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Crusaders by Losmios Crusaders by Losmios
I am not much of a writer, but I thought I'd give you a hint at leats of teh story i my mind...


The holy crusaders of Shairat were unleashed from their ancient tombs, wher they had slept for millenia, imprisoned for their pride. But when the world fell under the raging sandstorm, they were forgotten, as the people went into hiding. For ages the menacing storm ruled the once beautiful white dunes of Shairat, and the people suffered underground, slowly forgetting the sight of both sun and sky, forgetting the touch of warmth during the day, and the cool breeze offered by the night.

It was not until a young boy ventured deep into the caverns of old, and found a way through ancient seals, and entered the temple of the crusaders. There he found their tombs, and above each one, a name carved in the wall. He went from grave to grave, saying speaking the name aloud in wonder. His innocence freed the spirits of the long dead crusaders.

Roused from the darkness, they were bewildered at first, then angered at their sentence, but finally worried and stricken with love for their suffering people. They flowed silently through the caverns, and drank the memorys of their patrons. Soon they were powerful again, and they sprang upward, through mountainrock and sands.

The air above was filled with sharp sand and evil winds. But the great spirits were phantoms now, and they carried the sorrow of their patrons like blades in their manes. They flew like arrows, and the sand was tamed under their hooves, and gave them bodily substance once more. So armed with the desert itself, they charged at the wallcloud of windsand. Ghosts and not, they were the holy warriors once more, and battled the evil SandStorm.

I had this uploaded previously for a short while, under the name Palestorm. After some critique I decided to take it down and work some more on it. It took on a new shape! :)

If you think it's too pale and bright, turn your monitor down a bit - it looks nice on my screen, and I wanted it pale. :)
Link to detail at 100%
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Bejiita-san Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
Amazing work... *stares*
Larka-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Hobbyist
It kinda reminds me of that bit in Lord of the Rings, when she sumons the river to her aid, and it comes like a herd of gallopping horsies!!!
AngelusMorti Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
That's so amazing, you almost can't tell that they're even there. Good job!
kestral Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is quite gorgeous as is the rest of your works.
VFireFalcon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007   General Artist
If you give the story more detail, that has potential. And the picture is incredible - I love how the dunes swirl and how there is an almost abstract element to it. The horse in the foreground seems a bit odd to me, something with the front legs looks off balance, I guess. Sort of rounded, like a rocking horse, maybe. Otherwise, it looks great, and I love the pose of the second horse back. And I wouldn't want to be the enemy of those crusadors. They look extremely powerful.
JenWardell Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Los, I love it. And I agree, write the story it sounds so good!
kajnova Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
amazing work!! :+fav:
narutorox2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
thats amazing, i love the picture
Sehvrin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
Neat =D

It looks very mysterious :nod:
photocrafter Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
Wonderful high key.
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