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616  Comic Discussion / Crimson Flag Comic / Re: Comic 190 on: April 06, 2012, 11:00:35 PM
Aaaand of COURSE Lucian's eating berries =P
617  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Free drawings on: April 05, 2012, 05:37:22 PM
Sweet!  You really went all out with lots of frames.
618  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Cartoony Drawings on: April 04, 2012, 12:12:47 AM
And I accept this fault gladly! =P
619  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Free drawings on: April 03, 2012, 08:57:23 PM
Ooo.  Kenku reminds me; TF would be very cool.

How about a good old dragon TF?
620  Other Realms / Role Play Theater / Re: Dawn of Worlds on: April 03, 2012, 01:40:44 PM
Addendum: On Turu'hraim society

Written in the year 67, 2nd Age of Scepters, by noted chronicler Rur'darkt

The authority of the Reigning Scepter was not always as prominent was it has become.  In the Ages of Quakes especially the Turu'hraim were a loose people, cooperating for benifits as neighbors, but not as brothers.  We fought amongst ourselves as much as we fought, and nearly brought ruin upon ourselves *F1.  It took many long years of strife and treachery before the fallen ways could be rooted out, and authority restored to the lands of the Bright Seekers *F2.

The rise of the Reigners was a slow process.  Reading the Legends at face value, one can (and many do) conclude that with the advent of Burak'al the Bright that our system of elected monarchy was firmly established, and that he won over the consensus of the heads of the Matriarchs as a fait accompli after his storied life of great accomplishments.  However, even slaying two dragons does not automatically confer one great political authority.  More than a few arms had to be twisted and several obstinate tongues had to be discreetly silenced before the Matriarchs conferred the title of Reigner of the Turu'hraim upon Burak'al. 

Even here, as soon as the Reigner's successor was elected, the Matriarchs ate at his power, and the rule of Urg'engh was one marked by bickering and strife.  The great estates of Undergrowth*F3 under control of the Martriarchs families only grew in this time; indeed they were one of the principal driving forces of expansion of our lands, so they could procure more Undergrowth Caves for their offspring and for new rising families that were agitating for power.

Several Reigners did not simply abide being reduced to a unifying figurehead, and aggressively fought to preserve or expand their power.  But the Matriarchs held fast, and have continued to act in their own interests, largely rendering the Reigned Lands more a collection of smaller nations than one great united one. 

Even so, the Reigners have increased their authority in some matters, such as the granting of charters and in the commencement of large investment ventures.  Slowly over time the Sprawl Caves that connect our Reigned Lands have come under the overall authority of the Scepter, even though the estate controlling nobility retains command of the application and organization of arms, and over the authority the Reigner has in regulating their practices and caves.  The balance has shifted slowly, but as the ages pass the Reigners wax as the Matriarchs and the families wane; they have lost a greater deal of of power outside the "status" areas of authority than they would care to admit.

F1 The author here is drawing on legends, which in this case were consolidated at a time when political centralization was underway and the decentralized, tribal social structure of the past was being heavily critisized and castigated as a decrepit system that if allowed to continue would lead the Turu'hraim to ruin.  Many narratives of the demonstrate this developing Social Myth, that without strong authority the Turu'hraim face total destructive anarchy

F2 Term that the Turu'hraim often call themselves, deriving from their mystical views of the flash accompaniying an explosion.  For them, it is a brief window into the uncontainable unobtainable divine nature that lies Beyond.

F3 Large cultivated subterranean fungal farms; basically the equivalent of large landed surface estates
621  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Drawing Requests! (Closed) on: April 01, 2012, 06:23:32 PM
Soooooooooo freaking awesome!!!
*stops before he freaks Trubbol out*
622  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Drawing Requests! (Closed) on: March 31, 2012, 06:44:37 PM
A different question perhaps; why do you need chairs ever when you have those? Arctic Fox Grin
623  Other Realms / Role Play Theater / Re: Dawn of Worlds on: March 31, 2012, 06:41:14 PM
Command Order, 2 points Use Army

It has been too long since a large conflict was waged in the lands of the Scourge; unrest threatens to billow and tear apart their burgeoning empire.  If they can’t fight outsiders, then they will fight each other; that is the way of the Scourge.  Seeing this rising tension as a threat to their power, the Temple of the Maw seeks to marshal their gathered forces together.

It’s time for full scale war.

More than that, the Temple has become fascinated with the workings of the Glyph Scarred corruption; it somehow controls any species it is in extended contact with, works over any distance, and is so far without cure.  If such a power could be harnessed, the power at the Temple’s disposal would be beyond their imagination.  Eagerly they make preparations, and when they are ready, they launch their army in an invasion of the Green Crystal lands.  Their objective: drive at the other worldly crystal and secure it in the name of the Temple.

Command Order, 2 points Use Army

Meanwhile, the Temple’s focus south leaves much agitation on the eastern borderlands, a factor aggravated  by the departure of Miserable Failure.  In his absence, a large group of Scourge follow the banner of the order known as Bite His Butt roam restlessly, desiring once again the presense of the monopod so they can have their chance at deification, as a theology quickly develops that the one(s) that successfully devour Miserable Failure will attain the power of a deity.  The order soon swells into its own horde, and indeed actually attracts one of the Scourge’s main armies.

The only fact known about Miserable Failure now is that he headed north, into the land of the Goblins.  Therefore that is where the Scourge must follow.  In defiance of the Temple of the Maw’s efforts, Bite His Butt leads the 2nd main army of the Scourge north to find Miserable Failure: and assault and destroy any Goblins or others who get in their way.

Command Avatar, 1 point Create Army

In the south, the new dragon Vedirai adjusts to his new form, and is off to venture into the world!... to be helpful.  Somehow.  He doesn’t know actually how to accomplish this, just that he could start with one thing he knows how to do better than anything else; cleaning!

With this knowledge, he flies north, ambling around before turning northwest, and eventually finds himself in the lands of the Krump, who have in recent ages settled into a subordinate supportive role in the empire of the Kycamuuni.  There, he is instantly struck by the overabundance of flowers; seemingly growing everywhere, even over buildings!!  It’s very pretty in a way, but it’s so disorganized!  He decides there is no alternative but to help clean up right away.  He starts with a rampant growth of flowers that look strangely like a temple…

To the dragon’s shock, the Krump react to his attempts to help with blind furious rage!  Quickly they mobilize together, grouping into a veritable army to hunt down and crush the outrageous dragon that has defiled their gardens!

Command Order, 2 points Use Army

The Templarians, custodians of the Krump flower temples, are as enraged as anyone, and harness the outrage among the populace and seek to punish the interloping dragon responsible for the desecration of their temple.  Seeing him flee southeast, they follow.
Vedirai, confused and frightened by the response of those he was just trying to clean up for, seeks to rest in the lands of the Red Reyn, who don’t quite know what to make of this arguably clueless dragon.  The Krump, and the Templarians leading them see this in simple terms of the Red Reyn harboring a hated enemy, and assault the vulpines accordingly.  

Command Avatar, 1 point Create Order

Andarcus has left the south for the time being and meandered back north; at the moment he has given up on finding the whereabouts of Miserable Failure, and decides to check in on the Turu’hraim and their perpetual love of explosives.  There, he sees quite inventive pyrodestructive practices at work, but they mostly seem geared toward tunneling and engineering.   While extremely useful, they could have more amusing potential in more... martial persuits…

With this in mind, Andarcus gathers several plucky and particularly quick thinking Turu’hraim together, to see if he can get them to focus on things a bit more martially oriented.  This effort pays off, and soon the Turu’hraim boast a new order: The Engineers of Destruction.

Command City, 2 points Create Army

With the Engineers as a core, the city of Y’srhealkt contructs for itself its own army.  Trade relations with the Jaeskine and Tek are always unpredictable, and the Phoraj are only growing more uncooperative as time goes on… best be prepared…

14 points,  - 2 – 2 – 1 – 2 – 1 – 2 = 4 points remaining
624  Comic Discussion / Crimson Flag Comic / Re: Comic 189 on: March 30, 2012, 09:04:42 PM
625  Comic Discussion / Loose Ferrets / Re: Comic 141 on: March 29, 2012, 01:02:14 AM
Frowning fish scare away demonic felines.
*notes for future reference*
626  Comic Discussion / Loose Ferrets / Re: Comic 140 on: March 27, 2012, 01:05:28 AM
Oh by all means, make him hit you; violence in comics is something I find amusing wholeheartedly approve of!
627  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Cartoony Drawings on: March 26, 2012, 10:55:32 PM
That thumbnail is... odd...
628  Comic Discussion / Crimson Flag Comic / Re: Comic 188 on: March 23, 2012, 09:05:43 PM
Oh they're reds.  For a moment I was worried, thinking that the normal gray guards were out checking as if everything was all hunky dorry.
629  Other Realms / Art Gallery / Re: Sketches! on: March 21, 2012, 12:03:22 AM
*Grabs the inflatable Virmir and runs off squeeze-squeaking him*
630  Comic Discussion / Loose Ferrets / Re: Comic of Erased Filler on: March 20, 2012, 01:23:48 AM
*gives Traxer yet another award for creativity using the simplest methods possible*
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