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Post roman states and tribes in the 6th century by Arminius1871 Post roman states and tribes in the 6th century :iconarminius1871:Arminius1871 79 64 Isildur and Elendil fighting Sauron by Sapiento Isildur and Elendil fighting Sauron :iconsapiento:Sapiento 173 46 Hyboria by Sapiento Hyboria :iconsapiento:Sapiento 340 67 World map by Sapiento World map :iconsapiento:Sapiento 166 18 Demon King by Sapiento Demon King :iconsapiento:Sapiento 142 25 Dark Entity by Sapiento Dark Entity :iconsapiento:Sapiento 111 20 Hill Dwarf Druid by mentat0209 Hill Dwarf Druid :iconmentat0209:mentat0209 8 0 Eocene Mononoke by FluffySpiderz Eocene Mononoke :iconfluffyspiderz:FluffySpiderz 201 31 Lanky Jerks by FluffySpiderz Lanky Jerks :iconfluffyspiderz:FluffySpiderz 179 19 Saurian-Acheroraptor by arvalis Saurian-Acheroraptor :iconarvalis:arvalis 4,840 241 Umbragrus huxleyi by Hyrotrioskjan Umbragrus huxleyi :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 491 82 Two legends by Hyrotrioskjan Two legends :iconhyrotrioskjan:Hyrotrioskjan 17 0 Fairies, The Alchemists Grimoire by Rodrigo-Vega Fairies, The Alchemists Grimoire :iconrodrigo-vega:Rodrigo-Vega 286 31 A.G.'s Characters. by Rodrigo-Vega A.G.'s Characters. :iconrodrigo-vega:Rodrigo-Vega 139 14 Eastern Dragons and Marine Beasts. by Rodrigo-Vega Eastern Dragons and Marine Beasts. :iconrodrigo-vega:Rodrigo-Vega 337 23 Beasts, The Alchemists Grimoire. by Rodrigo-Vega Beasts, The Alchemists Grimoire. :iconrodrigo-vega:Rodrigo-Vega 383 49

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Trog
My take on Ray Harryhausen's Troglodyte. I reckon his creatures were one of the major factors in my childhood that led me to love fantasy and, later on, RPG.
Trogs are large and somewhat dim-witted older cousins to mankind. They have a thick hide that protects them, and a powerful and stout body with a heavy frame of thick bones and wiry muscles. Their small brain is protected by an exceptionally thick skull and a horn that they use to fight each-other during mating season. 
They are omnivores and subsist mainly on hunting and scavenging, and are known to follow other predators and then wait for them to do the hard work before scaring them away, taking advantage of their size to steal their prey.
Although they can hunt and fight, they are usually calm creatures and will not attack without feeling threatened in some way. They are capable of language and culture, in a rudimentary form, and can even bond with humans. Due to their somewhat gullible nature, these beings are commonly captured and sold into slavery, where they can end up being labourers, gladiators or even employed in warfare as shock troops. This example depicted here bears scars from the irons in his wrists and ankles, as well as a branding iron mark on his abdomen, meaning he is an ex-slave and possibly an outlaw. 
Trogs are not known for their smarts, but a few display wisdom in their own way, and tend to be benevolent creatures strongly tuned to nature. They act on instinct though, and can be as simple minded and unpredictable as a wild beast.
The ones that have developed a friendship with those beings say that they are very loyal and that they have an innate sense of primitive morals and culture, despite their bestial appearance. They are ultimately people too, albeit in a very different way.
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Dwarf Archer

The dwarven archer. A terrible underrepresented class in the fantasy genre, yet an inescapable need for those short warriors. Being slow on their feet, having the fast skirmishing elves as a common foe, and also the tendency to fight from inside their fortifications raised the need of specialised ranged troops. Their short stature prevented them from being able to use bows strong enough for the needs of warfare, as the staves were too long for them and shorter bows oh high draw weight were not possible due to raw materials limitations. The solution came in the form of a short, recurved pattern-welded steel bow. 

Metal bows are slower than organic ones, and thus less efficient. To make up for that lack of efficiency, the Dwarves had to increase its draw weight greatly, and that made the bow all but impossible to bend. This problem was circumvented by adding a pulley system to it, a technology dwarves are very familiar with due to their stoneworks and mining. The end product is a formidable weapon, that shoots incredibly hard for it's compact size, as well as bringing other benefits as unmatched durability and the ability of staying strung all the time without losing any of it's power. 

The range is not excellent though, due to their short and heavy arrows and low speed shot, but at closer ranges it packs a tremendous punch.

This warrior here is represented employing the traditional dwarven thumb draw, and a high standard of armament. This kind of troop can be used on skirmishes at both long and short range, being fully equipped to melee combat as well.

The quiver is separated in 3 segments, and holds 3 different types of arrow, each type coded by its different feathers. The crow feather is for the broad-heads, intended to bleed out a poorly armoured target, the turkey feathers are for the bodkin point, and the grouse feathers for the regular war head. There is also a holster for the bow slung over the sword scabbard. 

This warrior’s armour is of high quality, consisting of a blued-steel helmet decorated with bronze, and a maille haubergon worn over a quilted leather gamberson.

The maille consists of equal parts of solid rings and brazed rings (welded with an alloy of brass and zinc) fashioned from high grade and heat-treated steel and decorated with bronze plaques. The very best maille money can buy.

He also sports a traditional seax shaped knife and a dwarven messer-type sword. To top it up, a medium round shield is carried on the back.

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Old Dwarf
Just a quick drawing to prove I am still alive :D
This old traveller just heard a noise coming from the bushes and wasted no time producing his trusty axe in a heartbeat.
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mentat0209 Featured By Owner May 15, 2018
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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Artigas Featured By Owner May 15, 2018
Cheers
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JohnDotegowski Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! :D
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Artigas Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
My pleasure! Great stuff!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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Artigas Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Thanks a lot my dearest friend :D
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
 Happy Birthday on the morrow Master Sergio - I hope that you'll have an extremely good one!:) (Smile) 
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Artigas Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
That was a good birthday, considering my advanced age :D Thanks for the votes my friend!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
 If you're still in GB then I hope that you haven't found condition too chill - I swear this must be to most snow rich winter we've seen in some years (though having spent time in New Zealand one imagines that conditions cannot seem Too much worse on this side of the planet).:) (Smile) 
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Artigas Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
I am still here yes, but on the south coast and it is not too bad compared to Queenstown in NZ. I really want to find a way to visit you before I departure this lands. I still got some months left though.
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