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The Key From Glennast Moor by porkshanks The Key From Glennast Moor by porkshanks
I had been called to alternate reality (CR 299.3 001 75x) to aid my friend. She had been just beginning her explorations with her freshly modified Aethergate 25pro and she was lost!

The moors of Glennast are a beautiful place. The light that gathers there stretches from one horizon to the other, but the orbit and rotation of this particular Earth is such that Glennast is in a nearly constant state of dusk and sunrise. The clouds will move turbulently but there is seldom a hard rain.

It is such a peaceful place to walk and commune along the banks of the river... but the labyrinth of wooden pathways that the denizens of the nearby village of Pommonscoot have built there can be confusing. During the brighter moments , the paths are easy enough to follow but when the darkness falls, even briefly... many a visitor has bemoaned the lack of artificial lighting as they completely lose their way through the thick moor foliage.

This had happened to my friend, and I decided to help, even though I barely know the moors myself. I sometimes do stupid things for friends because there is nothing else I can do for them but try.

As we ran through the darkness holding hands and failing to avoid branches to the face, I saw a glint in the corner of the my eye. Something metal was on the ground near the side of the pathway!

I bent down and brought the key to my palm just as the sunrise began burning its way across the sky for the ninth time that day since I had arrived.

No one in Pommonscoot had ever seen a key like it, and I still wonder what it opens to this day...
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gsdark Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful. I can't astop myself from faving too much things in your gallery, but I love your work. It is so well done, original... You really have a great style. I always loved the steampunk style but you really give a personal touch to it. Do you sell your jewwellery? I'm probably too broke to buy anything, but maybe in the future...
Professordemetri Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
faved mainly for the description
MindOfGenius Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
very nice, very nice indeed.....wonder if you'd do comissions ;-P
TimjanDesign Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
What!?!? OMG, this is amaaaazing... Im a huge fan of keys.... You just made my day! :heart:
foreignmind Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
Beautiful! I'm trying to decide if the bottom piece is made out of little parts that you've soldered together, or if it is a complete piece.
Haematinon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
ValerianaSolaris Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
A very inspiring and unique piece!
shadowfoxpaw Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
Do you mind If I feature this in my upcoming news article 'Wonderful Artisan Crafts!'? Check it out when I am done. =D

Wonderfully made <3. I love the interesting design.
porkshanks Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
no, of course I would be honored!

and thanks!
Hellwolve Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting shape for the blade of the key :) Very original!
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