Other Colossus entries:
"Perched upon his throne of magma, the Lord of Flame casts judgement unto the mortals. His Hellfire incinerates flesh and bone to naught but ash.
His mountain sits at a level high enough to reach the Gods in the heavens. Any adventurer foolhardy enough to climb its slopes and reach the top are welcomed by a thousand-foot gap of pure magma, where the Angry Lord emerges to wage war unto the judged."
I'm very damned proud of this piece, and I can say without exaggerating it's one of my best. I pulled out all the stops here; looked at countless references for lighting and lava flow, made sure the hand holding the flame looked right (even posing for it myself), and above all, try to create a beast so awe-inspiringly large, only a mountain could contain him.
I made him draconian in appearance, as dragons are an obvious avatar of fire. I also made him look slightly similar to traditional depictions of the Devil. It's subtle and not overbearing, for a more symbolic effect. I feel as if the ruler of Hell would be a great way to symbolize a Fire Colossus, as I'm sure we can agree you're in for one HELL of a fight!
Ok that was lame, I know.
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