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World Building Wednesday 13 – the Magicked Folk

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Time for another Patrons-only world building post! This week we’re looking at magic again – specifically, the cultures that have it, and why that is so.

Preview:

As has been implied, the Gnomes of Tock’s world do not have magic. Magical forces show up in some of their legends, and they hear stories of it existing in other cultures – especially in the Lowlands – but it has been a long, LONG time since any such force was present in their own kind. And as we’ve seen, the Orcs don’t appear to have magic, either.

So, if magic exists, where is it and why do its keepers still have it, if the Orcs and Gnomes don’t?

Click here to see the full post (and many many other exclusive bonuses)!

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World Building Wednesday 12 – Brogh Battle Magic

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Time for another patrons-only world building post!

This week we’ll be looking a bit more at the Brogh – specifically how they use magic in battle, since they do have access to it.

Here’s a little preview:

“As I’ve implied before, the Brogh are more of a peaceful nature than not, but with the Orcs attacking them so often they do have to defend themselves. As such, they have developed several forms of defensive magic (a literal first line of defense, just trying to keep them out altogether) and enhancement magic, for themselves and their weapons, when the defensive measures fail….”

Full post available here (along with many many other patrons-only goodies!).

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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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Brogh Gaelic Time, 1

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I’ve been working a bit on the Orc language lately (which I may or may not be sharing on Patreon with translations…), but that’s got me thinking about the other languages we’ll be coming across soon, particularly these lovely badger folk.
This time of year, leading up to March, always gets me thinking about my own roots too. I’m Irish, and love being so, and there’s a lot about Celtic culture that’s going to be reflected in Brogh culture (in the same way my Orcs are very very Viking).
In interest of honoring that, and not driving myself crazy having to come up with multiple fantasy languages, I have elected to have my badgers speak Gaelic. Which I am now also learning myself 😀
So have some Eunan speaking of himself!
Pronunication: iss farr may.
Translation: “I am a man.”
(Yeeeeah, very binary-centric, as the first few lessons irritatingly were, BUT interesting and important that he is saying so.)

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.


Tock, back from vacation!

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Page production resumes today! 😀 Thank you for your patience, we had an amazing time.
And for funsies, here’s all the references in the drawing:
Tock – Belle’s gown, Thor’s helmet
Onna – sword of Shan Yu, Mickey ears in her hair, Ikran (from Avatar) on her shoulder
Bumble – scepter and crown of the Queen of Hearts, bag from Erin McKenna’s NYC Bakery
Eunan – Jedi robes
Actia – Ariel tail
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All content except the Disney references © Rachel Terwilliger.

Sketch – Arella and Strahl kiss

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So, clearly, productivity has been really low this month due to other projects – but I can say that page 79 is very close to done (inkwork viewable here / pencilwork viewable here) and this month’s Patreon Ranger Bonus sketch is on its way.

I’ve been really feeling this part of the world’s backstory lately, so here’s something else about these two in the meantime!

(Also, I’m sure kisses like this will come up again in the comic, and I hadn’t figured out how to draw them yet, so yay for this having come out well! And I had originally planned to draw something else up in the right corner/side, but I actually like how they look with all that space pressing around them.)

More bonuses, backstory content and full comic available at Patreon! (Comic itself is free to read anytime – click here to start ❤ )

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.


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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