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Undead - 13 - Terror by Paladin-Ciel Undead - 13 - Terror by Paladin-Ciel
Communing with the phantoms has revealed to the Necromancers forbidden knowledge concerning the depths of terror and madness. This forbidden knowledge has driven many to death, though a few have learned of ways of curving such nightmare's destructive potential towards their enemies.

Necromantic undead are no longer built with the intent of conventional warfare in mind. Many have turned toward crafting horrors designed with the purpose psychological warfare. Take this once grand beauty. Imagine the horror struck into the hearts of peasants knowing such creatures stalk their children watching them from their windows at night.

Undead terrors vary widely from one another. Each is a reflection of the deepest fears of the Necromancer who crafted it. They are imbued with intense phantasmal energies, making the effects of their unique attacks completely unpredictable. Such beings can warp in and out of sight thanks to the spectral energies coursing through their rotted bodies. This allows them to plague a populace even from deep within their protected borders. They prefer to shatter the minds of their prey so they can feast on the fragments of sanity rather than their flesh and are able to use those fragments against future targets.

The undead terror's enigmatic nature make detecting them let alone defeating them an extremely difficult task. Though they are not true specters they have been closely associated with them. Some have even been known to mutate into possessed undead allowing them to become many times more powerful than any conventional zombie, some even capable of breaking free of their original masters will.

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Pandoras-Box-of-Art Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooow thatīs really creepy :O
Uhhm is this from a movie, manga, book or have you invented it? I really like it!
But somehow this picture reminds me very much of Orochimaru in his white snake form, from the manga Naruto :)
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Nempatriarch Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Once i had a nightmare where a monster JUST LIKE THIS ate a friend. I still remember the sound of my friend's bones breaking while this spine skeleton swallowed him... The only difference between the one you drew and the one i dreamed of is that yours does not have jaw
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Revelationchapter9 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I would like to know where you got the idea for this thing... I have had night terrors for about 20 years and I actually saw something similar to this... Weird thing number one... I put the words "night terror" in the deviant search to find this... weird thing number two... my mother actually saw the same thing... and it hurt her... it actually hurt her... The thing we saw is very similar to your drawing... right down to the rope interwoven within the spine... it was as if someone unseen was working a dememted demonic puppet...
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Scrath666 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
This is awesome. Great work
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional
That's wicked. Love it! :D
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional
You're welcome! :D
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nuttyfool Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shall fear for my children :cries: and will certainly be looking out of my window for this creepy undead creature :threaten: I will be prepared!

Lols nice job :highfive: Love it
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thats the worst part it prefers to only appear when your sleeping. O.o

=^_^=
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nuttyfool Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh I'm not going to ba able to sleep now! :worry:

Ahh wel least have more time to do some art =P
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yay time used for art is worth its weight in gold! :D
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veezyjung Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting concept and very thought provoking art to boot.

i for some reason, i like the rope going through the vertebrae.
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe yeah I put it there without giving it any real thought just to add a bit more to look at but it does lend a creepy feeling to her. XD
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veezyjung Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
what.. happened to her to make her this way, may i ask?

or was she created by the necromancers like this to start with?
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wrong place at the right time mostly. ^_^()

there are lots of ways to die an unnatural death in this story. She just happened to end up as parts for a twisted Necromancers vile experiments in crafting combative undead. Normally the focus is on trying to perfect a true form of resurrection but the Necromancers have failed at every turn... the closest they've achieved being the turning of ones self into a Lich. Most Necromancers and Liches keep their spells very closely guarded even refusing to share their knowladge with others in their own faction. Its all in an attempt to ensure their power remains above their competition so they can maintain a strangle hold on the fresher resources. <.<
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veezyjung Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmmm.
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Cagnaccio87 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Freaky. :O
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot. :D

Whats even creepier is that shes pretty clingy whenever she finds some one attractive to here. O.o
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larrycucumber2 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
my friend you have great talent in individual detail. go you!
:#1:
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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otaku-sweetie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
So, you had a whole chimera-type thing going through your head? It's really nice and very creepy.

So, how did you take the bad news today? Not only has Smash been pushed back another month but Tim's decimation of everything you play has been confirmed.

That's right. Sheik's back. >:D
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Darn held back again? Well hopefully that just makes it more awesome. XD

Meh Bowser's new abilities will help compensate I'm sure... with a little extra training. ^_^

Chimera? Like a Fullmetal Alchemist chimera or something else? ^_^()
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otaku-sweetie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
New abilities? You mean the final smash? I wouldn't call the final smash a new ability since you can't use it at will during the entirtyof the game. In addition, do you know what you have to go through just to get the final smash? It's not like you pick it up and it's yours. No, you have to pick it up and try to open it while trying to avoid people taking it away from you. Do you think you'd be able to keep Sheik from taking the final smash ball away from you?

Well, do you?

A chimera like two animals that have been spliced together. I havn't really seen FMA so I'm not terribly sure.
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Haha then I'll just have to eat her before she gets too close. XD

What amazes me is how I'm actually one of the top players with folk on base after all those torturous session we went through. ^_^



Darn u gotta watch that series its really cool... it can get a tad depressing towards the end but its always amazed me how they can jump back and forth from being serious to comedic on the fly without cheapening the feelings your experiencing at the time. ^_^

Oh okay ^_^()

Yeah I chose to use a horse spine rather than a humans because it would be creepier on a human skull. ^_^
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otaku-sweetie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Of course you are. Tim has that effect on people thought I'm not sure why.

I know I have to watch it. It's just that I havn't been able to find the time or funds to get it. Eventually, I promise.

It was. Good job.
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I guess its the urge to give him a serving of humble pie that makes one strive to crush his bountiful spirit... though none of us could really get through his wise cracking spirit to do so. XD

Well there was that one time I crushed him with justice so bad that he stormed out the room. Mwahahaha. XD I shall forever cherish that victory! =^_^=

That FansubTV site has lots of good series available don't forget. ^_~
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otaku-sweetie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
And I don't think anyone ever will.

Oh? Tell me the story! I wanna hear!

Alright. I won't.
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh he hasn't told you eh? :D It doesn't surprise me though I wouldn't want to speak to much about it either if I had been on the receiving end of that beat down. XD

It all started as a cheerful weekend of kicking each others tails in some Guilty Gear XX. Though for whatever reason I wasn't winning any of the rounds with Justice that day. =. = Since I usually dash in full force he managed to perfect his timing with Axle Low to were he could poke me to death every time I tried to advance. and caught me every time I tried to run. He took me out like a zillion times. >_<

Then all of a sudden Tim's Kryptonite Nick Underwood showed up. :D We were about to quit so we decided okay this will be the last match and who ever wins this match will be the true victor of the night despite their record the past night. Nick has this way of getting under Tims skin when he wants to though he wasn't doing anything to bug him.

Round one!

Some how I hit all the right combinations and could almost see the moves before they hit :D I crushed Tim into the corner and annihilated him with a perfect victory! :D Okay fine this you'll go down this time I imagine him thinking. At this point Nick was cracking up because Tim was supposedly kicking my tail all night who was now becoming very agitated. XD

Round 2!!
Step 1 - Initiate instant kill move.
Step 2 - execute instant kill move.
Step 3 - Every one screaming their heads off as I land said move and kill time in one hit for a double perfect victory!!!!!! XD

Time got so angry that he stormed out of the room and we didn't hear from him much for the rest of the week. XD I won the night and shattered his unbreakable composer. Hehehe I can still feel the excitement of that night like it only just happened. =^_^= I doubt it will ever play out that way again but now I gots dirt that he cannot deny with a straight face. ^_~
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Adder24 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG that is looking rather freaky. Nice Job Though
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^_^

Yeah just imagine sleeping soundly in your warm bed while this thing stares deep into your soul mere inches from your face. o.O

XD
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Adder24 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Id run in sheer terror
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Paladin-Ciel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. :D
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Adder24 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed LOL
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