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Two Brothers At War
Lawful Good Intermediate Deity, Fighter 20, Paladin 20
Medium-Sized Outsider
Divine Rank: 15
Domains: Good, Law, War
Holy Symbol: A sword with an eye in the hilt.
Salient Divine Abilities
Alter Size: Luther may change his size to any category from fine to colossal as a free action.
Divine Shield: As a free action, Luther can create an invisible shield that protects him and his equipment from damage for ten minutes.  The shield will block 150 points of damage before collapsing and will block any source of damage, even another deity’s divine blast.  He can create a shield fifteen times per day at no mana cost.
Area Divine Shield: This functions as Divine Shield, except as follows.  Luther may create an invisible flat barrier up to 150 square feet in size, or hemisphere or spherical barrier up to 15 feet in diameter.  He can place the barrier anywhere within his line of sight and can allow the shield to move relative to an unattended object, or a wi
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Gnolls of Gaea :iconfreyad-dryden:Freyad-Dryden 1 4
Abstraction! :iconfreyad-dryden:Freyad-Dryden 3 5 Elryth, Prince of the Elves :iconfreyad-dryden:Freyad-Dryden 6 10 Royal Gift :iconfreyad-dryden:Freyad-Dryden 2 3

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Reynold James Dalton
United States
You know that guy? The one who was always sitting alone at the edge of the playground during reccess in elementary school? The one who talked to himself and giggled sporadically all the time? The one who all the teachers smiled at and praised as an imaginitive child because they were all really thinking "OMG, this kid is BAT-SHIT CRAZY!!!"?


Current Residence: The thirteenth layer of the abyss, called Utah
Favourite genre of music: Classical
Favourite style of art: surealism
Operating System: Linux
MP3 player of choice: Join the Pirate Party
Shell of choice: Blue Spiked Koopa
Favourite cartoon character: Pinky
Personal Quote: "I'm schizophrenic. You don't have an excuse."
The process of developing characters sometimes forces you to rethink plans.

A book that I've talked a lot about in the past is my Dream Gate Cycles novel.  One of the main elements of it is that it features a lot of characters that reappear in later stories.  It's main villain is the Legionnaire, who has at least three other planned stories including him as a character.  It features Persephone, who is a character in Endymion's story and a very important one.  Certain entities that appear in Dream Gate Cycles are a part of my Gaea setting.  And the Elder Gods are, of course, a part of every setting for every story I write, even if they don't appear by name (or at all).
And there's a character named Reverend Dr. Eliot White who also appears.  Dr. White would later go on to be a central character in the second part of Endymion's trilogy, but the way that Dr. White developed as a character has changed so much as I developed that story that he no longer feels appropriate in his role in Dream Gate Cycles.  In DGC, Dr. White is a minor character, not directly an antagonist, but someone who proves a problem for the main character in that his association with the main character creates political problems for him.  There were hints of a tragedy to his past, but he was, overall, just another disgusting political figure in a story full of disgusting political figures.
Meanwhile, Dr. White in Endymion's story was meant to be a secondary antagonist.  But as I've been developing that story, Dr. White has evolved into a position that is way more complex.  The hints of tragedy get fully fleshed out and his position has evolved from a straight up bad guy to a sort of . . . I guess you could say a midway point between the hero and the villain.  Dr. White represents the well-intentioned path that Endymion could potentially take that would end with him being every bit as bad as the villain, which is a set-up for the completion of the trilogy's thematic arc in book three.  He's not a good-guy per say, but he no longer fits the villain category either.  He is, in fact, a blurring of the lines; the character who demonstrates how unclear the line between hero and villain is.
And that really is no longer appropriate for the role he serves in Dream Gate Cycles.

DGC already needs rewriting.  Although the actual narrative of that novel is disjointed by design, it's thematic cohesion cannot be disjointed in the same way for it to work, and so the story needs to be reworked in some areas.  Knowing that Dr. White has already evolved in a different story to be very different from his initial appearance, do I keep him in the story, or create a new character?  It's a question I need to think about and, ultimately, answer.

And I need to start working on these stories again . . .
  • Listening to: Dio - Holy Diver
  • Reading: Dark Tower


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I want to run a contest for my Gaea Project, which among other things, is my attempt to help the talented artists of the internet who would otherwise go unnoticed gain some extra exposure to the public.

I would like some points to offer as secondary prizes for this contest and would appreciate any assistance from my fellow deviants.
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AFoxNamedCoyote Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Hi! It's really been a while, hasn't it?

Hope you have a happy new year! ^^
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Yeah, it has been a while.  You kinda disappeared for a bit.
AFoxNamedCoyote Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, life got in the way of things. Slowly picking up the pieces, though!
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Life is always getting in the way.  :/
Sergej12345 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Happy new year!
Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Happy new year!
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Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
I do not appreciate having people come to my page just to advertise themselves.
naoguiarts Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016   Digital Artist
Hello dear!! :la: Happy B-day!! birthday cake  I hope you had an awesome day!! Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] 
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