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Legend Of The Emerald Panther by SilEnigmaArts Legend Of The Emerald Panther by SilEnigmaArts
Hanging on for dear life all Chaz could do while waiting for Tom reach him was to recall Cecil's writings of his journey to this very place.
Within the cave across the chasm was a beautiful turquoise pool casting its glow lighting up the entire cave, its depth unknown. As we came upon it the guide cast a hand over the light breaking the glow that shone to the roof of the cave. As this shadow was cast a barrage of darts shot from the nearside wall puncturing his head in a hundred places as the blood oozed from his eyes, mouth and nose.

Tom had reached Chaz sure-footedly and luckily in one piece but the same couldn't be said of the rope bridge by the time they reached the other side. The weight of both men on the old worn ropes had taken its toll and Chaz had to leap the last step as they heard the snap of the rope and clatter of footholds behind them as they splashed into the waters below.

They reached the cave mentioned in Cecil's journals. True to the writings, the guide's skeleton lay, arm still outstretched as if still trying to cast his hand over the beautiful glowing pool.

Poor bastard, Chaz mumbled under his breath.

"Dont go near the pool bud, don't want you ending up like this fellow" Chaz said aloud to Tom.

The cave was just as Cecil had described it. The incredible glow from the pool casting the whole cave in its eerie hue. Another panther statue but much smaller than the two outside guarding the cave, sat above the well off left of the wall embedded with skulls. The wall that held the secret chamber of the Emerald Panther. A chamber who's content had remained hidden for many many years until discovered by Cecil some forty years ago when he uncovered a stone tablet on one of his many expeditions with vague reference to these very caves. Cecil had for the next twenty years hunted high and low for these caves, many times being sent off on wild goose chases following leads that were so vague or deliberately misleading by those who wished to protect the treasure. A treasure that was believed by many treasure hunters of the time to be just a fairytale but not for Cecil. For Cecil had made contact with the last living elder of the tribe who had befriended what was also believed to be just another legend amongst man. That legend being "Princesa das Panteras".

And now after unlocking the secret chamber just as Cecil had described it would unlock, through means that shall not be revealed furthermore in these writings, Chaz stands holding the most beautiful treasure he had ever seen. A solid flawless emerald of approximately twenty-nine pounds in weight, meticulously crafted by natives and gifted to the princess many many years ago.

"With the bridge down, it's going to be a wet trip back to the boat Chaz" said Tom bringing Chaz out of his thoughts. "We're going to have to scale down the ropes to the water and make a swim for the boat. Hopefully the current wont be too strong.
I'll get the moleskin pouch from the rucksack and lets get out of here, this place is giving me the creeps. I have a feeling we are not alone." he said as he knelt down to get the moleskin pouch from the rucksack.

"No Tom" Chaz said. "Don't worry about the moleskin, we wont be needing it."

"What just slide it in the rucksack?" Tom replied. "If the current is strong we could lose it buddy."

"We won't lose it Tom because we won't be taking it back with us. This is a treasure too precious to be revealed to the world as it is today. It has remained hidden here this long and here it shall remain forever more. It's going back in the chamber along with Cecil's diary which holds the key to unlocking this chamber.
From this day forward and forever, we will ensure that this treasure remains where it belongs and will forever remain a myth to those who hunt treasure. In locking the diary with the panther in the chamber, both you and I know for certain and without a doubt that the legend of the emerald panther now, is just that. "

"It may live on in stories but you and I now know, that it most definitely is..... the "Legend of the Emerald Panther".


Story written by me.


This is the third piece in the trilogy.

First piece
Second piece







BEST SEEN IN FULL VIEW


Stocks:


:icondisney-stock: Cave Wall [link]
:iconnadiaismyname: Sandy Floor [link]
:iconraider-stock: Well [link]
:iconsomadjinn: Water [link]
:iconfluxmagic: Well Light [link]
:iconnemesis-19: Chaz & Tom [link] [link]
:iconpeace-of-art: Panther statue and Emerald Panther (no longer available in DA)
:iconmagneto1969-stock: Skeleton (no longer available)
:icondusteramaranth: Aztec symbols [link]
:icontinusdream: Rucksack [link]

Romiposer - Skull rock face from Dark N Dusty Back 1 Pack [link]
Romiposer - Rune Circle and back wall of secret chamber from Gold Stuff Pack [link]


A special mention goes out to :iconneverdying: for helping me with the glass effect on the emerald panther. Thank you once again Dan :D

Everything else done by me in PSP7 and using various filters.



I hope you all enjoy the "Legend of the Emerald Panther".

I cannot respond to each individual :+fav: but I will respond to all comments. Please accept my thanks for :+fav: my work, your support is truly appreciated.




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Teddy-Cube Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great great work :love:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.   Im glad you like it :)
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Teddy-Cube Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure :meow:
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Beautifully Done!!!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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ArtistOtaku91 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Love the arts and Story!!!!!!!!!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks very much...glad you enjoyed them :D
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Awesome piece!!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks...glad you like it :D
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TheFlarbar Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
How did you manage to post a whole chapter for the art description?
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Most of my piece have stories attached to them its what my artwork is about.
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TheFlarbar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
I can only get a few minute sentences in before I run out of room.
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:iconsilenigmaarts:
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Well it must be something relating to the actual file size of the piece you are uploading. I think its all about megs that are allotted for each submission as a whole which includes description.
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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EmbrisionArts Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great job as always! :clap: :)
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you Brenda :D :hug:
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EmbrisionArts Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very welcome! :hug: :dance:
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NTGreen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That should be "think" not "thing" :rofl: ... my typing has suffered of late :giggle:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
I got it lol :giggle:
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NTGreen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This whole series is stunning ... I thing the first is my fav of the 3 but they are all incredible!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012   Digital Artist
I think the 2nd one is mine lol. Thanks for your support Nancie :tighthug:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful :hug:
:heart: Elle
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks heaps Elle :D :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Excellent piece and story, Karla :clap: Sorry it got buried in my inbox :blush: well done! :painter:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you John and no apologies necessary, I know how busy you are :D :hug:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
You're welcome :hug:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
:iconcerena: Clever Karla... u always do such amazing pictures..
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks ever so much Linley :D
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
u r so welcome Karla
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MadeByRona Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:excited: I'm always excited if there is a story with your manip, and they are always so good!:clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Aww thanks sweety. I know that not too many stop to read the stories but for those who do, like you, I'm grateful to and glad that you enjoy them. Hugzzzz :tighthug:
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Mizth Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indy!! Very cool work! :):)
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes lol.....in that genre. Glad you like it :D
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Mizth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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somadjinn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wonderful, thanks for using my stock and letting me know :)
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BaB-Jane Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I just love your style, your stories. This is is particularlly mind blowing. Stunning job on the lightning and blending. :clap: :love:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks ever so much Candice for your support :D Glad you like it :hug:
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BaB-Jane Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
:blowkiss:
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KirstenLane Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
datda dada datdada datdadatda datdadadada ... :woohoo: :clap: :D :heart:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Digital Artist
:nod:
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
very interesting and beautiful work Karla!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much Mikko....glad you like it :D
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: I see the Panther! Awesome scene Karla dearest friend:) Always a pleasure to read your stories and view your works:hug:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks heaps Chris...glad you like it :)
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seem to like all of the art you make:)
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phantastes Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
You always do amazing work, Karla! :clap: :clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Smiles....thank you Des :D
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TheCelestus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Awww...0.0 Beautiful work!
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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