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Voting Thread. Turning the World to Darkness: Deathly Chill

Cast your vote!

  • 1. @Malisteen : Vampire Lord on Zombie Dragon

    Votes: 6 60.0%
  • 2. @Theerteen : Revenant King on Divine Beast

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • 3. @Shadespyre : Hot Temper vs Deathly Chill

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • 4. @Unas the slayer : The Dryads of the Everwinter Forest

    Votes: 1 10.0%

  • Total voters
    10

Borgnine

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#1
And here we go with the new voting phase!

The current topic is quite appropriate Deathly Chill! We have 4 great entries and everyone gets ONE vote.

The voting phase will be 7 days long - the topic will close at about 8:30 AM GMT on the 16th of February.

Subscribers who get notifications about the voting:
@robtion
@Adam_Barrow
@Eyeless
@Mad 'At
@Azakael
@Shadespyre
@Farmer7574
@Devour the Cabbage
@Nikos
@Leithel
@Mioum
@Angie
@Sessioni
@Pigbones
@Raizi
@Nagash Worshiper
@Unas the slayer
@edwardvlad
@Theerteen

Contestants:

1. @Malisteen : Vampire Lord on Zombie Dragon

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2. @Theerteen : Revenant King on Divine Beast

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3. @Shadespyre : Hot Temper vs Deathly Chill

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4. @Unas the slayer : The Dryads of the Everwinter Forest

Some background text from Unas
Arkhan the Black was annoyed.
In his perennial quest to increase the domains of Nagash, in one of the many Realms that were plagued by the undead presence, a strong allegiance of the Order was pushing back all the attempts made by the necromancer's forces to overcome them.
One of the main points of resistance, was the Forest of the Verdant Spring, were countless dryads lurked in the deep shadows of the woods, standing still, invisible, able to perceive and hunt any undead that roamed their living paradise.

Taking inspiration by the Great Ritual that once was used by Nagash to turn an entire nation into undead, Arkhan developed his own, toned-down version.
The Endless Spell was cast and a supernatural cold tightened the core of the spring that was giving the life to all the forest.
Deadly poisoned, the water spread all across the dryads' reign, poisoning the soil and the trees that sucked their life from it… and the dryads too.
The magical poison turned the trunks black; the dryads' branches became encrusted with magical ice, hungry for the heat of the living and finally, the sap crystalized into them, leaving a wooden shell animated by necromantic energies.
Then, the spell reached its apex. The icy water of the aquifer turned the terrain into permafrost, and the deadly cold irradiated through the air, killing what was still alive and freezing the forest for eternity to come.
It was done. The forest was dead, guarded by malevolent, undead beings... a parody of the living wooden creatures they once were.

Unfortunately, things stopped to "go as planned" from this point on.
As the Great Ritual failed to accomplish Nagash's plan, creating a reign of skeletal beings with their own will, also this lesser version suffered the same fate.
To Arkhan's displeasure, the dryads kept their malevolent heart, refusing to aknowledge the new master. Only their forest matters… and if the dryads were used to fight all intruders, this new conditions had only increased their hate toward the rest of the world, be it living or undead.
Being unable to command them, Arkhan resorted to leave them alone, to act as an example of the fate that awaits those who will oppose his master.

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Happy voting everyone!
 

Farmer7574

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#2
Beautiful work all round, chaps. I cast my vote on @Malisteen 's entry as I find it alluring to look at. It captures the theme very well too. The other guys had really nice entries too;

@Shadespyre 's use of colour shows the deathly chill contrasting nicely with the red-head warrior on the other side.

@Unas the slayer 's Dryads are ace - I'm a big fan of the forest-themed undead stuff and find the paint job a nice touch here (I'm also currently working on something similar myself!).

@Theerteen 's beautifully painted King - the colour scheme reminds me of old school comic art, nicely done sir!
 

Malisteen

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#5
Thank you! Not too many entrants this time around, but they werr all pretty neat, so I'm honored to have come out on top.

Now I just have to think of a proper theme for the next round.
 
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