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C.O.W. #150 Lich Dragon Boss Monster -- VOTING!!
ROUND #150 VOTING
Topic: Just Lich Dragon Boss Monster !!
Deadline for the voting: Saturday 8 Aug 2009
Posting thread (closed): http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=164053.
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Last edited by Michael Jaecks; August 1st, 2009 at 05:38 PM.
In the deep dark coursed cave of Skarden land that words wisped in the air "The God dragon blessed one of his sans with holy life, but his son corrupted by the dark hand of Khardem, great sorcerer of the Book of Lackium...", I forget... "coursed with death the father say" but i don't remember... That the story of a warrior in the Skarden kindom.
Concept: The Bereling Clan
At the beginning of times, dragons were created with the aim of protecting the lesser races such as humans and elves. Because of their powerful nature, they were prohibited from using magic. They were distributed in clans, every clan had a color and their members were imbued with powerful elemental magic. Also, each clan had a Clanlord whose decisions will affect all the other clan members. The Bereling clan were the bronze dragons who inhabitated the deserts and were imbued with lightning and fire powers.
The Bereling Clanlord was always in the constant search for power so one day he broke the prohibition of using magic and with the help of ancient arcane energies he become invulnerable to all known ofensive magic an mortal weapons and also become immortal, this curse was transmited to the rest of the bronze dragons, becoming a clan of lich dragons.
When they have exceeded their life expectancy their bodies begin to decay and rotten and they loose their natural dragon powers, the only way of recovering their youth is by murdering and devouring their brothers from other clans. They cannot be killed, they have to be trapped and imprisoned in magic prisons. An old legend says that if you discover the real name of the Bereling Clanlord and shout it to the four winds the curse will be gone and all the bronze dragons will die.
In search of never ending live, this old dragonlord used the pure magic of his kind to increase his own time. His once good heart turned as dark as the land he ruled.
Now his rotten body lurks through the mountains in search of fresh souls to keep him alive....
Sometimes strange floating green lights can be seen on the top of the mountain in the distance at night. Of those that went to investigate the source, less then a handful has ever returned, and of those that did, it was as if they has seen their death, they were scar with fear and terror that they dare not speak of what they saw.
The creature's origin is unknown, no doubt that it is as powerful and fearsome , it does not seem to be aggressive unless disturbed. as its aura of death can be sense from miles away, its stillness in the night gives a strange sense of peace and sorrow as if the time has been stopped. The creature's existence has been known ever since anyone can remember, it must be at least thousands of years old, its rage and power has been calm by the passing of time, perhaps it has a tale of its own living through the countless years of changes.
After living for thousands of years and spending a large amount of that time searching for immortality, Illikiathisk finally extruded the spells neccissary to become a Dracolich from a Deamon of the Void, Jolioz, who had been careless enough to be trapped upon the Prime material plane. The injuries sustained in that battle would have been Illikiathisk's demise had its objective not been what it was...
The word ‘anarchy’ comes from the ancient Greek αναρχία in which αν meant ‘without’ and αρχία meant first a military ‘leader’ and then ‘ruler’. Anarchist society is one ‘without rulers’: a classless, non-hierarchical society.
“You need people like me.
You need people like me so you can point your grubby fingers and say, "That's the bad guy.""
Concept: The Endless
The brave band of warriors consisted of a knight, a cleric and a Stromgald paladin, searching for bounty in exchange for gold, glory and infamy within the small outskirt town of Circlain, just beneath the towering mountains beyond the horizon. Rumors of a long forgotten beast reached their ears. " enter the Endless gorge, you will find what you seek." said the townsfolk. Equipped with their greatswords, glimmering tower shields and battle writ, they journeyed deep into the enormous rocky chasms only to discover what the "Endless" was. They have mistaken it for the gorge's namesake, before their teary eyes stood a behemoth of a creature, an ancient dragon surrounded by the stink of death and the aura of immense power so few have witnessed and fewer still to be left alive to tell. The putrid stench was all encompassing, A Lich Dragon was even worse than a red, fire-breathing one and far far worse than any other monster anyone has had to face in a lifetime. Upon the distance, The Lich Dragon's decaying body and tail cannot be seen and seemed to stretch out forever. The party felt the inevitable coming, even if they survive this battle...It would take several lifetimes and more to see this monster fall...to come back again to rule these lands yet again...and again...and again.
Artist: Jeff Simpson
Concept: The Rot
Few have encountered the wandering Rot, there are even fewer who wish to. Animated to life by countless lost souls, this monstrosity of flesh, mud and hide of beings long vanished endlessly walks the plains of the Southlands. Occasional priests or noblemen attempt to find talk with the beast, in a vain attempt to garner wisdom on how to cheat the inevitability of their flesh one day making its way into part of the rot itself.
Jejuni constantly rebuilds itself with the rot and decay of it's fuelled by the ether of tortured souls. The stench of it's warm, bacteria filled innards have taken many a man before their sword was pulled. Jejuni waits, lurks, watches the horizon for the day the undead will rise from the vents and fumes of the earth to take over the land of the living.
Artist: FEIL MAGNUS
Tenebros used to be holy dragons, blessed by the endless, their duty was to protect dwellers of kamaran, the human world.
Powerfull and loyal they yet had weak resistance against the power of alchemy used by evil darklords. The darklords thought they could control the dragon's power with their knowledge... they failed.
The holy dragons decrepited, became uncontrolable and thus unleash chaos and destruction wherever they go.
They were were called Tenebros after the name of the alchemist archlord who found the forbiden formula.
Last edited by Feil Magnus; July 29th, 2009 at 12:27 PM. Reason: forgot to delete the *
Concept: Greater Druug
The Greater Druug is one of the most powerful types of dragon-mages, having conquered through magic even death itself. Armed with a relentless arrogance for lesser creatures and a fearless indifference toward it's own life, the Greater Druug is a foe best avoided.
Concept: Aakhor Cave Dragon
The dragons seek out caverns lined with magic purple aakhor crystals. Over time, magic seeps from the crystals into the dragon's body, making it able to survive terrible injuries and live an unnaturally long life. The dragons fight to defend their territory and maintain control of their lair.
[/B]To gain infinite life the dragons of Hanha need to travel to Golgotha too with sorcery become undead. Their sacrifice is great, they need to give away both their brave heart and clip their huge wings in the trade with the necrons but in return they become immortal.
Concept: Urnataroy Depths Endboss
Sometimes a dragon turns mad and don't want to join the circle of rebirth.
These ones are driven by hate and fear.
In aim to keep their personality alive these kind of dragons entrap the life-energy in the rotting body.
"Wanderer, it is told, that the Dungeon in the Urnataroy Depths is one of the Lich-Dragon hidings, and it is disadvantageous to encounter one of them alone..."
As I crested the peak I finally saw the legendary monstrosity I was sent to destroy. She was much bigger than I had anticipated, I gasped in horror! This drew her attention, she spread her great tattered wings and let out a blood curdling roar...this was going to be a hell of a battle.
Last edited by VegasMike; July 31st, 2009 at 03:42 AM.
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Only the eldest of the great dragons are left now, withdrawn to the nearly airless heights of the mountain spires; in the sub-zero temperatures they use a combination of subtle magnetic-field distortion and arcane energy-manipulation to extend their lives long past their natural span and to, if the word may be used, markedly outlive the rest of their otherwise extinct race.
It is said that the man who can make it to the top of a spire will be blessed with a fraction of the guardians' eternal life; some, more cynical perhaps, have suggested that their death hasn't necessarily relieved them of the pangs of hunger, nor mellowed the dragons' naturally violent temperaments.
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Knights are always warned about the dragon. Their maidens wave a tearful farewell as their loved ones ride off to slay the beast and win fortune and fame. When it comes to this particular dragon, however, it will not be slain. It will most positively slay whatever comes at it, and absorb their life force and ad it to its own. Every life will ad to its power.
So please, beware the dragon.
also known as the red dragon, salamannder is an eternal dragon ,it consumes human soul, its origin is unknown but some say,it was a heaven's keeper before until it is devoured by its own greed and turn itself into a vicious creature that consumes every living soul, undefeatable, invulnerable to both magic and physic attack, it can only be killed by the owner of the pure soul, GOD only.
Bazu is a nocturne creature, he sleeps at the day and recharge hes energy and lights, hy use the lights to protect him for the enemys hypnotize them and eat them, he aslo can shoot powerful energy lazer
Last edited by .Elec7ro; July 30th, 2009 at 09:46 AM.
Artist: Mr. P Show.
Concept: Knight Guardian
There was once a knight that guarded a fairy province whom became possessed with the spirit of an ancient powerful mage. Possessing the Knight's body; the Mage formed a dragon out of lava to protect itself from a fate it foresaw yet doubt. Now a young fairy warrior must confront an evil that may determine the life or death of a knight and the future of the Land of the fae.
The wydrazony are hollow inside. All of their intestines have rotten away due time and they move because of magic and mechanics alone. The wydrazony eat their prey as whole, prisoning them in their stomachs forever and using them as a power source to prolong their unholy excistence. As they are practically dead they cannot be killed by ordinary means.
There are many variations about how the wydrazony came to be, but the true story behind the species remains a mystery.
Last edited by pahavasa; August 1st, 2009 at 04:30 PM.
The lich-dragon managed to overcome death by feeding of the souls of the living.
Surounded by magical spheres it breaks through the midnight sky. While it's freezing breath coveres the ground and stops the victims from moving the spheres swallow it's preys souls. The spheres are containers for the souls so they can't escape and whenever it is necessary the lich-dragon swallows them to regain it's power.
It's mysterious magic keeps it's body from breaking apart, while the souls lengthen it's lifespan and give it energy. For each soul consumed a little glowing sphere grows under the skin on the wings. If the souls energy is completely consumed the sphere disappears, but as people say these creatures' wings are alsways covered in numerous glowing spheres.
Some say that the only way to kill them is to cut their wings off, but noone has ever dared to do so...
What is the key to longevity? Is it a healthy diet? Regular exercise? Or is it some ancient and arcane enchanment that keeps a thing alive well beyond any predestined expiration date? Perhaps. Or perhaps some creatures are just made of tougher stuff....
Fang was always the baby dragon that the other baby dragons in the nest would pick on. Literally. Biting and clawing at their baby brother like a dog's chew toy. That one silly fang of his put him at the bottom of the pecking order. But each time they would peck, his hide grew back tougher, and his scales thicker. As a result he grew to be not just more resilient than the average dragon, but an impenetrable creature with a body that was nearly solid from scale to bone.
How he came to be Boss was no big suprise. He wasn't any smarter, stronger or faster. It was simply because everyone else dropped dead eventually. His promotion through the ranks was -- inevitable.
The Lich dragons are quite a rare sight, but if you are looking for one they can usually be found within deep dungeons. Within their body you can find human souls trapped, locked in by the arcane symbols covering what's left of the dragons flesh.
Concept: Tka'atch Ni'itek
Every old dragon, when discovers himself able to perform necromancy becomes also tempted to prolong his natural life by eating souls of brave knights, as in their hearts lay best substance of life.
Also every woman would like to be forever beautiful and young, and will do anything to archive that...
While one of adepts of Dragon Necromancy Academy is fulfilling his part of a deal by performing complicated spell on such woman, her lover is coming to slay the beast, and soon will become woman's part of a deal - to bring a snack for hungry, busy magician.
A Lich Dragon that lingers in the cold peaks of the mountains only to consume the souls of anyone who traverses the treacherous land below. It has been said that whom ever shall defeat the beast will be rewarded with eternal life.
Last edited by DeathByChris; July 31st, 2009 at 06:12 PM.
Concept: maggotmaw tangleguts!
being a lazy dragon and an even more inept sorcerer, the lich transformation was not very kind to maggotmaw the necrotic dragon.
maggotmaw spent most of necromancer school chasing tail and getting hammered, this left him ill-prepared for the lich transformation. his sloppy necromancy failed to staple up his decomposing body properly and after the first spell he cast; his skin exploded. this left his entrails dangling down in a horrific writhing mass of gory-grabbing tentacles!
donning the name maggotmaw tangleguts he blasts all who oppose him with his maggoty, corruption inducing breath and strangles the life out of his foes with his man-o-warian intestines of disgusting death!
sadly maggotmaw's dangling innards have a tendency to grab anything they bump into including livestock, roofs of buildings, and even the occasional siege tower, this is akin to having toilet paper stuck to your shoe when leaving the bathroom.
Concept: death under the mountain
I have heard tales from the trackers and farmers about. But surely such mythical beasts were invented to keep young children within arms reach? "Do not wander child, for the beast will take your soul"
Blake Henriksen: Bhenart
As is common to all sentient beings, the lust for power was one of the greatest downfalls of the ancient dragons. Though noble creatures and sought after for their extensive wisdom in the dealings of man, these revered beasts fell prey to the trappings of such nobility.
Nowhere was this trait found greater than in the high dragon prince Drakaes. Deeming the dragons to be divine Drakaes named himself ruler of all dragons and consequently demanded worship of all living beings, dragons included. A great internal war broke out amongst the dragons, each fighting for leadership of their species but Drakaes substantiated his claim by calling on the ancient and dark magic long thought to have faded from the realm of dragons. Through harshness and prolonged bloodshed Drakaes eventually established himself as Lord of the Dragons and god of his world. However, as time went on the dark magic warped not only his body but his mind.
Having successfully escaped the grasp of death he then grew suspicious of his fellow dragons, ultimately decimating the entire population so as to ensure his eternal place as Lord of the Dragons. Drakaes now roams his world aimlessly, inhabiting the depths of mountains and feeding on all that come in his way…