_Artwork-4.jpg)

All of those super-high-agility fresh out of character generation child PC's wrecking my 30 day assassins in sparring:

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2009/363/2/5/Dune__St__Alia_of_the_Knife_by_CarlosNCT.jpg)



The Glorious Highlord Tektolnes: (Just joking, but uhh, seriously...Muk, get bent son.)

(http://www.wallpaperfo.com/thumbnails/detail/20121009/monsters%20carnage%20god%20fantasy%20art%20artwork%201920x1200%20wallpaper_www.wallpaperfo.com_61.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BleakOne on February 28, 2014, 04:33:01 PM
That last one is Globbuluk's retirement plan.  :P
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on February 28, 2014, 04:37:28 PM
That last one is fantastic.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on February 28, 2014, 05:04:41 PM
I love that last one.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on February 28, 2014, 10:43:03 PM
The last one links to Malware, according to avast.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on March 03, 2014, 01:40:17 PM
The last one links to Malware, according to avast.

That seems like a typical Tektolnes thing to do. Fitting.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on March 03, 2014, 03:59:01 PM
Everyone who was at Tyn Dashra knows what I'm talking about...

(http://athasrevolution.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/chaos-of-battle1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on March 03, 2014, 04:42:29 PM
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/016/1/6797684/il_570xN.458096494_9x5m.jpg)

(http://community.fortunecity.ws/rivendell/huma/1108/darksun/caravan.jpg)

(http://i54.tinypic.com/s42dkg.png)

(http://lomion.de/cmm/img/braxat.gif)

(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad257/friarzero/Dark%20Sun/AthasianSorcererBattle.png)

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130511180913/darksun/images/8/85/Gianhalf.gif)

(http://darksun.wdfiles.com/local--files/half-giants/15.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Scarecrow on March 04, 2014, 05:30:08 AM
Everyone who was at Tyn Dashra knows what I'm talking about...

(http://athasrevolution.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/chaos-of-battle1.jpg)

Haha, awesome.  ;D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on March 04, 2014, 09:10:39 PM
Balista.... mounted.... inix. I so want to see this in game.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on March 05, 2014, 03:01:00 AM
Armor and weapons time! Some of these might be reposts so I apologize in advance.

(http://i.imgur.com/G0qezyx.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/tMU6T4L.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/GB5LwSU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wgpZp0j.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/lWwiOT4.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/YOqhbU9.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/xJBdfse.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/n3ZEMYW.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/jYXmA6t.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JPtMWlp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kk1X5B5.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/X4kiztV.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/9Q6LXJL.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/S6RI2vK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3Ofnqa6.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on March 05, 2014, 06:48:12 AM
Wow. That's so badass.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on March 13, 2014, 11:36:40 AM
(http://www.5harfliler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/elfci.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on March 13, 2014, 01:22:31 PM
I realize this isn't what I'm supposed to focus on, but that is one hell of a name. Could she get any more Scandinavian?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on March 13, 2014, 01:46:11 PM
She is boarding a longboat as we speak.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ShaLeah on March 13, 2014, 01:54:00 PM
I realize this isn't what I'm supposed to focus on, but that is one hell of a name. Could she get any more Scandinavian?
Northern?

FTFY

You know those northies are notoriously elf loving. Her hair is hiding the breed ears.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on March 13, 2014, 01:56:19 PM
She looks like my professor. If said professor was prettier and was an elf sex expert.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rahnevyn on March 13, 2014, 05:38:49 PM
the blonde, high-cheekboned halfbreed
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on March 14, 2014, 04:52:29 PM
Some where out in the Silt Sea.... 

(http://assets.atlasobscura.com/article_images/7329/image)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on March 17, 2014, 09:12:40 PM
Meanwhile, in Nilaz...

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/318/2/0/mercy_by_one_vox-d4g61k2.jpg) (http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/318/2/0/mercy_by_one_vox-d4g61k2.jpg)

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/248/a/c/erebos__god_of_death_by_one_vox-d6ed2pq.jpg) (http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/248/a/c/erebos__god_of_death_by_one_vox-d6ed2pq.jpg)

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/102/4/5/sire_of_insanity_by_one_vox-d61fwaw.jpg) (http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/102/4/5/sire_of_insanity_by_one_vox-d61fwaw.jpg)

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/262/4/c/mtg__grimgrin_by_one_vox-d4achdy.jpg) (http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/262/4/c/mtg__grimgrin_by_one_vox-d4achdy.jpg)

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/248/2/0/mtg__bloodgift_demon_by_one_vox-d4907rs.jpg) (http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/248/2/0/mtg__bloodgift_demon_by_one_vox-d4907rs.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rathustra on March 18, 2014, 07:14:56 PM
Immaculate.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Zoan on March 18, 2014, 10:01:14 PM
She is boarding a longboat as we speak.

Everyone knows elves can't ride skimmers.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on March 19, 2014, 12:51:35 AM
It's leg-powered, so it's okay.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on March 22, 2014, 09:20:05 PM
Long ago, servants of the Dragon - a powerful sorcerous entity - roamed the earth, crushing all opposition.

(http://01varvara.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/andrei-ryabushkin-at-the-dragons-cave-1880s-e1268603539400.jpg)

Then the dragon mysteriously vanished - some unknown task complete or perhaps interrupted.

628 (Year 12 Age 9)
600 have passed and civilization is arising anew.  However, during a war between the city-states of Allanak and Tuluk at Wyntek Harzen, a black fortress is discovered in the sands. It is believed to be the home of Luir Dragonsthrall, last living servant of the Dragon.

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/287/2/a/2ad18cc1c6433ed840391c986e66e765-d4cs1hk.jpg)

(A fun project would be to make a video out of these with some appropriate music, kind of like the introduction of Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AxVTvrD3HY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AxVTvrD3HY)).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on March 22, 2014, 11:03:57 PM
(Warning: some poetic license in this post)

Over 100 years pass.  Luir's activities during this period of time are unknown. He is apparently without the Dragon to guide and empower him.  An elusive figure, his whereabouts during this period are lost to history. Historians speculate he merely wandered these many years - a dangerous, faceless outcast that few encountered (or lived to tell about).
(http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Duel_04_01.jpg)

120 years after his fortress was first uncovered, the whereabouts of this dangerous wanderer were somehow made known to the powerful ruler Tektolnes.  Perhaps a
High Templar or Tektolnes himself was able to sense his whereabouts during a rare but careless lapse in shielding his mind from detection.

This spelled Luir's demise: circa 744, (Year 51 Age 10), Tektolnes confronted Luir Dragonsthrall deep in the obsidian mines of Allanak.  This might suggest Luir was more powerful than any of Tektolnes' High Templars, and that only Tektolnes himself could challenge the dread servant.
(http://i.imgur.com/fNH5S1a.jpg)

But, Luir was outmatched. By use of incredible magicks, Tektolnes buries Luir under ninety-nine cords of rock, cementing his position as one of the most powerful entities in the Known.
(http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo341/pRegErM/BattleMage-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on March 23, 2014, 12:58:28 PM
~8th age: Due to the horrific fates suffered by those unfortunate enough to stumble in his way, the sorcerer Valasurus gained legendary status as a terrible force to be reckoned with.

(http://hdw.datawallpaper.com/abstract/sorcerer-297059.jpg)

The "vile sorcerer" as he became known had aspirations to conquer and to rule, and realized the value of city-states as a way to concentrate and multiply his power.  But, he was wise enough to know know he was outmatched by significantly more powerful entities, notably Tektolnes himself.  So he lay in wait.

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs7/i/2005/160/4/f/a_cave_on_a_desert_planet_by_hoevelkamp.jpg)

By the 34th year of the 9th age (c.650), Tektolnes was heavily distracted and faced numerous impending threats.  First, by the uprising of a warrior from the north - now powerful leader - named Muk Utep - known to lead a seemingly unstoppable conquering force in the north. Moreover, at least one servant of the Dragon was rumored to still abide in the Known: Luir Dragonsthrall had to be dealt with.

Perhaps the vile sorceror Valasurus perceived Tektolnes' distraction, and this is when he seized his opportunity.  He emerged from hiding and, in a quest to machine his own center of power over the Known, raised the city-state of Steinal in the far east.

(http://s4.goodfon.su/wallpaper/previews-middle/31137.jpg)

Steinal became a rival of Allanak in the Known World's Southlands, growing to occupy the land east and south of the Salt Flats (q.v.). Its heights of decadence rivaled Allanak's, and its wealth was prodigious. The nobility of the city lived in such opulence as to border on that of royalty.  The city prospered for many hundreds of years.

Despite the growing threat of Steinal to Allanak, Tektolnes' focus was largely to the north, where the Dragon itself appeared to make what can only be described as an "obscure exchange" with Muk Utep.

(http://nerdreactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Elder-Scrolls-5-Skyrim-Trailer-Screenshot-Dragon-Wings.jpg)

That's another story, but this exchange left a great part of Tuluk destroyed.  When this happened, it appears that Tektolnes was able to shift his focus east, to the growing threat of Steinal.

By 1055 (Year 54 Age 14), war between the two city-states was in full effect, their armies clashing just west of the Great Salt Flats.  Steinal's military prowess was leading to important losses for Allanak, and to some it seemed as though Valasarus' army might prevail.

(http://www.kenkellyfantasyart.com/i/DesertBattle.jpg)

His full focus on the east now, though, Tektolnes was able to summon an awful magick, and a sandstorm of unheard-of magnitude rose out of the sands.

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/8797/sandstorm2.jpg)

As it grew in intensity, this storm smashed the city of Steinal, burying it, its citizens, and Valasurus in the desert forever (Tektolnes, in the process, gaining a fearsome reputation for burying anyone who dares to challenge him).

(http://theunplayables.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/End-of-the-Desert.jpg)

The tales of the riches of Steinal persist, as travelers claim to have found an entrance to this or that buried estate on the far side of the Salt Flats, but none of these have ever been authenticated.

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/301/4/a/canyons_in_the_desert_by_vennom07-d5j7mjk.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on March 23, 2014, 02:14:09 PM
(Warning: major speculation in this post, which is just for fun)

1389 (Year 3 Age 19): It has been almost 500 years since the last appearance of the Dragon, and even longer than that since any of his dread servants roamed the Known.  To most, the Dragon and his poisonous, defiling magick are like the dim memory of a nightmare.

(http://i.imgur.com/CBmJu4g.jpg)

Suddenly, the first "true" Defiler in over 1500 years is found and somehow killed outside of Tuluk.  The details of how this defiler was slain are lost to time.  However,  it is known that ancient texts miraculously resurfaced as a result of this, which detailed much of defiler magick: it is very real, very powerful, and has immeasurable depth.  The consequences of such a discovery are clearly profound; but where this library of texts ended up, and who or what consumed their knowledge, are unknown.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/03/30/article-1371290-0B63EC4900000578-127_634x379.jpg)

What is known is that Tektolnes' activities are completely unrecorded during the ensuing five years.  In fact, he remained silent and inaccessible even as his city was put under a grueling siege for a year, circa 1394.  However, at the end of these five years, Tektolnes reappeared in the guise of a dragon and breathed death upon his city's sieging army - the army simply ceased to exist.

(http://www.unesourisetmoi.info/wallpaper_41/images/dragon-battle.jpg)

50 years later (1441 - Year 55 Age 19), a fire of questionable origin starts in the scrub plains south of Tuluk and almost destroys the city.  A mere 9 years after this (1450), a terrifying and presumably magickal cataclysm strikes the city-state of Tuluk, leaving it to be nothing more than a pile of rubble and ruins.  Over seventy thousand people were killed that day in what has since come to be known as the Fall of Tuluk.

(http://thefinalempire.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/15.jpg)

This cataclysmic event does not destroy Tuluk, but puts the northern forces on the back foot.  Allanak is also likely still suffering from the economic effects of its own besiegement, though it is fifty years past now.  Neither city-state has a clear advantage.

And so commences decades of overt battle - skirmishes, terrorism, and guerilla warfare - between the two city-states, with terrible losses on both sides.  

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I44RzCI14Ks/UW1LLxoVK4I/AAAAAAAAFLE/ZYuIfjaPT7U/s640/Battleagainstarrius.png)

By 1476 (Year 13 Age 20), Allanaki troops, in a series of bloody battles, conquers all of Gol Krathu. The lone surviving Allanaki templar, Elaira Fale of the Blue, is credited with the victory.  However, the invaders are unable to finish the job, as Muk Utep holes up in his pyramid and an indefinite siege begins.

(http://hd.wallpaperswide.com/thumbs/pyramid-t2.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on March 23, 2014, 06:14:48 PM
Forty years of Allanaki occupation have elapsed, and Muk Utep has not left his besieged pyramid.  Allanak's forces are either unwilling or unable to penetrate his fortress.  No enemy of Tektolnes' has ever been so difficult to vanquish.  It is now 1516 (Year 53 Age 20).

After much preparation, the northern powers muster enough force to launch a counterattack against their conquerers.  The multifaceted resistance army is comprised of the Sun Legions of Tuluk, a number of rebel resistance fighters, various human tribes of unknown origins, and hordes of hideously mutated and deformed creatures.  The motivations of each group may be up for debate, and are not commonly known, but they formed a devastatingly effective and agile fighting alliance.

(http://imgur.com/8SbK1IN.jpg)

They successfully penetrate the Scaien Walls and liberate the land inside and, with no loss of momentum, marched for Luirs, liberating the outpost from Allanaki occupation as well.   When the surge was over, high templars (Sathis, Valika, Ihsahn) and precentors (Kul, Israr) lay slain on both sides.  Thus the twentieth age ended in significant and continuing defeat for Allanak's overextended forces - Tektolnes' greatest losses ever recorded.

(http://cache.desktopnexus.com/thumbnails/1318960-bigthumbnail.jpg)

These defeats were further punctuated by a terrorist attack on the Tor Academy inside the very city of Allanak... and the slaughtering of several more Allanaki forces by a Tuluki force led by the Jihaen templar Gavale Uaptal.

(http://www.dges.fr/cfsl/MP/rough2.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: manonfire on March 23, 2014, 07:19:50 PM
I like everything you are doing here.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on March 23, 2014, 07:21:31 PM
Awesome job!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: TheWanderer on March 23, 2014, 07:22:07 PM
I like everything you are doing here.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 23, 2014, 07:22:48 PM
I like everything you are doing here.

It would be cool if it has its own stickied thread.

"I visual history of Zalanthas."
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on March 23, 2014, 07:37:01 PM
Maybe we can beg the staff to do so!  And sticky this one too.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on March 24, 2014, 08:08:53 PM
During the the Allanak/Tuluk conflict of the 20th Age, an ambitious sorceror of great potential was wandering the edges of the Known, studying and learning from dark, pilfered texts.  Accounts of his activities are scarce, but children's tales often include some detail about him finding sanctuary in the eyes of the worst Zalanthas storms, wherein none could approach him.
(http://playsorcerer.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/monk.jpg)

It is conjectured that at some point this "Lord of Storms" became deeply interested in the mantis clutches.  He may have learned their language and culture.  He may have grown to admire their physical prowess, their incredible agility on the hunt, and their military potential.  And he may also have seen into their sleepless and deeply alien minds, perhaps perceiving some exploitable psychic flaw in their pack-driven mentality.  But, he lacked the power to turn the key.

Sometime around the start of the 21st Age, the Lord of Storms' wandering led to a chance encounter with a being from east of the Tuluki plains.  The consensus seems to be that this "dark creature" was a entity of great power, its origins possibly even lying somewhere outside the Known.

(http://horrornews.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Giant-mist-creature.jpg)

It is widely assumed that a pact was made between the two, very likely empowering the Lord of Storms beyond his own potential - but little else is known of the meeting.  Nevertheless, the only recorded precedent for such an arrangement is the rumored exchange between the ancient rulers of the Known and the Dragon himself (which, as we know, led to armageddon).

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Apocalypse-Albert_Goodwin.jpg)

Following this exchange, the Lord of Storms exacted an incredible influence over a massive swarm of mantis.  He led them to Luir's Outpost.

(http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/081/f/0/desert_outpost_by_narandel-d5yvc1o.jpg)

The violent and total conquest is thought to have been uncharacteristic of these ecologically minded creatures, and little is known about the ensuing occupation.  Legend has it that the storms around Luir's had a poisonous quality during this time.

After some seven year gestation period, Luir's burst forth with an incredible army comprised of the mantis (some perhaps appearing sickly and altered) as well as some of the most hellish creatures ever to have roamed the Known.  This army swarmed towards towards Tuluk, which was hard pressed to bring the mantis advance to a halt.  The invaders easily broke through the marshaled defenses to make their way to the heart of the city.  The loss of life was tremendous.

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/066/b/6/the_mist_001_by_skullbeast.jpg)

Some suggest Muk Utep had somehow foreseen this unlikely attack, and had somehow been prepared for it: just when loss seemed certain, an enormous eruption of psychic energies poured out from the center of the city and sent ripples throughout the Known World.  Apparently traumatized by the unleashed energies, the invading forces became disoriented and confused, turning on each other and allowing the city defenders to push them back.  Hoping to capitalize on the victory, the Kuraci forces and their allies launched a quick assault on the Outpost and force what little remained of the mantis invaders to retreat.

It is not known what happened to the Lord of Storms, but some say he was ravaged by the psychic attack, which he felt ten-thousand fold through the mind of every creature he controlled.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TRju1TnYfxU/TMmDVQC5EiI/AAAAAAAAAVA/QpZftWfiHlg/s1600/dead+marshes.JPG)

Some say this was fatal, while others say he continues to wander the Known, a damaged shadow of his former self.

(http://themodernmage.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/thal__gor_mage_in_sandstorm_by_flinkelinks-d50kb4v-e1368890071768.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on March 24, 2014, 08:38:44 PM
Mostly this is just for fun as I familiarize myself the chronology (and to bide the time until my password thing gets sorted out, I hope I didn't bug it out too bad).  None of the images are mine, but making a visual history of Zalanthas sounds like a great idea to me.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FreeRangeVestric on March 24, 2014, 08:41:04 PM
Mostly this is just for fun as I familiarize myself the chronology (and to bide the time until my password thing gets sorted out, I hope I didn't bug it out too bad).  None of the images are mine, but making a visual history of Zalanthas sounds like a great idea to me.

It's really great, and helped me to remember some things from the chronology as well.  :)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on March 24, 2014, 08:42:25 PM
Quote
(Warning: some poetic license in this post)

I'd say.

Neat, though. :)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on March 24, 2014, 08:43:53 PM
I want to sig that.  Can I?  The: (Warning: some poetic license in this post)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on March 24, 2014, 09:10:56 PM
This is so cool.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on March 24, 2014, 09:19:30 PM
I want to sig that.  Can I?  The: (Warning: some poetic license in this post)

Of course!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Cutthroat on March 24, 2014, 09:21:11 PM
I like how Muk Utep is the Dovahkiin.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on March 24, 2014, 09:29:49 PM
I like how Muk Utep is the Dovahkiin.

(http://www.recoveringgrace.org/media/skyrim-elder-scroll-v-dovahkiin-vs-dragon-free-315239.jpg)

(the snow is probably streeeetching it)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 24, 2014, 09:41:47 PM
It's ash.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on March 25, 2014, 01:20:10 PM
Or a silt storm.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on March 30, 2014, 07:54:37 PM
that guy on the street corner in Tuluk

(http://i.imgur.com/bd1b1dE.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: slvrmoontiger on March 30, 2014, 10:04:18 PM
Wow this is great.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on April 03, 2014, 12:26:59 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1fmmeYnza1qzrvwlo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on April 03, 2014, 12:49:12 AM
I demand more Zalanthan-themed art from our artists!!!!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on April 03, 2014, 06:30:31 AM
I demand more Zalanthan-themed art from our artists!!!!

.... yeah. What's up, Ourla?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on April 04, 2014, 03:41:10 PM

A warparty led by Allanaki blue-robe templars, including soldiers of
House Tor and gemmed from House Oash, makes a foray into the
Tablelands, striking for an oasis.  What they mave have found there is
not commonly known, but some claim this warparty must have found or
inadvertently set off some kind of magickal trigger, disturbing an
ancient dormant energy.

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/337/0/a/sand_and_ruins_by_blinck-d4i1ama.jpg)

The warparty does not stay long before turning back for Allanak, but
within hours of the warparty's return, the earth begins to rumble.
The quake is felt throughout the entire Known.  Large swaths of the
North Road between Allanak and Luir's crumble off the Shield Wall; the
cliffs which border the North Road between Luir's and Tuluk collapse
and cover it.

(http://samlib.ru/img/m/momotjuk_w_a/abbis/mudflats.jpg)

Amid the chaos generated by the quakes, fantastical accounts of
magickal creatures of stone somehow passing the gates and pressing
into the streets of Luir's and Allanak are given -- these creatures
destroy and overtake portions of the settlements, but are
painstakingly beaten back.

(http://imgur.com/hqjG7iI.jpg)

There is a year of uneasy peace as scribes and sages try to determine
what exactly happened.  There is much hope that the worst has passed.
But, a mere year later, a massive aftershock rips across the Known,
once again felt everywhere and by everyone.  But this time is
different: a large shape crosses the sky and seems to settle over
Suk-Krath, bringing complete darkness to the world. In the darkness,
moisture falls from the air, and for a brief time, rain comes to the
Known.

(http://www.nightskyinfo.com/sky_highlights/annular_eclipse_may20/annular_eclipse.jpg)

The rain is no miracle; repeated waves of murky water crash in from
west of the Scaien Gates in Tuluk, leaving thousands dead amid the
flooding; looting and crime runs rampant.

(http://2012start.comeze.com/images/flood01.jpg)

In and around Luir's, creatures of stone cause death and destruction
while fierce, tearing winds kick up.  A volcano rises southwest of
Allanak, obliterating critical farming villages and nearby
encampments.  Fire elementals move into the streets, scorching
everything in their path; there are scattered rumors of some of
Allanak's gemmed trying to stop the onslaught, but they are attacked
and lynched by rioters, while the nobility remain huddled in relative
safety -- some say powerlessly.

(http://imgur.com/mUwNjvV.jpg)

At the end of the full week of darkness, the shadow lifts from
Suk-Krath to take its own place in the sky as a black moon which
reflects very little light.  It is the subject of much study and
speculation and viewed as an omen of bad luck the world over.

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on April 18, 2014, 11:57:42 PM
I demand more Zalanthan-themed art from our artists!!!!

.... yeah. What's up, Ourla?

I'm a wretched fuckup, I know. You're not forgotten (and neither is Barzalene).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on April 19, 2014, 12:57:08 AM
Gah, Ourla!

Quote from: GDB Home Page
Last post on Today at 08:57:42 PM
in Re: Visualizing Zalantha... by Ourla

I was all excited for a second. Not nice!  :'(

(So, apparently I'm going to harsh you for posting without pictures instead of just being glad you haven't forgotten us.)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on April 19, 2014, 01:10:08 AM
Also, whatever happened to Gray Area? I really like his stuff. Somebody go roust him out of whatever "real life" he's hiding in, and make him do art!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on April 19, 2014, 08:01:19 AM
He showed his work awhile ago.  Well, Nyr did for him.  But you have a point.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: TheWanderer on April 19, 2014, 08:43:36 AM
Whilst the others take their 'breaks,' the true artists contribute to the genre with masterful pieces such as this.

In the sandy wastelands of Zalanthas wandered a lone warrior, his head held high in the contemptible rays of Suk-Krath.
(http://bbsimg.ngfiles.com/2/19047000/ngbbs49f4d57313c66.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on April 19, 2014, 08:52:48 AM
I really like that one, Wanderer.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tuannon on April 19, 2014, 09:17:48 AM
How this..

(http://dmgaming.pbworks.com/f/1257308202/skrisslit.jpg)

Became this..

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me9serUfuP1r0zz7o.png)

I like how the gith became less like walking iguanas and more like devolved elves with patches of scales and what not.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: TheWanderer on April 19, 2014, 10:28:44 AM
I really like that one, Wanderer.

Thank you. I worked very hard on it.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 19, 2014, 05:02:18 PM
I really like that one, Wanderer.

Thank you. I worked very hard on it.

What funny is I actually did enjoy this. Even if you think it's just some funny thing, I actually took the time to notice the details... both of them.. :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on April 19, 2014, 05:29:06 PM
It's something I would not be at all surprised to see chalked on a wall somewhere.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on April 20, 2014, 01:22:49 AM
I really like that one, Wanderer.

Thank you. I worked very hard on it.

What funny is I actually did enjoy this. Even if you think it's just some funny thing, I actually took the time to notice the details... both of them.. :D

I was serious. :(
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 20, 2014, 02:22:43 AM
I really like that one, Wanderer.

Thank you. I worked very hard on it.

What funny is I actually did enjoy this. Even if you think it's just some funny thing, I actually took the time to notice the details... both of them.. :D

I was serious. :(

I know.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on May 01, 2014, 12:07:14 PM
(http://www.kazuya-akimoto.com/2004revised/2004revised_images/1948_black_maze_450.jpg)

The Labyrinth (or 'rinth) is the common slang term used to refer to the northernmost quarter of the city of Allanak, due to its maze of alleyways that thread about the ramshackle buildings within it.

(http://leker.typepad.com/medievaliste/_levant_full_size_990364.jpg)

Once it was merely the quarter for the lower classes of Allanak. Before that, it may have even been an area of some affluence, but this past is only barely hinted at by some of the crumbling structures within.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6124/5947645750_77ef55403c_o.jpg)

Over the last several hundred years, as the rich became progressively richer and the poor became poorer, the quarter has completely degenerated into a decayed and disease ridden slum.

(http://www.backtoclassics.com/images/pics/franciscogoya/franciscogoya_mournful_foreboding_of_what_is_to_come.jpg)

In recent days, the 'rinth has become more than just the home to the desperate, the unwanted, or racially undesirable. Generations of its inhabitants have been born, lived and died in Tektolnes' chamber-pot of human life.

(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/03/cd/d0/0e/yantai-color-stone-corridor.jpg)

Now, not only do the general citizenry of Allanak avoid this dark ghetto -- especially those well-to-do -- but the militia of the city dare not enter as well.

(http://media.pcgamer.com/files/2011/11/Thief-4-storyboard-art-610x240.jpg)

The Labyrinth has formed its own culture of sorts, apart from the rest of the city. Racial or purely random violence is a common occurrence. Street gangs roam wild in the winding alleyways, looking for the lone and unsuspecting.

Packs of children have been known to kill the unwary for nothing more than the hopes of a scrap of food; most are destined to live out their short lives in poverty, wandering the streets aimlessly, scavenging, and begging, until their luck runs out.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ULFtBRgCmzs/TxzOE8iIccI/AAAAAAAAASE/HUBEIKEqLFc/s1600/Pelez1Blog.jpg)

Darker, more unsavory organizations have also embraced the chaos and turmoil of the rinth and made it their home.

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/280/8/4/assassin__s_strike_mtg_by_chase_sc2-d5h4n9g.jpg)

Geographically and demographically the 'rinth is made up of two distinct areas - the Westside and the Eastside. The Westside's population is, for the most part, made up of humans while the Eastside's is mainly elves. This has led to a futher sub-division of 'rinth culture as the two main population groups generally keep to themselves and view each other with mistrust and suspicion, despite the fact that the general social structure and day-to-day life for most occupants of the 'rinth is the same.

(http://stonetelling.com/issue4-jun2011/labyrinth.jpg)

Since certain sectors of the Allanaki economy have gone underground, the 'rinth is where many of the city's small to medium-sized "business contracts" are negotiated, although detailed knowledge of this might not be well known to the average inhabitant. What is evident, however, is that money does trickle into the alleys and at least some of the residents can afford an ale or two occasionally in a local alley
tavern.

(http://www.yourprops.com/movieprops/original/yp_51edef969031d5.15936489/Spartacus-Blood-and-Sand-Money-Pouches-and-Coins-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on May 01, 2014, 01:46:52 PM
^ this is hawt ^
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on May 01, 2014, 04:15:46 PM
Seconded, what a lovely post. This thread is one I ALWAYS check on because people take the time and energy to make fun things like this. Thank you Codemaster.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on May 03, 2014, 07:11:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uk6-iiVb0Y

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Toe-Biter.jpg)


Toe biters, or the Giant water Bug. Most painful bite in the world (but not deadly).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on May 05, 2014, 07:33:01 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7003/6656815243_9762e9ebca_z.jpg)

(http://media.lookatvietnam.com/2012/05/20120518131947_34.jpg)

(http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/u/TvyamNb-BivtNwcoxtkc5xGBuGkIMh_nj4UJHQKuor8FCWiUMnNvAGJgQvfJP3BfueB6KjPTuPfPnQ/)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on May 11, 2014, 03:59:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV9yhL6i2DE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV9yhL6i2DE)

(http://brieencounter.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/fig-13.png)

Red Storm Village lies just north of the Sea of Eternal Dust (q.v.). It is a haven for desert travelers and wayward merchants who pass that far south.

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/223/6/e/escape_the_sandstorm_wip_by_mistermikea-d5aqn86.jpg)

A simple town, ruled by a mysterious figure called the Sand Lord, Red Storm Village offers some measure of security in the knowledge that criminals rarely have the nerve to stay long, as life is a little too hard for thieves and killers.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--fEG5yxPeSk/T4y9zyUcu9I/AAAAAAAABE0/XKwswX8pMSk/s1600/45.jpg)

Many folk have made their homes in Red Storm, for the simple reason that it is far enough from Allanak to avoid the long reach of Tektolnes's law, yet near enough to support an easy trade with the city-state, including grain and spice.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XVIoDfmSWyk/UQJqPiWNfPI/AAAAAAAAR08/VCnRuCnhFV8/s640/digital-art-by-powl96-(16).jpg)

The latter is a narcotic harvested on the shores of the Sea of Silt, and it is the main trade of House Kurac.  (While spice illegal in the city of Allanak, and carries heavy penalties if one is discovered carrying or using it, there is naturally an underground market.)

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs37/i/2008/260/5/7/desert_sandstorm_by_mrConceptual.jpg)

In the 25th year of the 20th King's Age, while the rest of the world's attention was on Allanak's successful assault on the northlands (including Luir's outpost, in which Kurac conducts much of its spice trade), Red Storm was quietly devastated by a tremendous wave of silt.

(http://www.ourstory.info/library/4-ww2/Saber/images/sb068.jpg)

The ancient stone walls stood firm, but everything within the village had to be gradually rebuilt by the Sand Lord and his people -- with help from various "interested" groups.

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs42/f/2009/148/e/9/Through_the_Sandstorm_by_KZ_KW.jpg)

Most of the main buildings were reconstructed from massive blocks of stone.  These massive blocks are rumored to have been supplied by giants from the Sea of Eternal Dust by way of some obscure agreement with the Sand Lord.  In a further effort to ward off future disaster, massive canvas tarpaulins were hoisted to better shield the village from the fiercest weather of the region.

The spice trade resumed...

(http://th01.deviantart.net/fs17/300W/f/2007/200/2/4/four_sand_clocks_by_S_t_r_a_n_g_e.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: manonfire on May 11, 2014, 04:01:33 PM
+1 for the post, +10 for the song from Natural Born Killers.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Thunkkin on May 20, 2014, 01:07:43 PM
Amazing story and photos about life in the sewers beneath Bucharest.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2632858/The-ultimate-living-How-poor-carve-living-SEWERS-Eastern-European-city.html

It made me think of Arm, but maybe an Arm player sees Zalanthas everywhere ...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ShaLeah on May 20, 2014, 01:37:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV9yhL6i2DE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV9yhL6i2DE)

(http://brieencounter.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/fig-13.png)

Red Storm Village lies just north of the Sea of Eternal Dust (q.v.). It is a haven for desert travelers and wayward merchants who pass that far south.

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/223/6/e/escape_the_sandstorm_wip_by_mistermikea-d5aqn86.jpg)

A simple town, ruled by a mysterious figure called the Sand Lord, Red Storm Village offers some measure of security in the knowledge that criminals rarely have the nerve to stay long, as life is a little too hard for thieves and killers.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--fEG5yxPeSk/T4y9zyUcu9I/AAAAAAAABE0/XKwswX8pMSk/s1600/45.jpg)

Many folk have made their homes in Red Storm, for the simple reason that it is far enough from Allanak to avoid the long reach of Tektolnes's law, yet near enough to support an easy trade with the city-state, including grain and spice.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XVIoDfmSWyk/UQJqPiWNfPI/AAAAAAAAR08/VCnRuCnhFV8/s640/digital-art-by-powl96-(16).jpg)

The latter is a narcotic harvested on the shores of the Sea of Silt, and it is the main trade of House Kurac.  (While spice illegal in the city of Allanak, and carries heavy penalties if one is discovered carrying or using it, there is naturally an underground market.)

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs37/i/2008/260/5/7/desert_sandstorm_by_mrConceptual.jpg)

In the 25th year of the 20th King's Age, while the rest of the world's attention was on Allanak's successful assault on the northlands (including Luir's outpost, in which Kurac conducts much of its spice trade), Red Storm was quietly devastated by a tremendous wave of silt.

(http://www.ourstory.info/library/4-ww2/Saber/images/sb068.jpg)

The ancient stone walls stood firm, but everything within the village had to be gradually rebuilt by the Sand Lord and his people -- with help from various "interested" groups.

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs42/f/2009/148/e/9/Through_the_Sandstorm_by_KZ_KW.jpg)

Most of the main buildings were reconstructed from massive blocks of stone.  These massive blocks are rumored to have been supplied by giants from the Sea of Eternal Dust by way of some obscure agreement with the Sand Lord.  In a further effort to ward off future disaster, massive canvas tarpaulins were hoisted to better shield the village from the fiercest weather of the region.

The spice trade resumed...

(http://th01.deviantart.net/fs17/300W/f/2007/200/2/4/four_sand_clocks_by_S_t_r_a_n_g_e.jpg)




Am I the only one crushing on CodeMaster?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 20, 2014, 06:48:48 PM
Amazing story and photos about life in the sewers beneath Bucharest.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2632858/The-ultimate-living-How-poor-carve-living-SEWERS-Eastern-European-city.html

It made me think of Arm, but maybe an Arm player sees Zalanthas everywhere ...

Man, if I ever play another rinther, it'll be based off Bruce Lee with a goal of starting a sewer community.
That dude would be epic in arm, especially with the metal chains. :D
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Dances_with_toks on June 01, 2014, 10:42:37 AM
I'm sure this can apply to some tribe, somewhere.

(http://i.imgur.com/Ekawxi4.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on June 01, 2014, 02:46:58 PM
ATV.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on June 03, 2014, 07:46:01 PM
I know that this is Darksun stuff but some could be translated into Arm: http://www.crapyclawn.net/arma/darkSunArt/index.html
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: manonfire on June 03, 2014, 08:01:59 PM
Ahaha, wow. crapyclawn.net is the website for my gaming clan.

I had no idea Agent_137 uploaded all that Arma stuff there.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on June 03, 2014, 08:03:19 PM
He did, it was in an old thread in the World Dicussion 20 + pages ago.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on June 06, 2014, 03:36:38 PM
I found this guy and liked him...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ep2pq6Wlv3Q/UYsjNYApIZI/AAAAAAAAASM/0rPEPOwtXvI/s1600/Desert_Character.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on June 06, 2014, 04:53:57 PM
Who though?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on June 09, 2014, 11:29:11 AM
Who though?

I think maybe working nao?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kol on June 23, 2014, 10:28:09 AM
From RAT:- On bandoliers.

Historically speaking, Bandoliers are used for small loads of ammunition, shotgun shells, single load rifles, etc..  so Slings would make sense.

(http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-discussion/725091-some-vietnam-war-questions.html)

An example of a modern day bandolier, this I would assume would allow you to carry about as much, if not in size, in weight, as a newbie starting pack, but would restrict movement in combat with melee weapons significantly (anyone who's used one of these will tell you they're good, but mildly restrictive on front of body movement)

(http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/1903-bandolier-9-pocket-product,15370)

Around WWI WWII this would have been your more common bandolier, as you can see, it would allow for a greater amount of movement in melee combat, but allows for a lot less carrying space....

(http://kqdesigns.com/rasmelsbreastplate.htm)

The first bandoliers we're AFAIK, actually pat of ritual and custom Native American dress, and used for tribal dances, and stringing weapons, quivers and kills on in everyday use. And were not much more than beads and leather thongs. Over time, these became more developed, and progressed into what you see at the top. The Native American, or possibly,  the WWI WWII styles are the more likely I see being used by people IG.


 ;D

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on June 27, 2014, 03:44:25 PM
(https://isnerd.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/canticle.jpg)

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/318/2/e/desert_encampment_by_freelancerart-d32teys.jpg)

(The below seems like a sort of gith encampment setup. I liked it.)
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/003/4/7/abandoned_desert_mine_landscape_by_appylon-d5q9yvi.jpg)

(http://www.hdwallpaperpc.com/cover/39/Fantasy_Dune_Dune_Desert_38908_detail_thumb.jpg)

(http://utrpg.memethief.com/images/thumb/f/f5/Thri-kreen2.jpg/300px-Thri-kreen2.jpg)

(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/John-Dollar-Argosy.jpg)



Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on June 27, 2014, 03:48:18 PM
Oh damn, that first one is awesome. Nice find.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on July 03, 2014, 04:23:45 AM
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/5527c7472528e08035c11f73be1f9b00/tumblr_n80ovjSDJo1r49t3wo2_500.jpg)
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/86c86d064d96ce978afa4c48dbf200e6/tumblr_n80ovjSDJo1r49t3wo3_500.jpg)

skull and toad

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/85e37d5ecd2d196ad03a1d80abff6541/tumblr_n735ubE2ma1qbfrr7o1_500.jpg)

duskhorn

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/f10e84577c80435f081bfdb356313a3b/tumblr_n7ee47cxZX1rtqthio6_500.jpg)

silt flyers?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on July 03, 2014, 08:23:24 AM
Hammerhead dujat.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on July 03, 2014, 08:25:08 AM
I imagine silt flyers like pterodactyls.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on July 03, 2014, 09:50:20 AM
I don't think I've ever seen this one on here before:

(http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1830601&d=1379249476)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on July 03, 2014, 10:15:08 AM
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/e5/ca/7a/e5ca7a07b429a2a0191ce21ef3507103.jpg)

Dwarves/Muls?:
(http://connorscampaigns.wdfiles.com/local--files/b-b-races/Muls1)

Jul Tavan Tribal:
(http://s17.postimage.org/ig6h3zmun/bestial_druid_by_m0ai_d32p3s8.jpg)


Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on July 05, 2014, 06:57:39 PM
(Text from http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,24087.0.html (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,24087.0.html) and the Allanak help file...)

Cold Eyes stood in in the midst of his bloodied, wartorn encampment; men and women could be heard weeping in the distance over their fallen friends and family, while broken elven bodies lay strewn across the terrain, unattended, where they would be left to bake.

(http://www.peter-jansen.com/gomorra%20groot.jpg)

His eyes ever as cold and hard as his heart, he looked over the assembled nomadic chiefs, many of which were injured and forgoing care to hear him speak.

(https://yy2.staticflickr.com/5123/5269515322_a733197924_z.jpg)

As one occasionally given to theatrics to help drive his points across, Tektolnes drew a large square in the sand with his toe.  Then he began to speak of walls. Walls bigger than any that had ever been built by the hands of man - at least since the Dragon's reign.  Walls that would keep out the horrors of the wastes, the elven threat (which he deemed a priority, for obvious reasons), and even the very wind and sand itself.  Walls that would keep his children, and the children of all the chiefs, as safe as anything could be. Walls so firm and so thick that they could take a generation to build fully.

(http://www.rutahsa.com/wall-pi.jpg)

But where?  A place harsh enough to keep his people strong, yet surrounded by the resources to keep them alive: Vrun Driath.

(http://img-cache.cdn.gaiaonline.com/79c5a2a23e271bf33004e3fb80ab7504/http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i103/BangGangster/desert_ruins_by_blinck-d304j7r.jpg)

With an unnerving tirelesness, he planned with the other chiefs until again Suk-Krath lit the horizon.  Turkus, his old, tattooed face appearing weary, looked up into the eyes of Quintus, his leader, and asked what this great city should be called.  Tektolnes' mother had been slain only hours earlier.

 
 
 

Allanak occupies the central part of the Southlands region once known as Vrun Driath, and is surrounded by desert and wastelands on all sides.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2182/2096542268_55c9edfba2.jpg)

The city is possibly the richest single civilization in the Known World, in total wealth.  But the life of the average Allanaki citizen is one of strife - expensive and degenerate living conditions.

(http://www.stankiewicz.e.pl/obrazy/12.jpg)

This, coupled with a nearly omnipotent ruler who watches every move his subjects make.  By contrast, the nobility live in opulent splendor, as do the templar servants of the city-state's king, the Highlord Tektolnes.

(http://www.oceansbridge.com/paintings/artists/jan2012/misc4/Hans-von-Aachen-xx-Two-Laughing-Men-xx-Private-collection.jpg)

Of course, they are also the Highlord's puppets, their lives spent gathering popular support and serving in a Senate whose decisions are somehow always in perfect accord with His Gloriousness's latest decree.

For instance, anything to do with spice is, of course, illegal in Allanak.  While the banning of spice was made many years ago now (and predicted by some nobles and even high templars to have disasterous consequences), its repercussions are still felt in the modern style of Allanaki trade: much of the Allanaki economy has moved underground, the result being that many of the more honest merchants have been "driven out of business".

(http://www.carlsguides.com/walkthroughs/skyrim/pictures/sneakbackstabdagger.gif)

Secret dealings in dark alleys, or even in the Labyrinth, are commonplace - as are the concomitant affairs of extortion, maiming, and murder.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rrXvbcN1S3g/T5EZ2Dc9weI/AAAAAAAAAG0/jkbuBTHMEac/s640/rome_2005_1793_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: path on July 05, 2014, 07:38:55 PM
^ <3 you for that, CodeMaster
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on July 05, 2014, 07:50:38 PM
You just awesome with this dude.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Redheart on July 06, 2014, 01:17:38 AM
Now that... is a Real GDB Hero.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on July 06, 2014, 03:07:04 AM
I imagine silt flyers like pterodactyls.
As do I.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on July 10, 2014, 12:32:43 AM
The Arena is the home of Allanak's bloody Games.

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/066/9/8/Spartacus_Arena_by_BubiMandril.jpg)

Even from nearby roads outside, the screams of gladiators practicing inside echo over the polished bone spikes that jut above the stone walls.

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120313152742/spartacus/images/2/27/SacrGladmainHD.png)

The Arena itself has a smooth, polished stone wall, engraved with a variety of inscriptions, most of them depicting scenes from famous battles and gladiatorial combats.

(http://nekki.ru/images/upload/skulpt_3.png)

It is favored by the city's populace as a place where they can watch various criminals, traitors, elves and people who have somehow irritated a templar fight amongst themselves or against the gladiators of Allanak.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-z-6RxQygE-s/UCk4ZMPET_I/AAAAAAAAASE/cvD_JU1ga1E/s1600/SA05GladiatorialArenaWOL.Final.jpg)

Thick round pieces of Thuja wood, reinforced with deadly spikes of chipped obsidian, serve as a deterrent to anyone seeking to interfere with the wild, frenzied, and sometimes barely-contained battles on the arena floor.

(http://www.johncarterofmars.ca/news/saunder.jpg)

The floor itself, some five meters below the edge of the stands, is covered with coarse sand smeared with the bloodstains of fallen gladiators, and scattered throughout with chitin spikes.  It is made up of sand and rocks, as if built directly over the desert that once lay there.

(http://sittinonabackyardfence.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/large_lawrence_of_arabia_blu-ray_x08.jpg)

In general, there is no escape for someone condemned to the Arena.

(http://www.teaci.com/Illustration/lightbox2.05/images/Arena1.1.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on July 16, 2014, 01:28:07 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10544797_276200352565335_2736353234324002735_n.jpg)

Just imagine everything in red...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: path on July 16, 2014, 10:03:40 PM
CodeMaster, where have you BEEN all my life? I didn't know what I needed until you gave it to me.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on July 16, 2014, 10:14:06 PM
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/362/6/f/falcon__s_daughter___greyscale_by_magajaga-d4kkge8.jpg)

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/303/4/1/women_of_ottoman_empire_by_magajaga-d5jf612.jpg)

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/215/a/9/sketch_01___sarmatia_by_magajaga-d59nq55.jpg)

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/044/a/4/commision__erope_by_lelia-d4plrwm.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on July 16, 2014, 10:18:41 PM
Nice finds.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on July 17, 2014, 01:31:21 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10544797_276200352565335_2736353234324002735_n.jpg)

Just imagine everything in red...

Allow me to aid in the lazification of your imagination.

(http://i.imgur.com/qcPGldP.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on July 23, 2014, 10:49:23 AM
(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/816/cache/lava-crater-volcano-hawaii_81648_990x742.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Redheart on July 23, 2014, 11:24:13 PM
These were pretty neat... black light reactive body art.

The sun sinks into the rocky terrain to the west.

(http://i.imgur.com/VYrl1ap.png)

The great sun rises in the east, turning the scrub plains to gold.

(http://i.imgur.com/Cp4L5wt.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/1SNiQKp.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/zSaKWzo.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/GNnA5sh.png)

The white moon, Lirathu, hangs low in the sky.

(http://i.imgur.com/MqrjHDK.png)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on July 24, 2014, 02:57:55 PM
Cool stuff!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on July 24, 2014, 02:58:21 PM
A rogue defiler makes an appearance in an Allanaki tavern.

(http://www.learntarot.com/bigjpgs/maj01.jpg)

After exchanging jibes with a blue robed templar he is quickly escorted from the premises.

(http://www.learntarot.com/bigjpgs/maj00.jpg)

Later that day a large crowd gathers in the Dragon Temple to witness the defiler's execution.

(http://www.learntarot.com/bigjpgs/maj20.jpg)

Lord Eligeth of the Red, after turning the defiler to a pile of ash, is heard to remark that any such rogue will find a quick death if they dare approach Tektolnes' City.

(http://www.learntarot.com/bigjpgs/maj13.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on July 24, 2014, 03:06:52 PM
Cool stuff!

And CodeMaster, we need a thread just for your stuff!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on July 27, 2014, 03:38:00 PM
>A desert-speckled raptor wields a small stone.

(https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/0nNLvLXxF2YI_aZyMi2K6Vtzmnlq9D_3OcuKwfcnEDHxrG0mTwQOglLsmbn4VeuTTW46gpQ047HUaVAvUgf3UHC38KR5Il6BhyxLshhNzP3dRZtENACZ2CrTeddoM317rM0BV4PMQTn7iACYlTW860rgMkY=s0-d-e1-ft#http://38.media.tumblr.com/e37547663396439598edcb05455e470c/tumblr_n580yoXMGh1rs13zco2_400.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on August 01, 2014, 06:33:17 PM
Don't think I've seen this one before:

(http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad257/friarzero/Dark%20Sun/20.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on August 01, 2014, 06:38:00 PM
I think I may of.  Or most of the dwarfen ones are the same.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on August 01, 2014, 07:38:36 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hE_8QL_Xg-M/TtbLaENZnFI/AAAAAAAAAFA/OL0fgxkxVJ4/s1600/Card.png)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on August 04, 2014, 11:31:50 AM
(http://www.worldofazolin.com/wiki/images/5/57/Kenkuranger.jpg)

Winrothol FTW!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: path on August 05, 2014, 09:36:33 PM
Heads up, Kadius: http://themetapicture.com/very-few-things-are-as-unique-as-this-beetle-cabinet/
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on August 05, 2014, 10:30:40 PM
I've always pictured kenku (based on their limited descriptions in-game, I know there is Dark Sun reference material) like the bird people from Dark Souls.

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/256/c/1/dark_souls__chosen_undead_and_crow_man_things_by_menaslg-d5em3v8.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on August 05, 2014, 11:15:52 PM
I really like that cabinet!

HavokBlue I think those are like feathered kylori. They could be kenku but I've always understood the kenku to have arms/hands in addition to their wings (as the Dark Sun lore) which is what makes them mythical beasts that are featured in folk tales and legends today.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: path on August 11, 2014, 03:57:46 AM
(http://hyperallergic.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/wellcomeimages06.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on August 14, 2014, 06:24:11 AM
This image is quite large (actually, I made a larger version of the same, but I'm having trouble getting it to post), but here is an Arm gif I made, for your advertising pleasure:

(http://i.imgur.com/g2q3dk7.gif)

And, if someone really does want to repost it to another forum or something, here is a copyable, linked version:

Code: [Select]
[URL=http://www.armageddon.org/][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/g2q3dk7.gif[/IMG][/URL]


And again, because I don't want all these posts to bury each other:

    Armageddon Fiction (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,47872.msg837827.html#msg837827)

    The Armageddon Tools Website (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,47185.msg837909.html#msg837909)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on August 21, 2014, 12:05:26 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ea/Sun_King_Brewing_Logo.png)
At least Muk Utep has his priorities right!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on August 29, 2014, 04:50:06 PM
(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/ngtpc062414/n08_0karoman.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on August 29, 2014, 05:04:55 PM
(http://www.dec.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Appeals/East%20Africa/AFhunger1%20-%20Mogadishu.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jinxed on August 31, 2014, 05:16:41 AM
That's how I always imagined Gaj.
(http://sonaopodetirarum.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Abertura-2.jpg)
-
(http://cs310927.vk.me/v310927399/6223/dVRdWg5YQ0M.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on August 31, 2014, 04:17:51 PM


    Armageddon Fiction (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,47872.msg837827.html#msg837827)

    The Armageddon Tools Website (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,47185.msg837909.html#msg837909)

I humbly suggest you add a link to your tools thread on the GDB to your signature, you can fit it into the signature character limit by using hyperlink shorteners.  :)

Here's a picture to keep this post on topic:

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/9ba8a97957b6721a9ba6dcfc5a1c7671/tumblr_nb6tveLac91rre708o1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on September 09, 2014, 01:30:37 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ln8kl3qCYd1qkvq5fo1_500.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvjqlm2dmM1qd2yqto1_500.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/0331f95c4ec2ddf384ef05f47005c0de/tumblr_mn83a01owu1qz4s48o3_500.jpg)

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmp7y8gwmk1qavmmqo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on September 23, 2014, 06:36:58 PM
The Negean Library

Knowledge is power, so the saying goes.  So it is perhaps unsurprising that we can trace some of the recent political upheavals in Tuluk back to a library of texts which has changed hands several times since its inception.

(http://www.thedungeons.com/berlin/images/main-images/library.jpg)

House Negean was a noble house of Tuluk until year 15 of the 22nd Age.  Their traditional area of expertise was in the keeping of Tuluk's history; they held to this ancient trust and, with time, expanded it to the study of all things, everywhere.

(http://www.faculty.umb.edu/gary_zabel/Courses/Phil%20281b/Philosophy%20of%20Magic/Phil%20100/Readings/comet_1532_apian-l.gif)

Correspondingly, the Negeans developed a large library of texts that still exists, which we refer to as the Negean Library.

In the year 1632 (Year 15 Age 22), in an agreement with the Tuluki Templarate, House Negean's nobility were conscripted into the ranks of the templarate and almost immediately put into training.  It is not known whether the Negeans resisted this change or embraced the executive power that came with it, but the House as it was known ceased to exist.

House Uaptal was granted the assets of former House Negean including, perhaps most importantly, the vast wealth of knowledge in its library.  The Uaptals had once been influential, but at this time they were less known for their economic clout and more for their mounts and breeding programs (to this day, many of the best mounts in Tuluk are descended from Uaptal stock).  For this reason, giving them the library may have - retrospectively - seemed like a strange choice.  But perhaps the library was undervalued.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/af/Euclid_Vat_ms_no_190_I_prop_47.jpg)

It is even conceivable that some members of House Uaptal viewed its acquisition as a burden, an additional resource they had to watch over and maintain with no clear way to generate returns.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ernvWklEXUk/TVlW8xSmRdI/AAAAAAAAAJU/a-wR5LhimEM/s1600/agora11.jpg)

Still, it wasn't long before House Uaptal began to grow, often in substantial and unprecedented ways.  Pivoting off its control over animal husbandry, the House applied a number of unspoken economic and political tactics to grow its wealth and influence in the proceeding years.  This growth continued unabated, much to the befuddlement of the other Tuluki noble houses, eventually placing Uaptal at the third rank among the noble houses in the Tuluki Triumvirate at the peak of its power.  Perhaps the library was a credit, after all.

(http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/review/primary_image/reviews/agora-2010/hero_EB20100721REVIEWS100729996AR.jpg)

The year 1633 (Year 16, Age 22) marked a boiling point for the rising tensions between Uaptal, Winrothol, and Tenneshi.  Here, at a public event celebrating their good fortune, a member of the High Council of Uaptal was slain in front of onlookers by a shadow artist.  The next year, the Houses of Winrothol and Tenneshi banded together to eradicate Uaptal in an unprecedented utilization of shadow artistry, wherein they outfitted a heavily armed contingent to assault House Uaptal's Estate, slaying most that resided within.

Only crude accounts of the carnage are given.

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/278/9/d/medieval_urban_combat_by_ryanryzzo-d304xkf.jpg)

All of Uaptal's surviving assets were divided between Winrothol, Tenneshi, and Kassigarh, but it is believed that the Templarate (and the Legion) have secured power of the Negean Library.



































(http://warhammerscenarios.net/wp-content/uploads/Ancient-Book.jpg)

(The suggestion is laughable, but there are whispered legends that suggest a young family member or aide was seen riding off on an unfathomably fast beast, escaping the assault and rescuing a single battered book from the destruction.)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on October 03, 2014, 04:45:05 AM
This armor struck me as looking like Zalanthan noble armor:

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/5a/1b/f5/5a1bf5728b4d9e4a7f2d37838087d5ab.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on October 03, 2014, 05:36:30 AM
(http://hyperallergic.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/wellcomeimages06.jpg)

For some reason, I don't get what this is in Arm.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on October 03, 2014, 06:41:00 AM
Quote from: Poison Helpfile
Skellebain:
This poison comes primarily from fungus and mushrooms. With varying degrees of potency, it seems to have a negative effect upon the victim's mind, causing frightening, mind-numbing, hallucinations and even causing physical impairments if left to fester. Its effects are said to vary widely as the victim's body processes the poison.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on October 03, 2014, 08:00:56 AM
Ah, I see.  Every crafty thought using that image to represent Skellebian.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: whitt on October 08, 2014, 03:35:32 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10653659_773162766052726_7952058884940487257_n.jpg?oh=b7bc9cbce02382d8a1bd876d8b62222c&oe=54BC1CD4&__gda__=1422217224_41ac1a0cf60f31166daa35e8447cafb5)

Want.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on October 08, 2014, 03:38:23 PM
Nope
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on October 08, 2014, 03:46:07 PM
(http://hyperallergic.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/wellcomeimages06.jpg)

For some reason, I don't get what this is in Arm.

This is actually my very very favorite image, like in forever.  It's a hooded durrit cloak, I think, and she is trying to hide while a Kadian crafter and a Fale noble fade a mudsexx scene.  Yep.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on October 08, 2014, 04:15:38 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10653659_773162766052726_7952058884940487257_n.jpg?oh=b7bc9cbce02382d8a1bd876d8b62222c&oe=54BC1CD4&__gda__=1422217224_41ac1a0cf60f31166daa35e8447cafb5)

Want.

A Tor Noble would want that.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on October 09, 2014, 02:23:49 AM
Holy shit. No fucking joke!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tuannon on October 09, 2014, 12:13:08 PM
You wouldn't fit in it, give it up
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on October 09, 2014, 04:19:59 PM
Oh. Yeh. I forgot. I couldn't sit in every chair. Still ... such a nice chair.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Evoru on October 09, 2014, 08:08:54 PM
(http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r498/Haloveir/GIFs/sml_zps59eda2d4.gif)

Not that I'm not guilty of being statuesque and rather dazzling myself, but...ah, Tuluk. You have such pretty, pretty people.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on October 23, 2014, 07:44:53 PM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--2YR3a4LG--/vjt721gy3qmo6hmuajtm.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: KankWhisperer on October 23, 2014, 08:05:38 PM
(http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r498/Haloveir/GIFs/sml_zps59eda2d4.gif)

Not that I'm not guilty of being statuesque and rather dazzling myself, but...ah, Tuluk. You have such pretty, pretty people.

Julia Roberts is kinda ugly.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on October 30, 2014, 12:38:43 AM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--2YR3a4LG--/vjt721gy3qmo6hmuajtm.jpg)

hawt

agree on Julia Roberts, never got that about "the most beautiful smile".
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: KankWhisperer on November 01, 2014, 03:02:10 AM
Nobody show Nergal this picture!

(http://panzerleader.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/sand-shark.jpg?w=450&h=321)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Reiloth on November 01, 2014, 03:26:46 AM
do it nergal

do it

sand sharks
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on November 01, 2014, 08:47:17 AM
Like how many times that one picture been in this thread?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BleakOne on November 02, 2014, 03:35:58 PM
Why does the sand shark have gills?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on November 02, 2014, 03:38:49 PM
Because FUCK YOU, that's why
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on November 02, 2014, 06:16:32 PM
Why does the sand shark have gills?

It's well known that the primary propulsion system of a sand shark is the process by which they inhale sand and then project it out of their gills at high speeds
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on November 03, 2014, 07:23:26 PM
That's how I always imagined Gaj.

If the Gaj was half that fun consistently the only complaint about tavern sitting is that it'd be the best thing in the game ever.

For my part, this clip has always had a big influence on how envision the "mood" of Zalanthas, and of Allanak in particular:

Highlord Tektolnes discusses the nature of time and prophecy with a few of His Black Robe Templars. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVnx6CuBCKw)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on November 27, 2014, 02:50:10 AM
I stumbled upon this (http://imgur.com/a/wgEof?gallery) on Reddit, it's about finding and working sapphires, agate, garnet and some more common gemstones found in Zalanthas. And the way they look when they've been cut (aka worked by Kadius).

I found it quite interesting and beautiful.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on November 27, 2014, 02:30:13 PM
And while I'm on the subject of gemstones:

Fire opal:

(http://i.imgur.com/Rb3DzL4.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on November 27, 2014, 06:40:40 PM
I love those, thanks Iiyola.

That Opal looks like a freaking fire-bombing.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kronibas on December 03, 2014, 05:18:38 AM
So, I happen to live nearby a both extremely significant and extremely remote archeaological artifact site, kinda like Mal Krian.  It's the Yarmony Pit House site (http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/Planning_and_Renewable_Resources/coop_agencies/new_documents/co3.Par.72973.File.dat/metcalf.pdf), which is significant because it proves a bunch of masochists wintered over here in the Rockies like yours truly.

Found by an old bank of the Colorado river on the private land of a rich dude whose family makes very famous synthesizers, I found it amongst other artifacts, mainly flakes of flint, yes like the forageable object in the game, almost exactly so.

The Utes were in the area until the 1890s, but there is an enormous void of information between them and the "Folsom" people, who were here between 5-8k years ago.  Before there were pyramids in Egypt.

(http://i.imgur.com/qfdiGPE.jpg)

Sun glyph medicine ball thing found within 3 miles of the Yarmony pit house site.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kronibas on December 03, 2014, 05:30:32 AM
This is a flint-knapped geode discovered on old Ute lands about a half mile north of the Colorado river.  It was discovered beside a knapped, green stone knife about 3 inches long that I gifted to my Apache neighbor.

(http://i.imgur.com/IFJi0pe.jpg)

It's hard to tell, but countless knapped facets cover the parts of the stone where the geode is exposed.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on December 05, 2014, 07:09:04 PM
Kadian desert finery:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/8c/f1/f3/8cf1f38eb16921c682bc5a8ae945b14a.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on December 09, 2014, 02:11:25 PM
LOL
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on January 01, 2015, 07:21:01 PM
Scrub north of the volcano in the north along with a travelling sunback caravan:
(http://www.tesoelite.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/morrowind-art.jpg)

Somewhere in Allanak:
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs15/i/2007/087/a/5/Morrowind_by_Demi_urgic.jpg)

Tribal elves:
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/309/5/9/morrowind_natives_by_theminttu-d4f6yvs.jpg)

Redstorm elf:
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs40/f/2009/050/d/b/Morrowind_Morwayn_by_UltimaPrince.jpg)

Tuluk (lol):
(http://www.wallpaperfly.com/thumbnails/detail/20130723/dragons%20fire%20fantasy%20art%20battles%20red%20dragon%20siege_www.wallmay.net_76.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on January 03, 2015, 01:08:53 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on January 04, 2015, 06:21:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AyCwyid.jpg?1)
(http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/styles/ifls_large/public/blog/%5Bnid%5D/Cretaceous-Crocodyliforms-010.jpg?itok=_1LbfW3K)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ShaLeah on January 06, 2015, 07:07:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/tSHs019.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on January 11, 2015, 06:33:37 AM
ONCE WERE WARRIORS

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/353/4/9/eaters_of_the_flesh_by_marko_djurdjevic-d8ae9bt.png)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 11, 2015, 08:01:15 AM
Albino redfang?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on January 11, 2015, 08:42:40 AM
Looks like a roundear, not a necker.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on January 12, 2015, 02:31:51 AM
Looks like a roundear, not a necker.

I know, that annoys me as well. The "outfit" just screams Red Fang, though
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on January 12, 2015, 07:04:37 PM
Human slave of the RedFang.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on January 15, 2015, 06:16:46 PM
A ghaati warrior

(http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/zodiac-monsters-fantasy-digital-art-damon-hellandbrand-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on January 15, 2015, 06:42:05 PM
Nobody show Nergal this picture!

(http://panzerleader.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/sand-shark.jpg?w=450&h=321)

Afterthought: like where is this from?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on January 15, 2015, 06:45:08 PM
Nobody show Nergal this picture!

(http://panzerleader.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/sand-shark.jpg?w=450&h=321)

Afterthought: like where is this from?

I think that is from D&D 3.5 isn't it?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: wizturbo on January 15, 2015, 06:55:26 PM
It's from the Darksun 4th edition re-release.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kol on January 25, 2015, 10:48:43 AM
Take out the robot, and some of these are pretty much what I'd expect to see wandering the known. (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/09/science/space/curiosity-rover-28-months-on-mars.html?WT.mc_id=AD-D-E-KEYWEE-SOC-FP-JAN-AUD-DEV-INTL-0101-0131&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=IntlAudDev&kwp_0=8032&kwp_4=58645&kwp_1=120734&_r=0)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on January 31, 2015, 02:00:16 AM
This beautiful pair of gloves is made out of gold, silver, steel and leather. I can only imagine Muk Utep or Tektolnes wearing these. Note that the right hand has chainmail in order to hold the sword, and the left hand is plated, for the shield. They're from the late 1500's.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZVMTt8E.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rathustra on February 08, 2015, 06:20:19 PM
Here's some Dark Sun character pictures, I'm sure some will suit Armageddon characters:
http://pachycrocuta.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=%2F&q=dark+sun
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on February 10, 2015, 07:40:00 PM
some more assorted D&D/pathfinder characters

(https://rotgrub.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/pathfinder-iconics.jpg)

and some other picks from DeviantArt. A lot of these come from Jason Engle, who does fantastic stuff.

(http://th02.deviantart.net/fs50/PRE/i/2009/271/0/a/Thief_by_grandanvil.jpg)
(http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/199/c/0/drake_hunter_by_butterfrog-d40drpv.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/103/d/1/eando_kline_by_jasonengle-d4w2gx9.jpg)
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/363/3/c/inner_seanpc_codex_cover_by_jasonengle-d6zxvxl.jpg)
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/103/6/9/nephilim_by_jasonengle-d4w2fwp.jpg)
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/103/3/9/sepid_div_by_jasonengle-d4w2emc.jpg)
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/103/5/7/zephyr_guard_by_jasonengle-d4w2e6o.jpg)
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/101/5/e/thri_kreen_predator_by_jasonengle-d4vuq1t.jpg)
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/198/e/d/matters_of_the_learned_by_jasonengle-d3z34v0.jpg)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/096/4/b/Rage_by_JasonEngle.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on February 10, 2015, 08:07:35 PM
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/122/7/d/athas_half_giant_by_juanico_el_muertes-d3ffjp5.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/218/5/6/athas_by_opi_skits.png)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 10, 2015, 08:11:34 PM
Damn those are amazing.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on February 10, 2015, 08:38:56 PM
Damn those are amazing.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Majikal on February 11, 2015, 02:21:38 AM
(http://africa.si.edu/exhibits/mosaic/images/2001-15-1lg.jpg)

Horse hair fly-whisk, for da levy pplz
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: KankWhisperer on February 12, 2015, 07:16:27 PM
(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp46/antiwhipped/20150212_154844.jpg)

Thornlands (where I am currently working)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on February 12, 2015, 08:21:38 PM
Watch out for the kryl!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on February 14, 2015, 04:06:41 AM
Finally a real use for pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/chadericd/raw-and-primitive-weapons/ (https://www.pinterest.com/chadericd/raw-and-primitive-weapons/)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mook on February 17, 2015, 05:02:03 PM
Tilmatli - a long, hoodless garment.  More common in one city than the other, afaik.

(http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/images-aus/aus_27_03_2.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VuZVGKWrruo/S3Cqtl9OGtI/AAAAAAAAF6Q/OUCA3z4r2xY/s400/caballeroaguila.jpg)

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/326/2/e/aztec_tlaloc_priest_by_plumed_serpent-d5lv1g0.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rathustra on February 28, 2015, 05:11:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/3HagQ1q.jpg)
ONLY 300 SID - JOIN TO-DAY.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on February 28, 2015, 08:51:21 AM
That's a weird looking axe.  Does it have a name?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: manonfire on February 28, 2015, 09:31:45 AM
Dave.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on February 28, 2015, 12:53:29 PM
That's a weird looking axe.  Does it have a name?

Hmm. It's an interesting one. I've seen similar blade designs on halberd, but the haft is normal length.

Probably just call it a heavy war-axe.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on February 28, 2015, 05:26:41 PM
This is the closest that I can find that has a blade like that one:

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121012152403/elderscrolls/images/5/5a/IronWarAxe_SK.png)

Maybe it's a double spiked war-axe?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rathustra on February 28, 2015, 05:41:31 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-bearded_axe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-bearded_axe) A large, spiked bearded-axe. pls hire me salarr
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Down Under on February 28, 2015, 06:53:32 PM
People in the Taiga make perfect skis with bearded axes.

It is known.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tetra on March 01, 2015, 11:37:44 AM
People in the Taiga make perfect skis with bearded axes.

It is known.

It is known.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on March 12, 2015, 04:09:04 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/59/Inuit_Snow_goggles_from_Alaska._Made_from_carved_wood%2C_1880-1890CE_%28top%29_and_Caribou_antler_1000-1800_CE_%28bottom%29.jpg/330px-Inuit_Snow_goggles_from_Alaska._Made_from_carved_wood%2C_1880-1890CE_%28top%29_and_Caribou_antler_1000-1800_CE_%28bottom%29.jpg)

Read up on inuit snow goggles. Interestingly they may have been depicted in doguu statues which date around 1000 BC.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuit_snow_goggles (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuit_snow_goggles)

Someday I will make my own sunslits.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on March 12, 2015, 11:45:32 AM
I really hope they look that way.  I think I'm of the camp of people that thinks that wearing sunslits indoors look absolutely goofy o-rama and should get you instantly beat up by virtual Bynners at the Gaj:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Inuit_snow_goggles.jpg/220px-Inuit_snow_goggles.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on March 13, 2015, 08:47:28 AM
1. Not everybody has time or energy to enter every command to appear realistic
2. Some folks prpbably think that kanye west style shutter shades are what sunslits look like, even though those are worthless
3. I give people the benefit of the doubt that characters are automatically lifting their sunslits up to their eyebrows for the duration of.indoors time
4. Dark stained sunslits could look cool. Imagine if those white ones that inuit wears were solid black. Wood tone is cool also.
5. You look goofy o-rama.
6. You can see surprisingly well out of a pinpoint or a slit even indoors. Try it. Field of view is shot and seeing in shadows too but acuity is improved to nearly 20/20. A penalty to CITY scan seems appropriate. (i don't think wildnerness scan would be penalized where you are usually scanning for camouflage patterns and far away hidden animals)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on March 13, 2015, 12:33:50 PM
There's a cool-looking pair of sunslits (sensualist?  wtf autocorrect) at the top of this post  about Red Storm (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,10535.msg822319.html#msg822319)!   I dunno, I think they can look kind of cool, in a masquerade ball kind of way.  You're probably apt to feel cooler if you've got your earbuds in with Duane Eddy playing.

A penalty to scan seems appropriate.

Yeah, and maybe a bonus to peek.

(http://i.imgur.com/QfTQVfP.jpg)

(Does any mod know why this image won't post to larger than 400 pixels wide?)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bcw81 on March 13, 2015, 01:26:26 PM
More than likely the image wont post because it exceeds the forum limits - which non-staff mods can't see. These are normally pretty small (800x600 or so max) for most other forums.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: aeglaeca on March 15, 2015, 12:19:15 PM
(http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1531642&stc=1&d=1343857162) (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1531642&stc=1&d=1343857162)

(Click for full size.)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Down Under on March 15, 2015, 01:28:56 PM
Yummy.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on March 23, 2015, 02:12:03 AM
(http://brennor.dyndns.org/~steve/SkullAndShackles/Images/Characters/NPC-Owlbear.jpg)

A tribal human hunter foraging for bugs to put in his leather pouch. I love the ritualistic feathers worn on his shoulders and arms!

The metal needs to be replaced with bone but I think that this is a pretty good Zalanthas human.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on March 23, 2015, 04:03:07 AM
Looks like a ex-slave tribal based on that broken chain on that collar.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: lostinspace on March 23, 2015, 03:13:46 PM
Quote
Dark stained sunslits could look cool. Imagine if those white ones that inuit wears were solid black. Wood tone is cool also.
You can have these in game, good luck.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on March 28, 2015, 07:07:13 PM
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/007/a/a/nomad_elf_concept_by_telthona-d36lyj9.jpg)
(http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/21721942/images/1353742977506.jpg)
(http://www.mortalonline.com/files/races/ForestElf.jpg)
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/a6/ed/38/a6ed380f3b3d53e7569c657f6d94932b.jpg)
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/252/d/5/wild_elf_druid_by_thepastart-d6ln0fa.jpg)
(http://archive.wizards.com/mtg/images/daily/boab/boab83_jorga.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on March 29, 2015, 01:24:42 AM
Those are cool, but you probably need to NSFW #3 for people, there.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on March 29, 2015, 01:42:54 AM
Good eyes, James. I had to fullscreen to see that nipple.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tetra on March 29, 2015, 01:49:02 AM
I decided to cosplay Zalanthan things...


(http://i62.tinypic.com/spdrp2.jpg)
Being a junior noble, likely Oash since the silk tunic is blue.  Note the metal signet ring(it's actually silver and garnet).

(http://i57.tinypic.com/15g8c3d.jpg)
A rogue krathi conjuring flames.  I'm holding an arathi here, a small oil-wick item used in Hindu ritual ceremonies.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/4gp75e.jpg)
A Kadian fop Merchant in white cotton and black kohl. Northern compound due to the plunging neckline.  


Also taking requests for goofy costumes if anyone has requests, and I'll put something together.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jihelu on March 29, 2015, 01:53:33 AM
Really nice stuff.

If I was pretty/gave a damn I could probably figure out how to look like something...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tetra on March 29, 2015, 01:57:58 AM
Thanks!  I'm still into make-believe & dress up as an adult.  I'll try a rinthi, find some uhh...Mud or something.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on March 29, 2015, 04:08:23 AM
I just imagine a lot of 'rinthis looking like victorian era chimney sweeps, minus the broom, maybe like this:

(http://steampunkworkshop.com/wp-content/uploads/sweep_4.jpg)

(http://www.cpa-bastille91.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Juin-2010063.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: spicemustflow on April 03, 2015, 02:49:57 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10486207_10206379533904500_2422189825140044539_n.jpg?oh=4ef440a994f0b3b0bf0ead3d8cc2c7a5&oe=55B6D961&__gda__=1437044287_26eb76845b974315e6088a1197c00228)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kol on April 03, 2015, 02:53:03 PM
That sweep has some serious 5 o'clock shadow.

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on April 04, 2015, 06:31:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Rpo2XGq.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rathustra on April 06, 2015, 11:44:40 AM
My order from Salarr finally came through:

(http://i.imgur.com/mRFeeZC.jpg)
Flint and agafari spear with a duskhorn antler cross-guard - plusa fang-adorned buckler.

(http://i.imgur.com/7WdIQbI.jpg)
An antler-wreathed battle staff.

(http://i.imgur.com/BDt4TaV.jpg)
Carru antler longknife.

(http://i.imgur.com/TkKEeSy.jpg)
And a bone-bladed longsword.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: AdamBlue on April 06, 2015, 01:04:00 PM
Yo, those are sick.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on April 06, 2015, 06:58:04 PM
Incredibly cool stuff.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kol on April 06, 2015, 07:32:24 PM
I'll have to dig out my larp weapons.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on April 06, 2015, 08:56:32 PM
That's awesome!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rokal on April 07, 2015, 08:53:26 PM
Yo, those are sick.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on April 12, 2015, 10:25:31 AM
(http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/styles/ifls_large/public/blog/%5Bnid%5D/TOP%20terror%20bird.jpg?itok=MkjPK5-X)
(http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/blog/%5Bnid%5D/300px%20skeleton.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on April 13, 2015, 10:19:40 AM
A menacing defiler
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1d/62/8b/1d628bf29279ed7207bef007a88882ab.jpg)

A T'zai Byn runner
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/29/28/44/29284461b9476193b3f20cb0ec06062b.jpg)

When you look up and realize you're on the wrong side of the Labyrinth
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/db/e7/a5/dbe7a5273d4e63f95bbe6e0f00668700.jpg)

A blue-robed templar
(http://paizo.com/image/content/PathfinderTales/PZO8500-Salim.jpg)

A desert elf in a fanged, bone half-mask
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/14/62/06/146206e97cbe0b8347f4e7601f68e823.jpg)

A sulking half-breed ranger
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/72/06/a2/7206a268b7cc3029c9246fd4a754f02a.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on April 13, 2015, 04:14:12 PM
All really good. I like the Rinth one. So accurate.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: whitt on April 15, 2015, 08:52:45 PM
Byn salute to a fallen sergeant...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv0cUeRSIPc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv0cUeRSIPc)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on April 15, 2015, 11:34:36 PM
Another image dump coming. Mostly vaguely Zalanthan looking wildlife here.

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/288/4/6/fancylady_by_katepfeilschiefter-d8304q8.jpg)
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/274/2/f/chuul_by_katepfeilschiefter-d81aawq.jpg)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/030/f/5/steppe_ichneumon_by_katepfeilschiefter-d731j0c.jpg)
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/273/f/9/crocosus_by_katepfeilschiefter-d5fhywk.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/228/8/4/holly_honey_beast_by_katepfeilschiefter-d5ajzrn.jpg)
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/144/d/f/ichneumon_sketch_by_katepfeilschiefter-d50wqz1.jpg)
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/101/4/6/tanngrisnir_sheet_by_katepfeilschiefter-d4vrueb.jpg)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/064/5/6/tanngrisnir_by_katepfeilschiefter-d4rrg83.jpg)
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/031/4/6/lepus_panthera_by_katepfeilschiefter-d4mab1y.jpg)
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/181/a/8/caecuraptor_by_katepfeilschiefter-d3km0n9.jpg)
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/170/f/7/feather_fruit_skull_by_katepfeilschiefter-d3jaud4.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on April 17, 2015, 08:46:29 PM
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/6c22593029a9eceb8ecb1d97580c99b9/tumblr_mpl0pb48GK1qz9b3ko1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on April 18, 2015, 12:18:14 AM
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/6c22593029a9eceb8ecb1d97580c99b9/tumblr_mpl0pb48GK1qz9b3ko1_1280.jpg)

I can see the remains of the waterslide in the background!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on April 24, 2015, 09:49:31 PM
(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Jhakar.jpg)
(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Boneclaw.jpg)
(https://mygirlfriendisadm.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/10-darksun10bydaverapoza.jpg)
(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Athasian-Thri-kreen.jpg?w=434)
(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Blitz-Wenzer.jpg?w=434)
(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Charge.jpg?w=434)
(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Dwarves-concept.jpg?w=434)
(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Lirr.jpg?w=434)
(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Kestrekel-Flock.jpg?w=434)
(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Hulk.jpg?w=434)
(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Tithian-the-high-templar.jpg?w=434)
(http://www.geneome.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Athasian-Druid.jpg?w=434)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on April 25, 2015, 03:37:18 AM
Whoah, those are badass. What's the author credit?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mook on May 05, 2015, 04:58:38 PM
DJ Snake escapes from Toolook and tries to fit-in at Luir's
(http://i7.imgiz.com/rshots/8012/dillon-francis-dj-snake-get-low_8012726-33880_1200x630.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on May 05, 2015, 05:02:55 PM
Whoah, those are badass. What's the author credit?

Michal Vondracek
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Post by: Flying Erdlu on May 07, 2015, 12:17:02 PM
A Rukkian was here...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4692188357_536d3611de.jpg)
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Post by: MeTekillot on May 13, 2015, 01:41:14 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/TgVJNST.png?1)
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Post by: Bushranger on May 13, 2015, 09:43:30 PM
Weapons without Metal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C6_pSEPbO8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C6_pSEPbO8)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on May 13, 2015, 10:24:07 PM
The axe at 4:04. I want it.

I saw a lot of cool wooden weapons in New Zealand. Particularly the war clubs. I think that clubs especially could use some loving in game.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tetra on May 17, 2015, 12:23:10 AM
Not really Zalanthan but!  Melisandre is totally a gemmed Krathi.

(http://i4.minus.com/isnB4cG3WaJon.jpg)

I imagine Asshai in GoT is probably something like Allanak.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rhyden on May 17, 2015, 03:19:52 PM
I'm pretty sure Melisandre is every gemmed krathi ever. Hot, manipulative, and naked 90% of the time.
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Post by: Tetra on May 17, 2015, 07:04:41 PM
I'm pretty sure Melisandre is every gemmed krathi ever. Hot, manipulative, and naked 90% of the time.

I liked how she admitted to some 'pageantry' in her magick, in order to make observers believe more in the power of her Lord of Light.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on May 29, 2015, 09:57:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/tSHs019.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XL3IhPg.jpg) (http://imgur.com/XL3IhPg)
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Post by: bardlyone on May 29, 2015, 11:06:20 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0b/0e/fa/0b0efaa9752bd98cd5df0d9ad1dc0078.jpg)

The 'pinkish-yellow' of pymlithe blossoms. Yes, it's a rose, but the coloring is gorgeous. I imagine the tree/flowers themselves to be more close to cherry blossoms.

(http://www.acnursery.com/images/longjohn03.jpg)

Kalan fruit (actually a picture of a long john plum)

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/045/b/5/black_ocelot_by_vide_fotografia-d4prkkx.jpg)

Quirri (actually a black ocelet)

(http://messybeast.com/genetics/1908-pseudomelleop.jpg)

Rantarri (I think they were supposed to have 2 extra legs, but I can't remember. Blah.) It's a cheetapard.

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on May 30, 2015, 01:28:30 AM

(http://messybeast.com/genetics/1908-pseudomelleop.jpg)

Rantarri (I think they were supposed to have 2 extra legs, but I can't remember. Blah.) It's a cheetapard.


Haha, yeah, that's about right.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rhyden on May 30, 2015, 12:07:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/XL3IhPg.jpg) (http://imgur.com/XL3IhPg)

Love this one. "The figure in a hooded, floral-patterned blanket stands here."
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 30, 2015, 04:42:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/XL3IhPg.jpg) (http://imgur.com/XL3IhPg)

Love this one. "The figure in a hooded, floral-patterned [saddle] blanket stands here."

FTFY
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Asmoth on May 30, 2015, 04:49:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/XL3IhPg.jpg) (http://imgur.com/XL3IhPg)

Love this one. "The figure in a hooded, floral-patterned blanket stands here."
Ooc Can you stand still for a moment while I used you as a target for a bug since saddle blankets don't have hoods?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bardlyone on May 30, 2015, 08:40:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/XL3IhPg.jpg) (http://imgur.com/XL3IhPg)

Love this one. "The figure in a hooded, floral-patterned blanket stands here."
Ooc Can you stand still for a moment while I used you as a target for a bug since saddle blankets don't have hoods?

With the blanket being held like a diamond rather than a square, it's easy to tell that that's actually the top point of it, not some specially sewn hood. FFS it's draped over one side.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 30, 2015, 10:13:12 PM
WHAT HAVE I DONE?!
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Post by: hyzhenhok on May 31, 2015, 04:19:57 AM
Auditorizing Zalanthas...?

I was listening to the old music included with Europa Universalis 2. It includes some bits of late medieval popular music that I like to imagine are more similar to what you'd hear in Zalanthas than anything more modern:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwdnNyySDLI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwdnNyySDLI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8PsrvjihdE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8PsrvjihdE)
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Post by: bardlyone on June 02, 2015, 01:20:22 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/1466209_368237076684681_7964679331292462100_n.jpg?oh=bef35d4bdb88d6be444255106de5a8f4&oe=55F21CC3)

I'm picturing.... a wall of these... making crystalline sounds as they waver on their stems as though in a perpetual breeze, somewhere sekrit and IC.
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Post by: whitt on June 17, 2015, 12:59:22 AM
Oh Lady Templars... Get your horror-breastplate adorned with duskhorn scales and vulture feathers!

(https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11147077_638005076299681_4164536524301934710_n.jpg?oh=b982691a812b3be21eb7d792725d3324&oe=562B98F3)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on June 17, 2015, 01:07:21 AM
boob armor is so dumb.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Alesan on June 17, 2015, 01:13:42 AM
boob armor is so dumb.

So you're saying chest armor designed for women shouldn't account for the extra mass.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Is Friday on June 17, 2015, 01:22:39 AM
The sword would be redirected into that brave battle maiden's heart as opposed to grazing her.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Synthesis on June 17, 2015, 01:24:21 AM
Somehow women survive in modern combat with flak jackets and ballistic plates that don't have boob contours.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Alesan on June 17, 2015, 01:29:55 AM
Ignore me then. I'm a complete retard that doesn't know how armor works. My sincerest apologies.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on June 17, 2015, 01:45:16 AM
(http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af112/Nizaris1/Niza/lady-knight-armor_zpsb80819d1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on June 17, 2015, 01:48:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/6AjXBuJ.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: manonfire on June 17, 2015, 11:58:37 AM
#trigger
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Post by: manonfire on June 17, 2015, 12:51:26 PM
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/LnI4-LCQA1o/maxresdefault.jpg)

Cenyr, or maybe the old Mul Outpost.

(open in new tab for larger)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Synthesis on June 17, 2015, 01:05:26 PM
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/LnI4-LCQA1o/maxresdefault.jpg)

Cenyr, or maybe the old Mul Outpost.

(open in new tab for larger)

"old?"
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Post by: manonfire on June 17, 2015, 01:30:59 PM
Well, it isn't active anymore, so.. yeah. Old.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on June 17, 2015, 01:36:29 PM
It's still there. About as active seeming as Yaroch.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on June 27, 2015, 01:49:00 AM
If Red Storm had noblewomen...

(http://i.imgur.com/v8P4wLh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/gallery/v8P4wLh)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: HavokBlue on June 27, 2015, 02:03:29 AM
The ink might look familiar to rinth players

(http://i.imgur.com/0afC0Z2.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on July 03, 2015, 10:43:16 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/zSGgAwZ.jpg)
Apartments

(http://i.imgur.com/f9prK9i.gif)
A seating area in The Atrium

(http://i.imgur.com/nae1AyW.jpg)
Outside a Noble Estate

(http://i.imgur.com/Z1MoRi6.jpg)
Inside a Noble Estate

(http://i.imgur.com/H98yJQS.jpg)
A hovel on Theyak's Walk

(http://i.imgur.com/xAoIdgH.jpg)
The Ample Goblet

(http://i.imgur.com/1z1Dlig.jpg)
A merchant's courtyard

(http://i.imgur.com/WXd7tPt.jpg)
A merchant's bedchamber.

(http://i.imgur.com/8exI1tP.jpg)
Somewhere in Allanak

(http://i.imgur.com/57phDtd.jpg)
Somewhere else in Allanak

(http://i.imgur.com/cwgOhun.jpg)
On the rooftops of the Commoner's Quarter
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Post by: Desertman on July 03, 2015, 11:46:47 AM
LM, awesome.
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Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on July 03, 2015, 12:00:00 PM
Wow. Those are nice.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on July 03, 2015, 12:09:18 PM
Put my favorites through a filter:

(http://i.imgur.com/jJASi4Z.jpg) (http://imgur.com/jJASi4Z)

(http://i.imgur.com/f2YqV52.jpg) (http://imgur.com/f2YqV52)
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Post by: LauraMars on July 03, 2015, 02:37:09 PM
^^ I like those! A bit dark but I'll pretend it's dusk.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Asanadas on July 14, 2015, 04:22:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/3rMLsiC.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on July 14, 2015, 12:56:56 PM
Skellebain, not even once?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on July 15, 2015, 02:58:41 PM
Visualizing Zalanthas, bone jewelry edition.

(http://i.imgur.com/vl57pmj.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/T5QPaSY.jpg)
Everyone's favorite long ivory hair needle.

(http://i.imgur.com/PPHlCaC.jpg)
a thick bone cuff bracelet

(http://i.imgur.com/7BIpnZ2.jpg)
a pair of delicate, filigreed ivory earrings

(http://i.imgur.com/MOJshom.jpg)
an ivory silt-flyer pendant

(http://i.imgur.com/XvLcxrC.jpg)
an elaborate, heavy bone necklace

(http://i.imgur.com/cUjmqSP.jpg)
x2
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on July 20, 2015, 03:20:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/LyZGoPu.jpg) (http://imgur.com/LyZGoPu)

I have no idea how I went my whole life not knowing that a) such a thing existed and b) was readily available near me.

Then I bought one and figured out jackfruit is the most inconvenient food in history.  First, it's giant and covered in spines.  Second, only about a third of the inside is edible (the pink part).  The yellow parts aren't.  The pits aren't.  Then, there is a white paste that is stickier than glue, and will ruin your knives if you don't coat them in olive oil.  Very Zalanthan.
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Post by: awkward on July 20, 2015, 03:34:42 PM
And it tastes/smells like garlicky ass*, so I will second your vote of jackfruit being a very zalanthan (AKA gross and inconvenient*) food item.

* in the opinion of a westerner like me
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on July 20, 2015, 03:43:25 PM
I think I would have said it tasted like cantelope candy with the consistency of boiled chicken.  Mine was only mildly garlicky.  Weird fruit.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: aeglaeca on July 22, 2015, 06:55:33 PM
It's not inconvenient if you buy it canned!

There is also durian, which has even spikier points than jackfruit.

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/steven-universe/images/0/02/Durian.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150606203706)

It also smells like utter ass, especially if it's overripe. But it tastes like custard.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Kismetic on July 22, 2015, 07:24:22 PM
That's so interesting.  A fruit that smells like ass but tastes like custard?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on July 22, 2015, 07:38:49 PM
Durian fruit smells like a diaper.  A dirty diaper.  And since it smells so strongly of dirty diaper, it tastes like dirty diaper too...at least, I definitely did not think "custard" when I tasted it.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Pale Horse on July 22, 2015, 08:00:11 PM
Durian fruit smells like a diaper.  A dirty diaper.  And since it smells so strongly of dirty diaper, it tastes like dirty diaper too...at least, I definitely did not think "custard" when I tasted it.

I'm of the opinion that durian can only be enjoyed by those who grew up eating it, or by some genetically different portion of the population.

The less-evolved genetic kind.  Seriously, this fruit is one of the nastiest things to grow on this globe.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on July 22, 2015, 08:07:26 PM
Depends on the ripeness and the variety, or so I'm told. Never actually crossed paths with one.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: awkward on July 31, 2015, 01:34:22 AM
Polished stone dildos are pretty Zalathan (http://www.chakrubs.com).

Now you can own a mastercrafted polished black onyx rod IG and IRL thanks to Chakrubs!
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-biq04i/3w08tb/products/82/images/319/Original_Black_Onyx__61684.1432097235.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

Or perhaps some smooth quartz for your more petite friends:
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-biq04i/3w08tb/products/76/images/326/The_Heart__14880.1432097576.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

The aventurine is my particular favorite:
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-biq04i/3w08tb/products/35/images/328/Indigo__10203.1432097620.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

Might get one for myself and some ladies I know in both the Zalanthan and Earthly realms ^^;  <3
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on August 04, 2015, 12:57:39 PM
Awkward that's........well, that's a little awkward (funny though).  (and probably accurate)

Here's an awesome video of traditional bread baking in Tajikstan...I wonder if any of the flatbread makers of Zalanthas use a technique like this.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/the-amazing-art-of-bread-baking-in-tajikistan
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on August 05, 2015, 12:45:33 AM
Yep, those are rock dildos alright. Who wants to talk about bread?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: QuillDipper on August 05, 2015, 02:00:51 AM
My two favorite things, so close together in this thread. Worlds combine.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on August 07, 2015, 03:42:44 PM
A noble's gold signet ring (16th century gold signet ring)

(http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/encore/ncgre000/00000001/00000927/00000927_ac_0001.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mordiggian on August 15, 2015, 04:07:49 AM
https://youtu.be/U5hZsJk0G_4
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Majikal on August 15, 2015, 03:41:32 PM
(https://d15mj6e6qmt1na.cloudfront.net/files/images/0907/6080/Twin_Moons.jpg)
A night in the wild.
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--t8q5V-j1--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/18k34de0kdg3cjpg.jpg)
A spike hilted longknife.
(http://www.oriental-arms.co.il/photos/items/69/006769/ph-0.jpg)
A carru-horn spear.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: whitt on September 01, 2015, 09:57:20 PM
Straight out of Cavaticus' dreams...

(https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11988621_889815347738432_1606503834347369438_n.jpg?oh=fa3f6dd1be8427b0f663f7ba202a84f8&oe=5660D736)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The7DeadlyVenomz on September 02, 2015, 06:06:39 PM
A skull-backed, slender-legged spider dangles in a large web here.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: deathkamon on September 02, 2015, 07:55:32 PM
That reminds me of Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time. Those skull spiders though...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on September 02, 2015, 09:29:17 PM
Same here.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on September 03, 2015, 08:08:16 AM
That's because that picture is actually someone's fan art of a Skulltala.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on September 03, 2015, 09:30:30 AM
Wow, that's some good photoshopping there.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on September 03, 2015, 06:56:16 PM
This is someone using their Master level Skin skill on a cow.

NSFW MILD TO MODERATE GORE















https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8TBvkcSeFk&feature=youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8TBvkcSeFk&feature=youtube)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: musashi on September 03, 2015, 08:38:04 PM
The guy took 15 minutes to finish? Jesus ... that's way too much emoting. He could have killed and skinned like 15 more cows instead.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 05, 2015, 07:43:44 PM
He also manged more than a strip of meat and a few bones for his trouble.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on September 25, 2015, 11:01:15 PM
Satellite photos from Zalanthas http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86691&src=iotdrss
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Rathustra on September 26, 2015, 08:30:49 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bediOcf.pngf)
Red moon or white moon?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bcw81 on September 26, 2015, 09:05:18 AM
I think I just found the staff from circa 1998?

(http://web.archive.org/web/20050118075653/http://www.ci-n.com/armageddon/images/imms1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on September 29, 2015, 05:56:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bediOcf.pngf)
Red moon or white moon?

Nope.... that's -no- moon.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on October 04, 2015, 01:05:32 PM
Maybe some place, somewhere, there's an ocean or river connected to the Red, like this satellite photo of South Africa

(http://i.imgur.com/lNeqdPV.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on October 04, 2015, 02:29:03 PM
If you flip that image upside down it's easy to imagine those are the pointy red peaks of mountains, and the blue and white is the sky and clouds.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: bcw81 on October 04, 2015, 03:39:09 PM
If you flip that image upside down it's easy to imagine those are the pointy red peaks of mountains, and the blue and white is the sky and clouds.

red sky son
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: wizturbo on October 09, 2015, 01:14:23 AM
Vivaduan
(http://i.imgur.com/TlMY3ao.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The Silence of the Erdlus on November 05, 2015, 09:59:22 AM
(http://www.ikonet.com/en/visualdictionary/images/us/tuber-vegetables-70260.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mordiggian on November 06, 2015, 04:54:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EOaAmr1.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on November 06, 2015, 05:05:58 PM
that is gorgeous

and if I ever saw it anywhere near me I'd call 911
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on November 06, 2015, 10:14:54 PM
If I saw one of these I would call the army.

(http://i.imgur.com/CNPhmQa.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/5RoJORC.jpg)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2119343/King-Wasps-Indonesia-Two-half-inch-monster-jaws-longer-legs.html#ixzz1qDcg71Y8
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Majikal on November 08, 2015, 07:26:54 PM
If you flip that image upside down it's easy to imagine those are the pointy red peaks of mountains, and the blue and white is the sky and clouds.

red sky son

I remembering being led to beleive the Zalanthan sky is red, though I did see a place that long ago. One of those out of the way very rarely travelled sort of areas and it disctinctly pointed out the sky being blue, I noticed it because it went against everything I thought. I wonder now if I should have typoed it. Whoops!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: solera on November 09, 2015, 01:36:31 AM
Sky red pants vs Vivs' conclave.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Taven on November 10, 2015, 10:09:04 PM
My apologies if any of these have been previously posted.


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fKtbZvPXKE0/TWfkhrNUnkI/AAAAAAAADWo/ctri6GuYkaY/s1600/sol2.bmp)

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/244683/DarkSun_Arena.jpg)
Click here for much bigger, more awesome version! (http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/244683/DarkSun_Arena.jpg)


(http://www.plasticrypt.com/swm_bh/mustafarian_flea_rider.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on November 19, 2015, 05:20:59 PM
I saw a girl today with a pointed star/sun on her wrist.  Couldn't think of a way to ask to take a picture of it that wouldn't be weird, though.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on November 23, 2015, 05:49:31 AM
A river of silt...

(https://i.imgur.com/MMZsxJV.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jihelu on November 23, 2015, 07:11:51 PM
A river of silt...

(https://i.imgur.com/MMZsxJV.gif)

Fuck


That
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on November 23, 2015, 07:16:59 PM
Code: [Select]
A river of silt says, OOC:
   "Consent given."


Seriously though, what is that? Is it dust, pumice, meringue? It's something floating on the water, right?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on November 24, 2015, 01:18:04 AM
It's hail, floating on water.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on November 24, 2015, 05:11:46 AM
More architecture that reminds me of Allanak:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/95/bf/97/95bf97eaba5b14e23ac55e7924262aea.jpg)
Somewhere in the Noble's Quarter

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/43/c5/d4/43c5d4ffd7427e23de3bfad52fd68acd.jpg)
A merchant's courtyard

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/54/99/c3/5499c394d371a6b72bed56ce12b5ec29.jpg)
The Eastern Archway of the Bazaar

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/bb/68/3d/bb683dff4f0a20df6fdb0cdabf938bdc.jpg)
Hathor's Way

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/83/10/35/83103508a8ebabd93763b59b54d3f9c6.jpg)
Somewhere in Allanak

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b6/63/71/b66371813bbdb31860f09462ef813df5.jpg)
Somewhere else in Allanak

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/fd/d2/94/fdd29441722cbe8319705095e7f27696.jpg)  (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/db/4a/3b/db4a3bb011abfbabc8f7e998a80fa0bd.jpg)
A Windswept Canyon of Sandstone

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/4f/67/87/4f6787886e5bcb8cd6efcd78b2b204ba.jpg)
Spice
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 03, 2015, 07:44:57 PM
Woah, I was visualizing carrus all wrong.

Partial Bestiary (http://dfds.wikia.com/wiki/Animal_Companions)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on December 03, 2015, 07:53:41 PM
Those look more like chalton (note the six legs). And I believe Carru are described as having branching horns.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: deathkamon on December 03, 2015, 11:50:31 PM
When I scrolled down a bit more and saw the Inix on that page, I didn't really expect it to look like that in Dark Sun. My personal visualization was an over-sized Comodo dragon for all these years.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 04, 2015, 12:08:48 AM
Those look more like chalton (note the six legs). And I believe Carru are described as having branching horns.

Yeah.  I just checked a log of a look at a carru, and in Arm, they have four legs, not six, and antlers, not horns.  Being a dork, I checked, and that picture comes from Appendix II of the Monstrous Compendium, and it is a carru in Dark Sun.  So, upshot: Arm carru are not the same as Dark Sun carru?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 04, 2015, 04:03:30 PM
More:

(http://www.lomion.de/cmm/img/elfathas.gif)
Exhibit B: A Dark Sun elf (http://www.lomion.de/cmm/elfathas.php), played by Bushranger.

(http://www.lomion.de/cmm/img/halfatha.gif)
Exhibit C: A Dark Sun halfling (http://www.lomion.de/cmm/halfatha.php), played by nobody anymore (tears of blood).

(http://www.lomion.de/cmm/img/animdoa1.gif)
Exhibit D: Dark Sun versions of mekillots, kanks (RIP), erdlus, and inixes (http://www.lomion.de/cmm/animdoa1.php).  (Also, some evidence that the plural of 'erdlu' is 'erdlus' and the plural of 'inix' is 'inixes', unfortunately.)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on December 04, 2015, 04:08:29 PM
Wow that halfling is amazing. They both are awesome, but I love the hair on the little ankle biter.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 04, 2015, 04:23:18 PM
(http://www.lomion.de/cmm/img/scrab.gif)
Exhibit F: A Dark Sun scrab (http://www.lomion.de/cmm/scrab.php).  (This is not at all how I visualized Arm scrab.)

From our helpfile:
Quote
Common in the areas surrounding Allanak, these insectoid creatures stand taller and larger than the average human, and their heads are fringed with a multitude of milky, translucent eyes. These beasts, while fairly common, have an aggressive hunter's instinct and a back terrible for riding, and thus are never used as mounts. They are often easy prey to the hunters of Allanak and the southlands, with a pale, soft yellow meat within their thorax, a head that if cooked properly is considered a delicacy, and a tough shell that can often be sold for coins in the larger cities.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on December 04, 2015, 04:30:57 PM
That looks more like a Cilops with the pincer on the wrong end.

Scrab are very vaguely described in Armageddon. The best you will get is "beetle-like", if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 04, 2015, 04:34:56 PM
That looks more like a Cilops with the pincer on the wrong end.

Scrab are very vaguely described in Armageddon. The best you will get is "beetle-like", if I remember correctly.

(http://www.lomion.de/cmm/img/cilops.gif)
Exhibit G: A Dark Sun Cilops (http://www.lomion.de/cmm/cilops.php).

And holy fuck:
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/IFPT_bLhonU/maxresdefault.jpg)
That scene of hilarity came when I did a google image search on "dark sun cilops" (http://www.ovguide.com/athas-9202a8c04000641f800000000b562cfe) -- apparently it points to some video of Athas?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Marauder Moe on December 04, 2015, 04:48:28 PM
I always imaged that scrabs were like smaller but longer beetles and, for whatever reason, stood kind of upright with their front two legs/claws off the ground.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 04, 2015, 05:26:01 PM
More (Dark Sun versions):

Gaj (http://www.lomion.de/cmm/gaj.php)
Braxat (http://www.lomion.de/cmm/braxat.php)
Dune Freak (Anakore) (http://www.lomion.de/cmm/dunefrea.php)
Jozhal (http://www.lomion.de/cmm/jozhal.php) (So cute: for those involved in the jozhal vs. tregil debate on cuteness.)
Tembo (http://www.lomion.de/cmm/tembo.php)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on December 04, 2015, 06:21:51 PM
I always imaged that scrabs were like smaller but longer beetles and, for whatever reason, stood kind of upright with their front two legs/claws off the ground.

Weird, I always imagined the upright walking too, only more like a centaur.  Kind of like this but more beetle-like.

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/ezgx9v.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on December 04, 2015, 06:28:18 PM
I picture them closer to Oddworld scrabs than anything else.

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/oddworld/images/4/49/Omo-scrab-concept2.png/revision/latest?cb=20121226105532)

Typically don't imagine them with arms either, despite the 'pinch' echo. I know they have a "back terrible for riding" so I don't think of them as having a typically insect-like appearance.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 04, 2015, 06:40:29 PM
What do scrab look like: an ancient discussion (http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,17430.25.html)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on December 05, 2015, 01:46:13 AM
I'm not sure if it follows the docs, but I always imagined anakore looking kinda like:

(http://www.daz3d.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/960x1248/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/t/h/the-venomwhip-large.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: MeTekillot on December 05, 2015, 04:08:55 AM
Anakore look kinda like. . . black-skinned freaky humanoid people with six clawed arms and a shell, I think.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jihelu on December 05, 2015, 11:43:20 AM
Why has no one mentioned that half the things that are trying to kill us look like retarded humanoid creatures.
I thought we were just killing giant scorpions and shit.
Now I feel bad about murdering things ;.;
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Riev on December 05, 2015, 05:21:57 PM
Quote
Psionicist handlers are best equipped to deal with these difficult beasts.

In an article about maintaining/piloting mekillot caravans.


Whelp. Time to get more than my 1 karma, app a psionicist, and just become a caravan pilot that ALWAYS. REACHES. THE DESTINATION.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jihelu on December 05, 2015, 11:36:11 PM
Quote
Psionicist handlers are best equipped to deal with these difficult beasts.

In an article about maintaining/piloting mekillot caravans.


Whelp. Time to get more than my 1 karma, app a psionicist, and just become a caravan pilot that ALWAYS. REACHES. THE DESTINATION.

Wish all "I'm trying to pilot this mekillot help pls"
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 06, 2015, 03:23:29 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTOLzmQWsAA8wTd.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 06, 2015, 03:48:15 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL-i_qPUYAEVU8I.jpg)
Exhibit H: Ktandeo: a Dark Sun halfling (see the Ktandeo affair).
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 06, 2015, 04:03:33 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CG5O0KwU8AAZbgE.jpg)
Exhibit V: Voree, the ... wait for it ... psychometabolicist, nicknamed "The Beast" for her... creative use of psychometabolic discipline.  Also: note the wrist razors.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 08, 2015, 11:59:44 PM
In honour of Taijen's thread: some weapons (apologies for repeats) -- are these too low-end?:

(http://demonweb.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/dark-sun-weapons1.jpg)

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h42/LeoninRalAziraan/weapons2.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Saellyn on December 09, 2015, 06:15:39 AM
I think we need to see more of that shit in game!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on December 09, 2015, 07:17:19 PM
I think I've seen this one before, but I love it so much.

(http://burntlands.wdfiles.com/local--files/races/Elf%20-%20DS%20f%20running%20%5BDSCC%5D.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mordiggian on December 12, 2015, 04:57:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/z8mAzb3.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ttWs3Uk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WFJeY8O.png)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on December 14, 2015, 05:32:54 PM
For all you weapons crafters out there: crafting a knapped obsidian blade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSKO0fpES6s
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Mordiggian on December 15, 2015, 08:34:40 PM
Battle with an ankheg.
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/202674/2.jpg)

That wasn't a cactus.
(http://i.imgur.com/XP7U3.jpg)

Al'Seik man.
(http://s17.postimg.org/ig6h3zmun/bestial_druid_by_m0ai_d32p3s8.jpg)

Before a towering stone spire.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_B18OpI-w2BM/TCnvTOdsNvI/AAAAAAAAC-Y/1ngGWXc4wHo/s1600/dakr+sun.jpg)

A street in Allanak.
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/209285/130505.jpg)

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: whitt on December 16, 2015, 05:14:03 PM
Picture in the office at work.  Reminded me of a storm brewing over the Salt Flats.

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a226/Whitt37/20151216_092551%201%202.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on December 18, 2015, 08:45:30 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/uWrDc6p.jpg)

Shark tooth knives look like something a tribal might use.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on December 19, 2015, 10:20:10 PM
Tembo skull and fur-trimmed armor.
(http://orig04.deviantart.net/dc9c/f/2012/035/9/b/the_kurgan_by_euclase-d4oo63f.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Sakra on December 30, 2015, 12:55:25 AM
Elkran fight.

https://youtu.be/3FpjcOWwiI4 (https://youtu.be/3FpjcOWwiI4)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on December 30, 2015, 01:29:44 AM
That is awesome awesome but those two have zero showmanship skills and pretty bad choreography.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: KankWhisperer on December 30, 2015, 03:21:32 PM
That is awesome awesome but those two have zero showmanship skills and pretty bad choreography.

Novice to apprentice showmanship but they might have the skill.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on January 07, 2016, 03:34:42 AM
Dolce and Gabbana have released a collection of abayas. I think this is excellent inspiration for Kadius' southern branch.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX4SZAiWQAAThjr.jpg)
(https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/dolce-dolce.jpg?w=748&h=420&crop=1)
(https://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/dolce-2.jpg?w=620&h=465&crop=1)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on January 10, 2016, 07:19:11 AM
(http://lcrazzy1.narod.ru/image/fantasy/zdzislaw_beksinski/zdzislaw_beksinski_25.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Riev on January 10, 2016, 11:05:57 AM
Battle with an ankheg.
(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/202674/2.jpg)

skin ankheg.corpse

You get a shell large enough to make a gorget, or a sword.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: whitt on January 10, 2016, 10:18:12 PM
His Arm hunting down a Rinth Rat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAnVq9FyYHA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAnVq9FyYHA)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on January 11, 2016, 11:53:15 PM
This Bedouin woman could just as well be an Arabet
(http://i.imgur.com/6GjXZiz.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on January 23, 2016, 12:40:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/6sEaxIY.jpg)

I dare someone to make the shaven, barakhan-hawked man.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on January 23, 2016, 01:57:23 AM
Barakhan-coiffed. Barakhan-shaven?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on January 23, 2016, 02:15:39 AM
I like barakhan-shorn
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on January 23, 2016, 02:22:25 AM
That thing doesn't have wings...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hauwke on January 24, 2016, 04:05:32 AM
Dude for all I care it could be a panda for all i care if you realistically work an animal into a hairstyle in game you deserve a high five.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Chettaman on January 29, 2016, 11:28:33 PM
This is a picture of that twisted knife - you know which one I'm talking about.
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12631458_1207932495891106_2883757921468186622_n.jpg?oh=247803a090f0a46fb583820658bb7fbe&oe=57372313)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on January 31, 2016, 11:27:01 AM
Allanak sometimes reminds me of old Rome. Or Greece. I'm thinking they might have the same music as this:

http://www.openculture.com/2013/10/what-ancient-greek-music-sounded-like.html
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on January 31, 2016, 05:14:47 PM
Allanak, according to the old docs, actually has really chaotic music, in an attempt to appear cultured and well, better. I'm trying to find the docs that say this. Raaaargh.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Refugee on February 06, 2016, 03:05:39 PM
(http://www.dogwoodmists.com/Refugee/12647326_1004045539642565_3865544699081667602_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Tuannon on February 06, 2016, 11:39:57 PM
Them stupid riding beetles

(http://i.imgur.com/SrPpJmd.jpg)

I want a beetle with a palanquin like this though

(http://i.imgur.com/mTVDQw0.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on February 07, 2016, 06:07:23 PM
Blue fire opal knife

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/5hcAAOSwuMFUarGv/$_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Gunnerblaster on February 12, 2016, 02:05:38 AM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12715401_979031985477400_8634093083736525049_n.jpg?oh=43c2e35d09cb58d8307b8a0d11e26e25&oe=576C56AB)

Some straight up Armageddon shit, right there.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: JackGibbons on February 12, 2016, 02:09:50 AM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12715401_979031985477400_8634093083736525049_n.jpg?oh=43c2e35d09cb58d8307b8a0d11e26e25&oe=576C56AB)

Some straight up Armageddon shit, right there.

I'd go bare-chested, too, if I had metal everywhere else. Nice beastie, though.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Lukoyin on February 25, 2016, 12:01:12 AM
Just as a fun little side project, I think I'll fire up Blender and do some 3D Zalanthas stuff. Maybe start with a rendering of the Gaj?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on February 26, 2016, 06:17:57 PM
Just as a fun little side project, I think I'll fire up Blender and do some 3D Zalanthas stuff. Maybe start with a rendering of the Gaj?
Yes please. I always had this particular picture in my mind of the Gaj. Unfortunately I can't draw.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on April 05, 2016, 01:08:35 AM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/scientists-seek-to-resurrect-the-auroch-the-extinct-beast-that-inspired-cave-paintings/2016/04/04/e1e3c38a-c5e9-11e5-a4aa-f25866ba0dc6_story.html

Aurochs!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on April 05, 2016, 07:27:56 PM
Some tribal camp somewhere
(http://i.imgur.com/Oi0GMEa.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jherlen on April 26, 2016, 02:26:13 AM
Somewhere deep in the Borsail slave barracks, the pleasure slaves go through their routine to stay in shape...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIfAkOBMf5A

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Decameron on May 04, 2016, 02:32:34 PM
Girlfriend put this up today. Shot she took while in Alvord Desert in Oregon, this week.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13131655_10153631402278716_2175380339197121609_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on May 06, 2016, 12:30:37 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey68uVUuyvs

making Woven Bark Fiber Mats!!!


(Spoiler: IT TAKES DAYS AND DAYS AND DAYS AND DAYS.)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: IAmJacksOpinion on May 06, 2016, 07:14:59 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIfAkOBMf5A


Tuluk is closed. We no longer need help visualizing it.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on May 20, 2016, 07:11:36 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CirfBTUU4AAQvh5.jpg:large)

I bet this is not even close to what Allanak has but...
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FantasyWriter on May 29, 2016, 05:48:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey68uVUuyvs

making Woven Bark Fiber Mats!!!


(Spoiler: IT TAKES DAYS AND DAYS AND DAYS AND DAYS.)

That guy's entire channel is fantastic.  I Defiantly recommend a subscription.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on June 16, 2016, 12:43:28 AM
(http://67.media.tumblr.com/0fe1c0f4707b37bc20c033f962cc743c/tumblr_ns3eq8YpBn1sr02rto1_1280.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on June 16, 2016, 02:07:26 AM
Oh, that is badass.  Do you know if it is cell animation or digital?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on June 17, 2016, 01:40:15 AM
Oh, that is badass.  Do you know if it is cell animation or digital?

Digital, I reckon. The cel animation of yesteryore is all but dead. :/
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on July 09, 2016, 02:49:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOw0f8OO-_s

Family of Turaals crossing a low wall in an outpost in the Tablelands.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on August 10, 2016, 03:36:22 AM
Couple cool ones I found (ignoring the metal - click for full size):

Elite bodyguard:
(http://i.imgur.com/2dXR2js.jpg) (http://imgur.com/2dXR2js)

Faithful Lady:
(http://i.imgur.com/bt8mzqv.jpg) (http://imgur.com/bt8mzqv)

Tablelands Mul:
(http://i.imgur.com/gCpAQnb.png) (http://imgur.com/gCpAQnb)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: whitt on August 10, 2016, 12:30:40 PM
Family of Turaals crossing a low wall in an outpost in the Tablelands.

So I'm watching this...

First wincing at all of the failed climb checks and thinking... one of them is going to fall on their neck.

Then I was like... wait... they're just twinking their climb checks.

Then I lost it when the Byn sarge grabs the last runner and is like... oh FFS.  Get over the wall.

10/10.  Would fall off the shield wall again.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on August 24, 2016, 11:03:37 PM
Allakani bazaar
(http://monovisions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/historic-bw-photos-of-constantinople-turkey-in-19th-century-18.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on August 29, 2016, 10:30:43 PM
TMW you realize the guys in Muse are playing in a Kadian p'n'p campaign.

(http://www.zoo-records.com/images/albumArt/1305.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on September 04, 2016, 05:05:26 PM
(http://www.heavymetal.com/v2/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/dune-frank-herbert-sam-weber-muad-dib-great-maker.jpg)

Salt worm.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ChibiTama on September 04, 2016, 05:42:31 PM
Mekillot, perhaps?

(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/primeval-fanon/images/2/25/DU_Ozraptor.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: evilcabbage on September 04, 2016, 05:51:27 PM
rap...tor?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on September 04, 2016, 06:35:22 PM
All the pictures of meks that I've found out there make them out to be so cute!

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/23708/Mekillot.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hauwke on September 04, 2016, 07:21:13 PM
I uh, saw a photo in an old dark sun book, that had mekillots looking a lot like a bit like a tricerotops without the horns and 6 funky looking legs.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: evilcabbage on September 04, 2016, 07:38:15 PM
(http://www.silnin.nl/darksun/wp-content/uploads/Mekillot.jpg)

mekillot.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: deathkamon on September 04, 2016, 07:43:44 PM
Sort of looks more of what'd be a bahamet.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on September 04, 2016, 07:45:54 PM
Bahamet are giant tortoises-like animals.

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: evilcabbage on September 04, 2016, 07:48:56 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/be/8f/21/be8f218b2f9e020a91220e9a6f70b99b.jpg)

bahamet?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hauwke on September 05, 2016, 01:00:04 AM
Points for fitting the criteria, though I visualize them as more of a big ball shaped tortoise.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ChibiTama on September 05, 2016, 12:52:04 PM
All the pictures of meks that I've found out there make them out to be so cute!

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/23708/Mekillot.jpg)
This is more what I see for yompar
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Desertman on September 05, 2016, 03:04:51 PM
All the pictures of meks that I've found out there make them out to be so cute!

(http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/23708/Mekillot.jpg)
This is more what I see for yompar

Yompar lizards are maroon...and lizards...and unarmored.

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: SuchDragonWow on September 05, 2016, 03:54:05 PM
Sort of looks more of what'd be a bahamet.

That illustration is an artist's rendering of a mekillot.

(https://cdna0.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/000/427/488/micro_square/sarayu-ruangvesh-tortoise-guardian-fin.jpg)

Bahamet.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on September 16, 2016, 04:01:04 PM
(http://img.wallpaperfolder.com/f/4B4C4BBC5408/red-desert-sunset-auf-www.jpg)

(http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/2-red-desert-skies-saija-lehtonen.jpg)

(http://www.wall321.com/thumbnails/detail/20140108/sunset%20landscapes%20deserts%20rock%20formations_www.wall321.com_22.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on September 16, 2016, 07:04:17 PM
Tenneshi slaves, descending in to Under Tuluk for water.

(http://i.imgur.com/13jWR2R.jpg)

Not actually representative of any known scene in Zalanthas, I'm afraid, but the vibe feels correct to me.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on September 23, 2016, 04:53:14 PM
I found this page while combing through the old.armageddon.org site:

http://old.armageddon.org/general/mineral.html
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on September 30, 2016, 06:17:45 PM
(http://www.trbimg.com/img-57ede6b5/turbine/la-1475209046-snap-photo/1200/1200x675)

Between high cliffs, on the north road north of Luir's?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: 650Booger on October 05, 2016, 11:18:40 PM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14485067_900329786768111_8118049518543732540_n.jpg?oh=c9cad69fab821059b12ab10ef18ff473&oe=5861D68A)

Gortok?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Barsook on October 06, 2016, 05:20:02 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CuEdLGmVYAASXRs.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: evilcabbage on October 06, 2016, 09:34:41 AM
it wouldn't hurt my feelings at all if you didn't post images of bugs and arachnids that freak me the hell out.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: James de Monet on October 06, 2016, 02:00:59 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CuEdLGmVYAASXRs.jpg:large)

Haha, this one takes it.

You always think it's gonna be the mantis, or some big ugly...but it's usually the tarantulas.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on October 24, 2016, 01:32:12 PM
A nytimes article on China's Tengger desert.  Some pretty shots, and a lot that reminds me of areas of Zalanthas -- I like to think those aerial shots of sheep or whatever running through wave dunes are the chalton around the ranch and pech grasses.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/10/24/world/asia/living-in-chinas-expanding-deserts.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on October 30, 2016, 02:16:29 AM
Replace the sci-fi scooter with a beetle and you've got Zalanthas.

(http://i.imgur.com/ugLEpHr.jpg) (http://thuberchs.deviantart.com/art/Incoming-610485848)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on November 08, 2016, 08:30:45 AM
https://streamable.com/2b6n

If you want to appreciate how a 'small brown snake' (or a horde of them) hunting in the sand looks, please watch.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: The Warshaper on November 08, 2016, 10:25:04 AM
https://streamable.com/2b6n

If you want to appreciate how a 'small brown snake' (or a horde of them) hunting in the sand looks, please watch.

Omg I had to grab some popcorn to watch that!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Pale Horse on November 08, 2016, 11:12:22 AM
https://streamable.com/2b6n

If you want to appreciate how a 'small brown snake' (or a horde of them) hunting in the sand looks, please watch.

Omg I had to grab some popcorn to watch that!

That is both fascinating and horrifying at the same time.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: whitt on November 08, 2016, 12:36:01 PM
https://streamable.com/2b6n
That is both fascinating and horrifying at the same time.

I have a whole new respect for what crossing the Red Desert is truly like.  Those snakes... crikey!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Feco on November 21, 2016, 03:09:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/eZADCwH.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on November 23, 2016, 11:19:52 PM
This artist's style really reminds me of Armageddon. The color palette and a lot of the armor/pose choices.

http://www.wyliebeckert.com/
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Nyr on November 25, 2016, 05:38:34 PM
(http://misc.flogisoft.com/_media/bash/colors_format/256_colors_bg.png)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Raptor_Dan on November 25, 2016, 06:12:16 PM
heh. This makes me want to work on coloring the mantis head for others' enjoyment.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on November 27, 2016, 03:29:58 PM
Wrestling a carru:

http://i.imgur.com/dcdT9yk.gifv
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hauwke on November 27, 2016, 04:04:34 PM
That dude is nuts.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: boog on November 29, 2016, 09:00:06 AM
A nytimes article on China's Tengger desert.  Some pretty shots, and a lot that reminds me of areas of Zalanthas -- I like to think those aerial shots of sheep or whatever running through wave dunes are the chalton around the ranch and pech grasses.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/10/24/world/asia/living-in-chinas-expanding-deserts.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

This was heartbreakingly beautiful. Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Iiyola on December 01, 2016, 01:22:16 AM
When I see this

The immense sun rises up over the Shield Wall in the east.

I think this:
http://coub.com/view/8k8vh
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: LauraMars on December 07, 2016, 06:34:25 PM
(http://imgur.com/o9rg6JR.gif)

New Zalanthan sport?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Riev on December 08, 2016, 10:05:29 AM
I suppose it begs the question:

Why -haven't- Zalanthans invented extreme sports yet? Just wear a pair of these Kuraci DuneHoppers and you're moving as fast as an erdlu on the dunes, but you have a chance every room to horribly wipe out.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Patuk on December 08, 2016, 10:46:51 AM
I suppose it begs the question:

Why -haven't- Zalanthans invented extreme sports yet? Just wear a pair of these Kuraci DuneHoppers and you're moving as fast as an erdlu on the dunes, but you have a chance every room to horribly wipe out.

Delves have, or else they wouldn't run the way they do.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on December 10, 2016, 11:45:11 AM
A few unlucky Zalanthans meet a True Giant...

(click for full size version)

(http://orig08.deviantart.net/0a9e/f/2016/335/8/9/monster_out_of_the_woods_by_sinakasra-daq7ftg.jpg) (http://sinakasra.deviantart.com/art/Monster-Out-of-the-Woods-648678868)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on December 11, 2016, 03:02:09 AM
A few unlucky Zalanthans meet a True Giant...

Jeebus. Yes. :(
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: deathkamon on December 14, 2016, 01:07:18 AM
A couple of unfortunate folks have a taste of what Terradin is like (Clip taken from The Hateful Eight).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxMtDb6GCOg
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Shoka Windrunner on January 31, 2017, 05:07:25 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/13/55/fe/1355fe6e15edd3eeec65571d50b4796a.jpg)

The adorable blue-green mantis says in nrizkt,
            "Ahhh...gawrsh guys...jeez."
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: RogueGunslinger on January 31, 2017, 08:48:06 PM
I suppose it begs the question:

Why -haven't- Zalanthans invented extreme sports yet? Just wear a pair of these Kuraci DuneHoppers and you're moving as fast as an erdlu on the dunes, but you have a chance every room to horribly wipe out.

Already have the most extreme sport possibe. Arena combat to the death.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on February 07, 2017, 09:52:39 PM
Gwoshi... just imagine the snow is sand.

(http://img05.deviantart.net/584a/i/2014/152/f/5/bearlion_by_casanchez3-d7ko8mu.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bahliker on February 07, 2017, 10:08:07 PM
Gwoshi... just imagine the snow is sand.
Grr vicious lionbear. I like it. They've been portrayed in so many subtly different ways. With the right color adjustments this would be my favorite.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nessalin on February 10, 2017, 10:57:25 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/10/hotels/abu-dhabi-best-hotel-qasr-al-sarab-uae/index.html
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Ourla on February 11, 2017, 02:16:03 AM
Holy shit. It's like Cenyr and Tuluk had a trust fund baby.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on February 15, 2017, 02:43:37 PM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16711853_1429443953756045_8826760037505187797_n.jpg?oh=e67aabce7ecc3a61f6cdc4c8ed12afea&oe=5945B294)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Shoka Windrunner on February 15, 2017, 04:25:42 PM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16711853_1429443953756045_8826760037505187797_n.jpg?oh=e67aabce7ecc3a61f6cdc4c8ed12afea&oe=5945B294)

Oh. A Borsail Noble.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FamousAmos on February 22, 2017, 03:09:14 PM
Zalanthas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2MgG6KhO1E
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: pirren on March 04, 2017, 05:04:39 PM
Nice one!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nessalin on March 10, 2017, 01:27:57 PM
http://boingboing.net/2017/03/10/tiny-crack-in-steel-seen-throu.html
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nessalin on March 10, 2017, 04:26:31 PM
https://i.imgur.com/CwOq0eH.gifv
(without all the water, I suppose)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Shoka Windrunner on March 10, 2017, 07:47:46 PM
https://i.imgur.com/CwOq0eH.gifv
(without all the water, I suppose)

I guess I'm not sure what I should get from this depiction there.  Something from the Silt Sea?  Or the size of the snakes in Zalanthas?
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on March 10, 2017, 07:52:57 PM
Subdue code
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nessalin on March 14, 2017, 11:15:41 AM
Subdue code

(https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder806/66124806.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Jinxed on March 18, 2017, 10:43:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rH0LGPc.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hauwke on March 20, 2017, 12:55:26 AM
Surprisingly relavent.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on March 20, 2017, 01:21:11 PM
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/b970d5132fe1fcbf05fd4dbce88bc78d/tumblr_olycxgTChG1qzm8mpo1_540.gif)

brawl code
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hauwke on March 20, 2017, 11:39:21 PM
I laughed way harder than I should have at that, not going to lie.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nessalin on April 06, 2017, 03:36:04 PM
Some decent ones here in

https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/63thg0/a_collection_of_around_400_historical_city_maps/
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Melkor on April 06, 2017, 08:14:29 PM
Some decent ones here in

https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/63thg0/a_collection_of_around_400_historical_city_maps/

Woah. The Tbilisi pictures are fantastic. Its amazing to see a city change over centuries like that.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: ChibiTama on April 11, 2017, 12:17:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rH0LGPc.gif)
I laughed waaaay too hard at this!
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nessalin on April 13, 2017, 03:41:42 PM
If only they were still a playable race...

http://imgur.com/gallery/Emgy0

Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: BadSkeelz on May 01, 2017, 11:12:18 PM
Bynners visiting the Tablelands

(http://i.imgur.com/1XOniRy.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hauwke on May 02, 2017, 01:54:06 AM
Yep that about sums it up doesnt it.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on May 02, 2017, 02:14:25 AM
Bynners visiting the Tablelands

(http://i.imgur.com/1XOniRy.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/89pDr2F.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Riev on May 02, 2017, 09:42:58 AM
Bynners visiting the Tablelands

(http://i.imgur.com/1XOniRy.gif)

Can confirm. Though I only got shot in the foot, and was -very- upset about it at the time.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hauwke on May 02, 2017, 07:57:45 PM
Now that I think about it more, that image more than sums up Arm leadership as well.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Feco on May 02, 2017, 08:41:04 PM
Now that I think about it more, that image more than sums up Arm leadership as well.

shoot templar w
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hauwke on May 02, 2017, 08:42:41 PM
Well not even that, all the stories about everyone going in hooded and the Sargeant/leaders still being picked off first amongst a group that for all intents and purposes look the same.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Bushranger on May 03, 2017, 07:15:49 AM
(http://www.haokets.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Battle-of-Carnival-and-Lent2-1024x725.jpg)
Allanak's Bazaar
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Cayuga on June 09, 2017, 10:09:50 PM
(http://armageddon.org/images/biscuits_racechart.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hauwke on June 10, 2017, 07:02:37 AM
Interesting, but I always thought dwarves were a little bit taller than that myself. A max height dwarf is I think 4 foot 10 inches or something like that.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Harmless on June 13, 2017, 02:02:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtVGwHPzyNc

For those wanting to picture all the beasties in Zalanthas a bit better. 'Cept these were real.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Melkor on June 13, 2017, 04:42:01 AM
That was great, Harmless.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nauta on June 22, 2017, 08:49:42 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC5SAIlXYAAbiG8.jpg:large)

The terrible meme writing is not mine.  I just wanted the image.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on June 24, 2017, 06:28:52 PM
Gith are a race of hunched-over humanoids.  Gith share an apparent albeit distant ancestral origin with elves, sharing similar long-limbed frames, as well as exceptional degrees of agility and endurance.

Common folklore holds that the gith are a forgotten tribe of elves who lived beyond the Known World for some several aeons.  (For reference, the only other known beings documented as having their origins outside the Known include the Dragon, and the powerful, unnamed dark creature that allied with the Lord of Storms in in darker days).

(http://img1.goodfon.su/wallpaper/big/8/a6/diablo-3-art-ohotnik-na.jpg)

We can only speculate as to what the gith had to contend with during their time "outside" -- but during this time they developed under extraordinarily harsh conditions into their present form -- gith skin has even been described as being scaly, suggesting some drastic but apparently successful mutation must have occurred.



Today, those gith that have taken up residence within the Known deal with few outsiders and prefer to slay and consume intruders instead.  There are old stories -- often scoffed at -- telling how how gith would occasionally deal with the now-extinct Red Fangs tribe, but their technology remains cruder than even the Zalanthan standard, and the quality of their wares is poor at best. Most items stained by gith usage, so-called "gith gear", are considered to be borderline worthless, due to the tell-tale stench and brutal wear and tear the gith lifestyle imparts.

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/play-rust/images/c/c7/Bone_Knife_icon.png)

Gith are generally recognized as dangerous nuisances outside city gates.  But even those who have never ventured outside city gates tend to recognize gith, since larger-scale attacks mounted against gith populations by civilized groups routinely result in enslaved bands joining the ranks of the arena population.  A healthy gith is a worrisome sight for any arena gladiator.

Gith occasionally attempt to expand their territory, and on several occasions, gith raiders have attacked Luir's outpost, only to be repelled (here demonstrating that the Outpost is one of the few outlying civilizations to be stable enough to support a regular population, despite the proximity of the gith threat).

(http://d3qi0qp55mx5f5.cloudfront.net/paulsereno/i/content/blob-596.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Dar on June 25, 2017, 01:05:19 AM
This makes me realize that Gith are the actual masters of Zalanthas.  The known is just some weird enclave where humanity still survived. The rest of the planet is aaaaaaall gith.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Melkor on June 25, 2017, 01:55:56 AM
This makes me realize that Gith are the actual masters of Zalanthas.

Thems fightin words, friend.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Melkor on June 26, 2017, 04:29:03 AM
Dujat Worm
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyrbgjY6iX1qfr6udo1_400.gif)

(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/tremors/images/4/45/African_Graboid_%2849%29.gif/revision/latest?cb=20160310210429)

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/bb0a23c6166621368b116be4d28123ec/tumblr_o5ub47UMkK1qzpn6vo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: CodeMaster on July 01, 2017, 06:41:14 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/e2/85/44/e28544a7cb9c2b55523c31ce5e622b5f.jpg)

Gith society is highly tribal, much like nomadic elves.  However, gith tribal culture is extremely ritualistic and rather cruel.

(http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/10-facts-you-should-know-about-Zdzislaw-Beksinski-and-his-outstanding-art18__880.jpg)

Symbolism, tradition, and attention to correct processes marks gith society apart from others (with the possible exception of mantis culture, from whom the gith may have learned).

(http://terrapapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/terrapapers.com_zdzislaw_beksinski_1976-62.jpg)

As elves have their tests of loyalty, tests of merit by combat are common among gith, but other measures such as ritual performance are also frequently used to settle disputes.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d2/92/c8/d292c8e469b974715d24a8355ba2a6ac--horror-art-creepy-horror.jpg)

Because of the hostile nature of gith culture to other demihumans, it has been almost impossible to compile any useful information on the language which they speak.  Heshrak appears to have been descended somehow from the Allundean tongue; most likely it descends from one of the proto-variants of Allundean that predate the Dragon's arrival.  Requiring a strong sense of culture to assist them in maintaining their lives in the face of a high death rate, their written language was greatly developed -- by Zalanthan standards.

(http://static8.depositphotos.com/1396922/865/i/450/dep_8657006-Abstract-Alien-Hieroglyphic-Encryption-Writing-Background.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..Ancient Birth Control
Post by: Harmless on September 05, 2017, 08:49:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXSu68PmbKQ&list=PLsNB4peY6C6K4UFpK7JYS2e4Q68Klyk7f&t=55

Learn about Silphium, an ancient Greek plant that was a spiky-yellow flowered, effective 'mule mix'. Highly grown, farmed, and exported at the time. It was culturally directly connected to prostitution, also. The modern birth control section is not related.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: nessalin on September 17, 2017, 07:46:35 PM
https://imgur.com/gallery/PrU6c
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on September 17, 2017, 07:48:35 PM
holy shit that's awesome.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Riev on September 17, 2017, 09:59:12 PM
The Boiling, Roiling Silt Sea.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Melkor on September 21, 2017, 01:23:47 PM
WOAH!

That is incredible.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on September 26, 2017, 05:26:59 PM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21766746_1429305677123109_9209092085412904673_n.jpg?oh=34cc15aecc71c68f960069a9b22fcb76&oe=5A88476A)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Sakra on September 26, 2017, 11:20:00 PM
Primitive drill anyone?

https://youtu.be/ZEl-Y1NvBVI (https://youtu.be/ZEl-Y1NvBVI)

Watching this guy cut down trees with a stone axe is also entertaining.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Shabago on September 27, 2017, 06:33:21 PM
That pic needs a few broken wagons at the bottom, Delirium.
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Hauwke on September 27, 2017, 08:44:43 PM
That pic needs a few broken wagons at the bottom, Delirium.
And a Bynner with a speech bubble saying "Sarge?"
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Delirium on October 16, 2017, 10:19:26 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/16/strange-red-sun-phenomenon-seen-across-england-caused-hurricane/
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FamousAmos on October 24, 2017, 10:26:48 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/y27NAxC.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: FamousAmos on October 24, 2017, 10:28:15 PM
From another angle, to comprehend how yuge these dunes are:
(https://i.imgur.com/UgsA1Kj.jpg)
Title: Re: Visualizing Zalanthas..
Post by: Grogerif on October 24, 2017, 10:50:13 PM
From another angle, to comprehend how yuge these dunes are:
(https://i.imgur.com/UgsA1Kj.jpg)

Needs a wagon stuck on it, with a big question mark above it. 😆