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The Fall of the Pieomancers by liiga The Fall of the Pieomancers by liiga
Edit 15.08.2011: Refined some areas for better overall impact. A lot of minor tweaks can sometimes make a difference.

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It was too late!

The Pie had been summoned, but the binding ritual had been disrupted. The remaining pieomancers scrambled as the ferocious technofairy brought its steed around for one last strike. Casting a ward that she knew would never hold, the last pieomancer felt her eyes fill with tears of remorse. Not for her own end, but for the Pie of terror that they had unleashed upon the world.



A Brief History of the Technofairy Empire

Technofairies used to be regular fairies until they successfully opened a portal between worlds and brought back an artifact - a miner's helmet.

After many decades of attempting to reverse engineer it, they succeeded, and learned to power it by attaching widgets to their wings and fluttering them real fast. The technique was later used to power a wide array of other interesting mechanisms, often adding magic into the mix.

The helmet, however, retained a spot of special importance and not only because of its historical value. Their command of light allowed the technofairies to tame the fearsome pandamoths, turning them into steeds that were quite intelligent and quick to obliterate targets marked by lightbeams.

The combination of technological prowess and swarms of critters that put Australia to shame guaranteed quick ascent to power and foundation of the Technofairy Empire. Nobody objected much as the technofairies took upon themselves the role of guardians of the lands, protecting them against invaders and, more importantly, against anyone who might take it upon themselves to open portals and try to bring through artifacts, such as miner helmets, sharp objects or giant pies.

And that's why you don't use bamboo for staves if you're into pieomancery - it attracts pandamoths and angry technofairies.


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I had fun with this. I had this cute fuzzy moth wandering around my room when the announcement about the contest hit my dA inbox and one thing sort of lead to another.

I used the slice of pie stock for the decorative elements on top of the pieomancers' staves (center and lower right), the helmet for technofairy's headdress (upper center) and the panda should be obvious.

Corel Painter 9, Wacom Intuos 3, a few early mornings.
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Kioris Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your arts are like little galaxies of their own. <3 ;_;
Been watching you for years, and sometimes it really pays to go back through your gallery again.
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Steroids98 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice!!!! But umm... over board anyone? Lol
You went sooooooooooooooooooooooooo way into it on this one! Its cool though :D
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HighHeelsArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Great work! Great colors that pull you into the picture and than it keeps you interested by seeing one detail after the other, wondering how it all fits together
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vagepaul Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WHOU!!!
i love this pys (pies) of art work!!
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Mm what kind of pie power are they harnessing? So luminous and pretty...I love the metallic sheen on those pandamoth wings. I was a little confused at first seeing the red spell and then the second barrier spell behind it but reading back on the description, my brain eventually pieced it together. However visually, I think it would be more powerful if both spells were on the same level as the red spell so that it looks like the pandamoth is crashing into it. Congratulations on making it to the semi-finals! Gotta say I disagree with the winning entries chosen but that's not my place.
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Cevee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
So epic!!!!! :iconwowzersplz:
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ChudnayaMamba Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Fantastic!!!!
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bimmster Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
wowzers thats a tad special me thinks........
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Nightmarecl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
All this because of a cute fuzzy moth? Why can't I get inspiration like that, this is gorgeous work, you really made something unique with the contest criteria, if it wasn't for the panda, I would recognize as a H.P. Lovecraft summoning gone wrong. Well done, I love it.
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oldkeszi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful colors
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