The Hyperboreans play a prominent and
reoccurring role in the Hill Cantons campaign. Their cycolpean halls,
haunted battlefields, tomb complexes and sprawling undercities stand
testimony to the far reach of that time-space distant northern
Jarek the Nagsman, Marlank bon vivant
and sage, maintains that the World Turtle that the Hill Cantons rests
on swims through time in a series of dialectical mini and macro
cycles upwards to the End of History. The other planes, he
contends, may be the antithesis or synthesis of the present of the
HC, but of course that's absurd heresy.
Others more orthodox in their tastes
maintain that Time itself revolves around the rim of the Sun-Lord's
chariot wheel (which one is a matter of intense debate).
Whatever the true nature of this
movement, I call on my friend Vsevolod Ivanov (the painter not the
famous Soviet writer) and his wonderful paintings to provide
snapshots--it's unclear in what point of the cycle actually
occur/occurred--of that great civilization and its successor states.
|The End of History|
|Meeting the Eld|
|Demise of the Grand Fleet|
I've liked his work for a long time. It's been a constant visual touchstone for me in the Hill Cantons since my 2nd or 3rd session. :)ReplyDelete
These are incredible. I especially like the wharf and forest ship. Maybe I'll post my Grande Chasse Foudre post, unfinished as it is, just so I can link this.ReplyDelete