Friday, April 18, 2014

Dragon Age Origins - Demon - Pride Demon

Get Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition DRM-free and with no-risk Money Back Guarantee from Good Old Games.

Fantasy game art from Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition (Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion, and all official Downloadable Content).

Pride Demons are one of the strongest dark-emotion spirits of the dream world (the Fade). They bargain their way into freedom from the Fade by playing on a person's pride and overconfidence. They seek cooperative possession and their hosts are not deformed by being a host. Like Desire Demons, they manifest their powerful demonic forms typically only to attack.

Liong: The Dragon Dance

Fantasy game art from Liong: The Dragon Dance.

Heroes of Might and Magic V - Story 1, Campaign 5, Mission 1 - The Refugees


Fantasy game art from Heroes of Might and Magic V.

Play Heroes of Might and Magic V risk-free with money-back guarantee from Good Old Games.


S1C5M1 The Refugees

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dragon Age Origins - Demon - Desire Demon

Get Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition DRM-free and with no-risk Money Back Guarantee from Good Old Games.

Fantasy game art from Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition (Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion, and all official Downloadable Content).

Desire Demons are one of the more powerful dark-emotion spirits of the dream world (the Fade). They bargain their way into freedom from the Fade by offering delightful hallucinations or worldly assistance in exchange for possessing a person's body. They can transform their host into an alluring horned woman, but usually only reveal themselves this way for combat.

From Codex entry: Desire Demon:
Of all the threats from beyond the Veil, few are more insidious and deceptively deadly than the desire demon. In folklore, such demons are characterized as peddlers of lust, luring their prey into a sexual encounter only to be slain at the culmination. While a desire demon can indeed deal in pleasure, in truth they deal with any manner of desire that humans can possess: Wealth, power, and beauty, to name a few.
Far more intelligent than the bestial hunger and rage demons, and more ambitious than the demons of sloth, these dark spirits are among the most skilled at tempting mages into possession. Many who serve the whims of a desire demon never realize it. They are manipulated by illusions and deceit if not outright mind control, although these demons are reluctant to resort to such crude measures. Instead, they seem to take great pleasure in corruption. The greater the deceit, the greater their victory.
Only demons of pride prove more fearsome opponents when roused. Their abilities to affect the mind allow them to assume disguises and even alter the environment to their purposes, not to mention the great strength and speed they possess if they should have to resort to more physical means. Most often a desire demon will attempt to bargain its way to freedom if overpowered-many stories exist that depict mages defeating desire demons to the point where a wish can be wrested from them. It should be noted that in such stories the demon almost always gets the upper hand even when the mage thinks his wish has been granted.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - The Shivering Isles - Xirethard

Fantasy game art from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Xirethard is one of the many ruins on the Shivering Isle that hint at a previous civilization destroyed in a cataclysm now forgotten.

Heroes of Might and Magic V - Story 1, Campaign 4, Mission 5 - Raelag's Offer

Fantasy game art from Heroes of Might and Magic V.

Play Heroes of Might and Magic V risk-free with money-back guarantee from Good Old Games.


S1C4M5 Raelag's Offer

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dragon Age Origins - Demon - Abomination

Get Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition DRM-free and with no-risk Money Back Guarantee from Good Old Games.

Fantasy game art from Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition (Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion, and all official Downloadable Content).

The term "Abomination" broadly refers to anyone who has been possessed by a spirit from the dream world (the Fade), although more specifically it refers to instances when the spirit is malevolent or which exemplifies one of the darker human emotions, such as rage, desire, or pride. In Dragon Age: Origins, the label "Abomination" is generally given to a demon-possessed mage who is also physically corrupted in form into a monstrous humanoid. These creatures have a specific set of powers instead of any spellcasting they may have had in life.

From Codex entry: Abomination:
It is known that mages are able to walk the Fade while completely aware of their surroundings, unlike most others who may only enter the realm as dreamers and leave it scarcely aware of their experience. Demons are drawn to mages, though whether it is because of this awareness or simply by virtue of their magical power in our world is unknown.
Regardless of the reason, a demon always attempts to possess a mage when it encounters one -- by force or by making some kind of deal depending on the strength of the mage. Should the demon get the upper hand, the result is an unholy union known as an abomination. Abominations have been responsible for some of the worst cataclysms in history, and the notion that some mage in a remote tower could turn into such a creature unbeknownst to any was the driving force behind the creation of the Circle of Magi.
Thankfully, abominations are rare. The Circle has methods for weeding out those who are too at risk for demonic possession, and scant few mages would give up their free will to submit to such a bond with a demon. But once an abomination is created, it will do its best to create more. Considering that entire squads of templars have been known to fall at the hands of a single abomination, it is not surprising that the Chantry takes the business of the Circle of Magi very seriously indeed.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - The Shivering Isles - Xeddefen

Fantasy game art from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Xeddefen is one of the many ruins on the Shivering Isle that hint at a previous civilization destroyed in a cataclysm now forgotten.

Heroes of Might and Magic V - Story 1, Campaign 4, Mission 4 - The March

Fantasy game art from Heroes of Might and Magic V.

Play Heroes of Might and Magic V risk-free with money-back guarantee from Good Old Games.


S1C4M4 The March

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dragon Age Origins Awakening - Darkspawn - The Mother

Get Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition DRM-free and with no-risk Money Back Guarantee from Good Old Games.

Fantasy game art from Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition (Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion, and all official Downloadable Content).

The Awakening expansion introduces a unique BroodMother "awakened" to intelligent thinking and free will by The Architect. She is referred to only as The Mother. She is also somehow mutated and unlike other Broodmothers lays eggs that hatch the radically different type of darkspawn called The Children.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - The Shivering Isles - Xavara

Fantasy game art from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Xavara is one of the many ruins on the Shivering Isle that hint at a previous civilization destroyed in a cataclysm now forgotten.

Heroes of Might and Magic V - Story 1, Campaign 4, Mission 3 - The Cultists

Fantasy game art from Heroes of Might and Magic V.

Play Heroes of Might and Magic V risk-free with money-back guarantee from Good Old Games.


S1C4M3 The Cultists

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dragon Age Origins Awakening - Darkspawn - The Architect

Get Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition DRM-free and with no-risk Money Back Guarantee from Good Old Games.

Fantasy game art from Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition (Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion, and all official Downloadable Content).

The Awakening expansion introduces a unique darkspawn who calls himself The Architect. He is vague and evasive about how he came to be and how he has free will, unlike other darkspawn. When asked, he dismisses the question by saying that it is equally mysterious how some humans are born magic-users while most are not. The Architect discovered that by drinking a mixture of darkspawn and archdemon blood, the Grey Wardens who survive the Joining ritual gain a resistance to the darkspawn taint. By using Grey Warden blood, the Architect transferred that resistance back to darkspawn, freeing them from mindlessness and the enthralling call of the Old Ones that drives them to waging genocidal war.



The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - The Shivering Isles - Vitharn

Fantasy game art from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Although the ruins of Vitharn uses the same tileset / fantasy art for its architecture as the other ruins (with names typically beginning with "X"), it is much larger aboveground and has a unique history that is recounted in the in-game book "Fall of Vitharn", and the quest "Ghosts of Vitharn".

Heroes of Might and Magic V - Story 1, Campaign 4, Mission 2 - The Expansion

Fantasy game art from Heroes of Might and Magic V.

Play Heroes of Might and Magic V risk-free with money-back guarantee from Good Old Games.


S1C4M2 The Expansion