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The Battle of Lismodon by Erulian The Battle of Lismodon by Erulian
***The people known as "The Sidhe" or people of the mounds, or "The Lordly Ones" or "The Good People" were descended from the "Tuatha de Danann" who settled in Ireland millennia ago and in being defeated by the Milesians they retreated to a different dimension of space and time than our own, believed to be living under mounds and fairy raths and cairns, and also the land of "Tír na nÓg" a mythical island to the west of Ireland.

Down through the ages the Sidhe have been in contact with mortals giving protection, healing and even teaching some of their skills to mortals - Smithcraft or the working of metals being one such skill.

The Sidhe are generally benign until angered by some foolish action of mortals or other beings. Many trees and mounds are considered under their protection and if a mortal destroys or damages these then a curse is put upon himself and his family. In some parts of the countryside people would not build their houses over certain "fairy paths" because of the type of disturbances which would ensue. ***

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:icondolphinsilverwolf:
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Don't just hack at the stone, drive the blade point-first into a lava seam or an eye socket!
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:iconart0holic:
Art0holic Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
great scene

fantastic work
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:iconcon-tessa:
Con-Tessa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great idea for a scene, love it
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:iconcatfitemike:
catfitemike Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice one! :)
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks !! 8-)
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catfitemike Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like dragons, the sidhe or fairy's legends extend beyond Ireland and Europe, they've even gone as far as asia.. and here in the Philippines we have a name for them.. the Dwende. I recall in childhood, they are unseen people we should take care not to hurt or anger for fear of retaliation that can even lead to death.. they also live near very old trees and earth mounds.. cool eh? :) your work reminded me of an old animated movie: wizards.. I was inspired to create a story of my OC around that world.. hmm would be interesting to work on it next ;)
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:iconveeswan:
VeeSwan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOH this is gorgeous, and the Troll is my favorite model! I love the concept and the description, beautiful work!
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you Vee, for this and the Fav, very appreciated 8-)
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:iconveeswan:
VeeSwan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, I really love it!
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:iconjocaps:
JOCAPS Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
you deserve it!!
A very good way to translate visually the expression : to boil inside
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha..yes..thanks a lot 8-)
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:iconcrogge:
Crogge Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
lovely elves :) nice scene
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you 8-)
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:iconseaview123:
Seaview123 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool looking fairy battle. Nice work.
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot 8-)
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:iconseaview123:
Seaview123 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconevoluzione:
evoluzione Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great action! :)
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you 8-)
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Maybe they need Silverhand's and or Morrigan's help?

Looks great.
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks...a sequel is in the making already..you'll be surprised 8-)
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
I shall be watching, in a non creepy way.
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:iconlyonesskim:
lyonesskim Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
just phenomenal.
The subtle lighting lends a gorgeous old world painting look to it.
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very very much 8-)
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:icondragonia27:
Dragonia27 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
What a creature! I honestly don't know what to think of him. His power is amazing and impressive. I can nearly feel the heat radiating off him as he crosses the countryside. The thing is, most humans would be completely oblivious. /shakes head/ The detail work on him is wonderful. I love the colors and magma cracks. His glowing eyes are not kind and I really would not want to be the one that he's staring at.

The Sidhe that are around him are brave and strong. I like the purple highlights to their hair. The vine work on them is a great way to show that they are still connected to nature, no matter what they are doing. I hope that they will be able to stop him. Well done and thanks for sharing it!
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
And thank you for your comment...lovely 8-)
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:icondragonia27:
Dragonia27 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
You're welcome on both of them.;) And thank you for your kind words.:)
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:iconpeken:
Peken Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks 8-)
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:iconleocervas:
Leocervas Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
I love it!!!:love: Great work!!!
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you, also for the Fav and the watch...very appreciated !! 8-)
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:iconlord-crios:
Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
REally good work, but need some more male sidhe after me, or a champion like Oberon.
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Yep, Oberon was busy elsewhere and the male Sidhe had a big hang over from last nights feast.... Thank you 8-)
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:iconlord-crios:
Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YW :D
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:iconfreyrstrongart:
FreyrStrongart Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist
great atmosphere. The skin on the troll is superb.
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot 8-)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Excellent work! Love the info, too!
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks my friend, appreciated 8-)
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:iconcapn-gary:
capn-gary Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
People tend to forget the Irish have some mean and nasty little people, too. ;)
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Lol, yes..thank you 8-)
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:iconsimonjm:
SimonJM Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Rather splendid - love the texture for the (is it an?) elemental.
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:iconerulian:
Erulian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes, elemental indeed..thanks 8-)
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