1 - The Bear’s Gift: The Village by flavia49 ()
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The village stood on a low embankment at the edge of some springs. Alpine steep peaks stood out behind rolling hills that centuries later would be covered by rows of Prosecco vineyards; to the south stretched the gloomy forests of the Po Valley. The village lay in a cluster of close villages, surrounded by placid streams, swamps and a network of cultivated fields, but every village kept its sacred medicine bundles and held its own councils of the clan chiefs.
The people of the villages had only to fight with their neighbours, the cooling weather, bad crops, wild herds changing their usual paths, floods, and sometimes strange diseases sent by an angered god but, all in all, it was a peaceful business-as-usual time. Their lives were full of risks, but life is risky, isn't it?
Sometimes a band of warriors set up for trading or raiding: a guy has to elbow his way through life, right? But no one, not even the bravest, ventured beyond the gorge bordering the Cursed Valley.
Image Comments (54)
flavia49 () 12:12PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
Thank you to all people who appreciated the previous picture! Thank you for viewing and drop a note if you like!
CREDITS: Snarlygribbly: EZSkin 3; Merlin: Saxon Settlement; Daz Originals Colm Jackson RuntimeDNA Syyd Traveler: Terradome2.
I'm back with a new story.
blankfrancine () 12:17PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
Fine multi-character render and story! Wonderful detail.
CleonXXI () 12:33PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
Lovely pastoral scene of bygone time! Very well done indeed! Good description as well. As we read of the archaeology of "pre-historic" times, we are often reading about the discoveries of the burning or other violent destruction of such places, and undoubtedly, such occurred. Yet this gives us a false view of the past and of our ancestors, for whom most days were like this one, quiet and just getting on with life.
bakapo () Online Now! 12:35PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
nice work on this scene. I love the water and the swans.
allnaydi () 12:35PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
Beautiful scenery and atmosphere - and what sounds like the start to another great story
Leije () Online Now! 12:57PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
Wonderful scene, with so many details, great illustration of your story !
Madbat () 1:57PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
That's not too far off what a La Tene Celtic village might have looked like from what I've read.
gaius () 2:01PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
If I say all the good that I think of this great image, will I have a glass of Prosecco ???
Radar_rad-dude () Online Now! 2:08PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
A most majestic, beautiful setting! This story begs for fulfillment! Is this the start of another epic adventure? I certainly hope so, Flavia! I so much fell in love with the New Mars saga! Looking forward to further developments! Bravo and many fine kudos!
Cyve () 3:38PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
Marvelous creation/composition my friend... I love it a lot !!!
Diemamker () 5:33PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
Excellent scene! looks like the start to an interesting story!
claude19 () 5:42PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
more and more years before...a splendid scene about old times !!!This village is a real steampunk !!!
adorety () 7:30PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
Ooo, I smell a new story. Nice scene. Kind of reminds me of the Swiss bog villages on stilts.
mtdana () 11:51PM | Sun, 19 February 2017
The terrain likes fantastic - great scale and composition!!! Great description!