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Hidden in dead space, the space between galaxies, lies the home of the most mysterious and destructive force in the universe. For years now planets have been falling victim to an strange alien mineral that grows rapidly, covering an entire planet in months and ripping it apart.
Scientists have spent these years researching the mineral, trying to understand how it works and more importantly where it comes from. Due to its volatile nature its impossible to study it up close, instead they watch its effects in different environments and use strong scanners and machines to get close readings.
A few things were understood from the beginning, it thrives on heat, naturally heading to the cores of planets to feed on the heat, it then grows even faster, in the cold dead of space it stays dormant, it was this behaviour that first made scientists think twice about its origin, was it really just a mineral, or was it sentient?
Now the discovery of this dark place hidden inside a thick gas cloud sheds a terrifying light on the matter, the mineral is indeed sentient and is in fact the basic form of a more advanced life form, strange space creatures similar in form to jelly fish are formed by advanced versions of the crystal formations, their nervous system and skeletal structure composed of the mineral, several planet bodies in the area show 2 distinct functions, one is the hive a huge advanced crystal formation able to create thousands of these creatures, they live of its energy, and forge worlds, huge planetoids with a fiery hole on one side, a huge crystal shard is created in side, it grows out of this molten forge before being blasted into space to be used as a seed.
There is no known defence against these creatures.

Very long intro I know, but it needs a bit of explaining, anyway its a new image based on that nasty planet cracking crystal stuff, also we see its more advanced forms, big floaty things with a giant eye, creepy.
About 3 days work in total. Also ITS GREEN, I have never done a predominately green image before hehe.
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thebigpieman Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
I would love to see a follow up to this. 
Cedric116-B45 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the idea behind this very much.
Aust1nrulesall Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Phebe-Moreaux Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
The shade of the green reminds me a bit of algae. Which is sort of perfect really as these aliens keeping growing in number, in mass and as they can't be stopped may one day coat the universe. The picture is eerie and threatening. The fact that the aliens are partially hidden in the gloom only adds to this.
SillyMadman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The universe is teeming with life. The time for harvesting was near. The near-sighted fools who used our bodies will be first. Their death will be quick, though, for had they not collected our husks, we would not be here. They spread their influence, not even knowing what terrible seeds they have sown. Now, they were running from an enemy they did not know, and they would not escape. Hunger fills us. The Old Kin defeated us once. Now, we are returned. And this time, none shall stay alive. We will consume all.
drewevans Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Great story.
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
VMJML1er Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010   Digital Artist
Super image.
C'est surement une référence à la techologie Kryptonienne.

Super image.
It's probably a reference to the Kryptonian Techologies.
mz7 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing gallery dude.
ErcaArmadyl Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Not sure if someone has made this comment, but, Tiberium.
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