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Egg Thief by kerembeyit Egg Thief by kerembeyit
As Tallum Beanbag casted a joyful gaze at his long-sought, winged prey
who had left her cave to enjoy the last rays of the day’s sun, he thought
of the first time he had seen a dragon egg.

The egg had belonged to his grandfather, Yervant Beanbag, who treasured
this piece of swag more than any other valuable he owned, everyone would
say. It was no lie, as he had gone as far as to keep it for himself, leaving a
disgruntled merchant behind, and placing this most precious possesion in a
chest as black as the dragon which it was stolen from, after having a
preservation spell put on it to protect it from decaying away.

Tallum’s eyes glistened with his memories as he smiled and thought, after
losing count of the moons he had seen and his soft and red hair turned to
grey, he still so vividly remembered every detail about his first egg.

The moment young, red-haired and tiny Tallum had layed eyes on the
astonishingly big, smoothly rounded beauty that was glittering with a
golden enchantment, and was embellished with long and graceful crack
marks, he knew there could be nothing more beautiful or glorious than a
dragon egg , no matter how hard he looked.

And that was a feeling shared by all Humphs, the little people of Yuranthym
more commonly known as “The Egg Thiefs”. Yuranthym Humphs were the only
ones to engage in such a dangerous profession of stealing dragon eggs, as no
other member of any race had such a petite scale helpful for thieving, yet
possessed the intense courage, and the cunning wit of a Humph.

True, the death rates among the Egg Thieves was over the top, due to burning,
freezing, falling from great heights, or being eaten alive, but those were the
risks a Humph was almost happy to take.

Just as Tallus, who had been travelling for days to find her. He knew he could
not upset the wizard who had paid a large sum of gold for a Bronze Dragon’s egg,
so he waited patiently, watching the proud and golden silhouette of the huge
dragon who seemed to have no idea that a thief was around to steal one of her
young-to-bes.

The impending night was peacefully falling down, yet in a short while, it was
destined to embrace the sorrowful screams of a forlorn mother.

Story by: Beste Beyit

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I've seen a similiar light setting in King Kong and tried to achieve it. If I remember correctly, this one took me at least one week. Well, enjoy!

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Mynameisblupyro Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Dragon: IMMA SHOOT THAT NIGGA ON THE SPOT!! RANDY, GET THE BOYS AND SHOW THAT FUCKER WHAT HAPPENS HERE IN DA HOOD!
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tamoshanty Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Great illustration and great story! Wonderful combination.
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Freelancer521 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
This is an amazing picture, and an amazing story. Worth a dozen favorites!
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Satraan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Did you just refer to a dragon egg as 'swag'.
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Feldnan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Love the pic! But, the past tense of "cast" is the same: "cast" - "casted" is not a proper English word.
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Eriksoln Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I am overwhelmed by the detail (in a good way). Funny though, once I get past the foliage and dragon, the sky really impresses me. I love the way the clouds are done.
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Bumblebeebat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Whoa. The amount of detail in this is stunning... I love it!
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Saphroneth Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Naah-naah-na-naah-naah... heh heh heh heh. (Spyro)
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ragonet Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
precioso paisaje
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OfLightAndShadow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. . . I can't remember the last time any piece took my breath away. Just. . . Wow.
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