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Shilpakara was the name given to the ancient extraterrestrial culture that drew inspiration from Indian architectural traditions. Legend had it that the Shilpakarans were descended from a race of celestial beings who had journeyed across the cosmos in search of knowledge and wisdom. Along the way, they had encountered countless civilizations, each with its own unique culture and traditions.
For centuries, the Shilpakarans had been revered throughout the universe for their mastery of design and craftsmanship. That mastery is perhaps best reflected in the awe-inspiring structures they created in the city of Divyasthala. Inspired by what they had seen and experienced, the Shilpakarans had blended these diverse influences into a style that was both distinctive and visionary.
Much larger and thicker-skinned than their more temperate cousins, Snowalkers live in clans that coordinate and hunt together, often preying on wildlife like wolves, polar bears, elk, and seals. These arctic goblins are notorious for their ferocity and mercilessness: they are known to ravage groups of people who unknowingly wander into their territory, which can span 1000 sometimes 3000 square miles.
Their aggression is matched only by their intelligence, with some reports describing of people who gained safe passage through a clan of Snowalkers’ territory by approaching their borders with gift offerings, such as a few elk heads.
Woken up to the sound of gunshots outside your tent, you take a peek outside; it is night time and you can't see much. As you reach for the flashlight in your pocket, you hear another shot in what appears to be the tent right next to you, followed by a violent slam on the floor. In an instant, your whole life flashes before your eyes and you immediately regret the path you have chosen. It is time for your punishment.
The goal of The Admiral's Quarters is to explore how an "old school" design language can be integrated into a sci-fi setting. Inspired by prior work on past historically-influenced projects, the piece uses Spanish decorative elements and was created using a combination of Blender and Photoshop.