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I'm Leah, AKA Twistanturnu. I spent three years at college studying Games Design. This is my place to relax and just have fun.
My art can vary - I do 'detailed' pencil art, 'comic book' style marker and ink work, and digital art which changes depending on my mood! I like playing with Photoshop's tools, after all!
Please ask if you have any questions for me.
You can also find me on Tumblr and Fanfiction.net under the same screen name.
With me, you can expect....
Dungeons & Dragons / Transformers / Matrix / Pokemon / Kirby / Deadly Premonition / Resident Evil / Neverhood / Clock Tower / GI Joe / MST3K / Aphex Twin / Boards of Canada / Dune / Half Life + Portal / Star Trek
I also love the following works and artists...
Hunter S. Thompson / Sergio Leone / Wes Anderson / Akira Kuroswa / Terry Gilliam / VNV Nation / Squarepusher / Trigun / Serial Experiments Lain / Batman
I have a crush on Jonathan Crane. Is that silly?
Companions for Captain Kaithus and first mate Evavain. We didn't get to use these guys for anything but the one-shot is tied to our main campaign, so they might pop up later. Also, tried a new colouring thang with just ink sketch and a multiply layer, which is very quick, nice for a non-serious picture like this.
Barak Thunor – 43 – Illuskan Variant Human – N – Acolyte – Cleric (Tempest Domain)
Barak was part of a line of clerics serving at a church to Valkur on a tiny isolated island. No-one lives there but the lone priest who’s running the church at the time. The church was incredibly lucrative as sailors of all kinds travelled far and wide to pay for blessings. Barak was bored with his life and wanted to study weather patterns out at sea, but felt begrudgingly duty-bound to stay.
Kaithus heard about the miracles bestowed on sea travellers – and the wealth lying unprotected bar one priest. Although attacking the holy site was taboo, Kaithus wanted to check it out under the guise of honest miracle-seekers.
Barak wasn’t intimidating except for an obvious split personality – he had an explosive temper he occasionally switched into, before going unnaturally calm and sleepy. The cleric blessed them and invited them to stay the night; during the evening meal, they spiked Barak to knock him out.
Kaithus ordered them to ‘take everything that wasn’t nailed down’, and they set about loading up the ship with the treasure horde. After setting sail, they took inventory and found Barak sleeping under a mound of rugs. Evavain explained he took him because he thought he was included in the ‘not nailed down’ category.
When Barak came to, he was initially infuriated and about to fight them, but it suddenly clicked that this was the ideal opportunity to get away from the island for good. Kaithus was eager to dump him back on the island, but Barak forcefully stated he was now the victim of kidnapping and refused to budge. He also pointed out how useful he’d be, so Kaithus eventually agreed to keep him as a ‘prisoner’.
Barak secretly loves the ship, but still plays the victim regularly and would use that excuse if other servants of Valkur reclaimed him. When chilled, he studies and tries to teach Evavain academic and etiquette lessons. Evavain obediently listens out of pure terror of Barak’s powers.
Bidd Rainstep – 145 – Lightfoot Halfing – NG – Sailor – Bard (College of Lore)
Bidd was a pirate who lived for the thrill of daring voyages and close shaves with death on the high seas. However, due to her advancing age, she was finding it harder to get acceptance from a captain, leaving her stranded on land. She spent a year working as an entertainer by the seafront, regaling others with tales of her past adventures while longing for another.
She was immediately intrigued by Kaithus and Evavain when they docked for supplies. Evavain liked listening to her singing and, ever transparent, happily told her about their story up to that point when asked.
Figuring that they were low on crew members and in need of some experienced advice, Bidd went to Kaithus, saying she would be a great asset that wouldn’t demand a high price. Kaithus wasn’t convinced she’d be able to keep up, so she made a bet over a game of cards – if she won, she’d become a crewmember. She secured victory by cheating, and explained how she’d won when Kaithus questioned it. Her swindling expertise tipped the balance and he decided to let her abroad.
Bidd combines wit with her unassuming presence to swindle others. She also takes on a somewhat motherly role, ensuring everyone aboard the ship gets what they need and keeping their spirits up with songs and stories. She’s also quite saucy and playful, flirting with most everyone she meets given half a chance – particularly Kaithus.