Well a little fib Katerina knows too, but her finding out was when Artemiz was struggling to read a title of a book that was in the library in Tempests palace. She caught wind of it quickly, but she didn’t prod her about it and just takes it upon herself to help her a little bit along the way to make things easier for her.
Yanno I realized Artemiz never had any formal schooling and when you are in constant battle with an army I am pretty sure you don’t have time to learn how to read and write….
So she’s pretty much illiterate and she’s learned a few basics as years past, but she never really bothered to get an actual education… I think that’s why when she got to middle ground she got so interested in television because she never got to read books or use her imagination with anything. Everything was a constant struggle and she never really let herself go. It is one of her deep dark secrets that she hasn’t told anyone. Well Tempest knows.
I think too much….
Random doodle of the night.
I have work in a few hours so sleep time. Night!!
I don’t even remember drawing this….
I love it when friends are nice to each other and are super close and it’s just cute yanno?
V//u//V cute ass people
Almost done with this dang ask.
So much effort and thinking really makes me realize how close of a relationship Tempest and Artemiz has.
(Momma momma look at me
look what the airforce done to me )
but really!!! Hi again guys!!! I graduated from bmt today!! It took a few extra months because I got a stress fracture in my tibia. But I did it! 8o
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!
You’re back and congrats holy crap! Its been so long and I hope you are well now holy crap!
AHHHHHH CONGRATS AGAIN!!!
Let’s talk about Katerina a little. She is actually a nonborn demon and she did not end up turning into this horrible mess of a being because she was within the walls of the kingdom so she was surrounded by good energy and is kept calm. The reason she was down there was not good by any means but sometimes the demon process can be more gentle and she’s a good case of that.
Of course she is a bit unstable back in middle ground but most demons would be because unlike in the shadows lands that thrive on sucking up bad energy, middle ground just festers in it… It’s weird really demons thrive on bad energy, but they avoid too much of it so they have control of themselves and avoid becoming what they used to be before Tempest took control.
Of course non born demons are a good example of what happens when you don’t take care of yourself down there.
I wanna say the shadow lands is pretty much void of tech and stuff so when Artemiz comes to the middle ground she is pretty much scared of everything, even though she won’t admit it, she’s really just a big old nerd. She starts watching tv and getting addicted to shows and then Katerina introduces her to some netflix type site and she starts marathoning all these shows. Like Katerina would catch her in the morning and she’s like “You got up early to watch that show.” And Artemiz is like “I finished that one. I did not bother to sleep so I started another one.” To which Katerina lets out a horrified squeak and forces her to leave the house and get fresh air. Fuckin…
Ok so hell is now renamed the Shadow lands. God I thought about this A LOT last night. So Demons never really integrated into human society, which is a big change of how I had it before…, and so they are all down there. Now some demons are actually peaceful, these are the ones born there. They generally don’t cause trouble at all, but the humans sent down there for being horrible and therefore turning into demons themselves are the problem. Think of the shadow lands as a garbage dump for fucked up individuals. People from the land of light don’t want to deal with all these souls so they send them down there as rejects. As a result of all of this shadow born people are subjected to all this bloodshed. They aren’t to blame for who they are, but are being blamed for it. So what happens is that as soon as Tempest takes over she’s like nah and builds this big ass fortress around her city. That’s where Artemiz comes to play. She is the general of the newly formed army and she keeps the non born demons out of the city as well as any plots to over throw the queen. This includes deterring any attacks from humans as well. The human attacks don’t happen anymore because they made a treaty, but it used to be riddled with war down there. (I need to make some sketches to show some other ideas because they are also important!!). Now the plot of the story comes in because in the next 30 years or so a lot of the bad demons actually get back onto middle ground and start fucking shit up. The council and both rulers respectively agree to form the exterminators and that’s how that happens. Artemiz is sent up there as well years after to help supervise a certain sector and group of them because it was a test run to see if demons can be integrated into human society as well to have a select few help take the bad guys down with the exterminators. I won’t explain that because this post is getting a little long.
Buh I kinda fumbled a bit with Satan. I am thinking I should rename her into something else. She’ll still be the queen of hell, but since I edited her backstory slightly I think I have an idea.
So basically the person she was with before was in fact King of Shadows which was a title I wanna say and once she killed him she assumed his throne and became the Queen of Shadows. I am thinking of naming her Tempest. The reason being is that I feel like I did something out of disrespect. And I am surprised no one called me out on it. By doing this I distance any religious themes as well as creating the Queen of Light which is the person upstairs and it’s like a complete tear away from EVERYTHING. This means I will be making up a complete religion by myself. I’m really sorry if I offended anyone! I’m really sorry in general. The more I work on the plot the more I realize I might be offending people and the last thing I wanna do is disrespect someone’s religion.
So yeah I fumbled.
So much to work on!!
I feel like the more I mold and shape Artemiz the more I love her? That’s good because in all honestly everyone else is already developed and they are all relatively new. But with her I have had her fooorrrrr 5 or more years and she has changed so much and nothing about her is definite. She’s the protagonist and my oldest protagonist… She’s like physically 40 but she’s old as hell.
After I am done with her, if I ever do, I gotta rework their world. I find that completely getting rid of any reality to the world will make the story have more sense to it. It’s a lot of stuff and I might make a big post about it later but again nothing to solid. I have some goals though for the summer now and it’s definitely to work on backgrounds as well as animals and perspective. I imagine where they are to be like a good balance between nature and yanno present themes. A lot of worrkkk