Tiqwah in B&W

Tiqwah in B&W

Not a whole lot of news today. Just trying out different Clip Studio Paint techniques and sketching Tiqwah Tawit in black and white. I’m not sure yet how much time black and white inking and tones save compared to the color vector stuff I’ve done with Animate, but I’m guessing it will save at least one-third the time.

While making Tiqwah, I might as well create some tentative stats for her:

Tiqwah Tawit (aka Tiqṿah Taṿit)

Shoresh: תוי
Kind: Ben Adam
Affiliation: Holy Tongue Society
Part: Determiner (Article)
Size: Medium
Liability Points:
14
Stats: DOM: 2 VIG: 1 GRA: 1 CRE: 2 WIS: 3 PEA: 3 BLE: 2
Skills:
Leadership: +1, Ranged Weapons +1
Equipment:
Abilities:

 

In the meantime, I’ve also been fleshing out the command structure for the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement for the Milhamah RPG. Keep following for more news ahead!

‘Ezrä ‘Ezer with Assistant Arm

'Ezra 'Ezer lends a helping hand.

‘Ezrä ‘Ezer, the auxiliary verb, is a junior member of the Holy Tongue Society who’s an assistant to Pelë Po’al. While growing up on a farm gave him super strength, he also has a knack for a mechanics. And the Assistant Arm on his back gives him an additional helping hand!

This bionic arm, which is standard equipment among the Society, not only packs a powerful punch that fractures foes. Due to its ties to the זרע shoresh root, it also launches parasitic seed berries that can force enemies to fight for you! The only weakness it can’t overcome is ‘Ezrä’s compulsion to support his friends at all costs!

This drawing is the first digital art that I made on my new Wacom Cintiq 16 tablet via Clip Studio Paint. In 2021, I plan on developing my digital drawing skills in tandem with my standard vector art. If I can make CSP art quickly and efficiently, I might switch the comic over to B&W manga style in exchange of releasing more content quickly!

‘Ezrä ‘Ezer

Shoresh: עזר
Kind: Ben Adam
Affiliation: Holy Tongue Society
Part: Verb
Size:Medium
Liability Points:
25
Stats: DOM: 2 LIF: 3 GRA: 1 CRE: 3 WIS: 1 SHA: 2 BLE: 2
Skills:
Survival: +2, Medicine: +1, Electronics +1
Equipment:
Torso: Assistant Arm

 

Assistant Arm

Shoresh: זרע
Type: Instrument: Weapon: Glove
Rarity: Carnelian
Size: Medium
Stat Modifiers: DOM: +1D CRE: +1D
Abilities: This weapon acts as a fully functioning arm and hand. It may carry a weapon, shield or other relevant item.

  • Mighty Arm (זרע): A powerful punch fractures its foe.
    • Bashing Touch Melee Attack, user cost: 1D LP
    • DOM+2D to hit, hit target must make LIF save or have LIF -1D until rest.
  • Seed Shot (זרע): Berries sow parasitic seeds into a target.
    • Piercing Long-ranged Attack, Medium Spread, one-turn cooldown
    • CRE +3D to hit, hit target must make SHA save or get charmed status ailment.

The Stiletto Fly sharpens its approach

The Stiletto Fly will bleed you dry.

The Stiletto Fly will bleed you dry! This insect is rooted in the חדד shoresh, which deals with pointiness. Four of this insect’s six legs have daggers attached to their feet. Swarms of them live in the mountainous areas around the Ḥod Peak.

The following is a draft of the Stiletto Fly’s proposed stats:

Stiletto Fly

Rarity: Carnelian
Shoresh root: חדד
Gematria: 
16
Size:
 Tiny
Speed: Slow (Running) Medium (Flight)
Attitude: Hostile
Stats: DOM: 2 LIF: 1 GRA: 2 CRE: 1 WIS: 1 SHA: 1 BLE: 1
Abilities:

  • Stiletto Stab (חדד)
    Cost: LIF -1
    Effect: DOM+1D pierce attack. If hit, target must roll a LIF-1 save or get bleeding status. 

Dibbuq Censor

The Censor Dibbuq inspects and "repairs" its victims' thoughts.

The Dibbuq Censor is a common evil spirit that the Bavel Macrostructure uses to inspect and censor its subjects’ thoughts.

Bavel creates Dibbuqim in a lab attached to its censorship office, near a shipyard along the Perat River. The exact process is unknown, though the spirit looks like a pastiche of a sea cucumber, a remora and a lumpsucker. Black censor bar stickers surround its figure.

The Dibbuq takes its powers from the דבק and בדק shoresh roots. (Bidduq can mean censorship.) Despite its abominable appearance, the Dibbuq is fairly intelligent, though clingy. They often explore the world in platoons, meticulously auditing the thoughts of people around them. When they see a breach in a dissident’s indoctrination, they race in pursuit and spit glue at him. After the target can’t move, the Dibbuq’s tentacles cleave to the target’s head. Then sharp teeth inject a contagion that infects the brain, controlling it by “repairing” all thoughts into obsessive devotion toward Bavel.

Look forward to fighting the Dibbuq Censor in the next update or two of the “Milhamah: Fighting Words” video game, as well as in the upcoming RPG!

Tentative Milhamah RPG stats

DOM: 2 LIF: 2 GRA: 2
CRE: 1 WIS: 2 SHA: 1 BLE: 1

Gadiëlah Hagdalah

Gadielah Hagdalah waves the banner for 'Ivrit.

Gadiëlah Hagdalah is the linguistic augmentative in “Milhamah: Fighting Words.”  she is the daughter of a hairdresser who despises her poor upbringing and longs to be rich and powerful someday. She joined the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement and now trains young recruits in the Department of Morphology.

With her tough skin, hardened heart and icy personality, Gadiëlah often argues with and looks down on her colleagues. She sees herself as the “big girl” grown-up in the room. She also loves to show off her skin and brag about her body and (augmented) breasts, despite being self-conscious about a prominent facial scar.

Her gel shoes and legs, toned by frequent rope skipping, power her giant leaps. Her only obstacle to fitness perfection: cravings for gelatin and ice cream.

Based on the גדל shoresh root and family, Gadiëlah can increase her size and power, demoralizing foes with her glory. On the battlefield, she wields a Freezing Flag and uses semaphore martial arts to excoriate her enemies.

Other updates

“Milhamah: Fighting Words” Demo Version 0.1 will be released the week of Nov. 30. Get ready for some action-arcade RPG mayhem!