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Dwarf Floodgate by Gauphastus Dwarf Floodgate by Gauphastus
Drew this in mid February. It's based on an old story from Dwarf Fortress.
A dwarf became rather moody and began work on a mysterious construction. He would soon complete an artifact floodgate, and would carry it around the fortress with him.
There was an engraving on the floodgate as well, depicting a dwarf getting killed by an elephant.
Strange enough, yeah?

But no. Years later, this floodgate was slowing down the dwarf so much, he was unable to escape from the local wildlife.
An elephant slaughtered the poor fool.

He basically foretold his own demise on his artifact, his one in a lifetime masterpiece.

Good stuff.
I love Dwarf Fortress.
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Dreamer-In-Shadows Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that`s creepy. ooks like moody dwarves are sooth-sayers.
Cuppasoup Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
That's sick, dude.
UncleMayonnaise Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I am in love with this story. I think I'll ask for its hand in marriage,
Syrus27 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"Asob Hasmil has created Golaknor "The Bangles of Terror" a native gold floodgate. All the craftdwarfship is of the highest quality. It is adorned with rings of emerald. It menaces with spikes of pig iron. It menaces with spikes of alder. It depicts an image Gop Nasood the goblin and some dwarfs. The Goblin is laughing, the dwarfs are making a plaintive gesture. The goblin is striking down the dwarfs."

Floodgates were always my Dwarfs favourite method of prophecy.
UEMCommander Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They seem to fortell many a bad thing.

I read one story where a cratsman withdrew from society, made a wolfbone coffin, and the next season his population suffered a massive drop in population from a goblin siege and the ensuing tantrum spiral.

Bet there's a reason he made a coffin....
Bougabougaga Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
I like it. :D
katheb Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
creepy story ,shudder.
Inferno42 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   Writer
Freaking Boatmurdered. God, I'm putting that place into my next D&D campaign.
GundamGreg Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Man, that is perfect.
vp21ct Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
That is AWESOME.
Q-Lok Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really, really awesome. XD I wish I'd had a future-predicting artifact, but alas I have had nothing so awesome/Fun yet.
AmaridBask Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
It's absolute impressive ! That's why i start to playing ! I wanting to see some of this memorable facts XD
AlechsHughes Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
lol, yea I agree with Brandonazz. And awesome drawing.
Brandonazz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Now see, if you can visualize Dwarf Fortress, it becomes amazing. If you can translate those visuals into drawings, you're amazing.
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