Mimaneid, most readers know the name, they know it’s a major nation to the east. Recent chapters refer to it as having problems as well, especially with the black sun hordes coming the east they’d be the first to be struck. But that’s it. The Slavemaster story did explore the city once though none of the designs were canons. this picture above is the closest thing, the first design ever for i’ve never drawn a Mimian before. Mimaneid is a vertical nation, going from the tip of a world tree’s roots all the way up to it’s upper branch where colonies are long established. Also where a dragon live, one as old as Diva’ratrika, Mimaneid’s own immortal figure. One that was not backstabed however. For Mimaneid while being a very martial nation full of strifes where no single clan ever rule for long, where duels take place very often in the street… is also a traditional minded nation. Nuqrah is progressive. Mimaneid conservative. Chel is somewhere in the middle. Both in mentality and geography. In Mimaneid , rivals clans fall, get absorbed or enslaved, then the master clan fall, the slaves are then absorbed into the new clan, prisoner are freed then sworn and so forth. Duel are won, prize are fought, tributes are given. Queens come and go, or even King , i’m sure it must have happened at least once that some Siyah’korshed(black sun) beat up the crap out of a queen and took the role(Suntiger’s story in Daydream being an exemple of how such a turn of event could happen). Then the winning tribe just become one more clan within that ever changing nation. It’s an interesting place that will be very challenging to design.
One theme i have in mind is birds for clan symbols. Since it is a vertical nation, one you need a flying creature to send a message from one end to the other. Birds such as owl, raven and eagles being potential symbols for the clans. Duelist addorning fancy costume or covering themselves with tatoos from feet to head in order to make a good show against their opponent. With the staff being a popular weapon, one that Chelians tend to look down upon. In all this, this little chibi above symbolize a Mimian.
Starlitdragon moved characters around in the background so no one get covered. She’ll try to do the same for the other familly. I did get the note about missing gold hair. we’ll get around to fix that tomorrow.
A nice thing about tumblr is that it’s let us choose the design of the gallery. Unlike Deviantart restrictive layout. Thanks to koneko for the gallery name suggestion though putting up a logo on the tumblr seem to have removed the name.
We can’t afford to take the day off unlike the previous years but in a spurt of retro-gaming need, we went off for a hour to a local arcade. It had been a very long time since either of us played in one. The games are old but i must say the nostalgia make the experience a strong one. Even if a DDR game cost 3$ for 2 people nowaday or worse, 3.4$ in some cases . Remember the days of 25cents arcade? Best arcade machine still: AFTERBURNER! A classic.