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Rise of Modu by haryarti Rise of Modu by haryarti
The next "sketch". At about 9 hours, with breaks for meals, web serfing and nice conversation on theme “why Diablo 3 has price as 2 normal games”. At this time, on real historical events.


Modu was the eldest son of Touman, the leader of the Xiongnu at the time. Since his childhood, Modu was well-known for his outstanding courage and valor. He was so valourous that he was regarded as one of the most heroic men in the realm. However, a beauty called E'shi was the favourite wife of Touman and he decided to raise her son to be his successor. Touman's new wife had wanted to kill Modu so she adopted a cruel plot to kill Modu by another person's hands: his father sent him to the Yuezhi, a different tribe of peoples, as a hostage and then he waged wars against them, to make Modu the victim. Fortunately, Modu had sensed something suspicious so he pretended to be seriously sick when he was staying in the Yuezhi camp. His guards then slackened their guard. In the evening when Touman was massing his troops to attack the Yuezhi tribe, Modu killed the guards, stole the Yuezhi's precious horse and fled. To avoid the pursuit of the Yuezhi tribe and a surprise attack by his father, Modu disguised himself and was able to return.

Later for his bravery his father gave him a tumen of soldiers. He controlled his 10,000 men strictly, and trained them hard every day for battle. According to Sima Qian he had some arrows made that whistled in flight and trained his men to shoot at anything his whistling arrow struck. One day he shot at one of his best horses and executed any man that failed to follow suit. Later, when on a hunting expedition with his father, he shot a whistling arrow at his father, as did all his men.

Also his father's wife and the rival heir were executed. After this he gained the leadership of all the tribes his father had controlled and he was crowned as the new Xiongnu ruler. (from wiki)
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in turkic literate "mete khan" good work.
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Croix-de-Trefle Oct 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oo ! Beautiful!
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Lemmy-X Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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This excellent artwork is featured in my journal. [link]
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mburleigh8 Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding!
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AlexVinogradov Jun 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Классно получилось)
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Great work, I want to note author's growing skills! I admire new and innovative technique of painting. 3D effect displayed by grass and arrows that are out of focus makes spectators feel realistic. The way how the author transfer internal view strikes me. You are going right way, comrades!,-as Lenin said!
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Zak05 May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful scene!!:clap:
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atilla19 May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
it's wonderful, and i like both your works and the story...
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:iconrecondite-riy:
Amazing!! This is so fantastic-- I feel like I'm stading on the battlefield.
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TURNIP-SLOP May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice back-story, really helps to understand the painting and see where you are coming from :)
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