Sunday, March 3, 2019

Welcome to the Ashlands

I took a little break from the Meager Country to write a one page setting, a science-fantasy wasteland ravaged by a war that can't be remembered. Old weapons and old mysteries abound, check it out!

Various Ashlands Visual Inspirations:

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Sanctuary Wood, Cecil Constant Philip Lawson, 1916

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The Adoration of the Magi in the Snow, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1563

Entrance to the First Temple of Karnak; a square court, partly ruined, surrounded by double columns of the closed lotus form, covered with paintings and hieroglyphics, near the foreground r an Arab seated on the sand heaped up round the bases of the pillars, one of which has half fallen, another court visible through doorway beyond Watercolour and bodycolour; on buff paper
Untitled (Entrance to the First Temple of Karnak), William James Müller, 1812-1845 

The Forum, Rome, David Roberts, 1835

Moaning Wall, Piotr Jabłoński, 2017

The Menin Road (1919) by Paul Nash, amongst the First World War artists that will be subject of talk in Diss. Picture: Diss Corn Hall
The Menin Road, Paul Nash 1919

This post is dedicated to T.S. Eliot


  1. That's a fascinating combination of artwork. I never would have thought of them going together, but they all seem to work as one with your descriptions.

  2. This is easily the coolest setting I've seen in three years.