Inktober 15: Ceremonial Ritual Helmet

The Ceremonial Ritual Helmet is popular at public military events.

INKTOBER DAY 15 (HELMET): When you have to look imposing yet dapper for that special event, the most dashing haberdasheries recommend the Ceremonial Ritual Helmet!

This heavily adorned piece of military regalia is worn by Holy Tongue Society members as well as ‘Ivrit Revival Movement troops, though usually in parades, pageants and other public celebrations, not during the thick of battle. The helmet imbues wearers with a certain gravitas and dignity that helps them concentrate while preparing to perform speech acts.

The Ceremonial Ritual Helmet comes from two neighboring shoresh roots with a common gematria of 169: קסדה and טקס. The first governs helmets and snails, and the second governs ceremonies, rituals, arrangements and adornments.

General’s Epaulets report for duty

The general's epaulets give expertise and authority to the wearer.

The general’s epaulets are worn by the head honchos of the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement. They give expertise and authority to the wearer, but are rare to find! Will the Holy Tongue Society be able to dig some up in the Ulpan?

This artifact is based on the אלף and כתף shoresh roots. The first root is based on training (including generals), and the other is based on shoulders.

The following stats below are for the beta of the Milhamah RPG:

General’s epaulets

Artifact
Size: Small
Weight: Very Light
Worn: Torso
Stat adjustments: DOM +1D, WIS +2D
While worn, the user gains the Intimidation skill at +1D as well as the Tactics skill at +2D.

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!

Refaïm

The Refaïm are ghostly giants who are 'Ivrit's enemies.

The Refaïm are a tribe of barbaric ghost giants from the netherworld, Sheöl. They came back from the dead to oppose the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement. Besides their enormous size, they boast top-notch healing skills. So naturally they formed a covenant to serve as medics for the Bavel Macrostructure.

The Refaïm comes from the רפא shoresh root and family, and it will eventually appear in the Milhamah RPG and video game. My next sketch will make healing item that will be in the video game’s first demo!

Ḥamuṭal Teḥillah (Inktober Day 30)

Ḥamuṭal Teḥillah is the prefix.

Ḥamuṭal Teḥillah, the linguistic prefix, is a bundle of energy who cosplays as a kitty while fighting for the ‘Ivrit Revival Movement. Don’t let her kawaii looks fool you. She’s not afraid to earn some bandages, get dirty and prove that she’s better than a second-string rookie.

Based on the חתל shoresh root and family, her fighting style relies on slash attacks and firing speedy ammo. She loves to take initiative and claw her way to the battle’s front lines. Though she becomes a scaredy-cat when she bites off more than she can chew.

When she isn’t fighting, she burrows into her wardrobe and wraps herself in the latest fashion.