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Characters? We got them…

Posted by G3 Studios (Creator)

We just wanted to bring you another brief update today, giving you a first look at the character art of Thorvalla. Please meet Dyrfinna, a warrior from the Frozen North.

Painted character portraits like this one by Thu-Lieu Pham serve a number of purposes. For one, they are used to base the 3D models on that you will control in the game. In addition, these portraits will be used for things such as a Cast of Characters overview in the game, as well as the character descriptions and biographies. Naturally, paintings, such as this will also go straight into the Art of Thorvalla Book that is part of our pledge rewards.

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    1. Tormod Haugen on

      Like the art style, but a bit scared about the plate. It seems designed to guide pointy and edged pieces of weaponry into her heart.

      ( ps. )

    2. Atarun

      @G3 Studios: Let me get this straight...
      "This is actually a desert scene from the Bleached Sand Desert" and "the inner layer of her armor, which is what you see, is made of an extremely light-weight metal that can be found throughout the lands and is cherished for its magical characteristics to keep the wearer warm."
      So she picked a fur-endowed magically warm armor... to go into a desert?
      You just divided her IQ by ten, congrats. :P

    3. ekster

      Well, even if we forget for a second that she's in a desert...

      I actually go out in only a t-shirt or shirt during winter very often if I'm outside for less than an hour. And I'm talking about real winters here... -20C or below. :p And, I am sad to say, I haven't caught a cold or been sick in more than 15 years.

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      afalon on

      I think the drawing is great - looks good and makes appetite for more!

      To those guys who think she's getting cold - well obviously you are not aware that people adjust to cold weather - look e.g. at most girls in London wearing Mini-skirts even in winter or many people in Skandinavia or other places with cold winters, to my eye they hardly wear anything and I would freeze under such circumstances (since I am not used to those temperatures). So if you want to talk realism, then do it properly :P


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      zack_the_backer on

      Great explanation (-;

    6. G3 Studios 2-time creator on

      See, and here's the thing you are completely missing, Atarun. This is actually a desert scene from the Bleached Sand Desert, but she has been caught in a Freak Storm spell conjured up by the evil sorcerer Malvicious, which terraformed the area and made it snow. In addition he vaporized the upper layer of her armor in the fight, which consisted of a very precious metal that he required to fuel his Mana. That aside, the inner layer of her armor, which is what you see, is made of an extremely light-weight metal that can be found throughout the lands and is cherished for its magical characteristics to keep the wearer warm.

      We are making a traditional high fantasy role-playing game, not a real world life simulator, and this is merely a painting.

    7. Atarun

      Gosh, the more I look at it, the more I find this picture ludicrous. Who the HELL would wear extremely heavy-looking plates on their shoulders, yet expose a direct way to their heart?
      I know I would do the exact opposite. Then again, I don't have a cleavage like hers (with the breasts going back up all the way to the neck... is it just me or does it really look weird, btw?), so that must be it.
      Oh, and wearing no gloves. By freezing temperatures. With metal in constant contact with your skin. No doubt, that girl is a true blonde. (before anybody overreacts to that joke, I'm a blonde woman myself and I really did mean it as a joke)

    8. Atarun

      @Dmitry: I'm pretty sure the long hair is to keep with the viking theme. Male vikings are just as often pictured with long hair as women in general.

    9. Atarun

      @The Bathyscaphist: I'm not sure abour her legs being unprotected. She's wearing very tight leather boots and plaques on her thighs with plenty of fur to keep her warm. I would dare go in the snow wearing the lower part of her outfit, really... It's just the metal thing in the middle that makes absolutely no sense to me. Hey, artist, she has no testicles to protect, so why would she considerably reduce her mobility, increase the weight or her armor and possibly injure herself with that useless thing?

    10. Atarun

      @Alexander Lyakhov: there is a world of difference between _realistic_ and _credible_. This picture reflects neither. There are have been female warriors in reality, by the way, though they have been quite downplayed in history (which is written mostly by men). Ever heard of Joan of Arc? Grace O'Malley? Boudica?
      Then again, I don't want games to be realistic (I play games to escape reality). But I do want them to be credible, otherwise I have a very hard time suspending disbelief. Female warriors exposing vital points and female characters walking around naked in freezing temperatures breaks immersion for me.
      Btw, just so you now, it's entirely possible to make a female character look sexy in a credible armor:

    11. Alexander Lyakhov on

      @Justinian: well, every fantasy setting is a bit unrealistic in itself. In real world there aren`t many adventurous female warriors :)

    12. Justinian on

      @Alexander - but the tone of the portrait conflicts with Guido's statement that this will be a realistic world. In fact very little of what's been shown is realistic or grounded at all :(

    13. Alexander Lyakhov on

      I like both artworks from last updates.
      P.S. About warrior art : it`s painting not photo, it`s more about to convey the style than to accurately depict apparel

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      Irenaeus on

      I'd hit it. With a +1 Viking Axe!

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      zack_the_backer on

      For those who don´t know it yet:
      How Female Fantasy Armor is effective:

    16. Dmitry on

      +1 Atarun!
      this picture is not convincing me that this is a) warrior, b) from the north.
      looks like top model in plastic
      it's not Zena I am looking for but a true and real rugged warrior (like Sarah Connor)
      p.s. and her long hair wouldn't help her during the fight...

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      zack_the_backer on

      This should replace every Anime-like looking picture to make clear it´ll be a more western / realistic style of game!

    18. Gareth Hodges

      @Atarun Agreed. Although her legs look mostly unprotected too. If she's a warrior this must be the "Before" pic for Thorvallan Hypothermia Awareness Week.

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      zack_the_backer on

      It´s very simple. In the world of Thorvalla women are not freezing because they are hot.

    20. Stephan Hammes on

      What Atarun said!

      + it looks like the metal is touching the skin, after a while that will hurt badly.

    21. Atarun

      Funny how she is wearing credible clothing everywhere but above her breasts. I don't know who did that drawing, but I think they deserve to stay 2 hours in the freezing cold with a similar outfit (bare skin from nipples to neck). That would teach them a lesson... and probably make them catch pneumonia as well.

    22. Darklord on

      Wow looking good!