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Corwyn, Superstitious Mercenary by Rhineville Corwyn, Superstitious Mercenary by Rhineville
done for paizo publishing's NPC codex
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Natasel Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Ok, on one hand, that is a beautiful picture. You are a gifted artist.

On the other hand, here's what a SCA will spot right off.

1) Judging by the size of that cross bow, its a war sized cross bow and there is neither a windlass nor a stirrup in sight. Winding that thing is going to be very hard and very exhausting.

2) The crossbow man is wearing too much armor and the wrong type to boot! Plate is NOT very flexible while you could forego the stirrup and just step on the bow itself (idiotic) to pull the bowstring, trying to do that while wearing heavy, inflexible plate is just asking for trouble.

3) The spear is redundant. You can be a crossbow man or a spear man. You can't be both at the same time so it would be far more practical to stick with either the crossbow or the spear and let an ally wield the weapon you didn't pick  for you.

4) That is not a pavise shield. While it might be a pavise, it seems far too small and would have made wearing plate armor largely redundant anyway.

5) While a person could certainly be superstitious and want to festoon one self with all manners of charms, wards and whatnot, doing so while wearing metal means its going to bang about your body every step you take. Far more practical and better for stealth if they were kept wrapped up in a pouch and tucked in tight instead of flopping about.
NathanDespain Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
He's a mercenary, not a specialist or an assassin, although if he wanted to be silent for a specific mission he could wear less plate. This is him in his ensamble. Constructed battle is different than mercenary work, and whilst what you say works for a specialist, it does not apply to an all-around. Mercenaries need what they need and rarely carry one type of weapon.
TheWittenburger Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel that someone could write a story just based off of this picture, and it would be a great story.
saloniko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
love all the protection charms
Sierau Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I love all of his trinkets! xD
wachileirinpei Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is freaking cool
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