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Phalanx
More size charts of the characters on the island. This is of Phalanx the Triceratops, at this point I am almost done with the characters from the island and will move on to Benjamin's animals. Also made by Tom Parker. The Amphicoelias isn't a character but was just too cool to pass up. 

Tyrannosaur size chart
Experiments size chart 1
Experiments size chart 2
Experiments size chart 3
Aurancap
Ahiga
Lacuterr
Ada
Ferus Pontus
Sonata
Crocotuloct
Crichton and Phalanx
Chiron
Bulmetis
Crichton
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If anyone wishes to find stuff about Igbo history, culture and mythology on their own, here is my updated list of sources.

References
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    Afigbo, A. E. (n.d.). Prolegomena to the Study of the Culture History of the Igbo-speaking Peoples of Nigeria. West African Culture Dynamics. doi:10.1515/9783110800685.305
    Agbogu, H. T. (1974). The art of Nri: A heritage of the philosophy, aesthetics and socio-ritual motifs-symbols in the function of art as a translation of life in an Igbo traditional society.
    Aguwa, J. C. (1995). The Agwu deity in Igbo religion: A study of the patron spirit divination and medicine in an African society. Enugu, Nigeria: Fourth Dimension Pub.
    Aguwa, J. C. (1995). The Agwu deity in Igbo religion: A study of the patron spirit divination and medicine in an African society. Enugu, Nigeria: Fourth Dimension Pub.
    Chapter 3: African Traditional Religions and Igbo Objects of Worship. (n.d.). Authenticity of Belief in African (Igbo) Traditional Religion. doi:10.3726/978-3-653-04879-7/16
    Dickson, S. (n.d.). History and Origin of Igbo people in Nigeria. Retrieved from www.academia.edu/6442785/Histo…
    Ihekwaba, F. N. (2016). Struggle for control of the hinterland of the Bight of Biafra. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.
    Isichei, E. (1976). The Dawn of Igbo History. A History of the Igbo People, 3-16. doi:10.1007/978-1-349-15621-4_1
    Isichei, E. (1976). A History of the Igbo People. doi:10.1007/978-1-349-15621-4
    Isichei, E. (1976). Igbo Resistance to Colonial Conquest. A History of the Igbo People, 119-139. doi:10.1007/978-1-349-15621-4_9
    Isichei, E. (1976). Igbo Society in the Middle Years. A History of the Igbo People, 19-41. doi:10.1007/978-1-349-15621-4_2
    Isichei, E. (1976). Igbo Warfare in the Nineteenth Century. A History of the Igbo People, 75-93. doi:10.1007/978-1-349-15621-4_6
    Jell-Bahlsen, S. (2008). The water goddess in Igbo cosmology: Ogbuide of Oguta Lake. Trenton NJ: Africa World Press.
    Jester, J. S., Rance, D., Johnson, A., & Newberry, W. (2014). Pentecostal Church Planting As Power To Belong: Assemblies of God Church Planting Narratives From West Africa Since 1990. Springfield, Missouri publisher not identified.
    Kalu, O. U. (2003). The embattled gods: Christianization of Igboland, 1841-1991. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.
    Ndiukwu, A. (2015). Authenticity of Belief in African (Igbo) Traditional Religion. doi:10.3726/978-3-653-04879-7
    Nigeria and Biafra [Motion picture]. (1969). New York, NY: Carousel Films, Inc.
    Njoku, O. N. (1991). Magic, Religion and Iron Technology in Precolonial North-Western Igboland. Journal of Religion in Africa, 21(3), 194-215. doi:10.1163/157006691x00023
    Njoku, R. (n.d.). Chinua Achebe and the Development of Igbo/African Studies. The Igbo Intellectual Tradition. doi:10.1057/9781137311290.0014
    Nweze, N. O. (2006). Ani OÌ£kpoÌ£si: Eka-nesi mmahi = from our fathers to our children. Abakaliki, Ebonyi State: Saltcoast Treasures Organisation.
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    Onega, S. (2005). Of goddesses and stories: Gender and a new politics in Achebe. Stories of Women, 54-63. doi:10.7228/manchester/9780719068782.003.0004
    Onwukwe, S. O. (1995). Rise and fall of the Arochukwu Empire, 1400-1902: Perspective for the 21st century. Nigeria: Fourth Dimension Pub.
    Onwukwe, S. O. (2002). Re-discovering Arochukwu: The Arochukwu saga: 1000 years of unbroken monarchy: Public enlightenment. Owerri: S.O. Onwukwe.
    Onyesoh, O. O. (2000). Nri: The cradle of Igbo culture and civilization. Onitsha, Nigeria: Tabansi Press.
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Ahia and Menri
Collaboration with Jay Hernendez

NORTHERN NIGERIA

 Yauri                  Zamfara             Kebbi and Gwari                    Gobir, Katsina and Zaria          Fulani-Kontagora

Daura               Fulani-Wodaabe               Fulani-Fula          Hausa-Kano    Kanuri

MIDDLE BELT NIGERIA

Nupe          Jukun      Ngas

SOUTHEAST NIGERIA

Ekumeku-Igbo          Anaang           Ibibio          Akpa-Ibom Isi               Ijaw           Nri-Igbo               Aro-Igbo                Itsekiri


SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

Oyo-Yoruba     Egba-Yoruba   Edo-Benin      Fulani-Ilorin 

CURRENTLY IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Fon           Hausa-Zinder      Futa-Jallon    Fulani-Toucouleur      Fulani-Massina    Futa-Toro    Kanem   

 Miscellaneous and History

Tribes side by side 

Blood of the Kingdoms story featuring all the characters


Government history

Sokoto Caliphate

Ijaw-Itsekiri Conflicts

End of the Aro Confederacy

Famous Individuals and Groups

Queen Amina 

Queen Nzinga

Religious Matters

Ekwensu

Anyanwu and Agbala


This piece like the others is not a Hetalia piece. This is another mythology piece of Igbo cosmology and speciically of a moment in Nri-Igbo mythology, which has been translated to my area's own interpretation of this story. In the Nri story it is Chukwu that punishes Eze (King) Menri, but in the vilalge where I come from, it is the goddess Ahia Njoku that does the punishment.

This image represents the goddess of controlled fire, yams, cocoyams, plantain, fertility and the harvest, Ahia Njoku punished Eze Menri for his transgressions. Menri was the son of the divine founder of the Nri Kingdom of the Igbos. While Eri was humble before the gods, Menri was far more arrogant and made many demands of the gods, treating them like simple servants. Things came to a head and Chukwu ordered Ahia Njoku, Ekwensu and Ogbunabli to go to Menri's kingdom. Menri at the time had demanded an endless supply of food for his kingdom, no matter the cost. 

Seeing the gods arrive Menri demanded to see if the three gods had the materials necessary for the endless food, somehow failing to realize that two of the gods before him were chaos and death respectively. Ogbunabli answered yes, and immediately Menri's first son and daughter dropped dead. Menri was in tears and then Ahia used her divine power to turn the corpses into yam and cocoyam respectively. 

The three gods then asked if Menri would like to ask Chukwu for more unlimited food supplies, and Menri surprisingly said yes, thinking he could outwit the gods. He then pretended to call for his next son and daughter but instead had two loyal male and female servants dress up as his children, and Ogbunabli struck them down, and Ahia turned their corpses into an oil palm tree and a bread fruit tree. All four trees would great groves of endless food so no one in the kingdom would go hungry.

Ekwensu however noticed something was wrong and demanded to know why Menri had tried to trick them, furious Ekwensu informed Chukwu and suggested that all of Menri's children be killed, but Ahia stayed his hand. Ahia stated that Menri's children would be spared if Menri would share the unlimited food outside of the kingdom. Menri refused, saying the cost was too high which infuriated the gods. As Ogbunabali was about to kill the remaining children, Ekwensu had another idea. Ekwensu stated that if Menri wanted his children to live he would have to distribute the food, but in exchange, the members of his kingdom would be free from monsters and tried to inform Menri of the economic benefits of distributing this food since Ekwensu was also an economic god. 

Menri did capitulate at the gods insistence and did as they said, and the tale serves as a cautionary tale and was used to explain why the Nri kingdom was so rich is medicine and food, especially since yam was compatible with a lot of plants when grounded up and mixed to create effective salves and medicines which were all offered in Ahia Njoku's name. 
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Claiming the Throne Page 92
Story is written by me
Art by FalyneVarger 
Colours by lummage 
Lettering by UberVestigium 
Logo made by Lukewarm Media
Mercenary characters and Red Tyrannosaurus are owned by Lukewarm Media and used with permission
Albertonykus material made with permission from Albertonykus 

Chapter 1 
Chapter 2 
Chapter 3 
Chapter 4 
Chapter 5 
Chapter 6 

Chapter 7 

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Yes, now we will be getting back to dinosaurs in the end. What's that, the humans have issues of their own to deal with?
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Claiming the Throne Page 91
Story is written by me
Art by FalyneVarger 
Colours by lummage 
Lettering by UberVestigium 
Logo made by Lukewarm Media
Mercenary characters and Red Tyrannosaurus are owned by Lukewarm Media and used with permission
Albertonykus material made with permission from Albertonykus 

Chapter 1 
Chapter 2 
Chapter 3 
Chapter 4 
Chapter 5 
Chapter 6 

Chapter 7 

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Guess what's back, back again? Claiming the Throne's back. Tell a friend!
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  • Listening to: Sabaton
  • Reading: The Conquest of Arochukwu
  • Watching: Star Wars Rebels
  • Playing: Subnautica
  • Eating: Cream Chicken Rice
  • Drinking: Water
Greetings, I know it has been awhile but I had to finish my capstone for my Masters degree. Now my master's degree is completed and I am in a good place with the workforce, so now I can not only continue to make dinosaur and Nigeria stuff, but I can actually work on a proper story for the dinosaurs. I've been learning a lot since I first started the comic and I would like to think I've improved as a story teller these past nine years. So I will make a new written version for Claiming the Throne, I will try and make at least 3 chapters a month or so and make sure I continue to provide dinosaur fun and Nigerian history.

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