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Offline N-drju

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War-free zone
« on: November 08, 2017, 04:57:49 PM »
From the dawn of recorded history the war has been, sadly, one of the most recurrent events of human existence.

The Terran world of Butarim III is no exception. It has witnessed SEVEN world wars over the course of its relatively short 6000 years of modern, industrial history. Though Butarimians have never developed nuclear weapons, the wars were devastating and brutal nonetheless. All that remains on this world are the ten great nations which survived previous conflicts. Though momentarily at peace, they have never signed any peace treaty or cease fire. It is only a matter of time before hostilities break out anew and engulf the "civilized" world in another bloody confrontation.

However, scattered around the globe and away from the national borders, countless communities and city-states exist where people attempt little more than to live normal lives. Away from the endless sabre-rattling. Let me show you one of such places...

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Pictured here is the town of Kaemdongtu - a settlement of peacfully-minded, resourceful people living atop the so-called Icon Mesa which is located deep within the boundless Angel Desert. Angel Desert, considered impassable to military hardware, and steep, defensible slopes of the Icon Mesa make Kaemdongtu a calm and relaxing sanctuary for the select few who are allowed in.

Life in the middle of the desert is not as harsh as it seems. Food and water are plentiful with the Edi-Fuju Oasis nearby. Also, a peculiar wind pattern and an unusually high elevation of the Icon Mesa cause temperatures to stick at a relatively decent level of 28 degree Celcius throughout the year. The town is self sufficient - most of the citizens work in the coal and bauxite mining industry just next to the mesa. Some are also employed in the polywater distillery while others work in the compact agricultural sector in the oasis. All excess goods are sold for profit and hauled away by nomadic merchants.

If you are tired of the precarious world, where war is a constant, looming threat, go to Kaemdongtu to escape this danger. The journey will no doubt be exhausting and long but if you truly love peace then, perhaps, you will be granted a permission to settle in this remote, quiet town.

And once you set your foot atop the Icon Mesa, see the hot orange sun setting beyond the Angel Desert and feel the warm, dry wind blowing through your hair, suddenly, everything will start to make sense...
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Offline luvsmuzik

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Re: War-free zone
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 06:55:35 PM »
Great combination of assets here! Good one!

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Re: War-free zone
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 06:44:26 AM »
Very nice to have the story along with a fine render, thanks Andrzej.
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Re: War-free zone
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 05:19:10 PM »
Enjoying both render and story.  :)

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Re: War-free zone
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 03:40:13 AM »
Ah, it all makes sense now...lovely story and render...*****
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Re: War-free zone
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 07:12:39 AM »
Thank you for all the nice comments guys. Glad you like it. :)
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