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I am JT, Ringer, nutjob, and archer, in that order. I like animated films, epic films, book films, movie music, folk music, and the occasional random other thing. I make friends by accident and like it that way...

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29 October 2012

Valun, King of Corridane

The Official Personality Profile of King Valun III

I’m calling this a personality profile because I’m still working on world-building around him and if I said much more it would spoil what I have. However, this page does have a few biographical notes thrown in to give you a clearer picture of him.

King Valun is 25 years of age during the main body of the story

He is 6’ 6” in height

King Valun was sheltered in his childhood by a stern but kind father. In consequence, he does not have a complete understanding of what it takes to be a real leader, because he never really learned the world around him. Because of this, he frequently wishes that his father were present to snatch the reins of state from his grasp.

He does know how to mediate, but allows no excuses and very little criticism of his position, but because is unsure of himself most of the time, often asks for and follows advice from those who stay close to him.

Of the three men closest to him, his best friend is Richard Longfurrow, probably because Richard’s family is the wealthiest still living and so has high status long established.

King Valun truly cares for the people who look up to him and often tries to go among them with no regard to the trappings of state, as his father did before him. As a matter of course, he usually does not wear the crown, because the presence of it reminds him that the king does not have full license, and because he does not want it until he is forced to have it. He has himself crowned over his brother because he does not want to upset the order he feels the people expect.

He is sometimes hasty in his judgements and is susceptible to forgetting what he said the last time the subject was brought up.

His sense of duty is more important to him than whether what he is doing is wise or proper. When something seems to be his duty as a man, neither duties at home, vast distances abroad, or attractive princesses, will sway him from it.

26 October 2012

The Lay Of The Land

These are actually a help to me as much as to anyone who looks at them:
I did get them out of order, though. As with the characters, this is not a one page thing.

The mountains of the Corridane-Brandia border look like these...

 Robert Trondale's home property looks like this...

Yes, Gairbairia looks like Egypt.

And Corridane, homeland of king Valun, Richard Longfurrow, and Robert Trondale, looks for the most part, like this.

21 October 2012

And Even More Characters...

This is the last set of images in this style for the story. I almost forgot some major secondary characters.

The strange-looking dark-skinned blond guy above is Dunstan, knight of Gairbairia. He's actually only five feet tall, so as a result of "making his own respect" he's become the best swordsman anywhere.

No villain is complete without a henchman or two. His name was originally Damrod, but I've already rejected that.

 Miran, son of Torlan. He is shunned by his father because his legs and feet are deformed so he can only hobble along with the help of a strong pole or a powerful longbow, which, incidentally, he is fully capable of using. He lives on an island in the middle of the map.

Because what story is complete without a princess to snap at people? ;) It was until today that I realized her name is Miranda, seeing as she is the younger sister of Miran by about 3 years. As you might have guessed already, everybody likes her, but she doesn't really care. I forgot to include them in the pic, but she's almost constantly shadowed by six muscular black guys who've sworn to be her bodyguards because Torlan defeated them in battle.

And David, sometime anonymous servant guy, sometime advisor to king Valun. And a shout out to my best friend...:D

05 October 2012

More Character Images

This is the second set of pictures for the characters of Price of a Throne. These people are not primary characters, but they all have notable roles anyway.

 Valun's father and his brother, Valnor. I had to use the throne room option to get the darkness I wanted. The setting choices are too narrow.

 This is Richard's surviving brother James. Their family and household was massacred in retaliation for the failed rebellion led by their father, who was executed and thrown in the sea.

 Kalveston, general of the Naibern armies, who orchestrated a coup in order to make the people understand what they had. "The people have grown complacent. They are too easily satisfied. I will show them how to take pride in themselves!"

Robert's family. Those guys looking the same is no accident.

04 October 2012

New Character Images

Those of you who looked at my last post on this site may remember that I said I was going to do all sorts of things to improve the story, including putting up pictures of the characters. It took a while, since I can't draw, but finally I found a site that functions for the purpose. I give you the Price of a Throne cast, first wave:
L-R: Richard Longfurrow, king Valun III, Robert Trondale, Corriodanes. John, mysterious foreigner.

Torlan, king of Gairbairia

Railon, brother of Torlan, out upon knight-errantry

Meltran, king of Brandia, exiled by rebels and in hiding in a forest.

All the names are still under consideration for changes. Torlan and Railon live in a desert, so you can't expect them to go about in armor. In fact, they're dressed more like Arabs, but I didn't have that option. So the brigantine is there to stay. Please comment, especially if this is an improvement.