A massive geoglyph (carved figure in the ground) of an elk (moose) in the Zyuratkul Ridge in the Southern Urals may be the oldest such artwork in the world, perhaps dating back 5000-8000 years. It’s massive, over 2 km long and some 275 m across, and was made with large and small stones embedded in the ground and crushed stones.

Stanislav Grigoryev of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of History and Archeology, said he believed that the elk was a message addressed to the gods. Of course, we know that this must be the holiest place dedicated to the Sibiryak Shape of Elk, a thin place where travel into the Otherworlds is easy.


Abilities: Devotee of Elk or Initiate of Elk, Endure Hardship, Lock Horns, Stories of Elk

Virtues: Phlegmatic

Affinity: Cope With What Comes (Eat What’s Around, Find Salt, Shrug Off Bad Weather, Ungainly Swimmer, Warm Inside)

Secret: Mighty Antlers (The devotee can at will manifest great antlers, and while they are evident can use this Secret as an additional Affinity with the feats Attract Mate, Bone-Crunching Charge, Intimidating Display.