Wednesday, March 21, 2012
More Flaming Sword Pics
Okay, here are some more Flaming Sword Critters.
In places where side canyons meet the big canyon, monstrous tree-like herons take up position on either side of the tributaries and try to pick you off...that first painting shows a couple.
The second shows Spear of Terror, a talking miniature otter. There are a lot of talking otters in the book. Some are good, some are bad. Spear poisons his enemies with a powerful hallucinogen.
After hooking up with Spear, two of our protagonists are threatened by a horde of giant crocs who run on their hindlegs. In the canyon, crocodilians became the dominant reptiles, and the birdlike and mammal-like critters evolved from them.
Which brings us to the Demoniac Hog, which you see in that fourth pic. Some other good guys decide to cut across the headlands above the main canyon, and they meet this pseudo-mammalian behemoth, who’s very hard to put down.