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Hirseng - Cedarrian Infantry by JanBoruta Hirseng - Cedarrian Infantry by JanBoruta
Cedarre is the easternmost country of the continent of Hirseng Proper, which has control of its own, great peninsula.
Cedarrians are an industrious and robust nation, believing they are destined to unite Hirseng under their rule, be it by diplomacy and federation with other countries, or by conquest upon meeting opposition.

Cities of Cedarre are a bizarre mix of ancient architecture and modern industry. Old temples are overshadowed by chimneys of massive coal-based factories, and the streets are drenched in steam, released from almost every contraption visible. Cedarrian technology is the cutting edge in the world of Hirseng, and its army was the second to equip iron-clad airships. The land forces, however, are struggling to adapt to new tactics equipped by the enemies of Cedarre - the birth of trench warfare was a painful lesson for the Cedarrians, whose weaponry was always designed for waging war on the move.

Cedarre is a secular country and use of magic of any sort is strictly forbidden.

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This is a uniform concept for my own fantasy setting, in the world called Hirseng. The whole concept is based on mixing Merovingian, Carolingian, Romanesque and Byzantine architecture, fashion and mentality with a fair bit of clock- and steampunk, with World War I as the upper limit of real-world influences. I'm doing it just for fun and practice, though I don't rule out anything more serious.

About 4 hours, A4 sketchbook. 0.5mm mechanical pencil, HB.

Cheers!
Tom :)
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Draco-Aroace-the-1st Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
steam gun!
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MechaFurre Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
I have a feeling their lack of magic is going to bite them in the ass unless they have anti-magic to use.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student General Artist
It hasn't been specified yet - magic is banned in half of the countries in my world. There are some peoples that study magic and use it to some extent, but most of it has been long forgotten since cataclysmic events magically procured hundreds of years before by light-hearted kings, in an attempt to win several wars. There's only one nation (divided into three warring states) that is capable of controlling magic, and is overly careful not to reveal its secrets.

Cedarrians are technologically superior (airships and industry), but they have lost a few colonial wars, and some of their assaults ended up in bloody stalemates and trench warfare. So far they've fought only against non-magic enemies. I have yet to come up with anti-magic methods or devices for my world, but the effects of magic are mostly physical - so armour thick enough is able to withstand some simple fireballs ;)
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MechaFurre Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Huh. So you've decided to eschew the "magic borks technology and vice versa" angle?
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Quite. Technology and magic augment each other, but they aren't omnipotent and can't nullify the other's strenghts. Magic used to be omnipotent several centuries before, though.
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MechaFurre Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Neat.

So, how does magic work? Is it Vancian fire-and-forget, or "learn a spell and you know it, but have to spend $RESOURCE (mana, life force, divine favor, etc) to use it"?
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm not quite sure about that, I haven't defined it yet. But I'm leaning towards the approach of Tolkien's magic and SW Force - it's in the air, but barely anyone can control it, so - most likely - it would be used only by the elite specialists.
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MechaFurre Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
So sort of like Avatar TLA bending, then.

Or WHFB's Winds of Magic.
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Putting labels to anything visible isn't the answer, you know :P I just want to use a common-sensical solution.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Patent z blachą naczelną na hełmie osobiście podziwiam, jak i cały rysunek, tylko bym może zmienił buty na takie bardziej bufiaste, "muszkieterskie" co by pasowały to rękawic ;p I jak tak patrzę na rysunek to mnie nostalgia bierze, bo kojarzy mi się z wojskiem Świętego Cesarstwa Gverinaeth co kiedyś dla kumpla dizajnowałem:D
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