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The Dragons of Legerdemain

We interrupt this Thanksgiving Day to bring you a spot of shameless self-promotion.

A new project I’ve been working on lately is creating dragon head hunting trophy sculptures. I’ve had a really good time figuring out the process and expressing my creativity in a new way.

And, as with all my art, I’m excited to share it with you! yridessa-1

I started out sculpting Yridessa, because she’s Yridessa, and I enjoyed it so much, that I made several others.

 

Meet the Dragons of Legerdemain!
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There are a few more I have that are not quite ready to display, but should be up this weekend. And, they’re for sale!

From Great Hall to hunting lodge, from mantel to mancave, one these beautiful, hand-crafted, hand-painted mounted dragon heads will add a focal point for any room that will give you a window into the fantastic and help you see the mystical in the mundane every time you look at it.

The Legend:

Before the founding of Legerdemain, the Land Between the Rivers was inhabited by dragons. They dwelt in the Soulless Mountains, and came to the Land Between the Rivers to hunt and spread their wings. The Land Between the Rivers, which came to be known as the Dragonland, was considered sacred, and few dared venture there.

During that time, a war broke out between the Four Nations: the Agriculturalists in the central country, the Barbarians across the channel in the south, the Magicians across the sea to the west, and the Philosophers across the desert to the east.

Refugees from the Four Nations ventured north, to the Dragonland, and offered the dragons fealty in exchange for safety from the war. Those refugees formed the nation of Legerdemain.

The Legerdemainians became known as Children of the Dragons, and legend stated their tiny nation would always be protected. Over time, as the dragons died out, the name was lost.

Little is known about why the dragons disappeared, but legends say their bodies became the priceless gemstones, mined from the Soulless Mountains, for which Legerdemain became famous. And though most prophecies were lost to history, it is still believed that at the end of time, the dragons will return to usher Legerdemain into a new era of peace and prosperity.

 

Looking for a unique gift idea for the fantasy-lover who has everything? You can find these one-of-a-kind creations on my website or on my newly-opened Etsy shop! And of course, to read stories from their homeland of Legerdemain, buy The Heir on Amazon!

Thanks for checking this out, and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

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About Avily Jerome

Avily Jerome is a writer and the editor of Havok Magazine. Her short stories have been published in various magazines, both print and digital. She has judged several writing contests and is a writing conference teacher and presenter. She writes speculative fiction, her ideas ranging from almost-real-world action/adventures to epic fantasies to supernatural thrillers.

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