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Northern Circle -- Commission

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Commission of a circle of Solar exalts (and a few extra NPCs) for a Northern game set near Whitewall. This one was crazy insane to get all the character information together, but I'm pretty happy with the results.

From Top Left, clockwise:
Xeno, Dawn Caste
Unrepentant Finger of the Carp, Night Caste
Small Claw, Full Moon
Tikkah, Dawn Caste
Walsh, Twilight Caste
Grayface, Twilight Caste
Hands of Winter, Moonshadow Caste
Many Faces of Death, Dawn Caste
Dangus Wildspeaker, Zenith Caste
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KlugdunumHobbyist Digital Artist
The style is quite interesting, it's colorful and got a very nice cartoon feeling in the picture.

On another level (more of a story one)... How are so many exalted together ?! It looks more like a big D&D party.
And I regret (but that's probably more up to the players than to the illustrator) that the Chosen are too similar in terms of proportions.

In terms of game, all look with 3 or 4 in the characteristics, so it lacks a bit of diversity and strangeness.

But these critics are less directed towards fishcapades than to the story behind the painting :) (Smile) 
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fishcapadesProfessional General Artist
Well, a lot of the characters are actually related in the party, so that makes diversity a bit tough.  On the other hand, having related backstories makes for easy times as a GM!
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KlugdunumHobbyist Digital Artist
I diverge a bit. For D&D and the likes, related backstories are a blessing.

In exalted... "**** it off", like Americans can say Wink/Razz

The major point is : alone, you will probably die (or be trapped -in a battle for the less combative/facing an occult challenge for the non occultists/delicate diplomacy for the "big guns"), together, you have a chance.

For the celestials, very easy, at the beginning YOU WILL BE CHASED (Matrix style, you're very powerful, but you're always in a disadvantage). For the Dragon Blooded, you have to be toghter.
And in my games, exalted are rare. And I tend to have bigger world, more populated cites, so it emphathises on the extraordinary fact to be an exalted (even a Dragon Blooded). All the major cities have minimum 1 000 000 people, about 80 solars/abyssals, same with lunars, 25 siderals, no alchemicals, no akuma/infernals. So, my characters (NPCs and PCs don't have the luxury to choose :D (Big Grin) )
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fishcapadesProfessional General Artist
Yeah, even if you go with the canon number of Exalts, chances of being related to another are... very slim.  Creation is a huge place!
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KlugdunumHobbyist Digital Artist
Never big enough for me !

Amies can always be more numerous, cities bigger, landscape more impressive !

And such, a quite small amont of Chosen reinforce the power, responsibility of them (plus, the GM AND the players can know all of them after some time) :) (Smile) 
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Wish there was some context for this... looks like the aftermath of a crash.
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They were run off a cliff by an antagonist!  Thankfully, Solars tend to be pretty good about surviving things like that.
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Ah, I see.  I'm currently running a campaign with three Solar PCs (plus a few NPCs), traveling around in what is basically a First Age pickup truck.  None of the PCs have any dots in Ride (we now have a NPC handling it), so hilariously catastrophic drive-related botches are high on my mind.
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AvengingSeraphimStudent General Artist
That's more than kind of awesome
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fishcapadesProfessional General Artist
Thanks! I love character design and this one was all kinds of crazy!
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Thank you! I really like having this as my wall-paper now.

Fishcapades is a great ST and, somehow, even a better artist (by which I mean she is superb at story telling, not that she is bad at making art). I had a great experience in pinning down the details of my character (Greyface, the one robes in the bottom right corner) and she did a perfect job translating my muddled descriptions into exactly what I wanted. Get a commission from her and you wont be disappointed!
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fishcapadesProfessional General Artist
Awww, thank you. ^_^ I'm very glad Greyface turned out well for you.
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Nny2Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's images like this that really make me wish I could afford commissions.
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fishcapadesProfessional General Artist
It was kind of cool--the whole group chipped in for this one together, so it didn't cost any of them very much. ^_^
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Wow wow wow!! How much work? Really excellent stuff... All I hope is that it's not one of the Abyssals that has a Unicorn familiar! :P
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fishcapadesProfessional General Artist
Nope, it's the tan fellow with the blond hair on the left.
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kailanHobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a huge circle! Wow.

...is that a unicorn in the background?
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fishcapadesProfessional General Artist
Yes, it is. One of them has a five dot familiar. >_<
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ZoushaHobbyist Writer
Who is a BLACK-HEARTED TRAITOR! (I read her story on the latest Handbook of Heroes.)
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fishcapadesProfessional General Artist
Betwayal!  (I love Thuna.  She was the best NPC)
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ZoushaHobbyist Writer
"BETWAYALLLLL..."
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fishcapadesProfessional General Artist
Thuna is the best unicorn (at betrayal)
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ZoushaHobbyist Writer
Just like Handbook of Heroes is the best webcomic (at being hilarious)! ;)
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