Friday, June 25, 2010

Another David Trampier Remorhaz

Trey described the Remorhaz as possessing a fu-manchu mustache. A very apt description of this monster's facial appendages.

This is another David Trampier illustration, based on the original Erol Otus concept. While Otus may have conceived of the original design for the Remorhaz, Trampier has added all sorts of layers of interest. This picture appears in G2, The Glacial Rift of The Frost Giant Jarl, published as an AD&D adventure module in 1978.

Check out the back of the Remorhaz: it almost appears to be suckers or anemones sprouting from it.

A nice additional touch to this illustration that simply screams Trampier: look closely inside the mouth, and you'll see the feet of an adventurer, recently swallowed by the beast.


MarkCMG said...

I never noticed the feet before. Thanks!

biopunk said...

That's a fantastic illustration!

I never had G2, so this is the first time I've seen it. Thanks!

Daddy Grognard said...

Tramp does it again!

Trey said...

It's saying:

"Ah, Mr. Fighter. You have interfered in my affairs for the last time. Now, I have you most helpless in my fortress of ice. I laugh at your impotence!"

(strokes moustachio-appendages smugly with front limb)

Clovis Cithog said...

my understanding of remorhaz lore
is that Erol Otus drew a picture,
then mailed it to EGG as an audition.
Gary like it so much, he stated it out and placed in the first monster manual.

Now here is David Trampier's version ; - )

A Paladin In Citadel said...

I'll have to post the original Erol Otus picture, I think I saw it in the Lord of Green Dragons site.

Chris said...

It's the cilia in the mouth that freak me out. You can imagine them moving in shimmering, peristaltic waves as they force the hapless adventurer deeper into the beast's gullet.