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Location Artwork - The Singing Winds
20 Aug | 10:00 am

The wind was speaking to her, telling her terrible things, singing of her demise, chanting of her worst fears becoming manifest, of her never reaching her destination, never achieving her dreams, never being content, never finding rest or refuge or love. It kept on whining and screaming and whimpering until she herself started screaming in a vain attempt to blot it all out.

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Creature Artwork - Splinter
06 Aug | 10:00 am

 
'It came alive, dominus, I swear, the crystal did! There was a light moving inside it. Smashed Daro with a hand big as a cart! It hit Kulwhma so hard she flew across the pit... What could have we done but run, dominus? Please, have mercy!'
 
- The slave overseer Faez just before being whipped to death for losing a harvest of calerus crystals
 
'Don't sit up. Keep calm, you need to stay in bed for a while. You lost a leg and hurt your head. But you'll recover. Here. Drink, you'll need to replenish your fluids. Good. And now... tell me about the light inside the crystal creature that did this to you.'
 
- The Crystalmancer Shebenni to the slave Kulwhma several days after the incident
 
The beings referred to as Splinters are a mystery yet to be solved. Their emergence several decades ago came as a surprise to the budding crystal harvesting industry at the North and South Calerus. Ever since, mining and gathering crystal has become even more dangerous than before as these hulking crystal creatures attack mostly everyone they encounter. Their bulk is nigh impenetrable, and though they are slow, their powerful attacks can break armor, tools, and bones with ease. Thanks to their completely crystalline structure, it is often very difficult to spot them in the dense caleri before it is too late. No attempt at communication with them has been successful yet - Splinters seem to be antagonistic and alien to other species by default.
 
In gameplay terms, Splinters are terrifying enemies. They are immune to most status effects and are very resistant to magic. Their tough armor and sturdiness makes them extremely difficult to kill. They can easily present a serious challenge even to experienced comitati.
 

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Creature Artwork - Yrg Worker
23 Jul | 10:00 am

'When we arrived at the observation  post, Borgan was nowhere to be seen. The craven slaves pointed to tracks in the sand that looked like someone had been dragged away, accompanied by small, triangular stab marks – Yrg prints, I presumed correctly. These led to a dark crevice at the foot of one of the towers. We tried calling after Borgan but there was no answer. Eventually, I sent down one of the slaves with a torch. The unfortunate bloke happened upon the mutilated body of Borgan down there and fled back up in a panic. Yrg are clearly present down in the underside of the city, that much is certain. This ties in perfectly with what we know of the Elven tribes of the Second Age. The accounts of Sage Ikar record that the realm of Dor Anthelas was involved in a great war against the Yrg that lasted for  millennia. What these insect broods were like, I cannot imagine, but  they must have been a far cry from the mostly docile Yrg we know today.'

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Character Poses - Hollow Eye
16 Jul | 10:00 am

 

The creepy Hollow Eyes may look like weird children but in truth they are one of the most dangerous enemies you can come across while traversing the Riven Realms. Luckily, these creatures of cold hatred can only be encountered in and around the Hollow Crags and the Hargad Tuul in general.

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Creature Artwork - Undead Legionnaire
09 Jul | 10:00 am

'Worry not, general. Their right flank won't be able to cross the gullies to press your lines. I and my apprentices will make sure that the enemy is flooded in corpus vile. Worry not about squandering resources, either. Those same soldiers in the gully will provide the reinforcements.'

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#art #creature #undead #undeadlegionnaire #xerynempire

Creature Artwork - Krawag
04 Jun | 10:00 am

'That thing hunted them. Relentlessly. Worse than any predator they had seen before, it hounded their steps through the forest called Smuggler's Cloak by the commoners. Yet no cloak proved to be enough to hide them from those horrible reptilian eyes. The creature was clever, too. It did not attack them but tracked them from a distance, waited until they were exhausted, harried, and desperate. And then it took them, one by one. The last wretched fellow gave himself up to the first patrol he stumbled across; better break rocks in prison for the rest of his life than fall prey to a Krawag.'

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#art #creature #dragoncult #dragonguard #dragonlands #krawag

Character Artwork - Vorax
12 Mar | 10:00 am

Foul-mouthed, easy-going, hearty, and chatty, the creature now known as 'Vorax' (meaning 'ravenous' in Imperial) is an undead abomination who can become one of your companions. He woke up one day in this bloated unliving form with no memory whatsoever of who he was or what he had done to deserve this fate. Yet his will is free, unbound to dark magicians (a rarity for undead), so he decided not to worry about it and get about his new 'life' with great enthusiasm.

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#art #character #undead #vorax

Location Artwork - Fort Ruins
05 Mar | 10:00 am

The Empire has been strewn with ruined fortresses and keeps since the Calamity. Additionally, the brutal wars and conflicts ever since the catastrophe have done considerable damage to the reclaimed and rebuilt forts, leaving many in disrepair or outright abandoned. Fort Larius, Fort Teltulis, Fort Tirnos, one of the Twin Towers - the list goes on and on.

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#art #bandits #fortruins #liberatedtribe #location

Rumors (Game Design Post)
28 Feb | 10:00 am

Another crucial game mechanic that is being added to Vagrus as we are writing this is a system of Rumors. Rumors are short entries in your Journal that are meant to guide players to content and unlock locations on their Chart in order to help them plan journeys and find places. We have come to the conclusion during playtesting that not only do we need to differentiate these Rumor entries from your Objectives in the Journal but we also need to separate them entirely and move them to a different pane. As evident from this, Rumors have undergone quite a lot of change since their original conception.

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#gamedesign #journal #location #map #rumors

Location Artwork - Crystal Forest
19 Feb | 10:00 am

The Imperial word calerus has come to describe the many crystal forests that now dot the continent of Xeryn. The vast majority of these forests can be found in the east, in the province of Sargot Kala but some have grown in the central region of the Empire. Some caleri can be visited in the game, such as Loom, or the twin caleri simply called North Calerus and South Calerus.

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#art #caleri #calerus #crystalforest #location

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