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EQUIRA: Monseer + Monsters

The Monseer and Monsters of Equira

As beautiful and expansive Equira’s many environments are, they are as richly varied in danger and the surreal.  The human populations within the regions are relatively small compared to the diverse and often tumultuous population of monsters who also inhabit the landscape.
Fortunately, not all monsters are malicious towards humans, and others still are invaluably close companions.  This close relationship with monster kind has been a part of life in Equira for a millennia and there isn’t a human alive, or dead, who has not come in contact or been influenced in some way by monsters.  The majority of human civilians run their lives around agriculture, trade, architecture, politics, and many other seemingly monster-free lifestyles – though they all owe their well being and general livelihood to monsters and the people who work directly with the creatures.  These people are known as the Mons
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EQUIRA: Zoh + Magic
Zoh and Magic
"Zoh" as it is often called in Equira, is an ancient term that translates roughly with "the use of magic, spiritual energy, and ability."  The source of Zoh is a person or monster's spirit; it should be noted that Humans and Monsters differ in their ability to use the sometimes elemental magic abilities.
All monsters have Zoh; and the type of Zoh is always identical to each member of a specific species - though may be vastly different between even species of the same Blood Type.  Monsters may have one or two types of Zoh, and often the two types are used simultaneously.  Sometimes the combination can create an effect that overcomes one or even both types' natural weaknesses.  The same can be true for increasing the weakness of its own effect.  Some species of monsters have a greater ability to use their Zoh than others; it may be as massively different between species as to be part of its own lifestyle, or only used when in certain conditions.
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Hi Chil'ren! 
I haven't been pumpin out as much art lately because I've been working on the comic! As of today, the prologue (15 pages) and first chapter (61 pages! It's a pilot chapter lol) have been made into rough copies! Yay! And Book One (24 chapters), Book Two (26-ish chapters) have been drafted. :D It's exciting!  

So here's where I could use some advice; I don't personally know any comic creators so I want to know what you guys think: Do you think chapters are roughed out for an entire book, THEN made into final versions? Or is each chapter made rough, made into final versions, then next chapter made rough, then final, and so forth?  I'm asking because I don't plan on producing an entire book and hoping to get a publisher to pick it up right away - I wanted to start off as a webcomic where a page or two is updated weekly while I work on the comic as a whole.
I mean omg I would LOVE to find a publisher for this, but I figure that I need to complete an entire book first before anyone would be interested in giving me some kind of contract.
This opens up other dilemmas: I don't know what (good) publishers there are I could bug about this project.  But that's for me to worry about... AND I don't know how to build a website.  Like at all.  I tried the whole "Dummies" approach but it was still over my head, so I'm dumber than a dummy, clearly.  I have the layout and the graphics all ready but ehhh... yeah.  I might be able to hire someone to put the bones of one together, or I'll go take a course at a community college or something, haha!

Some potential changes: OKAy so, this may be a trivial thing but the "City" Region name has always bothered me. Each region is meant to be a biome of sorts, and a city is hardly natural.  I mean yeah, a lot of its landscape is currently over-industrialized, but the Region name doesn't represent its -original- state ("City Region" could be a nickname for how it is).  So here's what I'm thinking: Since the City Region initially produced its energy on coal and switched to mining Lightning Glass from the Thunder Mines in its mountain ranges.. It's a pretty rocky place.  What if its name was switched to "Mountain Region", then the actual Mountain Region in the frozen north with all the snow and mountains and tundras had its name changed to "Arctic Region" ?  Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated!!! ;w;

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Sam Taylor
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
I'm a lady, despite popular assumptions. I draw sometimes, but not as often as I'd like.. usually making monsters and stuff. I like to tell stories and I would like to have the time and money to put into a comic series eventually!

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The-Unknown-Being Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Hey Narsilion, just want to say happy 1st day of summer.
Next month in July I'm taking out my account to start over.
We don't chat much through out the years but it was good talking to you.
So take care. <3
Narsilion Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thank you!
Oh no are you leaving?? Or are you just making a new account? No we don't talk hardly but when you pop in to say hello it's always nice! Sad to see you go if you're leaving. You take care too! ^^
Swag-Beetles Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need for there to be an equira masterpost, its getting hard to remember all the blood types and zoh types. The regions, crests, and capitols haha
And when the Guardians are all revamped i'd love to buy that Art book!
Narsilion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A masterpost! Like one big image with the basics? I don't even know where the basics end tbh.. If you know how to make an effective masterpost, let me know - sometimes in my idiocy I forget what Equira's lore and facts must look like from someone NOT in my head. D: 
A quick cheat I use when I go braindead and forget number of zoh/blood types/regions is the magic number in Equira is 12... 12 Zoh, 12 Regions, 12 blood types. It doesn't describe what each of them are though.
And the art book! I'm trying to figure out how to best make it like a big companion/data book too. Explaining the so-called basics of the Guardians, Regions and the culture of people who live there, the Temples, Wild monster "catching", beliefs/religions/cults, the Zoh magics and abilities, etc.  Like I said though, it's hard when to know where to stop because it all feels important. XD
Swag-Beetles Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahah yeah its a lot to cover! It doesnt have to be an image with everything on it. Maybe just a journal with all of the deets. Or maybe just a few posts with a different theme. You could have a zoh post, a regions post, a bloodtypes post etc breaking it up into little pieces like that. Or just a list of everything with like a little 1-2 sentence blurb about all the little things!
Narsilion Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
workin on it!
The-Unknown-Being Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
Hey Narsilion, it's been a while so I like to say... Happy Valentine's Day!<3
Narsilion Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
aw thank you!!!!
Ion80 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Birthday cake  icon 
Narsilion Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you !
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