Change of pace here.
Reminds me of the cowboys quietly brewing coffee over a campfire just as the charging cavalry pour over the next hill
Kreelit: “We are now one mile below the swamp. To show you what absolute darkness is like. I will turn out the lamp for 1 minute. During that time, your eyes will attempt to acclimate, resulting in random sparks and lines. Also, you will hear a snapping sound. When I turn the light back on, you can find out what made that snapping sound by looking down at whatever remains of your leg. Ready?”
Ah, the sweet agony of an expository interlude! The tale is constructed after the ancient model of stagecraft in Greece, where choral interludes of exposition or commentary punctuated the scenes of principal action. We are a totally captive audience! (In a good sense.)
Ah, maybe Rufus is going to wind up where the other three were taken. Being deep underground makes it more likely that he will come upon them.
Slynderfel twisted over time? I’m not convinced that someone who lures pets in for ingredient purposes didn’t start out at least a little bit twisted..
Love these awesome, superbly creepy settings – Rufus looks SO apprehensive! A toast (lifts coffee mug) to Kory’s splendid imagination!
Wow! I sure would like to explore these caverns and tunnels – so interesting looking. Oh, but without all the dangerous creepy things!
…once again, A++ for the artwork!…
An observation from someone whose style (and subject matter) is very different from Kory’s, but who shows similar devotion to detail.
Paul Gilligan and Kory Merritt