This becomes tricky indeed, Leanan . It's fun to try! #4 - redhaired riddle ... NOT Coral. :sctach: ... must be a Wavedancer. We already had: - Brill, Krill, No-Ripple, Foam, Moonmirror, Spray, Korafay, Fairshell and Farbright, Skimmer (of course),and Longfin - leaves: Sandsparkle. Well, she's "dark-blonde" with blue eyes for me - but her colors are very variant. And I exclude Wavelet and Little Minnow.
#1 - Yup, I'm right. This fits for Hummer (short brown hair, brown eyes, blue neck thingy) #2 - blonde, pink and "stormy" - Rellah ... would fit with Willowgreen, too #3 - looks very much like Willowgreen! ... pretty sure we have not seen her so far. Tears like rain. #4 - blonde "worrier" under the stars ... named? Hm... daring a guess: young Sapling? #5 - blondes ... in blue with flowers in the hair - Rainbow. #6 - "berry eyes" in the rain - pretty sure the rain is a clue - clueless for now #7 - educated guess - Softfoot (her vibe fits better for the chiefs mate than #6)
Your beautiful maiden with the brown locks must be Shenshen - she wears her colors and human style. And the girlie in pink must be Elona in princess mode . otherwise she has stolen her belt. XD Very pleasing color edit, Leanan.
I've bribed you to complete your "usual suspects", Kat ... and you did more! I love to see my little darling Tywaves - the jewelry and violet top suit her well. So true to herself ... just as Ribbon. I've figured that she would go for the haze ^^ and the feather adornement is a pretty substitute for a real ribbon. Li(anne?) is about to blaze into blue flames! Unexpected appearance and unusual design - but it works! Rainthorwen is another darling - and I've heard the call. ^^ Hope to be able to do something for her soon.
More Wavedancers and riddles to most part ... O.O Let's see what you might have for us, Leanan! #1 - blue riddle ... my bets are on Farbright! #2 - whitehaired riddle - must be Fairshell of course! #3 - greeneyed riddle - well, hairdo fits Drift ^^ ... but I go for Shimmer! #4 - redhaired riddle ... is a true riddle. To give it a try: Coral how ChristinaRaibert colored her? #5 - no riddle ^^ ... this must be Longfin! Too perfect. She even has sad eyes.
New lovely maker ... and Lady Venovel is a most beautiful start! *claps* Just love her expression. Young Shuna with a curious wolf cub - lovely. And there is sweet Elmy with Twigleg! ^^ Well done!
You're a living "mers" generator, Yeee! *echoes Leanan* ... and at least YOUR auru looks pretty much like Rayek. ^^ with Yann as Cutter ... does this turn Zoom into Mermain? XD
#13 - "... - see who she is with" What does this mean, Leanan? We already had Gibra ... did we? # 4 - still a riddle ... - but Mardu would complete the company! Thinking about it - colors fit!
new #1 - I see Wavedancers ... No-Ripple #2 - Foam #3 - Moonmirror for sure! #4 - most likely young Spray #5 - and this one ... green hair, green eyes, a next-to-nothing for skirt - must be Korafay!
You got hooked, Kat! Tynami is such a cutie *hugs and cuddles* and young change looks sweet. Was it "Stormbreeze" with the blue dress? Last not least a purring Kat! *chuckles* Would you add Tywaves with this violet "haze" of nothing? O.O Or - would this belong to Ribbon?
#12 - *grin* Krim at a bad-hair-day! XD Now the rest makes totally sene ... #13 - this girlhas violt skin ... *is lost* Need a hint.
for Minyah! I your solution, Leanan. new #1 - Time for chieftesses! and finally time for Goodtree #2 - Skyfire #3 - Rahnee! - I LOVE her! #4 - could be Ember ... but the hair should be wavy and wie already have her. Lost for now. #5 - Yun - next try ... would make sense for me . Or - ist it Urda? #6 - and this Yun? (before Stargazer's Hunt coloring)
(had vorgotten that this maker aktually HAS white hair :rool: )
Your girls turned out fab! Leanan looks very true - intriguing take on Dilah - intense Raven - and another lovely Greensong. Sharktricker is a tease - Greensong a delicate beauty - and shy reluctant Aureen.
not too bad this time ... but wrong again with the current riddles. Let's try again ... #12 My first speculation was about Urda - short (fair) hair and generally fitting top #13 the background must have a reason - standing for magic? this and the color scheme ... makes Goodtree?
new #1 a bald head - a sunmaiden ... who says that Minyah has hair? ^^ #2 this time it must be Serrin - everything fits! #3 but this short-haird beauty is a riddle. VERY pale ... Yeyeen? #4 I'm lost ... really O.O ... did we already have Rillfisher? #5 here my bets are on Trueflight! I'm amazed that you still find easily recognizable chars in this maker, Leanan - and I love your imagination!
Lokks like I was slightly more successful this time. ^^
#1 - Brownberry - confirmed #2 - Joyleaf - confirmed #3 - Eyes High - confirmed #4 - I'm obsessed with Crescent! XD Let's take her sister Freetouch - short hair is a clear hint. ^^ #5 - Ahhh ... young Satreeka again! Noticed the skin tone - thought it's just flushing/blushing.
#11 - violet eyes, a familiar necklace ^^ and a violet top - this time it is Crescent! (with long hair) #12 - looks like Yun ... kinda #13 - a riddle ... with sad eyes. Blond and green. Willowgreen? #14 - Cool version of Kasleen! #15 - and lovely Sefra comlete with headpiece. Definitely High Ones around. Well done, Leanan!
Awww... I'm really disappointed that the first two were not Crescent and Rillfischer. I'd have liked them this way. Not so surprised for missing the others. XD It's a guessing game with this maker - and fun to "imagine". Next try:
Still going for Beloved Dead ... next idea: Brownberry! #1 - bangs, color and necklace fit - much better than my first idea! #2 - taking my competitive thoughts - blue eyes and flower adornement: Joyleaf? Top is still wrong - Goodtree. #3 - Eyes High (already confirmed) #4 - hair-do of "hazel eyes" always looked familiar - Crescent. Now the "wet" top makes sense. ^^ #5 - unsure about Gibra's eye color - going with the High One vibe of the dress! No reason to apologize, Leanan. *bows to your effort and imagination*
#6 - auburn locks, green eyes, turquoise top with frills - perfect for Bethis. #7 - the maker is missing a hood ^^ - Toorah for sure! #8 - a sunmaiden with bangs, staright dark hair, brown eyes - and a prettier version of Serrin's style. #9 - either a complete riddle or Kahvi ... judging from the eyes and the lack of maker options XD #10 -and because this cutie must be Vaya. *pout* I want it.
Koiyeee looks awesome, Yeee! Love your white strands and the spreckles - and it fits the koi design. ^^ Yeah for the new top. It's fantastic!
The Lightbringer is not from ElfQuest but older artwork by Wendy Pini for sure. Obviously this delicate girl is working magic and her bright crystal adornements probably were the inspiration for the Palace shards woven into the elfin clothing.
Educated guess, G0lden. Dito, Redhead! But this is not a usual suspect - yet a very familiar one! Trust yourself, Hammer - you are perfectly right! HUMANS! FIRE! FIRE! We see indeed Nightrunner's eyes sending a warning to Cutter, Wolfie. In those days wolves were truely magic - some could even send or receive sendings.
Thank you for the kudos, Wolfie. Shows that it was worth the extra effort. This panel is the very scene from EQ #1 - eyes, nose and sending star are in their original place! I've simply added some Christmassy adornements. ^^
Dunno why I didn't see this. Pretty rough, and wish we could get the data files to rework it if its been dropped, but its a little of something.
I've been reflecting on the question myself as to what Id write if handed a blank script... Im really not sure, but have a few ideas...
A) just do the OQ and related stories: 1) as is in the books, no changes. ...or... 2) mildly changed, similar smoothed out details like Tymber is exploring. Id open with the forest already burning, though, reeling from an all out attack, perhaps the tribe split with one defending the holt while they grab what little they can, with the "rescue team" off camera getting Redlance. The holt catches fire, the attack becomes too much amd they have to leave, but they are worried about the rescuers getting back. Just as they are having to leave, Cutter gets back and agrees they must leave, and leads them to the trolls. We dont need to see the sacrifice scene, they can explain it all with the trolls later or even later yet at Sarrows End. (More such subtle, "freshen up" changes from a storytelling point of view that changed little that happens, unless a whole course or plan is made up for the whole long story and any "down the road" changes need made for efficiency or effect. Since we already know the story flow we can add in recursive side plots easily, which is even more intriguing of an idea since time travel is involved (paradoxes, causes for the loop, etc, perhaps that ALL of the reasons (rayak, troll revolt, planet harmonics, Jink deleting half the spirit's memories ;P ) are all to blame, and we see all of them weave together in the tapestry of the Scroll of Colors?)
B) Start instead with Wolfrider, 1) perhaps with Demontricker's meddling being well intentioned but backfiring. Do OQ as a sequel, and adjust things accordingly. In a way the OQ seems very small and rushed, with little context as to why things are as they are. Yes, the humans are superstitious and have vague memories of thr Palace crash, but the whole planet against them? Trolls as well, with no reason other than "you're different, and we need to beat the racism horse to death one more time", (sorry, Im of the opinion thst politics makes bad fantasy and that particular hot button topic is so overdone it might actually be causing the very thing it says its against. Like I said, I hate politics, not trying to start a debate, what Im saying is provide some sensical backstory that shows the various situations prior to kicking the Wolfriders out of their home. An outsider might see iss #1 as "ok, so nomadic people are getting pushed out of where they currently awere living... They look like strong survival types, this isnt a big deal, they'll just live somewhere else". Theres no reason to feel attachment to the Holt, the Father Tree, or anything else. As it sets, other than Redlance being injured (which could happen from the cave in or the fire or any number of other things), the humans could be replaced by a thunderstorm and natural causes of forest fire, and other than some specific people recalling things IRL as a connection, there's no reason to feel bad about the holt burning. If we play around in the Holt a while we can habe newcomers feel a reason why this is a bad thing. 2) do Wolfrider (and other parts) as a streaming service series with lack of format. (For those that have seen it, Im thinking like Love, Death, and Robots), where there is no set length, the stories are related and tied together, but not necessarily continuous, perhaps if its needed we have them narrated by Pike as rememberances at various times (he's remembering something else while something present is happening). This fits the established "short story" and "howl" format in the story quite well, and can develop the series more naturally, with freedom to throw in a variety of perspectives as various storytellers spin tales free of continuity (semi sorta like Game of Thrones hopped around in location and time), so yoi could have a Go-back storyteller tell about Two Spear and Kahvi long before the Wolfriders meet them, or the Mother of Memory recalling the trek across the sands...
Edit C) Of course I comoletely forgot my personal slant on it: dump the Elves and let the Trolls have the story tols from their perspective... TrollQuest! 1) as a story following Picknose the way EQ follows Cutter 2) as a set of shorts through the history of the Trolls 3) from Two Edge's perspective, with his meddling and games
Theres a lot of ways to go... Its hard for me to figure out what modern cinematic marvels could do with the story these days, and with the "silver screen" possibly changing over the next few years to rely on streaming services and whatnot, there may be other opportunities. Look how Star Wars is hopping around playing with blank spaces in the story. It was rough at first getting people on board with Solo and Rogue One, but things are getting hammered out to be more accepted to play in the background. I think EQ has some modern day potential, its just going to take the right combination of people to make it work.
(Additional story flesh out from A2: changes from entering caves to leaving tunnel of golden light: capture Picknose who is unwilling to help them at all, attempts to lead them off away from the inner kingdom or into a trap. Cutter reminds him that he spent some time within as a youth and knows these caves well, and draggs Picky to the throneroom. This enhances his position with the King, proving their good intentions in that he could have led them to the store rooms or 'treasure' nd as Picky as their witness, they didnt even harm anyone, just seeking refuge, and hold all the cards as an honorable tribe. Greymung still betrays them, perhaps even after wagering a gamble he "loses" to make the "tunnel of golden light" seem more like a treasured secret place instead of the stacked deal it was. Anyway, they go out the ToGL but instead of stark cliffs with a nice neat, ground level opening from the tunnels, the tunnel opens to a ravine in the side of steep mountainous cliffside, with a bend that cant be seen around. Theres sign of debris indicating some kind of forest in the shadow of the ravine, and the "soil" looks like fertile soil in this light (perhaps early morning, with it nice and cool as the desert can be. I live in one, some mornings can be quote pleasant compared to the later mid-day blaze). The ravine is long enough the elves are completely out of the tunnel when picknose causes an avalanche to bury the tunnel entrance before they realize they've been duped. (Picknose escapes or stays depending on other changes later. Maybe gets away but caught outside and shows up later?)
I like the idea that its not Tatooine/sahara dunes. A brackish wasteland of drought stricken, rough, dead terrain is easier to sell and more interedting. Terrain features that suggest theres a reprieve from the heat but there is none. A dry creek bed suggesting a path to go doen to wster, but there is none. No way back into the cave, and the mid day sun proves that even the ravine is no shelter from the heat. Battle wounded and weary elves and wolves stare out into a bleakness that almost wsihes they could face the flames again, ad their might have been a lake to wait for the fire to blow over if the humans hadnt been attacking as well. As they ponder thier circumstances, with scouter up on the ridge to look for a path, Skywise weaves his twine to carry the lodestone, and they follow it in hopes of refuge, water, amything that is beter than this.
The terrain would additionally allow for a more natural "holy cow" moment of finding Sarrows End, as well as a more sensical path for a raid, a place for the Wolves to hang out later and so on. The desert is full of life, a real desert that is, but a desert stricken by drought and seared by wildfires can leave it very desolate until the following year. As the Father Tree Holt, a day's walk away, had been experiencing drought, this would follow suit and provide for a more livable area for Ember and Suntop to grow up in. Dwell on the new settling in but rising unrest in Cutter. Spend some time telling the story. Let the audiance FEEL what its like to be an elf, a wolfrider, a naturalize alien on this world of two moons... EQ is an experience for me, not a quick speedrun.
Sorry for the double post... I figure if this needs to be split into uts own thread, though, Id make it easy.
If I may, @Tymber (and all else), if we were given a blank script and asked what we would want to see put on the screen as something Elf Quest themed (trying to keep all other constraints as open as possible), what would YOU want to see?
Hah - did you make a new post? Did someone merge it back into this one? You mention splitting it? I don't mind.
My script would follow very close to what we see in the Original Quest.
Starts with a Palace screaming towards the world - doing quick cuts - showing Palace falling/going inside, seeing everyone panicking - yelling at the Preservers ("Fairies") to wrap them up/Palace falling/inside/until impact into a mountain where we see the Palace remains intact, but causes a crater. Show seasons pass, rocks collapse, snow comes, and the Palace is slowly buried.
This is all done in about 3 minutes of film time.
Cut to inside the Palace, and one of the Elves breaks out of the webbing; tearing it away. Looks around to see others in webbing. Tears it open and together they head outside. They're greeted by cave men (why, in the OG did it look like the Palace crashed next to a forest but in reality at the end of OG it's dead center in a mountain? My script would make it so it was always a damn mountain). The cave men react as they did in the comic and begin slaughtering - and so a few escape, and see wild life, imitating wolves and bears, to quickly confuse the humans and thus easily escape.
Show the humans sitting around the Palace, show a scene with coming and going seasons, very rapidly - and slowly see the humans evolve into what we see the followers of Gotra (sp?) look like. Pan across the map, while doing this - zooming through the world with a first person perspective - along the land, woods, rivers, lakes - until it stops just above the holt - And we see an elf trapped - Redlance - and see Cutter and Skywise watching. We see Cutter touch his forehead and mentally call the others (to show they're capable of telepathic communication that EQ fans will know as Sending). They rush in and rescue Redlance but the human shaman shouts to burn them out of the woods and immediately set fire.
The elves flee to the trolls - who look like the same trolls we saw inside the Palace, running around, just bigger, stronger.
They explain what has happened - and Greymung says he knows of a wooded area - tells Picknose to lead them. And it follows end of issue #1, and into #2 - where he betrays them and traps them. The elves, travel with the wounded Redlance and after several days come to Sorrow's End, where rather than the big fight - the Wolfriders introduce themselves - and many of the elves are fascinated, but not all that startled - they bring them to Savah who explains she was one of the High Ones who fled - and she explains that when the Palace came to the world of two moons, something siphoned the magic - and the Palace crashed - and that the High Ones had to flee the humans. Skywise sees a large stone - and asks about it - and she explains it's a fragment of the Palace. He asks to break a piece off and sees it always points the same way. (So I change how he gets the lodestone; and also indicate it's the stone trying to get "back home").
Fast forward a few years, and Cutter mentions to Skywise he's interested in going back to see if they can find the Palace of the High Ones. Following the stone - it leads Cutter, Skywise and several of the other Wolfriders who go (One-Eye, for example, Strongbow, and perhaps some of the Sorrow's End, such as Rayek) back to where they just came where the trolls are gone. We see Cutter & Skywise's budding relationship here as they recall all kinds of stories together; and they discuss very other members of the tribe, so we get to know a little about each one. Leetah finds herself more and more drawn to Cutter, which makes Rayek jealous. This builds up over their travel.
I would skip Blue Mountain, and make it so they eventually arrive to the mountain. There they encounter the frozen trolls who are far more brutal - and when Cutter almost dies (similar to how he did in the OG) - Leetah touches him to heal him - and in that moment Recognition happens - which makes Rayek furious. The Go-Backs arrive and help - and turn the tide of battle; there's some casualties (such as One-Eye). We meet the main Go-Backs (Kahvi and Vaya) who talk about they've been trying to "go back" to the Palace for years now. Now with the Wolfriders, who possess magic (such as Redlance) and the Sorrow's End (Leetah and Rayek), the Go-Backs believe they have a chance now.
I'm a bit surprised that you have a hot spot for Zarhan Fastfire, Yeee. On the other hand - "explosive" temper is your thing. XD You got the picture language well Fastfire needed flames. ^^ Just for the records - his story is "Colors", issue #1 of Blood of Ten Chiefs.
... just as you've pointed out, Redhead. I like your hint that Savah's light magic is a possible variation of fire magic. You are so right about the royal family ... and Oddbit's obsession, Red!
Tyldak and Kahvi were just made for this glass bauble. Just the right "Let it Snow!" feeling! A dark cave for the Trolls, sitting together and waiting for the new year. And it's an old Troll tradition that the Queen gets a new jewel to adorn herself. ^^ More likely a human family if you speak of the 12 Nights, Wolfie - Aro, Thaya and their boy. I hope they found a waterhole and a better future. I want it. Zarhan is one of the Elves who dislikes to be banned into a usual bauble. He longs for something special. Happy New Year, Wolfie! May it start well and become better and better!
From the day I saw Nightfall, way back in ElfQuest (OQ) #2 (I didn't have #1), I thought she was so beautiful. And seeing how she stayed with Redlance in the desert when it came to moving on and he couldn't - pretty much just sealed my love of her forever.
She was also, to me, one of the most beautiful. Because she had thickness to her, which got away from what you always see in super hero comics, of ultra thin waists and big breasts.
And this was just the nail in the coffin, to have my forever infatuation with her.
I hate how she's currently being drawn in Final Quest (well, I suppose it's technically over) - because they took away that thickness that they had her with and made her bone skinny.
That's Yun with Goldruff, right? Because if we're looking at updated profiles... Yun's is incorrect, still. https://elfquest.com/yun/
Yun is the only known child of Skywise. However, her heart is as big as the sense of adventure she inherited, and she ended up adopting the orphaned-human cub, Khorbasi and raising him as her own.
So, this is interesting... how my view is different than everyone else's.
Let me start by saying, nothing is going to compare to the Original Quest.
To date, that's some of my favorite comic book story telling in ALL of comics (including Marvel, DC, Image, etc).
That said, Siege and Kings were great - but even there, I didn't care for the toothpick look Wendy went with for everyone. Everyone was suddenly super bone thin. But, I still enjoyed it. I think she was trying to evolve the character's appearances from the 70's bell bottom looks some had (namely Cutter) originally.
The stuff that followed, was... OK. Some good, some bad. A lot of the "contracted work" I didn't care for - not because it wasn't Wendy, but because it didn't feel like ElfQuest - whether that was Jink, Rebels, Wild Hunt - even some of the ElfQuest specific stuff felt off to me - like Kahvi, Two-Spear, Rogue's Curse, etc.
Then Final Quest comes along.
Pretty much the entire time - the entire time - I complained. Every issue, I was more frustrated than the last. But I hung on, waiting for that great reveal.
That great reveal was Cutter's demise (not in a heroic way, mind you) - which, already bothered me. I hate Pulp Fiction because you had a main character shot on the toilet. (Yes, I get that movie has a ton of fans. I am not one of them). Then the Cutter/Timmain soul thing.
That nearly broke the camel's back for me.
It cheapened everything - EVERYTHING - about Cutter to me.
It utterly ruined Cutter. Forever. FOR. EVER.
That to me was similar to Vader in Return of the Jedi. I felt compassion towards Vader, despite the evil we'd heard about, when Luke takes off his mask, and he had tried to redeem himself by destroying the Emperor.
Then episode III comes out - and we see him essentially murder children.
His redemption in Return of the Jedi was ruined. Because then all I could think was he was a child killer. And that's unforgivable.
But Stargazer's Hunt is announced and I say, "It's ElfQuest. I've collected it all my life."
Issue #1 comes out, I scream, shout, yell, everyone is bone thin, art looks weird. Story isn't interesting. More lame twists.
Issue #2 comes out - OK, this seems better than the first issue. More enjoyable. Getting some character moments here.
Issue #3 comes out - I find myself enjoying it. Not kidding. I still can't stand Jink. The entire notion that she becomes this futuristic character. Had I no idea of what she becomes, I'd probably more invested in her. However, knowing that she becomes a futuristic character - I also know nothing is going to happen to her. She won't get killed or die, or else that breaks... whatever ElfQuest considers a "time stream." Skywise bailing on Jink, not a surprising move. People claim "oh, nice, father of the year" - but the Wolfriders led short lives, back in the day. It probably was not uncommon that someone else raise someone's child because parents perish. And it's not like Skywise was leaving her in a dangerous situation. She was in the Palace. Safest place in the universe in his eyes. And time being whatever it is in ElfQuest, he probably thought he could make his way back easily.
Now, what I don't get is exactly why he left. That reasoning seems unclear - I mean, I get why. But I don't get what he hoped to accomplish. If Jink can just "teleport" to Goldgruff - why couldn't Skywise teleport to where ever he was going - rather than going the long route - so that he'd need a Preserver to wrap him up? That part eludes me.
And then someone in this thread mentioned Jink was the only character showing nipples all the time. And I had to go back and look. I was like, "How did I - as a dude - miss nipples?" lol Because all I ever see is Timmain barely being covered. And I only found one place where Jink's "nipples" are "visible" - and it's one panel - and I had to strain to see it - it wasn't blatantly obvious to me. Clearly, since I missed it (it's the panel before we see Goldruff rubbing his arms).
I don't get the copy and paste references folks have mentioned? I get the idea of copy and paste, but I am not recognizing where that's happening?
Is it great? No. But it's miles better to me, both art and story, in this issue - than any given issue of Final Quest. And maybe I am just thankful for that.
Although the wiped memory thing is becoming a troupe. It happened a few months back in a recent issue of New Mutants too.
My actual main annoyance is Goldruff - and not his name (I may be typoing it, don't care to check) - and Yun. These two bare too much of a resemblance to Cutter and Skywise (for obvious reasons) - but it just looks like they're preparing to write the "Goldruff & Yun Adventures" of ElfQuest to replace Cutter and Skywise with their children who bare a very, very, very strong resemblance to them. Like why couldn't Goldruff have Leetah's skin tone? Or her hair color? Instead of being a Cutter-clone. And Yun, with the Skywise head band rather than the old cloth headband she used to wear. Ugh.
From what I recall reading... somewhere... Bearclaw's lifespan was close to 1,200 years. Though he was also said to be one of the longest-lived wolfriders at that time (they have to live well over 100 given how many pebbles the Sun Village wolfriders had in their jar at Sorrow's End) And given the evolution of humans from first sight to current, I'd wager there was close to 10,000 years of time for the trolls to natural select to what they are now.
You are right, Koji. I remember that it was stated in the timeline that the crash happened 10,000 years before EQ #1. If I'd need more reason for their developement - it's likely that the Palace fueled their mutation, before and after the crash. I don't remember any Trolls before Bearclaw's time in the comics, Tymber. No size comparison available.
I reckon Firstcomer Troll's size being about the same as modern trolls was a Wendy&Richard retcon,since the Firstcomer trolls were only knee-high to the High Ones. I always thought the trolls grew in size whilst the elves shrunk and as for the humans,well they might'v been australopithecus and around the time of Fire and Flight cro-magnon.
10,000 years would make more sense, for the troll's evolution. Humans evolved from "cave man" to "stone age" pretty much, in ElfQuest, but not much beyond that. I mean, I guess at 10,000 year - we can also chalk up the magic aspect. It certainly wouldn't have changed Greymug / Picknose's folks being close to the Palace, since they were not close (but had evolved the same as the Gutterkraw/frost trolls).
You are right, Koji. I remember that it was stated in the timeline that the crash happened 10,000 years before EQ #1. Trolls have a much larger birth rate than Elves and thus more chances to grow and develop within 10 millennia. If I'd need more reason for their developement - it's likely that the Palace fueled their mutation, before and after the crash.
I don't remember any Trolls before Bearclaw's time in the comics, Tymber. No size comparison available.
Thank you, Embala I hope you and all you other father tree tribe mates are well!
Yeah, maybe it is his cub name. I hope so. I wonder how his name translate into German? Goldkrause? Goldkragen? Or is the ruff the bird Kampfläufer?
The art... I know Wendy does the covers and layouts and Sonny draws over them. #1 was imo okay... #2 I was hopefull and #3 is fully back to copy-paste-badness. Even the over used copy-paste FQ Sunstream is back
Yesterday I noticed something in my Father Tree Press hardback edition of "The Cry From Beyond." This book corresponds to KotBW #1-4.
On Pages 11 and 12 (from KotBW #1), Elves of the four tribes are gathered for a healing ceremony. Leetah, dressed in what can only be a ceremonial green frock (see Zinegirl's post), calls Strongbow into the healing circle.
Strongbow appears on both pages wearing a one-piece garment that covers him completely from the waist down.
Whether practical or ceremonial, I can't help but recall the pajama bottoms I wore as a toddler.
Oh boy. When you take up meditation at like 16 and go to college in the early 2000's (US) one can meet quite the array of characters, and obviously youve upped your chances of meeting a dark brooding young sorcerer who has to be #1 in everything.
He actually taught me some of the finer points about the astral plane, albeit kind of twisted since he was on the whole left hand path thing. Later i learned from my sister that he generally thought very little of me and made fun of me behind my back.
He joined the USAF after 9/11, he was from Bronx, NYC originally.
I had a glimpse (or two or three) on your growing sprites collection since I'm back, Kat. Three for one was a surprise! Relaxed cat-like Maleen, cute Vurdah with her lively contrasting colors, frilly Ruffel with curls and ruffles pretty in pink - the trio is perfect! Another colorful appearance - young teasing Shenshen and her old friend Zhantee. I bet you had fun with all the teal and greens. ^^ Hair of both turned out great! Our Go-Back couple well adepted to Wolfrider life. I like to see Skot and Krim together as a couple. It's fitting that Windkin got a slot for his own. He was pictured as sort of a "loner among company" most of the time. You've captured him in his happier youthful times. The next trio puzzled me at first ... blondes in gray and blue and PINK O.O ...? Then I've remember a special panel of three naturalized Sunvillagers ... Wing, Woodlock and Rainsong from the sunny family. Good choice! Old Sunvillagers - a catchy view in their jewel-like shiny colors. Kudos for detailed and careful design. Toorah and Anatim are always eye candy. Last not least always changing Jink. This one is clearly from the #1 cover - colors and pose and hair are so characteristic!
Gorgous job with the calendar girls and boys, Kat! I'm happy you've managed to keep it going despite some troubles. You've promised NINE more, Kat - my bet is on the Circle! Maybe they will show up just in time for the New Year?
This thread is going on til January 6th and then a bit longer ... enough time to finish this precious batch! *crossing fingers and toes*
Thank you for the Christmas greetings *hugs and kisses* and the praise. I had put much time and lots of energy into the collages. I'm proud and happy that the effort is appreciated and still brings joy, Kat.
I adopted three new hamsters RL today, hehe. I may pixel them once I get a day off... they're Ash (possibly Soot, she's black), Smoke (old lady hair grey) and Smog (lighter black/grey). All female. Frosty and Daytona keep trying to get to them.
Found out today at work my boss is moving up and he wants me to have his job, ACK!!! I've only been doing the one I have 3 months and gah!! Plus my first job will be hiring a new night supervisor. I'm going nuts!!! As if I don't already work enough... criminy! He hasta answer to every messup in the shop and he has me down as his #1 replacement cause I know what I'm doing. Wouldn't mind the money, really don't want the responsibility.... sigh.
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