Monument to a Broken Sword

Monument to a Broken Sword

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Monument to a Broken Sword

Title: Monument to a Broken Sword
Pixel Artist: Drazelic  (Level 8 Partner :: 12027 points)
Posted: 12/23/2012 20:16
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  39 comments    252 faves    0 avatars

 Once, in an ancient time, Man and God waged a grand war across the heavens. Mankind thought itself strong and independent now, but Man's works were nothing in the face of the power of the Sword of God, and all the great nations perished and there was a great cataclysm.

But when God saw his work, he felt penitence, and so cast his sword down from the heavens, promising never again to war against Man. The Sword of God crashed into a mountain, and stands there yet, cracked and broken, a sign of God's oath to Mankind.

Occasionally, the pious traveler or zealous paladin may venture there on a pilgrimage, to see the divine weapon for themselves, and reaffirm the covenant between Man and God once more.


Tis' my gift for Gecimen in Pixelation's Secret Santa 2012! I mostly just took Gecimen's 'epic fantasy' prompt and ran with that.

(alt title: Always A Bigger Compensator)

Some random ideas and WIPs that I coughed up as follows:

1 2 3 4 5


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Drea (Level 6 Time Traveller) @ 2/5/2021 22:06

This blew my mind as a kid 

disemq (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 12/15/2020 12:36

So fantastic! 

theartistjulian (Level 5 Captain) @ 4/29/2020 21:52

well i did not expect something so awesome just from the preview

railslave (Level 2 Tulip) @ 9/28/2018 14:35

Beyond incredible art !

really love what you are doing with the dither and wow, only 14 colors 

Ha the thumbnail

upper0 (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 7/17/2017 06:09

Best work i ever seen!

MasterGrand (Level 4 Deputy) @ 4/1/2017 10:53

Wow Splendid !

dami1310 (Level 5 Detective) @ 6/4/2015 23:24

You're incredible

RolandMelvinZ (Level 4 Button Man) @ 6/21/2014 04:35

oh god, such a good concept  

FinoRaptor (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 11/22/2013 17:23

 OMG awesome!!!!

EvilEagles (Level 5 Detective) @ 4/20/2013 18:09

 oh God ...

johanvinet (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 1/22/2013 05:42

 This piece is wonderfull. A little taste of unfinished thing on the right bottom, but so beautiful. Bravo :)

CraftyPixel (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/19/2013 20:52


BlazingBlyde (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 1/5/2013 12:52

This piece is just lovely. Excellent work!

AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/28/2012 01:47

 Is it me, or do the clouds look like mountains too?

Thug (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/27/2012 10:02

Only 14 colours and such a beauty ? Damn you ,just damn you

zeroex (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 12/26/2012 10:36

incredibly awesome.

Nice colors! Fav

And why didn't you make the dragon? It was so nice! haha

Peach (Level 6 Made) @ 12/25/2012 06:52

Beautiful colour palette and illustration.

Faved. Top job!

reis (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 12/25/2012 06:41

Perfect. I loved the clouds!

kaze19th (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 12/24/2012 18:44

It's really awesome but I don't know why, I think the Giant sword doesn't really seems buried in the rocs, but it's maybe just me... Anyway, the colors and others are just awesome !

Terrify (Level 3 Chief) @ 12/24/2012 14:54

Beautiful&Badass Job well done.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 12/24/2012 12:08

Love the background but am less keen on the foreground. It seems like you've not finished in some areas, like the broken rope bridge and the shading on the sword where it goes into the rocks.

Did you run out of patience on this picture, perhaps?

Geoglatico (Level 6 SWAT) @ 12/24/2012 10:31


SturmgewehrKreuz (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 12/24/2012 10:11

 14 motherfuckin' colors on this motherfuckin' great piece.

guaranteed hall of famer.

JuninFC (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 12/24/2012 10:07

 You're great Drazelic , I would love to see that in a game 

Gecimen (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 12/24/2012 08:37

you're awesome man... its a great gift you know, not only to me but all fellow PJers :)

skittle (Level 9 Nidan) @ 12/24/2012 08:28

Um, I don't know what to say... you sir, are a god at both the art and the story!

MrBeast (Level 3 Dryad) @ 12/24/2012 07:57



jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 12/24/2012 06:43


Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 12/24/2012 02:59

 You're insane, you know that right?

AtskaHeart (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 12/24/2012 01:51

 Wow, this is awesome.

Theoden (Level 8 Marshal) @ 12/24/2012 00:57

Great work. I loved the one with the ivy/roots too.

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 12/23/2012 23:05

This is crazy awesome!

Dorong (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/23/2012 22:51


Voltali obscur (Level 9 Boss) @ 12/23/2012 22:41

Sword and rocks colors <3 General composition <33 Idea of it <333 FRZNDGAHNRB²

Ashkin (Level 8 Rear Admiral) @ 12/23/2012 22:23

fdkasjiwafmkslanklc those mountains


Lukita (Level 1 Rookie) @ 12/23/2012 21:53


Hiuru (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 12/23/2012 21:30

 Woah! Looks great!

Losm (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 12/23/2012 21:22

 I was expecting something cool from that preview, but THIS?! Gecimen is one lucky man! 

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