The Chronicler's Notes - "Where's the Content?!" - August 18, 2014

Greetings Chroniclers!

I know it's been a bit since we did one of these, but I wanted to let you know what's going on with the site.  Things have been pretty light lately because of some real world changes. As most of you know, Chronicle is a side venture for me. I do have a day job and recently I've been interviewing for a new job. So, my spare time focus has been brushing up on the skills necessary for that new position. Well, it paid off and I got the new position! I start a week from today and am really looking forward to it.

What does this mean for Chronicle? Well, until I get a schedule down, things may continue to be light around here. I'm committed to a weekly strip and will continue to do so. It's priority number one. But, that means if I get behind on the strip then things like the Character Codex may not get a weekly update while I'm finishing the strip. That being said, there WILL be a Character Codex this week and maybe a Fun Art Friday even! *gasp*

The upside to this is that I can cover Chronicle expenses better and maybe get some merch going if there's an interest! 

Hopefully, this is just a temporary change and once things have settled down with the new job, Chronicle will be up and sailing better than before. I love doing this and I love seeing your responses to it! 

As always, check back in, follow us on social media, and spread the word!

Have a great week!

Character Codex - Round 21 - Half-Elf Cleric and Druid

Greetings Chroniclers! We're back after a bit of a break. I apologize for the radio silence, but I took a much needed holiday and am back and ready to draw!

If you're new here, I'm drawing my way through all 77 race/class combinations in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.  We're currently doing the half-elves.  If you've missed any previous entries you can catch up HERE!

Do you use Roll20 or another virtual tabletop? Make sure to pick up some free Character Codex tokens suitable for use in any virtual tabletop environment!

Want to support the Character Codex? Have me draw your own personal RPG character!  RPG Character Sketches are inexpensive and a great way to show off your characters unique qualities.  You can find out more about that HERE!

Now, let's take a look at this week's Half-Elves!

 Half-elf Cleric

Half-elf Cleric

Up next, is the Half-elf Druid. One of the chosen of Belagaea, Mother of The Wild, this druid walks the wilderness protecting nature and warding off those who would destroy it.

This half-elf shows tendencies more towards her elven side, in this case a Saesyn or wild elf. She may either be a wise woman in a Saesyn tribe or a guardian roaming the Deep Wood.

 

 

First up is the Half-elf Cleric. This fellow is a cleric of Dikai, the god of Order and Protection in Chronicle. One of the neat things about clerics on Pathfinder is that they are proficient with the favored weapon of their particular deity.  So this guy gets a nice longsword to use!

As with the last half-elves I wanted to shoe how some half-elves identify more with their human side and some identify with their elf side.  Dikai is predominantly worshiped by humans, as legend has it that he created the humans. This cleric was apparently raised in human civilization and in the worship of Dikai.

Followers of Dikai seek peace through law and order and often adventure in order to protect the common folk and keep order throughout the land.

 Half-elf Druid

Half-elf Druid

That's it for this week! Next week, we'll be looking at the Half-Elf Fighter, Monk, and possibly (depending on time) Paladin.  

Finally, make sure to come back for the new Chronicle strip tomorrow!

Character Codex - Round 20 - Half-Elf Barbarian and Bard

Greetings Chroniclers! Welcome back to the Character Codex!

We're drawing our way through all 77 race/class combinations in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.  We're starting with the half-elves today.  If you've missed any previous entries you can catch up HERE!

Virtual tabletop players, make sure to pick up some free tokens suitable for use in any virtual tabletop environment.

Want to support the Character Codex? Have me draw your own personal RPG character!  RPG Character Sketches are inexpensive and a great way to show off your characters unique qualities.  You can find out more about that HERE!

Now, let's take a look at this week's Half-Elves!

 Half-Elf Barbarian

Half-Elf Barbarian

As with half-elves in most fantasy settings, the half-elves of Chronicle are sort of stuck as outsiders to society at large. The humans and elves of Chronicle have a better relationship than in some other settings, but a half-elf still feels generally disconnected while they struggle with which side they want to identify with. Some half-elves identify more with humans and act more like humans. Such is the case with this half-elf barbarian.

He comes from one of the barbarian tribes of the southern plains. These barbarians are mostly human though half-elves and half-orcs can be found among them. He carries a greatsword, typical of barbarians and very useful in their wars with the orc tribes.

 
 Half-Elf Bard

Half-Elf Bard

Next up is the half-elf bard. This half-elf identifies more with her elven side. Taking up the art of song, she offers her aide to adventurers and warriors as a support virtuoso.

Bards in Chronicle are trained at one of several Bardic Colleges throughout the kingdoms. She most likely trained at either the Celeque college or the Belanthian college.

That's it for this week. Check back next week for the Cleric and Druid and make sure to come back tomorrow for the latest Chronicle strip!

Character Codex - Bonus Round! - Halfling Wizard

As promised, here is the Halfling Wizard!

Since I had a break this past holiday weekend, I spent a little bit more time on her than I usually do and added a few details. Since Cauns, halflings in Chronicle, are a nomadic lot, I imagined that any wizards that exist would be hedge wizards, picking up magic as they traveled. So, I gave her lots of knick-knacks and talismans. Her staff has a crystal in it that I imagine she uses for divinations and casting spells into. I also gave the staff a shod point because I can see her drawing magic circles with it.

I've had a lot of fun drawing the halflings! The Caun in Chronicle are my attempt to move halflings further away from the hobbits that they are started out as. By making them a fey race that has a few unique qualities, they can stand apart.

I'll see you on Wednesday, for the first of the Half-Elves!