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Posts tagged “badger

World Building Wednesday 9 AND Ranger Bonus preview!

Two bonuses today for my Patreon patrons!! (And technically about half of one for everyone, since I always share the WBW art.)

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Firstly, it’s time for another patrons-only world building post! This week, we’re looking at the mysterious Badger folk.

There is a LOT I could say about these guys – don’t want to give too-too much away yet, but you might be able to deduce some things from what I’ve posted about Eunan so far. As such, I will speak on one thing that ties into his own abilities: their religion.
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Aaaaaand secondly,  as of yesterday, this month’s Ranger-level piece is up!  Which could be called “The Chances II, also including Bumble and Prince Archibald.”

(And remember, all Ranger patrons are in the running to WIN that month’s drawing!)

Click here to check it out ❤

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Short stories – Five Moments

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One more bonus, dear readers, for Seven Years of Tock!

Here are five small moments, each crew member of the dear Bucket in their experience of the world – before they came together! These happen at varying times in their lives, and speak to the reasons they’ll end up where they are in the comic – which is yet to be seen, in full, but I hope you enjoy this glimpse in the meantime!

Thank you so much for your continuous support and enjoyment of this work. I’m so pleased to share Tock’s world with you and look forward to sharing even more adventures and stories of Faerie magic and Love

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Onna

A roar tore through her throat as Onna lunged at her opponent again, the battle rush blissfully in her veins. They clashed, axe against club, force by force trying to push each other down. Their teacher shouted, they broke apart, swinging back around to try again.

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Beauty and the Beast

~ A “Tock the Gnome” fairy tale, of the Brogh – the badger-folk. ~

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Extra Happy and Grateful Seven Years of Tock, everyone!

I’m very excited to share this with you, and hope you enjoy it as much as I appreciate your readership.

Fairy tales are obviously a big part of the story, inspiring Tock herself to go on her quest – and the further we get, the more we’re going to see versions of certain fairy tales (that we humans are familiar with) pop up in Tock’s world.

So here’s the first, as a special treat! Hope you all look forward to more of these as much as I do (and as for how they’re going to pop up? Shhhh not telling!).

Thank you again, dear readers. Tock’s journey would not have gotten this far without you.

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~ Beauty and the Beast ~

Long ago there lived a fair maiden, with her father and two sisters, in a sett much farther down the shoreline than here. Her mother had vanished before her babes were even walking, leaving their father to raise the girls alone. Still, they brightened his life, and he worked hard at trade with the neighboring setts and other nearby peoples – in order to provide for them a good and prosperous life.

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Gnomevember day 3!

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Prompt – Animal Companion.

Full prompt list available at the About tab above.


Right Sized (or, Keep to the Forest)

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A statement of intention. (Also missing at least one crew member, as I have been working on this for years and it was drawn before everyone was created, so whoops. Perhaps there will be a follow up ❤ )

I have hopes and plans for Tock’s story, but at the heart of it, I seek to remain true to Faerie. So, this is about that.

Read the story from the beginning here, or here on Patreon.

Thank you, and bright blessings!


Sketch – Faerie Times

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Something I sketched up this week while trying to get over some blockage. I will be vending at a Gnome & Fairy Festival this October, and offering free coloring pages, so I hope to get this inked up in time for that too.


Sketch – Impressions

 

Minor “Rescue Quest” spoilers follow!!!

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Another Brogh (badger person) as introduced in design work before, but a Honey Badger one this time 😀

This was inspired by Ursula Vernon’s recent Honey Badger work, by the way, which got me thinking that if things were more…..peaceful between the Brogh and the Orcs, that Orcs would be quite impressed by Honey Badger warriors in particular.

Mind you, she’s not disturbed by the bloody organ in front of her. She eats those for breakfast. She is just put off by having said offering right in her face, in the hands of a potential enemy, no less.

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