WILDCARD BONUS (DOUBLE EXP) FOR KIV PLEASE! ; u ; <333
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Omg, here comes another was-gonna-be-a-comic-but-I-decided-last-minute-to-turn-it-into-an animation! I s2g the panels with smaller ppl were actually more difficult to draw than normal-sized ppl because trying to squeeze in all those details in such a tiny space O|-< //definitely should have started with a larger canvas and then shrunk it down
Also, please ignore all my lighting errors omfg O|-< I'M SORRY THIS IS PROBABLY, NO, DEFINITELY NOT AS SMOOTH OF AN ANIMATION AS MY MUTINY COLLAB BECAUSE I HAD TO RUSH THIS SO BADLY (//LATE SHIFT AT WORK //CRIES) There was so much more I wanted to add, too-- like I wanted to animate Tor'ang and Cass's illusions so that they faded in and so that extra mouths and eyes appeared and disappeared on them OTL
Presenting the (NPC) Peacekeepers that Kiv is closest to! There’s Taulm (51), his adoptive father, of course, and the only senior Peacekeeper among them. Jinli (37) and Ying (32) are brothers, and Cui (27) is their cousin. Sae (26; she’s supposed to look a lot younger than she really is) is the only girl in the circle of friends, not that it ever makes a difference with how the others treat her or how she treats the others.
Kiv’s bombs are homemade, so no, the activation mechanism for the smoke bomb isn’t necessary the same as most. Also, I know it’s not rly oriented naturally for the way it left his hand, but I wanted to show the alchemical activation progressing down its length. Also, Kiv has holsters strapped to his thighs that aren’t shown here, if you’re wondering where his other gun disappeared to at some point.
Taulm’s big rifle is alchemically modified to be quite impact-resistant so that he can also use it as a bludgeon without having to worry about it jamming or accidentally going off-- like when he hit that Flight Regiment baldie in the corner of that one panel. (My headcanon is Taulm shot his mount to bring him down, but Peacekeepers don’t kill if they don’t have to, so he slammed his head with the butt of the gun instead.) Speaking of Taulm’s gun, I’m sorry it’s not very well designed hahaha... (probably doesn’t look like it fits the setting very well OTL) He can stuff bullets in certain parts of his armor if he wants to.
Sae’s staff is collapsible, and those are knuckledusters hanging from her upper belt, and those are Emei piercers stuck in the back of her hair (so you can only see part of them). Metal fans are folded in the back of her belt. (They’re all supposed to be a coppery-looking metal, but I can’t color O|-< Her legs should also look more muscular but how2leg)
Cui also has a yin-yang shield, but there aren’t any views in which you can see it very well since he’s carrying it on his back, pattern facing away from us. He has two swords but doesn’t often use both, preferring to stick with one sword plus his shield.
Ying uses chicken sickles (//laughs) but they’re in back sheaths (except they were in his hands in the first panel of him, but that’s cut off haha).
If you’re wondering about why the Peacekeepers are so inconsistent in how they’re carrying people in that one panel, uhhh, I actually did it just for variety at first, but then I thought it out. I figure the fireman’s carry would be the default one since it leaves a hand free. I put a stomach wound on the person being princess/bridal-carried cuz I figured you would want the belly facing up in that case so blood and guts don’t come out haha, and I put a head wound on the person being piggybacked because in the other two carries, the head doesn’t have a support and kinda just lolls around but in a piggyback, the head can rest on the shoulder… Hahaha, I hope my logic isn’t too faulty
There’s nothing special about the smoke being bluish; it’s only to hinder vision and has no other effects. I just made it bluish to stand out against the gray floor.
Rohayu belongs to shockabsorbers
Tor’ang belongs to skyggedal
Cassair belongs to number11trainKiv, Taulm, Jinli, Ying, Cui, etc + the art belong to me (KiyokoAmaya)
Firstly, can I just say that everyone looks so good and so is that red pagoda. I giggled at Cassair's face, all happy with his big illusions :'D The alchemy-activated bomb is a really neat (and pretty, the runes glooow)! I wonder what more magical things that Kiv has aw yes more nice guns, excellent Taulm's I'd like to see those CHICKEN SICKLES SWING INTO ACTION. I am impressed with how much thought (and work omg) you put into this, I'm sure those injured citizens would appreciate your consideration :') Good job everyone for bringing the citizens to safety and I enjoyed reading the description
//CHEERS LOUDLY FOR THE PEACEKEEPERS ✺◟(ò▽óˇ)◞✺