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Sir Avan - The Lieutenant
Art by :iconcylnx:

Sir Avan is a veteran knight in service to House Savet, having proven his skill with sword and lance many times. A very practical man, he prefers simple armor and straightforward tactics, regardless of honour or image. This preference was quickly thrown out the window when his 'little lord', Sir Trystrem, picked him for the role of second in command. Avan has since found himself wearing less practical, but more 'heroic', armor, and following his lord around as Trystrem insists on partaking in acts of valour and honour, much to his protectors frustration. Avan has done his best to teach Trystrem that knights are about practicality on the battlefield, but the lesson continues to elude his ever naive commander.

Weapons: Avan is trained in just about everything, but he prefers his lance, longsword, with a dagger for armored opponents.

Armor: Despite a preference for a more practical set of equipment, Trystrem insists on plate with scale backing, even with it's open weaknesses.

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Avan cropped up to be the down to earth 'sane man' to help balance out Trystrem's more idealistic view of the world. Trystrem isn't exactly Don Quixote levels of 'own little world', but he does need Avan around to provide a more practical approach to situations, often with a generous helping of sarcasm. In spite of his own reservations, Avan is also the one who usually ends up talking the Savet forces into whatever new mission their lord has. Frustration aside, at the end of the day Avan is still loyal to Trystrem, whom he sees as one of the few nobility actually worth following, and secretly wishes that Trystrem's world view was more accurate than it is.

These pics and story backround, including patron only things, go up early on my Patreon, any support is appreciated: www.patreon.com/nikolai60

Avan, Trystrem, and House Savet all copyrighted, ask before using.
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Sir Trystrem - The Shining Knight
Art by :iconcylnx:

Sir Trystrem of the Great House Savet styles himself as the ultimate knight in shining armor. As next in line to head the house after his father, he has no need to serve as a knight on the battlefield, but has chosen to do so out of a sense of duty that he's gathered from a childhood of stories filled with heroes and noble persons seeking to protect the commoners.

It is this mentality that ultimately has left him as an odd one out from reality. Trystrem fails to realize the actual role of knights as heavy cavalry in war, instead styling himself as a protector and hero of the common folk, focusing on his swordplay instead of learning proper charge tactics. Though only a minor problem for someone who wouldn't normally see front-line combat, it still leaves most knights, particularly Sir Avan, shaking their head at their lords antics as he rides about shouting about honor and duty.

Unfortunately, preoccupation with becoming the perfect knight has left Trystrem naive to the reality around him politically as well, such that when his father declared the Steele Dynasty corrupt and evil, Trystrem didn't even question the truth of the declaration and immediately gathered forces to meet his foes on the field of battle. His father, ever one to take advantage of a situation, used this distraction to launch his campaign of assassination, leaving his son oblivious to the true underhanded nature of his family.

Equipment:

Armor: Fine crafted plate breastplate, pauldrons, greaves, and bracers, with scale mail skirt.

Weapons: Just the long sword.

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And here we have Sir Trystrem, one of our antagonists. I didn't want to go just full 'evil s.o.b.', so I decided to pick someone who, in another story, would be the good guy. Trystrem is woefully ineffective as far as actual medieval style combat is concerned. Swords, with the exception of great swords, are secondary weapons, backups in case your 'real' weapon is broken or lost. Instead, Trystrem insists on his swordplay as his tactic of choice. Combined with pretty, but VERY incomplete, armor, yeah he frustrates the soldiers trying to keep him alive.

Story characters and info go up on Patreon early, as well as some patron only story details: www.patreon.com/nikolai60

Sir Trystrem copyrighted, ask before using.

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Current Residence: Pennsylvania
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Interests
  • Listening to: Battlestar Apocalypse
  • Watching: The Mighty Jingles
  • Playing: Overwatch/Pokemon Go
  • Drinking: Soda
Just....crap at staying active, and that's even when I have a number of things I could actually upload...yeah I'm gonna get on that.

I'll admit, I'm mostly writing this 'cause step 1 to trying to be more regularly active means getting that old journal off my front page. That copyright stuff is still VERY important, but not really why people show up here.

Really, I'm far more active on youtube, heck even streaming on my beam.pro/nikolai60 , though that needs more life to.

Actually, speaking of streaming, there's a couple things going on.

I'll start with the second.

I'm gonna be streaming Divinity: Dragon Commander soon, not set date but it's coming up. The game involves a LOT of decisions to run your empire, which is far less boring that it sounds. So what I'm gonna do is run the empire based on the whims of the chat, and we'll see what kind of empire people create.

Now, the first:

I'm sure you've heard of Overwatch, yeah Pokemon Go has taking some of the steam out of it but it's still big, and still new enough to welcome new competitive teams. Why do I bring that up? Well, I just so happen to be working on heading up one of those teams. We just need 2 people to be set for a start from a team point of view, what we /really/ need though is sponsors, so if anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I'll try to do a more detailed explanation of how professional gaming works and why sponsors in a later journal, but for now that's just a brief notice.

That's really what's going on atm, beyond jobsearching, though of the team works out that solves that problem hehe. So, how've people been?

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nikolai60 has started a donation pool!
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I'm making an RPG, first time taking a stab at anything like this, but if anyone is willing to, some donations would be appreciated.

Please note if you wanna donate actual money, prizes are same as points on a 100 points to 1 USD. (seems to be the standard from I've seen others use)

I'm hoping if I get enough points I can commission some artwork for cut-scenes and events to pretty things up from all the sprites wandering around. I estimate the current goal of 1k points should at least be a start if I get lucky.

An overview can be read here: fav.me/d6wy1pt To be updated.

Rewards Will Stack, and probably be updated/added since the game's grown from original concepts.

50+ points donated gets you in the credits.

100+ points gets an NPC named after you. (There's towns, plenty of people)

250+ points gets a release 24 hours early.

Learn how to get sneak peeks here: www.patreon.com/nikolai60

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YeezySnow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
Thanks for the :llama:
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Snorechu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!! ^^
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
You're quite welcome~
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echoesofoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :)
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
No prob ^_^
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StormBlaze-Pegasus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*brohoof* thanks for watching
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
You're quite welcome ^_^
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An0m Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Strolls past
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Journeyofone Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016   General Artist
Thank you for the fave!
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
No prob ^_^
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Graydrone Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THanks for the fave
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Yengie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
Guess who's back?! 
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Well now, welcome back!
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Yengie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
It has definitely been a long time, but there's a lot of things i need to catch up to, but good to be back
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CylnX Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!I am a dummy! Have your cake and eat it tooAirborne  
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks man ^_^
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thesaphiremoon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
T minus 7 days, i dont think ya ready
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
?
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thesaphiremoon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
lol it says your birthday was in 7 days. i was going to spam you counting down the days
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I...IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW THIS Nuu 
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thesaphiremoon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
eyyo how have ya been
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Fine, but I just...have such trouble sticking to dA anymore, idk why. ARG need to fix that.
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thesaphiremoon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
i hear ya. Im forcing myself to draw and be more active. Its a fun place once you get enough active friends and momentum
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
-nods- yeah, I even have stuff I could upload, I...idk I just am crap at doing so.
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kiseki77 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
thank you very much for you don't forget me. I come back soon. Have a nice day my friend :3  
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