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URU Guild Of Maintainers Lamp by Pirkleations URU Guild Of Maintainers Lamp by Pirkleations
The Guild of Maintainers (also known as the "Maintainers Guild", or simply the "Maintainers"), was one of the most important of the D'ni Guilds. They fulfilled several functions including safety, security and military in regards to Linking Books and Age Exploration. The guild crest is an open book with an unblinking eye above it, and the guild color was burgundy.
Once an Age's writing was deemed suitable, a Maintainer linked to the Age using an Environmental Verification Suit, or EV Suit for short, to verify the Age's stability.
The other role of the Maintainers Guild were similar in nature to modern day police and military. They were the only guild (as far as we know) permitted regular access to weaponry, such as rifles and pistols (although citizens could access daggers). It was the Maintainers who investigated crimes, captured the criminals and when tried, imprisoned them appropriately. A majority of these criminals would be sent to a prison controlled solely by the Maintainers.
The Maintainers owned numerous Ages. One such Age, written exclusively for the Maintainers, was Gahreesen, which appears to have been a mix of both training and prison facilities.

This is a D'ni Desk Light that could very well be imagined sitting in the work space of a D'ni Maintainer. It is 10 inches tall, 7 inches wide and 3 inches deep with a convex dome that lights up, displaying the Guild of Maintainers emblem. It is powered by 3 AAA batteries in lieu of fire marbles.

And within 12 hours of being up for sale, it has SOLD. :)

(c)Myst, URU, Maintainer, Gahreesen, D'ni and related materials are the property of Cyan Worlds, Inc. All copyrights and Trademark reserved.
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JuliaToffy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*0* meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. that looks AWESOME. could be a nice addition to my room lol
you have golden hands!
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Luv!

I'm working on another one that has a different base, but the same lighting effect. I'll post it here when it is done.

As for "golden hands", I think they are more of a Dutch Boy pale flesh tone. But it's not always what you got, but how you use it. Right? LOL

~D
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JuliaToffy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool. i'm looking forward to seeing that!!

lol Dutch Boy pale flesh tone, well that's fair enough :DD
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VibrantIce Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a cool piece. Could a Maintainer read comfortably by its light, or is it more like a nightlight?
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

It's more like a night light. Even Maintainers sometimes need a little comfort in the dark. :)

~D
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CiiMoore Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
AWESOME!!
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, C!

It did turn out pretty cool. I guess that's why it sold so fast. :)

~D
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CiiMoore Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!

Yeah I think so too, have you thought about making more? Or different styles?
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll likely be doing more "one-offs" in various styles, since it is so challenging to find similar pieces.

~D
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CiiMoore Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I think that would be less hard, you know? Not as much stress with finding/making exact parts. Or, if you are up to it, sculpt out/make molds of parts that are hard to find/construct.

Just a thought. :P
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stop coming up with awesome ideas. You might hurt yourself.(Thanks, though!)

The molds idea has worked well in the past for cool, little texture bits. If some unique piece can be molded, I'm all for that!! I definitely does save time and, often, money. But the pieces have to be fairly easy to mold. One-sided is often the best. Small is ideal. Large metal parts, or bulky objects like the lamp base, are a little trickier.

But we are definitely on the same creative page!!

~D
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CiiMoore Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, I can see with the base, and you have to have adequate air "vent" thingies...I forgot what they are called. (I don't do things like that, but tend to read about it)

Unless you can sculpt the base out of paperclay or something durable to make a mold, then fill the mold to make a cast. I also saw you could buy those plaster cloths. cut up those sheets, wet 'em and lather them into general forms, and sand away.

LOL I am sorry, that is my critical thinking thing going on. I
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Warped minds" and all that... LOL

~D
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kapera Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
wow, I would love to be the one who got this! My only quibble would be that that's the Maintainer logo, not the writer.
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EEP!

I need to be more obsessed. LOL

I'll fix that right now.

~D
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Weziens-Reader Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
This is a really great work, for which I'd want make a enormous standing ovation for this lamp! Will you sell some of this mavels or that's only for your personnal collection? Can I share also this picture on my MystArtEtActualites page on Facebook? once again all my congratulations for this masterpiece, I am going to start believing than you really found your artefacts in D'ni.
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the compliment!!

You are more than welcome to share it on your MAEA Facebook page!

It's a one-of-a-kind piece, having spent the last year in limbo, waiting to discover its purpose and meaning within the D'ni culture. It is already sold and will find a home on a modern-day Guild Writer's desk soon!!

~D



~D
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IamTerra Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Wow, you just keep cranking out such amazing pieces of art. :heart:
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Sweetie!

The "lamp" base had been sitting for almost a year, waiting for it's purpose to be discovered. Then I was taken by a muse. The rest is ancient D'ni history!!

BTW, I've just re-applied for some part-time work and an hoping for night stock. Talk me up and wish me luck!!

~D
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Absolutely beautiful and sooooooooooo well-done! Amazing. I love the colours and the overall *Myst* feeling! :love:
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!!

I was suddenly inspired to make it yesterday. The muse took me and the rest is ancient D'ni history!! LOL

~D
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RobertMakes Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
GAAAAAAAAAAH! This is incredible. Fine workmanship as always!
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

I was tempted to make it more gilded, but I really became enamored with the aged look of the handles and base trim. I'm rather surprised that my light effect actually is working. Electronics have never been my strong suit.

Thanks for the :+fav:!!

~D
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RobertMakes Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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numinous80 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
very nice job :-)
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

I had this project sitting for almost a year before I figured out what it was meant to be.

~D
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CalumTraveler Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is AWESOME! X33
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

And thanks for the :+fav:!!

~D
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CalumTraveler Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
XD
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