Feast of the Wolf
by John "Scarab" Salmond

It all came about one evening when I was searching for an idea for a tutorial. I wanted to do it on the Circle faction. In No Quarter #8 I found my inspiration on page 85. Guts & Gears had an article on The Wolves of Orboros. On the night of the Feast of the Wolf, each wolf is ritually bathed in the blood of the prey they bring down. Very worth the read if you have not already done so. Anyway, the alter where they would have the blood poured on them began to come together. I almost had it all together when 'Wewantthefunk' suggested having the blood poured through the head of a large stone wolf head and onto the wolf. I had already decided to have the smaller stones mounted with wolves heads. This finalized it. So here you go. The Alter of the Feast of the Wolf.

Materials Needed:
1/4" MDF or Masonite
Whiteglue
Plaster of Paris
Rocks
Sand
Turf
Static Grass
Field Grass
Tree Foliage
Foam
Celluclay

Step 1: The Stones
I started by making molds out of small boxes with plastic wrap in them, I then mixed up some Plaster of Paris and poured the mix in to create some blocks. While they were drying I prepared the Masonite for the base cut it out and filed down the sides. After the blocks dried I used a hobby saw to cut them up and then sand them for all the shapes I needed. (1A, 1B, 1C & 1D)

After I had some of the shapes I needed the base of the alter was next. I wanted it to have a rough edge to it. I used a wood carving tools to create the edge. (1E)

I then carved the symbols in the stone using my Woldwarden as a guide. Using whiteglue I attached the stones with wolf heads onto the alter. (1F)

Part 2: The Stairs
When the stairs dried I cut the down with the hobby saw. I used some extra foam I had laying around with some rocks and applied them to the base. After they dried I started applying the Celluclay to smooth everything out. (2A)

After all the sand, rocks and sculptures were applied and dry it was time to paint. make sure you use various size rocks when you apply the dirt. I used a medium gray for the base coat on the stone and used a dark was (50/50 paint and water) over the medium gray. After it was dry I used lighter grays and browns to add various colors to the piece. After this was all done I drybrushed the stone work. The dirt is a dark brown with lighter brown drybrushing. (2B, 2C & 2D)

Part 3: The Paint
I used static grass, roots, foliage material and other items to round out the landscape. This was a fun one to create. I hop you enjoy. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me at scarab@terrainthralls.com. More than happy to help. (3A, 3B, 3C, 3D & 3E)

Scarab