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95 - Lord of the Scrolls by FaithFirefly 95 - Lord of the Scrolls by FaithFirefly
100 theme challenge #95 - "Crossover with Another Movie"

:dead: Twenty-two layers, more when I had the title included. But it's FINALLY DONE!!!! :D Started this a loooooong time ago and finally finished it! :D Took sooooooooo long too. Based off of the movie poster for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. See it here: [link]

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A couple of years after the events of the movie, Po finds out another little secret his adopted father has been harboring... Ping has come into the possession of an old, ebony and gold-embellished scroll. The goose's newfound friend - the recently promoted Grandmaster, Shifu - has his suspicions. Through investigation, he finds out that it is none other but the most powerful scroll of legend, a scroll that will give its holder long life. But, as it does, it slowly manipulates that same holder to madness. It was forged in the volcanic mountain kingdom of Siemong - a festering hole for evil. It is also only here where the scroll can be destroyed. Because he is the Dragon Warrior, Po is the chosen one to carry out this task. With the combined forces of him, Shifu, and the Furious Five, Chingyi-shu - "the comradeship of the book" - is formed.

Yet through several trials and hardships, the group is split apart. Shifu, Crane, and Mantis find themselves ever on the trail for Monkey and Viper, who have been kidnapped by servants of Siemong. Po and Tigress continue their journey towards the volcanic kingdom, unaware that they are being followed by another pursuer of the scroll... A scraggly, malnourished snow leopard. Tai Lung has been wandering the mountains and making his living off the land since his defeat. When he finally does make an attempt to steal the scroll, he is easily overthrown and captured by his opponents. Tigress is intent on leaving the snow leopard right where he is, but Po takes pity on his foe and offers him freedom - IF he'll lead them to Siemong. Tai Lung swears his promise to Po and calls the panda "Master".

Shifu soon has to face a past he's been hiding from. He knows his kind is rare and many have died in the fight against Siemong. It is soon revealed that the old master is the last hope and heir to the throne of China.

Are Tai Lung's intentions as pure as he swears them to be, or is he simply after the power of this new scroll, even if it means leading his new master to his doom? Will Shifu succeed to his heritage and take his place as Emperor, or will the remainder of his breed die? Will Po remain strong enough to see his task through, or will he too succumb to the Lord of the Scrolls and the ever-watching reptilian eye of the dark lord, Huojing?

The more you know:

- Sauron (or Huojing as he's known here - "fire eye") is, appropriately enough, a nasty, unnaturally massive crocodile. Pretty similar eye, eh? :D
- The golden pendants worn by Po & the Five, although hard to tell here, each show the kanji symbol for "unity". Get it? Unity, like Fellowship? Oh, the cleverness of me. :giggle:
- Shifu is sporting his father's robe, armor, and sword here. Recall my picture "Sanguine Sunrise"?
- No, Shifu and Tigress are NOT together in the story. :bleh: Ew.
- There was not really room for it on the frame, but the Sword of Heroes is TOTALLY what Po would wield as Sting. :D

Background mountains stock found here ([link]) by =Fairiegoodmother
Rocks stocks found here ([link]) by ~SingularStock and here ([link]) by ~Asylum-Stock
Palace stock found here ([link]) by ~dangerous-stock
Crocodile eye stock found here ([link]) by =ftourini

Kanji, gradient design, light beam, and cloud brushes by ~redheadstock
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:iconcryssy-miu:
XD, you already know my opinion on this hun, I saw it before anyone else.

It's quite amazing how you fit them all in there. I love Tai Lung's position; it really looks like he's about to savagely pounce at Po and take the scroll! The shinning light is a real nice effect, it makes it all the more magical.

Only thing I would change is Tigress...she's beautiful, mystical, but looks to be completely spaced out and isn't even acknowledging anything. (But I love the Chinese dress.)

All in all, amazing piece, girl; it's definitely one of your best yet!
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Cassim-Fan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
AWESOME!!!!
You should TOTALLY write a fic of this!
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Someone started to at one point but it kinda petered off. ^^; But thanks! :)
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:iconfirecat15:
Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Since no one's paying attention to my club, I've decided to do something to curb my boredom, and I need your help....
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:iconfirecat15:
Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Do the interview already!
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hm?
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:iconfirecat15:
Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
So you still didn't see what I added in the notes?
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Oh, the thing with Oogway?
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:iconfirecat15:
Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Yep, I was wondering if you could help me interview him for fun? He'd like me.
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Interview him? How?
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:iconfirecat15:
Firecat15 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Either you can pretend to be him, or you can invite him here for a fun experience!
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:iconfirecat15:
Firecat15 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Did you see my last note to you, Dol?
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:iconsolarsystemex:
Solarsystemex Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Cool image. :D
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SnowWhiteQueen2000 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Shifu looks AWESOME!
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:iconindurok:
Indurok Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Nice one. a mixture of two of my favorite movies.
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:iconmonturrock:
Monturrock Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Places, feelings, horrors, times, there are those nuances everyday all around our eyes, things we feel are ever deep, things that rob us and our sleep, had to do the things we hate, tried the tarnle beans of fate, Holding onto Hands of Sake, He's given us a dawn, forever moving on, our cries are turned to song! :D
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witchcat2012 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
ITS SO AWESOME!
Po: thats my line!
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:iconmrshifu:
mrshifu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
That's awesome
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DreamWorksFreddy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! It's a amazing artstyle. I like the drawing. :D
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Greyishdragon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
First off, let me say that i created an account here just to comment on your drawing.
Second, GEE, your avatar is so CUTE! ( forget about Emperor Palpatine on my own avatar, i am a girl...Just warning KKKKKKK)

And third... May i say that i absolutely LOVE you for this? :iconiloveitplz:

You just united my favorite movie ever ( LOTR) with Kung-Fu Panda, another of my favorite movies! I LOVE YOU! OK, now to the comment.
Being a huge fan of LOTR ( or so i think, and my friends think, but no else does XD) i can't avoid looking at this and seeing the movie poster in my head ( YUP, i used to have this poster on my wall... and look at it everyday... :nuu:) and seeing Oogway in the exact same place ( and the exact same position) as Gandalf ( my favorite character of LOTR, BY FAR, i mean i totally... You know... *Fangirl squee*) in the poster just made me go like this:

:iconilavplz: :iconiloveyouplz:

Okay, that just made me LOL. And Shifu ( yay, fangirl squee again) is looking like Aragorn, which only make matters worse and make me love you even more... At the point that i just wanna find you and conjure Po outta nowhere to give you a hug, a bear hug, BTW.
And DAT EYE... GEE, it's awesome. Seriously, with a big A.
But, the only thing i can't ... well... associate here... Is Po as Frodo... I mean, i hate Frodo so much and i like Po so much that it just doesn't match in my head ( although does in the picture, as it should).
OK, to sum it all, i loved this so much that just a comment and a fav aren't enough... I wish i could give you stars so i could give you the whole universe for this... But, well, i can only comment and fav... Oh, did i mentioned that Shifu in those made me... Oh gee, i am looking at him again... Here it comes...

(MAJOR NOSEBLEED)... Hey, guys... Can somebody call me a doctor or something... I am dying here... Yup, Shifu, you did it again... Hey, i need somebody, i am dying from Nosebleed!

( Sorry about the size of the comment, but i had SO MANY things to say to you... T.T)
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ummm.....:lol: He's a fictional red panda. But thanks! :aww:

I agree that Elijah Wood's version of Frodo was not the best. :lol: Character-wise, I mean. He's been portrayed better in other versions of the story. But it seemed ideal to put Po as Frodo here. Even if they are completely different characters, both are still the "unlikely hero" that is suddenly given a rather heavy burden and has to live up to it.
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Awesome idea! And I love that you actually came up with a story for it. Great job!
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :D A friend of mine has started writing a crossover fanfic for it.
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:icontheolivethief14:
theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! I shall read it :D Which friend?
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh here, he's :icongodfatherwolf:. But he posted it on Fanfiction.net, so here's that link. [link] It's only the first chapter, and the guy's from Sweden so he's still getting some spelling and grammar figured out, but it's awesome writing. :D
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha ^^ Great I'll check it out, thanks!
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BearlyFishing88 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! I'm planing on crocheting Po, Tigress, Shifu, and Shen, and it would be cool if I could crochet them special close!
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ooh, crochet? Those are complex characters!
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BearlyFishing88 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know! I can't wait to do Shifu and Tigress!
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StripedOwlFeathers Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!! I have watched a few of the Lord of the Rings movies and both Kung Fu Panda movies!!:D Good thought of combining them. Good work with combining stock pictures to look like they belong with the picture.
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well, there are only three Lord of the Rings movies. XD At least until The Hobbit comes out later this year. But thanks! :D I remember this was a paaaain to do. :lol:

I actually edited together a "trailer" for the crossover. :lol: Have you ever seen that?
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StripedOwlFeathers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah,:) I saw the first and third Lord of the Rings... and have been waiting to see the second one.
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Waiting? For what?
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SleepySketches Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Shifu, you so badass.
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:lol: One way to put it, I suppose...
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SleepySketches Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wise, determined, passionate, focused, inspiring, motivating, resolute, heroic, judicious?
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
There ya go. :lol:
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blackcore11 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
ha lol.
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:D
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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"One scroll to rule them all, my precious!"
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Exactly. :D
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hipposflying Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
wait...are po and tigress in love in your stories?
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No. ^^; Not a fan of TiPo.
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:iconhipposflying:
hipposflying Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
oh,that's ok,but who his Po in love with then,or is he a loner...:(
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well, I made up a character for him, but they're friends for a while before they fall in love. :lol: Look up "Mien Hana" in my gallery.
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OneLonelyPickle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Po: Ehhh...I'll do it tomorrow.

*Doesn't do it*
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Filmographer
XD Ohhh, boy. :lol: Luckily he has Shifu to kick his rear in gear.
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ArtyThePuppeteer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011   Writer
WOW! that is sooo amazing... they should totaly make a movie. I can totaly see it come to life. The roles you've given the KFP characters fits pefectly^^
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:iconfaithfirefly:
FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :D I now have to do something with Lord Shen as Sarumon. :lol:
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ArtyThePuppeteer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   Writer
brilliant!! Shen is awesome!
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bastamon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
remind me of "Lotus Lantern"宝莲灯
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