Friday, October 30, 2015

Man From The Ancient Necopolis # 3 (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

In Worlds’ End, Petrefax tells a tale about is experience attending an air burial at Mount Calamon by request of his master, Klaproth.

At the air burial, each person attending must tell a story. Scroyle tells the others gathered about his conversation with a traveler regarding the origins of the Necropolis Litharge.

As told by Scroyle, when a group of strangers entered the Necropolis, which is no longer named, and asked for the cerements and for the book of rituals used for their funeral rites, the Necropolitans laughed and called them mad. According to the storyteller, who happened to be Destruction, the hearts of the ancient Necropolitans were hard and did not care for their duties.

This is the reason the ancient Necropolis was destroyed and Litharge became the new Necropolis.

This man from the ancient Necropolis appears in Sandman # 55, on page 16, in panel 2.

Anna did a great job with this portrait. I really like his strong squared face and his dark gaze. He seems like someone who would work in the Necropolis and defy the Endless when they came to perform the funeral rites for one of their own.

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