Erath:Book 4 Chapter 1-1:Brigit's Return by adoretyOpen full image in new tab
adorety 4:23PM | Mon, 11 February 2013
Brigit was suddenly overcome with a sense of nostalgia. She never thought to ever be here again, but the sense of coming home had never been stronger. Brigit did as she was taught and phased into the material world. She was a bit surprised as she was greeted by early morning twilight. The ethereal and partial ethereal does not allow one to immediately perceive the lighting or even weather of the place one is entering. Brigit had left behind a sunny morning in southern Messinar and was now looking at earlier morning...today? Or more likely the next day. Time in the ethereal is skewed, but a trip that would have taken weeks by boat, only took a few hours through the ghostly ethereal. Brigit's eyes were greeted by the rolling grassy knolls of Firencia and the castle fortress of The Phoenix and the other towers and buildings that make up the complex for The Order of the Phoenix. Bright lights shone atop the Conjuration Tower like a lighthouse near the sea. The tower lights could be seen for leagues even beyond the horizon. Dawn's pink light was pushing back the dark and coaxing the stars to sleep until night's return. The golden morning light combined with the tower's light and the Faerie lights adorning the bridge gave Brigit a warm and giddy feeling as she looked upon the place she had called home for so long. A small bridge crossed the Silver Brook and led to a small shrine before the Embassy Hall. A dirt roadway curved up the hill to the main plaza where buildings for housing, labs, classrooms and other related structures rested. Shalivar and Ethros were already waving to Brigit before she phased in. Their perceptions transcended normal vision. Brigit, in fact, had that gift as well and even if not, one could be trained to perceive or learn spells to see into other planes. Besides that elves had vision that allowed them to see fairly well in the dark, but not able to discern color so much under conditions of dark or night. The two elder Primes were smiling and had arms out in welcome for the Prodigal Daughter. Many who might have witnessed this reunion would be puzzled by the warm reaction of the people who had exiled Brigit in the first place. Perception is usually seeing more than what's on the surface. Thanks again.
eekdog 4:42PM | Mon, 11 February 2013
art. you have such amazing writting skills, i wish i had that my friend. and the image is spectacular. the scene is so incredible and well designed.
grafikeer 5:07PM | Mon, 11 February 2013
Great lighting,scene and overall composition...only crit would be the moon is lit from the wrong side,unless there are two suns in this world...excellent work as usual!
SidheRoseGraphics 5:14PM | Mon, 11 February 2013
This is a fabulous looking place Art!! It really oozes of magic and elven-kind. You did a beautiful job with the image and the story is wonderful. It's so good to see Erath back :) I've missed it!
mgtcs 8:45PM | Mon, 11 February 2013
Gorgeous and magic place my friend, the lighting is fantastic, marvelous details, lovely work!
ZanderXL 2:30AM | Tue, 12 February 2013
I can almost hear a voice over guy narrating the first part of this as it seems like a "Previously on Erath..." kind of preamble. Then you hit your stride and get into some of the meat of the story. I particularly like your description of the dawn. That was nice. I'm looking forward to getting into this.
Dreamdesigner 12:26PM | Tue, 12 February 2013
Sorry for my late commenting Arthur,my slow and limited internet connection is real problem for me!BTW my English is still not perfect,and I need to read all of them once again ,But such as the Written by our friends,I believe your writing skills are superb as like your rendering skills My friend,Congrats to you :-)))))
RodS 9:36PM | Tue, 12 February 2013
As always fantastic writing – so colorful and descriptive. And then there's your art.... This is enough to make me speechless – so beautiful, I want to be there! Exquisite in every way, Art!
brewgirlca 11:33AM | Sun, 17 February 2013
I very much enjoyed this chapter and am glad I waited until I had a good bit of peaceful time to indulge myself in it. So great that this captivating tale continues and I am glad to see the story of Brigit for her warrior attitude attracted me since her bar fight.
gmvgmvgmv 7:59AM | Sat, 23 February 2013
Boy, the hits just keep-a-comin'! Your use of light to highlight various areas of an image is really effective and compelling. I also love the color contrast between the golden and earth tones in the foreground with the muted blue of the background sky. Fine, fine job!!