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? WHAT IS #MarchOfTheFauns?
For the month of March 2018 I am creating one of a kind faun and satyr drawings all month long! Its called #MarchOfTheFauns , a monthly themed challenge to celebrate and engage with the online fantasy art community. Specifically, I explored and expanded the lore of fauns within my own IP, a magical world called "#Terratoff"
It was common knowledge that Terratoff owed it's liberation from the Rott to both Queen Gloria and to mankind. By rescuing, then recruiting humans enslaved by the Rott, Queen Gloria formed the human vanguard that drove the Rott back into the "Dark Lands". Since humans are not creatures of magic, the magic of the Rott had no effect on humans. Together, Gloria and the humans brought about a new age of rebirth known as "The Restoration Age".
As her eldest daughter, and an incredible warrior, it was expected that Jacandy would one day inherit Queen Gloria's crown and leadership of the vanguard. But Jacandy never cared much for humans, since they were not creatures of magic, she believed Terratoff was not meant for beings such as they. She resented relying on them to help keep the Rott at bay. The fact that any human could best her at fighting a Rott, no matter how powerful she was, filled her heart with a darkness that slowly grew into hate.
She and her mother, the Queen, frequently argued over the role humanity should play in their defense. Jacandy could not trust them with the lives of her people, but Gloria believed in their potential and fealty to the crown. Finally, Jacandy had enough with the endless bickering and set out to find a way to eradicate the Rott...once and for all...no matter the cost.
Jacandy wandered the realm alone until she happened upon an open field, not far from the borders of the Dark Lands. Waiting there was a single Rott...who offered her information on a powerful source of magic trapped in "The World Of Man" (Twom) in exchange for her younger sister Wynne.
Jacandy took the deal, but the cost was far greater than she ever imagined. The transaction corrupted the last of her heart, and the Rotten plague finally took it's hold. Infused with the last of Twom's magic, she stormed the castle with the Rotten hoard, and executed her mother as she tried to defend her youngest daughter.
The royal court cried out for the vanguard to save them, but their calls went unheard. You see, before she conquered the castle Jacandy made sure to eliminate the life long thorn in her side, the one thing that could stop her conquest...the humans.
Colored pencil and Graphite on Moleskine paper
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TERRATOFF & ENTER THE REALM HERE