Friday, February 9, 2018

Aberrant Stilter - The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia

Aberrant Stilter
11 x 14 - Pencil on paper
© 2014 Christopher Burdett

"Man and beast,
A Stilter's feast,
Before they're done you'll need a priest.

Bone and meat,
Head and feet,
All go down when they eat.

Chomp and bite,
Plead or fight,
All are doomed to this plight."

 - Children's rhyme                     
Origins unknown                     

"Why are there Giant Eaters everywhere? Will someone please tell me why there are Giant Eaters in the Bazaar?

They're what?

Stilters?! No. Those are Giant Eaters. Why are they everywhere? Why isn't everyone running for their lives? Why is everyone so calm? Why is everyone ignoring me? Please, someone help me, I don't understand, none of this makes any sense. Nothing makes sense to me. Is this my final challenge? Have I reached the end of my journey? Have I finally reached purity of thought? I thought it would feel different."

- Tryculic Frems, Pilgrim of Ghu'st - Seeker of mental purity
(last recorded words before vanishing)
 
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