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The news had been quick to reach Gerald. A messenger had scrambled from the New Oak towards him at great speed once the truth had been revealed, and from the increasing sound of shouts echoing through the trees, something of a furore was developing in the Royal Glade.

Although the hairy old stag stayed out of politics, this was news of utmost importance - this was news that touched at the whole herd, and most importantly that touched at the Tree of Kings. That soiled the Tree of Kings! The Tree of Princesses too, if what the messenger colt had said was true - that the False King had stolen away his Princess brides and daughters, as well as other does and colts in good standing.

The dark and grizzled Lord shook his head sadly as, with great care, he removed the oaken crown from the false branch of Drustan. He would kill the branch later with some small measure of poison - it would remain forever as a withered reminder - but for now he simply left it bare of the crown it had worn for these years past.

But now, there was a great question to be answered. Where to hang the crown next?

With slow, deliberate care, the dark stag placed the wreath at the foot of the Tree of Kings and made his way towards the Royal Glade.

He was greeted by chaos. A great golem stood in the clearing, tossing its head - guards stood facing it or beside it  and the Lords and Ladies were braying for blood and punishment. Others fled, some called for calm but it was a scene of writhing pandemonium. There was no order, only rage and fear and pride - the herd was shocked and betrayed; they were leaderless and afraid.

But Gerald, with the great confidence granted to him by both respect and incorrigible old age, the elderly stag stepped towards the Lords, lifting his head and raising his voice.

“My Lords! Might I make a suggestion?”

Some heads turned to look, others deigned not to look upon this humble servant of Kings - but all, he felt, would know the value of his words, so he carried on before waiting for a reply.

“My Lords, in the centuries that have passed long ago, this same situation befell us on several occasions. This is not the first False King of Glenmore,” he shouted, raising his voice to make himself heard above the rabble, who were apparently either incensed or fascinated by the thought that a false King might ever have existed before.

“In those days,” he bellowed, glaring at the unquiet populace, “when such a question of lineage arose, a Grand Tournament would be held to decide the next King. I suggest we do the same!”

At last, the noise was lessening, gossips and grouses alike apparently quieted by the thought of this new proposal.

“A King must be close to the Royal Line, this is true, but he must also be strong of heart, strong of magic and strong of mind. He must have the support of his fellows, and have the strength of spirit to provide the Kingdom with heirs. These things we can test in those who wish to become our King, my Lords. These things we can test in you.”

He paused, and let his gaze pass around the clearing. There stood many lords in good standing - and, he realised now, the exiled Donnaghan - many close to the throne, many with good, strong magic.

“Show us the lords that support you, let them swear fealty to you here in this grove, so that we may see how well you are followed.  Show us the fruits of your loins and present your heir to the herd, so that we might see the next King to lead us. Show us the strength of your magic and bring the barren apple trees that grow near the Oldegrove into fruit, so that we know you will bring the woods out of winter and into Spring; and last of all, show us your strength and fight one another to prove which of you has the wits and the power to lead.”

With that, the old Lord finished, bowing deeply to the watching lords.

“Let the Tournament begin, so that we might have a new King to bring the Glenwood into Spring.”
The Tournament of Kings

featuring Lord Gerald


The New Oak's Glade, Glenmore

</span>Mid-Autumn, Year 762 of the New Age



With vague mentions of others!

And so the Grand Tournament to find a new Glenmore King has officially been unveiled. 

Follows from MASS RP - Part Three: Teeth and Ambition Beared

Have at it, Glenmore Kings in Waiting!

If you would like to respond to this RP, please do - unfortunately I will not be able to run this as a mass RP, but remember that Gerald is a communal character, so you can use him in any RP! </span>
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Hello good folk!

So, as you may be aware, Tzilan is dead. If you're not, start with the RP below and read through (they're all linked through in the artist's comments):

The Unhappy SergeantThe migration was about to begin.
It was strange, it was the first time it had happened for the new Allied Herds, going from Gumtree Hollow out to the summer grazing of Westhaven. Before, last Spring, they had already been at Westhaven, Gumtree Hollow too broken and battered after the great battle to be occupied to the end of the winter. Now, they had spent the Autumn and Winter in sheltered, quiet groves, the Stormbringers standing above them on the peak and protecting them from the storms.
Tzilan had stood with the Stormbringers. What else could he have done? To have a fawnling some saw as a storm incarnate not standing with them against the hurricane seemed… counterintuitive.
Now, though, he stood with the herd; with the King and the nannies and the storytellers, preparing for the long journey that would take them to the sweet grasses of Westhaven. Of course, not all would come. The elderly would not manage the journey, and many would be happiest for their bones to rest


Now, the herd is no doubt aware that he's gone missing in a sudden and mysterious storm - but they may not know that he's dead. 

I'm looking for an Allied Herds scout or soldier to find Tzilan's somewhat charred and battered corpse.


It will be at the bottom of a cliff and burnt as he was struck by lightning. He will have no mane or tail, as the clouds that made them up will have been 'taken back' by the storm. His body will have been fairly badly mangled by the fall, and he will not be a pleasant sight to see.

You'll need to post an RP - either an image or text - where your character finds the body. Please do not do this until I have explicitly told you that I've chosen your character!

Said soldier or scout also needs to be happy to do an RP with me as they'll need to relay the news not just to the herd in general, but also to Tzilan's mate Roxanne

So, if you have a soldier or scout who wants to make a grisly and unsettling discovery, comment here or drop me a note - I'll let everyone know once I've made a decision :D

Skin by femalefred

Deviantartist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 8, 2015, 5:06 AM
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    ELEVEN YEARS. I had to check that. But that's a long time.

  2. What does your username mean?
    Someone called fred who is female. While I am female, my name isn't actually Fred (it's Rosie, for those of you who're interested), and the reasons for the name are lost in the mists of memory, because it's been my screenname since I was about 11.

  3. Describe yourself in three words.
    Patient, hard working, thoughtful

  4. Are you left or right handed?
    Right handed

  5. What was your first deviation?
    Sun burn by femalefred
    I still feel the same way about sunburns

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
    Honestly? Watercolour or acrylic paintings. I just don't really have a suitable workspace at home so I don't do them very often :(

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
    Woodcarving

  8. What was your first favourite?
    For Catnipbeech by synnabar

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    Mostly slightly surreal digital artwork

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
    I just adore the incredible landscapes by Fel-X and for beautifully anatomically correct birds in slightly odd settings harpyja can't be beat

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
    TigressDesign and I keep talking about meeting up and I'm sure we will at some point. I'd love to hang out with mule-deer as well, but it'll be slightly harder given that she's on another continent :ohnoes:

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
    Many deviants have made my life happier. TigressDesign mule-deer Niur-Tarow oxpecker Cactus-sis are just some of them - whether they know it or not, they've made tough times easier and easy times more fun :)

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
    For preference - paper and watercolours, but mostly it's actually my laptop, my intuos pen & touch, and an ancient version of Photoshop

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
    I love sketching in museums - but really the most inspirational place is my house just after I've got home, and the colours and light have all worked their way into my head somehow!

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
    When the first traditional piece that I'd posted to dA in years got a positive reception :XD: I know this is a small thing, but I was incredibly wary of putting my traditional work up in my gallery because ever since I moved to digital, my digital things got a much better response.



Skin is by femalefred. Also the cats belong to femalefred - do not try to steal them please D:


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More information for you now that the breeding is official! This baby is the fawn from this breeding:
Rainy Daydream by femalefred
So yes.. he's the reason that Tzilan is dead :ohnoes:

Hello lovely people!

I am breeding a fawn this rut, and I have thus far struggled to come up with a design that I like for him. As a result, I thought I'd throw it open to the fawnlings community to design him!

He will be a 

Sooty Bay Restricted Fawn


He is also the cause of Tzilan's death and going to be a born adept - hooray!

As a prize for my favourite I'm offering a commission of any one of your characters, fawnling or not :D

This contest will be open until 31st August 2015

Make sure you use the Official Fawnling Fawn Design Lines for your entry, and then either just comment on this journal or send it to me in a note to enter!

I'll put all of the various entries on the journal so you can see them all as well :D

GOOD LUCK :dummy:

Entries

Sooty bay restricted fawn design by ComplacentFool
Sooty bay restricted fawn design 2 by ComplacentFool
Fredbaby by TigressDesign
SootyBay1 by IthilFaer
SootyBay2 by IthilFaer
Fred Fawn by LaughingHeron

Skin by femalefred

He didn’t know how long he’d been running now, but he had to draw it away; away from the herd, away from Illyrica, away from her. It was his fault - his weakness had brought it down upon them and now all he could do was run as he had done so many, many years before.

It had been a mistake - he had never meant it to happen - but her warmth and her scent! It had been too much; he should have waited, he shouldn’t have told her, he should have told her before or after or never at all but he should not have told her then, when every fibre of his being had wanted her and she had wanted him and now it was too late for anything because the deal was broken and the storm had come.

There was no voice, no warning: they had lain asleep together and had been woken by the sudden crashing of thunder - lightning striking - fire, screaming - the scattering of hooves on the mountainside - the noise of his coming death…

He had known then. It was coming for him. He had betrayed it, broken its trust, and it would not allow this to stand; this was no gentle summer breeze, no winsome zephyr: this was the storm, this was the hurricane he had pretended he could master and now it came for its share of the bargain.

His magic was useless against it. It was his magic, turned against him by the spirit of death and chaos; he had betrayed it and the storm did not forgive. The thunder was its laughter as it watched this foolish stag try to escape; as it watched the traitor flee - he could not flee, the storm was everywhere, was everything.

He faltered, his body failing; lightning struck behind him and he struggled on, hooves scattering on the slick path: they had no purchase, no grip… no ground.

The mountain fell away.

The lightning arced.

The storm took its payment.


The Payment

featuring Tzilan 

mentions of Roxanne and Illyrica

Autumn, Year 762 of the New Age

Windborne, The Sorghum Peaks


Goodbye, Tzilan.

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Hello good folk!

So, as you may be aware, Tzilan is dead. If you're not, start with the RP below and read through (they're all linked through in the artist's comments):

The Unhappy SergeantThe migration was about to begin.
It was strange, it was the first time it had happened for the new Allied Herds, going from Gumtree Hollow out to the summer grazing of Westhaven. Before, last Spring, they had already been at Westhaven, Gumtree Hollow too broken and battered after the great battle to be occupied to the end of the winter. Now, they had spent the Autumn and Winter in sheltered, quiet groves, the Stormbringers standing above them on the peak and protecting them from the storms.
Tzilan had stood with the Stormbringers. What else could he have done? To have a fawnling some saw as a storm incarnate not standing with them against the hurricane seemed… counterintuitive.
Now, though, he stood with the herd; with the King and the nannies and the storytellers, preparing for the long journey that would take them to the sweet grasses of Westhaven. Of course, not all would come. The elderly would not manage the journey, and many would be happiest for their bones to rest


Now, the herd is no doubt aware that he's gone missing in a sudden and mysterious storm - but they may not know that he's dead. 

I'm looking for an Allied Herds scout or soldier to find Tzilan's somewhat charred and battered corpse.


It will be at the bottom of a cliff and burnt as he was struck by lightning. He will have no mane or tail, as the clouds that made them up will have been 'taken back' by the storm. His body will have been fairly badly mangled by the fall, and he will not be a pleasant sight to see.

You'll need to post an RP - either an image or text - where your character finds the body. Please do not do this until I have explicitly told you that I've chosen your character!

Said soldier or scout also needs to be happy to do an RP with me as they'll need to relay the news not just to the herd in general, but also to Tzilan's mate Roxanne

So, if you have a soldier or scout who wants to make a grisly and unsettling discovery, comment here or drop me a note - I'll let everyone know once I've made a decision :D

Skin by femalefred

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Ace118 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Did you see this? Your a princess? I mentioned you in a comment but not sure if it worked :( some times it does and other times it shows up saying its worked when really it has not
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femalefred Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't see it unfortunately :( But thanks for sharing it with me here, it's really cute!
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Ace118 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
His horn was hard :D no problem :D he does belong to you but shame my comment tag did not work would you mind popping a comment on the piece so I do not bother you again thinking you have not seen it :D I have memory lapses :D 
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Ace118 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2015
Mentioned in Your a princess? and may draw him in background of image when I draw it :/
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femalefred Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know :)
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Ace118 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
No problem I will find you when I have done image :D
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Shireling-Archer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hello, I recently found, and fell in love with you art, and I was wondering if you might take commissions and what prices would be if you did. Thank you!
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femalefred Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey :D

I am open to commissions - the price depends a bit on what you're after. Did you want to note me what you had in mind and I can give you an idea of prices then?
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Shireling-Archer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Noted :)
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