Jacob Abaddon, my husbands RP character for Pathfinder. Quite literally a monster, as he is a bloodrager, which basically means that there is something non-human in his bloodline somewhere that can manifest in combat. In Jacob’s case, that blood is belonging to this universe’s equivalent of the lovecraftian Elder Gods and his powers are exceedingly chaotic and out of his control, having cost the lives of innocents on more than one occassion.
The central theme for Jacob is thus selfcontrol vs. chaos; abstinence vs. self-indulgence. It’ll be interesting to see if he can remain in control and if his teammates can accept him for what he is.
Seasonally appropriate, I just realised..
I wanted to participate in this months contest over on Brush Sauce Theatre. The theme this time is ‘Humanity vs. Nature’.
I pulled out one of my husbands old RP characters for the painting and I have to say, it felt really nice and nostalgic to revisit the character. Fitzwilliam Mistmoore, as he is called, is a wonderful study in the power of what we call “the RP contract”; that is, the mutual agreement that a certain character has certain abilities. Fitzwilliam wasn’t created a badass. But when he became a spymaster for the king, everyone started RPing him like he had eyes and ears everywhere and he turned into this omnipresent thoughtpolice. What makes him interesting within this particular theme (and as a character, if you ask me) is his dual nature of super-controlled, prim and proper gentleman on one hand, werewolf on the other. I realise that this is propably not apparent to anyone who doesn’t know the character, but I like to add those extra layers into my paintings when I get the chance.