My husband and I bought this miniature on Etsy for our Icewind Dale campaign start. It wasn’t as large as we had thought and the seller kept making strange excuses for not shipping the items on the agreed upon date. When my husband asked for his money back, the Roc suddenly appeared as shipped. When it arrived, more than a couple of months after ordering it, the resin was sticky and the pieces did not fit together very well.
Milo stayed in Novos for a few months after the events that transpired with the Queen of Ash. He sometimes had nightmares of losing his brother and himself to the red abyss that had been the Feywild. During the time before his departure he did spend some time with the other members of the Hand of Destiny but there was never a formal goodbye. With their ultimate quest completed, they simply drifted apart to take care of various aspects of their personal lives. Milo was no different.
Gigi was always one of my favorite NPC’s in the game. She was a vendor at the markets in King’s Crest. Her small business consisted of a bright pink tent when we first met her. Kaladrax had been the only native of Novos and so the only one who knew of her. When we first saw her tent he groaned and opted to stay outside. It wasn’t that he didn’t like Gigi. His mother had actually loved shopping there but he had hated the frilly outfits she had made him wear after visiting Gigi’s business, The Glorious Gentleman.
This was one of my first dragons when I first started painting miniatures. So, I went with a very simple color scheme. I started off by painting the entire dragon in a bright red. This miniature is the WizKids Pathfinder Battles Gargantuan Dragon, Red model. I like looking back every now and then to see how my work and skill have progressed over time. I think it’s important to show yourself how much you’ve improved sometimes.
After the events that had transpired with the Queen of Ash, Kariss worked with the Yuan-ti. She helped them establish a small village in the southern forests of Novos. Her and Gralmor spent years among the new Yuan-ti settlers and helped them build a stable society free from the strictures of their past. They no longer sacrificed to Sssseth or any other god. Many of the actually began to worship Kariss as their savior from the usurper god.
Urstil’s story is a long one full of tragedy and loss. It began when she was born. Not many in King’s Crest knew this but Urstil was actually a high elf, specifically one born from the Dusk Isles. The main island was her home where all the elves took their young to undergo transformation within the large sunflower that bloomed there. Novos was a hub of magical activity from they Feywild. Elves went to the center focus on that island to transform into Eladrin.
Sometimes a miniature you get just doesn’t evoke the theme you want to portray in a campaign. This is when I usually repaint some or all of the miniature to change how they look. The differences don’t seem very different at first but they can change a lot in the scenery you present players.
Hepolita would be alive long after most of the mortals among them would live. She had a long time to think about what to do with her long life. At first she had just wanted to brawl and get drunk but now she craved the adventure that she had had with the party. She wanted to recapture that wonderful feeling of defeating a terrible monster and getting rewarded for it. After Aleera stepped down from guild leader, she took over the hall and the adjacent tavern. It was the marriage of her two loves, fighting and drinking.
Some of the coolest people in our campaigns are the vendors we run into. We had quite a few but some of them were much more memorable. Asterisk was a vendor of magical items in the city of King’s Crest on the island of Novos. He was also a famous enchanter. His specialty was smashing enchantments together to form new, unusual enchantments. He was a controversial topic across the city and the island.
Gjallarhorn is my Watcher Paladin, Brenna Wolheart’s, steed in our current campaign. M y husband bought him for me on Etsy. Since it is a celestial spirit, I wanted the ram shape that it took to reflect that. I used a new white primer on the miniature to start.