Queen Of Hearts by Madbat ()
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Daz Studio 4.I don't know Iray. Photoshoperoonie CS6
Aw what the heck, have a story you bunch of scamps! And just a heads up, that's a full size biggie image. BIG! BIGNESS! HUGE!!! Enjoy. If you like it enough to download it let me know. If you want to fiddle with it, go ahead, let me know what you've done. Just leave my signature.
The Sun, hit her with it's reddened copper light, and sat some 35 degrees above the horizon. A spot it would stay at for some weeks yet before settling into a month long night.
The star was K 186, the world, F. It was discovered in the early 21st century, but never colonized till a little over a thousand years ago during the last great push outwards. 500 light years away from Dead Sol, K-186f was the gateway to all that was beyond. The world itself home to scattered settlements, and industries, settled under a dim star that never gave more light than that spot between late afternoon and early evening. Lamps were popular here. the lamps from her smart car lifted behind her, swinging away as she strolled through the open gates into the shrine park; Milano Y'Amangi, The Gates of Peace.
Inside the gates, just under the eves of a giant Balbão Elm a small group was singing acapella hymns. Ngao Ya Tumaini. An old one. She smiled to herself when they picked it up a little trying to impress. They weren't bad. Elké gave a few nods as she strolled to the shrine. Aniké, mother of 8, grandmother of a good sized horde, tried to give her a disapproving look; Thigh boots, leather shorts and not enough of a crop top at all, but her frown broke into a smile. Elke, favored them with a pirouette and a body wave. Ripple-The Willow it was called. She saw Chandu* making his way towards her. He was Aniké's Brother in Law, broad shoulders and dusty maned. Currently he had a rake but Chandu was always busy with something. The man must have a clone or three she sometimes thought. His real name was Jabori.
"Grimaldi was here an hour ago. Some folks dropped off some Jacksonite scamp caught with a box full of spray paint." He fell in slightly behind her, head bowed in respect.
"Oh, To Kinga Ya Haki, Station 5. She's cooling her heels in a cell."
"I'm not aware we are arresting people for carrying spraypaint?" Elké's face held a mild expression, but a slight tone of disapproval carried through.
"Grimaldi told the Commandant to hold her in protective. Seems the Federals wanted her something bad. More of that Jiggy terrorist crap they're spewing. I think he wants to talk to you about it, it's getting worse."
"How many is that we hold now? 25?"
"No, 27. We picked up 2 more in a sweep. Sticking up posters. I have them if you want to see them."
"I do. Then I want them delivered to the ABI** drop bin. I'm sending the digitals to the 5S Security Council on the next courier out. These constitution violations are beyond intolerable. They're treason."
"Cardinal, If I may ask..." Chandu sounded nervous and unhappy. His mild nose was rumpled.
"The New Delaware Government has gone over to the Galactic Union. We have enough evidence to call for an armed intervention. I just came from the Lindisfarne district. It's amazing you know. Flash some fishnet and you can overhear a lot of interesting things." They had stopped outside of the shrine. Shrill Starlings sounded off from somewhere on the roof and the high branches of the Balbão Elm. The acapella group was now Humming Hymn 43 with deep sonorous voices. Chandu huffed one heavy sigh.
"I know, I know. It's dangerous going there. I know full well what those Federal troops were thinking. I think they figured I was daring them to try something."
"Were you? Why?" Chandu gave her a more than puzzled look and shook his great head. as Elké laughed.
"I wanted to see if they were ready for a riot." She enjoyed Chandu's double-take. His shaggy head snapped over and he let out a low growl.
"You want to start something!"
"I do. It's already inevitable. I want to start it early before they are ready for it." I want this place in chaos by the time the Security council sends a response. That way ..."
"They won't be dug in like tics"
"Exactly! Now I'm going to rest and meditate here a little, then I'll go find Brother Grimaldi. I suppose he's down in Jiggytown tonight?"
"Yes, he took Vudu and the other vets with him. what do you want us to do here?"
"Spread the word to arm up and prepare for the riots to come. This place is going to explode very soon. I can feel it." She looked up at the orchids-in-southern cross carved over the shrine doors. "Little Illyrica and Jiggytown are to be patrolled. Deputize volunteer platoons, and send them out armed. My authorization is given."
"Yes Cardinal. At once" Chandu favored her with one somber look, and walked off. His rake wasn't swinging, and he wasn't smiling.
Cardinal Olké Va Borgen, Known here as Elké Von Burke strolled into the shrine, and sat on the front pew with a sprawl of her arms and a sigh. The Queen Of Hearts was in-Parliament.
The boots are Melanie High Boots by OutofTouch over at Daz. Some of Ron's brushes were used as well. Light effects were added in postwork. there is no way I am going to try rendering godrays on my potato. Elké here has pretty normal looking eyes, but I do want to use one of Nelmi's weird textures for them since she is not a normal Panthera Anthropo-Sapiens, she is really quite alien at her core.
ABI: Alliance Bureau of Investigations. Formerly The Coalition Marshals Bureau. As of 6650, It joined with it's other Joint Task Force Counterparts across the members of the new Five Stars Alliance under one banner.
Ngao Ya Tumaini: Shield Of Hope
Kinga Ya Haki: Shield Of Justice. A treaty authorized private security company and police force. Recognized by the Five Stars Alliance as a federal level force. The Company has it's primary operations on K-186f in the city of new Delaware. There is no love lost between them and the New Delaware Police, and the Federal Police forces. Not the least reason is that they are better equipped and staffed by Illyrican veterans.
Image Comments (27)
fireangel () 2:12PM | Wed, 08 April 2020
Aha, now you're back properly! Keep weaving those tales, and don't worry about post-work, the professional 3D people do it all the time and it doesn't harm their results or yours.
Jean_C () Online Now! 4:06PM | Wed, 08 April 2020
Great decor and lighting, wonderful fantasy image!
BellaDark () 6:59PM | Wed, 08 April 2020
Great story too for sure, but I am just blown away by the lighting in this. Stunning. :)
RodS () 7:19PM | Wed, 08 April 2020
Good to see the Pantherans back in action again. I have no doubts that they'll do some proper housekeeping. When they're done there, we could use 'em here as well. TNA already has the welcome wagon fully stocked..
rhol_figament () 9:36PM | Wed, 08 April 2020
Looking forward to see what eye texture you find. You've created a cool universe, thanks for the story...
midnight_stories () 4:58AM | Fri, 10 April 2020
It's always great to see people express themselves in pictures and words to !
Radar_rad-dude () 3:17PM | Fri, 10 April 2020
Excellent image and story of this fantastic character! Most superb work!
UteBigSmile () Online Now! 3:22PM | Fri, 10 April 2020
Excellent image and story dear Shawn! Wish you a nice Easter weekend, stay alert and healthy!
lwperkins () 4:11PM | Sun, 12 April 2020
Ahah I found it! It was further back than I thought--Elke is back in business! I like Chandu so much <3