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Langrif by Gale-OneOfMany Langrif by Gale-OneOfMany
The leaves crunched under the boy's feet as he walked through the dark forest. The moon broke through the dark canopy above in small silver spurts lighting different parts of the ground in odd patterns and splotches.
"You should not be here... Go home, boy..." the shadows called in hundreds of different voices to the boy.
The boy marched on.
"Go home, boy. We cannot protect you tonight..." they called.
The boy well knew that. He didn't care.
I don't want your protection tonight. the boy thought back.
He had only a few hours. He didn't care that he would get no help from the shadows around tonight.
The wind began to pick up and it suddenly seemed to carry a chill to it. The boy smiled as he marched on. He knew what was coming by the slight metallic taste in that wind.
Deep into the forest the boy stopped when he came to a small clearing. The clearing was a small valley and devoid of any plant besides tall thick grass. The silver moonlight above shone brightly on the clearing, seeming to magnify the single mound of dirt lying in the center of the clearing in the boy's vision. Apparently the glamoure was still working.
"Go home, boy! This is a fight we cannot help you with! We are forbidden tonight!" the shadows around him screamed and yelled, screeching in his mind.
I did not ask for your help! the boy yelled back in his mind.
The boy felt the shadows around separate from him and he stood alone on the edge of the clearing.
The chilled wind returned and the boy smiled.
"Hello Langrif. I'm glad you've come. I've been meaning to talk to you." the boy said turning to a shadow that slowly took a human-like form.
When the form had finished creating its humanoid appearance it blinked open it large pupil-less emerald eyes and crossed its black wispy arms. The boy laughed knowing what the shadow would say.
"Master. You should not be here..." the shadow began to say.
The boy clapped he hand on the shadows shoulder and smiled.
"Ahh, Langrif, your worry is refreshing. Truly, it is. But, I've more important matters to speak with you about."
The shadow dropped is arms back to its side and looked at the boy. The shadow knew what they boy was going to say, and despite having worked for this moment for two centuries, the shadow felt a pang of regret.
"Langrif," the boy sighed, "You have served me well. But your service is no longer required. You are free."
"Master...?"
"I ask only one last thing of you Langrif. Tell them I'm sorry. When you do that you may take your things back and return to your world."
The shadow fell silent. Freedom was the thing that it had been dreaming of for the past two hundred years. Now, it suddenly felt regret for it.
"And Langrif... Thank you." the boy said before turning and walking out into the clearing.
The shadow stared after the boy for a few more seconds before leaving to go do as it was told. It would tell them. And then, it would return to it's world. For it had no choice.




So, yeah. The story is crap and the build is simple, but I needed something simple. I got a lot going on. My main inspiration for this guy was the image I pictured when thinking of Egyptian gods. The legends say that they could shift from animal to human form when inhabiting a host. The first thought into my head was something along the lines of Bastet the cat goddess. So, while this MOC is male, I tried to go for a somewhat cat warrior feel. Not sure I did real well, but oh well, like I said, I needed something simple :P

And for those of you that wonder, I am working on the monkey. :P
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BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I really like this one, something about the size and the proportions just really works well. Not to mention the head design is pretty interesting.  
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, it was a really fun build to make :)
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BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, do you think you could do a close up picture of his head without the Nuva shoulder pad on it, so we could really see the design well?
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh.... No. I can't. I took him apart ages ago, and I doubt I'd be able to recreate his head again... The "ears" were just held in by friction though if that helps any.
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BionicleSaurus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, okay.
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PhantasmalEclipse Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hiya! Quick question- was Langrif based off of Hakumen from Blazblue? Cuz for some reason I keep getting reminded of him when I look at this...
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I have never heard of or know what you are talking about. Sorry. :shrug:
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PhantasmalEclipse Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, it's fine. I was just wondering cuz of the strange resemblance between the two.
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WorldwideImage Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! I'll have to read the description spmetimr but this inspires me for an OC. I won't completely copy this though.
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) Feel free to use the concept if you wish. I tried a few other things with it, but ultimately gave up on it. I would appreciate if you give me a link to what you do with it though :)
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WorldwideImage Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'll be happy to share it with you once I develop and draw it. Basically it'll be a human form of this, not a shadow. And some kind of hunter. The yellow would be his flesh and the black would be his suit. Still a WIP.
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. It'll be fun to see when it's done :)
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WorldwideImage Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just so you know, I will be changing the character from a human to a bipedal lizard, in coordination with my other characters. I still plan to keep the same types of colors as shown here.

I'm sorry for the long wait, but I have many things to do, and I hope to get to this soon.
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, trust me, I get how life gets in the way. But I look forward to how this'll turn out :)
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Rahiden Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, very nicely built. You've got a consistent texture going on, so every piece looks perfectly placed - without hindering the articulation at all, from the looks of things. Would it be possible for the grey axles on his chest and elbows to be made black? It'd make a good MOC even better ;) Well done!
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Aiden. It is possible, but given as how I had more greys than blacks at the time, and he is long destroyed, it won't happen any time soon ;) Appreciate it! :)
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3rdeye88 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good construction as usual from you. Though it does feel like more of the same thing we've been seeing from you. It doesn't quite feel as special as some of your other MOCs. I do like the subtle splash of gold on the MOC instead of a single contrasting part or a bunch of gold accenting it all throughout.
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but as I said, I needed simple. I will work on some different constructions. Thanks Dave :)
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CoconutFanatic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The Green looks fine, Green and Gold were my last school colors. He looks really good, just that little waist joint. And I think the story sounds cool.
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, one wonders then if you are fostering harsh feelings toward those colors ;) Thanks Terilis :)
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AgelessAgera Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa... this has got to be one of the greatest MOCs I've ever seen. Love the build too
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm.... Thanks XD This really isn't very good in my humble opinion, but I appreciate the flattery :)
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mr-shazam Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great but the waist joint looks a little bare, could have done with some more trans green around the legs but overall looks cool
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, the waist was a bit bare. I didn't feel like adding any more though, I liked it as is. And as I said below, I'm weird, I like wacky or unusual color contrasts. Thanks though :)
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mr-shazam Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah i love odd colour combos :D
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Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd kind of agree with a previous comment that the green is a bit odd... I'd go for black or silver, or if you really want an extra color for contrast, go with maybe the light blue, and incorporate it in a couple more places on the MOC.
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I did think about doing silver instead of gold, but ended up not doing that, I liked the gold better. And I'm weird; I love wacky contrasting colors, so the green looked good to me lol. Thanks for the input though :)
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welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh pretty, I like the contrast between the trans green and the gold. It's a bit like Rocka 3.0
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I did too. I wouldn't know that it really looks like Rocka though, my HF collection is almost nonexistent compared to anyone's XD
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welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really? You should bulk up on HF stuff. The pieces are great if you can use them creatively
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well see, one must have money for that. That is something I cannot spare for Legos at the moment :|
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welcometothedarksyde Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I see, me too at the moment
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, well glad I'm not alone then XD
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toanexus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
amazing man, well done, love the head design and the color scheme
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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toanexus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
what i do recommend is experiment with a custom feet design, it would look much better that way, but i respect your views on that
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Custom feet and I have never gotten along very well, but I am working on that. Thanks for the suggestion :)
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toanexus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
you're welcome, and yes, custom feet is quite hard to do, much harder than custom heads
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ejaylee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful, the story was really interesting and so was the build, though the green Bohrok spikes seemed a little out of place.
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you :D The green Bohrok spikes are there for two reasons. The first of which being that I liked the color contrast. The second being that I don't have pearl gold ones to use instead :P
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