Lord Soth: Echoes of Dark Deeds Done Print



Lord Soth ©2022 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.  All Rights Reserved
Artwork & Print ©2022 Clyde Caldwell  All Rights Reserved

Lord Soth sits ominously on his throne while 3 lovely Banshees whisper in his ear, reminding him of his many past indiscretions and dark deeds done.  This black & white image measures 13″x16″ (the actual size of the original artwork) and is printed on a 15″x19″ sheet.  The print is signed & numbered by the artist, Clyde Caldwell, and limited to only 500 copies.

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2 reviews for Lord Soth: Echoes of Dark Deeds Done Print

  1. Shane O. (verified owner)

    Clyde Caldwell’s place in the pantheon of great fantasy artists is once again reaffirmed, this time with a picture of the infamous Lord Soth from the Dragonlance saga.

    Lord Soth has always been an archetypal example of a tragic villain, being a pillar of knightly virtue who was undone because of his pride, insecurity, and lust. However, the lustful aspect of Soth’s nature has long been relegated to background and innuendo, such as when Kitiara offered to turn the capture elfmaiden Laurana over to him or Soth’s later pursuit of Kitiara in turn. In this piece, however, Caldwell brilliantly turns the subtext of Lord Soth’s downfall into a more straightforward presentation, and in so doing puts an astute spin on the classic character.

    Here, with the banshees that eternally haunt him now rendered as beautiful naked elfmaidens rather than the twisted hags that they canonically are, Soth is presented not only being surrounded by vivid reminders of what led to his fall from grace, but also as having his desires put right in front of him yet ever beyond his reach. In this way, his torment is not only to remember the mistakes that he made but also to be unable to partake in the indulgences that he sacrificed everything for. That Caldwell’s signature style puts such an appropriate spin on this timeless character speaks volumes to his insight as an artist.

    My sole critique of this piece (beyond its presentation of elven women as having pubic hair; while that debate is far less famous than the question of whether or not dwarven women have beards, it remains no less controversial) would be the depiction of Lord Soth’s hands. The smooth texture on display suggests that he’s removed his gauntlets, which is an unusual feature given that Soth virtually never removed any of his armor. Though it doesn’t diminish the impact of what’s here, it nevertheless remains an incongruous element in the character’s otherwise-familiar appearance.

    That small detail aside, this picture remains a must-have for fans of Lord Soth as a character and Clyde Caldwell as an artist. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  2. gene claywell

    Could you imagine this on canvas and in color!!!!!! Been in love with his work since 1991, I actually called and talked to him once about buying an original in `92.

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