Eternity 7th/10th Anniversary Part 1: IntroductionPart 2:
You know, I reeeeeally should've started posting these things earlier in 2014, but I was so busy this semester I didn't get the chance. At least I'm starting in 2014.
At the moment, I'm in the process of drawing some of the Eternity characters in their oldest designs versus their newest designs. That will be finished in 2015.
I'll also use this journal to announce an impending name change to Eternity. There are two names I'm debating between.
1. Age of Eternity
2. Eternity is Forever
I'm leaning towards the first name. Not only does it have a retro or video game feel to it that I think suits Eternity well (since the aesthetics and world are very gaming-inspired), but also because it references the Age of Heroes. The Age of Heroes is a time a millenium or two before Eternity takes place that was something of a golden age. In this time, both formidable heroes and formidable villains f
Eternity 7th/10th Anniversary Part 2: CharactersPart 1:
Part 2: Characters
This hopefully will shed some light onto my characters and some of what inspired them.
Motifs refer to themes that are connected with the character.
Alignment is very subjective. Depending on what character’s perspective you’re seeing things from, these can change. For instance, some characters see Concorde as a hero and others see him as a troublemaker and even a destructive force. Talons and some other Klein newcomers see him as a hero who is helping his citizens, but the creatures of the Eternity World see him as an invader.
How I define alignment:
Good: Characters who consider themselves enemies of characters who consider themselves villains. Also applies to characters who are sometimes or a
Part 3: Spirits
The Age of Heroes is a time period that happened a couple thousand years prior to the events of Eternity. This was an enormously influential period of time, and its effects continue to influence the world millenia later. At the time Eternity is set, it is prophecied that there will be a second Age of Heroes. Though most of what happened in the Age of Heroes has been lost of time, some of it became legend.
However, there are so many conflicting versions of the legends that no one is sure what is true and what isn't. Because of this, the heroes' names have changed from version to version, and even in different regions of the Eternity World, some heroes have different names. The names used here are what each Eternity character calls their own Guiding Spirit.
The Guiding Spirits appear as balls of light that float around the ones they guide. "Color" is the color of light the Spirit appears as. Only the characters they guide can see them, hear them, smell them, and otherwise sense their presence.
The Guiding Spirits can also appear in the dreams of their mentees, but they cannot appear in anyone else's dreams. They have some degree of omnipresence (and I realize that's an oxymoron), but even they don't know or see everything that goes on, both in real life and the world of dreams.
Concorde's Guiding Spirit:
Name: Maurice, a.k.a. the Blue Wind
Role in the Age of Heroes: The main hero from the Age of Heroes, also known as Maurice the Blue Wind. He thwarted Julian Rivetkin and his plans countless times. He was the superior of Milo, and rumored lover of Rose. Maurice had many allies but also many rivals.
Concorde's age when first met: 15 (he appeared to Concorde in response to Topaz being visited by the spirit of the Red Fire)
Relationship with Concorde: Mixed. Initially when Concorde was visited by Maurice, he was thrilled by the possibility to be a hero and unlock the full potential of his speed and physical abilities. This relationship became more strained when Concorde ran away from home at 17 to become a Banger, and Concorde's responsibilities become more focused on his gang. Concorde decided that he didn't want to be the "blue wind" of prophecy anymore, that he just wanted to lead his gang, but it was too late. Reluctantly he carries out his duties as the new Blue Wind, but he sometimes resents being a hero. However, his task is made easier by the fact that his gang's fate often intertwines itself with his heroic calling. Though Maurice has respect for Concorde's physical abilities, he dislikes Concorde's methods sometimes, and finds him to be dishonest and ruthless at times.
Topaz's Guiding Spirit:
Name: Varies significantly depending on the account, but is known by the Rivetkin family as Julian Rivetkin (hence why all members of the Rivetkin family have Julian or Julianne as their middle name), and thus Topaz calls him that. He is also known as the Red Fire, in contrast to Maurice’s Blue Wind.
Role in the Age of Heroes: The main antagonist in the Age of Heroes, and the archenemy of Maurice. He tried to take over the world multiple times, and accounts vary significantly on his level of success. In some versions he took over the world and maintained control for a long period of time before being overthrown by Maurice, while in others he never even came close to world conquest and was mostly a failure, though a major troublemaker nonetheless. Most accounts are somewhere in between.
Topaz's age when first met: 15 (he appeared to Topaz a night before Maurice appeared to Concorde)
Relationship with Topaz: Very good. Though they seem like they couldn't be more different, they share some personality traits, which helps them get along. He has great faith in Topaz and hopes that she will be able to win the Rivetkin family over to their side.
I will post more later in the night.