After all the small stuff for the good ship "Blackberry", it was perhaps inevitable that something a little more meaty would eventually come forth form the sweet-scented hold of that fair vessel. More anthropomorphic magic from the talented people at Oathsworn in the form of a badger, the "heavy-hitters"/ Tiger tanks of the Burrows & Badgers world.
Badgers come in a couple of varieties in the range so far, the first one being armoured soldiery you really do NOT want to mess with, the second being Thug, an unarmoured, ill-tempered bruiser you really do NOT want to mess with. Thug comes with his very own shrew minder/ tormentor in the form of Gnarls (see Shrew with whip in the previous post). In my world, Gnarls rescued Thug from his brutal existence in some hellish fighting pit, so the two are almost friends, as far as that concept goes in Thug's dense grey matter, and the whip is more a status symbol than a threat, but you never know.
The problem with Thug is that he only has chains to fight with, other than fist, tooth and claw, so would suffer combat penalties if you let him loose on his own in the real world against all those proper weapons. However, if you make him second-in-command, you can give him a skill, and "Unarmed Fighter" is my skill of choice! On the other hand, I could always talk an opponent into believing that he is adept at the chain-wielding thing so it does count as a proper weapon. Hmmm.
Anyway, the project continues apace and the beach theme continues with my attempt at a bit of a rock pool. Thug likes anemones and starfish, especially with a splash of chilli sauce, and crab is to die for...
|Thug in all his brutal, sartorially-challenged glory|
|I rarely, if ever, do water blue, but wanted something pure looking and contrasting with the evident brutality of Thug's rags and chains.|