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    Oxford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology:
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    [Scottish Gaelic, bear, serpent, wild beast; dragon (?)]

    A word in early Scottish Gaelic narratives for an undetermined savage creature. It may be a translation of the Norse word for ‘bear’, but it may also mean ‘thunderbolt’. The beithir may have a long tail, but it never appears to be the fiery winged dragon of Germanic tradition. In more recent oral tradition the beithir is a class of fuath who haunts caves and corries (narrow circular valleys with high walls). It may also imply ‘lightning’ or ‘serpent’. A mountain south of the entrance to Glencoe is named Ben Vair or Ben Vehir, thought locally to commemorate a beithir who took shelter in Corrie Lia.
    So this is the mysterious Monster I have chosen. I think I can wrap my mind around it!! Cue the maniacal laugh
    "Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

    Capt. Noah Swalter Last voyage of the " Silver Crest"

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    THE STORY !

    Excerpt from the journal of Colin McLean PHD Professor of anthropology University of St Andrews April 1,2014

    Received a strange message from a Mr. Niall Stewart. .It seems Mr. Stewart is a antique assessor from Aberdeen .Recently he was called upon to assess the estate of the late Breandan Burrell . Most of the chattels were your run of the mill Furniture and whatnots. But up in the attic , tucked behind an old bureau he found two items that totally baffled him. First was a handmade Journal dated from the late 1800s ! The second was a large shield made from bone. He stated it sort of resembled a kite shield in size and shape but the markings ;(perhaps a map) were very primitive so perhaps it was from some aboriginal culture from Africa or Australia .
    The snap he sent via phone was very poor but the artifact definitely isn’t a kite shield nor at first glance from any culture that I am familiar with. I made arrangements to view both the book and the “Shield”in person next weekend.
    "Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

    Capt. Noah Swalter Last voyage of the " Silver Crest"

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    Looks to be an interesting entry. BTW, changed the title from "April" to "May" (I made the same mistake in the challenge post, but I've since changed that too).

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    I'm loving the story already. Good choice of materials also, I'm very much looking forward to watching this one progress.

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    Damn got lazy and pasted it in Thanks for the catch !
    "Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

    Capt. Noah Swalter Last voyage of the " Silver Crest"

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    Could it possibly a historians map decrypting the monsters map? Uhh, that might sound a little vague, but bare with me.

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    eViLe_eAgLe
    Could it possibly a historians map decrypting the monsters map? Uhh, that might sound a little vague, but bare with me.
    If that was a question ? You are getting ahead of the story and the map. ( MY INTENT) It has been said that humans can not really emulate a map from a Monsters point of view ! I intend on trying and it is up to the "Guild members" to solve the mystery using clues in the story and the alien design of the artifact (Map) itself ! If I succeed in conveying the mind set /identity of the monster then someone should be able to figure out what it was (IS) and how its mind works ! If so Diamond owes me a batch of his world famous chocolate chip cookies !!
    "Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

    Capt. Noah Swalter Last voyage of the " Silver Crest"

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    Well I have been having SOME problems with the UNUSUAL canvas for this map. Here is the basic version I'll work it over towards the end if I have time. Let's see how this looks for size and color !
    ### Latest WIP ###
    May 2014 Entry - The Dark Journey-turtlecanvas-1.png
    "Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

    Capt. Noah Swalter Last voyage of the " Silver Crest"

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    May 2014 Entry - The Dark Journey-symbol-work-sheet2.jpgAttachment 64347 Attachment 64352 Attachment 64353May 2014 Entry - The Dark Journey-symbol-work-sheet3.jpg
    Test for size

    moon and sun look okay wolves need cleaned up !
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails May 2014 Entry - The Dark Journey-symbol-work-sheet4.png  
    Last edited by lostatsea; 05-22-2014 at 09:52 PM.
    "Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

    Capt. Noah Swalter Last voyage of the " Silver Crest"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostatsea View Post
    eViLe_eAgLe
    If that was a question ? You are getting ahead of the story and the map. ( MY INTENT) It has been said that humans can not really emulate a map from a Monsters point of view ! I intend on trying and it is up to the "Guild members" to solve the mystery using clues in the story and the alien design of the artifact (Map) itself ! If I succeed in conveying the mind set /identity of the monster then someone should be able to figure out what it was (IS) and how its mind works ! If so Diamond owes me a batch of his world famous chocolate chip cookies !!
    My bad, I posted that late at night, and I thought this was the main topic.
    My apologies.
    And so far, your background, and symbols look very good.

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