Stablehand scrap update: 12/29 – 2/19

My grandma’s electric piano has a Conductor face. :p

Blender just does not know how to build a stellated icosahedron, does it? XD

This is going to be a Chaoswork Chimaera, one of my newer mystery beings.

A quick drawing on my tablet of a new form for the Observer, before I go take a much-needed shower.

I got the idea when I saw those realised ghostswords a few minutes ago. It made me think about the Observers for some reason and then I imagined the two different forms fusing together into a kind of “grand alpha” form. I now imagine that every group of Observers probably has one.

An attempt to design the “Alfagransza” and “Zfetagransza” forms (“granszata”) for the Observer.

The idea is that though Observers, like other mystery beings, are biologically asexual and don’t really even know what gender is, they do tend to form pairs in which one tends to be dominant and the other tends to be submissive, and occasionally they switch roles, also switching forms as they do so. Sometimes, when a pair has especially good unity they can literally fuse their bodies into one and become a powered-up Alfagransza or Zfetagransza (which, again, can alternate between the two forms at any time, except it doesn’t really “take orders from anyone” to do so).

I haven’t really worked out the significance of this yet but I’m leaning toward them being leader/protector figures. I’m also leaning toward every population of Observers having them though not sure whether that means one or one of each.

And the granszata! I don’t think there’s much more to say about them than I said in the blockquotes.

So… finally, Nassak and Pantéras! After you’ve repeatedly seen me post random things about them, finally you have some idea what they look like.

I think the theme of this page turned into “people with darkish skin and weird noses” halfway through… first you have Nassak, obviously, but then I decided the queen should have slightly brownish skin and a weird nose too. And then, because she had darkish skin and a weird nose, Pantéras ended up with them too. Though the weird nose looks less ugly on Pantéras and that was half-intentional.

(I kind of don’t like the name Ravenna but it was just what randomly popped into my head and I can’t think of anything else. XD)

By the way, the “ad” in her name means “to”. They have this system in Fulvopardia where they don’t care what gender the monarch is, and if you are somehow audacious and Willful enough to worm your way up to the unmarried monarch and have them accept you, you can marry them and become “ad-Volitio”. (I can only guess a bunch of people have failed and a handful have just been killed through the years and different reigns though, so it’s kind of scary. :p) Then, both monarchs have about equal status though the second one nominally is less important and gets less say in things; of course, they can and usually do power through that “limitation” to the point it practically doesn’t exist. This is the monarchy of Will after all.

I am guessing this has probably saved the monarchy since they don’t have anywhere near as much in the way of inbreeding problems.

And… that’s it. Wow. For some reason I didn’t have a lot of scraps this past month and a half, I guess because a bunch of them got merged into other posts. Well, see you next time.