Jun 16, 2009

Character Sketches Galore~!

A build-up of Character Development at HQ

I've had these lying around for quite a long time, so I thought I'd dump them with explanations.

The first drawings.

On the top right there's a list of all the characters in the "main party". Ken guy = Wizard with pink hair.

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The hero is Blonde.... Because I guess they don't come in blonde anymore.

Action Shots.

Hero Mc. King is the heir to a small fiefdom distantly related to kings and queens of old. He goes on a crusade presented to him by his Aunt and Uncle, who take over the castle & succession while he is gone. He travels with his cousin Princess Mc. Queen, who goes on a "diplomatic mission to the far lands". His mission is to find the 7 oceans of the land and collect water from them, apparently.

He becomes a fighter, then a Paladin as the story progresses. And he gets an eyepatch. :3

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The kindly wizard has pink hair, which he keeps under hat. It's because each competing order of Wizardry marks its students with an unchangeable, unmistakable colour of the "proud colours" = neons nonexistent in the natural world. To keep the freaky deekies away he keeps most of his long luxurious locks under his wide-brimmed Gandalf Hat.

His quintessential expression is a kind of apologetic philosophical smile.

But he's really a legend, especially as he clocks some travelling hours in. As part of his post-graduate studies at his Order he goes in an extended "placement" with the hero's Party, from which he learns immeasurably. His habit is to pull out his book and pen and write magical theory in it at inappropriate times.

When one of these volumes fill up, they fly away (by flapping their covers, of course) and return to the Order, and a clean blank one is sent out. :)

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Cat boy & Dog Girl

You can hardly tell them apart.

Cat girl can become a cat, and the constant loss of clothes and inability to transport them means she wears very little. I guess it's culturally acceptable where she comes from... she is on a mission of revenge against a Swamp Witch that wronged her in the past. Her brother is a normal pooch for most of the series until they figure out how to turn him back.

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The Story of King Fritz

This is just a random drawing though. Lol.

King Fritz is a distant heir to the throne in his country but prefers to sing, dance and joke about. He meets a mysterious man with an edgy sense of humor down on his luck, and adopts him as the "king's Jester". They travel and have fantastic adventures together, and quite often switch places.
On the border of Hero's nation Fritz's Fool declares that he is a prince in disguise while drunk at a local inn, leading people to assume the Hero is well on his Quest, while the real hero hasn't gotten nearly as far.
This leads everyone off the scent :) They help Hero & Princess throughout the story and bring news of home.

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There are others, namely: The Lie Detector guy, the Bandit, the Sword guy and the Princess, whose character sheets I've not done yet.

The Princess is my favorite ;) because she's a know-it-all. She follows the Hero on his quest under the guise of diplomatic missions. She is also deprived of her right to the throne a few months after leaving her principality (neighbouring the Hero's). Though she knows little about the ways of the world she is surprisingly shrewd and good in disguise.

The Lie Detector is a Mysterious Traveller with a Mysterious Past who is A Few Years Older than the rest of the party. Not sure why he joins up yet, but his secret ability is that he can tell the truth and lies apart. He is good at all that campy travelly stuff and dislikes the dishonest members of the party on principle.

The Sword Guy is a Registered Swordsman whose Old Master Father taught both him and the Hero how to swordfight. He travels as the Princess's protection. Kind of dull and simple strong kinda dude.

The Bandit is either grotesque or young n' genki, I haven't decided. He has history with the Cat Girl, cuz She's Morally Ambiguous Like That. He joins them on the quest for treasure and coz he's tired of Being Stuck in This Town.

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There ya go!

More when I make it.

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