The core idea is that it is a clandestine place marker, afixed to the corner of building like a corner stone. At first glance it consists of just some apparent scratches, forming essentially the corners and minimal sketchy, unconnected lines outlining different features the face of a dragon on opposite sides. Sort of along the lines of:
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To the casual glance it shouldn't even appear to be a face. If the player looks at it for a period of time I intend to have a script replace the base 'sketchy scratches' image with a more complete outline, to be followed eventually by a brief flash of the full visage. Which will then revert to the 'scratches' form. I'm thinking that there might be versions of the final image (or maybe just the intermedate image) with the eyes looking in each of the 8 cardinal compass points to indicate direction.
I have found a good detailed image of a Chinese dragon face from a download site, but the authorship is murky and I would rather have it be used as the inspiration for an original work I can get clear permission to use.
Hoping someone might find this idea interesting enough to tackle. (As should be obvious from above, I am not artistic.)
Edited by dubious, 18 April 2012 - 08:40 AM.