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Title: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 09/28/17, 08:45:26 PM
I am usually not a drawing person. But trying to make an RPG campaign setting inspired me to at least try some sketching, and it didn't go 100% terribly! They're still fairly crap but I am actually satisfied, or at least I don't feel like scrapping everything which is basically close enough.

I might branch out into GW2 and SWTOR portraits, mostly the latter because I always wanted to draw Sith and Imperials. For now it's just generic space fantasy stuff tho.

edit: I updated some of these a while back with better shading or whatever so i'll put the new ones next to the old ones.


Mantle Sub-Officer
(https://i.imgur.com/rlKeACB.png?1) (https://i.imgur.com/31BDZ5h.png?1)
The primary military force of the Immortal Dominion of Sol is the Mantle, a highly trained professional army with strict physical standards and high-tech gear. They are split into the Order of the Navy and the Order of the Army, both having a rigid hierarchy and being subordinate to the Dominion's central church.

The standard attire of an army sub-officer is a suit of Auspice Armour, made of curved adamantine plates and an arasilk suit to provide effective protection against shrapnel or light particle beam fire. As sub-officers do not have a dress uniform, their armour tends to fill the same role as formal attire instead of being purely functional.

Alessian Librarian
(https://i.imgur.com/FjjOhBX.png?1)
Valoran Librarian
(https://i.imgur.com/jTjZT2W.png?1) (https://i.imgur.com/5etaxRo.png?1)
Librarians are servants of the Dominion's two goddesses, chosen from extremely powerful mages and enhanced by divine magic to become nearly immortal beings of incredible power. They are rare, however, and tend to live in secluded monasteries where they study without interference from the outside world.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: TrickyNick87 on 09/28/17, 08:48:27 PM
Wow.  These are very cool and creative.  I might have to commission you to design some uniforms and combat armor for IWSC.  :)
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 09/28/17, 08:59:46 PM
If you do, I take my payment in Krytan gold and cute pictures of the fire keeper.

Also, this early 20th century tsarist artillery uniform is the most Imperial looking thing i've ever seen, so you should totally rip this off first. Seriously, it's just gorgeous.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f3/65/9e/f3659e0eb6a9dbde011882eeb15387e8.jpg)
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 09/29/17, 07:31:33 AM
I made a thing last week to celebrate Path of Fire's release in GW2. Don't question it.

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/0993d87f5f8d5891ab37f6df3f24dfbe/tumblr_owou7hSACS1vn6qalo1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 09/29/17, 07:52:51 PM

Knight of the Aegis of Valora
(https://i.imgur.com/jlQ9Ayc.png?1)
The Orders of the Aegis of Valora are militant denominations of the Ecclesia, or the Immortal Dominion of Sol's central church, dedicated to the goddess Valora. Their members are warrior-priestesses who train extensively in both melee and ranged combat, far above any traditional soldiers in both martial skill and spiritual discipline. Knights of the Aegis are much fewer in number than basic troops, so they usually aren't deployed into combat unless a situation threatens the Ecclesia directly.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/04/17, 07:48:56 PM
I finally figured out how to make hoods. Almost. It's close enough.

Priestess of the Dominion
(https://i.imgur.com/O0UUQsc.png?1)
The Holy Union of Alessia and Valora, often referred to simply as the Ecclesia, is the official religion of the Immortal Dominion of Sol. They worship the two goddesses Alessia and Valora, generally considered to be a benevolent sorceress and a vigilant warrior respectively. There are many different sects and denominations in the Dominion with varying doctrine or traditions, most follow the word of their first prophet in the Holy Typicon but others may hold different texts in higher regard.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/06/17, 08:49:09 AM
I finally got around to drawing my sexy alchemist. Witness the potential of perfection.

Darth Vaal
(https://i.imgur.com/KqWvEx9.png?1)
Darth Malaji Inara Vaal, also known as the Witch of Dromund Fels, is a human Sith Lord with a deep knowledge of the force and dark methods of harnessing its power. She is known throughout the Order for her unparalleled skill in alchemy as well as her writings prominently featured in the Korriban Academy, though many Sith and Imperials have a strong hatred for her due to the controversial and violent methods through which she and her power base operate.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/07/17, 06:47:20 AM

Lord Adaliss and Darth Zavy
(https://i.imgur.com/Vbhwziq.png?1)
Lord Adaliss Paran and Darth Zavy are the two current apprentices of Darth Vaal, serving her primarily as a bodyguard and a military commander respectively. The two have a strong rivalry with eachother, and both are extensively modified by their master's alchemical skill to the point where they can easily be considered as sithspawn. Like Darth Vaal herself, both Sith are originally from the Republic, Adaliss being a fallen Jedi similar to her master while Zavy was a Mantellian separatist for many years before being taken into the Imperial Army.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/07/17, 10:33:34 AM

Executor Csa'lir'idi
(https://i.imgur.com/tGrOWAT.png?1)
Csa'lir'idi (or Aliri) is a high-ranking chiss officer in the Imperial Military. She was born on Ziost to two Chiss diplomats, yet always desired to join the Imperial Navy against their wishes. She rose through the ranks quickly before eventually earning the favour of Darth Vaal and coming into her service as a military commander. Aliri currently holds the Sith-bestowed title of Executor, giving her supreme authority over the troops beneath Darth Vaal.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/07/17, 06:32:34 PM
My pub spy looks sad, but it fits her by now I suppose.

SIS Agent Serama Lirus
(https://i.imgur.com/JhhBmNp.png?1)
Serama Lirus is an Onderonian special agent in the Republic's Strategic Information Service. While officially a member of the Counter Intelligence Corps, she usually works alongside Republic Army units to gather operational and tactical information for their troops.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Seraphie on 10/07/17, 06:47:16 PM
Squiggly, just wanted to say, I'm really liking your drawings!!
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/07/17, 07:02:52 PM
Thank you so much!  :aww:
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/08/17, 04:00:52 PM
Not sure what characters to draw anymore, so it's back to fantasy stuff!

Dominion Naval Officer (Commodore)
(https://i.imgur.com/iXI7q5T.png?1)
High-ranking naval positions within the Dominion are often based on wealth just as much as as on merit, with the vast majority of captains and flag officers being nobility on their homeworld. They should not be underestimated however, as even the richest naval officers are required to meet high standards in both physical strength and strategic thinking alike.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 10/08/17, 07:18:33 PM
1 - Love the drawings too!!

2- You could draw other's characters you know :)
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/08/17, 07:49:10 PM
I could! I would be worried about not drawing them correctly though, I tend to interpret outfits slightly differently than they are in-game. And the last thing I need right now is extra stress from worrying about doing someone's character wrong.

I would probably need to do a bunch of RP with them to get a feel for what the character's like anyway. :P
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/09/17, 08:26:24 AM
This one was fun, though I feel as if it doesn't have enough robes.

妖魔战斗法师 (not actually a demon)
(https://i.imgur.com/RVehasR.png?1)
Yaomo are a very powerful type of battlemage in the Volantian Stellar Ascendancy known for their extreme cybernetic augmentations and spiritualistic traditions. They are most often seen protecting important Sovereigns or spiritually significant locations, but many of them also find work as mercenaries or simply live in seclusion studying magic. Due to their somewhat excessive usage of artificial enhancements, many Volantian citizens find them discomforting or outright terrifying to be around.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/09/17, 07:23:01 PM
I wanted to do a twi'lek but forgot before reaching the lekku, so here's a human sniper.

Major Vasilla Alo
(https://i.imgur.com/JuE09Qf.png?1)
Major Vasilla Alo is an officer in the Sith Empire's special forces, commanding a team in the Imperial Paladin Corps. She is known for being the Paladin Corps' poster girl and for creating a prototype magnetic lance, though her true skills are in marksmanship and slicing rather than posing and inventing. Vasilla is a veteran of many major galactic conflicts, including the Dread War and the Battle of Ilum.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/10/17, 05:58:12 PM
My GW1 and GW2 roleplay main is a margonite, because I can't resist sexy demons in any setting. Act with magic, act within reason, act without mercy.

Lord Scyriss, Priestess of Abaddon
(https://i.imgur.com/LYrTVyq.png?1)
Scyriss is a Margonite Anur Ruk, one of Abaddon’s ancient demonic servants. Although her god is long dead, she continues to thrive in Elona under the illusory guise of a Kournan noble. Despite Palawa Joko's total control over the continent, the spooky motherfucker is too scared of purple glowy shit his Awakened servants realize that it is better to live and let live when faced with immortal beings that really don't care what's happening anymore and as such allow Scyriss to operate within Vabbi.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/11/17, 03:32:43 PM
"Rip and tear, until it is done." - Scriptures of Kormir, 1075 AE

Priestess Catherine Violenne
(https://i.imgur.com/xwQw6LE.png?1)
Catherine Violenne is a militant augur of Kormir in northern Elona, using her martial and magical skills to protect humanity and its knowledge from harm. She strives to uphold the legacy of her Sunspear ancestors, despising the Mordant Crescent which many have fallen to along with their skeletal master.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/11/17, 06:58:36 PM
Nobody expects the twi'lek Sith Inquisition!

Captain Kiriona Aki
(https://i.imgur.com/ZJCuJfF.png?1)
Kiriona Aki is a zealous Inquisitorial Stormtrooper captain in the 9th Executor Regiment. Kiriona's experience and skills make her an extremely capable soldier in combat and prime choice for serving in the retinue of an Inquisitor, despite being a supposed "sub-human."

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/12/17, 04:41:16 PM
I really can't do faces still.

General Valerie of the Commonwealth Minutemen
(https://i.imgur.com/zs9dNEq.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Noth on 10/12/17, 05:06:15 PM
I love your Margonite. Have to say that knowing a return to Elona is imminent is making me slightly interested in GW2 when I wasn't before, but... I still prefer the old buildcrafting RPG to the newer action RPG. :sigh:

Love all your characters and armor designs here! You have a great sense for costume.
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/12/17, 05:49:04 PM
Thank you! I do try to have the best sexy demons, which is surprisingly easy considering how popular they are. And it's probably obvious but most of the character outfit designs are just taken from in-game, those ones are really easy to do especially compared to making my own.

And Elona is back already as of September 22nd! There's only like two locations that really work for RP and we can't go further south than Vabbi this time, but everything we did get is just gorgeous. There are so many returning locations like the Garden of Seborhin and the Bone Palace and the Tomb of the Primeval Kings and Glint's lair and it's just soooo amazing.

I would say GW2 is at least worth a try, I quite like the gameplay especially compared to SWTOR.
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Noth on 10/12/17, 05:55:33 PM
Aww, too bad we can't go further south. :( I loved Kourna and Istan. Nightfall was my favorite of all the games. Maybe if those come out, though, I will check it out again! Especially if SWTOR dies, but hopefully that won't be for a while.

Do you have any more stuff from the original universe you were designing? Maybe some details about it to go along with the sketches?
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/12/17, 06:06:22 PM
Kourna was my favourite, maybe because I like the evil ones. :P

I'm hoping we'll see Kourna and Istan again in a Living World episode, Bloodstone Fen and parts of the ring of fire have already been brought back in those. Dry Top and Silverwood Silverwastes too. But Vabbi is kind of super depressing since Palawa Joko took over, I don't know how i'd feel to see the other two in ruins too.

I do have a lot of info on the stuff that i'm sketching, I could post lore along with the drawings if you want. Eventually I plan to have a wiki for all of the info about this setting, but it's a huge pain to write all that up so I haven't really started yet.
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Noth on 10/12/17, 08:07:44 PM
Heh, another reason I'm not so interested in GW2... If the content shows up for two weeks and never returns, it's not fun to play. It's just stressful. Unless they've changed that in the past few years and it does, in fact, rotate back in regularly.

More would be neat! I love seeing what people create on their own.
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/12/17, 08:28:34 PM
They have changed that, only the first season was time restricted. The others are free if you log in while they're being released, they cost gems if you missed them though, but generally you don't miss out by just reading the story from the wiki instead lol.

And yes, I can make more things! I will try to go back and add lore to whatever is already on here too.
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/13/17, 02:13:27 PM
These aren't really special at all since they're just modifications of an older drawing, but I needed a quick representation of how all the different kinds of soldier look for RPG stuff. I'll probably do the same thing for civilian clothes in the future, I don't feel like drawing a bunch of new poses for basically the same outfits lol.

Mantle Field Officer
(https://i.imgur.com/NszeYkt.png?1)
Officers in the Mantle are highly educated and come from all over, some are nobles who studied at a high-end military academy while others are experienced veterans that went to school while serving as a Legionary. They are distinguished from normal troops in the field by the purple fabrics that decorate their armour, along with sashimono-like banners to easily identify their unit.

Mantle Field Janissary
(https://i.imgur.com/wjfVhKM.png?1)
Janissaries and Field Janissaries are mages and battlemages respectively which serve in the Mantle. They tend to have a great deal of independence from normal command structures, spending most of their time studying or meditating when it isn't necessary for them to be deployed. Janissaries can be found among many different types of units, and may usually be identified by the robes worn over their armour.

Maiden Guard
(https://i.imgur.com/ozWT8t8.png?1)
Maiden Guard units are elite ceremonial soldiers selected from the most religiously devoted troops in the Mantle. They protect important people and locations in the Dominion, occasionally seeing use as powerful shock troops when a major threat comes up. Unlike traditional infantry, Maiden Guards are almost never organized into large units and are generally subordinate to a civilian commander instead of a military officer. They can be identified by their ornate red armour and elaborate headdresses.

Wraith
(https://i.imgur.com/KkcSo1j.png?1)
Wraiths are special forces within the Mantle which focus on special reconnaissance and stealth operations. Their armour is an unmarked and slightly lighter version of the standard Auspice combat suit enhanced with an active camouflage system to hide them from enemy eyes. Outside of combat they can be distinguished by their darker coloured armour and glowing stealth field emitters, plus the heavy particle lance that many carry on their back.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/15/17, 09:33:57 PM
This turned out more interesting than I originally intended, which is probably good because I originally intended for just some generic latex-y thing.

Bladesinger
(https://i.imgur.com/j1ZZdPu.png?1)
وقد وصلت اليد السوداء
Bladesingers are terrifying masters of close combat, armed not only with traditional weapons but also with flexible chainwhips, urumi, and electroflails to bring a painful death to their enemies. To them, combat is the highest form of art and few would be satisfied if a fight ended before their spectacle began. Most bladesingers are found among the ranks of the Black Hand, an ancient and highly secretive order of assassins dedicated to the goddess Alessia.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 10/16/17, 10:41:31 AM
Its cuz default wear of all deadly assassinssss is sexy and has holes in it - so even if you didn't mean to, the rules applied...=D

And I like it! The facemask is also cool and death lookin :).
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/16/17, 01:29:39 PM
Sexiness is totally required for assassins! I will probably do more stuff like this eventually, because I love skimpiness and masks. :P
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/16/17, 06:59:50 PM
I found a magic lamp the other day and wished for a drink. I got a djinn and tonic.

Water Djinni
(https://i.imgur.com/w9BPO4q.png?1)
Djinn (الجن‎‎) are a rare race of sentient humanoid elementals, extremely skilled in elemental magic of a specific type and able to float floatily above the ground. Djinn tend to be somewhat arrogant and very fond of darker humour, but generally maintain neutral or positive relations with humans as long as they aren't being overly aggressive. Some djinn serve as magical teachers or merchants within human civilizations, a djinni who works alongside humans regularly is often referred to as a qarin (قرين).

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/17/17, 12:16:30 PM
Say what you will about elementals, but some of them are pretty hot.

Fire Djinni
(https://i.imgur.com/RObbFEx.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 10/17/17, 05:59:29 PM
Since you are doin' Djinn's right now.  Have you ever seen Funcom/Secret World's Fire Djinn?


I'd link the image page but its really long address; so just type in "Secret World Fire Djinn" into google images and you'll get them :).
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/17/17, 06:41:51 PM
I hadn't seen that one before! It's kind of nightmare fuel-ish I think, but I guess so is a lot of other stuff in that game lol.

I also just finished an air djinni, I don't like how she looks all that much but I don't feel like trying again so on to earth I go!

Air Djinni
(https://i.imgur.com/ZlqrToG.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 10/18/17, 07:34:01 AM

Oh yes - they are definitely going with the "No..Djinn aren't nice. In fact they hate us peon humans" version of the mythology.  However, there are "friendly" Djinn in game as well as enemy mobs who have been infected/filthed.  Just like there are a few friendly werewolves in the game - who get your characters help in cleansing the filth-infected bad werewolves.  As well as Friendly Vampires.

Cuz no matter what mythos you come from in TSW - everything in this reality is being jeopardized by the Cthulu-esque "black oil" (Xfiles reference ha) filth from an alternate dimension.  So even werewolves and vampires and Djinn want to save the same existence (mostly...)

And yea I imagine air being a more difficult concept to animate - since its something invisible (unlike earth, fire, water obviously).  I did like the Air Elemental version from Chronicles of Riddick (Dame Judy Dench's character).  But she wasn't inherently "magical" or ephemeral looking, per say - but then she was in shackles/imprisoned :).

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/18/17, 08:20:14 AM
At least they aren't ifrits. Guild Wars djinn also go with that style too, though there are plenty of friendly ones who are just ridiculously condescending rather than outright hostile.

I always liked the idea that air elementals are made of lightning or electricity, it kind of fits since lightning comes from clouds and clouds are in the air. That's a good way to do air magic in general I think since there isn't much small-scale stuff you can do with just gusts of wind.

Or they could be like a storm atronach and have a bunch of rocks picked up by a semi-sentient tornado.
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 10/18/17, 02:07:27 PM
At least they aren't ifrits. Guild Wars djinn also go with that style too, though there are plenty of friendly ones who are just ridiculously condescending rather than outright hostile.

I always liked the idea that air elementals are made of lightning or electricity, it kind of fits since lightning comes from clouds and clouds are in the air. That's a good way to do air magic in general I think since there isn't much small-scale stuff you can do with just gusts of wind.

Or they could be like a storm atronach and have a bunch of rocks picked up by a semi-sentient tornado.

Ohhh yea TSW Djinn are extremely condescending lol.  Its more of a "We hate you meat bags really but at least in this one instance you're useful.." XD
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/18/17, 05:30:05 PM
GW djinn don't even try to pretend otherwise, I would also totally roleplay as one if there were djinn tonics and if GW2 RP wasn't more or less dead anyway.

Anyway, here's the last djinni! I wanted to do a demon and a dryad after this but now I think i'm just burned out on magical entities. :(

Earth Djinni
(https://i.imgur.com/UEofop6.png?1)

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Post by: SquigglyV on 10/19/17, 07:10:12 AM

Dominion Justiciar
(https://i.imgur.com/xpeteP8.png?1)
Justiciars are the Dominion's elite religious police, highly educated in all aspects of the Dominion's various cultures and Ecclesia denominations to better deal with religious issues. Their duties include enforcing religious laws, monitoring extremist sects such as the Black Hand, executing blasphemers and heretics, hunting down apostates, dealing with extreme magical threats, and fighting major criminal organizations or terrorist groups.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/22/17, 08:47:53 AM
This is high art. I didn't get to finish it because there were tanks outside though.

TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK
(https://i.imgur.com/qPmBd3F.jpg)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/29/17, 03:31:51 PM
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Coalition Security Force Officer
(https://i.imgur.com/hcTYXl0.png?1)

Civil Guard Legionary
(https://i.imgur.com/vdWipCg.png?1)
The Dominion Civil Guard (الدرك) is the primary law enforcement agency in the Immortal Dominion of Sol, mostly operating in and around urban areas or other important civilian facilities. Civil Guard officers are tasked with enforcing civilian laws, punishing minor religious crimes, conducting security operations, and protecting their cities from bandits or organized crime groups.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/31/17, 06:12:20 PM

Librarian
(https://i.imgur.com/1jOxbGD.png?1)

Librarium Nun
(https://i.imgur.com/ZOmpsve.png?1)

Maiden Vigilant
(https://i.imgur.com/8vi7jDJ.png?1)
The Librarium (مكتبة الآلهة) is the most influential organization in the Immortal Dominion of Sol, led by immortal demigods enhanced and guided by the Dominion's goddesses themselves. Despite their immense power, most Librarians prefer to stay in their isolated monasteries or gardens due to a shared belief that mortals should be able to deal with their own problems.

Librarians themselves are highly diverse, some cover themselves in heavy and ornate armour while others wear only simple robes. All Librarians cover their eyes with helmets, masks, or blindfolds as a representation of their blind faith in Alessia and Valora. Large angelic wings sprout from their backs, and much of their attire is decorated with the twin spires of the Ecclesia's Icon of Ascendance (https://i.imgur.com/vqmjrCB.png).

In the temples and monasteries where Librarians meditate are various nuns, warriors, and clerics who devote their entire lives to serving the Dominion's divine masters. Many of them are powerful mages, referred to as Augurs within the Librarium. The most powerful members of a Librarian's place of worship are the Primicerius and Theurge, acting as an equerry to a Librarian and the superior of their monastery respectively.

Providing defense for Librarians and their shrines are Maiden Vigilants (فارس نقي) of the Aegis of Valora. These warriors, however ceremonial their purpose may be, are unparalleled in skill among mortals within the Dominion. They wear bright red and gold armour to make them stand out among lesser warriors, and are often seen defending Augurs when sent by their Librarian to deal with a relatively minor issue.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 11/01/17, 08:57:40 AM

Justiciar Knight Banneret
(https://i.imgur.com/Ni5M5vA.png?1)
Justiciar Knights are holy warriors assisting Justiciars in their duties, mainly in the way of combat support or tactical advice. While not as skilled in combat as their Aegis of Valora counterparts, Justiciar Knights are often drawn from nobility and as such have much more knowledge surrounding politics or culture.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 11/02/17, 08:27:02 PM
I made a planet in Paint.net using a tutorial I found, it didn't turn out that well but I think it's neat that you can do that. link to tutorial (https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1cf6B2rl6cEptuJNy5BEqpkvh9n9Ye_E1vEJuKdjihaY)

Knight of the Aegis of Valora
(https://i.imgur.com/ZYiEYI1.png?1)

Aloraan
(https://i.imgur.com/p3EB8L0.png)
Aloraan is a Sith-aligned jungle world in the Mortex sector. It is known for being one of the Sith Empire's primary suppliers of phrikite, an ore used to make the incredibly durable phrik alloy, as well as being a producer of some Sith robes and armour.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 11/05/17, 01:32:04 PM
Today I felt like doing a WH40k thing for no reason in particular.

Dark Eldar Lhamaean
(https://i.imgur.com/RNyheWk.png?1)
An Archon's courtesans will take many strange forms. However, the mysterious sisterhood of Lhilitu are desired above all others, for they are poisoners without equal. The presence of a Lhamaean can ensure a supply of the most virulent toxins, which she will share with her Archon before each realspace raid. It is said that even a kiss blown upon the wind by a Lhamaean can kill in seconds.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 11/06/17, 01:29:09 PM
Ahh Karmic approves of the headwear and hair! :)
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 11/06/17, 02:50:04 PM
Elves have great hair! Dark Eldar have scary hair tho, one of their special characters uses hers like a whip to cut through power armour. Because that's a thing.
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 11/06/17, 10:20:27 PM
Elves have great hair! Dark Eldar have scary hair tho, one of their special characters uses hers like a whip to cut through power armour. Because that's a thing.

AS IT SHOULD BE!! *whips her hair back and forth*  :halo: :rage: :aww: :evil: :darkside: :darkside:
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 11/13/17, 08:23:13 PM

Fatebinder Phaedra
(https://i.imgur.com/cPEdqQi.png?1)
"In case you people have forgotten, the Tiers operate under the same rules as the rest of Kyros's empire. The Oathbreakers are not the law. I am the law. Tarkis Arri is a common criminal; guilty of murder, guilty of sedition, guilty of distributing stolen iron weaponry, and as of now under sentence of death. Any who obstruct me in carrying out my duty will be treated as an accessory to her crimes. You have been warned. And as for you, Oathbreakers... judgement time."

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 11/20/17, 10:28:41 AM
I redid my original soldier design so it would look nicer. Also a gun.
edit: also a pistol and an insignia.

Mantle Legionary
(https://i.imgur.com/dpCBj05.png?1)

Requiem-Pattern Particle Lance
(https://i.imgur.com/GjYDoKs.png?1)

Diamondback Beam Pistol
(https://i.imgur.com/cR99Wgw.png?1)

217th Legion, "Daughters of Alexandria"
"الفيلق ٢١٧، "بنات اسكندرية

(https://i.imgur.com/tc9Lem7.png)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 11/24/17, 08:41:49 PM
here come the cavalry lah

Mantle Cataphract
(https://i.imgur.com/jt4b1QT.png?1)

43rd Legion, "Rosen Angels"
"الفيلق ٤٣، "وردي الملائكة

(https://i.imgur.com/cI6eTKh.png)

Cataphracts (طليعة متحركة) and Ansar (الأنصار) are the Mantle's cavalry units, the former consisting of highly trained infantry riding on jetbikes while the latter is made up of noble Armigers serving as elite mounted shock troops or bodyguards.

Mounted sub-officers are generally referred to as Cavaliers (or Hussars in some units) rather than Legionaries, though they retain the same rank suffixes such as Corporal and Sergeant. Ansar are generally referred to by their personal titles if they have any, otherwise Armiger is sufficient.

Cavalry armour is mostly the same as unmodified Auspice Armour in overall form and function. The most obvious addition is a thick adamantine shield on the wearer's dominant arm to protect them while firing a weapon or attacking with their lance, as well as the large "wings" mounted on their back to display banners of war or personal heraldry. It also sports a slightly larger parapet on the breastplate and a mechanism on the dominant arm to securely fasten a lance or rifle in place.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 11/24/17, 10:01:59 PM
Nice bike!! Really cool!  :aww:
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 11/26/17, 07:37:27 PM
I'm glad you like the bike! It took way longer than it should have, lol, and I don't even like it so i'll probably make a new version eventually.

As for the next thing I have, it's money.

holla holla get £

1Đ and 5Đ Coins
(https://i.imgur.com/b0xwsYk.png) (https://i.imgur.com/tRFbBOd.png)

10Đ Note
(https://i.imgur.com/Bf3gZAa.png)

Regency Credits are one of the Dominion's two main currencies, the other being dananir (or dinars) which vary heavily in appearance between planets. Credits are a highly standardized representative currency used in urban areas and for interstellar commerce, each credit representing 2.5 grams of silver or 0.03 grams of gold. Credits are largely digital, but they do have physical notes in the form of metal-inlaid zinc chips and goldwork-embroidered banknotes which are generally used for small purchases or in rural areas. A basic loaf of bread generally costs around 1.5 credits.

Regency Credits are symbolized by a D with a line through it (Đ), originally representing dananir until they were phased out in favour of digital credits. Now dinar has turned into a term for local currencies, and Đ means credits instead of dananir, and etymology is weird and confusing.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 11/30/17, 06:54:54 PM
Forgot I did this yesterday, a hovertank! With nose art! Sexy fantasy nose art! Not actually on the nose though, because tank.

No lore this time because it's like four or five paragraphs long and I doubt anyone wants to read all that.

Ifrit Cruiser Tank, "Queen Cobra"
(https://i.imgur.com/F2F48z4.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/02/17, 07:10:29 PM
SUMMON THE ELECTOR COUNTS!

Cesarzowa Kazimiera Ciszewski dzięki łasce Alessia i Valora, Empress of Niebańscka, Pious Sultana of Uświę, Inheritor of the East, Paladin of the Order of Saint Alastrine, Lord-Castellan of the Maat Cluster, Exalted Peripheral of the Empyrean Council, Thrice Valorous Lady of the Mantle of Defense, Sacristan of the Cathedral of Saint Nadia, and Champion of Alessia.
(https://i.imgur.com/rUg9pjr.png?1)

Uświę
(https://i.imgur.com/ErDXfEz.png)

Emblem of the Ciszewskich Family
(https://i.imgur.com/IFffC0b.png)

The semi-autonomous Kingdom of Niebańscka, located in the densely populated Maat Cluster, is one of the Dominion's most influential and pious regions. They have been devout followers of Alessia and Valora for almost as long as the Dominion itself, and were one of the first and most important nations to be willingly integrated into their territory. While its people and government largely consider themselves to be a part of the Dominion, Niebańscka could easily be labeled as a separate protectorate state due to the large amount of independence they are given in civil governance compared to some other worlds and regions.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/06/17, 03:33:35 PM
I wanted to make an insignia for something with a Sith holocron in it but it didn't work, I had a better idea tho.

The Treachery of Holocrons
(https://i.imgur.com/m92nIxG.png)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 12/07/17, 12:39:30 PM
Karmic would mightly agree with the "treachery" of Sith Holocrons!

If she's learned anything from her "years of life" in the galaxy - is that there's not a single relic, artifact, holocron, half-buried secret anything - that needs to be touched.  :wtf: :tmi:

NEVER has ever been worth it.

#TrueRPStories#RPHistorySWTOR#Everybadstorystartswithanartifact
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/07/17, 12:49:36 PM
It's only bad when you mess with the artifacts, it's entertainment when other people do it. That's what Imperials are for. :P
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 12/07/17, 12:52:56 PM
It's only bad when you mess with the artifacts, it's entertainment when other people do it. That's what Imperials are for. :P

Naw its not entertainment for Karmic anymore.  She's had to clean up the mess from the after-effects of it all.  Invariably the imperial involved (Sith or otherwise) somehow gets to her attention and asks for her help - :grin:

As far as she's concerned - most of the time - don't touch it, don't go near it - and if you know where it is, forget and lose the information.  Just. Don't. Do. It.  Even for the knowledge of the future!

(In actuality - shhh ic secret - she has her in possession a number of high risk relics/holocrons/etc she's gotten her hands on through the RP Years that she keeps in her possession as the only person she trusts to never use them or bring them out again.  "Too dangerous to exist; unable to destroy" sorts of things.  She has them in a secret place under secret security, for the rest of the galaxy to forget about and believe destroyed or otherwise lost to time...  :evil:  But only because she won't ever allow them to be used.  :lightside: )

THE TREACHERY OF THE HOLOCRON!  :aww:
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/07/17, 01:08:37 PM
Malaji keeps a lot of scary artifacts for herself just so nobody besides her can use them lol. Any that are too unstable to even look at get sent to other Sith as gifts. :darkside:
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/09/17, 08:13:57 PM
I love the sensuous dress set, it's sexy. So I had to draw it. :P

Lord Saviri Cosac
(https://i.imgur.com/xti14Eh.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/10/17, 06:20:55 PM
I designed a HUD!

Kashf (كشف‎) HMD
(https://i.imgur.com/U1vMnwZ.png)
edit: (Transparent version with no targets) (https://i.imgur.com/YbZGF6i.png)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/13/17, 05:21:46 PM

Aegis of Valora Seraph
(https://i.imgur.com/G8HCI5Y.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Seraphie on 12/13/17, 05:55:08 PM
Cool HUD!

Love your drawing of the sensuous dress and I love those wings on your last drawing!
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/13/17, 06:21:12 PM
Thank you! I never like drawing wings tbh, but they turned out ok this time. The dress was fun to do tho lol.
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/13/17, 08:59:07 PM
I just finished doing my GW2 guardian again! Praise Kormir!

Augur Catherine Violenne of Istan
(https://i.imgur.com/zMrHYaE.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/24/17, 07:18:39 AM
I made a map! Probably useless without context, but it looks nice-ish I guess. The galaxy image is a rendering/painting by NASA, I think you can find it on the spitzer telescope site.

Map of the Dominion, Year 329 AS
(https://i.imgur.com/fn51sCC.png)

I also did some religious symbols, if I wasn't feeling poorly i'd write some stuff about them here lol.

           Fal (فأل)                                                 Astral Song (ᠣᠳᠣᠳ ᠤᠨ ᠳᠠᠭᠤᠤ)
(https://i.imgur.com/5MhWYq7.png) (https://i.imgur.com/FIyri30.png)

God-Empress Sudassani                                      Ophelian Orthodox   
(https://i.imgur.com/Cz12EXU.png) (https://i.imgur.com/qbn8XbV.png)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 01/07/18, 03:46:03 PM
Words hurt more than ancient indestructible three-ton lead-spitting death machines with the aim of a quadriplegic ever could. Mostly the words I say when one kills my colonists. :(

mean centipede
(https://i.imgur.com/XMG7jep.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 01/07/18, 07:01:39 PM
Reminds me of the Hivemind/Queen in Starship Troopers =D
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 01/07/18, 07:11:05 PM
I always play the Starship Troopers theme when I get an infestation in Rimworld, lol. The only good megaspider is a dead megaspider. Even though they're extremely cute, as shown here:
(http://rimworldwiki.com/images/c/cc/Megaspider.png)

It's actually one of these (http://rimworldwiki.com/wiki/Centipede) though. And it's not afraid.
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 01/27/18, 02:16:26 PM
Maybe not quite art, but I have to show how a proper modern major general Imperial military leader makes ORBAT charts. Your move, @Nicohlas (http://begerencolony.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1353).

Imperial Order of Battle: 27th Airborne Division
(https://i.imgur.com/nXKy1NC.png)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 02/12/18, 08:38:14 PM
Here is a quick glimpse into my psyche, procured using a mystical force technique that I learned like 20 minutes ago.

(https://i.imgur.com/e8TKWpk.png)

Huh. It's full of evil fashion magazines. Who would have thought?
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 03/16/18, 09:30:40 AM
I tried to make a new symbol for Clan Olosa, based loosely on the Crusader insignia, but idk how much I like it. It feels too simple. Feedback would be very much appreciated because I don't know what to change, I don't do mandalorians very much lol.

(https://i.imgur.com/8hHeAQ3.png)


Also, my cat's expression here is a work of art.

(https://i.imgur.com/R7zoT2g.jpg)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 03/22/18, 04:54:18 PM


Naga-pattern Marksman Caliver
(https://i.imgur.com/nv2M1HO.png?1)

Plasma-based small arms are often thought to be archaic, as a particle lance of equivalent size penetrates armour much more effectively and can fire many more shots before reloading. Plasma weapons tend to be much stealthier than particle lances though due to the lack of a long trail behind each shot, and their projectiles have a much longer range, so they are still a common sight among special forces units and gendarmeries across the galaxy.

The Dominion's Naga-pattern caliver was designed primarily for use by Mantle Wraiths (https://i.imgur.com/9ltTkiD.png?1) as a sniper rifle, though it can often be seen in use by more standard units as well. Its long magnetized barrel gives plasma bolts time to stabilize before leaving the weapon, allowing them to travel much farther before dissipating. A side benefit of this long barrel is that it allows the weapon to be fired while using an active camouflage system, since any excess gas is released far enough away from the user to not cause interference.



Python Autobeam
(https://i.imgur.com/iibgaeW.png?1)

The Python is a heavy selective fire beam pistol commonly seen in the hands of aerial units, such as Mantle Archangels (https://i.imgur.com/HumWplQ.png?1) and Aegis of Valora Seraphim. It is generally dual-wielded in fully automatic mode, though many choose to pair it with a melee weapon or shield in semi-automatic mode instead.


Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 03/23/18, 02:59:55 PM


Order of Saint Alastrine (ترتيب القديس الاسترين)
(https://i.imgur.com/usKiD6u.png)

The Order of Saint Alastrine is a loosely organized group of scribes, scholars, and historians dedicated to the recording and preservation of historical knowledge. Among average people they are mostly known for the impressive feats of their battlescribes, adventurous writers and archaeologists who explore tombs and other dangerous locations in search of lost knowledge.

They are generally symbolized by a pen nib, though their lack of strict organization means that many different variations of this symbol are in use.



Order of Saint Eva (ترتيب القديس إيفا)
(https://i.imgur.com/FeVWeJX.png)

The Order of Saint Eva is an elite monastic order dedicated to healing and charity, often considered to be some of the galaxy's very best healers. Their auscultares have a mastery of healing magic far beyond what most consider possible, and are often found providing aid after natural disasters or disease outbreaks.

The Order of Saint Eva is often associated with the Mantle of Zakat, the most widely recognized symbol of health or medicine in the Dominion, but they don't use any specific symbols of their own.



Order of Divine Parity
(https://i.imgur.com/gbSMIWp.png)

The Order of Divine Parity is a religious order responsible for meting out justice and punishment within the Dominion. The most well-known members of this order are Confessors, highly influential clerics which act as judges within Dominion courts. Inquisitors, Justiciars, and a small number of Aegis Knights are also members of this order, the latter generally serving as bailiffs or ostiarii.



Inquisitor
(https://i.imgur.com/buTkTNP.png?1)

Ecclesia Inquisitors are powerful priestesses who have devoted themselves to rooting out blasphemy and apostasy within the Dominion. They have a similar role to members of the Justiciar Order, and often work in concert, though unlike Justiciars they are actually clerics within the Ecclesia rather than mere religious warriors and scholars.


Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 03/26/18, 09:37:11 PM

Onwards, together! For the Republic!
(https://i.imgur.com/2DntR3v.png)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 04/22/18, 08:06:31 PM
Guild Wars 2 art! Even though I haven't played in months. :(

Vasai Zinghu, Demonslayer
(https://i.imgur.com/xTB6cH1.png?1)
Vasai was an early adopter of Charr integrated cartridges, using her bolt-action rifle to deadly effect against everything from demons to dragons. Whether you need a long-range assassination or a good old mad minute, there's little that can beat 7.62 millimeters of hot lead to get the job done.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 04/27/18, 09:31:09 PM

Archprophetess Anaidea Thalestris
(https://i.imgur.com/HWqzQrB.png?2)

The Dominion is led by a council of religious, military, and civil leaders, known as the Empyrean Council. The head of this council is the Archprophetess, an immensely powerful Librarian serving as a voice or representative of the Dominion's two goddesses. She has supreme power and authority over all matters within the Dominion, though unlike most mortal Queens and Empresses she cares only for the will of her goddesses.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 04/28/18, 12:06:42 PM

Archsacristan Nalina Manat
(https://i.imgur.com/jAAUIix.png?1)

Sacristans are the ritualistic caretakers of holy relics within larger Dominion mosques and temples. They lead many of the more vicious religious ceremonies such as blood rituals or sacrifices, while also handling demonic pacts and forbidden knowledge which could potentially corrupt a lesser priestess.

Many Sacristans are blood mages, stealing life and power from those who they kill. When combined with the ancient secrets and powers they have access to, it's unsurprising that many Sacristans live to be centuries old.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 05/01/18, 06:26:40 PM

Vampire
(https://i.imgur.com/5GmpcE0.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 05/10/18, 07:01:22 AM

Celestian Superior Farah Al-Dimashqi
(السماوية استراتيجي من الأرض فرح الدمشقي)
(https://i.imgur.com/lHwZYEp.png?1)

Farah Al-Dimashqi is one of the Dominion's most renowned warriors, currently sitting upon their Empyrean Council as the leader of the Aegis of Valora and a representative of Valoran beliefs. She is known for her usage of a beam halberd, a fairly unique weapon which mounts a heavy particle lance at the tip of a bladed polearm.

Order of the Aegis of Valora
(الأختية من درع من فالورا)
(https://i.imgur.com/j7FkgFs.png)

Justiciar Order
(الأختية من قضاة)
(https://i.imgur.com/5DmPvXZ.png)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 05/11/18, 09:36:36 PM
"It's Occam's Shuriken! When the answer is elusive, never rule out ninjas!"

Midnight Sisterhood Agent
(https://i.imgur.com/G5PTNOg.png?1)

The secretive Midnight Sisterhood is generally described as the Dominion's secret police and intelligence agency. Their operatives conduct espionage, perform assassinations, silently gut impious souls, and feed information to other important groups or people within the Dominion. Their members are pragmatic and ruthless, favouring martial skill and acrobatics but never being above the use of dirty tricks.

Axis-pattern Stealth Pistol
(https://i.imgur.com/tsU3Kqy.png?1)

Plasma weapons are usually a little bit softer on the ears compared to archaic ballistic weapons, but are still ear-piercingly loud in most cases. Any plasma weapon can be quieted through the use of a magnetic silencer, a long device which magnetically slows down plasma bolts to subsonic velocities. This slowing saps energy from the bolt, however, and can rarely drop the weapon's volume below ~80 decibels due to the inherent noisiness of what is literally magnetized fire.

Some pistols are designed specifically for stealthy operation. They generally fire their bolts at a subsonic velocity by default and generate a much more coherent magnetic field around each bolt. This can reduce noise levels even further, making the pistol nearly silent at the cost of increased power usage. These stealth pistols often mount more traditional suppressors as well, diverting excess gas and preventing the shooter from blinding herself in a dark room.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 05/13/18, 03:44:50 PM

Legionary-Corporal Iset Al-Fasi
(https://i.imgur.com/wi7m0On.png?1)

Mantle Legions are extremely varied in customs, armour designs, and origins. The 43rd Legion shows off this heritage quite well, being one of the Dominion's oldest non-ceremonial military units at nearly 600 years old. They paint elaborate "flowing thorn" designs on their armour to commemorate Pious Sultana Aisha Inaam, a heroic queen who personally led the unit when it was created and wore similar designs on her platemail.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 05/19/18, 09:55:57 AM

Captain Lyara Idros
(https://i.imgur.com/EU55luT.png?1)

Captain Lyara Idros is a Force Reconnaissance commando operating under the Republic SIS, as part of the 251st Special Recon Regiment.

Lyara tends to favour a more standard loadout than many other Special Forces troopers. She primarily wields an H-411 rifle, the Republic's standard infantry weapon, with SOPMOD kit including an ArmaTek scope and a high-power gas conversion enabler. She also carries a Merr-Sonn MX-2, a common shoulder-fired missile suitable for use against armour and low-flying starfighters.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 05/26/18, 04:30:55 PM

Darth Malaji Vaal
(https://i.imgur.com/p5qoHEd.png?1)

"Be not afraid of the dark behind light, for every obstruction gives shadows respite."

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 06/03/18, 03:31:50 PM
First time drawing without a reference pose (for the raptor), I think it actually went pretty well!



Desert Stygian
(https://i.imgur.com/kwrjAyX.png?1)

Raptors are a common type of carnivorous reptile-like creatures farmed and domesticated across the galaxy, primarily as mounts or hunting companions but also sometimes for their eggs. The average raptor has a good deal more strength and endurance than a camel or horse, allowing them to run for much greater periods of time without rest, though their bipedal nature somewhat limits their maximum speed and their predatory diet makes acquiring food somewhat more difficult.

Raptors show a large amount of physical diversity, with some species like the Ciemięzca or Yeş being almost insectoid in nature while others such as Sheikha raptors appear closer to dragons. The raptor pictured above is a Desert Stygian, widely known for their bony armoured carapaces and frilled neck.



Order of Wali Aaleyah
(الأختية من ولي العاليه)


(https://i.imgur.com/zUzJlqj.png)

The Order of Aaleyah, formerly known as the Order of the Emerald Oasis, is an exemplary Aegis of Valora sect. Aaleyah was a wali and a Celestian who once led the Order, known for being one of the few humans to befriend a living dragon. Aaleyah and her dragon became martyrs in the year 121 SK, sacrificing themselves to kill an extremely dangerous greater qarinah set on carving out her own empire in Dominion space. The sect was later renamed and a dragon's head was added to its insignia in her honour.


Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: Karmic on 06/03/18, 04:12:35 PM
Yea it worked!

I want one.  Seriously, want that raptor.
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 06/03/18, 04:44:29 PM
Yas, raptor friends are so adorable! Jurassic Park probably has the cutest raptors, but GW2 lets you pet them and feed them bugs which is also adorbs. And you can ride one! I think there's also another game that lets you mount guns on your raptor Safavid-style.
Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 06/25/18, 10:21:45 PM
I've been setting up a Pathfinder game with someone over the past few months, and finally got an idea for what my character could look like! And i'm sure nobody is surprised that i'm going full lawful evil Palpatine-style. :P

Yara Ruqayyah
(https://i.imgur.com/cVT0YUH.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 07/05/18, 03:57:27 PM

Lich Queen
(https://i.imgur.com/6SvzNbw.png?1)



Realm of Kizengir
(https://i.imgur.com/Cz12EXU.png)


The Arsatum Kizengirum ((https://i.imgur.com/OfOmunc.png)), or Realm of Kizengir, is a highly repressive and feudalistic empire controlled by hedonistic lich queens and necromantic nobles. At its head is Empress Zakiti Ia Sudassani, an ascendant lich of near-divine power who is worshipped by her subjects as a goddess.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 07/07/18, 07:40:07 PM
I had the idea a few days ago that underwater RP could be super interesting if done well, but I don't think i'd ever be able to do any lol. It still makes for good artsy/worldbuilding material tho, especially since underwater combat has only been touched upon a few times in Star Wars before.

Republic Combat Diver and SIS Operational Swimmer
(https://i.imgur.com/eNooEzT.png?1)

Aquatic combat is a very unique experience, and soldiers require significant training in order to perform effectively in such conditions. Beneath the surface you're allowed immense mobility, and yet greatly limited in speed. Further complicating matters is the wide variation of conditions in aquatic locations, from crystal clear oases to murky toxic abysses.

Weapons have to be specially designed for submarine operation, as standard blasters will short out and basic slugthrower projectiles are simply halted in their tracks. Even properly modified weapons such as the amphibious CZR-90 blaster series tend to have a very short range, blaster bolts will fizzle out after less than fifty meters and flechettes or spearguns fare little better. Specialized aquatic blasters are the weapon of choice for most troops, but many specialists and SIS agents prefer flechette guns or sonic weapons.

Most operations performed by Republic combat divers are clandestine in nature, such as infiltrating Imperial compounds undetected by sea or assisting SIS agents in specific tasks. Larger aquatic task forces can sometimes be found defending strategic positions or salvage crews on aquatic worlds such as Manaan, Dac, and Glee Anselm when necessary.

One of the most well-known underwater operations in recent history occurred during the Battle of Druckenwell, mere months before the Sacking of Coruscant. The 921st Tidehunter Regiment became infamous among Sith commanders for their innovative marine tactics, leaving entire city sections undefended only to reappear out of the sea en masse after the enemy had passed and quickly create a pocket. While the battle was eventually won by Imperial forces, it's said that the Moff in charge of the operation was driven insane by the Tidehunters' constant harassment of supplies and rear echelon troops.

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Post by: SquigglyV on 07/12/18, 08:02:41 PM

Keeper of Alziriyah
(https://i.imgur.com/NrdBAad.png?1)

The Keepers of Alziriyah (حراس الزيرية) are a sect of reclusive and immensely skilled mages charged with guarding the Alziriyah Athenium, a collection of forbidden knowledge and artifacts located on the isolated desert world of Torqa. Torqa orbits a large blue star hidden away in deep space, its surface blasted by immense magically charged sandstorms at almost all times, making it the perfect location to store the Dominion's most dangerous oddities and lore.

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Post by: SquigglyV on 07/14/18, 01:05:10 PM

Ardiya Spacer
(https://i.imgur.com/nwx9Ayd.png?1)

Spacers are those who spend most of their time wandering between stars, a lifestyle which is often romanticized in the Dominion. The term is most often associated with smugglers, mercenaries, and other outlaws, but can also be applied to scholars and adventurers among other things.

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Post by: SquigglyV on 07/24/18, 02:29:33 PM

Voidcaster
(https://i.imgur.com/SKe9hGJ.png?1)

Controlling and manipulating magical energy takes immense skill, concentration, and knowledge, but provides a massive advantage to anyone who can master it. Mages are employed all across the galaxy as celestial navigators, clerics, combat specialists, enchanters, healers, and augurs to name a few things. Many also work on their own as adventurers, scholars, or even mercenaries.

Voidcasters are one of the most common types of mage, relying on raw magical energy to force their will upon the material world. Pure magic when used in such a way generally has a distinctive violet or indigo glow.

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Post by: SquigglyV on 07/25/18, 11:51:10 AM

DLA-13 Blaster Rifle
(https://i.imgur.com/pSkWA9O.png?1)

DLA/S-13 Blaster Carbine
(https://i.imgur.com/ek5G3DL.png?1)

DLA/DM-13 Marksman Rifle
(https://i.imgur.com/3eUD8RW.png?1)

The DLA-13 is the Sith Empire's basic service rifle, essentially a modernized version of the tried and tested DLA-4 pulse-wave gun (https://i.imgur.com/vL5xdRN.png) which was used to clear the jungles of Dromund Kaas centuries ago. The DLA-13 is lighter and less bulky compared to the Republic's standard issue H-411, but still manages to pack a comparable punch thanks to its powerful gas conversion enabler. The rifle is designed for use with high-power gasses such as the Empire's standard red-coloured sig mixture or green-coloured prothium gas, and loses a small amount of efficiency with weaker gasses like eleton or orveth.

The DLA-13 is highly configurable for a variety of different roles thanks to its modular design, and can be fitted with many different attachments from grenade launchers to forward grips. The DLA/S carbine variant is commonly found among combat engineers, support elements, airborne troops, grenadiers, and as a backup weapon for vibroblade specialists. The DLA/DM marksman configuration is often used by scouts, intelligence operatives, and infantry sharpshooters.

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Post by: SquigglyV on 07/26/18, 03:15:07 PM

Private Phaedra Vere, 27th Airborne Division
(https://i.imgur.com/hSgeBlT.png?1)

Assault pioneers are soldiers responsible for the construction and destruction of battlefield obstacles at the front lines. They differ from combat engineers in that they aren't organized into separate units nor are they equipped for larger tasks, rather they exist to give other units their own limited organic support while engaged in combat. Assault pioneers are often equipped with thorium charges, grenade launchers, droid poppers, wire cutters, spades, thermite, landmines, and many other tools depending on the situation.

Title: Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
Post by: SquigglyV on 07/30/18, 10:21:49 PM

Jedi Knight Ahura Tehrani and Jedi Shadow Qelian Saida, 3 ATC
(https://i.imgur.com/FoF4RfZ.png?1)

There is no contemplation, only duty.

The Jedi Order is revered across the Republic as a symbol of peace and justice. Unfortunately, even such paragons of virtue often require less than respectable methods to enforce peace throughout the galaxy.

Jedi Shadows, the Order's secret police, are one such example of this fact. Serving under the Council of First Knowledge, these highly specialized Sentinels are responsible for covertly seeking out and destroying dark siders or their influence. Evil holocrons will be shattered, alchemical beasts slain, and their Sith creators hunted to the ends of the galaxy if necessary to ensure the safety of the Republic's citizens.

Shadows often come dangerously close to the dark side. Because of this, each one is individually selected and tested by the Council of First Knowledge before entering service, though even they can't foresee everything. Many Shadows become paranoid, zealous, aggressive, or socially detached while performing their duties, and as such are generally only assigned in dire circumstances.

Another slightly less sanctioned example is that of the so-called "Sixth Line," a small militant sect who believe in unwavering service to the Republic similar to the Mandalorian Wars' Revanchists. Their members dance with darkness regularly, using their powers in ways that the rest of the Order would likely find distasteful or outright dangerous. Sixth Line adherents usually serve in elite strike teams or as force-sensitive spies, primarily working alongside the Republic Military and Strategic Information Service.

While their numbers have always been dwindling due to corruption and casualties, today the Sixth Line is almost extinct, with most of their members having been killed during the catastrophic Invasion of Ziost or exiled during Chancellor Saresh's subsequent political purges. The few who remain fight on, however, in the hopes that the end of this war may be within reach.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 08/03/18, 07:35:24 PM

327th Marine Regiment
(https://i.imgur.com/uRXeJ2c.png)
Victory through metal, glory through mettle.

The Sith Empire's 327th Marine Regiment serves Lord Saviri Cosac, stationed aboard the Harrower-class dreadnought Concordat. Their primary mission is to protect Saviri and her Reclamation Service allies while on expeditions or artifact retrieval missions, often having to battle hostile wildlife and spirits alongside the Republic's various covert ops units.

251st Special Recon Regiment
(https://i.imgur.com/3EljLLI.png)
Doubt is for the dying.

The Republic's 251st Special Reconnaissance Regiment was created in 25 BTC from the remains of the 3rd Marine Raiders and the 109th Force Recon Battalion, two elite units which were nearly destroyed in the Battle of Begeren. While created too early to be officially incorporated into Republic Special Forces, the 251st still pulls its recruits from Advanced Training Program graduates and has a reputation to match. The 251st often acts alongside SIS agents and Jedi knights to wreak havoc behind enemy lines.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 08/04/18, 09:31:59 PM
I can't draw nonliving things very well. :/

The Golden Drexl
(https://i.imgur.com/bUG3lIj.png?1)

The Clairvoyant-class Light Corvette (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Unidentified_consumer_model_corvette) is a common civilian starship manufactured by the Rendili Vehicle Corporation, widely known as the basis for the Jedi Order's iconic Defenders (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Defender-class_light_corvette) and Paladins (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Paladin-class_corvette).

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 08/20/18, 10:56:03 AM

Al-Jarrah Assault Chariot
(https://i.imgur.com/epivT6c.png?1)

(Unshielded version that is easier to see)
(https://i.imgur.com/LAwUmY9.png?1)

Chariots are heavily armed and armoured combat vehicles used across the galaxy for frontline combat, indirect fire support, and everything in between. Most modern chariots use lev engines for propulsion, allowing them great mobility over all terrain and in any weather conditions.

The Al-Jarrah Assault Chariot is a 9 meter long beast equipped with hardlight shield projectors and thick adamantine plating, making it immensely difficult to destroy from the front. It straddles the line between a battle chariot and an infantry fighting vehicle, having dedicated transport space for up to six infantry in the rear alongside its weaponry. Its turret is designed to fit a number of different armaments from light particle culverins to heavy plasma mortars.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 09/01/18, 09:43:08 AM

Order of the Navy Captain
(https://i.imgur.com/5x0BQRt.png?1)

Naval officers in the Mantle require extensive schooling to become masters in void combat, and those who enter a naval academy without any sort of prior knowledge are likely to fail quickly. This, combined with the exclusivity and high cost of many Dominion military colleges, means that the majority of successful officers come from nobles or rich military families who can afford prior education in military matters.

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Post by: SquigglyV on 09/07/18, 10:51:04 PM

Tayyibah Armoury
(https://i.imgur.com/3CebD03.png)
The weaponsmithing guild of the tropical world Tayyibah is renowned throughout the Dominion for their rugged weapon and light vehicle designs. They are primarily known for items such as the Type-199 Isfet lance, the Type-11 Python heavy pistol, and the Type-41 Talwar-pattern jetbike.

Type-199 Isfet Particle Lance
(https://i.imgur.com/MM42HIa.png?1)



Type-199 Isfet Marksman Lance
(https://i.imgur.com/hpEzNQd.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 09/14/18, 11:10:11 AM

Baroness Zhaleh
(https://i.imgur.com/o0Jru9l.png?1)

Pirates and privateers are common throughout the galaxy, preying on civilian transports and hiding in places where security forces don't dare pursue. While some bands work as mercenaries to raid and intimidate any clients' rivals, or even to explore new areas of space, most are just in it for the loot. Despite the obvious threat they pose, the rebellious life of a pirate is often romanticized in literature and poetry.

One of the most famous bandits in Dominion space is the vicious pirate queen known as Baroness Zhaleh, who controls a small fleet of loyal ships and makes her home in a dangerous empyrean storm.

rejected descriptions:

What did one psionic shipwrecked pirate say to the other? I haven't got a crew!
A heretic, a pirate, and a busty wench walk into a tavern. She asks for a drink.
I LIKE YER HAT BY DA WAY. (https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Bluddflagg)
It's generally recommended not to place a personality matrix in the aftward rooms of a ship, else you might get a stern talking to.
By the powers! There be all manner o' queer beasties in this hold! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ku12BTY0tc)
It's often said that piracy is addictive - once you lose your first hand, you're hooked.
"So, you're desperate and you have a lot of money. I like where this is going." - a smuggler
And it is, it is a glorious thing to be a pirate queen!


Viceroy 6mm Rail Revolver
(https://i.imgur.com/6rJoHJb.png?1)

In the time before particle lances became standard-issue, various types of ballistic weapons were the norm for military forces. Even today weapons such as railguns, coilguns, and firearms remain very common among civilians due to their much lower cost and far easier maintenance compared to energy weapons.

The break-action Viceroy 6mm was a standard offhand weapon for Mantle navy officers until roughly 250 years ago, when beam pistols began to replace ballistic weapons. A very large number of them survive today as heirlooms, in use by civilians, or even still wielded by officers with a more traditional style.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 09/14/18, 08:59:21 PM

Archangel
(https://i.imgur.com/1noYdYk.png?1)

Archangels are the best of the best within the Mantle. Equipped with ornate hardlight crowns, point defense gauntlets, and agile jetpacks, they're more than capable of dealing with any threat on land or in the air.

Sacred Forge of Khadija
(https://i.imgur.com/AhUM2Gb.png?1)

The Sacred Forges of Khadija on the jungle world of Anat mostly produce high-quality armour for the Dominion, including the advanced Curtana suits worn by most Inquisitors and the powered Ancile armour donned by Justiciar knights among others. They also produce weapons on occasion, however, most notably the Mantle's Type-111 Namir lance and the stealthy Type-259 Axis plasma pistol.

The forgemasters of Khadija are unique in that they craft items primarily for worship rather than profit. To them, the act of creation is a form of meditation which helps them commune with their goddesses.

Type-111 Namir Carbine
(https://i.imgur.com/jev0skK.png?1)

The Namir is a lightweight particle lance designed for support and rear echelon troops within the Mantle. While it doesn't have the same stopping power as a Type-199, nor is it actually any smaller as the name would suggest, it is significantly lighter and uses less battery power per shot. This makes it a better choice for mortar teams, scouts, provosts, field doctors, and other troops who have to carry heavy gear all the time.

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Post by: SquigglyV on 09/17/18, 06:23:14 PM

H-411 Blaster Rifle
(https://i.imgur.com/n60oW6D.png?1)

H-311 Heavy Blaster
(https://i.imgur.com/uOe3KjF.png?1)

H-411 CQBR w/ Launcher
(https://i.imgur.com/yPZADTI.png?1)


The H-411 series, based on ArmaTek's civilian Z-13 Huntsman, is a family of blasters used extensively by all branches of the Republic Military. It entered limited service shortly before the start of the Great War, intended to eventually replace the aging E-1 blaster rifle (https://i.imgur.com/6zGZX1H.png), though supply shortages as well as some teething issues meant that many units never acquired them until after the Treaty of Coruscant. While they're weaker than their Imperial counterparts and have the ergonomics of a brick, the H-411 is still looked upon fondly by Republic troops for its reliability and ease of use.

The H-411 is modular and easily customizable to suit any mission's needs, with plenty of accessory kits such as SOPMOD and individual attachments like grenade launchers for troops to use. Two common variants include the heavier H-311 and the CQBR (Close Quarters Battle Receiver) carbine, the former having increased firepower to compete with Imperial DLA-13s at long range and the latter being much lighter for use in boarding actions or urban warfare.

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Post by: SquigglyV on 09/24/18, 02:14:48 PM

A Book
(https://i.imgur.com/LxbaD6B.png?1)

The holy book known as the Typicon, Chronicle, or Tasjil is one of the most widely revered religious texts in Dominion space aside from the much older Scriptures of Alessia and Scriptures of Valora. The Typicon was compiled roughly 1800 years ago to record the revelations given to Astrid Iovan, a warrior queen and champion of the goddesses who founded one of the first major interstellar Aqylan empires. Its contents were originally separate accounts from Astrid's various companions detailing the messages she received from Alessia and Valora, though these writings were later compiled into one book by a scribe known as Felicia Turei.

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Post by: SquigglyV on 10/01/18, 09:37:56 PM

Slayer Vasai Zinghu
(https://i.imgur.com/SvBEenh.png?1)

The Order of Whispers agents known as Slayers are elite commandos trained to deal with exceptionally dangerous threats on long-duration missions. The current enemies of the Order fear them, and rightly so considering what they did to the Order's previous enemies.

Vasai Zinghu is one such Slayer, primarily specializing in professionalism (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NZDwZbyDus) and long-distance relationships (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNPwv4NxhIM). A well-travelled veteran, Vasai has fought against everything from Orrian undead to White Mantle cultists, currently using her extensive combat experience to scout the deserts of Elona for Pact forces.

Vasai's 11mm Rifle
(https://i.imgur.com/1ebBjPd.png?1)

Bolt-action rifles are a relatively recent introduction to the world of Tyria, first invented (but not widely used) in the final years of the Human-Charr conflict. While bolt-actions do provide a greatly improved rate of fire compared to older single-shot weapons, the cost of producing them and their relative unreliability means that they have yet to reach widespread adoption in even the most high-tech armies.

Vasai's Sidearm
(https://i.imgur.com/LT6dRVl.png?1)

Revolvers have grown very popular in recent years, having gone from effective but very expensive novelties to proper sidearms fit for any officer. The Pact was the first to introduce them as standard weapons (https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/6/67/Pact_Handgun.jpg) in 1325 AE, and their ability to fire multiple shots in relatively quick succession has proven essential in the battlefields of Orr and Maguuma since then.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: Karmic on 10/02/18, 07:11:23 AM
ooh.. Karmic likes her!  Outfit and all! <3
Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/02/18, 08:15:39 AM
She has the best outfit of all my GW2 characters. :P

(https://i.imgur.com/8epHMAk.png)
Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/02/18, 11:08:42 PM
I'm apparently in the mood for superspies lately.

Special Agent Serama Lirus
(https://i.imgur.com/DrqF1wJ.png?1)

The Republic's Strategic Information Service originated as an analysis and decryption branch of the Senate Library, later expanded to serve as the Republic's primary intelligence gathering organization before the Great War. The SIS may not have as many agents and contacts as their Sith Intelligence counterparts, but they still maintain a very effective web of spies throughout the galaxy and have access to some of the Republic's finest minds.

Serama's Custom GR
(https://i.imgur.com/XHA5pa5.png?1)

The Coronet Arms GR (https://torf.mmo-fashion.com/category/similarity/similarity-weapons/blaster-pistol-weapons/bpsl76/) was designed near the end of the Great War as a series of light and highly customizable blaster pistols for police forces and mercenaries. Despite being a highly capable weapon, the Republic's economic woes at the time meant that it suffered from poor sales and production was ultimately shut down after only two years. Today most surviving examples exist in the hands of spies, assassins, and spacers, valued for their reliability and relatively quiet firing sound.

This particular GR has been modified extensively over the years by SIS Agent Lirus, bearing only a vague resemblance to the original model. Among its additions are a targeting laser and flashlight, a 20mm flare or micro-grenade launcher, and a heavy duty augmented spin barrel.

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Post by: SquigglyV on 10/04/18, 05:56:52 PM

Sharif
(https://i.imgur.com/E7Su3BL.png?1)

The Dominion's civil government is fairly feudalistic, most planets are owned by aristocratic Sultanas and Satraps rather than being under direct rule from Aqyla. Nobles generally have much better privileges and opportunities than commoners due to their wealth, connections, and land ownership, with ones who own particularly valuable regions such as cities or mines often holding immense political power locally.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/11/18, 02:55:12 PM
I wanted to practice my Sith, and so I did! It is a pretty language. o.o

Research Notes
(https://i.imgur.com/OgvyyIe.png?1)

Living Alchemy

Subject: Jedi Knight
Age: 27
Species: Mirialan

Observations

Typical alteration of eye colour; corruption of pupils evident.

No significant occurrences of undesirable tissue growth.

Muscle tissue has increased in mass, tearing open skin in several spots.

Signed, Malaji

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/16/18, 11:10:18 PM
Dieselpunk tanks are cool and I finally got around to drawing one, it even comes with fake history lore lol.

105mm Heavy Tank M35 / M35 Meade
(https://i.imgur.com/e9cTdyP.png?1)

The M35 Meade (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Meade) (officially called the 105mm Heavy Tank M35) was an American tank design introduced in 1946 to supplement the medium M26 Pershing, which was believed to be an inadequate counter for German E-75s and E-100s at the time. It was one of only a few heavy tanks to ever enter service with the United States Army, serving primarily in Europe and the Middle East where its exceptional mobility (for a heavy tank) and long-range penetration could be used effectively. Small numbers were also deployed in India where its thick armour made it nearly impenetrable by most Japanese anti-tank weapons, though they struggled greatly with rough terrain and overheating after advancing into Burma.

The M35 is powered by an Allison V-1710 aircraft engine and supported on wide treads, giving it a surprisingly high top speed and low ground pressure despite weighing almost 67 tons. Its large 105mm T5E2 cannon can make short work of most enemy tanks with HVAP or APBC rounds or destroy structures with its oversized HE rounds. Two M1919s mounted coaxially and in the hull provide it with good defense against exposed infantry, while a pintle-mounted dual M2 can tear through light vehicles and even low-flying aircraft with ease.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/18/18, 07:00:10 PM

Mutawa
(https://i.imgur.com/sdoQJUu.png?1)

The Mutaween (also known as MPs or, more offensively, as JPs for Justiciar's Pets) are the Mantle's zealous military police branch. Within the Mantle their goal is to enforce order and religious doctrine, which also includes investigating sabotage, interrogating enemy troops, and watching over slaves alongside more standard MP duties. Outside of the Mantle they act as a secret police force of sorts, keeping an eye on nobles and ensuring that they don't scheme against the Dominion or working under Justiciars and Inquisitors to hunt religious criminals.

Mutawa troops wear white, red, and black Auspice plate armour, with the abbreviation اع (for الشرطة العسكرية or Military Police) on their right pauldron and helmet for identification. Officers wear a green beret and have special ailettes, often dressing with a cloak or cape as well.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/19/18, 12:57:43 PM

We beat 'em before, we'll beat 'em again!
(https://i.imgur.com/1Hgj2e1.png)

The Sith entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Alderaan, Coruscant, Balmorra, and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/27/18, 05:26:24 PM

Dread Master Brontes
(https://i.imgur.com/L4c7ZgV.png)

In 12 ATC, a group of immensely powerful Sith known as the Dread Masters (http://www.swtor.com/info/news/blog/20130913) broke free from Republic captivity and attempted to spread unending terror throughout the galaxy. The Masters fortunately suffered defeat two years later before they were able to complete their plans for galactic domination, and most of the galaxy remains blissfully unaware of the horrors which nearly came into existence at their hands. Most of the Dread Masters' history before being captured during the Great War is completely unknown, and what little information exists is highly classified on both sides.

Despite a decisive Republic and Imperial victory, the war was not without consequences. Those touched directly by the Dread Masters' power, known as the Dread Host, became mere husks of their former selves and fell into an irreversible madness. Almost none of their former servants have ever recovered. Even those who survived the war with their psyche mostly intact were often left traumatized, physically mutilated, or worse (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cheiko_Bes).

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 10/30/18, 03:37:00 PM

Midnight Sisterhood Assassin
(https://i.imgur.com/4owSDWy.png?1)

A charmsuit is a skintight vestment or light armour suit designed to assist its wearer with being stealthy. Usually this is done passively by just being flexible and unobtrusive, but more advanced charmsuits may incorporate technology like active camouflage to gain even more of an edge.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 11/17/18, 12:22:38 AM

Jedi Master Qelian Saida
(https://i.imgur.com/NItXuwf.png?2)

Lightsaber pikes are a refined version of ancient bladed polearms, made distinct from saberstaves by their long physical handles and sometimes by only having one blade. The first lightsaber pikes were created millennia ago (https://i.imgur.com/165oNs9.jpg), able to fit self-contained power cells thanks to their long length in a time when most lightsabers required belt-mounted batteries and cords. Today pikes are generally made of phrik, ultrachrome, or songsteel so that they can resist lightsaber strikes along the handle even while deactivated. They remain quite a rare weapon, generally regarded as a niche alternative to the already somewhat uncommon saberstaff.

Telescoping saber pikes are an interesting development occasionally found in the hands of veteran Jedi weapon masters, able to collapse and deploy like an extendable police baton. They can be used as both pikes and standard lightsabers for extra versatility in combat, with the added bonus of being extremely easy to carry.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 11/29/18, 11:13:21 PM

Darth Vaal's Saberstaff
(https://i.imgur.com/LBJuhGs.png?1)

Darth Vaal's purple-bladed lightsaber is a highly customized interlocking saberstaff, originally constructed over 35 years ago while she was still a Jedi padawan and rebuilt many times since then to add new parts or replace damaged ones. She often uses its large sharpened emitter guards to painfully strike enemies without cauterizing their wounds, or as ceremonial daggers to offer blood for rituals, while a force-activated blade within both halves of the saber ensures that no lesser beings can use the weapon themselves.

Ceren Sorua's Assault Cannon
(https://i.imgur.com/rCTz0o4.png?1)

The "Seswenna Special" is a semi-standardized special weapon modification kit developed by Special Weapons Group Cresh for heavy weapon specialists in the Republic Army's Special Forces Division. It attaches a repeating blaster to commonly used grenade machine guns such as the A-115 Rancor (https://torf.mmo-fashion.com/a-115-rancor-destroyer/) or E-403 (https://torf.mmo-fashion.com/e-403-heavy-cannon/) assault cannons, allowing their users to still fight effectively after running out of grenades or at ranges where using grenades would be less than ideal. When you need to turn an Imperial fireteam into a well-seasoned crater, accept no substitutes.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/08/18, 06:12:33 PM

Lady Varuni and Legionary-Corporal Yara
(https://i.imgur.com/uORh0IY.png?1)

Voidsuits are one of the most essential parts of any stellar adventurer's wardrobe, offering solace from the many environmental hazards found on unexplored worlds. They protect their wearer from intense pressures, extreme temperatures, dangerous energy sources, toxic atmospheres, and hazardous liquids among other things, making them useful not only in the vacuum of space but also deep underwater or on a hostile planet.

Sunspear
(https://i.imgur.com/ggp6NAS.png?1)

Sunspears or sunblades are traditional Aqylan polearms which mount an intense source of energy, such as a cutting torch or heat ray, between one to four sharp adamantine blades on the tip of the weapon. They were originally wielded by the elite Ansar warriors of Astrid Iovan's empire nearly 1,700 years ago, used to pierce through heavily armoured infantry and vehicles in melee when other portable anti-tank weapons failed to have an effect.

Modern versions are tremendously advanced, often fitted with particle beams or plasma guns which make them effective at much longer ranges than the more traditional designs. Sunspears have become fairly common today, if still somewhat specialized, most famously used as the primary weapon of the Aegis of Valora and in a smaller form by some Mantle units.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/14/18, 04:47:36 PM

Arshia and Lyara
(https://i.imgur.com/VyalWlE.png)

The Republic Navy may not have an entire branch dedicated to fielding elite troops like the army's Special Forces Division, but they do maintain quite a few of their own commandos for when basic marines won't cut it. From heavily armed Marine Raiders and jump troopers to more covert Force Reconnaissance teams and paramarines, there's no shortage of options to get a job done right.

Captain Lyara Idros, also known as the Hero of New Cov or just "that lady from the marine pinups", is a Mirialan from Dantooine serving in the Republic Navy's elite 251st Special Reconnaissance Regiment. Her second in command is Lieutenant Arshia Thali, a Corellian corpsman famed for earning first class Bloodstripes at just 17 years old during the Battle of Corellia.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 12/21/18, 11:11:26 AM

High Priestess Scyriss
(https://i.imgur.com/LBsOl8Z.png?1)

"He was delayed by Margonites, you say? I'm sorry, but it is a proven fact that they are a myth! Nice try."

Though Abaddon is long dead, replaced by the new goddess of truth Kormir over 250 years ago, a small few of his ancient demonic followers live on scattered across the deserts of Elona and elsewhere in Tyria. Some have attempted to atone for their sins by sharing their knowledge with groups such as the Durmand Priory or Order of Whispers. Others continue to obsessively collect knowledge and artifacts as they did before, scheming to gain power or defile the legacy of those heroes who defeated their lord.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 01/09/19, 10:15:48 AM

Darth Vaal
(https://i.imgur.com/UZ7nm6C.png?1)

It takes great power to weave flesh and bone. Any alchemist worthy of their title can create crude bestial abominations, but it takes a true master of sorcery to enhance sentient beings into superior forms. Alchemical modification can be immensely painful and often leaves victims marked with horns, scars, or bony ridges as side effects, however the price is well worth it to become so much stronger.

edit: had to make the DS corruption more visible and therefore more cute lol
Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 01/24/19, 09:10:49 PM

Mantle Town Dress and Exercise Wear and Prosthetic Arm
(https://i.imgur.com/5By8Clw.png?1)

Cybernetic enhancements are considered to be a crime against nature in the Dominion, the use of which is punishable by death. External prosthetics are a different matter, however, as they do not defile the human form internally and may be used to easily restore warriors back to combat-ready status after losing a chunk of flesh too large to regrow. Modern artificial limbs are highly responsive and can move just like a normal arm or leg, generally being tailored to match the wearer's former limb in size and weight, with more advanced models even feeding sensory information back into the body. They are attached through the use of a strong vacuum pump or a miniature gravity generator in the socket, ensuring that they can support the user's weight during strenuous activities such as one-handed pull-ups without causing discomfort.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 01/27/19, 06:50:09 PM

Plainclothes Agents
(https://i.imgur.com/r4c6OLh.png?1)

In the world of information gathering and covert military operations, there's no such thing as a fair fight. False flags, undercover operators, concealed gadgets, perfidy, black propaganda, bribes, and torture are all simply basic tools in the arsenal of Republic and Imperial intelligence services.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 02/09/19, 03:05:35 PM
I was inspired by Space Pirates and Zombies to try drawing some warships from the top down, since I really struggle at doing 3d vehicles without any references. :/ It worked okay this time, maybe eventually i'll try to invent some new SWTOR ships this way to fill out the factons' fleets lol.

The Swordwind
(https://i.imgur.com/pCzJd5z.png)

Stellar vessels in the Dominion are elegant works of art plated in glistening plasteel and gold, with thick adamantine beneath and powerful energy shields on top to provide maximum protection. The Mantle's naval doctrine emphasizes speed and firepower, as such they generally rely much more on energy shielding than solid armour to save weight.

The Resplendent-Class Battleship is a 507 meter wide leviathan, designed by the very best shipwrights to supplement the Mantle's century-old Majestic-Class Battlecruisers. Resplendents are built with a relatively uncommon wing-shaped design which allows them to focus all of their firepower forwards at one target, with the added bonus of providing more room for engines and allowing exceptional manoeuvrability.

Resplendents are armed with a vast array of firepower to pulverize even the largest of enemy line ships. 2 void prisms, 2 dual-mounted accelerator guns, 6 triple ion cannon batteries, 19 quad heavy beam cannon turrets, and a smattering of point-defense burst cannons make it one hell of a gunship, melting opposing capital ships in mere minutes if they get too close. It also contains two small rear-facing hangars and an assault transport docking bay beneath, primarily to allow its resident troops to land on the surface of a planet.

It has a massive crew of around 3200, with further capacity to carry a full Army Legion of 2000 troops and their equipment. Of its crew, 500 are marine infantry dedicated to defending against (and performing) boarding actions, 300 are ground and air crew who maintain the ship's small complement of strike craft, 600 are servants/slaves, and the remaining 1800 are rank and file enlisted personnel or officers who keep the ship running and shooting.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 02/13/19, 10:22:10 AM

Raider Squad!
(https://i.imgur.com/FchS9We.png)

Raider Squad is an elite assault team in the Republic Army led by Captain Auri Suvas. Originally part of the 13th Airborne Regiment during the Great War, they were reorganized after the Treaty of Coruscant into a separate platoon-sized unit under Elin Garza's newly founded Special Forces Division. Their larger than usual size for a special forces team allows them to be in multiple locations at once on a battlefield while still remaining coordinated under one leader, with two BT-7 Thunderclaps to allow for separate insertions or airborne assaults.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 02/14/19, 12:01:19 PM
Happy valentines' day! I drew the Brimstone Elemental from Terraria's Calamity mod for my gf, going to write a cute fire-related message on it after using all our ink to print it on a card lol.

Brimstone Elemental (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU7TqxXR0Aw)

(https://i.imgur.com/aTzuO0I.png)

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 03/29/19, 09:22:07 PM
Too burned out to do much art lately. :/ But I did a starfighter this week tho and it looks like a birb, I think I want to do my SWTOR characters' ships too but i'm still feeling very unmotivated lol.

Scorpion Queen
(https://i.imgur.com/VhRlRft.png?1)
The Type-122 Ruba'i (meaning quatrain) is a stealthy single-seat light strike fighter which serves as the backbone of Mantle aviation. Equipped with 4 rapidly firing Type-93 light storm cannons, internal weapon racks with room for up to 6 250mm bombs, a powerful shield generator, intensive radiation and magical hardening, and a silver cerement adaptive camouflage system, it is more than capable of holding its own against almost any similarly sized vessel and providing quick support to ground troops.

Like most other strike craft in the Dominion, the Ruba'i uses a compact flying wing design to provide maximum manoeuvrability. Its variable-sweep wings are primarily meant to save space when stored in a naval carrier, but they also serve to improve performance in supersonic atmospheric flight. Uniquely for such a small vessel, it has no glass or sapphire canopy, instead the pilot is seated deep in the middle of the craft beneath a well-armoured hull and using an extremely advanced HUD to provide visual information.

This particular craft is a Type-122 Nam.3 flown by the famed ace pilot Munaa al-Haqai, champion of the Twin Suns Armada and commander of Demonsoul Wing. Its namesake is the Scorpion Queen, a prominent figure in pre-Caliphate Aqylan mythology known for her vicious and precise combat skills. Such elaborate nose art and paint schemes are very common on the planes of veteran pilots.

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 05/28/19, 08:43:06 PM
Star Wars needs more mediterranean style! I always imagined Malaji with a kind of Byzantine aesthetic, but when I wanted to draw recently I found that Byzantine armour has absolutely no interesting features to speak of for inspiration, so... hoplites instead! And a trireme of sorts.

The Crimson Hostess
(https://i.imgur.com/3sTsbo0.png?1)

The Theorodokoi
(https://i.imgur.com/RVdSdjf.png?1)

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 06/20/19, 02:47:08 PM
I designed a Kufic-esque Kittât font for Sithy calligraphy because I thought it might look nice and I don't want to manually draw the text every time I write Sithy stuff. Unfortunately I have no idea how to make it into an actual typeface I can type with lol.

The first row has all the plain consonants, the second row has vowel diacritics at 200% size, the third row has the W and Y consonant clusters, and at the bottom is a small sample word which says hello!


Andidas Tziyotiaottoi

(https://i.imgur.com/0TJ5ibI.png)



(https://i.imgur.com/2JWlXYs.png)

Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 07/19/19, 08:40:12 AM

"Tu tires comme une fille!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSmloroOy9k)
(https://i.imgur.com/adqlAG1.png?1)

Alonni Lumiere is a young Begeren noblewoman and Sith warrior apprenticed to the head of the Inquisition, Darth Tyria. What Alonni lacks in sorcerous power she makes up for through masterful dueling skills, wielding a perfectly balanced lightfoil in an elegant and aggressive Makashi style.


Alonni's Lightfoil
(https://i.imgur.com/E75TEOX.png)

The lightfoil is a unique lightsaber variant used mainly by Sith form II duelists, originally designed for the Mecrosa Order's force-sensitive assassins during the Great Sith War. Lightfoils are smaller, lighter, and have a less pronounced gyroscopic effect than a standard lightsaber, though unlike an offhand shoto they don't have a shortened blade. They're well-suited to rapid attacks, one-handed use, concealment, or even use by non-force sensitive warriors, and many of them are built with saber-resistant basket or cup hilts to protect the wielder's hand when thrusting.


Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 08/13/19, 09:24:27 AM

Asli and Decilian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAbOMu01nNU)
(https://i.imgur.com/0ihWpaX.png?1)

Master Decilian Ansara is a Tionese Jedi librarian, formerly a member of the Kamparas Enclave's local council before its destruction in the Great War. A perpetually inquisitive and curious individual, she studies philosophies from across the galaxy to better understand the cultures and peoples behind them, with a particular focus on ethics and force studies. Her padawan is Asli Eliyara, a traditionalistic sojourner from Haashimut with a natural affinity for telekinetic abilities.


Title: Re: Squiggly's artsy things and worldbuilding
Post by: SquigglyV on 07/26/20, 11:21:29 AM

Hematophagia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhuTCpAeqeY)
(https://i.imgur.com/2yQY5Mm.png)

Darth Vaal is very well known among modern Sith alchemists for her extreme (and some would say excessive) self-modification, and for her rather unsubtle applications of alchemy in producing massive warbeasts with powers far beyond their original forms. Malaji takes great pride in her dark scars and mutations, but her body can barely withstand the amount of alchemical torture she puts it through; her strength comes at the cost of needing frequent "replenishment" from suitable force-sensitive victims, without which she may become severely anemic or worse.

Malaji is unique in that she intentionally refused to take a Sith title after her defection. While this isn't particularly uncommon for fallen Jedi who may not even be aware of the tradition, her choice was fully conscious, as she would much rather have people remember and fear her original name than a pseudonym. Regardless, she's picked up a variety of nicknames over the last 30 years such as the Witch of Pelagon, Skuriutvirzayanjat ("Sings-about-blood") or just Virza, the Convor, and the Crimson Hostess.