30 Catlord of the Violet Citadel

Catlord and Cat Person

This is Part 0.5 of 8 of the first WTF Expedition RPG Pointcrawl. You can get the whole Part 1, v2, here. This is a teaser for the full Patreon-supported series, which you are totally welcome to support (and follow).

The Graceful Cats of the Violet Citadel

Soyez tranquil,” murmurs the dead-eyed lady in P.T.’s mind. Horned cats creep from hazy alleys and examine their baggage. The citadel looms, eerie and obnoxious, beyond the haze layer.

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29 Squidmagus Surprise

The Squidmaster looks left in surprise

“I tell you, I heard Shulbo’s wizarding parasite give out it’s death screech last night. Five goats gave rancid milk this morning and the yak was found with a small tuberous growth in its ear. These are signs, the apostate wizard is dead. For five ivories I will give you this very authentic key to the dead wizard’s laundry rooms, whence you may easily ransack his apartments. Oh, I ask nothing in return.”

Books in the Wizard’s Lavatory Library

  1. Neokeoghtom’s Manipulation of the Ointments – a guide to the realignment of ointments and the modification of their effects.
  2. Bufo’s On Frogs and Squids – a guide to the creation of pseudopod-armed tiny amphibious homunculi.
  3. The Golden Vein, Vol. 2 – a detailed pseudo-medical analysis of the biomechanical uses of haemorrhoids.
  4. …ic Mot… an… Metal Tr… – a half-scorched gnostic tome on enlightenment through graduated doses of fireballs.
  5. Merden’s The Tissue at Hand – an analysis of spells to transmute ordinary vegetal organic materials into parchment and tissues, including a rare functional ritual of the Rolling of the Fibrous Matter into a Dry Tesseract – one of the rare tissue spells with potential combat application (see Bandages and their Upgrades for details).
  6. A fake Necronomicon with a cavity inside holding an amusing Rubber Ducky of Amusing Vapours.

Technique

This piece is a fast affair – pencil sketch, brush pen strokes, flat colour in Photoshop with a few splashes of dry digital watercolor brush on top.

27 Lonely Cathedral

Sinking into the Quaq, but not yet.

Lonely Cathedral

On the dull tidal beach the downed cathedral hunkers. Concrete, floatstone and jaspis sinking into the sand, but not yet. Not today.

  1. Metal-handed preacher stands on a midden and cries, “the end! the crystal ship! the fools!”
  2. Noodle seller with hooch on the side.
  3. Strawheads trading ivory and furs.
  4. Rusting metal gulls slowly winding down.
  5. Rat urchins attempt to rob you.
  6. Green monks, merchants, cog flower acolytes.

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