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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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Almost to a resolution ~ but, then!

Thank you for your patience in waiting for this page, I know it’s been a couple months ^^; That said – we’re very close to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, for which I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

And as far as this page goes, I am very pleased with it myself, especially that first panel. Lots of little storytelling details in where everyone is looking 😉

And and, as I mentioned last page, The Orcish Language Guide is finally available! Click here to check it out. (Some of the words on today’s page are new, but they will be added as soon as possible.)

Lastly – Happy Orctober, too!!! I will be participating in that, even though I’m having a bit of a late start. More about that on my Instagram.

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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 7 – Elven Queensguard

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Belatedly, that is, BUT that and Throwback Thursday all in one, as a result!

This week at Patreon we’re talking about the Elven Queensguard and government, as it was in the time of Misu and Mariatu 🌊💗🌊

This drawing features Reina, the Elven Queen from that time – who is one of the few characters from my pre-Tock work that has survived intact! (She’s on the left, btw.)

Here she is, in older incarnations:

(She looks pretty much the same, as you can see, except that now she gets to be happier! Yay! ……sorry Arella.)

Click here to read the full World Building Wednesday post!

(Also, shoutout to @photos_by_trinityhawk in the last older drawing, since it belongs to him 👍👍 and to my amazing Wife for fixing the ring in the picture and getting me into the show that inspired this drawing in the first place 😍 ).

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Someone’s being a bit too flourishy ^^;

(More context on that here.)

Aaaaaaaaaand ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!!!

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The Orcish Language Guide is finally available, on Patreon! Click here to check it out.

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