Here’s an image done by Adrian Ricker of the Moon Goddess, the patron deity of The Valley of Ten Crescents!
A version of the Holy Daughter worshiped in Haran, the Goddess is the sole divinity of the region, watching over her children and guiding them with ‘Her Black Hand.’
The Goddess presides over all matters of Valley society but is known for her influence on matters of change, protection, parents, mercy, comfort, secrets, revelation, water, love and desire. She is often represented in temples in murals or with statues, the position of her hands and her items implying which aspect of the Goddess the temple focuses on.
As the Goddess she has no partner but has many consorts which she cycles through as she sees fit.
Her altar is a low table upon which is placed a silver or white bowl or chalice, filled with water. Water and night blooming flowers are sacred to her, as are willows, snail shells and white stones. Her colors are grey, white, black and silver.
Her clergy is made up mostly of priestesses, who watch over the spiritual matters of the Valley, leading in worship, accepting confession, officiating vows of faithfulness, overseeing the dispensing of the belongings of the dead etc. The High Priestesses are referred to as ‘Her Luminance,’ and temples are loosely associated with each other, each temple deciding its own structure for the most part, as dictated by the needs of their congregations.
The fortunate dead are said to go to Her Bosom. Those who harmed others in life are said to go to Her Hems. However, even in the afterlife there is hope for change. Those who erred in life may struggle in death and try to climb up her robes to Her Bosom, facing trials along the way.
Common swears/oaths: By Her Bosom, By Her Black Hand
Common swears (less polite) By Her Tits, Chew Her Hems, Hem-chawer
WHOA. First post.
Gangsters! Dogs! Jackasses! Singing! Kissing! It’s going to have all that and more.
HEY, LOOK, I DID A THING.
Yo! yo! Check it out!
When the comic finally goes live, pages will be posted here as well as the main site. Go and check it out if you haven’t already!
Just a reminder that Shamsee is still being worked on! Sorry I haven’t been updating very regularly, but I’ll be sharing more art as it gets made. Still a lot of pages to ink.
This is one of the Deities from the Land of the Ten Crescents. Just a little flavor image to get hyped for the comic!
I’ve been working with the lovely Tristan J. Tarwater on a little comic project called A Fistful of Lunars. It takes place in the same universe as her series of fantasy novels, all of which are available on amazon. You should really check them out, they are great.
But hey! Lets say you want to just jump right into the comic while you wait for the books to come. Good news! It’ll be a stand alone story, so you won’t be missing out if you want to catch up the novels later.
So, please enjoy our little sneak peek at the first scene. Tristan and I are still working at getting the whole thing to completion (as fast as I can draw!), and please keep an eye out for later updates when we get closer to finishing it up.
Tristan Tarwater over at Troll in the Corner was kind enough to interview me about art, RPG’s, and what they mean to me. It’s refreshing, but also very humbling to articulate things about your art that you hadn’t before.