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Palladium Fantasy Jormund Serpent by ChuckWalton Palladium Fantasy Jormund Serpent by ChuckWalton

Here is one of the Creatures featured in the “Bizantium and Northern Islands” book that is published by PalladiumBooks for is Palladium Fantasy pen & paper RPG game line. Created and co-written by Glen Evans and Kevin Siembieda, just read below to see the wickedness.

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Jormund Serpent

  Many of Bizantium’s ships, particularly lightly armed merchants, are accustomed to moving in convoys to help protect themselves against threats. Most sea monsters avoid attacking “fleets” of ships, even if they have intruded on their territory and hunting grounds. While sea serpents are generally aggressive and will attack anyone or anything they believe to be edible, instinctual behavior warns them to avoid groups of sailing ships. Known to the ancient Eoten as the “Changer of Currents” or “Bringer of Storms”, the Jormund Serpent is one of the rarest sea serpents in the world. These animals are simply huge, sometimes measuring over 400 feet (122 m) long and weighing 100-400 tons! Their massive heads are the size of fishing boats, their maws filled with two-foot (0.6 m) long, viciously pointed teeth.

  Jormund Serpents are not terribly intelligent animals, and are big enough that they tend to ignore lone humanoids in the water, but are extremely territorial when it comes to other sea serpents, large sea creatures, and ships. They eat virtually anything that lives in the water, but prefer sizable prey like whales, large seals, giant squid and sea serpents smaller than themselves. Jormund Serpents also seem to know when a ship is damaged and crippled or slowly sinking, and sometimes follow such ships for days, or even weeks, believing them to be injured prey and vulnerable. If such a vessel sinks or begins to sink, the Jormund will capsize lifeboats and gobble down any sailors in the water; sometimes eating the entire boat and all.

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:iconeccentricsketcher:
EccentricSketcher Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic 👌👌👌
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BCartlight Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student Filmographer
can i use the snake ?? obviously not copy paste
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RyukiGrayDragon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Awesome :D
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DerpyDingo365 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
so pretty.
What did you do it with?
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I use a standard .5 mm Zebra on bristle board, smooth plate finish.
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Cutswolf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. Love it. 
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TheSkullgrin140 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding! 
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Keoboost Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Looks like the Lagiacrus from Monster Hunter
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Hail, grandchild of Lord Loki
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SpiritCATwarrior Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing! All the detail, and the dragon sure looks threatening. :D
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AdrianAtenza Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
buena vola.
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ChangerOfWays42 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
 Awesome serpent, its name resembles Jormungand the midgard serpent 
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MuttMix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You did an excellent job on making him [the Jormund Serpent] look threatening.
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TouchedbyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You
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Learningasidraw Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
AMAZING
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU!!!
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edsfox Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
THIS will look awesome with some colors.. ;)
Amazing art bro!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
Seems some people are enjoying this one more than I anticipated!!! XD
I wonder why? 
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zyanitevp Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Who goes out in a small ship in those waters?!?  
He is so going to be in the next trip to the Northern Ocean!!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
LO, maybe they didn't start off in a small ship and this is the only surviving life boat trying to make it back home after a horrible attack, XD. Talk about a scary HLS adventure.

I want details on your adventure.... man do I feel sorry for the Players,....sometimes, snicker.
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brentcherry Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Holy shit! That's beautiful! :wow:
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Well Thank you, glad you enjoy it!!! 
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Royalbluetiger Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like Gyarados.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Didn't know what this was until you mentioned it. Now I'm intrigued to review some Pokemon stuff. 
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vindurza Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
nice design with the head frills has a very lion fish vibe 
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like and observed the frills. That's exactly what inspired me for this creature. I pictured these Sea Serpents using their frills to communicate among each other sort of like Great white shark do when they size each other up based on the frills to see who eats and who gets usurped off a kill or territory. If they both threat display "Flaring" and neither backs down, then its a fight. 

BTW, the lower jaw tusks were to slash open prey species or underneath or the sides of ship hulls as they swim by them. Similar o a large wild boar's tusks only much larger and underwater with a sabers. Just picturing a capsized boat and you see those fins swim by and then realize that one of the sailors has a pool of blood pouring from him as they have been slashed open to bleed out.  
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vindurza Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
kind of like how sarcastic fringe heads fight for territory
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NinjaStripes Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Artist
DAMN!  That sucker is HUGE!  Great detail and use of dynamics.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
XD, That's the response I was hoping for!!!! The scale of something like this out in the open sea or ocean has to be terrifying. Thank you very much for the compliment! You made my day.
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NinjaStripes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Artist
You are very welcome.  Glad I managed to make you're day better.  You do more detailed pencil work than I do.  I need more practice.
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Saliona93 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow amazing... awesome pencil work! La la la la 
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Truly humbling compliment and encouragement, thank you for complimenting. 
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MjP-70 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Great work!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It was intriguing.
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WildWonderWorld Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist
Very cool draw! Really stunning :)
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Well Thank You so much for the compliment!!! Glad you enjoy!
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WildWonderWorld Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist
you are very welcome!
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WyldeWyndWalker Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Very cool!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You very much, had fun with this one. 
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aristi1982 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist
Spectacular!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! Thank You!!!
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nam77 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
So Brilliant, very well done!!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You so much, I am trying.
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Xerxan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the natural forms of the serpent are fantastic
fantasy heavy, yet still very grounded in real biology
it reminds me of arvalis's creture designs
keep it up
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You very much Xerxan! I can tell you have an appreciation for good functionality. It's one of the key things I seek to aim for when it comes to designing creatures, especially if the setting is more realistic based. Thank yo for the encouraging compliments!

RJ Palmer's work is wonderful and I enjoy his work as well! So flattering to be compared to his masterpieces. 
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Xerxan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem 
keep up the great work :thumbsup:
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terrorsmile Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
and yup this is why a dont like the sea
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
XD, Awe...that's where all........................ the fun and excitement is at, so I hear from the safe confines of living deep inland.
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Ky-KAI Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student General Artist
wow amazing!
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