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Aerinaria Pendant by porkshanks Aerinaria Pendant by porkshanks
Holy carp! I made a pendant. Its been a while. I am feeling a bit of frustration at the moment and that seems to fuel my art. Hence, you all get to be entertained XD and finally...

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The young clockwork woman locked the door to the grand hall behind her quickly. She knew that there would be a lot of confusion out there, but little action in response to it.

Sirinni had already began walking past the rows of sentient tapestry when she noticed *it*. Something about the room was specifically different, like the illumination around her was struggling. The lights were... convulsing?

She paused briefly to take a closer look at some movement near her. She tilted her face and moved in. She could see tiny spiderlike macines unplugging and replugging themselves into the complex woven circuits of the tapestry. They were frantic in a way she had never witnessed on other sentient tapestries before.

Was it something to do with processing Ednath?!

A shiver ran down her spine as she slowly came to the realization that screams of terror were coming from the crowd outside in the grand hall.

She looked down at the Electri-core in her palm and frowned. She had been looking forward to talking to him, but now things seemed suddenly dangerous and complicated in unexpected ways! She stuffed Ednath back into her satchel and looked around the room as if it would help her to decide a proper course of action to take!

The flickering of the lights was becoming more and taken with a red hue. While the other colours of the tapestry flickered away independently, every single crimson light flashed in unison, creating a darker and more foreboding space as the seconds crept past her.

A quick series of loud pops echoed in from the grand hall.

Sirrini was just about to turn the handle to peek out into the hall when someone or some thing began pounding on the door and screaming out with a tintinabulatory voice.

Shuddering in fear now, she sobbed through a scream and began running mindlessly to the other entrance of the now nearly fully crimson lit sentient tapestry room.

Outside in the hallway, there was a mass of confusion. shapes moved in the darkness. The floor lights had gone out and the clanking and rattling of clockwork bodies filled the air with an unholy clatter beyond just the shouts and cries for help.

Sirrini's mind had never been prepared for such a thing! Nearly in a mindless state of shock, she moved as fast as she could through the crowd. This was one time her size was to her extreme advantage, although she still had to contend with larger bodies smashing into her or pushing her around, she seemed like she was moving quicker than the rest.

There was no time to consider what had just happened, although she feared the worst. The city itself had become infected with the nanomachine virus when it had absorbed Ednath's consciousness.

The torso of a Niminian woman slid across the floor and came to a rest before her. The ladies eyes flashed for a moment and then fell on Sirinni as they faded out. A sick repeating clicking sound came from her where an even tick-tock should have been. The woman's mouth worked silently for a few seconds like she was saying something, and then she was still.

Sirinni looked away and bent down to take the poor woman's silver winged Aerinaria necklace off. Her family would want her memory storage unit to be preserved, and Sirinni had a feeling that anything left down in this hall was going to be lost for good.

Feeling utterly hollow and numb, Sirrini finally reached the lift at the end of the hallway, and found it moving up and down quickly, with a few half crushed bodies twitching and leaking oil underneath it.

"Oh no!" she moaned and felt a feeling in her chest like her mainspring had suddenly come uncoiled.

A surge of the crowd pushed her violently towards the lift. She pushed back on the bottom edge of it with all her might, but it pulled up and away too rapidly. Her fingers wrapped around it instinctively and the lift pulled her upwards toward the ceiling before she could react accordingly.
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Cosmic-Caterpillar Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very pretty
tadro Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
How did you make this?
gollumsalterego Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
This one is particularly beautiful, even with the more modern key at the bottom, which tends to ruin it for me. It looks great here.

porkshanks Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
junkyardstrinket Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Student
gorgeous work! i like it for my usernamesake, huhu
Dianae Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Hello there,

You've been featured in this News Article : [link]

Keep up the amazing work !
porkshanks Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
very honored, the work you chose is all stunning!
Dianae Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
Thank you :)
mammagrrr Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
So Beautiful!!! I love it!!! I would definately wear this.
Crickatoo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, I love this with every ounce of my being. Is it for sale? I would love to own one.
Coraima Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
u are amazing creating these they are really beautiful :-)
mocinno Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist
Hellwolve Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting 'wings' :) Did you cut them out of something, or did they come that way?
porkshanks Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
ancient clockwork secret!
Hellwolve Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Figures :P
dollmaker88 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the shape reminds me a of a dragonfly. I think it is really lovely.
lillexe Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sooo cool looking! I love it. :3
rogueXunited Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It looks beautiful!!!!!
LoboSabio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
It looks a though it were a mechanical dragonfly.
jewlogic Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
and nice pendant :D
bleedingbird Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Hurrah for more Ednath! I await the next part of the story with bated breath.

And, of course, the pendant is beautiful as always. Reminds me of a firefly. ^_^
tkyzgallery Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow.. i love this... looks really good!
Whaataa Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
I've missed your pendants and your stories.
IncompleteMe Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
The little things in the in-betweens really make this magnificent. And the story is fantastically written as well!
Feybles Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008   Artisan Crafter
that engraving on the 'wings' is a really lovely touch. I enjoy the depth you manage to fit into your work. So much to explore!
porkshanks Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
the engraving is actually part of the pieces I use, I regret that I cannot take credit for anything more then finding good parts and choosing nice shapes to make the pendants.

but thanks, I am glad you like them!

I see this work as bringing my inside to the outside. I have no choice but to commit myself to making it the best it can be in defiance of my ability and meager workshop conditions XD
Feybles Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Meh, either way, you create wonderful pieces. :)

you do a damned fine job of it too. I know all our household are fans, that's for sure.
porkshanks Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
aww you say the kindest things :)

Feybles Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008   Artisan Crafter
TheJabberwokk Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Student General Artist
simply wonderful, and as always i love your story
porkshanks Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you so much!

I have missed working on this story a lot!

I feel so unfinished since I know what strange turns are headed the way of our poor protagonists!
TheJabberwokk Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Student General Artist
awww well if it means anything, i really enjoy your writing and i honestly believe that you're a gifted individual.
porkshanks Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks, that's very kind of you!
ciaocat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous.
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August 19, 2008
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Date Taken
Jan 29, 2003, 1:18:15 AM