Demon of neglect and escapism. The embodiment of shirking one’s duties, avoiding reality, and deliberate self-distraction. Abilities are gilding and sugarcoating.
Tengcel Schiltrome was the crown prince of a nation on a wartorn planet. Unable to sit down and handle the duties that came with the post, Tengcel ignored their obligations, listlessly whiling their days away with confectionery, sports, and other distractions. In the end, Tengcel was poisoned by officials from their own nation, in hopes that someone more suitable would inherit the throne.
Anise Uanvorstellung has been possessed since birth. They have been constantly tempted by Tengcel to eat candy, play games, and divert themselves in general. As a result, their grades are poor, and they rarely complete anything, whether it be chores or their own projects. Anise loathes their demon, convinced that it is the root of all their troubles.
As time passes, Tengcel’s guilt at failing their task becomes unbearable. They distract their host less and less; nevertheless, Anise’s capacity for determination is severely stunted. Eventually Tengcel confides in Anise their past life and sole regret. After some consideration, a pact is formed.
Anise’s desire: the ability to focus completely on something at will
Tengcel’s desire: to reclaim the title of crown prince and unify their planet
Cupboards of Neglect, accessible by a wheel to the shoulder (get it … shoulder to the wheel … ahahaha … ), which is worn as an earring when not in use
- one gilded sugar circlet, proof of royalty
- one vial pendant that generates focusing syrup, which can be ingested
The host can turn any part of their body into sugar syrup. Repeated coatings solidify into a very hard but brittle and heavy crystal, which can be liquified at will, absorbed, and recoated. Host can also gild said extensions to prevent against water damage.
- Best for compact extensions like hammers, knives etc
- Very bad for spindly extensions, like fingers, which crack
- Long distance extensions are super heavy and Anise’s a wimp
- Water will melt extensions
- Host can spread a thin layer of gold over sugar extensions; however, there’s a limited amount of gold
Anise is very much a self-insert. Tengcel is a manifestation of my own tendency to seek out amusement and avoid what really matters (I’m a horrible procrastinator).
Tengcel is an anagram of “neglect”. Schiltrome is based on “sheltron”, which is apparently the etymological precursor of “to shelter”.
Essential oil of the anise plant is sometimes used in licorice candy. Uanvorstellung is based on “wahnvorstellung”, which is the German translation for “delusion”.
This was incredibly fun to do, and also probably the most concentrated art effort I’ve made all summer. Good luck to everyone participating!
a little sketch for the grand opening of the DrawingAid blog! you should check them out
OFF tarot card work!
i will never be done with the major arcana! (some of these already need to be retouched) still have to plan the minor arcana! k i l l m e
expect the entire set to be done by … hopefully the end of this summer :8
11-dimensional shotgun. coming soon to your universe. in select 11-d cinemas only
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