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Ortosis Fire Dragon by 1Rich1 Ortosis Fire Dragon by 1Rich1
My entry for :iconwarpiggg:'s design a dragon contest [link] I hope you like it.

Also a little bit of lore to help describe the dragon.

Dytheric Arvin Ere Ath'ce "the embodied eagle of destruction" or known in the common tongue as "Black Death Dytherath."

Dalander survivors of the walled settlement of Arthenia in the eastern edges of Padlyr report this ancient fire dragon towered roughly 40' in hight. The beast was said to vomit flames and summon balls of balefire from it's talons.

Villagers who were able to flee into the shelter of a nearby forrest tell tales of the wyrm being covered in rainbow coloured scales which were able to deflect all but the strongest attacks. Apparently the creatures body was covered with veins which seemed to be pulsing molten lava.

When questioned where the beast had attacked from, the survivors claimed to have heard sounds of a large battle underground before the wyrm had burst from the ground in the middle of the settlement in a ball of flames launching into the sky returning to rain fiery death upon any that stood in its way.

When researching the history of Arthenia, the overseer of the Asconia records found an entry claiming the settlement had been built over the ruins of a Naga city.

This could explain the appearance of the dragon which has been seen in the vicinity of other known Naga ruins. A translation of Naga Hieroglyphs claim the wyrm was called "The embodied eagle of destruction."

Reports from Dalander caravans have sighted a beast of its description heading west towards the Rithwyn mountains leaving burnt ruins of towns in its wake.

A detachment of Asconian soldiers and two groups of mercenaries have be deployed to intercept it before it can cause more destruction.

May the Tetrad protect us

"An ancient fire dragon encrusted with brilliant crystal scales who was said to deeply resent the creations of the Tetrad which he blamed for the shattering of the world. When he returned weak from the deep slumber he discovered his city in ruins and his children massacred, the dragon's mind broke.

He is now searching for other slumbering dragons on a mad quest to gain more power, he has taken to devouring them to gain their magical powers. He wishes to use the powers stolen from other dragons to summon a undead army of Naga which would cover Ortosis in a sea of black death."

Thanks for viewing :)
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:iconguardianoflightwd:
GuardianofLightWD Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AMAZING!

It wont bite me if I try to ride it right?
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:iconmooddragon:
MoodDragon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, the depth in this is amazing!
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:iconsilivrene:
Silivrene Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
magnifique Clap 
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:iconanimamomentlover:
animamomentlover Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: amazing colors

I just love it :love:
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:iconbloody-bandage:
Bloody-Bandage Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's... just... aw inspiring
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:iconmuck1:
muck1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Awesome colouring and setting. The intensity of the scene is immense.
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:iconbmania-sketches:
BMania-Sketches Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks amazing! :D
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:icontoxicalyty:
ToXiCalYtY Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful I wish I can draw like this....
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:iconartman2013:
Artman2013 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Bad.Ass.
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:icontopzeekee:
topzeekee Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
so cool
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:iconlugiaumbreonpower:
LugiaUmbreonPower Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! :D
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:icongturtle123:
GTURTLE123 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, love the colours
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:iconkumnonta:
kumnonta Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
amazing wow
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:icondarqhero:
DarqHero Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Do You Have A Line Drawing Of This Dragon?
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:icondesaroll:
Desaroll Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I loved it! And I checked the others in the contest, and this one is my favorite... Good luck! :D
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:iconfalken02:
Falken02 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
TTTTTTTTTTTTTTT_______TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
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:icondragontie:
Dragontie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great, well done :)
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:icondoorstop1227:
DoorStop1227 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
awesome!
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:iconjulian0123:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's so awesome that I don't know what to say!
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:iconbirdofabirch:
BirdofaBirch Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
WOW This is just unbelievable. : D
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Thank you! :D
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:iconscott12330:
scott12330 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Artist
cool
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconscott12330:
scott12330 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Artist
NP
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! :love:
You did fantastic. :happybounce:
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thank you! :)
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:icongriffinphillis:
GriffinPhillis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome. ^-^
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:iconmay-ya:
May-Ya Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
I hope you win!! This is brilliant in it's brilliance! Sweet work! :icondragonspif:
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thank you I'm glad you like it! :)
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:iconmay-ya:
May-Ya Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
Love it! :D You're very welcome :la:
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:iconhamsterloki:
Hamsterloki Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Way to steal any chance of winning from everyone else! :P

I kid I kid! It's a really well done illustration, and I absolutely love it ^_^
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Lol thanks!
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:iconhamsterloki:
Hamsterloki Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
*Angry voice* YOU'RE VERY WELCOME! :P
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:iconkaitlindragon:
KaitlinDragon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful design, excellent art, needs to be on the front page.
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Haha I wish! I'm glad you like it though :)
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:icono0magnus:
o0Magnus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
great work
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thank you :)
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:iconwritten-parody:
Written-Parody Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Writer
This is absolutely fantastic... I am blown away D=

Best of luck in the contest!
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconlou2209:
lou2209 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ooh I really love the colours of the scales! Really amazing :happybounce:
Good luck in the contest :)
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thank you! :)
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is one of the most fluid, dynamic and wicked dragons I've seen. I love how intelligent yet sinister he looks...
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thank you! I'm glad his hideous madness is to your liking! :D
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:iconslayersyrena:
SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Of course!

The villains are almost always my favorites... I don't know what's wrong with me...
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:iconmelantha-violet:
melantha-violet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
DRAGONNNNNN!!!!!

nrjkganehjnegnwrgk!!

Sorry, I loss control. XD

Have you ever drew an ashlander? THEY ARE SOOO CUTE!!! XDDD
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Haha :) Do you mean the desert people from Morrowind?
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:iconmelantha-violet:
melantha-violet Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
YES!!

I have been playing Morrowind for the last few days, and it has been AWESOME!

I have drawn some base off some refs, sooooo COOL
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
I have fond memories of it too, lots of good fun :)
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:iconmelantha-violet:
melantha-violet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
First time playing it, for me. Into Morrwind at the moment. Sigh... so GOOD.
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:icon1rich1:
1Rich1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
good luck it a fantastic game I hope you have the expansions :)
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