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July 30th, 2011 #1
The Blackguard (visual story)
Ballad and dark fantasy visual story, by Gordon Napier.
(some nudity in scenes later on)
(Comments and critiques welcome and appreciated)
Maulric the ghastly Blackguard
a man of bitter sin
allied with ranks of demons
and victory did win
And of the knight Sikandor
a captive did he make
and now with that poor youth in chains
he rode, his lands to take.
Through wooded Lower Aratan
Maulric the Black did ride
to the castle he would conquer
and the maid he'd make his bride.
And his bound and beaten hostage
was stricken with despair,
for naught could he do to keep Maulric
from Belarith, his sister fair.
Last edited by dashinvaine; August 2nd, 2011 at 11:15 AM.
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A couple walked along the way
close by, and arm in arm;
They had weathered many dangers
but emerged safe from harm.
It was Odo, Knight of Esa,
the gallant and the bold;
And Asterith of Aratan
she with the hair of gold.
July 30th, 2011 #3
They walked along the hollow,
duly Odo did suggest
That, as night was nigh upon them,
they should find a place to rest.
But Asterith urged that they go on,
for three miles off at most
was Nazmart the hall of Kaidard,
a good Earl and gracious host;
A friend of her master Arrizard
sadly lost now from her sight.
Said Odo 'call no man master
for you are here queen by right!
And Earl Kaidard owes you homage
and should swear a vassal's oath.'
'With a dukedom I'd reward him
for a bed!' the damsel quoth.
July 30th, 2011 #4
Asterith fell quiet and listened
for she thought she'd heard a sound;
'Cometh riders!', then she uttered,
with her ear now to the ground.
July 31st, 2011 #5
Fair Belarith of Nazmart
stood on the parapet
of her father's rugged fortress
for her brother did she fret.
The brave sons of the county
he had led away to war
to do battle with invaders
and the outcome wasn't sure.
July 31st, 2011 #6
In a reverie of worry
she gazed into the night;
When a hand from behind touched her
and about she turned in fright...
July 31st, 2011 #7
It was the Countess Charana
wife of Kaidard, the good Earl.
Of the lateness of the hour
the lady informed the girl:
'Now cease thy futile vigil
and good-night go bid thy sire
remind him of your affection
then to bed let ye retire.'
July 31st, 2011 #8
In the hall of his ancestors,
with their armour hung around,
sat and brooded the earl Kaidard,
and with him his faithful hound.
His daughter came and touched his hand,
both felt the same concern
about her brother- and his son-
and if he ever would return.
Kaidard beheld his daughter
with a look loving and fond;
But even she could not lift him
from his slough of despond.
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Very cool stuff I like the story behind all of it
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Very nice art you have here. Your values are really good and I like the story you are portraying through your drawings.
The only thing I would suggest is to work on your anatomy as your characters are quite stiff and the proportions seem a bit off.
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August 1st, 2011 #11
Maulric met a Knight of Esa
stood barring his way;
'twixt feuding foes so bitter
there was no need words to say.
Aikon, the blackguard's squire
now had a crossbow at the ready;
Asterith likewise drew an arrow
and her aim was sure and steady.
August 1st, 2011 #12
The dark horse charged forward,
its great hooves they did pound,
raising clouds of dirt and grit
that swirled across the ground.
Maulric bore down on Odo
with a deadly, lowered lance;
But Odo's sword parried as he
withstood the brute's advance...
August 1st, 2011 #13
Sikandor, bound across his steed
in sore humiliation
could only lift his head to watch
the fierce new confrontation.