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Lair of the Water Drakes by Ninjagecko Lair of the Water Drakes by Ninjagecko
Underneath the coastal cliffs, the water dragons nest in their subterranean cavern. The giant expanse has a silent, shimmering glow: blue-green sunlight filters through the cracks in the moss-covered ceiling, piped down into the depth by columns of falling water. The rich muck and slimy walls are home to a variety of organisms and luminescent fungi. Even shrubs and trees have started to grow, giving rise to a population of fireflies. In the midst of it all, the mineral-rich rock has formed crystals, which the dragons harvest for their nests. When the tide is at its height, water trickles down in a million small waterfalls, and the drakes take wing to bathe under the gentle, warm waters.

The scenery was partially inspired by the classic must-play game Exile: Escape from the Pit (by Spiderweb Software), which now is redone as the Avernum series with better semi-3D graphics. This is the wallpaper I use on my iMac (the hemispherical computer that looks like a desk lamp). Please enjoy. =)

Available: prints, mousepad, mug, magnet, coaster, puzzle, greeting card, postcard
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:iconluxetta:
Luxetta Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing
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:iconthemajiks:
themajiks Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
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Autoterminator Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sick.
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XDeiLoverX Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
love the dragons/drakes in the background. you should work for them. too bad they're doing their last avernum game though.
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NioTheDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
very nice, it does make me think of avernum.

I liked that game to
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Draconis145321 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Ah exile.. that brings back so many wonderful memories.
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littlegoblet Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
the flowing water is a lovely touch :XD:
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:iconzafireria:
Zafireria Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow :omfg: ... amazing. Great made!
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:iconimthenats:
Imthenats Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi. Well done.
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lasuacantante Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
that is such a BEaUTIFUL WORK!
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Ikar1kun Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
this is just SOOO avernum! you should do more... what about the great cave.... or Erika's Tower!!! I'm impressed beautiful
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Silverwispsoflight Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Wow....this is very pretty =) I love the colour theme in this...so magical like ^_^ And the dragons in the bg are awesome :)
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freaktrigger Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
Excellently done, particularly the lighting and the drake models...

more to the point though, since when were the exile games remade :o
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Ninjagecko Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
Since a few years ago... maybe 4 years ago. See [link] The new version (Avernum I) is better in a few ways, and was enjoyable to play through again after forgetting everything.

(I personally loved the first version of Exile: Escape from the Pit -- the really retro one that had a constant MIDI loop of Bach's Organ Fugue in Gm as background music.)
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freaktrigger Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
I want to find another copy of exile 3...
Sweet jumping jesus on a pogo stick I loved that game.
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JohnSurridge Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Looks good :clap:
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spread-claws Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005
:clap: really, really beautiful! xxxxxx
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Eon-Lucid-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004   Photographer
sweet, great work
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M4771 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2004
Niceee! :+fav: :)
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:iconkalany:
kalany Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
I think there might be a problem with the print of this; the print preview image is FUBAR.
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Ninjagecko Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2004
I have to say that I just received my order for the mousepad of this -- and personally, it rocks. (There is no problem whatsoever despite the strange print preview.) My cousins, in fact, picked it first-choice out of the 10-so other gifts I had ordered.
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Ninjagecko Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
thank you very much for pointing this out

I've recently posted this to the help desk. I've also ordered a copy for myself, so if you're interested I can tell you if it's messed up or not when I get it. =)
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InflamedSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004
Good job. The dragons in the background are a nice touch. The plant life is very well done. Keep it up!
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moonperfume Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004
Some of the plants look a bit flat but besides that it's gorgeous. ;)
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furryphotos Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2004  Professional Photographer
I really like the dargons in the b/g :)
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:iconpurplerose:
purplerose Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004   Photographer
Very pretty! I like the story behind it.
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NoaFleur Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
WOW!!! this looks amazing!
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:iconaimoto:
aimoto Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome :-D
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Kanee Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
Wow, that looks truley mystical. The water reflections make it prefect. :#1:
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darkmotives Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
wow its so beautiful :heart: :love: :wow:
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