what’s the significance of the three Progenitor Dragons having “ber” in their names? Been wondering, what’s the significance of the three Progenitor Dragons having “ber” in their names? Is there a breakdown of their meanings? #Eberron What’s the common factor in their titles? The Dragon Above, The Dragon Below, The Dragon Between. Which suggests that in some primordial tongue, “ber” means “dragon.”
Chuck Ber, Chad Ber, Millicent Ber, Yvginy Ber, Kun Ber, Michael-not-Mike Ber, Isaac Ber, Mercedes Ber. Mercedes Ber is a fantastic author, by the way! But no, there’s no other examples, which suggests that no mortal culture speaks the language of the Progenitors.
This portrait of Mordenkainen envelopes so much of what I love about my career as an artist – from portraiture, to narrative storytelling, rendering of reflective surfaces, dramatic lighting effects, and most importantly conveying a sense of wonder and mystery. We may never know what the wizard was working upon as we interrupted his contemplative thoughts in his study, but we can be certain we will feel the wrath of his ire!
Ever since discovering Dungeons and Dragons in my youth, I have enjoyed the complexities, challenges, and excitement of role-playing the character class of wizards. This portrait represents the deep passion I have for gaming and the art creation infused within my youth around roleplaying. It was this wellspring I returned to again and again as this work evolved.
Reaching back deep into those wizardry gaming roots are a set of bookends I created during my hard-core D&D days, with one side a diorama composed with the elements from Grenadier’s ‘Wizard’s Room’ lead figurine miniature set. I loved to paint these miniatures, owning handfuls of the diverse sets produced, and enjoyed endless hours of enjoyment in use in our campaigns.
Due to the lack of access to proper art supplies as a young artist, all small details on these figurines were rendered and applied with sharpened toothpicks. I am happy to state those logistical hurdles are no longer a hinderance in my art creation now! I have long ago learned that proper tools are part of the pathway to creating masterful, professional works of art.
Next dungeons and dragons question: What was your favorite character class? Race? Growing up I was big into elves because elves have a little bit of magic and a little bit of fighting. 2E Dragonlance: I was a minotaur of course. Nowadays, I love playing warlock. I love playing characters that have tons of options and I love being able to effect the story.
and happy friday! Quick Q 4 U. The Jotunslayers from spellfire card game. Is there any lore about that apart fro, them being dwarves? the card is branded with FR logo. These guys, @TheEdVersepic.twitter.com/dCzufSwwnJ
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The Jotunslayers are an all-dwarf adventuring band who love to fight monsters; they LIKE battle-fray. And hard drinking, and telling tales in taverns of their battles, and devising new tactics for battling monsters. 2) They’ll fight orcs and hostile humans if they must, but thirst to fight dragons and tentacled things and strange beasties of all sorts. Main weapons: axes and enthusiasm, but they all carry bags of tricks, from marbles and…#Realmslore
…caltrops for underfoot to acid-filled grenades and tripwires with viscid-glob end-anchor blobs, in pouches and scabbards and the like strapped to them (baldrics over leather armor, jerkins of many pockets, tools and weapons… 4) …on thongs so they won’t be lost when dangling because something else had to be hastily grabbed instead). The Jotunslayers are adventurers-for-hire, much in demand for “cleanse out the menaces in this area” and escort through…#Realmslore
…wilderlands work. They typically refuse “guard my doors” and urban bodyguard duties (“Not what we do”) and are far too busy on the surface for much Underdark work; nobles, guilds, and wealthy merchants enthusiastically hire… …them for “make my cargo/territory/family member being shuttled from A to B, all safer” assignments. Their name came from early days of scouring out many hill giants and surface-raiding fomorians; they have no special hatred…#Realmslore
…for giants, nor feuds with them.
The Jotunslayers are typically about a score strong, with about six of those being novice members on probation/training to replace dead or recuperating wounded stalwart members (often these… …novices are younger kin of members). They are a motley of dwarves either outcast or wandering, from many clans, but were formed in Everlund in 1346 DR, by a core of four female dwarf fighters and two male dwarf clerics of…#Realmslore
9) …Marthammor Duin. Only two of those founders survive today, and they lead the Jotunslayers: the CG df 14th level fighter Shandrannon Ironshield, and the NG dm 12th level cleric of Marthammor Duin Bruckhlar “Buckhard” Deepdelve.#Realmslore
Hanseath “the Bearded One,” when it comes to alcohol (beer) and carousing. If you’re brewing medicines, dyes, and the like, that’s under the sway of Berronar Truesilver (as goddess of hearth and home).#Realmslore
Wow. Another dwarven deity in the Realms added to the roster? Never saw lore that Hanseath had a presence in the Realms. Look in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, the 5e PH, Races of Stone, and the 2001 computer game Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor.#Realmslore