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    CHoW#243 :: War of the Magi


    Design a Mage from one of the six Elemental Tribes
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    In the world of Aethera, magic is the source of everything from technology to religion. However not everyone is gifted with the ability to manipulate such raw power and even those that are find it difficult to control more than one magical form. As a result, six tribes of magi have formed over the millennia, each dedicating themselves to mastering their specific form. The six tribes; Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Light (Life) and Dark (Death), have been locked in a battle for as long as anyone can remember, each trying to claim their form as the supreme magic of the land. When a new mage is born, a special staff is crafted for them and imbued with the magics of the tribe. This staff becomes the mage's most treasured possession as well as a dangerous weapon. If a mage's staff is ever broken in two, then they loose their link to their power and are cast out of the tribe. This week's challenge is to create a mage from one of the six elemental tribes AND their staff. Aethera is a fantasy world or magic so be sure to take that into consideration in the design. The illustration of the piece is just as important as the development of the character so plan your image carefully! As always, images which are not well developed will not make it to the poll!

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    • Think about the inllustration of the piece But do not forget the character design!
    • Can be Male or Female
    • Must clearly represent one of the six elements: Earth, Fire, Air, Water, Light (aka Life) and Dark (aka Death)
    • The design of the staff is also extremely important; no simple sticks! Think about the element it is a conduit for.
    • Consider environmental aspects which they may live in; it is hot? wet? do they live in trees? or underground?
    • Do not be mislead by the term 'tribe'. These are advanced magical cultures rich with history! Everything they wear, make, do has a purpose.
    • Magi also primarily wear cloth and robes and use their magic as protection instead of armor.


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    Interesting topic. I think I might participate in this one.

    Going with the dark element. Just a sketch not even half finished yet, but should be enough to get a good idea of what I came up with. Hardly done anything with the staff yet. And te hand looks like crap.

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    oh this sounds so much fun, but first ima gonna try finish the previous one, and then hope i have a bit extra time from schoolwork to do something for this

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    HOLY HELL this is awesome!!!! wish i had more time this week D: ill see what i can do....

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    You say the staff is the source of the magi's power, and if it's broken they lose that link. What happens if a magi gets hold of another magi's staff? You also said it's difficult for magi's to control more than one area of magic; are you saying it's impossible?

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    Axiie I got the impression that the magical staff was attune to each person, meaning that if they got a hold of another magi's wand, it wouldn't work for them. Kind of like not having the right finger print to open a high-tech lock. Only with souls instead of fingers.
    As to more than one elemental affiliation, I suppose that would be possible. You could make some kind of avatar-like character. As long as each element is portrayed in an understandable manner, I would think that it fits the prompt.

    And this prompt seems sooooo aweeeesoooome!! If only it was next week instead of this one. *le sob*

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    Noiiiiiceee! Have to enter this one.

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    Oh dear me...

    Should I stay or should I go now?
    Should I stay or should I go now?
    If I go there will be trouble
    Aní if I stay it will be double
    So come on and let me know!


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    First Chow, let's do this. Crappy WIP away!

    EDIT: Image isn't showing up for me. I'll try again later, hopefully after more work.

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    Can the staff be more than just a staff? Like a weapon? Like a warhammer for the earth tribe? Or a flaming sword? Or the kite-staff Aang had in Avatar?

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    That topic is extremely awesomesauce!

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    This should be fun, despite my schedule this week!

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    I GOT THE MAGIC STICK! I can show you magic.. magic

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    back leg knee needs to come lower...

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    Well this is certainly interesting, i don't think im gonna have time to finish but i will start. The problem is I will have to avoid copying stuff like avatar, magic the gathering, naruto and the 1000 other element based programs/games ive seen and be unique.

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    Man, I haven't done one of these in a while. Might try to get one done this week -
    First scribble-

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    Ok, my idea is a firebreathing witchdoctor... i don't think im gonna do anymore until early next week but i just wanted to get my idea down... took ages to get a good mask design and the legs are still giving me trouble. Gonna have the whole body tattooed in a firey style, add some feathers to the shield and probable some hanging off a string around his wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiie View Post
    You say the staff is the source of the magi's power, and if it's broken they lose that link. What happens if a magi gets hold of another magi's staff? You also said it's difficult for magi's to control more than one area of magic; are you saying it's impossible?
    Phrix is right, the staff is a lifeline linked specifically to the individual and as such it is useless in the hands of any other mage.
    As for controlling more than one element it is not impossible but someone might be able to control two, at most three other elements but these types of people come around one every 5 thousand years, that's how rare they are. Also every element has an opposite:
    Earth - Air
    Fire - Water
    Light - Dark
    If a mage did control more than one element, they would not be able to control two opposite forms.

    @Kafka Dreams The staff is a staff. It can be one or two handed but it is still a staff. Mages can carry other weapons though, think of Gandalf with his staff and sword.

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    The air tribes include the lightning and the storm ?

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    Rinibee~ can we do multiple tribes?

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    I've got some ideas on my mind...so I'll just try to give it a try! maybe I'm in...!

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    The idea for this character is that in the Dark Tribe, death is seen as an opening into 'the other side' which is a vast source of power, and mages are experimentally created by being taken there and brought back. When twins are born, both are sacrificed in infancy and their hearts are placed into an hour-glass, before the bodies are left in the underground chambers of the church. When a week has passed, the bodies are brought outside. One is buried and the other is revived, his/her heart is replaced with a magical stone. This surviving twin is now assumed to carry the souls of both themselves and their sibling in the hourglass, a source of immense power. The glass is fitted into a staff and the child is raised as a mage: a seer, a warrior, and a spiritual leader.

    (The staff is included, laid across her lap, just isn't too clear from this size.)

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    I choose lightning and storm side of the air element.


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    Dark Mage. Corrupted by their power, they're like living rotten monstrous shells kept alive by their staff and its power.

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    @gdlr Air includes the lighting and stormy winds, but water controls stormy rain.

    @ryanoir Feel free to design out as many as you like as long as they are submitted in a single image for the final

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    Just some inititial ideas. The last three are earth, air and fire. The first one was intended to be earth, but I realized the tree/nature theme didn't entirely fit either earth or life. I'm edging towards the air or fire one.



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    oh man oh man oh man ....I nearly peed myself as I saw this weeks topic ! I am in !

    1. quick question ...I know its already been answered but I have to ask again:

    - lets say there is this one guy and he DID found a way to collect these staffs...I mean c`mon ^^ thats what we all want to do a guy in a world where collecting stuff ( staffs ) could get him god alike power just so all the other guys can party-up to destroy him ...would that automatically get me out of competition ?

    so long
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    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    oh man oh man oh man ....I nearly peed myself as I saw this weeks topic ! I am in !

    1. quick question ...I know its already been answered but I have to ask again:

    - lets say there is this one guy and he DID found a way to collect these staffs...I mean c`mon ^^ thats what we all want to do a guy in a world where collecting stuff ( staffs ) could get him god alike power just so all the other guys can party-up to destroy him ...would that automatically get me out of competition ?

    so long
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    It wouldn't get you out of the competition but think about the key features of the challenge, you are esencially designing a human element - the personification (so to speak) of air, water, fire, earth, light and dark, and the rules say that the element has to be clearly identifiable, and so if you did do an ultimate mage, would you be able to show all the different elements?

    For the purpose of this challenge I would strongly recomend that people stick to the rules of the world:
    - One element
    - Staff bound to a single mage
    However, that's not to say that there aren't mages out there trying to collect all of the elements, or gathering the broken staves of magi they have defeated as a symbol of how powerful they are.

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