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Orctober 17, World Building Wednesday 16

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Prompt, Stars. Leading to another patrons-only World Building post, in which we’re talking about Orc weddings, marriage, and a bit about gender.

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Orctober 16 – Oath

Commitment to Faerie. Commitment to life. Committment to oneself ❤

Needed something more positive and peaceful for this one, even if there must be a bit of violent seriousness.

(Posting from my phone, so no handy links, buuuut instead enjoy this preview of my freshly carved Samhain pumpkin!)

(…..Orctober is the best 😀 )

Orctober catchup – 14/Sunday Gnomedays, and 15

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Day 14, “Leader” (also Sunday Gnomedays 10-14-18)

Since this one fell on a Sunday, we get both Orcish and Gnomish goodness! Which inspired me to illustrate two of those current leaders – Queen Adamine of the Gnomes, and Chieftain Keesa of Onna’s as-yet-unnamed tribe (who’s also been featured in the recent pages of the comic!).

Behind Keesa are echoes of other Chieftains, because she’s not the only one – each tribe has it’s own Chieftain, and they are all equal in Orcish society. The Gnomes, as I’ve mentioned before, have a single monarch – currently Queen Adamine, who’s from a long line of other ruling royals. That relic she’s holding is important to her bloodline, buuuuuuut more on that in the future ❤

More on both of them in general, of course, available in the bonus material at Patreon.

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Day 15, “Capture”

…..which stumped me at first, but then this hit me very clearly and DEMANDED to be drawn. As far as I can tell, there’s more to this abduction that it seems, and I think that “princess” is going to be just fine.

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Orctober 13 – Steed

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Which got me thinking about Onna, and what she thinks she “should” have been 🤫

(Today’s/Sunday Gnomedays coming later, with prompt “Leader”….)

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Orctober, days 11 and 12

A bit more catchup, and a bit on time!

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Eleven, “Look”

As I’ve mentioned before, the Orcs trade regularly with the Gnomes (who travel to their territory for that purpose, in airships – like Bumble’s family does). So this lady appears to be considering these binoculars they brought to her tribe on a recent trip.

(Specifically inspired by a pair of power binoculars from the 19th century, found on pimall.com)

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Twelve, “Message”

I imagine these two are siblings, one carrying a message to the other from someone they fancy 😍 Also, I starkly realized in drawing this one that the viking deliciousness that inspired Tock-world Orc culture comes with lots of gender-stratification…..which I knew about, of course, but hadn’t applied too much to their clothing, yet. Look out for more world building on that soon!

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World Building Wednesday 15 – Hogdragons!

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In all the Orctober rush, I missed this week’s World Building Wednesday!  Since it focused on a bit more of their nomadic culture, though, the Orctober post that fell on that day DOES count!

So for this week, let’s take a closer at the Orcish mounts, the Hogdragons.

Full post available here

(And more Orctober List catching-up will come later. There was a bit of a snafu with yesterday’s prompt.)

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Orctober catchup – days 8, 9 and 10

More catching up to do! For the record, I have been pretty much keeping up posting these on time on my Instagram, but it’s less easy to keep up on posting these across ALL the places I post (here, Patreon, dA, etc.). So for more-live updates, I recommend  following me there, too.

That said, here we are with the most recent three!

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Eight, “Friend”

Which inspired me to draw more about the Hogdragons that the Orcs use for travel – and companionship, in some cases.

(Look closely and there’s some backstory in this one!)

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Nine, “Tusk”

Which got me thinking about the connection between their tusks and the bones they use in their jewelry.

And then jewelry on their tusks.

So here we are.

(…who does and does not have nose rings is important too, btw. We will get to that eventually.)

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Ten, “Move”

As I mentioned before, the Orcs are nomads, and they use the hogdragons for travel from foraging-place to foraging-place (also to carry them into war, but that’s another matter). Since they also live in yurts, they often send some of the tribe ahead to start setting up camp while the rest of them take their time to get there. And apparently some of the younger tribesfolk take the opportunity to race!

More soon ❤ (And of course, more on the Orcs of Tock’s world available in the comic!)

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