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THE ART AND OTHER WONDERS OF ATHAS, THE WORLD OF THE DARK SUN!


Dark Sun Fortress

DARK SUN - FORTRESS

Will he make it to the fortress before the silt storm hits?

Small file size version -- Small image version


Dark SUn - lake of Bone Mists

DARK SUN - LAKE OF BONE WINDS

A lake, a lake of water on Athas, the world burning under the Dark Sun...
A lake of deadly poisonous brine, the boiled-down remains of an inland sea,
who's vapours and metal-salts kill all but the most foul and deadly of mutated beasts.
The sands and salt deposits are thick with the remains of countless bones of foolish people and creatures thinking they have found nirvana: fresh water in abundnace
In fact, so many have died over the millenia that the sand is perhaps as much bone as ground-down rock.
The few who know of it call it "the Lake of Bone Mists"

Smalle file size version -- Small image version


Dark Sun _Sirocco Winds

DARK SUN - SIROCCO WINDS

Driven by the demonic furnace of the Dark Sun, the shifting desert wind is an living force, or so it seems, slowly eroding rock that once stood over underground rivers,
buried deep beneath hills long since reduced to dust by the heat and scouring sand.

Life clings to the faint seep of moisture drawn up from the twice-sunken river,
and a thri-kreen druid does his best to keep the sands from engulfing one of the few spots of life in the desolation...even when that life it is a huge scorpion riled and angry from being sand-blasted. It is still life and thus, preciously rare

Small file size version -- Small Image version


Dark Sun - Wyvern Soaring

DARK SUN - WYVERN SOARING

A "Dark Sun" version of this scene
Smallfile size version -- Small image version


DARK SUN - MUL

Under the Dark Sun, the "muls" are a half-breed race of mixed swarf and human parentage,
prized as inhumanly tough gladiators or slave labourers.

This one doesn't plan on going back to the collar and the lash, at any cost!
What, or whom, is he watching so intently that he ignores the scorpion so casually?
Well, it will certainly do for a snack...

Version 2 (rougher)

Dark Sun - Mul v2 (rougher version)

Smaller Version


Studio Render

Dark Sun - Mul (studio render)

Small version


DARK SUN - WASTELAND

What matters Man, in the midst of such barren majesty?

Four versions for you, with smaller versions,
and full size but smaller file size
:)


Dark Sun Nobles Games

DARK SUN - NOBLES GAMES

Nobles enjoy some sport, blood blessings for the harvest...

Small version
Smallerfile size


Dark SUn _ Travail
DARK SUN - TRAVAIL
The long travail across the endless deserts of Athas, world of the Dark Sun, may have come to an end for the escaped mul gladiator...creatures here do not just have fangs and claws, but strange powers of mind and magic...

version without the characters

Dark Sun - Gates of Nibenay
GATES OF NIBENAY
Inisde the great gate to the city of Nibenay, a small fountain provides water for those travellers who come through...for a price, of course. The templar who controls the fountain, and her half-giant bodguard have leapt t the attack though...and chaos seems to have awoken around her, as the Dark Sun sets...

So, what do
you think is happening,hm? ;)

TEMPLAR OF NIBENAY
Nibenay, the Shadow King...his city is named after the enigmatic sorceror-king. Templars are the administrators, bureacrats, priests, assassins, and military officers of the sorceror-kings. In Nibenay's case, so it is said, they are also, his wives, for he only chooses beautiful women for his templars!
Templar of Nibenay - Crypt
Templar of Nibenay - City
Templar of Nibenay - City v2

Dark Sun - Half-Giant
DARK SUN - HALF-GIANT
One of the mighty race of 10' tall behemoths readies to kill!
Dark SUn HalfGiant version3

Dark Sun - Sea of Silt
DARK SUN - SEA OF SILT
The Dark Sun sets over the infamous Sea of Silt, the dusty remains of a dead ocean! Now it's choking dust fogs are sailed by ships held aloft by gas, psionics or giant wheels, and the silt itself is home to vast, tentacled horrors...
Dark Sun - Sea of Silt v2

Dark Sun - Oasis
DARK SUN - OASIS
The world of Athas maybe dying...but some still fight against the end of life, refusing to let the waters of life be burned off by a sun gone mad!
A thri-kreen druid performs a ritual that summons water back to the old oasis, as the larger moon and the sun hit a specific alignment...as he and his forebears have done for untold years...
Cartoon Version ----- 1024 size version

DARK SUN - GLORY
DARK SUN - GLORY
The wastelands of Athas are harsh, but they are also beautiful

Dark SUn Salute green sky version

DARK SUN - SALUTE

A Denizen of the wasteland salutes in triumph!
10-03-2009

Dark Sun Salute sunset  versio

Dark Sun - Crodlu Rider
DARK SUN - CRODLU RIDER
In the wastes of Athas, a lone rider protects himself and his crodlu mount, from one of the many scavengers...no need to waste effort and precious water, no need to fight...not when your mind can bend even the will of a scorpion to your bidding!

Crodlu, one of the favoured riding beasts of the world of the Dark Sun. Tough deadly, dependable, but expensive.
The rider is experienced, no need to panic, as panic is a dangerous thing indeed in the wastes. So he calmly deals with the threat with his formidable mind. 30-12-2008


DARK SUN - DEFIANCE!
He has escaped slavery, fought the beasts of thew wasteland, all to achieve freedom! To escape slavery, to escape slaughtering other people in the gladiatorial pits, to escape slaughtering his comrades for the perverse pleasure of debauched nobles and merchants...
But he cannot beat the desert, with his water gone, and death soon to come, he cries out his defiance, his anguish!
H he is not some brute, though he was bred and trained to supernally strong and lethal, all he wants, is freedom, to have a family, to live for HIMSELF!
And so, if he must die, he does not do so with the animalistic hate his masters wanted him to be full of, but with anguish, and despair at lost dreams, but also, defiance: he WILL die a FREE MAN!

Mojoworld is a variation of "Las Barancas", which was created by Armand Auseklis and "Pushinfaders 25-11-2008

Dark SUn Defiance!
Landscape version
Dak SUn Defiance, landscape version

DARK SUN - PYRAMID
Lost, alone, an escaped mul slave finds shelter in the ruins of some ancient city, where a spring keeps him alive...but something else as well!
06-09-2008
Blue Version
Orange Version
Basic version

Dark SUn - Dead Oceans 1680 x 1050
DARK SUN - DEAD OCEANS
Wreckless, greedy, destructive magic has reduced the world of Athas to a baking desert under a bloated sun. Dead ocean basins lie beneath what were once islands and continents...
30-08-2008

Mojoworld based on the "las barancas" world by Armand Auseklis and "Pushin Faders"

Blue Fire Of Athas

BLUE FIRE OF ATHAS
18-06-2008

A mysterious tower...an ever burning blue flame....the Dark Sun....


LAST SEA OF ATHAS
Only one small sea remains on the parched, shattered world under the Dark Sun...
Last Sea of Athas Purple  Last Sea of Athas  Last Sea of Athas green  Last Sea of Athas red

Dark Sun 2

DARK SUN 2
A wyvern, or something worse? hunts for prey, as the two moons of Athas bake under the crimson sun, as well as everyone else!

Based on the Dark Sun setting for Dungeons and Dragons.
Uses the Copperwine World by Armands Auseklis
1024x640 size version


Dark Sun Dawn

DARK SUN DAWN
The giant crimson sun of Athas rises over the parched lands...

Based on the Dark Sun setting for Dungeons and Dragons.
Uses the Copperwine World by Armands Auseklis



Lavastorm
LAVASTORM
World made by me :) Reminded me of Lavastorm, a nasty area in the Everquest game world!
3D Panoramic version!

Panoramic version requires Quicktime from www.apple.com

KOBOLD CANYONS
KOBOLD CANYONS
A strange, eerie place...on entering this region, it seems the entire world has changed! The Sun is a massive fiery red orb, the heat soars, sand and dust encrust the myriad of winding canyons and gulleys...inhabited by the kobolds, small and full of wicked guile, the small lizardmen make the place even more dangerous than the threats the strange land throws in the face of travellers!
Kobold Canyon Video
9 megs, uses DiVX codec

created for the Erynavar fantasy setting, based on Copperwine Canyons by Armands Auseklis, and Pushinfaders.

Dark Sun is a setting for Dungeons and Dragons, it's one of my faves :)

Dark Sun is copyright Wizards of the Coast.This is fan art in homage to it


 

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