Something else I did while bored. I've submitted this to Kaiju Combat - Hope it gets picked.
In the annual Wicker-man Festival in Scotland, the peaceful Neopagan event was celebrating it's biggest festival to date, complete with the largest Wicker-man ever built - standing an astonishing 100 meters tall. Funnily enough, the Wickerman had been made to that size as part of a bet. However, the event was invaded by a large number of Christian extremists - with the ancient beliefs of all pagans worshiping the devil set firmly in their minds. Armed with various firearms, the extremists opened fire on the group - killing numerous men, women and children without mercy.
One of the group - a fatally injured woman - began to chant a ritual to transfer her soul and those of others who had been killed into the Wicker-man. This was not for revenge, but to protect as many of the survivors as she could. After managing to complete the ritual, their souls were transferred into the Wicker-man. The wooden structure cam alive before attacking the extremists, with the combined aim to disarm and capture them. When gunfire proved ineffective, one of the extremists hit the Wicker-man with a flaming torch - hoping the fire would finish off the 'demon'. However, the combination of the many soul's wills and powers allowed them to manipulate the flames, allowing the Wicker-man to use it as a weapon.
Finally, the extremists were rounded up before Police arrested all the group's members. For the surviving festival-goers, the whole event had become a tragedy. As the Police and emergency services picked up the pieces, the living Wicker-man disappeared into the night without a trace.
In the months that followed, there were only brief sightings and unclear video footage of the "walking wooden wonder", despite the fact many skeptics believed that a 100 metre tall Wickerman could not just walk around (or indeed even walk for that matter) without been seen.
The skeptic's comments, however, soon turned into obscurity with what happened next.
The discovery and mishandling of an ancient artifact in Scotland caused the unintentional summoning of Cailleach (Beira, Queen of Winter). Changing her size to match that of Kaiju, Beira began an attack on humanity for their mistreatment of nature. The death of innocents brought Taranis out to challenge Beira. The Unified souls within the living Wicker-Man battled with the Goddess of Winter to an epic stalemate in Glasgow as Taranis declared its love for Mother Earth and all the creatures that lived upon her. Seeing how far Taranis was willing to go to defend humanity but also the life on Earth, Beira accepted defeat and disappeared, although not before warning Taranis of dark days ahead. Its task completed for now, Taranis once again headed off, leaving the witnesses of that great battle to wonder what Beira meant by the 'dark days', and also when Taranis would return.
Hope you like it.
Made in Heromachine 3.
Effects made in Particle Illusion.
Edited and put together in Photoshop.