Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Tartarus Gryffin


Given its uncanny similarity to the eponymous creature of Terran myth the Tartarus Gryffin is almost certainly a project of some long ago genetic engineering. There is some archaeological evidence that Anesidora was terraformed as a resort during the ancient Third Terran Republic. It may well be that the gryffin was created there and spread slowly with private collectors. The great avimamalian creatures are remarkably fearsome predators, well suited to their native environment using their keen sight to hunt and their sense of smell to locate carrion many miles distant.



4 comments:

Asslessman said...

THIS, old fantasy model, perfect scenaristic explanation, great painting and BAM you end up with some excellent gaming opportunities. That's the way it's got to be done.

The Composer said...

Well, it was such a beautiful old fantasy model. I had to do something with it. Bought on the Oldhammer Forums maybe six months ago with a few other bits and bobs. And I have some other fantasy creatures . . . He just felt so very right. Thank you Asslessman. I'm glad you like him. I'm fairly proud of how he came out. As the sorting hat once said "Gryffindor!" (Maybe more than once. There might have been a few times.)

Jay said...

NICE work, Mr.C!! BTW, the avimamalian have been known to be trainable with the help of raw red Chuca beans.

The Composer said...

I may have to see if the botanic gardens on Ceres have red Chuca beans in inventory. Maybe a well constructed greenhouse would provide a moist enough environment for bean farming, at least on a small scale. Or maybe there's a good trade route to Zamazonia. Hmm.