Enchanted weapons seized by inquisitors after the fall of Reimsbarl in 872, presented as evidence in the heresy trials of the city's patricians. Compelled by the court to luminesce under 'rituale tribunus' to reveal their magical nature, the blades terrified military exorcists and resisted normal means used to destroy heretical artifacts in field. The cache, along with most of the treasures of Nor Sylvan region, was lost en route to the imperial capital, and their eventual fate are unknown.
Practice painting executed in Photoshop for portfolio development. The swords were designed in the process of creating the illustration itself.
Full paint of a sketch I did earlier this year. ->
Trying to strengthen the weapon design area of my portfolio. So this will be the first of many revisits to older work in the next few weeks.
Generally when designing fantasy weapons, I like to throw convention out the window. In this genre, form can take precedence over function. However, like my work in science fiction, I put a substantial amount of thought into how they would work in an ergonomic fashion as well. These always seem to yield the most believable designs.
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Appartiene alla categoria lunga. La sua impugnatura intreccia la pelle nei tre colori simbolici di vette, pianure e foreste. Una pietra blu semidura - indicativa della carica eccelsa - è incastonata nel pomolo, una rossa è collocata innanzi alla guardia per rammentare il fuoco. Grazie a LinkBadGuyZero [[link] per avermi aiutato a trovare il nome "Erelis'nar" (tra i dizionari reali e immaginari) che si traduce come "Aquila di Fuoco". --- It belongs to the long category. Its hilt twists the leather in the three symbolic colors of the Heights, Plains and Forests, a semi-hard blue stone - indicative of prestigious office - embeds itself in the knob. A red one is set into the hand guard to remind fire. Thanks to LinkBadGuyZero for helping me find the name "Erelis'nar" (among real and imaginary dictionaries) which translates as "Fire Eagle."
Ornamental weapons and armour for the Lore of Steel supplement The Lost Heralds. I continued with the underwater/fish theme just a little, for fun. They're decorative, ceremonial items - not actually much use as real weapons and armour.
Lore of Steel is a tabletop roleplaying game which can found online here: [link]