Alex ad Gladio by nfredman ()
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Alex, Master of Sorrows, is the 19th of his lineage...and that stretches back around 4000 years or more. I believe (and the figments do whisper this) that one of his ancestors was taken by an enterprising lot of Romans who thought having a foreign god as a captive would be amusing.
I don't know which of the Masters of Sorrows it was--but not one that could fold space. He was pretty much stuck, and then decided it would be amusing to play along for a little while. This is not fighting fair at all, of course. And after a spectacularly bloody debut in the ring, he called upon Lady of Sorrows--Dolores--and she showed up, mighty pissed off at the Romans putting on the show. And the earth opened up and the walls came tumbling down.
It was a mess. And the Romans, like the Catholic Church later on, learned that the Gotth make good allies but absolutely implacable enemies.
So endeth the lesson.
Production notes: Alex, my M4 dial-spun character wearing Jepe's new Clive/Dax skin (we like it lots); Ad Gladio clothing and Arien's textures for it; shiny new DM Del Sol set; smoke, fire, hair, and whatnot painted in post.
Pass the mead, please. Cleans up nice, don't he?
Image Comments (24)
Faemike55 () 8:11PM | Wed, 01 June 2011
LOL something about superior force does tend to make people think that maybe they didn't think things quite all the way through.... ie Ooooops!
louly () 8:40PM | Wed, 01 June 2011
Mmmm nice :) Other than he's really good looking, I like his pose and his expression. And of course his hair ;)
DrCarl () 10:17PM | Wed, 01 June 2011
this is stunning......he is really gorgeous and powerful and beautifully lit..etc etc etc. bravo friend great image
odile () 12:41AM | Thu, 02 June 2011
I totally agree with Carl! Lovely face expression as well. Bravo!
zhaanman () 5:41PM | Thu, 02 June 2011
Awesome pose such strength in this profile image! An then you throw in the back ground info Wow truly Brilliant!
prae () 6:04PM | Thu, 02 June 2011
Fantastic scene, wonderful character and I love the way you've painted the hair.
DarwinsMishap () 5:12AM | Fri, 03 June 2011
Freakin' A... That's what I give this one. A. He's got quite the expression going-very smug, very appropriate. Smokin' hot (PUN!) Nanola....Just a hella piece! I can't even pity the fools. XD
vapo () 11:14AM | Fri, 03 June 2011
Really handsome character in this wonderful scene... Love his pose! Vashek
FaeMoon () 4:54PM | Fri, 03 June 2011
Superb character.. love the light on him, great work here.. love the smoke!
RJS () 9:38PM | Wed, 15 June 2011
I'm with Carl on this one: brilliantly done! As usual, your story is just as entertaining as the image. Thanks for the chuckle.