My second pixel-artwork. After my Agicreperus piece I wanted to try out lots of other things. It was a great experience for me, but there are still lots of things left which I want to develop. This piece took me less than two months and I spent a little bit more than 120h of work.
The sorcerers gathered informations about an oracle in old ruins. The ruins were long abandoned so it appeared ridiculous that the oracle might still be intact, but the council sent out a delegation. A guildship and a sorcerer who get the “honour” of examining the oracle.
Oracles are build by towns sorcerers, in old times they were used to help the population deciding. Now Oracles are used by sorcorers to draw off its magical power to use for an other purpose. They redirect the magical energy into the ivory towers to charge the power of the Ramuran magicians. Such power, of course, is not supposed to fall into the wrong hands. Very deathly magical traps and summoning spells attacking those who want to steal this energy.In retrospect thought many people that the older sorcerers intrigues were responsible that Gregory McZach was in charge of defusing all traps. Gregory would lose his face if refuse this “honour” so he bit the bullet.
In normal cases nothing can happen to the sorcerer who defuses the traps. The traps kill slowly and for any sorcerer it is possible to annul them if they get infected somehow. And if one of the traps summons an entity, the guildship is right there to bring out the big guns.
The delegation arrived at the ruins and drop off Gregory. According to an old manuscript the oracle lies within a mermaid statue opposite of the temple. After a few hours he found it and began to expose the magical vein.
Suddenly materialised a beast before him. Eyes glow like coal in the dark; Wings covered the light of the moon and a set of teeth, each one as long as Gregorys forearm. Al-Jatar, the monster, directly risen from myths and legends got ready to tear something apart...