“After the fire burns away, emerge anew, from crumble and decay.”
You slide for the pool. The water resonates with the waves of sweet heat. Your scale edges slip along the ice crusted, pale green tiles of the mosaic. You stretch your neck forward and drop a coil into the water. The rest of you follows as your coils twist to form the relaxed pose of detânn. The temperature is perfect. As your blood begins to flow freely, the cramping pain begins to ease. You flick your tongue to test the air. You look around the room and consider your options.
what do you do?
The Nhră’zgaa have a saying, “They who create waves call forth Leviatan”. An ancient race who share the DNA sequence of the Serpentes, they are both revered and feared. Their history, culture, religion and biology are all shrouded in mystery. No one seems to know where they came from or how long they have been here. Even the information available from SyRy is vague and brief. They are very rarely seen among the Dance of Āsā. They are very rarely seen at all.
It is known that they have established a large population within the ranks of the Ankhlor Guardians; as their cold-blooded biology retains memory after waking from CryoSleep.
They are considered by many to be cursed and it is considered a very bad omen to encounter them. If you do, run for Sanctuary as there is likely a malicious evil prowling nearby.
Karina “Kitten” Harper is a mixed media fine artist that specializes in casting bronze filigree. Through object symbology she references forms, shapes and words that are already familiar and reinvents them to ask new questions about what they mean in modern day society.
This artwork is a part of the creative storytelling collection titled The Sigils of Helstrom. These symbols represent the different factions of the Helstrom Universe played through the WEIRDrpg: an immersive gaming metaverse based on the folk traditions and legendary creatures and characters of cultures around the world. Since 2013 Ms. Harper has been collaborating with other artists, creators, scholars, and scientists to bring the future of meta gaming to life, and tell an allegory of our world’s diverse ethnic cultures. What unites us in common purpose, and what separates us as unique? Play and find out.
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