Not far from Utunu's village stand great pillars of sculpted stone, weathered and ancient. Though they were made long ago, their forms and shapes remain intact, and they have lost none of their power. They act as doorways for the spirits, and it is a long-standing tradition for warriors to challenge these spirits so that they might test their mettle against them. A young, impetuous Utunu, brimming with confidence, decides to try his skill!
A lovely piece by Zilven! I really had no particular scene idea when I put forth the idea of a possible commission; originally, I was thinking of some sort of hunting scene because of the wonderful job Zilven's done with dynamic poses in the past. Zilven, however, had the great idea of these statues and animal spirits, and so we went with that - and I'm glad we did! I'm really thrilled with the result. :)