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World Building Wednesday Promos, 65, 66, 67

Missed cross-posting these amidst art challenges and recent show prep, whoops! Thanks for your patience, dear readers.

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World Building Wednesday 65

Something fun AND Gnomevember-sourced (White Button Mushrooms) in regards to how much these Gnomes value mushrooms, in the face of their usual class division…

Full post available here!

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World Building Wednesday 66

Another Gnomevember-related one – looking at how the Gnomes of Tock’s world use mushrooms for trade!

Full post available here!

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World Building Wednesday 67

dElfcember time!! In which we look at the structure of Elvish government, both in Misu and Mariatu’s time and currently.

Full post available here!

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 59

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! 
I apologize for this one being late, I was travelling to visit family and got some sad news about a dear friend, and didn’t have the energy to get it posted on time. Thank you for your patience – here it is now, short and (bitter)sweet, and and establishes something you might have already guessed… 

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Bonus sketch – Illegal (and progress update!)

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Something bonusey for extra Sunday Gnomedays (drawn last night, but busy weekend means late posting!). My Wife and I are rewatching Veronica Mars in preparation for the new series, and as usual, Veronica and Wallace are giving me major Tock and Bumble feels.

(Don’t worry Bumble, I don’t think Tock would actually do that well in jail either 😅🎩💕)

As for current progress!

The Orcish tent redesign is going very well, slowly but surely. This week’s World Building Wednesday will feature the Chief’s-tent redesign and how/why that differs from their usual homes. The week after that, if all goes to plan, will feature the Great Hall’s redesign, and then I’m on to making page adjustments! Thank you for your patience, dear readers. I promise we will be back to forward story progress as soon as possible.

In the meantime, my daily “Tock Time” has gone to making progress on this month’s Ranger level bonus drawing (which will be a finished ink and subtle color piece this month instead of just a pencil illustration). WIPs on that are available for all Rogue level patrons, too, in lieu of the page progress WIPs I would usually be posting more regularly. Click here to check those out, too!

Thank you all, very much, for your patience again and for your enjoyment of Tock’s story always!

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 49

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Time for another (usually) patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
For those of you visiting Patreon for the open house – each week there is a new exclusive world building post available for all patrons. I post the associated art for free as a promo, but the actual notes/story/etc. and any bonus visual notes are readable for patrons-only, at any dollar amount.
This week we’re looking at another very lost tale of the Wood Queen and the Stone Queen, characters of lore famous in the holiday stories of Peacenight-time. But though that legend ends well, it was not the final account of them:

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 40

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, my dear readers!
Today we are looking at Arella’s parents – the Queen and King before she and her brother Archibald took the throne – and how Gnomish government could have worked in times of more realm-wide crisis.

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 31

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!

Continuing our theme from last week, here’s a better portrait of the Gnomish royal family, as they are now. We will be looking a bit at what happened to Adamine after last week’s trauma, how this family formed, and where they are now.

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Reminders – “Tock the Gnome” is available to read for free both here and on Patreon (where there is much bonus art, story and world-building to boot), so please do check it it out if you haven’t yet! ~ Also, call for artists is still open for “Prints for Pam-a-Lamb.” ~ And prints of my own work, comic books, coloring books and needlefelted OOAK dolls are available anytime on Etsy.

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World Building Wednesday 30 – “Adamine, one”

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! Aaaaand something a little bit different this week – building the backstory of the Gnome Queen, one small secret at a time. Here’s something she went through when she was younger….

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