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Day 3: Nic’norid

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Nic’norid (nic-noh-RID) is a rather strange creature from a strange place.  His species doesn’t really have a name, though some are convinced that they are quite advanced compared to others.  Their mouths now only function to take in needed nutrients are often hidden since they are pretty unsightly.  Instead of physically speaking, they use a type of telepathy using the gems on their foreheads while the sort of “antennae” receive messages which is also useful in taking in information from other cultures so they can learn the language rather quickly.  However, Nic’norid is too young to speak to other creatures, he can only take the information so he can understand what’s going on, which makes communication difficult for him with other species.  He’s 127 (29 in human years), and most of his kind learn to “speak” with other species at age 250.

“Nic”, here, is actually rather high-ranking in his society.  He’s practically a noble (the darker clothing indicates high status, but actual royalty are born with black skin and white eyes in his culture).  He gets himself stuck with humans when a bandit finds him injured in the desert and takes him to some friends.  There, he starts learning about human culture and eventually befriends the bandit and her friends, in a way asking them to take over his mission of why he was in the desert in the first place.  And, because his people are native to more mountainous areas with lush forests, who better to take his place than someone more accustomed to the hot, dry desert?

Nic’norid is still a work in progress design-wise, but I like what’s here so far and now it just needs tweaking.


Because I’ve fallen…several days behind, expect more sketches and please excuse the messiness.  Playing catch-up is never easy!  I plan to get two more characters up today.

Day 2: Beda Foster

| November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Name: Beda Foster

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Height: 5’9″

Weight: 134lbs

Species: Human

Bio:  Beda was born to a family that owns a mechanic shop in a small town in the middle of the desert.  Her mother died during childbirth and her father died when she was ten, so she now lives with her grandfather and is currently his apprentice.  She’s considerably strong for a woman her age and surprisingly motherly, especially towards two children her grandfather brought to the shop a long time ago.


(Ack!  I’ve fallen behind!  Now I get to play catch-up when I’m not super busy!  Also, this picture will also be put up on my Tumblr, here:  And at the end of the month in a compilation of all the characters created this month on my dA, here:

Day 1: Eira

| November 1, 2011 | 2 Comments




















This is Eira!  Or at least I think that’s her name.  Eira is a malevolent and animalistic spirit that eats the soul of anything she can get her face on.

Not much is known about her other than she lives in a cave, terrorizes a town, and that she has been around for well over a century.  Once she has devoured a soul, the person is a mere husk of a creature.  Some have even killed her victims to save them the life without a soul.
It is possible to retrieve a soul after she has consumed it, but it required significantly high magical/spiritual skill and the reflexes to avoid her leech-like mouth.  Eira is not particularly intelligent, but she is capable of outsmarting her prey the same way a predatory animal would in the wild.

If you are unfortunate enough to wander into her territory or to be in her way on the rare occasions that she ventures out, there is a way to avoid her.  If you hear the sounds of a woman crying or moaning in pain, get away as fast as possible.  Run, hide, whatever you do, if she screams it will be the last thing you are conscious of hearing.  If you do see her, have some assurance that her arms are restrained.  When they are not, there is no hope.

2011 Challenger: Elizabeth Santen

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hi, there!

My name is Elizabeth (or Jynxie, as I’m called online) from California.  I’m currently a student at a community college and am in the process of writing three stories, though two are still very rough even though they’ve been in the works for almost two years, now.  I found this challenge through a friend on Tumblr and hopefully it’ll give be both a decent challenge and a chance to improve my artistic/writing skills!  And, preferably, it’ll help me get over some writing blocks I’ve been battling for a few months, now.

Good luck and have fun, everyone!