Character: Nassak

I just realised that if Kate got this “axe of rationality” I just came up with earlier today (it’s a legendary Verity weapon that can cut through any malicious distortion of the truth) she could just go kill Vergozsya like it was nothing, Monster of Compulsion dead just like that

While anybody else would be like that’s awesome I’m just imagining Nassak standing there about to confront her along with Hadjeza and Haikma (the normal version of the scene I’d imagined for Nassak’s story) but then Kate suddenly drops in to kill the snake and Nassak is just like what do you think you’re doing and is ready to literally fight her

To anybody else Nassak’s perspective of wanting to just go efficiently persuade the snake to stop being a butt and both go home and defend the monster when others want to kill it instead probably seems pretty weird

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21. Your most artistic OC

Ariana is supposed to be the most creative, but she’s actually terrible at art and writing and generally pretty much any form of articulating things. She’s really lucky she has the ability for her characters to just come alive, because otherwise nobody would know how incredibly creative she was.

Kate is pretty good at art but very specialised at like, a lot like the kind of style and subject matter you find in naturalist engraving plates,

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Stablehand: Orienter, Portensilisk, Cragwing, Wanyanszar

This post was supposed to post some time ago but I never got the Arbiter’s design done so it just sat around instead until I had the good sense to take the Arbiter out and put it in a new post.

The Orienter (Synthesis + Desolation) is a kind of living compass, with eight floating arms that each “point” to one of the Directed attributes. It has a great directional sense, and will gladly give directions to whoever wants them, drawing from what seems to be an uncannily great knowledge of the layout of the universe.

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I ended up making up this word while in the middle of a roleplay so I might as well record it here.

Grævonia and Aeterna both belong to “saga culture” though the former much, much more than the latter. Basically this means their culture kind of revolves around the idea of knights and heroes and epic adventures.

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Whenever I think for a moment that Stablehand is not awesome I remember that it has a city in the sky governed by four newage pop idols with fancy anime-logic techno-weapons, a canon country of Afro-Asians who were said to come from the ashes of the Single Great Phoenix and while they seem peaceful and quiet are actually this badass unifying force that steps in whenever there’s any really huge problem in the world, shield-cheetah-ferret-foxes made of glowing water stuff, “sir lord señor manly majestic spanish caballero falcon boss of idealistic narcissism” who on one hand is exactly what he appears to be but on the other has like this army of dignified women in suits who get stuff done, and a catdude who wants to change the entire way the world works and takes orders from a big skaterayleopard with an axe head

But then again, whenever I think for a moment that Stablehand is this serious, coherent, respectable thing I think about how Nassak’s storyline is basically unintentionally this really weird AoT/MGS crossover with 100% more time-travelling motorcyclists and 200% more black people where people are fighting to keep giant terrifying Portent-basilisk-snakes out of their town and Machination-eyepatch-dude is their main guy and I laugh nervously

Here are all the main characters I could actually make with an avatar generator ( to be specific) again. (Yanha, Shadow, Hughes, and Red  are obviously not here because they’re not human, and Sleipnir isn’t because he literally changes appearance every time; you could almost get a Sleipnir just by pressing the randomise button. :p)

I like how completely inadequate this was for trying to make Nassak and he just like looks totally generic :p First of all there was no hair that fit (literally), and any shirt looked excessive but then when I decided that he would be the anti-shirt toga dude I couldn’t find anything like that either. So basically this is fail-Nassak. :p

You know I really like the idea of Nassak just not liking shirts but feeling weird without one so he wears this draped sheet thing partially over his upper body kinda like a toga and other people think it’s weird and suggest he try wearing a shirt instead but he’s just like nope

Southern Hognose?

Don’t tell me there’s a northern hognose.

Aww, there’s not. Now I’m actually disappointed. :p

It would have been absolutely perfect for executing my idea of there being a variant for each cardinal direction since Nassak’s name originally came from stars called the north/south/east/west boundary of the Snake constellation. :p

Well, actually, Heterodon nasicus nasicus kinda is the Northern Hognose, even though nobody calls it that. It goes all the way up into Canada though the other subspecies of the Eastern/Western Hognoses don’t.

Maybe I can do directional Hognose snakes after all.