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    479 KB Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:10 No.9434393  
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:17 No.9434493
    Is that basalt? From the coloration and texture, I'm guessing an igneous rock.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 04/26/10(Mon)01:18 No.9434505

    If it's igneous it could be obsidian as well.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:18 No.9434513
    Only if those are volcanic mountains in the background, which they do not seem to be.

    More than likely it's just granite.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:18 No.9434517
    either one fits with the dragon theme very well. fire-breathing and all that
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:19 No.9434528
    Fucking shit, you nerds are going to debate the nature of a fucking rock, when there's a more pressing part of that picture?

    LOOK at that motherfucking dragon. You're going to tell me a dragon that fat can fly with a wingspan that small? I don't believe it.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:20 No.9434536
    If we assume the flowers are indigenous to the area, we can probably extrapolate what kind of area it grows, and hence the geological strata as well.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:20 No.9434537
    It could be metamorphic, those mountains are prime candidates.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:20 No.9434540
    are those copper or bronze rings? it's hard to tell with the texture on them being flat
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:20 No.9434544
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    dude, maybe dragons in this universe are magic
    >> Bramble 04/26/10(Mon)01:20 No.9434550
    Nah, too flat and not shiny enough for obsidian. I'd guess basalt or possibly a gabbro.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:20 No.9434551
    ITT: Arden/tg/eologists
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:21 No.9434555
    Perhaps the dragon is not flying, but floating using some sort of anti-gravity spell?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:21 No.9434559
    what's the significance of the pillars in the background? wouldn't they suggest some sort of pseudo-religious significance of this site?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:21 No.9434561

    very true that Dragon's chest is just too deep to be viable
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:21 No.9434564
    It could be a really dark wood.

    But I doubt it because, y'know, dragon.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:21 No.9434567
    If they could just use magic, why the wings in the first place? They'd look like Eastern dragons, the Lung and whatnot.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:21 No.9434568
    it's safe to assume bronze, more durable. but they seem more copper colored
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 04/26/10(Mon)01:21 No.9434570

    Perhaps the dragon has internal hydrogen sacs that provide both buoyancy and fuel for its breath?
    >> Captain AdMech guy 04/26/10(Mon)01:21 No.9434571
    Considering how rotund it is, could it be using lighter-than-air gases?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:22 No.9434572
    Not to mentions that the dragon's breath should be streaming behind it if it is flying, and then get warped by the laminar flow of air under the wings.
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 04/26/10(Mon)01:22 No.9434574

    Given any draconic species cannot possibly exist in genetically viable numbers in any world with a valid ecology thanks to trophic levels, it's fair to say they are somehow inherently magical. They likely fly by the same mechanism that allows them to reproduce without avalid genetic variance and process food vastly more efficiently.

    Besides, it's granite, and the artist isn't good enough to do the speckling.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:22 No.9434575
    Her vagina is leaking. I think she might have a medical condition.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:22 No.9434578
    Huh, would you look at that...
    See the sudden treeline? Either those mountains burned a few years back, or get so rocky most vegetation can't grow.
    Makes me think the rocks were formed during tectonic shift, not volcanic activity.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:22 No.9434579
    The wings could be angled forward or backward, probably forward in order to slow its decent, which would foreshorten them.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:22 No.9434583
    Goddamn, clearly the dragon is filled with a lighter than air gas. Look, he's releasing gas to descend right not.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:22 No.9434596
    I wonder how old those bones are? The cause of death is pretty obvious though. I mean, dragon and all.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:23 No.9434598
    I think the dragon is arching his back in an upside down V shape. So he could actually be quite thin but still appear fat from this perspective.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:23 No.9434610
    I'm guessing that due to the glaciation on those mountaintops that the approximate elevation of the foreground is roughly 5-8000 feet. That is presuming that it is spring due to the presence of the flowers. I mean, if it was winter, the glaciers would be a lot lower, but WHERE WOULD YOU GET THE FLOWERS.

    So, OBVIOUSLY this is spring, and due to the level of snow melt, I've arrived at the 5-8000 ft. figure. Sorry about being so inexact.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:24 No.9434615
    You are all wrong. The scene is taken from a planet with a much denser atmosphere, that is why the small wingspan is effective for flight.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:24 No.9434616
    Perhaps wing are the new choice in fashion with the dragon ladies right now?
    All the hip dragons are transforming themselves to have wings they don't need.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:25 No.9434632
    Goddamn! That would explain why even at high elevation the sky remains murky!
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 04/26/10(Mon)01:25 No.9434636

    That would explain the fluid leakage, contents being under pressure beyond the evolved intent.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:26 No.9434649
    Don't be silly. It could always be death due to scurvy. Do you see any citrus fruit in the scene?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:26 No.9434653
    Thanks for your request.
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    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:27 No.9434656
    Why three rings though? And in those positions? Unless the bottom two would be for the legs and the other for the hands behind the back. But then why not have four, for a spread eagle display? Do they have symbolic significance in their own right? Or for multiple offerings at once?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:27 No.9434663
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    Fucking Dragons, how do they work?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:27 No.9434667
    never change /tg/
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 04/26/10(Mon)01:28 No.9434688

    Because drilling into granite using traditional tools is extremely hard. No need to make more work for yourself. A triple-ringed slab would suffice for most uses, and under most premodern cults sacred altars serve multiple purposes. The triune arrangement is presumably the one that uses the least work to enable the most utility.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:28 No.9434689
    Oh that poor woman.

    Thank god that dragon is coming to help her.

    She'll be safe soon.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 04/26/10(Mon)01:29 No.9434692

    According to the gas law,

    pressure = density*gas constant*temperature.

    if density is highter, assuming regular gas constant, for pressure tor remain the same, temperature of the air must increase for a stable system.

    This would explain the sparse vegetation and high snowlines of the mountains, as a higher temperature can allow for things like brushfires and whatnot.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:30 No.9434712
    >>9434615 are you some kind of Genius?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:31 No.9434735
    If you note the moisture clouds coming from both the mouths of the dragon and human. This shows that the temperature is well below the body temperature of both, and that the level of moisture in the air is fairly low.

    Either that or the rarefied air is causing the moisture from both of their bodies to boil off due to the low pressure. I think this conclusion is not valid as the moisture seen pooling on the rock is not boiling. Perhaps it has a very high vapor point?
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 04/26/10(Mon)01:34 No.9434799
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    Okay, so Temperature low, Density high.

    Thermodynamic equilibrium achieved!
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 04/26/10(Mon)01:35 No.9434815

    The ultralow pressure theory wouldn't work, given the fluid would be offgassing from her eyes to the point where they'd be rupturing. If she'd been modified to suit the planet's environs there'd be no high-pressure fluid leakage.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:36 No.9434828
    OP picture: porn.

    Discussion: SCIENCE!
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:36 No.9434830
    Look at her toe structure, she clearly is not human.
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 04/26/10(Mon)01:38 No.9434864

    I can do that straining my toes outwards. It's not incompatible with standard human physiology.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:38 No.9434865
    Well, the presence of the dragon is an indicator that not all is as it seems in this picture. Perhaps the figure in the foreground is some kind of low-pressure tolerant humanoid?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:39 No.9434883
    Why is the sky so grey? There appears to be enough blue to hint that there is no cloud cover, and there seems to be no clouds that stand alone
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:39 No.9434885
    Look at pic, go meh, read replies go FUCK YEAR!

    never change /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:39 No.9434886
    Why is her hair dyed? Because the carpet does not match the drapes.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:39 No.9434892
    Anybody wondering what those bottom two rings are for?

    I mean, they seem downright wasteful.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:39 No.9434897
    High pressure world, we've already covered this.
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 04/26/10(Mon)01:40 No.9434900

    Given that, if intentionally modified, she's been cutomised towards traditional 21st century standards of female health and beauty it's unlikely. A xenoatmospheric tailored human female wouldn't be designed in such a way.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:40 No.9434903
    So we've decided that the rocks are igneous or metamorphic. This could very well be a tropical island scene.

    The flowers are rather ill-defined but they could plausibly be called orchids, I think.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:40 No.9434921
    People can't be lazy and forget/ignore things?

    Does everything HAVE to be perfect for your ritual sacrifice, George? Can't I have ONE day off?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:41 No.9434926
    I should have tried to save her.

    It was what I had set out to do. To be the hero who saves the damsel from being sacrificed to the dragon, isn't that what it was all about? I was well armed, my sword blessed to pierce the beast's hide and my armor coated with an alchemist balm to protect me from the flames.

    I promised her parents I would save her. I told her people I would do it. I even had to spill the blood of a few vile beast, trolls I believe, to get to the sacrifice site. I had triumphed in battle and I was ready for anything.

    ...I arrived in time to see her, an absolutely beautiful lass, screaming, begging and crying as the beast approached. A monstrous thing, it block out the sun as it flew past. It was a vile black thing with massive claws and horns and its massive wings made a most horrid sound as they flapped. Smoke poured out of its mouth and left a trail in the air behind it as it flew closer and closer.

    A real hero and a true knight would have then rushed to save the girl and slay the beast or at least die having tried to do the right thing. But when I saw that horrid beast what courage I had left me.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:41 No.9434936

    ...I hid, behind one of the stone Obelisk. Me, a knight with arms and armor meant to slay a dragon. Me, a knight who had sworn an oath to see the girl returned. Her father had even promised to marry her to me upon our return. Even the lowest of scum with at least an ounce of bravery would have done something were they in my situation.

    I couldn't watch. I was too afraid of the monster to dare show my head. I could hear though. I heard a scream that will stay with me the rest of my life. I heard the rendering of flesh and the roar of fire. Then the wings of that terrible beast as it flew away, full and satisfied. I waited for what seemed like an eternity before I showed my head. The girl was gone. All that was there was some blood on a rock and some burn marks.

    I did not leave the way I came. I went to the west determined not to show my face again in the lands from where that fair maiden was born.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:41 No.9434939
    Clearly their society has advanced enough to figure out how to dye hair.
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 04/26/10(Mon)01:42 No.9434944

    That's not an automatic outcome of human hair growth. Head har and bidily hair can and often are of different shades. Depending on lighting conditions the outcome could be different. It's hard to tell without shadows for reference but if her head is in the light while the pubic region is shaded by the thighs the apparent hair colour could be so different for identical actual hair colour.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:42 No.9434951
    symbology maybe? this is obviously be a local ritual
    >> Captain AdMech guy 04/26/10(Mon)01:42 No.9434952
    It's possible (and normal) to have darker pubic hair vs hair on your scalp. This is probably the case.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 04/26/10(Mon)01:42 No.9434953

    But the earlier elevation study >>9434610
    suggests otherwise.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:42 No.9434954
    Boring, formulaic, weak. Go post on livejournal.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:42 No.9434955
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    I don't understand what this has to do with geology.
    >> Dr. Baron von Evilsatan 04/26/10(Mon)01:43 No.9434963

    Alternate rituals. Granite ritual slabs are intensely difficult to craft, so why not make the one multipurpose?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:43 No.9434966
    My extensive experience with redheads disagrees with your statement.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:44 No.9434987
    Your INT and knowledge are high but your WIS and spot are low. That's a cloud in the background before her mouth- not a puff of breath. It originates behind her hair.

    Furthermore, the puff from the Dragon could still be burnt hydrogen. Just because the wingspan explanation negates the need for hydrogen buoyancy doesn't mean it wouldn't be beneficial all the same- both as a fuel and a flight assist.

    Overdetermination for the win! Yay! Philosophy helped!
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:44 No.9434991
    I love you, /tg/. Don't ever change.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:45 No.9435000
    This is a science I could get behind.

    Put in some hard work.

    Work long.

    Persevere and push and push.

    Until I came to a conclusion.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:45 No.9435004

    anymore by this artist?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:49 No.9435073
    No. After drawing this he was immediately fired for his lack of scientific accuracy.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 04/26/10(Mon)01:50 No.9435080

    And nothing of value was lost.
    >> 40Kfag from /m/ !!t8iiyj3DIqR 04/26/10(Mon)01:54 No.9435150
    How can a dragon that is so fat with wings so short manage to fly? It's clearly flying in the atmosphere and is big enough to blot out the sun.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:55 No.9435167
    I back up Bramble. The rock is very likely basalt, gabbro or even potentially dolerite. The colouration clearly indicates ultramafic rock, however.

    Of interest: the strike of the rock is significantly different to the apparent strike of the others visible. Is the rock an erratic? What geological upheaval caused it to be placed so and/or moved?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:55 No.9435168
    But how will NASA convince the public that exploration of foreign worlds is a good idea without depictions of said foreign world like this?
    >> Maus 04/26/10(Mon)01:55 No.9435169
    Read the thread and you might find out.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:55 No.9435182
    Internal hydrogen pockets
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)01:55 No.9435183

    >"I post without reading the thread at all"
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:01 No.9435300
    what I want to know is why does that chick have pussyjuice leaking from her twat? she all moist about getting to fuck the dragon or what?
    >> 40Kfag from /m/ !!t8iiyj3DIqR 04/26/10(Mon)02:03 No.9435328

    I asked for an explanation on why an obese dragon is flying, not a scientific analysis of the moisture of the clouds relative to the temperature in the atmosphere and its links to global warming! If I wanted to listen to one of those Green freaks I would have been a druid already!
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:03 No.9435330
    It's a fear reaction, loss of bowel control.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:04 No.9435342
    It could simply be urine, released but to the fight-or-flight response.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:04 No.9435359
    Pissed herself with fear?

    I'm guessing the artist decided it would be realistic because every woman who is naked wants teh sechs.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:05 No.9435377
    There is no way that is urine. Urine don't leak like that.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:06 No.9435394
    Most likely the whole thing (altar rock and lingam stones) were moved there, much like Stonehenge. Evidenced by the woman's nudity, and flowers in her hair, perhaps that is no dragon but merely some dark fetility deity's exarch, actually wouldn't even have to be a dark fertility deity, any fertility deity really.

    All in all I think this is siome kind of supposed to be pornographic depiction of a fertility ritual.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:07 No.9435402
    It does, since it was only a momentary lapse of bowel control, not total loss.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:08 No.9435431
    In addition, the woman may be deyhydrated, perhaps due to high altitude exposure, part of the ritual, or both.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:08 No.9435433
    Could possibly be that she escaped from the bond on the lower rung, which may have caused her to rub her thighs together, thus exciting herself.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:08 No.9435443
    Possibly the whole thing is in fact a hallucination in the eyes of the tribe - some kind of mass hysteria?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:10 No.9435468
    If she was dehydrated the fluid would be a dark yellow.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:10 No.9435477
    Someone might've raped her to troll the dragon. Dragon wants virgin sacrifice, villager is spiteful, rapes virgin to be sacrificed thinking "FUCK YOU DRAGON!!!" Virgin sacrifice cries the whole time - raped, only to be eaten a few minutes later. Dragon gets pissed when it realizes its sacrifice tasted funny, razes village. Rapist villager dies with smug trollface.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:11 No.9435485
    That would not explain the human remains at the site. It seems more likely this is a human sacrifice.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:11 No.9435494
    I like this idea. Tuesdays: dragon feeding. Wednesdays: giant braid-making. Thursdays: Reserved for the Chief and his concubines.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:13 No.9435524
    True, but fertility rites and human sacrifice are not mutually exclusive, in fact it might have been the whole reason of the Moloch cult.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:13 No.9435533
    I think there's one big thing eluding you all in your assessment of this picture.

    The flowers in the girls' hair are hydrangeas. This has to be set on earth, no matter what you all say, because they need oxygen to survive, thus there is no density change making the air more oxygen than other trace elements, so your air theories are all bupkis. Also, the craftsmanship on the iron rings can only suggest that 1: They made iron, which requires a stable atmosphere, and 2: They are technologically advanced in iron smithing.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:16 No.9435584

    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:16 No.9435589
    Actually I'm more interested in the community the woman is from, such as if this is a fertility rite, or if it's just to placate the dragon.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:21 No.9435673
    Dragon's coming to rescue her bro. Look at all the skeletons -- no teeth marks, no signs of being passed through a gastrointestinal tract. No signs of spoor or waste.

    She was left there waste away and that noble creature is coming to save her.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:22 No.9435701
    Granted botany is not my strong point, so could you explain why that is?

    Also, the rings look more like bronze.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:23 No.9435708
    Thereby brining ruin to the village she's coming from, angering the gods even for a dragon, is not smart.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:23 No.9435714
    With his dragon penis.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:24 No.9435739
    Judging by the placement of 3 rings on the slab, and the alignment of the obelisks being typical of such culture's religious sites, I think one can safely conclude that it is a celtic community. Such a claim is even further cemented by the red hair of the sacrificial victim. A celtic community also makes even more sense when applied to the raped virgin theory to troll the dragon.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:25 No.9435754
    That one has a point. If the dragon eats them they would have to be digested, and pooped out. no dragon poop, no dragon kills. Unless, and this is just a theory, so hear me out, unless every several years they put out one lucky man, woman, or child to be a sacrifice, and this time a dragon decided to show up? I mean it's a little far fetched but makes more sense with the bones lying around.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:26 No.9435777
    This also explains why she's crying despite having a wet vag. They're tears of joy -- from being saved.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:27 No.9435795
    that's the disney princess. from enchanted.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:27 No.9435797
    Either way, we know it's a religious site.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:27 No.9435803
    What we need is some Dwarf Fortress players. They'll spot what stone that is in a heartbeat.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:28 No.9435812
    Doubt it, it's not rendered in ASCII or UTF.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:28 No.9435813
    What perturbs me personally is that the skulls do not look like they belong to women like the one currently on the slab. This could mean that the customs have changed recently, maybe because previous sacrifices were met without dragon?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:28 No.9435815
    nice tits
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:28 No.9435816
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    Basic Botany m'dear. Plants need carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. With enough plants, a planet would be mostly oxygen based. So it has to be earth. Also these are hydrangeas.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:28 No.9435820
    Well, one would not expect even a dragon to pass an entire human!

    Even assuming that, however, there is a conspicuous lack of damage on the bones. We would expect to see scorch marks, fractures, teeth imprints at the very least. Yet, nothing...
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:28 No.9435826
    I cast simulacrum and order my clone to fuck the wench's dripping vaginal orifice. I laugh maniacally--and hide--as I await the dragon's coming.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:29 No.9435838
    DF player here, that's either Dolomite, Gabbro, or Granite. People have already stated that, though.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:29 No.9435852
    Its Slate..

    fucking humans
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:30 No.9435860
    Wtf? GTFO perv.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:30 No.9435871
    We're having a discussion, if you want porn go to /d/ you sicko.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:31 No.9435877
    Carl art I haven't seen before!
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:31 No.9435881
    She's been chained up to die for becoming romantically involved with the dragon.
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    The tough black mineral that don't cop out when there's heat all about?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:32 No.9435917
    Indeed, it's made of pure dolomite, baby. Dolomite is one of the few stones that would be able to withstand the dragon's fire, so it's the only logical conclusion.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:33 No.9435928
    Doubtful, as has been stated, the pillars/plints/henges in the background point towards a religious ritual.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:33 No.9435931
    Isn't dolomite typically light colored, though?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:34 No.9435943
    Nope, it can vary. I believe that continuous dragonbreath would darken it, also.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:35 No.9435957
    If the dragon is here to save the woman as seems to be the leading theory, then there would be no reason to make the alter out of a heat resistant stone.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:36 No.9435981
    I don't believe the dragon is coming to save the woman, it's obviously some kind of religious altar and intended for sacrifice.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:37 No.9436009
    Perhaps they sacrifice women by casting fireballs on the rock, and that's why it's scorched dolomite?

    No, the skeletons don't show fire damage. nevermind. Next theory?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:38 No.9436011
    I somehow doubt this theory given the Dragon's girth, and yet I have to go with it because of the lack of damage to the bones.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:38 No.9436021
    Maybe they usually sacrifice criminals, and the dragon is okay with eating criminals, but this chick is actually just a scapegoat, and the dragon isn't about to snack on her for that.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:39 No.9436037
    Do you see any bloodstains on the altar? Any signs of charring on the metal bands? Or melting, for that matter?

    I think the visual evidence we're being presented indicates that this dragon wasn't the intended recipient of any "sacrifice".
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:39 No.9436041
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:40 No.9436067
    Maybe it's like "The Wicker Man" and the dragon is actually a virginal law enforcement official heading into a trap.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:41 No.9436072
    Actually, there appears to be some discoloration towards the bottom of the image that may be ash.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:41 No.9436077
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    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:42 No.9436091
    High altitude, typically gray skies, I'm sure it's usually raining during the sacrifice. Dolomite doesn't hold blood stains very well anyway.
    >charring on the metal bands
    The metal bands are stuck in the position that they are, notice how they're floating off the slab by a few centimeters.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:42 No.9436100
    Should've shopped the dragon flying away.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:42 No.9436104
    They're in LOVE! It's the tragic tale of star-crossed romance.

    The executioner, who has long done his duty without a thought, is now being asked to execute his lover. Will he stay loyal to his duties? Or break free from the mold that his life has been cast in?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:44 No.9436128
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    Dragon has T-Rex face.

    If she doesn't move, she's fine.

    Even if it CAN see her, it isn't likely to go for food that skimpy.

    She is in danger, but not as much danger as she would be from, say, an evil giant (a non evil one monster race PC finding her would make for a great hook though).
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:44 No.9436138
    I now feel sad for the dragon, since he looks betrayed...
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:47 No.9436186
    This is a great thread.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:53 No.9436274
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    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:53 No.9436279
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:57 No.9436325
    Hmm, I cannot ascertain whether the dragon maid is awaiting the flying human or calling for the flying away human to return.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)02:57 No.9436332
    Assuming the sacrifice to the dragon is a regular event, that dragon seems to have an odd preponderance for not eating the heads of its victims. The skull to non-skull bone ratio is way out of whack for the litter at that site.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:02 No.9436402

    he could just be setting them on fire, but the bones should be charred accordingly or turned to ash. Perhaps this dragon eats the flesh only? we could have the perspective all wrong also, this could be a really tiny drake.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:06 No.9436448
    Got it, Black Dragon means his breath weapon is disintegration. Moloch tried this crap against me in Gehennom. Bones are decorative, Dragon swoops huffs and puffs.
    This may be how the tribe executes criminals.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:07 No.9436462
    I'd be inclined to say this was a religous rite with no intention of dragon interference, and that the rings are stuck as they are simply because of rust. If a dragon had EVER been there, we would see charred bones around the altar, and it's likely the rings would have simply melted away. Most logical explanation to me is that they were preparing for a ritual, perhaps applying ointments or something, when they spotted the dragon and fled.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:07 No.9436467
    >not acid

    You seem to have failed your dragon lore check. Not to mention it's bizarre that a black dragon (aquatic, particularly stagnant water) is up in the mountains.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:07 No.9436468
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    I dunno, skulls and odd bits of bones are a general motiff. Possibly a dumping ground for mass burial when the peasants cannot pay the fees on the tombs, or it is perhaps a dream like state.

    Hell, maybe it is just illusions the dragon casts to freak out people. Sounds like something a Copper dragon would do before trapping them and chatting them for 96 hours nonestop.

    I know it sounds grim, but can someone shoop this into an aged Toothless waiting to die so he can see an old and angelic Hiccup in the sky?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:08 No.9436475
    This is clearly a blind date for the dragon.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:08 No.9436482
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    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:10 No.9436514
    since the rock itself seems to be crushing the bones, perhaps it is a new addition to the dragon's roost?

    since we are discussing the 'sacrifice' her bindings seem rather odd, if she really wanted to get away it wouldn't be to difficult to get her arms/hands under her bottom and slip her legs over her arms, then gnaw on the cord to escape. "if" she actually doesn't want to be there.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:15 No.9436578
    Could it be possible that this is the first sacrifice to the Dragon? Beforehand the villagers were ritually/extorted to provide food for a different entity entirely? What could it have been though...
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:17 No.9436609
    It could be that the altar is removed from the ceremony site after each ritual, in order to keep it out of the weather during the harsher seasons, or to provide a suitable surface for indoor rituals.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:19 No.9436638
    You're assuming that this is for sustenance, but the slab and ornamentation on the victim would suggest a ritualized or ceremonial aspect beyond mere nourishment.
    >> Shouldbeasleep 04/26/10(Mon)03:25 No.9436718
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    I love this thread. So much
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:29 No.9436759
    Not only that but has some kind of smoke.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:31 No.9436784
    Unless the ceremonial act is part of what nourishes the dragon. Magical beasties are sometimes kind of strange. Manticores, for instance, thrive on disbelief....which supposedly should defeat them.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:34 No.9436827

    a type of visible 'smoke' forms when acids react with materials which are generally caustic or harmful. or it could even be using an aggressive Base chemical, which are just as bad but nobody in television comments on. You can get Base chemical burns and material reactions just as easily. just look at mustard gas, that will dissolve your lungs and it's made from household cleaning chemicals. up to 14 people a year die from accidentally mixing it to make a 'custom' cleaning solution.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:40 No.9436895
    I want that fucking cake
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)03:45 No.9436959
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    I studied it for a bit, and it does NOT look like a sacrifice.

    She is teary, but not sufficiently freaked out. At least not for the amount of time it'd take to strip her and tie her, and if she woke up that way she'd be more frantic.

    For the moistening, perhaps just a general subconscious response to fear or-and here's my idea-being a "love sacrifice".

    The dragon looks preoccupied-perhaps with trying to keep a spell going? I propose that he is a powerful wizard that moved to the area, which is inhabited by barbarian tribes. Like most barbarians, they offered up a maiden as a sexual favor (ancient Tibetans had no virgin daughters as during their monthlies the fathers would send them to the beds of honored travelers, Vikings sent their own wives to the beds of friends, and weaker nobles in Arabia sent their daughters to join the harem of a stronger noble).

    She wasn't exactly willing, but sort of knew it was coming since she was the most attractive peasant and had no husband. She gets moist considering how much of a powerful man he must be, but seeing the shapeshifted wizard (who assumes it is a ruse to get magic items out of him and is coming in that form to intimidate) she lets out a shriek and a tear.

    The skulls are there because it is a general multi-purpose area, and those are the skulls of past enemies defeated by the tribe spread as trophies to make the place sacred.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:00 No.9437143
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    I wanna know if my logic is sound.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:01 No.9437159

    Your logic does make a fair assessment of the situation, assuming the dragon intends to somehow mate with the woman.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:02 No.9437179
    Either that, or they've drugged, charmed her to make her more willing.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:06 No.9437204
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    Wizard, just in the form of a dragon.

    Look on dragon's face is "rolling concentration check for the last leg of the journey".

    When he lands, he becomes a high level wizard come to see what the filthy little locals wanted. He is gonna be surprised to see a startled barbarian maiden waiting to pleasure him as a "be our friend" offering from the tribes.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:08 No.9437242

    maybe the dragon isn't exactly titillated by all this?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:10 No.9437256
    I wanna see this get finished
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:11 No.9437263
    Perhaps the dragon is just an unexpected witness to a strange human ritual, one that has the poor dragon exasperated?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:14 No.9437292
    Maybe he's just going to eat her, and she's been thoroughly 'used' beforehand? She hardly seems happy, and the skulls imply that this has happened before. What *does* a dragon want with a girl, anyway? They're different species, so it's most likely sex is out of the question, even though I'm sure other people can probably refute my point.

    I say- She's clearly a OMNOMNOM snack.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:14 No.9437294
    Maybe the girl lost a wager, and had to agree to be chained up naked in the mountains where she would be ridiculed by passing creatures(like dragons).
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:14 No.9437296
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    Maybe he's gay, or gave up the ability to have sex as a disadvantage?

    So now he's got a viking maid.

    ...shit I'm starting to like this. Would make a great series of comics.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:18 No.9437336
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    >eunuch dragon
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:20 No.9437352
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    Assuming the "black" dragon is just in distance so it's features are still moderately undefined, plus late evening so it looks darker than it is.


    Gold dragon paladin, gonna teach some barbarians some manners. Literally.


    Silver dragon would do it. They spend most of their non-red dragon killing lives as humans basically.


    Copper dragon. He's gonna have lots of jokes to tell about this. He'll save her, just so he can have someone around to verify it actually happened.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:20 No.9437354

    "Gah, taking care of those damn stupid Dragon hunters really pissed me off. SERIOUSLY! Who the fuck attacks a Dragon with a sword and a spiked chain?! Left a damn mess all over my cave...

    Oh what's this now... *sigh* A silly human ritual. I wonder if I should steal her away while I look for a nice coastal roost while my cave airs out. She looks like she could use a vacation."
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:23 No.9437382
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    A wizard in the shape of a dragon in order to scare the fuck out of local savages who summoned him there so he gets an intimidate bonus.

    He traded his dick in for an extra feat.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:23 No.9437393
    Why the fuck do people make such completely unnecessary motivationals, when the original picture would do fine?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:28 No.9437450
    Because Jesus touches you at night.
    >> Sorain !VReP2N9ezw 04/26/10(Mon)04:31 No.9437482
    Dragon flys up, looks at the scene while circling, then lands, tromping up.
    "Well, another group of idiots leaving me a 'sacrifice' grand." It is clearly highly annoyed. The dragon scatters a pouch of humanoid bones on the ground, much to the girls confusion.
    "Look, I need servents for domestic tasks." The blank stare of confusion from the girl prompts it to continue.
    "Cooking, cleaning, organising, fetching things. You need food, shelter, and some clothes." it states in a matter of fact voice.
    "umm... ok?"
    "Good, hold still while I cut you loose, and for the trip, softskins are damn hard to hold on to."
    And thats how smart dragons get loyal servents from ignorant pesants. I mean, the trip out there alone would burn more calories then a single humanoid provides.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:32 No.9437497
    >He traded his dick in for an extra feat.

    Well I know what my next 3.5 character is gonna do.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:36 No.9437529
    >sure is de-penised in here
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:36 No.9437539
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    Fuck man, I can see my last character-silver dragon wyrmling-doing that when he grows up.

    He is very much a troll for the forces of good.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:40 No.9437575
    Fuck 4chan archive.

    suptg, motherfucker. do you use it?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:55 No.9437735
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    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)04:57 No.9437748
    You guys ruined a perfectly good rape fantasy. Good job, jerks.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)05:00 No.9437770
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    But gave you a fantasy about a viking chick maid fucking a dragon and/or a high level wizard!

    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)05:00 No.9437771

    If he's saying 4chan archive, he's from /b/ or /v/, don't fucking mention that.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)05:10 No.9437848
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    >click expecting creepy rape fic

    >my face after reading thread
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)06:26 No.9438530
    Or perhaps the bones are of great heroes, which would make more sense for a sanctification ritual.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)10:04 No.9440362
    so, to gather the information we have right now:
    The scene in the picture happens in a place with an earthlike athmosphere (see the flowers) at an elevation of 5000 to 8000 feet in the Spring. The site is or was used for religious purposes, but the slab of dolomite is a later addition (as it crushes several of the bones). Despite that, the slab has been used to secure prisoners for a long time, as the rings don't lie flat on the stone, instead standing up as if too rusted to conform to gravity.
    If this is is a sacrifice to the dragon, it isn't something that has happend for a long time, as the human remains don't show the signs associated with being eaten by a dragon. Probably used for a different kind of sacrifice before.
    The dragon itself probably uses some form of gas to help with his flight, judging by his girth and the size of his wings. Together with the colour of the sky at this height this also hints at a denser than normal athmosphere, probably an earthlike planet that got plant species indigenous to earth through dimensional portals of space flight capabilities.
    The moisture between the legs is probably the result of a fear response by the well hydrated girl.

    Does this sum it up well enough?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)10:11 No.9440437

    Yes, that about sums it up.

    Good job everyone, I think this meeting's adjourned.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)10:21 No.9440549
    It's a high pressure atmosphere dumbass. Your conclusion is invalid.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)10:22 No.9440570
    Reported and hidden.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)10:25 No.9440593
    You're a stupid motherfucker, you know that?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)10:31 No.9440648
    Never change, /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)10:37 No.9440711
    Stay classy /tg/, stay classy.
    >> снайпер 04/26/10(Mon)10:42 No.9440756
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    Here is a real volcano [dormant/dead] in the rocky mountains.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)11:09 No.9440989
    My main problem with putting this in the standard pseudo-feudal middle-ages fantasy setting is that the young lass is clearly in excellent health and body tone, and wearing lipstick. She appears to herald from the modern world where workloads are physically undemanding (although you could handwave that as being part of the nobility or indended for this role from birth), bathing is a frequent occurance, medical care is advanced, and diets are varied. She seems to have had plenty of free time to exercise, rather than the callouses and stubby features one would expect from muscle built from labour.

    I posit that this is actually a picture from the future, where advanced holosimulation technology allows people to perform erotic roleplay LARP. This also explains her mixed emotional state, as she is getting into the defenseless maiden role as her muscular lover approaches, yet the situation is ultimately consensual and desired, hence her evident physical arousal (note also the erect nipples, although I suppose that could be ascribed to the cold).
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)11:16 No.9441035

    But in general atmospheric density is directly related to planetary mass...
    and unfortunately so is gravity. Denser atmosphere means higher gravity.

    I'm guessing the opposite is true! Look at that seemingly unimportant humanoid creature, it's impossibly tall and skinny for a world with our gravity. This suggests a low-g world that would allow bulkier creatures to sustain flight.

    As for the rock, the cracks and ruts in it definitely make me think of basalt.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)11:20 No.9441070
    Fucking CS5. How does that work?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)11:25 No.9441109
    Interesting. One would also have to note her rather pearly teeth with no hint of tooth or gum decay. Also, judging by her proportions, she seems to be of at least 16-18 years minimum, though perhaps closer to her early 20s. There is no evidence of stretch-marks nor of increased hip girth that would indicate prior birth (and would this be a medieval-era depiction, we should see such in a lass of her age), indicating virginity, or at the very least, no live births.
    I would agree that she is not of a working class as evidenced by the excellent condition of both her finger and toenails (the ruddy capillary bed is indicative of a healthy circulatory system as well as a balanced diet befitting of post-1950s first-world nations).
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)11:31 No.9441176
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    >>Isn't dolomite typically light colored, though?

    You tell me
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)11:46 No.9441348
    Good point on the toenails; I'd guess at early 20s myself.
    >> HelpfulAsian 04/26/10(Mon)11:50 No.9441380
    Lets keep this up for discussion more.
    >> planefag 04/26/10(Mon)12:06 No.9441590
    We call them "helicopter traps" on Earth, although they work just as well on planes. Three guns at the points of a triangle- anything flying through them, no matter which way it tries to jink once it comes under fire- will give at least one gun an easy, low-deflection shot.

    It works pretty good on dragons, too.

    This one is a big motherfucker, but pretty young, judging from the way he made beeline for the screaming woman chained to the altar rock. The old ones, with the scars of past duels, they'd usually make a cursory circle of the area before landing. Never enough scrutiny to spot a camouflaged man, though. Took us a while to figure out they were sniffing for other dragons laying for them. They don't give two shits about humans.

    That's just fine by me. Makes my job easier.

    He lands hard, and barely takes a moment to settle himself before stalking towards the sacrifice, who's still screaming herself hoarse, tears pouring down her face. Some of them pray, some of them pass out (not that it helps, the dragon nips them till they come to,) but the screamers are useful; covers up any sound we might make.
    >> planefag 04/26/10(Mon)12:16 No.9441739
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    Jackson takes the first shot early, probably worried the dragon's eagerness will move him out of his arc. These obelisk ring sites are a miserable pain in our asses, when it comes to LOS. There's a low 'THWUNG,' the briefest of bass sibilant hums, and the bolt hits- low, missing the spine and the heart. Not good enough.

    The sonofabitch is fast, the fastest one we've yet seen, twirling like a deverish to face the attack- just in time to dodge Benson's shot by chance, the huge projectile tearing town it's flank, laying muscle bare.

    But not cutting any crucial nerves or tendons, because he's still rushing Jackson's position. The camoflauged lid of a spider hole near the altar pops open and Nate springs out like a coke-smoking jackrabbit, his lance raised and ready, but he won't make it in time.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)12:18 No.9441775
    F5 F5 F5
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)12:26 No.9441878
    Folks, I'd be inclined to say that the liquid oozing from between her legs is not vaginal lubrificant as much as sperm.
    Whose sperm is it, hovewer, is open to speculation.
    >> planefag 04/26/10(Mon)12:26 No.9441882

    Bushes quake and fall aside as Jackson's crew abandons all stealth for haste, the well-oiled winch drawing the little ballista back for another shot. Jackson's an ace anti-tank gunner, with a supernatural ability to know when the enemy's bluffing and when he's actually been spotted. If he's been spotted, his chances are low without cover fire-

    which is absent. Our last ballista must not have LOS.

    Time to act. I spring from the rocks, tossing aside my camo tarp as I bolt for a convenient boulder that's just in range of the onrushing dragon. I'm racing Benny, who's a quarter-mile distant, tracking the big bastard through the scope of his Boy's .55. It's the last-ditch option, because once that thunderous report booms across the flat landscape, the game is up and our tenuous surprise gone.

    And we've got a quota to hit before we come home.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)12:27 No.9441891
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    Dunno what's going on in this thread but it looks like it's drawn by this guy:
    >> planefag 04/26/10(Mon)12:35 No.9441988

    I gain the rock, flinging myself behind it and drawing my weapon in one motion. The short tube smacks down on the top of the boulder and I hastily apply myself to the crude sights, which are jittering about with the racing of my heart. Nate's charging from behind, roaring like the fucking insane Irishman he is, but still too far. I'm waiting for my shot, but if the dragon doesn't follow form- and this one hasn't- that delay will cost.

    But the exposed gunnery crew is simply too tempting, and the wounded dragon is dumb and very, very pissed. Pebbles skitter as he puts on the breaks, his front claws skidding, and his chest heaves with the giant inhalation needed to fuel his building dragon-fire.

    The panzerfaust speaks- a modest 'BUMP'- and the warhead takes the dragon's right foreleg off at the knee. The charge was modified from the original we borrowed from the krauts; made smaller, the easier to disguise after the fact as some other sort of damage.

    He collapses, and his incomplete blast spews from his mouth, bathing the landscape in flame. Jackson's crew ducks into their foxhole, the diffused blast of bio-napalm mostly missing them. I'm not so lucky, but that little boulder saves me as I get intimate with Mother Earth.
    >> planefag 04/26/10(Mon)12:44 No.9442087
    Popping up from behind my rock, my hand flies to the hilt of my blade. Jackson's crew won't reload in time, now, if their gun is even still serviceable, and I've seen dragons with missing limbs wade straight into defensive positions with all the claws and teeth they've got left- which is usually enough.

    While it's vulnerable, I have to end it. The front is bad, but there's no good way to approach a dragon in melee- from the front you've got the teeth, from the sides, the wings, from the back, the tail.

    However, I have neglected Nate. Still screaming like the dragon's the queen of England, he runs straight up it's tail, down it's spine, and buries his lance right between the shoulder blades.

    As the head of the beat snaps around to take Nate with it, there's a brief scream of steel against stone and the last bolt nails the fucker through the neck, cutting the spine and putting it down for good. I turn to look in the direction of the shot, and see the long scratch on the side of an obelisk. The last ballista finally got it's angle, by inches.

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the Rangers hunt dragons.
    >> planefag 04/26/10(Mon)12:58 No.9442255

    The would-be sacrifice was on a horse with Ralph and speeding back towards our growing little refugee camp before the rest of us can do much more then stop shaking. Well, except for Nate. He's already fetching the false-flag-flamberge, as he likes to call it, though the rest of us just call it "that fucking sword," especially the guy stuck with carrying it. It isn't heavy, just awkward- but it's finally about to come in handy. One hard blow to the pieces of the right foreleg- just an inch above and below the blast damage- and the blasted limb looks like a chopped one.

    Of course, it'd take an improbably hefty blade and impossible strength to deal a severing blow that'd resemble the panzerfaust's damage, but that's just one more mystery we're more then happy to let Dragonkind make wild and terrified predictions about. An 'exercise for the reader,' like those dusty academic tomes like to phrase it.

    After a few more housecleaning measures, we break down our compact ballista, obscure the evidence of our ambush tactics, and get moving. There's only a few hours 'ere nightfall, and I'd like to be far away from here by then.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)13:02 No.9442306

    The style of OP reminds me very strongly of a known Guro artist, goes by "Carl."
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)13:09 No.9442403
    Clearly she's a succubus with enough levels in sorcerer to have grabbed the shivering touch spell. Poor dragon, probably going to try being a white knight, only to have all his HD drained...
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)13:19 No.9442527
    That dragon is going to fuck the shit out of her.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)13:22 No.9442567
    I like where this is going.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)13:23 No.9442597
    Now that premise is just ridiculous.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)13:28 No.9442656
    Man, I thought you guys were smart, but no. All your speculations are based on a faulty assumption: That the female is intended as a sacrifice (or similar) for the flying creature. However, we can't be sure that that is actually happening. The woman might just be chained up for a "regular" sacrifice, by human hand. Or that she is kidnapped by some madman, that is just to the right of the image, cuasing the woman to look at him with terror in her eyes.

    The dragon could just be a coincidence, flying by like any animal of the avian variey.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)13:29 No.9442667

    Allow me to amend that, it IS Carl's. Just hunted down my Carl folder and there it was.

    Don't ask why I have that folder.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)13:52 No.9442960
    You must now post the rest of it.

    For science.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)13:54 No.9442983
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    I love you /tg/
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:03 No.9443101
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    another from carl
    elves tg related am right
    post more?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:04 No.9443118
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:05 No.9443132
    what is this carl and where can I find out more?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:08 No.9443168
    Well, it seems he went a long way since drawing 48 pages...
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:08 No.9443174
    Her wrists must really hurt considering the position of her arms and elbows.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:11 No.9443210
    I think she has more pressing concerns like several tonnes of incoming hungry dragonmeat
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:12 No.9443222
    Do want. Please provide more, if you'd be so kind.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:16 No.9443268
    So the artist is implying she's broken her wrist and hands in an attempt to get off the slab?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:18 No.9443295
    Is this real?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:19 No.9443318
    Actually sir.

    The point was addressed and discussed long ago.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:20 No.9443332
    I must have this Carl folder.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:24 No.9443375

    Now that has cancelled my suspension of disbelief. Legs of these girls should be covered in excrements, not vaginal wetness. It's a widely known fact hanged people shit themselves, is it not?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:24 No.9443377
    definitely not furries. all guro stuff.
    >> Magus O'Grady 04/26/10(Mon)14:24 No.9443383
    interesting point. If I may? Perhaps the dragon is an unintentional rescuer, of sorts. It is entirely likely that the girl was to be a ritual rape/sacrifice by local tribesmen. After beginning the ritual, a dragon on its way home happens to pass by. The tribesmen proceed to panic and flee, leaving the the girl still traumatized by the rape, but just excited enough to lubricate due to physical stimuli, and now without any stimuli. Depending on the strength of the dragon's olfactory senses, it may land to investigate what the insane monkeys were doing in its front lawn.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:25 No.9443387
    Elves are not people.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:28 No.9443441
    this meme is about a funny as -4 str.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:29 No.9443463

    You do have a point.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:30 No.9443475
    Well, i got to agree, elves are in fact, not people, they are elves.
    >> GTVA Colossus !moot/UIi/o 04/26/10(Mon)14:34 No.9443536
    Why is the Peacemaker from the latest Blue Beetle comic in many of these images?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:38 No.9443604
    Sir, I have been the Court Anatomist by Royal Appointment from the Collegia Mortis for the last 20 years. I assure you that I have dissected numerous Elves alive, dead or undead. Elves do not defecate. They rear orifice is purely a sensory organ with extensive nerve bundles that respond to their stress levels.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:50 No.9443773
    What meme? Elves aren't people.
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)14:54 No.9443821
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    what is wrong with you, /tg/?
    >> Anonymous 04/26/10(Mon)15:07 No.9443974
    Well, up until about >>9441176 , we were staying classy.

    Then the idiot shift showed up. HURR HURR ELF RAPE.

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