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1846  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: 2 more Faugar pictures: Racial Clamor & Archer Recru on: 10 August 2005, 18:28:00
Somehow I missed that, that the Avennorian background was Lorehaven.  I don't think that town's been done yet, and I particularly wanted to claim it for a Amanter school there.  Amantry--an industry I am planning to develop for Santharia--is the art of creating dramatic pictures, clothing, jewelry, etc., from feathers.  The ancient Aztecs did this and I thought it would be a neat industry for Santharia.  We don't have to base all our industries on medieval/Renaissance European ones, do we?

Did anyone have a claim to Lorehaven?  If so, please let me include a paragraph about the Amanter school.  If not, I'll gladly take on the town as well.

Alysse the Likely

1847  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: 2 more Faugar pictures: Racial Clamor & Archer Recru on: 05 August 2005, 20:04:00
These sketches are lovely!  The elf is absolutely ethereal.

Just one note about the Centaurian--don't use the Santhmoot horse pictures as referents, those horses are much too big and heavy.  Use an Arabian horse picture--you can find lots on the net. Try www.bobboggs.com/photos/Stallions/moroc.jpg, or www.stonewallfarm.com/mares/index.html  for some nice ones.

And I like the guy in his underwear too...actually, this one makes me this of that fairy tale, "The Emperor's New Clothes" :lol  

Alysse the Likely

1848  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Entry Proposals - post here on: 10 August 2005, 13:57:00
Oops, sorry, Art. :(  

I added the colours but I don't quite understand how to set it up with just a search query.  Your instructions said to post the URL.  I thought that was what I did post. I admit, however, that I am barely computer literate so it is easy for me to make mistakes.

I apologize for making more work for you.  I guess I'm not quite firing on all cylinders right now.  


Alysse the Likely

1849  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Entry Proposals - post here on: 10 August 2005, 11:52:00
A few People entry possibilities:

Kao-Rea (female redbark Brownie): a Cross-breeding specialist
Referenced by: Alysse the Likely
Search Link: www.santharia.com/compend...eeding.htm
Details:  Accompanied other researchers on trip across Santheria to study cross-breed sentients.  Specialist in breeding (plants and animals) for specific traits. Family details unknown.  Contemporary.

Marana (female half-elven) a Santharian languages teacher.
Referenced by: Alysse the Likely
Search Link:www.santharia.com/compend...eeding.htm
Details:  Accompanied other researchers on trip across Santheria to study cross-breed sentients.  Went along as translator for elven and dwarf races.  Betrothed to human Joran Sellow, a dancer/acrobat in New Santhala.  Born in 1640 a. S.

EzCode Parsing Error: color=yellow]Reve'lor-- Nauroothian menagerie ow[/b]Referenced by: Alysse the Likely
Search Link:www.santharia.com/places/...h_town.htm and www.santharia.com/bestiary/hydragon.htm
Details:  Eccentric, wealthy  Falcone Kuglim who owns and runs a menagerie just outside the town of Naurooth.  Kind and friendly, but tends to be obsessed with his "pets", which currently include a Cartashian bear, and have included Hydragons in the past. Single, no family. Born 1621 a. S.

.Gallea Danniflower, Wemo Tookson-- hobbit researchers
Referenced by:  Alysse the Likely
Search Link:www.santharia.com/bestiar...talker.htm
Details:  Gallea was an adventurous hobbit woman from Helmondshire who researched the Swamp Stalkers in the Silvermarshes, in the 1570s. Born 1532, died 1640 (a. S.)  Wemo was a (male) cousin to her, who caught and killed a Swamp Stalker for her researches. Born 1528, died 1636.  


Hope these are okay.  I tried to include a few details to make it easier.





Alysse the Likely

Edited by: Alysse theLikely at: 8/9/05 21:36
1850  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: yeah on: 10 August 2005, 14:21:00
Yes, Norkin, that's much more likely.  Losh Oc wouldn't use a human female sexually any more than we would breed with animals (okay, I have heard of bestiality but let's NOT get into that.) They would consider any orc who did this to be a disgusting pervert, whether it was an act of rape or not, and kill him.  Most other orcs, however, would probably consider it a perfectly acceptable act of conquest, and could hardly care less about whether or not they leave their victims pregnant, just like a male human rapist.  So use another orc tribe, but yes, I can see the Losh Oc finding the idea of half-orcs to be highly offensive, considering them to be an abomination.

And BTW, not all orc-human crosses need result from rapes.  Remember that orc females are very subservient and obedient to males.  An stronger-minded orc female might prefer a human male, who wouldn't have the strength to beat her up and would probably be kinder to her, and a chauvinistic human male might not object to an obedient, quiet, docile female, even if she was an orc, if he couldn't find a human woman to put up with him.  In my racial crossbreeding entry (Miscellaneous Forum) I mentioned that there were a couple of cases of this.

edit:  I would guess the Rhom-Oc would be most likely to create half-breeds, as they conduct raids throughout Northern Sarvonia, near Barsalon in the Heaths of Wilderon.  Not that close to the Kuglimz lands, really.

Alysse the Likely

Edited by: Alysse theLikely at: 8/9/05 22:41
1851  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Quellion's latest 9 Mystical Empire pictures on: 05 June 2005, 10:48:00
@Smith:  I'm not sure what we have left of the orcen history in Nybelmar but I'll see what I can find and try to work with that.  At this point anything you and Coren have worked out (that is left to us!  :x ) is okay by me because I don't know much about Nybelmar history.  Right now as I understand it:

The Black Orcs, though savage and aggressive, are not currently at war with other races because they have established trade goods and routes and therefore presumably some sort of relatively peaceful policies of interracial interaction.   However, it is not the most congenial of relationships and they basically look on humans and other races as being "useful vermin" rather than equals.

There is a great deal of violent history to this area, and the black orcs did not come to power until united by Orcal, a great orcish warlord, centuries ago  His name has become the ruler's title and
since then the orcish civilation and centralized power has spread across the desert to the north-west of the Zhunite human settlements.

I don't know much more than that.

@ The hydra--in Greek mythology the hydra was an enormous seven headed snake which Herakles (the proper spelling, which has been corrupted to Hercules) had to defeat as one of his famous twelve tasks. I don't know if that's what Quellion had in mind here but I like the idea of a three headed monster more than a seven headed one.  Maybe he can get back to me on that.  I'd thought of calling it the hydragon. :D

Thanks for your comments and now, I'm back to work!

Alysse the Likely

1852  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Quellion's latest 9 Mystical Empire pictures on: 04 June 2005, 08:18:00
Okay, made the changes.  I'm also officially reserving that Hydra picture then, but I'm going to make it a smaller animal than the typical one of myth, and a fresh-water river monster rather than a swamp dweller (I think we have enough swamp monsters with the kaimuni and the swamp stalkers).

Here's the orc stuff.

Appearance. The most notable feature of the Orcristh is their raven-black skin which is different from any other orc tribe known on Caelereth. They are tall and comparatively slenderly built (in relationship to other orcs). Their black hair is plaited in heavy braids falling down on muscular shoulders. Their eye colours ranges from the typical yellow to an intense orange-red. Their sharp teeth are like those of most orc races but often contrast even more due to their whiteness against the dark skin. The raven-black skin and the strong build of the Orcristh make them appear also noble to other races and graceful in their behaviour and movements.

Orcristh orcs dress mainly in more or less simply madeup loincloths, made from animal hides. However, many rings, bracelets and amulets decorate their bodies. The priesthood is known for making fire-red tattoos with which they cast defensive or healing spells on themselves or on warriors.

Clothing. All Orcristh wear some kind of loincloth, however usually fixed by a belt which is decorated with aurium, claws, semi-precious stones or other things. The loincloth itself is usually made from animal skins, often dyed, cut into small pieces and sewn[1] together in intricate patterns of colour. Bracelets, armlegs and necklets are also often worn and made of painted brass, silver or aurium.

Women usually don't wear much more, although their clothes are longer and even more colourful. Married orc females wear a brass collar-like necklet, which indicates their marital status (and thus lack of availability to other orc males). Their status as childbearers is indicated by items set into the collar - one piece of obsidian for each male child and one piece of polished rose quartz for each female child, once the children have reached one year of age.
The priesthood generally wear a black loincloth with a belt made of links of aurium. They do not usually wear other jewelry except for ceremonial purposes.
In battle conditions, the warriors wear heavy steel armour--spiked helmets, breastplates, epaulettes, anklets, wristlets and kneelets which are separately bound around the arms and legs, with only a small fur as padding between the steel and the skin.

For the picture?  What about just "Nybelmar Orcs in Battle"?  I don't know enough about the history to give a specific instance, and if Coren's right, that's not available to us right now...Gggrrrrr!!!

Alysse the Likely

Edited by: Alysse theLikely at: 6/3/05 16:25
1853  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Quellion's latest 9 Mystical Empire pictures on: 04 June 2005, 07:32:00
Re: the Hydra--is this something we have is Santharia?  I couldn't find any reference to it.  If not, maybe I could do a mythical beast entry on it for the bestiary at some point, since the Bard suggests I do something that isn't cute, fuzzy, and adorable for a change... :evil  

Alysse the Likely

1854  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Quellion's latest 9 Mystical Empire pictures on: 03 June 2005, 19:36:00
These are lovely!  Congrats to Quellion!

@Art:  I'd love to use that picture for the Orcristh.  I think Koldar had them wearing aurium plated armour, but I could change that.  I believe it was in pieces like that, i.e., wristlets, epaulettes, joints and vitals protectors, but not full plate.  We could say this was before the development of trading relationships with the humans and other races in Nybelmar, rather than a modern picture.  If you check with Coren or Smith, I think they're doing history.

Alysse the Likely

1855  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: A bunch of previews of Judy images on: 02 August 2005, 11:20:00
I am reserving the " Santharian Woman" as a picture for the founder of Naurooth, a half-elven woman named Artánmies.  I've discussed this with the Bard and she is going to finish this as the portrait for this lady, which is mentioned as hanging on the council room wall in that town.

Alysse the Likely

1856  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Bard Judith's Brownie Shaman V2 on: 02 July 2005, 14:31:00
(EDIT:  This is Judith posting on her sister's account, before anyone gets any more confused than they already are...)


Awesome!  I like the adjustment - although it could have been done with a bit more irregularity to the edges, as the 'ball' is actually meant to be a sphere of light or energy, rather than a crystal or bubble.

However, just that little bit of extra 'glow' adds the last necessary effect to make the lighting convincing.  Thank you guys so much!

XXOO from the bard,
Judith (who just learned that technically she is out of her service provider's range by about two kilometers so it's no wonder her connection has been degrading to about an hour a day if that and who plans to switch to the competitors who use coaxial cable so that distance is not a factor in providing consistent service, so there!)

Edited by: Alysse theLikely at: 7/2/05 2:45
1857  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Shadow elf on: 07 June 2005, 14:12:00
Viresse, this is stunning!  A beautifully dramatic picture, and I love the delicate shadowing and soft but focused look of it.  Very well done!

Alysse the Likely

1858  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Eratin's Kuglim Lancer, V 2 on: 13 June 2005, 20:25:00
Beautiful, Eratin!

The horse's head and eyes look better now, his proportions are nicer and I love the added armour, he's just magnificent!  The rider, too, seems to be further ahead on the horse's back and though I'm no expert, his position looks better to me. This is a splendid picture. and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the background.

Congratulations!

Alysse the Likely

1859  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Quellion's Vale Brownies on: 28 July 2004, 23:59:00
Gorgeous picture, Quellion!  :clap  

What about the Erissa's Tears flower for the picture, since it's a small flower and you'd be able to fit it all in :)  (unlike, say, the Azure Flower which is about a ped tall and all you'd see is stem!)  There's no picture for it yet, but there is a very detailed description.



Alysse the Likely

1860  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Faugar's Forest Background on: 11 August 2004, 18:32:00
@Dala:  I'm not so keen on beards either, but as a (bearded) professor of mine once pointed out, men have a major advantage that way.  As he put it  "We are like houses. If a guy's front porch is unattractive, he can conceal it with shrubbery." :rollin

Alysse the Likely

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