Alan is an American, with a mix of different European stuff. As his name may suggest, he is part Celtic. He is a powerful dark sorcerer in possession of the world's most versatile Shoggoth. He has a heroic streak and a habit of blaming himself for things that aren't actually his fault. He can easily memorize things, but suffers random vertigo attacks as a side effect. He is knowledgeable of magic, thanks to a notebook he conveniently picked up one day. It contains a great deal of spells, and information on the Old One's. He has had history with a few of the Old One's, namely Shub-Niggurath, Ithaqua, Dygra, and Cthugha.
Also, I'm sure you've noticed the elephant in the room. And by "elephant" I mean "Nightgaunt", and by "Room", I mean "picture". I just felt like adding that to the background.
This is Alan's Shoggoth, Akro Tirio, which is based on what google tells me is the Greek word for cape. Akro is able to shift his form into a cloak, as well as four different weapons. Shub-Niggurath herself claims that he is the most versatile Shoggoth in the entire world. Akro has been with Alan for 10 months, and has so far shown no signs of rebellion. His functions are to serve as Alan's garb, weapon, and friend. The two of them share a close bond, which sets Alan apart from other Sorcerers, who generally look down on Shoggoths. Akro is not allowed to let Alan's kill himself, and will immediately interfere with any suicide attempts.
And here we get a look at Akro in his cloak form, being worn by Alan. As you can see, Akro's head flattens to form a hood, his shorter tentacles wrap around Alan's neck to secure himself in place, and his wings and other tentacles merge to form the cape.
Alan also wears his hero mask, and his steel knuckles, which are all spray painted black. His shirt is also tucked in, revealing a belt buckle with a badly drawn symbol of Shub-Niggerath. Also, I'm sure you've noticed the heart with the eye on it that Alan wears on his shirt and coat. That's his own personal insignia. Because he wears his heart on his sleeve, and his eye on his heart #lamejokeislame.
Now this is a partial cloak transformation. Akro uses this form to carry Alan around, so that they can fucking fly. Also, the Shub-Niggurath symbol is better, but I accidentally made the belt buckle too big.
And here we have Alan from behind, carrying Akro in his hammer form. Akro's hammer form varies in size, but it can grow to at least twice this size. However, it's difficult for Alan to wield, so they don't use it too much. Also, there is totally a Shubb-Niggerath symbol on Alan' right shoulder blade.
And here we have Akro's gun form, which I am dissatisfied with. If you guys can get me a better gun design, I'd appreciate it. Alan carries a few magic bullets with him, that have devastation effects if he fires them. Other than that, the gun can generate its own bullets, that vary in strength.
This is the form Alan takes in the Dreamlands. As you can see, his hair and eyes are different colors. Also, he has third degree burns. Why? Long story.
Now, I'll post more soon. I look forward to your feedback, and would like to see other peoples drawings of this dude. I'm serious about the gun, too. I need a new design for it, it looks awful right now.
She is loosely based off a character from a visual novel I played. Don't fucking judge me!
Anyway, she is a burn victim, and lives with an adopted family. She's pretty shy, and ends up becoming close friends with Alan, although he keeps his sorcery a secret from her. She is often target by a gang called the Silver Tigers, for unknown reasons, and Alan ends up defending her on various occasions.
Almost the same picture, but with different clothes. This is Alan wearing his mask and Akro, and Asuka wearing her short sleeves. Also, the wind is blowing her hair and stuff. Proud of this picture as well.
More to come in a few days. Again, feedback is welcome.
Meet Takumi Tachibana, the serie's sort-of-kind-of good guy. He's a former member of the Cult Of Cthulhu, and is an excellent sorcerer. He's currently seeking the Necronomicon, for unknown reasons. He views Shoggoths as tools, which should be disposed of once they become rebellious (which they usually do, eventually). He's gone through many Shoggoths in his past, and killed each of them when they reached their rebellious stage. He has a scar on his lip from a dog bite, but he never goes into detail about it.
Behold! His staff can become an oversized sword! He usually uses his staff as a focus to perform magic. His most used spell is summoning red lightning. In its sword form, the staff can't discharge magic, but he can store magic spells inside the blade to increase its strength.
This dude is Jarmil Horak, a Czechoslovakian cult leader, and the infamous Thief Of The Gods. He is strongly proficient in dark magic, and carries a book called the Death Journal. The journal contains spells and rituals which were written into the Necronomicon as codes, which were solved by Jarmil's father and written down in the book.
Now, here is what he looks like when he actually has his robe on. You may notice that his eyes are always closed. That's because he is blind. And yet, he can still read.. Somehow. When asked about how it is possible, he simply states "My eyes are closed but my mind is open".
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Hey guys! I made a thing for my thing!
So yeah, these are the Great Old Ones who will be important in the first season/arc/whatever. Other Old Ones will be involved, but these are the main ten. Introductions
Half Brother of Cthulhu, and a god of madness. He is able to enslave the air itself, granting him aerokinesis beyond what Aang is capable of. He never removes his mask, and his true form is said to be maddening. His attitude towards human, as with most things (even his children) is indifferent. The only thing he really cares for is keeping Cthulhu locked away, and eventually killing him. However, a law passed eons ago forbids him and Cthulhu from fighting each other directly, so he will manipulate humans if he has to.
The secret daughter of Cthulhu. She is a deity of water who is known to take a human form in order to trick people. She is rivals with her cousin Ithaqua, and is seeking a way to awaken her father.
A fire god, who wants Alan dead for unknown reasons. He frequently sends his fiery minions to attack Alan and those close to him, although he rarely confronts our protagonist himself.
The son of Cthugha. He is a being composed of gray and silver flames, and everything he touches will freeze rather than burn. He is opposed to his father, and will occasionally side with humans, mainly Jarmil.
A ten foot tall faceless deity with enormous wings who is worshiped by Nightgaunts and the Faceless Man Cult. He was supposedly killed a long time ago, but his presence never left the Earth.
A giant rock monster whose motives remain a mystery. All that's known is that he hates Alan for no apparent reason, and randomly attacks him every so often. Alan is almost used to it by now.
Cthulhu is a water god who was sealed in R'lyeh a long time ago. His servants, including the Deep Ones, Star Spawn, and the Cult Of Cthulhu, wish to revive him and bring darkness to the world. He is by far one of the strongest of the Great Old Ones.
Shub-Niggerath is a fertility deity who is worshipped by those who with to create Shoggoths or raise the dead. Her true form is a gargantuan monster, but she is able to take an almost human form. She was once married to Hastur, and has countless children. She is known as the Black Goat Of The Woods With A Thousand Young. She isn't hostile toward most humans, and even displays some curiosity towards some of them.
One of the sons of Hastur and Shub-Niggerath. He is rumored to be her first child, but whether or not this is true is unknown. He is sometimes known as the Windego or Yeti. He can manipulate air and generate freezing cold winds. He sometimes appears human, with a broken mask that covers his mouth, nose, and half of his right eye. In his true form, he looks like a white-haired cross between a yeti and a satire, and his mask becomes fully formed, with horns, and glowing red eyes and a mouth. He despises all followers of Cthulhu.
The Crawling Chaos. The Dark Pharaoh. The King Of Shadows. Nyarlathotep isn't a god of Madness; he is Madness. He can appear in any form he wants, but prefers the form of an Egyptian Pharaoh. In this form, there is a long scar across his torso. No one knows for sure how he got it, but it's said to have been there for over a thousand years.
Although Azathoth won't be doing much in the first arc thingy, his servants will. The Dark Pipers are fragments of Azathoth's power that have entered our world somehow. They don't seem very malicious, but their music invokes madness in people, and can bring out a persons darker side.
Nightgaunts are another recurring enemy. They are faceless creatures who serve various gods, including Nyarlathotep, Yegg-Ha, and even Cthulhu in some cases. They're gifted with flight, and possess some dark magic.
That's all for now. I'll have more characters up sometime soon.
This is Drahoslav Xesús Mikuláš Abreu, a former member of the Cult Of Cthulhu. He was pulled into R'lyeh several years ago, and hasn't been heard from since. Until now... He's managed to find a way out of R'lyeh, and has learned some deadly magic from his time there. His goal is to release the seal on Cthulhu and bring eternal darkness to the world. He's also a huge dick. Seriously, this guy is like, the hugest jerk ever. You'll see.
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Hey guys. I know I've been procraturbating on this for a while, but I'm gonna try to get the first chapter and some artwork done in the next 1-2 weeks. Hopefully, it will be awesome. Also, I'm retconning a few of the things I've put in this thread earlier, so there may be a few differences from what you might expect.
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Ok, that was fun. A couple of spelling errors throughout, but nothing detrimental or even very distracting.
The crazy, action movie/anime esque fight scenes play out perfectly, but that's about what I've come to expect from all your works. Good use of jokes and characterization for just a first chapter; and the references to things currently unknown give a sense of the depth of the universe you've created. Not sure what to make of that last section yet, switching tone and protagonist, but I'm confident it will be tied in somehow.
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I'm trying to decide whether I should do a "one chapter per week" thing with this, or whether I should do chapters 2 and 3 before the first week is up in order to properly introduce Takumi and Jarmil, then switch to a "one chapter per week" thing.
Most likely, I'm gonna get some work done on the next 2 chapters ahead of schedule anyway, then make my decision. Not completely sure how everything is gonna play out.