The northern road out of Cealle lead to the region's largest expanse - the Glimmering Plains of Ghosts. Its southern edge capped by the Fisherman's Maw, a cold and dark lake that no fish have been spotted for centuries. The lone spring-fed waterfall, newly dubbed Ghost's Tear Falls supplies the lake with fresh water. The road itself is more of a wide footpath, more suited to small parties of adventurers rather than caravans of merchants, so little traffic is seen on its dusty surface. A lone and slowly dying pine marks the edge of civilization for 500 miles. Beyond Cealle, lays an open field of troll dens, wild herds of "ghost horses" - aptly named due to their translucent hide and apparent lack of a skeleton, and among them, the more dangerous beasts - dragons.
Sheila, Gaerin, and Venes were not concerned about the endless Plains, or its inhabitants. They were given a simple task by their guild - to "...make note of all major landmarks as to further understand the geography so the Cartography guild may better supply maps of the region..." This task included the WHOLE region.
"It is a beautiful sight, isn't it Gaerin?" Sheila asked. She stepped up to her companions and took a deep breath, readying herself for the journey. "I don't know about beautiful," Venes chimed in. Setting her pack down at her feet for a moment, she looked up to the clouds and continued, "those clouds shouldn't be blowing from the east like that this early." "Bah" Gaerin said to put the thought to rest. He knew better than to question the All-And-Ever-Changing Cycle. "We be doin' this because we were ask'd to." And with that simple truth, the small party took one last look from the ridge and walked north to adventure and map-making.
Oh wow! Now this is a majestic piece of scenery. I'm really enjoying this and the feel of it. It's so tranquil and it feels like I could stare at this forever.
I love the details of this piece, with all the greenery. I especially love that waterfall and how it's cascading down. I'm sure this piece took a lot of work.
The silhouettes of the people you have there complete this astonishing work of art. Honestly, the depth involved in this is striking to say the least. The valleys, the open sky and mountains create an atmosphere. Instant fave in my books. Keep up the awesome work and thank you for being such an inspiration.