Una the Blade


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Aug 20 '14

unatheblade:

My and my son’s D&D party.

Mine are a Half-orc Fighter who was arrested in the Old World for attacking some soldiers he found picking on his handicapped brother. His death sentence was commuted to military service in the colonies.

Next is my Elvish Rogue who performs as a traveling dancer to hide her real purpose, which is to find and kill the Half-orc soldier who tortured and killed her family during the war. This soldier is now governor of the Half-orc colony.

My son’s first character is his Warforged Cleric. It has come to the New World seeking the Fountain of Youth in the hope that it can resurrect the mummified young princess it was created to protect.

Lastly is my son’s Dragonborn Wizard. He is the last of his tribe which were wiped out by an empire of other Dragonborn. Escaping the devastation, he was found by Elvish pirates and their wizard captain raised him to be his apprentice.

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Aug 19 '14

jakewyattriot:

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

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Aug 18 '14
Here’s a picture of Nessa I made for my friend Leia Weathington as a wedding present. Leia is the award winning author of Bold Riley and our forthcoming Viking and Arab historical adventure comic Silk and Gold 

Here’s a picture of Nessa I made for my friend Leia Weathington as a wedding present. Leia is the award winning author of Bold Riley and our forthcoming Viking and Arab historical adventure comic Silk and Gold 

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Aug 18 '14

Ferguson from my TL

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(From what I understand, the police thought they heard a gunshot and started throwing tear gas into the crowd. Correct me if I’m wrong)

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Aug 18 '14

If you’re arguing for the side of military armed police suppressing journalists and assaulting families, examine your life.

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Aug 14 '14

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Aug 14 '14
the-dude-sisco:

If there is one picture i post on here that i really wish y’all would reblog the fuck out of, it’s this one.
PLEASE. It could save many people that are under the ridiculous police state going on right now in Ferguson Missouri. Those people need our help.

Hug your kids and loved ones tight. Stay safe out there. The world is watching.

the-dude-sisco:

If there is one picture i post on here that i really wish y’all would reblog the fuck out of, it’s this one.

PLEASE. It could save many people that are under the ridiculous police state going on right now in Ferguson Missouri. Those people need our help.

Hug your kids and loved ones tight. Stay safe out there. The world is watching.

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Aug 13 '14
unatheblade:

My son rejected this design for his warforged cleric character in our D&D game. I like how it turned out though, so I thought I’d show it off. 
We did decide on a backstory.
This warforged was created thousands of years ago to be the personal bodyguard of a Southern Elvish princess. Sadly, the princess died when she was just a little girl, so for many long ages, he guarded her sarcophagus. 
Finally he was roused by tomb robbers. He heard them speaking of a legendary Fountain of Youth in the New World. A glimmer of hope stirred in the ancient mechanical creature. He carried his little princess across the great ocean hoping to use the magical waters to bring her back to life. 
He has been travelling the continent for many years now, the sarcophagus of his beloved princess chained across his back. Along the way, he has replaced his damaged parts with dinosaur bones and scraps of armor, which accounts for his ramshackle appearance.   

My son likes this version better.
based on his own sketch

unatheblade:

My son rejected this design for his warforged cleric character in our D&D gameI like how it turned out though, so I thought I’d show it off. 

We did decide on a backstory.

This warforged was created thousands of years ago to be the personal bodyguard of a Southern Elvish princess. Sadly, the princess died when she was just a little girl, so for many long ages, he guarded her sarcophagus. 

Finally he was roused by tomb robbers. He heard them speaking of a legendary Fountain of Youth in the New World. A glimmer of hope stirred in the ancient mechanical creature. He carried his little princess across the great ocean hoping to use the magical waters to bring her back to life. 

He has been travelling the continent for many years now, the sarcophagus of his beloved princess chained across his back. Along the way, he has replaced his damaged parts with dinosaur bones and scraps of armor, which accounts for his ramshackle appearance.   

My son likes this version better.

based on his own sketch

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Aug 12 '14
My son rejected this design for his warforged cleric character in our D&D game. I like how it turned out though, so I thought I’d show it off. 
We did decide on a backstory.
This warforged was created thousands of years ago to be the personal bodyguard of a Southern Elvish princess. Sadly, the princess died when she was just a little girl, so for many long ages, he guarded her sarcophagus. 
Finally he was roused by tomb robbers. He heard them speaking of a legendary Fountain of Youth in the New World. A glimmer of hope stirred in the ancient mechanical creature. He carried his little princess across the great ocean hoping to use the magical waters to bring her back to life. 
He has been travelling the continent for many years now, the sarcophagus of his beloved princess chained across his back. Along the way, he has replaced his damaged parts with dinosaur bones and scraps of armor, which accounts for his ramshackle appearance.   

My son rejected this design for his warforged cleric character in our D&D gameI like how it turned out though, so I thought I’d show it off. 

We did decide on a backstory.

This warforged was created thousands of years ago to be the personal bodyguard of a Southern Elvish princess. Sadly, the princess died when she was just a little girl, so for many long ages, he guarded her sarcophagus. 

Finally he was roused by tomb robbers. He heard them speaking of a legendary Fountain of Youth in the New World. A glimmer of hope stirred in the ancient mechanical creature. He carried his little princess across the great ocean hoping to use the magical waters to bring her back to life. 

He has been travelling the continent for many years now, the sarcophagus of his beloved princess chained across his back. Along the way, he has replaced his damaged parts with dinosaur bones and scraps of armor, which accounts for his ramshackle appearance.   

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Aug 9 '14

Some more drawings for my and my son’s D&D campaign. Here’s a rundown of the playable races. 

Half-Orcs. Hundreds of years in the past, an evil wizard raised an army of Half-Orcs and other demonic creatures to take over the known world. He was defeated by a coalition of Elves, Humans and Dwarves under the sign of the god of light, Pelor

The defeated Half-Orcs, reasoning that they should side with strongest god, converted en-masse to Pelor. Peace reigned for a few hundred years, until the Half-Orcs took it into their heads to convert the surrounding lands to the light of their religion. 

Allied with the Dwarves, who also worship Pelor, the Half-Orcs turned Southwest and attacked the forest cities of the Western Elves. They drove the “heathen” Elves into the sea, capturing their riches and gaining a vast store of learning from the Elvish libraries. This knowledge helped them to discover an unknown continent across the ocean, teeming with dinosaurs, which they have now set out to colonize. 

The Dragonborn are the sentient reptilian inhabitants of the New World. Their empire has been in decline for many decades due to constant war with the other reptilian races of their continent. They have extensive knowledge of many dinosaur species and can tame and command them. Some Dragonborn are willing to trade with the soft-skinned newcomers, while others simply want to drive the invaders out.  

The Dwarves are a sturdy, uncompromising folk who value hard work and firm character above all else. They seek profit in the New World and willingly trade steel goods with the Dragonborn for dinosaur feathers, skins and semi-precious stones found in the crops of vegetarian dinosaurs.

Both male and female Dwarves grow facial hair and consider it frivolous to dress in anything but work clothes. Differentiating between the genders is frowned upon. The only reason dresses are tolerated at all is because of the new Dwarven Empress who dresses in fabulous gowns in spite of the muttering it causes (yes, I borrowed this from Terry Pratchett).

The Highland Dwarves (not pictured) wear kilts rather than pantaloons and worship Pelor in the same fashion as the Half-Orcs. The Lowland Dwarven variation on the worship of Pelor causes friction with the Half-Orcs. Open war between the sects is a constant threat. 

The Elves,when they finally accepted defeat at the hands of the Half-Orcs, cut down their sacred trees and built ships of such speed and grace that they could outrun and outmaneuver anything on the water.

The Western Elves called on recruits from the East and South who joined them as vagabond corsairs who raid the shipping lanes and coasts of both the Old World and the New. They strike terror into the hearts of the Half-Orcs and anyone else unfortunate enough to cross their bloody and vengeful path.  

The Humans in the centuries since the defeat of the dark wizard have drifted from their ancient civilization and broken up into clans and tribes. When the Half-Orcs descended, they were unable to mount a united defense and were quickly conquered and forced into slavery. A brisk trade continues as the Half-Orcs use up slave labour on their New World plantations. Slavery is a messy business however, and revolts and runaways are common. Thousands of humans have escaped into the jungles and swamps, establishing their own colonies and forging a unique hybrid culture. Their hatred of the Half-Orcs makes them natural allies of the Dragonborn, who share wisdom with the Humans and help them to survive.  

All these races are playable, so there should be interesting dynamics and storytelling possibilities.  

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