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Mouse Guard: Barkstone part 1 by dire-musaera Mouse Guard: Barkstone part 1 by dire-musaera
Started playing Mouse Guard with some friends. Our first mission we had a bit of trouble getting into as it was the first time role playing for myself and Spark.

Here's what happened:

Our first mission as a team sent us to Barkstone, Whitney's home town.

We were sent to deliver mail to Barkstone but when we got there the town was flooding due to a beaver dam that had recently been built on the near by river. The late summer rains had caused the river to overflow.

Looters were taking advantage of the chaos and so Whit and her colleague 'Bison' attempted to trick the looters into loading the cart with the things they had stolen. Things didn't go to plan and they were forced to engage the looters in battle.

The rains continued to fall and the town was flooding rapidly. Bison rejoined the efforts to evacuate the town while Whitney went on a personal mission to rescue her mother, Dumpling Loafy, the village bakery and pastry chef.
Whitney waded and eventually swam towards the village centre where the town bakery stood. Only it's chimney was still visible.

Whit's childhood home was underwater, unable to access the door, she pounded a window with the butt of her crossbow. The glass work was solid and it took many blows before the window gave in. Whit swam through the water, murky from the flour that her mother used to bake. Visibility was nil and Whit's lungs ached for air as she flailed in the muck. Finding the fabric of her mother's apron, Whit heaved and swam for the surface.

However, her efforts were for naught. Whitney's attempts at reviving Dumpling Loafy failed. Whitney's mother was dead.


Yes... my Mother died on my first mission.
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patronise Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
OMG. These inks came up so well.
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Kraden Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dumpling Nooooo!
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The-Russian-Gestapo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Definitely something like Studio Ghibli would do!
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dire-musaera Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This comment after your other comment absolutely killed me.
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The-Russian-Gestapo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope someone performed CPR!

Can we expect more Mouse Guard sequential art?
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dire-musaera Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can post more, though the rest is a lot more sketchy since once we figured out how to play my sketch times during sessions shortened because actions were happening faster.
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carnival Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ah know right.. D: MOUSE GUARD can be HEAVY sum times.. 8'[ omfgh~!


-And AMAAAAZING (not to mention fast-as!) artwork for the games Direz~! :'D these are so atmospheric and awesome~!
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dire-musaera Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too heavy. Kyle will kill everyone I love.
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DarkeAngel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
well sh-*

well, every heroine needs a tragic backstory? maybe?
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dire-musaera Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was gonna play my character really normal, I picked a super average town(everyone else came from wolfepoint and they were all grizzled bad asses).

Both my parents were alive, working class mice.

Then I became a half orphan.
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Mehp Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
D: noes

Your animal character drawing style is nice.
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dire-musaera Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I referenced the original artists stuff pretty heavily. The mice are pretty easy to get a feel for since they are pretty much blobs.
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ruzkin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
:(
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