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Nimari Temple by Forsaken2544 Nimari Temple by Forsaken2544
A wonderful piece that my good friend :iconreiq: did for me a while back.

I am very pleased with his work.


The temple is built of polished white marble and is open to the outside air, and the city should be visible beyond. The main room is circular, with a large courtyard outside. (The courtyard is about the size of a football field, and is open to the public.) A small shrine graces the center of the courtyard, and it also serves as a gathering place for the city. The main room is quite grand in its own right. Though smaller than the courtyard (1/3 the size) it can easily support a couple hundred people during the summer solstice festival. Large pillars surround the main room, and are smooth and polished, and mirrors are set into every other pillar. (The pillars are large enough that it would take two men to wrap their arms around them)

The temple is roughly circular in shape, and the Altar and dais are located on an ‘island’ of polished white marble in the center. Surrounding the center altar is a reflecting pool of pure sparkling water. A narrow walkway connects the main temple floor to the altar. The walkway is barely wide enough for one person, perhaps 2-ft wide. Also, the water level comes up to nearly exactly the level of the walkway itself, but the walkway never gets wet.

The massive domed ceiling is open to the sky to allow the sun to beam directly on the altar. Services are held at noon, and the sun reflecting off the pool into the etched golden banding, makes the temple quite bright, but in a beautifully serene way.


I think he did a pretty good job with what he had to work with. Don't you?
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rwodahs Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Very nice!
ReiQuintero Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
amazing that 5 years has passed already from this piece O_O
Forsaken2544 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Still one of my favorite scenery pieces.

I would love to work with you again on some more scenery type pieces.
sahadi Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
wonderfull very beautiful.
Forsaken2544 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I think it turned out rather atmospheric. :D
deionscribe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
This scene is amazing.
It's really like how I envisioned something in one of the temple-cities
of a race I'm developing as I go.
Just in case, may I please borrow?
Forsaken2544 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Actually, I'd prefer not. This is a concept art piece for a project I am working on. The artist and I put a lot of effort into setting the right tone.

If you want to use it as a reference, that would be fine. As long as you give credit to me and te artist.

:iconforsaken2544: Concept (c)
:iconreiq: Artwork (c)
deionscribe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
I'll be sure to do that.
Spellcatcher Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Absolutely breathtaking!

Thumbs up!
Forsaken2544 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you like it!

If you look really closely, you can see Torea, Tao and Devon. :D

I am really pleased with how this turned out.

(The history of the Nimari changed slightly, so the statue is that of a former empress, as opposed to the sun goddess.)
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