Les Arts Décoratifs
Les Arts Décoratifs
i drew thing for matt fraction shh….
WILL NEVER NOT LAUGH
SAM NO WAIT
Here we go another chapter where we get a new character and find a ship to Valor, the Dread Isle, to go save Eli’s dad!
Hi, so, I know my commenting is random, but… there is a way to get to the arena relatively safely. What I usually do is send some troops around the north side, so as not to cross that invisible line of doom, and you can lure the pirates one by one out of that block of them. There is a series of single spots that only one enemy can reach — mage first, then… archer, I think, then shaman, then two axe-pirates one after another, and for the third pirate you have to cross the invisible line of doom, but by then he’s the only one left that’s going to move at you. The two pirates lowest and to the right don’t and are easy to pick off afterwards. Obviously don’t kill Dart if you want to get him later, but he doesn’t move at you so that’s pretty easy to avoid.
There’s considerable room for error in my experience, depending on luck and the level of the units you choose to use (particularly with that archer’s killer bow). It works, though, and it’s certainly easier than fighting the enemy all at once. (Combined with trying to arena abuse, the sheer amount of stuff that can go wrong and result in character death makes Badon a particularly fiddly and annoying chapter in my mind. I always do it anyway.)
Oops I just ate an awful lot of ice cream. It helped my throat, though.
I do not want to talk. Like, at all. Forming words with my mouth. No.
Replica of a Russian Berdiche Halberd
- Measurements: overall length 192.2 cm
- Provenance: purchased by John Woodman Higgins on June 5, 1930.Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA. C. 1930
The work of Ernst Schmidt & Co., Munich, the weapon features a blade of characteristic form, struck with Russian-style marks and secured to the wooden haft with conical nails.
Source: Copyright © 2014 iCollector
There’s always space for yet another armor tutorial, right? (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Note that the armor I drew would be worn around 15th century, the more into the future the less and less components knight’s armor had (i. e. in early 14th century instead of greaves a knight would wear long boots only; in 12th century knights didn’t wear plate breastplates and instead a chain mail only). Also the design of armor pattern changed by year and was different in every country (i.e. in eastern Europe armors, while still looking European, were heavily influenced by Turkey). so just make sure you always do research whenever drawing an armor. And one more thing to keep in mind is that armors were expensive, knights wearing a full plate armor weren’t an often sight.
Some links that may be useful:
- Armour Archive (I strongly suggest to browse its forum, there is no country or period of which armor wouldn’t be discussed)
- Therion Arms (armorer’s page; each accessory is photographed in big resolution and several time so it’s a nice page to use as reference for drawing)
- Revival Clothing (another store, but both with medieval clothing and armors; I suggest to read the articles, they’re often supported with pictures)
- Basic Armouring:A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (pdf)
- Educational Charts (pdf, shows how armors and weapons changed over the years)
- Medieval & Renaissance Material Culture (actual medieval resources, mostly paintings. And my favourite subpage - women in armor)
- Dressing in Steel (youtube; a demonstration how to dress in armor)
- How shall a man be armed? (youtube; another demonstration but with 4 different knights from different periods)
Puppy’s First Visit To The Beach Will Make All Other Dog Photos Out There Irrelevant
This little fella’s name is Champ. He’s a 9-week-old golden retriever that went to the beach for the first time in Hagar Township on Lake Michigan.
Photograher Patrick Holthof
The Meadows, Edinburgh [26 March 2012]