Saturday, July 21, 2012

Castle Greyhawk: Watch Your Back

Welcome to page fourteen of the Castle Greyhawk graphic novel adaptation, available over at our specially dedicated blog. There you can also read additional story exposition and anecdotes by intrepid author Scott Casper. If you're new to the comic, you can still read the entire story from the beginning easily.

You can also view the latest episode HERE courtesy of Maldin's Greyhawk. Enjoy!
Artist's commentary: Symbols are important in a fantasy setting. These details convey a greater depth to the story beyond simple roles like fighter or mage. Tenser sports his distinctive scimitar symbol on his robes which Greyhawk fans know is his heraldic shield device from the boxed set. Yrag on the other hand posed an interesting challenge. "Lord" Yrag is a low-key personality of Greyhawk City with tenuous claims to land holdings unlike his contemporary Lord Robilar (known for his green dragon symbol). As Yrag is closely related to Zagig and the legendary Citadel of Eight (led by Mordenkainen) I decided a simple tower emblem would suffice for this understated hero. It can thus possibly stand for the turrets of Greyhawk City, Ford Keep (where he secretly oversees) or even Mordenkainen's Obsidian Citadel.

1 comment:

Scott said...

I can't believe I didn't even notice the shield's device until now.

What a bad author I am...