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Here's the second of this week's two AYAD pages. The first and second fellow are both based on actual people from history. The first, Taillefer. The second, Twisty Pole. The third fellow isn't based on anyone in particular, though with that hair of his he's likely an ancestor of Ruby's.

I wanted to try to make the backgrounds behind Taillefer and Twisty Pole reflect their time period / location if I could. The first section of background is from the Bayeux Tapestry. The second section is a recreation of this painting. References are your friends. Use them.

We'll return to our regular one CN:H, one AYAD comic schedule next week. Thanks guys!

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Sulnim
2015-11-13 01:13:42 
Fantastic Page! I love the artwork, epsecially the backgrounds (Dogs vs Mice for 1066... I like that!) I'm loving this tale more and more!
Darc
2015-11-18 22:42:52 
Thank you! I got a little carried away here.
Karmakat
2015-11-13 01:59:51 
idea of "druth"???? did you mean truth??? if not i have NO idea what the word means lol.
Phlosioneer
2015-11-13 02:29:19 
See previous page, last panel, fourth speech bubble. It's the fey word for Fool. Possibly based on an existing word a long time ago in history, as many fey things are in this comic.
Darc
2015-11-18 22:43:42 
Yep. Old Celtic word for 'fool' according to the various references I've been reading.
Karmakat
2015-11-13 02:01:24 
okay nevermind i got my own answer lol
e_voyager
2015-11-13 03:40:59 
Darc well you know I love your work this page is an absolute masterpiece. I love how spooky is starting to understand precisely what he is expected to be for his queen and I do believe that he would have stepped into the mode even without frost bringing light to the situation for him.
Darc
2015-11-18 22:44:21 
True. He still has a lot of learn, but he'll get the hang of things given time.
lemurvid
2015-11-13 04:58:25 
What a magnificent page! That is all...
Darc
2015-11-18 22:44:29 
Thank you!
web_MST3K
2015-11-13 08:16:46 
Um. . . I guess James Bond wearing motley and white greasepaint? I like the parchment look as a indicator of antiquity. Although others have done it before, it is very well executed here. Darc, how did you do it?
Darc
2015-11-18 22:45:31 
Thanks! I ran across an old parchment tone that I've had sitting on the computer for years. I finally found a use for it. :D
Argent
2015-11-13 09:23:10 
Goodness, normally I wouldn'say something like this, but I would much rather have another dual AYAD update next week! I really love where this story is headed. That and I am now imagining Spooky dressed as a jester and entertaining Moraine.
Darc
2015-11-18 22:47:03 
Doing two CN:H one week and two AYAD the next was a lot easier for me. Switching rapidly between storylines per page takes a bit of metal rewiring. O.o;
bscruffy
2015-11-13 21:30:12 
Fantastic art and a poetic tribute to a high calling.
Darc
2015-11-18 22:47:11 
Thank you!