#3 The Lost One

| November 3, 2010 | 8 Comments


Karnath shivered uncontrollably in the dark.

 The Avengers had told of the terrifying berserks- the oppoenents eternal, the Northmen from the mountains of Gunt. As his band had surrounded the caverns where the last of the Guntmen had been encamped, the sun was still a memory on the horizon, and spirits had run high. 

There were three score warriors sworn to  the Avengers, and a dozen Avengers stood among them, bearing the silver breastplates of the Fallen Legion- a proud and emboldening symbol.  Karnath stood taller as the knights passed the ranks.

Of the filthy Guntmen there was no sign- they slept on, deep in the burrow,  in ignorance of the cleansing wrath that was soon to be upon them. The caverns were deep, indeed legends abounded of treasures and whimsy in their depths. But those were tales of children. The Guntmen- posted watches had been silenced long ago, and the hammer was ready to be dropped.

When the Avengers silently but swiftly plunged into the dark caverns, blades and torches raised as high as the morning sun, Karnath was ready to smash these reavers, these lawless northmen.

In the torches somber and hellish glow, the Guntmen were revealed to be butchered. Not just butchered… turned into bloody meat… and by their own hands…

As confusion and the first trickles of fear swept the Avengers, the cavern entrance rumbled, and the sunlight was diminished, blocked, by a form, a shape.

Then there was blood, terror, and fear. For the golden age of the southlands has come to pass, ushered to part with a shriek of inhuman mandibles, an eldrich, sallow glow, and all-too human hands, pale as ghosts, born of a torturous, cthonain world of night.

The Lost Ones have returned to the lands of men.

Category: Fantasy, Horror, Uncategorized

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Hello, everyone. My name is Gregory Gibbons, and I've been drawing for a long, long time. Check out my website to see some of my gallery stuff, and my little flash games, too.

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  1. freakin awesome! Love how you did the spider legs and body!

  2. Anthony says:

    One of my favorites so far.

  3. Gensanova says:

    Nice! Like the interesting angle and the hint of a web background adds some nice depth. And yeah I’m surprised all your entries thus far have been so… human. I have a feeling this is the first step to something truly abominable tomorrow.

  4. Kerry Harris says:

    Yikes! I wouldn’t want to run into HIM in a dark cavern! Heck, I wouldn’t wanna run into him in a brightly lit tearoom…

    Nicely done! I really dig the green glow. 🙂

  5. Brad says:

    I had a similar character in a RPG…
    The lighting around the spider legs really captures my attention. And the face is great too. Solid work.

  6. Jess Kirby says:

    He just gave me the chills! Creepy and wonderful at the same time!

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