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The Ritual

art illustration nude female figures worship religion drawing fantasy art
The Ritual – Charcoal on Canford Toned Paper – 11″ x 8″

Magic is no longer a part of the world, well at least not in the sense that it once was in years long past. There are few among Men who are considered to have some true insight into the ways of the Eldar but they are usually wanderers, strange and quiet men who spend more time alone than in the company of others and when they are they seldom say much.

There are also those who claim to have a full understanding of the arts of the Eldar, yet provide little more evidence than illusions and trickery. Alas, the great healers and inventors are long since gone and the human race has been left alone in the world; knowing little and guessing much it is no wonder that the lands are rife with wars and corruption.

Worshippers of the Eldar (Eldarites) engage in a variety of rituals to try and glean a better understanding of such things with the hope of turning what they learn to good purpose; but they forget at times that the Empire allows their religious practices to take place for reasons beyond a reverence for the Lost Race of the Eldar.

The Empire knows that there is much to be learned from the ancient ways and they are keen to turn such knowledge to their advantage and incorporate it into warfare and use it in their conquering campaign.

Gallio Lupinus – Religions and Philosophies of Mankind 

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