Monday, November 1, 2010

Emirikol The Chaotic In Rhodes



About six weeks ago, Rob Conley, from Bat In The Attic, posted the above comparison of the Street of the Knights, in Rhodes, to the Emrikol the Chaotic illustration in the original AD&D Players Handbook. I find the comparison of those two pictures endlessly fascinating. Did Tramp actually go to Rhodes, and while there, snap a picture from which he drew his inspiration, or did he find this image in a travelogue of some sort, and use that to set his scene?

6 comments:

Alex Schroeder said...

This just awesome. :)

Bagelpriest said...

I posted the same image in the comments section of your June 11, 2010 post on Emirikol.

http://apaladinincitadel.blogspot.com/2010/06/dave-trampier-and-emirikol-chaotic.html

From what I heard, Tramp used a photo from a book about Rhodes as a background for this scene. I don't know if it was a travelogue or a history book, but I often try to find the photo in used book stores. No luck so far.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

If you ever come across the original, i'd be interested to hear about it!

Bagelpriest said...

Not to worry. If I ever find that reference image, you'll see it on the blogosphere!

xaphalanx said...

That image is in the DMG.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Yes, you're right.