Sunday, February 27, 2011

#071 Royal Guard

Royal Guard vs. Mech Ink on bristol board, colored in Photoshop 5 x 7.
The Royal Guard are the stalwart protectors of the Court of Aidelon. They must swear solemnly to defend the Dynasty with their lives, and are dedicated to a life of continual service. Their definitive red capes and gleaming gold armor are unmistakable, and can always be seen solemnly overlooking the Grand Palace. They are completely silent to passersby, and their mechanized armor keeps them perfectly still until the moment of action, like the image above, when it springs to life and becomes a dangerous man/machine combination.
The origins of the Royal Guard is mysterious, but they are said to have descended from monks who landed on the planet, established a monastery and began taming the wild beasts there. An angel was said to have visited the Chief Monk, and given him the task of defending the planet from a coming evil. It is said that the angel forged him a suit of armor, and till the day the monk died, its golden shine never wore off.

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