It is a world on the brink of industrialization and magic is forbidden inside the walls of cities or towns. Magicians are outlaws in the traditional sense -not hunted as criminals, but neither are they protected by the law. Magicians are exiles banished to the fringes of civilization.
Additionally, the practice of magic has a disfiguring effect, making practitioners easy to spot. Older, experienced wizards appear barely human. Here are four Magicians with different levels of experience:
Reynard the Retired: A crafty old illusionist who has since abandoned magic and now lives as a hunter in the wild lands.
The Clockwork Conjurer: A strange wandering automaton that is widely assumed to be all the remains of a once mighty wizard. (in fact the wizard, what is left of him, lives on inside the automaton, powering it with the last of his magic).
The Widow of the Outlands: a young enchantress who was exiled upon the birth of her first child, born with a telltale tail.
The Witch of the Walls: A potions master that is tolerated to live on the outer walls of a great city. She scrapes together an existence mixing love potions, healing concoctions, and political poisons.
More Inktober coming soon...
New York Comic Con News: I will be at NYCC 2014 on Sunday, October 12th! I'll be doing a couple panels but the best time to stop by and say hello will be from 11:30 to 12:30 at the First Second booth (number 2237). Feel free to leave a comment if you'll be attending NYCC this year, and I'll be sure to look for you.
That's all for now.