Today brings the King of the Golden Rose, Dlone Kynazarr. These concepts were intended to read immediately as having a more kingly appearance that audiences would expect. Each of the kings represent a certain aspect of the Foci, which were inspired from western alchemy; Kynazarr is the king that most represents a “final stage” or completion of a master work…
We shall learn more about the foci and each of the kings in following episodes. For now, here is Dlone’s character description:
Dlone Kynazarr Character Profile Worksheet
Name: Dlone Kynazarr IV
Age: mid to late 40s
Nationality: Kynazari (Empyrnean)
Children (describe relationship): [removed: secret/spoiler]
Significant Others (describe relationship): Queen Kynazarr
Height: 7’ 5”
Weight: 280 – 320
Eye Color: Red
Hair Color: Black
Glasses or contact lenses? no
Skin color: White
Shape of Face: Triangle
Dlone is the most royal king in appearance, and the most good looking. I feel that [link removed] is a good example to draw inspiration from for Dlone Kynazarr. Dlone’s chin is more triangular than [removed], and has a stronger jaw. Dlone has very angular features. He has a short, straight hair beard which is black, but the chin strip are long grey hairs, and is a very obvious feature.
I would like to see two different concepts with the hair for Dlone, one with the receding hairline, short hair similar to [removed], and another with shoulder length hair (obviously the receding hairline would not be able to be expressed in a silo but the idea is there)
Dlone is also a really huge man, he isn’t as bulky as Eloden, but his muscles are huge. He is easily the most physically strong of the kings. For Dlone, we are basically talking super hero level muscle definition, almost Hulk like. However, his crown still needs to be able to slip over his arm for him to be able to turn and lock it into place, a feature of his custom armor.
How does he/she dress?
He wears a traditional crown, the kings red mantle (cape), and any other typical regalia. He is the only king wearing full plate armor. His armor is a shade of red/burgandy, that is trimmed with gold.
Incorporated into his armor is the symbol of the “Golden Rose” (alchemical symbolism). I imagine this is some sort of gold lined design, where it is on the armor and how big it is doesnt matter so much, as long as it is visibly identifiable as a golden rose. As far as the style or inspiration for this armor, I have to defer to the more visually creative, all I know is that there will be gold and Pyre (ruby) gemstones stylishly inlaid to the armor.
Dlone uses a sword. I want the sword to be symmetrical across the long axis (straight dual edged). This sword can be either a greatsword or a long sword. I would like to see both. Perhaps create one with the greatsword, another with the long sword, and the last a long sword with shield, for the three concepts. The shield will have imagery related to fire and/or furnaces and/or other “Pyre” related imagery from the Mysterium.
I would also like to see one of him wearing the crown, the crown locked into place around his arm, and then one of him wearing a second style of crown (maybe thats less conventional).
Mannerisms: Authoritative, Pretentious but kind (he actually does retain a lot of power though, some of it secretly through the Veil of Magus, his secret order of magi)
Habits: none that I know of yet
Health: Healthy, but devastated by the [removed spoiler], so he’s not very stable anymore, he may ultimately lose his mind
Hobbies: Blacksmithing, cultivating wine
Speech patterns: wip
Style (Elegant, shabby etc.): Royal and Sophisticated
Greatest flaw: Pride and Egoism
Best quality: He would do anything for his family or his people (killing his wife was a tough choice, but she was afflicted by the [un-named condition/wip] from foci energy that has been contaminating the people recently)
Below is the conversation for the silhouette stage of King Kynazarr:
There is literally no reason I couldn’t use any one of these. Damn. These are so good! Lol I like how you showed the grey chin strip in the concept, freaking awesome. The vestment choices that you coupled with the armor are all so well done, I don’t know what to do. Haha great work man.
Thanks! That’s always a good position to be in when you can’t decide what to go with. I like bits and pieces of all three, So I imagine, as with some of the other kings, we might end up doing a combination.Cool idea to have the crown twist and lock onto his arm armor. That would be a really fun animation to see on-screen. I’m not sure what it does after that, but the action alone would be impressive to watch.