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The Fall of Koganusan by majicxiii The Fall of Koganusan by majicxiii
The fortress of Koganusân burns, without and within.

All is smoke and fire.




I've been playing quite a lot of Dwarf Fortress recently, which is a perhaps surprisingly engaging game despite its quirks.

This particular picture is based on the now-legendary saga of Boatmurdered, a tale of equal parts tragedy and hilarity.
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Bantirat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just wow
dat picture
dat game
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Sda209 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Impressive painting of Boatmurdered. I've finished reading the tale not too long ago, and this somber rendition of possibly the most (in)famous fortress in all of Dwarven history looks, well, somber.
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Isen-Healf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Very nice.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
LOSING IS FUN.
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RaiuDragon Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"The dwarves of Khazad-dűm dug too deep and awakened a daemon of darkness and fire. 'Tis not so with the dwarves of the Smooth Points of Pride. These creatures, having long abandoned any trace of sanity, did craft a much greater monster from the earth itself."

This picture is very epic, by the way! (yeah, I'm about 4 years slow, but...)
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numbertwentyfour Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Yah I have to agree, nice quote. The Balrog has nothing on the legendary mismanagement and insanity that was Koganusan.
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Stinkingbluecabbage Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Awesome fucking quote.
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scottsman1995 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
When I did a search, this image popped up right next to this [link] image. Those 2 right next to each other creates both a striking contrast, yet are so similar that it seems like one has merely looked at the same scene in reverse. It perfectly sums up boatmurdered. Just something I thought I'd share.
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Lumfi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Why have I not seen this before. It's amazing.
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Fanatic-of-the-few Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
"All burns..."

A moment of silence for those few, great Dwarves.
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Menszu Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is exactly how I imagined that. Great work, this should work as concept art for a massive 300 million $ movie production about Boatmurdered. Pure epic.
However didn't you forget about enormous gecko monument?
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darkadonis12 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
I don't know about a boatnurdered movie. People don't like tragedies anymore. This isn't ancient greece.
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GrimSheeper Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Everything burns. Even the Rocks burn. Koganusân is lost.
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JWNoctis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Boatmurdered. A legend for sure. And this is a ☼Masterpiece☼ for sure.
A bit late but still...Great work!
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majicxiii Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A cautionary tale for all who would dare delve for the treasures of the earth. >:[
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:iconjwnoctis:
JWNoctis Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Indeed...
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bobdd0 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
man i loved that story, LONG LIVE BOATMURDERED!

WOOO! F.T.W For the win!
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Batbro Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
HOPE YOU LIKE MIASMA!
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majicxiii Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
SMELLS LIKE DWARF FORTRESS.
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freelance217 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
This is beyond awesome. The decrepit road leading to the door of the cursed fortress, the charred hulks of elephants, burned to death by the Boatmurdered Final Solution© and the glowing pit of the entrance where so many dwarves met their doom...

That said, where's the little girl?
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majicxiii Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
She's, uh, very small. And hidden by smoke. And inside the fortress.

<_<
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freelance217 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
But she is there.

By the way, this has been my wallpaper since I found it.
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Inferno42 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010   Writer
The greatest tale of Dorfs ever told.
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BlackRogueDreams Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Ahh yes, the epic tale that was Boatmurdered
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rampaging-poet Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
~majicxiii has engraved a masterpiece!

Wow. I've read Boatmurdered and seen the sketchy depiction of its fall, but to see it in colour... Words cannot describe the sheer amount of epic this image contains.



All burn...
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kommentgames Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
It's amazing that all of this can come from a text based game.
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Q-Lok Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I remember seeing this when I first started playing DF. Excellent work. ^_^
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Aemoth Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Oh, Dwarf Fortress. And Koganusan. You both rock my socks.

And this is a very good drawing, though I do miss the little dwarfgirl playing with the bones of the long dead.
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freelance217 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Shiny!
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dukeofprunes Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
All you're missing is the simple-minded girl playing amongst the bones of dead goblins, elephants and dwarves.
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mr-hobo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Great job!
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Orichd Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
I loved Boatmurdered--easily the most epic LP I've ever seen.

This is a fitting tribute to those fallen heroes.
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SpewnyBard Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Oh, how I would love to see some art of Sankis the Mad Emperor...
It was a fitting beginning. It was a fitting end.
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kamikazemoose Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
This is just so awesome, just like boatmurdered!
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LucaPavone Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
This picture does the doomed fort justice to be reckoned with.

Viva la Boatmurdered! (?)
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thirdhand Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
i like the feel of this style - it has both soft focus and shine
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lawrencegillies Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shiny!
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Freggoboy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! :D
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