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Offline Konrad von Richtmark

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Re: Dwarven Hold: Kegiz Gavem
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2018, 07:32:33 PM »
I think I would prefer out of consistency if dwarfs had different skin colours depending on latitude, but otherwise much the same kind of physical appearance. Rather than go full negroid, like that dwarf boy. Call it eurocentrism if you will.

Also, dwarfs living on latitudes closer to the equator should wear shades not to hurt their eyes from exposure to sunlight  :icon_cool:
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Re: Dwarven Hold: Kegiz Gavem
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2018, 09:21:21 PM »
Or instead of shades, just lots of thick kohl underneath the eye.

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Re: Dwarven Hold: Kegiz Gavem
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2018, 07:07:35 PM »
@Gankom: Aye! Quite a fit. Good idea with kohl!

@Xathrodox86: Nice! I hope you and your mates enjoy the experience. Be more than welcome to share ideas and details you come up with. And thank you kindly!

@Konrad von Richtmark: Cheers! No branding with -isms here. I fully agree that Dwarves as disparate groups should be kept closer together physiologically than humans with their mutability. One doesn't expect Dwarves to vary as much as Manlings do: Steady as the rock.




Icon of Garuvebiz the Scorched

Legends tell of a strong and warlike ancestor who was the first to explore the rich and sacred coast overseas, uncovering mysteries both occult and divine, and learning of the Heavenly Light's will for Kegiz Gavem to grasp this dry land for her own and purify it from Infernal clutches. The name of this man was Garuvebiz, a strapping fellow who dyed his beard red with henna and spilt red blood in the sands for the sacred cause of the Light. First he was to discover, and first he was to set foot ashore among a mighty Gavemite expeditionary force led by Ras Avrakam II's oldest son, Yugnaz the Stalwart.

In battle Garuvebiz was a force unto his own, for his vision became filled by the Light on high as he slayed its enemies and cleansed the promised shores from both Infernal Dwarves and their slave soldiers. Yet the sheer success of this famous champion planted arrogance in his heart, and for this sin did the Heavenly Light cast him aside into captivity and punishment at the hands of Garuvebiz' hateful foes. They stripped him of dignity and armour, and chained his wrists. A command beyond words struck into the mind of him as he lay languishing in his cell, a higher call making Garuvebiz understand that he was to lift his head during his coming torment, and never once have eyes for anything but the light above.

The shackled champion did maintain his gaze upward into the bright sky while kicks and whiplashes rained upon his gnarled hide, yet he finally faltered and looked down for but a moment as the jailors lowered him into a pit of fire. His skin was burnt to a crisp for this brief loss of eye contact with the divine, yet the Light ultimately shielded him from the worst of the flames for the sake of his repentance, and for his resumed stare into the heavens above. And so it was that the cruel and jeering Infernal Dwarves dragged Garuvebiz' twitching body to a nearby Gavemite fort, and dumped his burnt form outside its gates in order to sow terror into the hearts of their pious foes. The Infernal Warriors left their still-smoking victim with a baleful laughter at their lips.

Appalled, the garrison of the fort took their burnt kinsman inside, and eventually discovered a hidden miracle while they slowly nursed him. The hellish flames had indeed seared and ravaged the skin of Garuvebiz, akin to the burning off of superficial pride. Yet their hot bite had not destroyed the flesh beneath the hide, for penitent Garuvebiz had proven his inner spirit to be pure and humble, and thus the Light saved him from death, though not from torture and disfigurement. And so his health and beard eventually returned by the blessing of the Light, and Garuvebiz the Scorched was both able to father sons and daughters, and return to the wars against the Infernal Dwarves overseas. And amid the Gavemite hosts, he bore his horrible burn scars steadily, and once more wreaked higher judgement upon his foes in battle.

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Re: Dwarven Hold: Kegiz Gavem
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2018, 11:18:47 AM »
This is clever, in that it is Dwarfish, but drifts sufficiently away from the usual Celtic style bordering. Nice.
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Re: Dwarven Hold: Kegiz Gavem
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2018, 01:49:47 PM »
@Warlord: Cheers!


Gavemite versus Infernal Dwarf. Light Against Darkness, by Mitchell Nolte:


"Swathed in heavenly radiance and girt for war did faithful Negusaz, son of Eraphram, son of Danak, son of Alemakyu, stand his ground against Azerak of the Chains.

For horned Azerak rose from out of a pit of flames beneath the shadow of his heathen idol, and he threatened Negusaz with a baleful end if he did not stand aside, and yet the son of Eraphram would not yield to let him pass.

And roaring an oath with tusked maw did Azerak tread forth from the hellfire in fury, for he brandished a twin-headed axe with murder in his eyes.

And axe of dark steel clashed with bright-lit sickle sword, locked in mortal combat.

For under the higher gaze of heaven and under the eyes of infernal idol did the warriors trade blows, where light and darkness met."



Plus Nolte's thumbnail sketches:





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Re: Dwarven Hold: Kegiz Gavem
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2018, 02:06:16 PM »
Very, very good! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Re: Dwarven Hold: Kegiz Gavem
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2018, 05:06:22 PM »
Really good stuff. I like the thought of there being a strong fight between the slaving infernal dwarfs and these guys.

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Re: Dwarven Hold: Kegiz Gavem
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2018, 06:41:45 PM »
I've always liked these concepts - a lot, really! - but finally seen the stirring artwork have been fleshing them out incredibly.

Great work all around, Clansman.
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