It's still kicking! Sadly Alien, the ComicForge coordinator, seems to be
missing in action. This somewhat made the project halt before it got started.
But somehow, somewhere during a World Development Group meeting I had the
to combine our "Quest for Moraf Media" with something fun. As I am one of
few illustrators WorldForge has right now, I was going to do Moraf artwork
anyway, but I hate doing artwork without a story behind it. Along with
illustrating some fictional stories, I needed something else to challenge
Our old plot was playing in the Sands of Syllus setting, a WorldForge game
to come, so it wasn't usable. Also Alien was doing the character art and
styles differ. In addition I hope that Alien just had to beam home for some
urgent alien matter and will return anytime soon, maybe even bringing Elvis
with him. Er, on a second thought, not bringing Elvis :).
Thus, a new set of characters had to be designed. As I tend to be as lazy
possible ( yeah, right ), I decided to use the group of adventurers I had
into Glitterdark Forest in my fictional feature in a Chopping Block issue
year. I already had a pretty good idea who they were, and what they wanted
Moraf ( apart from saving helpless dragons from fire-breathing virgins and
other adventurely stuff like that ). Now I just needed to focus on what our
characters look like. Oh right, and work on some plot line. I hope to get
picture of every of the main characters into the next Chopping Block and
started with the comic in the issue after that.
Since I can't deliver any eye candy for this issue, I will at least introduce
our adventurers in brief:
Arcadia <fill in last name here>, the warrioress.
She joined the party because service to her goddess Aruna is fighting,
especially against hopeless odds. This is how she got to know Midir (see
whom she rescued as he was attacked by a whole clan of ogres. She was raised
a group of nuns of Aruna ( Don't mistake them for average nuns. Most people
who do loose some important body parts. ) She never goes anywhere without
Firestorm and Thunderbolt, her trusty sabers. Whole legends rank around those
weapons, but maybe I will get to tell some of them at a later time.
Drombosh, Duglim's son.
He is one of Midir's old friends, and well.. a dwarf. Both Drombosh and Midir
refuse to answer questions on how they got to know each other, but there
some interesting rumors around, I can tell you. Drombosh likes gold,
preferredly in it's liquid incarnation: beer. If he's not on some dangerous
adventure with Midir, he most likely is in a bar. He also tries to combine
two hobbies as often as possible. Not that you'd think he is an alcoholic
though. He is a quite respectable dwarf who knows when to stop drinking.
claims that he never had been drunk since his coming to age. ( You can as
believe that, as the dwarfish definition of drunk is not to be able to lie
the floor without holding on to something.)
Midir <fill in last name>, the wizard.
He is a young member of the wizard order of <fill in name of wizard city>.
is always busy researching new spells and potions that he can use to write
famous book about wizardry in order to be accepted into the order of Merlin,
kind of inner circle of wizards. Bored by research at his desk, he decided
set out on adventures to gather ingredients for his potions and to find some
people he could try his spells on. One one of his first travels he seems
have met Drombosh, and the two stick together ever since. Especially after
nasty encounter with a clan of ogres ( he was trying to get a nose hair for
of his potions from them ) he decided always to travel with a group of
adventurers that could help him if ( or when, how Drombosh likes to interrupt
he gets into trouble. He actually seems like a magnet for trouble, which
Arcadia decided to join the party. Still, he is a capable wizard, alchemist
hobby cartographer, and quite a nice guy, for a wizard.
Rilandel Stardew, the archer.
She was assigned by her clan-lord to guard Midir, who was creating a potion
the clan-lord's son, on his travels. Somehow she realized that she liked
strange trio and bade leave from her clan-lord. The trip to Glitterdark Forest
is her second trip with Midir and company.