Swamps are very important biomes, acting as filters for water.
Once upon a time, in a thick and bubbly swamp, there was 4 giants and man.
The first giant looked like a blue crab. The second giant looked like a monkey made of wood.
The third giant looked like a hunchback, stone man. The last giant was a mass of green sludge, with three fingers.
They traveled the world, giving gifts to each village. The swamp giant, after a time of travelling, stayed with the village in the swamp.
It gave them strange creatures of beauty and wondrous plants and strange minerals.
The little swamp village grew from these gifts, and soon learned about the world outside, with more villages and more Giants.
The villages were from a forest beyond the sea, and the other from a desert behind a mountain.
The swamp village grew greedy. These villages had such amazing things! Why couldn't they have them?
When they first started preparing for war, the Swamp Giant showed its displeasure by giving them poisonous plants.
The village, ever resourceful, used the plants for weapons of war.
When they attacked a neighboring village, the swamp giant set upon them ferocious beasts of tooth and claw.
At first the village was troubled by the creatures, but soon found ways to grow stronger than their predators, and forced them back.
Finally, feeling the scorn of the swamp giant, decided to attack the creature who had provided them.
The swamp giant, initially surprised, responded in turn.
A flood of muck and miasma came through the town, crushing all in its way, and poisoning the land and its people in turn.
And yet the people continued. So it attacked in turn. Neither side let up upon the other.
And then there was one.
Here you go Swampy! A picture for you! I really enjoyed messing with the filters for this one, and I'm rather surprised at how it turned out. I don't think I could do this style of painting again because I forgot how to do it. I probably should start recording my work or taking notes or something.
The story could use a lot more work as well.
I don't own Reus! That belongs to Abbey Games!