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The Truffle Hunt by SpikedMcGrath The Truffle Hunt by SpikedMcGrath

They'd been travelling for almost a year now, a long journey through fens and swamps, badlands and scrublands, across the cratered plains where the huge trees grew- nervously watching the skies and scanning the tall grasses. At last they had reached the rift basin. They were close.

Signe waded knee deep through the tepid waters. The heat was sweltering- an oppressive, humid, damp that stuck her clothes to her skin and never allowed a single moment of comfort. Ragna sat high up on the back of Torvald- resting atop the truffle baskets and scanning the horizon with her scope. So far from the colony you could never be too careful.

It would soon be time for them to return, back to the distant frontier colony with their precious cargo of meteor truffles- the vast luminous fungi that grew only at the site of fallen meteors. One truffle could keep the colony going for half a year- lighting, utilities, recharging the energy rifles- it was all powered by meteor truffles. But truffle hunting was dangerous business, there were beasts aplenty, vast and harsh wilderness to traverse, disease, injury and starvation an ever present threat. Many hunters left the colony each year never to be seen alive again.

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Uriak Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A nice beast of burden :)
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Skygix Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Very interesting! I love it!
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
A wonderful sense of intricate alienness.
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SpikedMcGrath Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That's what I was going for :)
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