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CP #04 - Hejda by gPsBassist
CP #04 - Hejda
I give you Hejda [Hay-dah], the latest character to enter Coast's storyline.

Hejda's story really begins with her mother, Ashira Duskdew D'Augenis. Born Vanessa Warrick, Hejda's mother lived a normal life in Cortland, New York. Until she discovered, in her late teens, that she had the ability to turn common minerals into precious gems. For years, she kept her ability a secret, barely ever using it. However, fate would prove a cynical mistress, one faithful evening, as Ashira, unable to control her powers, turned an entire metro wagon into solid quartz. She then knew her newly-exposed powers would bring trouble. And it would indeed. The American government sought to use Ashira's powers for its own gain. Thus began a frantic manhunt through the United States, half of Europe and the Middle-East.

Hejda's mother finally settled down in the outskirts of Themisinora, British Colombia. She joined a group of marginals calling themselves the Children of Monument. A tame group of hippies wanting to shun the materialistic values of modern society seemed like the perfect place to hide from unwanted attention. And thus she joined their Community. She abandoned her birth name, baptized Ashira Duskdew D'Augenis by the Community's priest. Ashira would live the rest of her days among the Children of Monument, marrying a fellow Child named Intrigue Birchwood Noala. Ashira and Intrigue's union brought Hejda onto this world.

Hejda, born Clarity Moon D'Augenis, lived happily among the Children of Monument for most of her existence. She'd inherited her mother's ability, which she used to make ornaments and jewels for the Community. But her serene and simple life would soon turn to drama and mayhem. On the day Heaven's End appeared in its entirety above Earth, Clarity started to feel ill. Her skin, once a pristine peach tint gradually turned dark blue. Her blond hair changed into a sickly, dark purple. Her entire body was changing, and painfully so. The priests and healers of the Community could do nothing for her. 

Panicked, Ashira suggested her daughter was taken to a hospital. Modern medicine was bound to be more efficient than herbs and concoctions found in the woods. Despite having adopted the Children's edicts and code over the years, she still was, deep down, Vanessa Warrick. And more than that, a mother. She wouldn't sit still while Clarity suffered - no parent could bare to watch their child withstand such painful agony.

This would be the last day of the Children of Monument.

While Clarity was left alone in her hut, twitching and howling from the pain, Ashira was tried for treason over the talks of bringing her daughter to civilization for medical treatment. During this parody of justice, one of the priests suggested the young woman's illness was a spiritual matter - that Ashira had brought malevolent spirits to the woods, and that they would soon plague others. On these grounds, despite Intrigue's pleading, Ashira was sentenced to death, and for defending her, Intrigue would suffer the same fate.

Tied back to back on the pyre, Clarity's parents prayed for their daughter, as flames slowly engulfed them...

Having passed out from the pain, the young woman slowly came to. It didn't seem to hurt anymore. She gathered her strength, and slowly lurched out of the hut. Her eyes were met with visions most disturbing. Ashira and Intrigue were still burning on the pyre, their flesh twisting and rotting as the fire further consumed them. But she knew. She knew it was them. Shortly thereafter, those who brought Clarity into this world were no more. And for what? She would never know.

Clarity's sadness was dwarfed only by sheer, unadulterated rage. For a moment, she lost the notion of reality. Everything went black. But when she could see her surroundings again, crystalline walls had risen from the ground and moved outward from her, levelling any and all that stood around her. And yet, to her it felt so pristine. She could barely hear her own piercing roar, nor the screams of terror of the Children she wrecked havoc upon. She could barely see five feet away from her. When her senses returned, there was nothing. Nothing but crystallized bones riddling the ground, as far as the eye could see.

Just then, a man appeared before her. He spoke few words, as if he already knew what'd happened a few moments earlier. "Power without control is a curse. I can help you turn it into a blessing" he said, extending his hand to Clarity. Noticing the young woman's curious yet wary silence, he added "I only wish to aid you. With myself as a mentor, you can achieve greatness beyond your wildest thoughts". He then looked up to the sky, to Heaven's End. "Don't you see? Even the universe smiles upon you, child". 

With nowhere to go, and little knowledge of the modern world, Clarity accepted the strange man's offer. "A wise decision, child. My God has grand designs in store for you".

Under the tutelage of Mozz The Omniscient, Clarity forsake the name that tied her to the Children of Monument. Hejda. Her name would now be Hejda.

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Name: Hejda
Real Name: Clarity Moon D'Augenis
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 108 lbs.
Age: 26
IQ: Unknown
Hair: Dark purple
Eyes: Yellow w/ Black sclera
Occupation: Criminal
Lives In: Glenmetropolis, Québec, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Birthplace: Themisinora, British Colombia, Canada
Alignment: N/A
Family: N/A
Marital Status: Single
Combat Archetype: Magic (Sorcery)
Source Of Power: Inherent
Signature Style: Creation and manipulation of crude quartz formations as blunt weapons
Weapon(s): N/A
Motivation For Seeking The Guidelight: Following Mozz's tutelage

Hejda © :icongpsbassist:
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Semester Over - Updates

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 1:59 PM
 



Hey guys!


As the journal's title indicates, I'm not currently free from school. For two weeks. During which I'll work harder than a hundred black mules in Mexico, with it being the Holidays and whatnot. But. At least, I don't have finals to worry about, so I can spend what little free time I'll have on art. 

First, work on Coast will begin in a more structured manner. I even have a bit of a preview of the story's premise! For the 2.2 people besides me who actually give a damn about this project, well good news I guess! For those who aren't familiar with the creative universe of Glenmetropolis/Coast, here's a few things you need to know beforehand.

- About half of the worldwide population have "superpowers", so to speak. Some people use them in their day to day work, some use them in personal time, some don't even use them at all. And some aren't even aware they have powers in the first place. The point being, superhuman abilities are no big deal in Coast. They're an acknowledged fact.
- Even though it takes place on Earth, no actual city names (not that I know of, at least) are used. Even though the countries' names are as is, you won't find your hometown in Coast (unless you are a figment of my imagination).
- Historical events after World War II are drastically different in Coast than in reality. Everything pre-WWII however, is intact and the same.
- This is a modern fantasy story, with some elements of science-fiction. If you find loopholes in my logic/scientific process - Congrats! But it won't change the story.

Also, I'm still looking for an art partner to help me draw this project, as I completely suck at comics. If you're interested and available, please let me know!


Here's a little something to keep you on your toes until I can actually manage to do something tangible with this.

June 2009. Astrologists discover a cosmic anomaly that refracts a finite amount of the sun's rays. In July, the anomaly expands, turning into a large rift which emanates an eerie purple light. Concerned at first, astrologists and scientists from all strands have sent countless teams to conduct researches on what they now have dubbed Heaven's End. After months of preparations, a team was assembled to explore and document Heaven's End. Eight months later, the research came back - Inconclusive. Not even the most highly trained minds on this world could make heads or tails of Heaven's End, its composition, reason for appearing... nothing. The only bit of information about it was that it didn't seem dangerous. It wasn't a form of black hole. It wasn't a wormhole. It was just... a rift. A luminous rift. 

To this day still, Heaven's End lurks over Earth. But part of its mystery is about to see the light of day. And in the wake of those answers, mayhem...

Now, let's backtrack, in case people are confused. Which is highly likely. Coast is a story built around six major characters, all from different backgrounds, and with different moral views and goals. The one thing that links them is Heaven's End. Each chapter focuses on one of the six main characters and follows them for one entire chapter, switching with every new chapter. The official characters are:

- Fourstrings
- Stomp
- Leonisium
- Anna Cole
- Gibberish
- Eerie

Most of the aforementioned characters will get redesigns/updated designs to better fit the story, as well as the secondary characters (most of which are already characters you know). Also, please note that characters not featured in the list above may also get a chapter if the circumstances are right. So be prepared for anything.

This is my most ambitious project to date. The writing process has already begun, with the Prologue, Sunday Afternoon being well into the first two pages of the script. This is going to be quite the ride, and after a few rewrites I'm really proud of the material I have so far. Who knows, it might even make it into a comic yet!!

---

That sums it up for Coast. I can't stress this enough - if you're feeling altruistic this Holiday season and would like to help a poor guy who can't draw comics to save his life, please contact me.

Now, I'd like to give a shoutout to :iconnyquildreamer:. Why? Because Nextuus is freaking awesome! I read nine chapters in an entire day and I plan on reading even more chapters now that the semester is over. I want to catch up to this amazing, intriguing and extremely well-written tale. If you haven't read Nextuus yet, chapters 10 to 22 are available directly on NyQuilDreamer's dA page. The first chapters are available directly on Nextuus' website [nextuus.com]. If you're still not convinced after that, then there's no hope for you. Plain and simple.

---

Now, artistically speaking, I will be making an effort to move on with the Coast Profiles (CP) so you guys have a better idea who you'll be dealing with during the story. I might slip in a few other drawings, but my main focus is moving Coast forward, so for those who aren't into that, well, too bad. That's pretty much all I'll have time to focus on in two weeks, too. 

So, hope that enlightens you folks, and may you have a great Holiday season. Merry Happy!


 
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Dream Theater - Octavarium
CP #03 - Mozz The Omniscient by gPsBassist
CP #03 - Mozz The Omniscient
My favourite creepy character yet. Mozz is full of weirdness, psychotic tendencies and just general awesomeness.

Many people who see Mozz suspect him to be the devil. Or at the very least, have ties with some sort of demonic entity. Which is close to the truth, in fact. Born Garrett Ivanhoe Herman, Mozz wasn't always the disturbing freak of nature he is today. A puppeteer, heavily invested in his work, Garrett had a quiet, simple life - Happily married, and expecting a child. Everything seemed to be going well. That is, until the notes started coming in.

In late April 2003, Garrett's wife, Thera, started receiving strange notes, scribbled haphazardly onto crumpled pieces of paper. They usually consisted of obscure messages, such as You have gone against His will and Death awaits the heathens and whatnot. Disturbed at first, Garrett received news that his neighbours received several notes, and would over the course of the upcoming months. Then, one day, the notes simply stopped. One of the neighbours must've contacted the police, and the culprit had been caught. Or so everyone thought.

Thera received more notes, however, three years later. Same haphazardly written notes, same crumpled paper. But the messages were different. Far more personal. And far more unsettling. Christeen [Garrett and Thera's older daughter] took a detour after school today. Would be a shame if she got lost. Your robe was gorgeous this evening. Crimson is a colour truly fit for you. Lock your doors. The Greys are coming. But perhaps the most disturbing note was the last. It simply said 1974-2006. Increasingly wary, Garrett called the police. His family was most certainly in danger, and whoever was responsible had slipped through the RCMP's radar. The officer who handled the first series of notes in 2003 told him the culprit was still in jail, and was never allowed anything resembling a pencil, pen, or even paper. Outraged, the puppeteer drove to the station to get answers. Satisfying answers.

To this day, Mozz regards doing so both a blessing, and a curse. On the one hand, he was safe and still alive. On the other, he wasn't there to protect his family when the author of notes broke in, killing his wife Thera, daughter Christeen and son Anthony. Oh, how the somewhat predictable irony still burns him to this very day... 

On the brink of insanity, Garrett wouldn't accept his mistake, if it could be called that, cost the life of his entire family. Still in mourning, he decided to seek for a way to bring his family back. That is when Garret Herman began to fade away, planting the seeds for the man who would be known as Mozz. In the months following his family's death, Mozz would join several religious and occult organisations, seeking for a way to bring his family back. But nothing seemed to be what he sought after. No religion or cult could give him the answers he was looking for. Until one day - an illumination...

What happened right there and then is often subject to debate. But consensus is, through a savant combination of incantations, Mozz was able to relinquish his humanity to become an omniscient being of tremendous power. He often claims to act on behalf of "his God", yet no one can put their finger on which deity he refers to. But that is utterly insignificant - all one needs to know is that Mozz The Omniscient is a dangerous, unpredictable psychopath with tremendous capacities.

In battle, Mozz can turn his limbs into series of tendrils that turn into weapons. The mass of tendril tends to be punctuated with one or more vertical-slit eye(s), probably a symbol of his omniscience, or a mark of whichever deity he claims to be working for. And as if it wasn't enough, Mozz's screams can be so loud and penetrating they can kill a person, if exposed for too long.

---

Name: Mozz The Omniscient
Real Name: Garret Ivanhoe Herman
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Age: 38
IQ: Unknown
Hair: Ash blond
Eyes: White
Occupation: Criminal
Lives In: Glenmetropolis, Québec, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Birthplace: Themisinora, British Colombia, Canada
Alignment: N/A
Family: N/A
Marital Status: Single
Combat Archetype: Magic (Metamorphosis)
Source Of Power: Occult Forces
Signature Style: Turning his limbs into weapons
Weapon(s): N/A
Motivation For Seeking The Guidelight: Pleasing his God

Mozz The Omniscient © :icongpsbassist:
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Semester Over - Updates

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 1:59 PM
 



Hey guys!


As the journal's title indicates, I'm not currently free from school. For two weeks. During which I'll work harder than a hundred black mules in Mexico, with it being the Holidays and whatnot. But. At least, I don't have finals to worry about, so I can spend what little free time I'll have on art. 

First, work on Coast will begin in a more structured manner. I even have a bit of a preview of the story's premise! For the 2.2 people besides me who actually give a damn about this project, well good news I guess! For those who aren't familiar with the creative universe of Glenmetropolis/Coast, here's a few things you need to know beforehand.

- About half of the worldwide population have "superpowers", so to speak. Some people use them in their day to day work, some use them in personal time, some don't even use them at all. And some aren't even aware they have powers in the first place. The point being, superhuman abilities are no big deal in Coast. They're an acknowledged fact.
- Even though it takes place on Earth, no actual city names (not that I know of, at least) are used. Even though the countries' names are as is, you won't find your hometown in Coast (unless you are a figment of my imagination).
- Historical events after World War II are drastically different in Coast than in reality. Everything pre-WWII however, is intact and the same.
- This is a modern fantasy story, with some elements of science-fiction. If you find loopholes in my logic/scientific process - Congrats! But it won't change the story.

Also, I'm still looking for an art partner to help me draw this project, as I completely suck at comics. If you're interested and available, please let me know!


Here's a little something to keep you on your toes until I can actually manage to do something tangible with this.

June 2009. Astrologists discover a cosmic anomaly that refracts a finite amount of the sun's rays. In July, the anomaly expands, turning into a large rift which emanates an eerie purple light. Concerned at first, astrologists and scientists from all strands have sent countless teams to conduct researches on what they now have dubbed Heaven's End. After months of preparations, a team was assembled to explore and document Heaven's End. Eight months later, the research came back - Inconclusive. Not even the most highly trained minds on this world could make heads or tails of Heaven's End, its composition, reason for appearing... nothing. The only bit of information about it was that it didn't seem dangerous. It wasn't a form of black hole. It wasn't a wormhole. It was just... a rift. A luminous rift. 

To this day still, Heaven's End lurks over Earth. But part of its mystery is about to see the light of day. And in the wake of those answers, mayhem...

Now, let's backtrack, in case people are confused. Which is highly likely. Coast is a story built around six major characters, all from different backgrounds, and with different moral views and goals. The one thing that links them is Heaven's End. Each chapter focuses on one of the six main characters and follows them for one entire chapter, switching with every new chapter. The official characters are:

- Fourstrings
- Stomp
- Leonisium
- Anna Cole
- Gibberish
- Eerie

Most of the aforementioned characters will get redesigns/updated designs to better fit the story, as well as the secondary characters (most of which are already characters you know). Also, please note that characters not featured in the list above may also get a chapter if the circumstances are right. So be prepared for anything.

This is my most ambitious project to date. The writing process has already begun, with the Prologue, Sunday Afternoon being well into the first two pages of the script. This is going to be quite the ride, and after a few rewrites I'm really proud of the material I have so far. Who knows, it might even make it into a comic yet!!

---

That sums it up for Coast. I can't stress this enough - if you're feeling altruistic this Holiday season and would like to help a poor guy who can't draw comics to save his life, please contact me.

Now, I'd like to give a shoutout to :iconnyquildreamer:. Why? Because Nextuus is freaking awesome! I read nine chapters in an entire day and I plan on reading even more chapters now that the semester is over. I want to catch up to this amazing, intriguing and extremely well-written tale. If you haven't read Nextuus yet, chapters 10 to 22 are available directly on NyQuilDreamer's dA page. The first chapters are available directly on Nextuus' website [nextuus.com]. If you're still not convinced after that, then there's no hope for you. Plain and simple.

---

Now, artistically speaking, I will be making an effort to move on with the Coast Profiles (CP) so you guys have a better idea who you'll be dealing with during the story. I might slip in a few other drawings, but my main focus is moving Coast forward, so for those who aren't into that, well, too bad. That's pretty much all I'll have time to focus on in two weeks, too. 

So, hope that enlightens you folks, and may you have a great Holiday season. Merry Happy!


 
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  • Listening to: Dream Theater - Octavarium

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