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Allegiance by windfalcon Allegiance by windfalcon
The quiet morning was interrupted only by a rustle of wings and the soft landing of talons and paws on soft grass. Goldback's bright eyes took in every corner of the queen's entry hall. Like those of the gryphons, it was outdoors - a worn path flanked by tall columns, cracked with age. Each oak bore a banner, emblazoned with a different crest.

"Step forward, warrior," a strong voice called out. His yellow eyes snapped up to a round, polished circle of stone where the faean general stood. She wasn't wispy like the others, but tall and powerful, with a pair of feathered wings at her sides. His suspicious eyes thought 'human'. To gryphons they were all 'humans', elves, fae, angels and demons alike. But Goldback was here to form an alliance. War was coming, and the fae were the only allies who didn't want to leash them up like beasts of burden.

"Your armies and ours, together, will be a force they cannot defeat." Despite this important conversation, they were alone. No guards, no watchers...an alliance between two generals.

"General Goldback, will you join us?"

The gryphon had come to his choice long before landing here. He lowered himself and bowed his head, hoping this decision would save his kind.


Watercolor and acrylic on illustration board, 8 X 11 inches
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Robotwezel117 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Nice his feathers look real!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional
sweet
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SherlockWolf97 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning. I'm blown away by the power this piece sets off!
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Magnificent and epic!!!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very handsome. :)
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WerewTerrefGrin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This this this is just amazing! 8D
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Aavikkokulkija Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore those wings, they're a real eyecatcher here! <3
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ourprecious Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
This is amazing! I love the realistic wings especially.
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ILYGeorgeHarrison Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Each feather is coloured perfectly. Love it.
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, the colours are so vibrant x
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