Even in its early days, Althas has been a land shaken by conflicts. In the early days, these conflicts pitted the Anointed Kingdoms of Men against the dark and demonic forces that threatened them. However, with the passage of time the world has changed. With the Anointed order eroding away and new powers rising, another war looms on the horizon, a war brought on by Man's own actions. Thenodar, a burgeoning new kingdom in the North, and Anorthile, one of the last of the three remaining Anointed Kingdoms, now prepare for a war that will shake all of Althas. Old demons and new enemies gather in the shadows of both lands as each sets their sights on the ruined wilderness known as the Feralands.

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OwenYulefield
OwenYulefield Sep 2 2013, 8:19pm says:

I love it! Good job Tim!

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Nuvendil Creator
Nuvendil Sep 2 2013, 9:07pm says:

Note that the sword in this concept isn't the final, but sort of a placeholder. The finish on the plates of the armor is a type of white cracked paint.

Tim is one of our newer members, so expect to see more of his work in the future.

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OwenYulefield
OwenYulefield Sep 2 2013, 9:15pm replied:

Although the sword looks fantastic in design, it looks a little impractical. Imagine lugging that sucker around. Anyways, it still kills any of mine :P

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TheIllustrativeMan
TheIllustrativeMan Sep 3 2013, 6:27am replied:

The sword is indeed slightly impractical, however I figured it was better to stray in that direction to provide at least a slight design flare, rather than a practical but stale design.

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OwenYulefield
OwenYulefield Sep 3 2013, 8:26am replied:

Very true. I think it gives him a sorta "brute" look. I like it.

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend Sep 3 2013, 9:21pm replied:

Beginning a slight ancient weapons and armors fan I would argue for practicality over looks:)

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend Sep 3 2013, 9:29pm replied:

Just noticed a typo I meant being. (I sometimes hate correction programs)

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend Sep 2 2013, 9:12pm says:

Looks a bit of a dwarf to me. The quality of the armor is amazing! Although the maille isn't even throughout the shirt although it could be intentional or an optical illusion. The background makes it look in game but I doubt that since I'm rather certain this is concept art.

Now looking at this picture can we expect to find left handed people in Althas? Can we have a sword in our left hand and a shield in our right? Will maille textures end with closed links? Obviously there won't be maille models in game since that would be way too many vertices but hopefully I'm wrong:D

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Nuvendil Creator
Nuvendil Sep 2 2013, 9:25pm replied:

The dwarf bit is just a result of a stocky build; not sure if that was intentional or not by the artist. And yes, this is concept art.

The left handed bit, we can't say at this point. It's possible. Mail textures ending in closed links is possible, but I imagine would take a lot of work so I wouldn't hold your breath.

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TheIllustrativeMan
TheIllustrativeMan Sep 3 2013, 6:23am replied:

The dwarven look was not intentional, and likely stems from the stocky build creating an illusion of a smaller person. The reasoning behind the stocky build is the fact that armor, swords, and especially shields are heavy - I can't imagine there were many skinny guys capable of maneuvering under such weight.

The dominant left hand was not intended to reflect on the player, however it was intentional from a design front - whether it will survive in the final implementation is not my decision to make.

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dady977
dady977 Sep 24 2013, 6:18pm says:

Great Job in So much small time.

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