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The Doom That Came to Sarnath by Sch1itzie The Doom That Came to Sarnath by Sch1itzie
Then, close to the hour of midnight, all the bronze gates of Sarnath burst open and emptied forth a frenzied throng that blackened the plain, so that all the visiting princes and travelers fled away in fright. For on the faces of this throng was writ a madness born of horror unendurable, and on their tongues were words so terrible that no hearer paused for proof. Men whose eyes were wild with fear shrieked aloud of the sight within the king's banquet-hall, where through the windows were seen no longer the forms of Nargis-Hei and his nobles and slaves, but a horde of indescribable green voiceless things with bulging eyes, pouting, flabby lips, and curious ears; things which danced horribly, bearing in their paws golden platters set with rubies and diamonds and containing uncouth flames. And the princes and travelers, as they fled from the doomed city of Sarnath on horses and camels and elephants, looked again upon the mist-begetting lake and saw the gray rock Akurion was quite submerged. Through all the land of Mnar and the land adjacent spread the tales of those who had fled from Sarnath, and caravans sought that accursed city and its precious metals no more. It was long ere any travelers went thither, and even then only the brave and adventurous young men of yellow hair and blue eyes, who are no kin to the men of Mnar. These men indeed went to the lake to view Sarnath; but though they found the vast still lake itself, and the gray rock Akurion which rears high above it near the shore, they beheld not the wonder of the world and pride of all mankind. Where once had risen walls of three hundred cubits and towers yet higher, now stretched only the marshy shore, and where once had dwelt fifty million of men now crawled the detestable water-lizard. Not even the mines of precious metal remained. DOOM had come to Sarnath.
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Zedekial Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Sarnath deserved what happened to it.
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ART6996 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
What talent you have to bring this to life. Bravo!
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xerablac Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot :+fav: this often enough...
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Jack-Lawrence Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! :) H.P. Lovecraft is awesome.
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man!
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
[link] Featured!
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool,thanks!
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
I bet the people of Sarnath, wish they didn't mess with Ib
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe,yup!
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
:nod:
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jackrezz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, it's really creative, and i also like the title.
Very good job!!
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks man!
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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Really dig your style! :thumbsup:
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Slogharf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Dude, incredible texture work!
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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adie-ashen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so amazing! I can't get enough of your work.
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe,thank you!
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
echhhh... really creepy! :lol: I think it's the bumpy skin texture that does (or un-does) it for me.
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe,I wanted to draw something repellent enough that you would have the urge to kill it,just like in the story :D.I was torn though whether or not to make him less humanlike(they weren't described in much detail).
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
'Occupy Sarnath' :lol: I think it's plenty loathesome enough.
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potatogoji Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
thats awesome
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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potatogoji Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
no problem.
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
the type is awesome and the pic is wicked you should keep it monochrome ;]
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe,thanks!I most likely will...for now :P
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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Hullingen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The typing,
the structure,
the hatchwork...
... just blew my mind outta the attic window....
Tasteful yet hideous design! :)
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup,It's a tough job,but somebody's gotta do it :P
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bozodeathgod Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Quality...
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:iconsch1itzie:
Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rather than quantity...
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Nice one!
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man!I did 2 little fake book covers.I like my other one a lot more so far(The Beast in the Cave).
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Nice. I think I have another idea for a drawing for you to do. Have you read Lovecraft's "The Hound"?
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah,I don't remember much,I'll have to read it again today. Last week I got the leatherbound complete works of Lovecraft's fiction.It's a beast! 1,010 pages.
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Give it a read and then I'll tell you my idea.
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!ok,what'd you have in mind?
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JasonMcKittrick Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I was thinking of an illustration of the secret museum from the story.
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Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhhh,yeah! Nice! Ok,I'll get a sketch going of the room,and figure out the layout,and look up all the stuff that was in it.I remember it was packed full of jars with heads in it and stuff :D (Right up your alley!Just send me a pic of your workspace and I'll draw that,hehe.) Should be fun :)
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