That night, after Birker had spent an uncomfortable audience with the King, they were invited to feast with the court, even Mickel and Hedda were given seats at the table, and they were toasted as guests. As courses were served, and drinks were poured, the King's story-singer Kvadd was hoisted up on the long table, and accompanied by a chorus of instruments he began a rhyming tune. He was old among the dwarves, and blind in both eyes, though as he began to sing, it was as if a light shone from them, and as he picked up the pace, Birker became certain it was more than a mere trick of the light. Kvadd summoned his voice from the depths of his being, ringing out in deep thrumming tones that Birker felt as much as he heard. What little he could make out was a tale of the coming of the dwarves out of the mountains, their battles with the trolls of the forests, and how they fought for their kings, their gods and for themselves. He told of old magics, of their friendship with the ancient forest and of the breaking of ancient foes, all themes familiar to dwarven songs. It was when the old master began his fourth verse that Birker was truly lost in the story, for here began the tale only rarely mentioned, and even more seldom told, the Return of the High King of the Clans.
Even Mehl Amundsen is a freelance concept artist from Norway who has worked for studios like Volta, Blizzard, Riot, Wizards of the Coast and many more. Besides that he has been working on his own world shown in TEGN. He travels a lot, teaching what he has learned in workshops and giving advice to newcomers.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.