Small post today, just a peek into some new terrain Ive been working on. I wanted the next post to be a battle report, but I just had to share my new terrain. The battle report is still on schedule for Friday-ish.
Cardboard, clay, glue, and paint a'plenty went into making this new terrain set. As you can see they match well with my Dwarven Forge. Now, you might be asking, what is a Meso-American step pyramid doing in Moria? To justify having some oldhammer lizardmen on the blog, of course! Unfortunately, I dont have any painted up yet, so a D&D Bullywug King will have to step up to the plate for awhile until such time as suitable lizardmen are painted up. The turqoise trees are plastic, which Ive painted in a suitable otherworldly jurassic color. The purple trees are Woodland scenics FineLeaf Foliage. I suppose its a plant thats been treated with a preservative of some sort. Once I painted them purple, they really popped out visually.
Welcome dear readers to the Court of the Lizard King, also called Chicken-Itza!
Once it was the center of an ancient civilization that brought order and prosperity to the Underworld - a reptilian race created by the Gods of Order. They worked hand in hand with the Dwarves: Lizard magic for Dwarven stonework, but that was millennia ago. The wars of Chaos divided the races, until both the Lizardmen of Chicken-Itza and the Dwarves of Khazad-Dum were overthrown by evil powers. The Dwarves abandoned Moria, but the Lizardmen stayed behind, were slaughtered, until only one remained...
The grey flooring of the pools are made of clay, which I spread out and smeared to look like rock. And the pools themselves are various green paints and inks with some blues as well, then sealed with a varnish top coat.
"There's danger on the edge of town
Ride the King's highway, baby
Weird scenes inside the gold mine
Ride the highway west, baby
Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
The snake is long, seven miles
Ride the snake...he's old, and his skin is cold"
"I am the Lizard King
I can do anything"
But what if the right choice leads to extinction?
The Bullywug King makes his decision...
He raises his staff again and magical energy is summoned.
But to what purpose?
Thats the post!
I will have to drop another hint again for the battle report coming up next post...
"Next to a battle lost, the saddest thing is a battle won."