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Through Hell or High Water

WELCOME.... to 'Through Hell or High Water', a high-fantasy graphic novel based in a world called Ila. There will be magic (good and bad), creatures (good and bad), people (good and... well you see a trend here) and more all rolled into a good ol' fashioned 'end of the world' adventure!

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Tildi:

“Beats stayin’ home slaving over a hot forge everyday. Ye’ can only smash ya’ thumb und’ra hammer so many times before it loses its’ appeal; once is usually enough.”

Full Name: Matilda Stonespark
Age: 20
Gender: female
Weight: ~150 lbs
Height: 3’ 8”
Preferred Weapon: Variety of bombs, knives as backup
Race: Dwarf

Personality: Like the bombs she carries, Tildi’s personality can explode a room. A lot of punch packed into a tiny body, she is a talented crafter with a sharp mind. Born the daughter of Lord and Lady Stonespark, she is well-versed in many of the political and trade info-spheres of Lur. Instead of staying and being stunted at her craft, she travels Lur with her aunt and uncle in hopes of gaining new knowledge to better herself and her creations.

Likes: food (has a fondness for pastries), cooking/baking, beer/ale, tinkering, beard bangles, watching it snow
Dislikes: being too warm, poor craftsmanship, mushrooms

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Uramul:

“Secrets and danger are hard to shake, there is no denying that. You will get no judgement here.”

Full Name: Uramul Ogar
Age: 56
Gender: male
Weight: ~300 lbs
Height: 6’ 8”- 7” (hunched or not)
Preferred Weapon: Bill/Pike
Race: Orc

Personality: As is wont of the Orc race, Uramul is a stalwart individual that appears very blunt and almost callous upon first meeting, but rest assured, it is just that: appearance. After losing his wife during the fall of Amadah, he felt a presence pulling him south. Eventually he boarded a ship to Lur, where he began to search for whatever it was that drove him there.

Likes: tea, his pipe, animals, mind stimulation (good book/conversation/board game)
Dislikes: pointless small talk, Enlightenment, The Void/dark magic, small chairs or doorways

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Fen'arel

“If they want to see me as a monster, fine… but I’m not going to stand by and let them all die because I did nothing. I’ve let enough of that happen already.”

Full Name: Fen’arel Elervir
Age: 26
Gender: male
Weight: 143 lbs
Height: 5’ 8”
Preferred Weapon: magic
Race: Elf*

Personality: Ever the interesting fellow, Fen’arel is a man who can say very little while speaking a lot. When pressed about certain things in conversation, he dances around the subject with such grace that a person barely realizes until hours later. Kind and gracious, he tries his best to find the good in those around him, and while he is an excellent speaker, he prefers to keep back and listen before choosing his words. He is also a fantastic healer and alchemist.

Likes: hazelnuts, animals, meditation (when he gets a chance), milling herbs/ mixing poultices, engaging conversations
Dislikes: riding/sailing (it gives him major motion sickness due to his blindness and the way he gets around. Carts can be alright to ride in, but still not preferable to walking), the Enlightenment, feeling helpless

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Alexiandra:

"Dying would be giving satisfaction to the gods, and they are on my shit list at the moment."

Full Name: Alexiandra Maclellan
Age: 24
Gender: female identifying
Weight: 6’ 1”
Height: 160-165 lbs
Preferred Weapon: 2-handed sword
Race: human

Personality: Loud, sarcastic, and somewhat abrasive at first glance, Alexiandra is a woman who barely had any fucks to give to begin with, but after the devastation of her home and the loss of her family, she is running right on empty. Stubborn in spades, she may be bull-headed, but if you earn her trust, she will consider you a friend for life.

Likes: sweets/cakes (has a fondness for candied apples especially), horses, dogs, sparring, reading, drinking, feeling the sea breeze against her face, lavender
Dislikes: parsnips, Thorleys, racists/magiphobes (people against the use of magic {often these two are one in the same; elves, orcs and faierikin are often stronger in magic than dwarves and humans are, leading the later -moreso the humans- to be bitter toward the former}), intolerance in general, mornings, ‘people’, poorly aged wine/liquor, being alone

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(In lieu of pages for the month of September {it’s mah birthday month and I always try to do a LITTLE something fun if I can}, I will be introducing a few of the main players we’ll see and deal with in ‘Through Hell or High Water!’)

Fianna:

“I swear to the gods if you don’t shut your mouth your trousers will be on fire.”

Full Name: Fianna Talavir
Age: 23
Gender: female
Weight: 100-110lbs
Height: 5’
Preferred Weapon: twin knives
Race: Half-breed (Faierikin/Elf)

Personality: Like a flame, Fianna’s temperament can burn bright if it’s stoked. Prickly at first, it can take time to earn her trust due to how long she’s been on her own. Once done, she has a fun time teasing, and has a fondness for ribbing her companions. She gets defensive if pushed about her blood, and as such has a very hard time finding an identity in herself.

Likes: the sea, sleeping (is NOT a morning person), stories, singing (though gets embarrassed if she’s caught doing it),
Dislikes: unicorns (‘they’re assholes. Trust me.”), people using the fact that she’s a half- breed against her, The Void, what she is

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(In lieu of pages for the month of September {it’s mah birthday month and I always try to do a LITTLE something fun if I can}, I will be introducing a few of the main players we’ll see and deal with in ‘Through Hell or High Water!’)

Orpheus:

“Shadow is not the absence of Light; merely its’ opposite. One needs the other in order to exist. To deny that is to deny magic, and life itself.”

Full Name: Orpheus Fairchild

Age: 44

Gender: male

Weight: 150-155lbs

Height: 5’ 10”

Preferred Weapon: dual hand-swords

Race: Faierikin


Personality: Strong in his ability, Orpheus was always a man thirsty for knowledge, whether it came from books or training. Because of this he was one of the most accomplished dual swordsmen in Amadah, and next in line to lead should his father pass. However, due to his ‘choices’ in life, the relationship between Orpheus and his father became strained, and his younger sister Willow often got the praise for her own life choices as opposed to her brother. This was upsetting to Orpheus, but he learned to live with it, as he loved his sister and her family dearly. The Void, however, had other ideas...


Likes: books/scrolls (the older the better), late nights, dark liquor/wine, sword art, fine craftsmanship


Dislikes: doubt in his abilities, being interrupted with mundane instances, sitting and doing nothing, his father


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Sensing that the atmosphere’s dipped just a biiiiit downward, Alexiandra awkwardly brings the conversation back around to where it’s supposed to be.

Although who she’s trying to convince, her new companions or herself, I don’t think even she knows.

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One small accident… one small misstep… and you’re right back to where you started: alone.

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Freak accidents are… freak accidents. Sometimes something happens that you don’t expect, and your knee/jerk reaction is to not think and just react.

And sometimes… that can backfire. A lot.

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Chapter 1, Page 31 (finished)

Well that was clearly not the outcome of that question EITHER of them were expecting… this should be fun.

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Vanish into plain sight… leave everything you were behind… pretty hard to follow a trail that goes immediately cold, for sure.

Definitely seems to have left a few scars along the way, however.

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As the night wears on, Alexiandra delves slightly into her background a bit to pass the time.

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Awkward silence is awkward… so may as well plow ahead and get it all out in the open.

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The destruction of Mairsile and the usurping of Camlann was… not a pretty situation. Even for the invaders, really. Suffice to say dark magic rituals are a really BAD idea when the Void is whispering in your ear the entire time.

Alexiandra escaped with her life, though not much else… but we’ll get to that in a minute.

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Alexiandra has a lot of complicated feelings about where she came from and how she got where she is today, but it’s nice to meet people that sympathize with the situation. Makes it a little easier to talk about sometimes.

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Aaaaaand just like that poor Alexiandra is proverbially knocked off her feet once more as Uramul drops a truth bomb. At least she’s sitting down this time.

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Thaaaaat’s right Uramul, put those pieces together in your head… you’ve just about hit the spot.

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I smell story time… who’s got s'mores??

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Now that the cat’s out of the bag, so to speak… it’s time to get everybody on the same page.

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Well then! Seems like ‘Alexander’ has been keeping some things under wraps (oh dear, no I will not get better about puns as time goes on, only worse. Trust me), but Fen'arel accepts her words with as much grace as possible.

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