The Forest Guardian

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T. Smith

It's a giant mole made out of vines. He is the guardian of the forest and the fey, and only a fool would cross him. He is the one who keeps balance in the forest, who keeps Man from places he shouldn't go, who cannot be tamed by magic nor force, who can order the very trees, the very grass, the very rocks, the very water, the very roots, the very heart of the forest to rise up if need be. He is not cruel, but he is not "kind", he is not gentle, but he is not rough, he is not very forgiving, but he can be understanding. He is not a beast, but he is not a "person" in Man's terms. He is many things and he is not. He is The Forest Guardian.No reference was used at all for this, and it was drawn in pencil except for a few touch-ups in Paint--pretty muchly just erasing stuff I wrote down--like story ideas, etc--and that's it. This idea is completely mine, and I WILL guard it fiercely as my original idea. Any resemblance to any other similar ideas others have is completely, purely coincidental. I'm guarding this one particularly fiercely because it took me a long time to think of it, and while that may seem pathetic to others, well, let's see YOU guys come up with something as simple, obvious, and COMPLETELY original as this. Yeah, I'm bragging. I do that every once in a little while. So feh. Bite me. (This offer is not open to any beings possessing vampiric qualities of any sort.)

Published More than a year ago

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