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The Story Thus Far
Being a ward of the church and a warrior of god is complicated enough without being an atheist.
Set in a fantasy world, Gestalt explores a realm where the Western continent, divided into separate fiefs, has been united by religion, and sometimes the Church and the people have to tiptoe around each other to get things done right.
One of the younger wards of the church, dubbed "Hiero Eliseo" by the priests, came to the church for its guidance and protection, but as he grows older, he begins to learn there's more to the church than protection, and there's more to life than the church.
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Contains: fantasy, action/adventure/, mild humor, occasional drama, anatomical correctness, and sometimes no "real right answer".
Warning: content within this comic do not necessarily reflect all opinions, thoughts, and views of its authors.Top
lautremonde is an artist versed in a number of different mediums, ranging from waterpainting, digital painting, pencil and paper, pen and paper, and, well, probably more artistic mediums than this writer knows exists. For all intents and purposes of this comic, however, she is purely a digital artist who does her paneling, sketching, and finalizing on Photoshop rather than by hand, though sometimes she plans for panels on things like the backs of envelops and napkins.
lautremonde isn't limited to the drawing, using her art to fill in details left out in the writing process, for instance, details of the settings, character appearances, the climate, the culture, and the fashion. Not to mention, the concept of Gestalt was, in fact, originally her idea before the writer took and ran away with it.
Yarochisai has been writing since she was in kindergarten, but that was because she had to learn her ABCs eventually. She first took writing seriously in middle school where she wrote this craptastic story that wasn't at all very good. It was through fanfiction that she met her artist who was, at the time, her editor. Yarochisai is currently patting herself on the back for, out of all the people she could have had edit her work, managing to pick one that turned out to be an artist. After years of one-night stands and little flings with a number of ideas, Yarochisai found an interest in one of lautremonde's ideas and took off with it, creating Gestalt.
And then lautremonde began to illustrate the scenes I wrote of her story, which wasn't too big a deal until she suggested that we actually post the pages, and now Yarochisai is going to have to up her game. No more one-night stands with hordes of ideas for her. This writer is now officially monogamous.
THE STORY THUS FAR
The Drought of Baal
When an uncharacteristically lengthy drought strikes the countryside, the Church of Andros sends out its most reliable paladin, Sir Alicalus, to investigate the source of the drought at ground zero, the town of Baal, a small community where the presence of sorcery had been detected.
Assigned to aid Alicalus in his duty are Hiero, Ramese, Hipon, and Garn, the four paladins-in-training sent by the Church in order to experience field work first hand.
When our current protagonists arrive in the town of Baal, they find the villagers gaunt, dehydrated, and hungry, but nonetheless, happier than one could imagine in a state like theirs. Why? Because the culprit has already been apprehended.
And he's a little smaller than they expected.Top