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    In the Hermetic Realm, beyond the Aether Veil separating mortal and magical life, live creatures known as Homonculii. Blending the powers of the mythical elements and the four temperaments of the mind, these creatures come in many shapes and sizes, each with their own strange and powerful abilities. Talented mortals can forge bonds with these creatures, and create mighty alliances. The homonculii are eager to merge with the mortals of the Hermetic Realm, sharing their magic with their allies in exchange for the sensations and wonders of the mortal side of the veil.

    This is an idea that's been floating in my mind for a while. It's sorta a mix of bits of Pokemon, Digimon and Persona, along with different mythologies and my own little touches. I call the creatures Homonculii, magical beings that can ally and merge with mortals, sharing the powers of the two. From a young age, mortals in this realm are taught the ways of the Homonculii, and when they come of age, they are tutored through summoning and bonding with their first Homonculus, as well as other basics. Adventurers can peer through the Aether Veil at times to see the Homonculii within, allowing them to form bonds with many more Homonculii.

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    That's a good variety of creatures you have there.

    Am I correct in assuming they're divided along elemental lines? Or am I completely wrong?
    The second answer would not surprise me...

    I've heard of most of those, but I'll have to look some up.
    Anyway... Quite interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elemental View Post
    That's a good variety of creatures you have there.

    Am I correct in assuming they're divided along elemental lines? Or am I completely wrong?
    The second answer would not surprise me...

    I've heard of most of those, but I'll have to look some up.
    Anyway... Quite interesting.
    They're divided by element, but also by temperament, so a Fire element Homonculus with an Idealist temperament is different to a Fire one with a Guardian temperament. They advance along paths too. Each entry lists what the listed Homonculus advances from, and what it can advance to (often they'll change element or temperament, sometimes both, as they advance). Also, their 'personas' are the result of mixing their element and temperament into a more narrow typing. Eg: Fire + Rational = Fieldmarshal, a co-ordinated type excelling at strategy and command, along with proficiency with fire-based magic (obviously ). I'll list the elements, temperaments, personas and what they all mean down the line sometime (haven't quite ironed them all out yet).
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    Ah, I was hoping you'd put a link to those up on here...

    Do you plan to have a mythology for each individual one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Succubus View Post
    Ah, I was hoping you'd put a link to those up on here...

    Do you plan to have a mythology for each individual one?
    Not so much mythology, since they're more species that 'advance' (like Pokemon) as opposed to individual characters, but each one does have it's own little piece of lore in the individual entries in my link.
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    Hey folks, sorry for the silence over the past few days.

    However, I've just added Homonculii #025 - #030 to the gallery!

    #025: Sprout
    #026: Bloom
    #027: Alraune
    #028: Mandragora
    #029: Treant
    #030: Wisdom Oak
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    Mmmmm....I love the Alraune and Mandragora. A note - I'd probably give a slight curve to the leaves supporting the chest and with the lower leaf on the mandragora, curving the belt as well as it gives a nice feeling of roundness to the figure.

    I think you've capture the head on the cyclops and ettin perfectly and both figures feel solid and believable. With the Jabberwocky and the other long armed green homonculi, it feels like there's something...missing. Not really sure what it is but the arms need a little something extra to them.

    You've also given a lot of thought to the story of each one - are you working from a setting you have planned out in your head or is each one done "as is"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Succubus View Post
    Mmmmm....I love the Alraune and Mandragora. A note - I'd probably give a slight curve to the leaves supporting the chest and with the lower leaf on the mandragora, curving the belt as well as it gives a nice feeling of roundness to the figure.
    Ahh, I see what you mean.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Succubus View Post
    I think you've capture the head on the cyclops and ettin perfectly and both figures feel solid and believable. With the Jabberwocky and the other long armed green homonculi, it feels like there's something...missing. Not really sure what it is but the arms need a little something extra to them.
    Hehe, thanks.
    And I'm not sure what I can do about those two... the arms are actually ethereal and transparent (not sure why I've done that, but it's a recurring trend in my homonculii. Kinda just a part of the quirky style ). Fins, maybe?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Succubus View Post
    You've also given a lot of thought to the story of each one - are you working from a setting you have planned out in your head or is each one done "as is"?
    Sort of a setting I'm kinda building as I go. Each individual creature summary is mostly done on the spot, working with other bits I've already done and bits I planned ahead to keep it cohesive.
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    Interesting. I like the setting, and the drawings are quite nice. Would you mind if I were to make a character in the Nexus who's bonded to a few of these?
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    'Homonculi' (homunculi) only has one 'i'.

    If you'd like to invent a word with that particular plural, then 'homonculius' works well (it just has no actual ancient meaning).

    (For reference, 'homunculus' is the diminutive of 'homo', meaning 'little human' and 'human' respectively.)


    edit: for reference, this was not at all the impetus behind my new thread. The mistake in this topic---that the nominative plural ending of second declension Latin nouns is '-ii'---is understandably common due to the sheer volume of second declension nouns whose stem ends in an 'i' (gladius becomes gladii, triarius becomes triarii, but puer becomes pueri). Much too common a misconception to get bothered by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C'nor View Post
    Interesting. I like the setting, and the drawings are quite nice. Would you mind if I were to make a character in the Nexus who's bonded to a few of these?
    Ooh, go for it! That sounds really cool!
    Though I haven't got all of the creatures, or the "rules" of bonding written down, so you might be missing some info.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tylerb7 View Post
    'Homonculi' (homunculi) only has one 'i'.

    If you'd like to invent a word with that particular plural, then 'homonculius' works well (it just has no actual ancient meaning).

    (For reference, 'homunculus' is the diminutive of 'homo', meaning 'little human' and 'human' respectively.)


    edit: for reference, this was not at all the impetus behind my new thread. The mistake in this topic---that the nominative plural ending of second declension Latin nouns is '-ii'---is understandably common due to the sheer volume of second declension nouns whose stem ends in an 'i' (gladius becomes gladii, triarius becomes triarii, but puer becomes pueri). Much too common a misconception to get bothered by.
    Oh. Oops....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeppio View Post
    Ooh, go for it! That sounds really cool!
    Though I haven't got all of the creatures, or the "rules" of bonding written down, so you might be missing some info.
    I'll be sure to keep them mysterious about all of that, then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C'nor View Post
    I'll be sure to keep them mysterious about all of that, then.
    Sounds good. Have fun with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeppio View Post
    Sounds good. Have fun with it!
    Thanks! I will!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ Tucker, Firebird's Child
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    Quote Originally Posted by C'nor View Post
    Thanks! I will!
    Awesome!


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    I'd just like to take a minute here to note, I am in love with these creatures you are making. So good at monster designs, and theres a reason I have you make minitures for my DND campaign
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaZodiac View Post
    I'd just like to take a minute here to note, I am in love with these creatures you are making. So good at monster designs, and theres a reason I have you make minitures for my DND campaign
    Thank you! :)
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    Just want to echo Zodi's sentiment. Your art is beautiful, and it's a pleasure having your miniatures in our campaign.

    I may have to crib some of these homunculi for future use...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Ghost View Post
    Just want to echo Zodi's sentiment. Your art is beautiful, and it's a pleasure having your miniatures in our campaign.

    I may have to crib some of these homunculi for future use...
    Thanks Blue! Glad you like them! This really helped cheer me up.

    I'll make some more soon! Totally will!
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    Loving the designs of them like how simple creatures become hulking giants of power also any hope for a map of the regions?

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    The new ones are looking good. There's an impressive level of detail on Lucifer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egglooter View Post
    Loving the designs of them like how simple creatures become hulking giants of power also any hope for a map of the regions?
    Thanks. :) Glad you like them!
    And yes, there will eventually be a map. I've made a very basic outline, but there's still a fair amount of work to be done on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Succubus View Post
    The new ones are looking good. There's an impressive level of detail on Lucifer.
    Thanks heaps! ^_^
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    Been rather busy with uni recently. Got a few new homonculii ready though.

    #046: Doll
    #047: Stickling
    #048: Scarecrow
    #049: Wickerman

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    #050: Model
    #051: Mannequin
    #052: Doppelganger
    #053: Puppet
    #054: Marionette
    #055: Pierrot
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    Really love the Doppelganger. Helps that I like stuff like that, of course
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    Only a tiny update this time, sorry. I've been too busy with Uni work and stuff for a while.

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    Very creepy.
    Well done.
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