Finished dapper dress commissions for astrakiseki! Her magician character Sacre (top) and changeling character Susan in both human and changeling forms (bottom)!
These were done completely from written description, which was definitely a challenge! They were lots of fun though! c: I love the designs of these characters! :D
YAAAAAY, and thank you so very much!
And yes, Sacre is wearing eye-liner, while Susan is um, probably using Nevertread to explain why she’s playing a clarinet with gloves on.
So there is that one headcanon floating about saying that Cecil or Carlos is unmedicated. The people following me probably can deduce my opinion on the whole matter (hint to the tag: I’m learning and mentally disabled) but there’s a funny thing that came to my mind, with my neverending love for roleplaying games. So people who dislike crossovers, feel free to ignore me, I’m just a dork.
It’s just RP stuff I’m smiling about, don’t worry
I need to find and commission an artist able to draw a character with an incomplete tattoo that looks like an illuminated text from the Middle Ages on his back…
I just spent a chunk of time debating with a friend on what sort of Changeling Hannibal is.
Most likely an Autumn Court Fairest, a Draconic. It fits the crazy, the skill at unarmed combat, and the goddamn manipulation like no body’s business. The one problem is the amount of goddamn Clarity damage he’d eat, unless he only kills other Changelings, but even then, cannibalism would be defined as a heinous act of depravity or perversion, wouldn’t it?
I have way too much fun figuring this crap out, god help me and I wish I could write canon characters, because god doing this would be absolutely evil and insane.
So I’m playing a Fairest.
I know she is a dual-kithed Flowering/Treasured; her Keeper turned her into a fashion accessory for his precious courtiers and she spent years like that. I know her flower is the rose, and that her Keeper was a Handsome Devil who had whisked her away into a cutthroat political domain where only the lovely survived and no darkness fell.
But… the thing is, I don’t want her to have Striking Looks. She is pretty, definitely, but she has a generic prettiness, and I’m trying to figure out the character herself, beyond her being a heart-broken attention seeker who is so used to being silent that she’s fighting to speak up now. I know she wears all black as a silent rebellion against the Fae she fled from, but… otherwise, the character is relatively flat.
Does anyone have any ideas to add to the girl? Because I’m trying, but picking other people’s brains would be nice.
The results of voting for Winter’s Crown
Dread, naturally, called both Cheerio and Sereno insane. Sereno didn’t comment, but as he continued to talk, he struck up an idea. If there was a fair vote, one for the whole freehold, would it mollify Cheerio and the unknown Changelings who would have left?
The answer was yes. And so, everyone was called to the freehold that evening, and Sereno created a secret ballot. No meddling and no discussion to persuade people, as required by Dread. One hour.
The winner was Willow Mackennal, a Treasured sculptor. While she joined the freehold after the Concord was born, after the war ended, she has a will of iron and will not allow herself to be used by anyone. This will be interesting.
This time, in Queen’s Bay…
So the freehold has its monarchs. Darah White is Winter’s Queen and at this point nothing more than a figurehead and puppet of Major Dread, the Autumn King. Dread, while an effective ruler, is a very paranoid man who has spent fifteen of the last twenty-one years dealing with a supernatural war and believes he needs total control and the majority vote to keep the freehold alive. Winter is not enjoying the fact that it means they lack a voice because Darah will always follow Dread’s lead.
They can’t vote her out either, Dread will just invoke Freehold law to stall any sort of vote until Winter comes and Darah gets the crown again. So at this point, Cheerio, who is heading this movement, is making one last ditch effort to force the vote and stop Dread from interfering. In this situation, it’s a final attempt at diplomacy and having my character, a Spring Wizened by the name of Sereno, argue their case.
Dread is outright demanding evidence of some of Sereno’s concerns, handwaving the fact Sereno has an oracle’s journal full of dreams and prophecies that Sereno comprehends due to being both an onieromancer and friendly with other supernatural factions, claiming them to be speculations for the sake of drama, so… Sereno has just played one of Cheerio’s final cards.
Winter, and several other courtiers of other courts, will secede if Dread does not let the Crown change hands, fracturing the courts and possibly putting everyone at risk.
And Sereno will not be one going with them. No, he will declare neutrality, move out of the freehold, and take his chances on his own so that he can be a free agent, using all of the friends he has both mortal and supernatural to survive. And you know what?
It just might work.
shiftingpath said: You are a corgi born
Heh. I actually took advantage of the fact I sort of have Mordekai’s coloring before and my family has compared me to the damn dog before. The fact I have golden-brown hair with reddish highlights and brown eyes made it easier for my larp to believe Ruby was well, Ruby, instead of having to explain every time that my character had certain traits.
That and how I acted. I was always bouncing and wiggling and grinning and occasionally whining in complaint. It was fun.
A lovely commission for of characters; sweet little sidhe Narina, and the mysterious sidhe knight, Sir Song. So cute!
Want your own commission? Peep your eyeballs at that link!
Narina is one of my oldest characters, and honestly, she was the first to actually have an endgame. It seemed fitting she’d get something cute and Christmasy, for one.
Anyway, Dame Narina ni Fiona was the innocent of the deadly, decadent duchy, who Chyrsalised following a young man during a festival, navigating a fabled garden in the freehold in the process, much to the court’s shock. Even so, the haze of Rememberance made her forget the identity of the person she had been following until the First Nightmare scared the ever-living crap out of her by showing an image of that man in grave danger.
It turned out to be the taciturn Sir Song ap Eiluned, who at least put up with having a smitten Seelie teenager mooning over him pretty well, making sure she was safe and generally humoring her requests. Even after it turned out he had went Shadow Court a session before Narina confessed and was the biggest villain of the PCs, which we didn’t find out until endgame.
It was a good game.
Sereno Blackwood is the Changeling of the Queen’s Bay game, a dorky young Wizened who writes for a living and does housework to relax. He’s a lot less of a nervous wreck than he was at the beginning of the game; having a steady, happy relationship with a mage and getting used to the routine that is becoming his life helps out a lot. He’s also the
fae Changeling member of the Odd Squad, and is working on a history book of the supernatural side of the city, to help the Concord learn and be aware of things that might bite them on the ass.
Among the Changelings, he’s the informal house and grounds keeper of the freehold (a Spring cleaner, you could say), the resident oneiromancer, and occasionally idiot who does something amazingly stupid in regards to vampires. At least he’s learning.
Did I mention I have a giant collection of Changeling books? In fact, I’m only missing four CtD books (well, plus the Dark Ages Fae book) and I’ll have all of them. An awesome friend of mine also gave me a box (like the display case box) full of the old cantrip cards.
…minorly obsessed. Just a smidge.
Meanwhile I haveevery damn sourcebookfor the game, even blowing my money on getting the last two books I needed instead of getting a commission of an artist I was *dying* to get art of. I’m still stupidly pleased with it.
That said, my gaming experience really started with D&D, Ravenloft to be specific, on a White Wolf chatroom. Feels weird that Rookhausen is gone, but I got burned out on Java chats. I prefer smaller games at this point. First proper Changeling game I got into was a larp and amazing at that. Fiona wilder + True Love + Curiosity = the only ‘innocent’ in the freehold and the luckiest character in the game.
Yay, another commission, this one done by Fastpuck, patron saint of gentleman/cutie pairings.
(Though Ulciscor would be hit with an onslaught of housework puns if he ever called Sereno a maid. Made of words as he might be, and as swept under the rug as he can be, it should be made clear that he’s a brownie, thank you very much dear.)
Color commission for AstraKiseki - (Happy birthday, Astra!) Lines were done by Mer.
Anyway, lovely coloring. :D
(… and I’ll explain the two if asked.)
Yay, the Sereno/Ulciscor commission by Mer (click the picture!) is done.
And Sereno’s blushing like an idiot as usual.