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Radius by supersampled Radius by supersampled
Within this wall beats the heart of an empire, within this radius lays the mind of Sol's youngest child.

This is The Ark; cornerstone of Arkaedian civilisation. It's continuing construction has consumed thousands of worlds over tens of thousands of years in a project that will one day see it's host star encapsulated by a sphere of Iron and Graphite.

The Ark's primary purpose is the generation of "white holes" from which quantities of energy many times more than the output of it's star can be harvested. It's secondary role is the physical and virtual habitat of thirty one trillion personalities.

Many speculate that in the event of an extremely unlikely catastrophe, inhabitants within the Virtuality would experience the remaining minutes as billions of years worth of run-time; a relativistic slumber that would see it's citizens subjectively outliving the life-time of the universe in defiance.

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edit: Lighting effects and colour modified. Description edited.
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:iconarchange1michael:
Archange1Michael Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The scale on this is amazing! Fantastick job! :)
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bananakiller Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
this is....phenomenal
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ampersandinterrobang Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Writer
the story behind this is really cool
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hugocampos91 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
looks like south america.
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startdreaming Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is cool. Reminds me of Halo.
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catholic-deviant Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the Ringworld series, by Larry Niven, far predating halo
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JovianJ Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Very eye catching. It has elements familiar enough to pull in yet differs enough to want to know the story behind it. Which is written below it. Wonderful use of colors with a great lighting effect.
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RedinTooth Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Absolutely amazing bravo!
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning man.
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Spazzboy911 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
makes me think Halo Array 2nt prototype. fascinating!
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