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: 2VIG: 1GRA: 1CRE: 2WIS: 3PEA: 3BLE: 2
Skills: Leadership: +1, Ranged Weapons +1
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, 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!
Shoresh: עזר Kind: Ben Adam Affiliation: Holy Tongue Society Part: Verb Size:Medium
Liability Points: 25 Stats:DOM: 2LIF: 3GRA: 1CRE: 3WIS: 1SHA: 2BLE: 2 Skills: Survival: +2, Medicine: +1, Electronics +1
Equipment: Torso: Assistant Arm
Shoresh: זרע Type: Instrument: Weapon: Glove Rarity: Carnelian Size: Medium Stat Modifiers:DOM: +1DCRE: +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 LIFsave 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 SHAsave or get charmedstatus ailment.
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:
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!
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.
“Milhamah: Fighting Words” Demo Version 0.1 will be released the week of Nov. 30. Get ready for some action-arcade RPG mayhem!
Milhamah: Fighting Words
Feeling silenced by the world? Join the Holy Tongue Society’s linguistic warriors as they use ancient alphabet powers to fight speech stranglers, truth manglers and a rebuilt Tower of Babel. And get immersed in a story that prizes freedom, candor and fighting back against overwhelming odds.
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