And, its time for another short sketch post… and another revival in the process.
In this case, we have the return of everyone’s favourite sentient psychotic sword with the soul of a little girl, Ex-Cali-Bur, otherwise typically known as Cali, who recently returned in cameo to my Dungeons and Dragons third campaign (she had a rather major part in the first campaign).
So, as usual, I decided her rather terrible line-art sketch from antiquity (seen here) needed to be given an update. Here it is:
Turned out quite decent, actually. She ditched the gloves and knee socks in the new design, and of course, generally looks alot less fat and mannish (lol). She also appears to be rocking out using her own sword form as a guitar now, but whatever.
As a reminder, she’s a sentient longsword that typically acts as a hyperenergetic spoilt rude brat that loves mischief. Which is what makes it so frankly scary that she’s also a mighty weapon with staggering power. She can also eat other bladed weapons to take their characteristics. After which she belches and sneezes out a sphere containing her previous qualites. Lovely.
The idea behind her design is that you can see how the features on the weapon correlate to her outfit and looks. Her top hat is also seen on her pommel, for instance.
In girl form, she’s staggeringly heavy (about 1/2 a tonne) since her sword form is basically crafted from adamantine, which is already as heavy and dense as lead, as lustrous as silver, but also as strong and unflinching as steel in my setting’s interpretation. The girl form is vaguely incompetant at combat, even though she is heavy and basically invulnerable (being made of adamantine, and being an artifact tends to do that). Basically, she needs a wielder to do anything other than use cantrips to turn things pink.
That’s about all for today. Stay tuned.