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New race art - Horkval Bard

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  • TahquilTahquil Member Posts: 4,380 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I.... I don't know if they are boots or her feet.
    KatzchenMelodie
  • VayneVayne Rhode IslandMember Posts: 1,897 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Awesome art, should give a boost to the least played class/race?
    image
  • KatiaKatia Member Posts: 138 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I'm pretty sure Katia designed those shoes... I'm pretty sure they are in my nds list!
    LodiIdelisa
  • SiggeSigge Member Posts: 53 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    This is awesome, and I don't care about whether a Horkval/Xorani/Grook should have boobs or hair (those are awesome too though). Gotta say I really do love all this new art and am really looking forwards to what comes next!

    I hope when they get to Rajamalan's they make two of em, to show there ARE different species as spoken of in the Help Scroll. Being "Tiger-like" all the time is annoying...
    Beya
  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    :-\"
    TrillianaAsmodronIdelisa
  • TaggTagg Member Posts: 387 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    No.

    Fluffy and Tard.
    LodiBeyaEilona
  • WysteriaWysteria Member Posts: 1,826 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Maybe in her bloodline there's a bit of human in her, hence the boobage?

    Either way, it's brilliant work.
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     Only remembered for what we have done."

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  • NakariNakari Member Posts: 596 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Eurulis said:
    Eeeh. I think it's just more an issue that mammary glands are honestly immediately identified with mammals, and therefore seem strange and out of place on something like an insectoid Horkval. Same with the Xoran and Grook really.
    Xorans are mammalian, in all likelihood. The original members of the race came from live birth and were fed milk, at least

    EurulisLodiAsmodronBeya
  • KatzchenKatzchen MhaldorMember Posts: 2,000 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Blujixapug figured they were weird looking boots, as high heeled carapace was too crazy.


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  • DraqoomDraqoom CyreneMember Posts: 480 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    I never really bought into the ADP thing as far as making racial stuff canon. I've run the Horkval racial clan for a really long time (and made the original on an alt of mine or at least the concept before Delehyla created the actual clan) with the exception of a 20 year IG break where Aspy did and it's never been said there that breasts are a no no. The picture is exactly how I would picture a female Horkval. I was super skeptical before looking at it because I love the race so much and figured it'd be butchered beyond belief but this was an amazingly pleasant surprise.
    image

    Lodi
  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,398 Achaean staff
    I really like this picture. Is it from the same artist as who did the handful of other racial portraits?
    Yep, Chris Bourassa. However, the Artemis (and other forthcoming God portraits) is a different artist.
  • HalosHalos San FranciscoMember Posts: 1,469 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Those heels are to die for.

    ValeoMelodie
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sarapis said:
    @Sarapis I don't think asking how a giant dragon can breathe fire is the same as asking how something with an exoskeleton has boobs.
    There's no possible biology that we know of that could produce a being that can breathe rock-melting fire. I'd suggest that an endoskeleton with an exoskeleton over it is far more in the realm of the possible than a giant flying lizard-esque creature producing fire and belching it out.
    *cough*
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    Beya
  • AmanuAmanu Forge TreeMember Posts: 830 @ - Epic Achaean
    Sarapis said:
    @Eld That had never actually occurred to me re: the mending messages....

    Someday, just to mess with you guys, we'll put in a one-armed race....that can dual-wield.
    That... would be horrifying. Walk out into a battlefield, see some one armed humanoid double slashing with two swords, flailing a quarterstaff, or firing a bow, I'd just give up and leave.

  • EurulisEurulis Member Posts: 62 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Nakari said:
    Eurulis said:
    Eeeh. I think it's just more an issue that mammary glands are honestly immediately identified with mammals, and therefore seem strange and out of place on something like an insectoid Horkval. Same with the Xoran and Grook really.
    Xorans are mammalian, in all likelihood. The original members of the race came from live birth and were fed milk, at least
    You know, I completely forgot about that bit. Actually rather interesting, now that I think about it.
    Lodi
  • BabelBabel OblivionMember, Moderator Posts: 164 Immortal
    edited December 2012
    Indeed. Human ancestry in the family tree has a distinct tendency to mess things up and cause nasty headaches for genealogists, and it's strong; a drop of human blood can have ramifications generations down the line, especially second-generation human blood, such as Elara's. Remember, her grandfather was the Unnameable Horror! That's potent stuff.

    SiggeMelodieWysteriaLodi
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaMember Posts: 6,288 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Platform-heeled Horkval.

    Please tell me they are shoes.

    please
    Beya
  • BeyaBeya Member Posts: 353 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited December 2012
    To add to discussion, the Horkval Queen lays eggs. 

    While there are mammals that lay eggs (platypi), that the horkval queen is in a hive-like structure the likelihood leans more towards insect.

    In addition, neither the queen nor her workers breastfeed the hatchlings.
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    EilonaKatzchen
  • IocunIocun Member Posts: 3,506 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    They should just reduce the Achaean races to "Sexy Male Human" and "Sexy Female Human" and make things like fur, scales, and antennae minor traits!
    EilonaSkyeAsmodronKatzchen
  • TvistorTvistor Member Posts: 2,900 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I have no problem with sexy female humans.
    Sigge
  • TvistorTvistor Member Posts: 2,900 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Oh.

    Does that mean I'm gay?
  • ThaumasThaumas Member Posts: 432 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    No, but since you've brought sexuality into the topic, the closest thing I can think of is Formicophilia.
    image
    Tvistor
  • SenaSena Member Posts: 3,957 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited December 2012
    This also raises a lot of questions about horkval biology. For example, they hatch from eggs into a grub-like, detritivorous larval stage, so if the breasts really are breasts, when are they used?

    I think if horkvals are really intended to be mammals, it would make things a lot simpler if the player race isn't actually the same race as the ones on Ulangi.
    BeyaEilona
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