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Witch Paladin - Reference by Lomebririon Witch Paladin - Reference by Lomebririon
An entry for ~DragonScholar's 'Class Act' contest!

This took SUCH a long time to finish, I'm glad I started early or I couldn't have possibly finished this. :o Anyway, my entry for the Contest was created using the Class/Profession Generator.

There's not much I can say that isn't on the picture, but I'll try to add a couple of tidbits for the verbose. :P

-- Witch Paladin Extras --

:bulletblue: Witch Paladins use a combination of swordsmanship and magic to aid them in their quests.

:bulletblue: There are both male and female Witch Paladins.

:bulletblue: Sometimes they travel alone, but mostly they travel in small groups; with each member of the group usually employing a different weapon type.

:bulletblue: Witch Paladins live mostly off of the land, but due to the selfless work they do, there is rarely a shortage of people in towns who offer food, accommodation and supplies.

:bulletblue: Intimate relationships between members of a Witch Paladin group are not uncommon, with many groups often having several romantically involved members.

:bulletblue: There is a group of elderly Witch Paladins known as the 'Authority of Prefects', that are charged with the task of training new Witch Paladins, performing ceremonies, maintaining order and resolving issues between existing members.

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That'll do for now I reckon. Hope you like! :D

Cut! Print! That's the one. :XD:

Witch Paladins © *Lomebririon

EDIT: Fixed a spelling mistake and a few problems.
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:iconruneskyr:
Runeskyr Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
I could easily use this to build a pathfinder class. If you would permit, of course.
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Dessinger Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I know that almost all of the comments say the same thing, but this is extremely good! It is setting my mind afire with potential!
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d715 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Sounds like a witcher a bit
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Emy-ai Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Why is her hair under her cloack in the frontal view?
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MilkDaWolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Stunning! Inspired a custom champion for League of Legends. Thank you! =D

Here is a link if you'd like to take a look.
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Justin12313 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I found this when I tried googling "Paladin and Witch" out of curiosity, since I always viewed them as kind of being opposites, and I find this artwork great!
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
As a pagan I love this.
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Ryne62091 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I'm not sure why, but witch paladins remind me of witchers from the Witcher series. Nonetheless, they're both awesome.
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Orlona Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Witch paladins? Really? What next, Cobbler Prostitutes? Buy two and while you doing one of'em another will fix your footwear and vice wersa...
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KeybladeRoxas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
I have to say... This is one of them most bad ass things I have ever seen. Thank you.
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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KeybladeRoxas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Hm... I was wondering... Could I use the name of this for a book I'm writing?
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Sorry, but that name is being used with my expansion upon this world and story!
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MalletMann Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
I was wondering if you could send me the stats? I'm interested.
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   Digital Artist
I would love to, but I never created stats for the class. There were people talking about making them, but I don't know if they ever finished them, as I was never sent a copy. :(

I'd make them myself, but I don't know of anywhere that has guides for doing it. =P
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MalletMann Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
I think it would go great with the Extracts from Pathfinder.
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010   Digital Artist
I don't know much about extracts; but from what I do know, it's kind of a similar concept, just that the potion-mixing elements aren't created magically. :D

That is pretty cool though, magically creating them is like not having to run out of "ammo", as it were. =P
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TrueFianna Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
"Witch Paladin" isn't that kind of an oxymoron, after all Paladins work for the Church to seek out and destroy any that could threaten the Church's Rule. I don't think any Church of Holy order up holds Magic as well other than Wicken (which didn't have Paladins) so? Pluse why is she armored only on her arms and legs, leaves easy opening for gut shot. Plus how would she feel the vials while wearing heavey guantlets, and why mix them in battle when Paladins TANK! Plus Paladins derive from knights which means swordsmanship would be an major part of their training, but archery and other weapons were also trained to peak (and the lance or longspear would be the major weapon considering the sword was only for back up if dismounted or there horse couldn't be used on an enclosed terrain). I'm sorry but your concept of a paladin is very off set.
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010   Digital Artist
I wouldn't call it an Oxymoron, they are different terms, not entirely conflicting terms. If it were something like "Witch Scientist", then we'd be on the right track. I'll bite though.

If we're beating the history horse here, the Paladins historically were commanded by Hruodland, a Lord of the Breton March; then after his death, many believe they were commanded by emperor Charlemagne in the 12th century. They did not seek out and destroy anything threatening the church, but were primarily concerned with the Saracen hordes, which refers to people who inhabited the deserts near the Roman province of Syria.

Not to mention the small fact that many of the recorded Paladins and their 'exploits' are believed to be fictional.

I'm not sure why you think that the Witch Paladins that I created were part of any church. But if we have to do this:

Wicca is typically a duotheistic religion, worshipping a Goddess and a God, who are traditionally viewed as the Triple Goddess and Horned God. These two deities are often viewed as being facets of a greater pantheistic Godhead, and as manifesting themselves as various polytheistic deities. Nonetheless, there are also other theological positions within the Craft, ranging from monotheism to atheism. Monotheism is the belief that only one God exists. If we were to assume that being Christian or Catholic or whatever you're going for here, is not essential to being holy, then why could we not have a holy order in a duotheistic or Monotheistic religion? This would still rely on the idea that they are part of a church. Which they aren't.

You must also remember that this is a work of Fantasy - In this fantasy, the Witch Paladins, this order of altruistic lads and ladettes does in fact hold up magic. The power of imagination in action. They don't work for a church, they would essentially be a group of knights that work for nothing. They are not motivated by religion. They choose to live like that.

Chain mail under corset for protection I'd wager. imagination. This is not a typical Witch Paladin uniform. They can wear whatever armor they wish. Anyway, if she wants to get stabbed, what concern is it of yours?

Paladins Tanking? This feels like a WoWer's logic. Are you trying to mix history with WoW logic here? Knights were heavily armored, but they were in no way sent to "thin the enemy" before the rest of the group did their thing. In large battles, knights were supported by a variety of infantrymen such as bowmen and halberdiers. You think there are historical accounts of knights running in and "tanking" back in medieval times? Many charges were lost because knights rushed in before commands were given and could not fight their attackers. They weren't super-soldiers. Also, the potion thing? it's called "a hole in the tip of your glove'. Imagination. Pretty sure you have one too.

Nowhere does it say that paladins are derived from knights, also I did say that they were trained in the use of several types of weapons. You'd have read that, If you even read the image that is. There is no reason these people wouldn't ride horses or use the other weapons that they're trained in. Some of the concepts in this class were created in the merging of some of the concepts for knights with some Celtic and Gaelic concepts. The sword in question here is more a Claymore - a scottish sword, rather than the standard knight's sidearm. Yet another awesome demonstration of imagination and Fantasy in action!
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katstockton Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice design work. ^_^
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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firasmith Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
No problem'Z =D this is some good work.
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firasmith Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
rhis is kinda cool
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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dudegirl626 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008   Photographer
That's so cool! I really like the Seventh Sanctum contests and I think you should have won Class Act!
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D

I really appreciate that! :) There was a bit of a stink about the winners of that contest. :P
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RedBalfour Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
Thats got to be one of the coolest things I've seen on DA in a long time...
Add to favs :P I'll have to look through the rest of your gallery soon...
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Serinanth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Cool char design!
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Adella Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
This is a REALLY cute design!
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Sol-DeSigner Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Great stuff! If you get a chance I would love some feedback on some of my recent work.

THX Alienated Designer
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insomnical Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Um. :slow:

Can I use this as a template for a character in my D&D campaign? Because this is just.. too cool. :XD:
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008   Digital Artist
I don't see any reason why not, as long as you tell your fellow D&Ders where you got it. :)
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insomnical Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I'd have to have lost my mind to do such a travesty! D:

So it's a good thing I got a leash for it. =D
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chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just about to say how I'd love to see someone write up some usable stats for this class/template.

Any chance you could send that template my way?
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insomnical Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I bet over my spring break I can whip up something! If you have messenger, just give me a nudge. =D
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chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
which messenger? I have Trillian, but it's so far only set up for Yahoo! and AIM, not MSN.
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insomnical Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Yahoo'll work, my sn's simple for it.
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ghost-eye Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Congratulations, you put a fair bit of work into the desighn & it came out very well.
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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DragonScholar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Good news, you were one of our honorable mentions - pretty good as competition was fierce!
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008   Digital Artist
I congratulate the winners, but I have to say that I find it very hard to concur with these results. I can see why an entry like the Clown magic user would have placed, due to the sheer volume of information and presentation given, but it is very difficult to see why the other two would have won out over mine and other entries. They lack proper detailed descriptions and any real referential presentation, the former of which was stressed to be quite important according to the rules of the contest. I can assume that I can once again be given no real reasoning as to the motivation behind the judges choices, nor any real input as to where I went wrong.

I mean, I love entering these contests - they inspire much needed creative direction and ideas that I wouldn't have explored without them, but a few pats on the back just isn't enough to justify the amount of time and effort spent on my entries. I don't even do this purely for the prizes, but it's like every time I enter I feel like I just can't win. With no real reasons or motivation given to justify the rejection I subsequently face, I'm just at a loss as what I can do to stop feeling like there's something that everyone knows that I don't. Is it too dark? Do they favor the artists of the other entries? Did I spend too much time on it? Did they not place me because they think it was easy for me? I can guarantee you, if you pick any entry, I can assure you I spent twice as long as they did on it, so long in fact that it compromised the quality of other pieces of mine that were due soon after.

Should it be this hard to accept that your hard work was trumped by artworks that feel like they had less time spent on them and were less detailed than others, then chosen for reasons that seem to be too important for you to know?
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DragonScholar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
I'm sorry you feel that way, but I have to rely on the judges to make comments and justify their results. Though I'm privy to some information, I'm not privy to all of it.

The methods I use are actually pretty strict - all judges pick their top ten and rank them. Then only those who are picked by all judges enter the final round - and those ranked best in combined ranks win. So even making the final rounds is pretty difficult.

I deliberately avoid questioning or even inquiring very far into the judge's decision to ensure that I am abstract from the results, same reason the judges rotate each time. I never want people assuming somehow that I play favorites - the flipside of that is distance on my part.

It's not easy to accept (I can't think of how many times I've gotten comments on "why-hasn't-X" won) but there is one thing that you mention I should do - Judges should submit commentary as well as their ratings from now on in the contest.

I hope you'll keep entering of course, I find your work delightful.
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008   Digital Artist
It's not like I blame you or anything, I know there's really not much you can do given the amount you distance yourself; It's just a niggling thing when you don't know where you went wrong, even with so much effort.

Though I find it odd that you have no input towards the winners. Since it is your contest, you should probably have some form of say. As highlighted by these results, the judges aren't always unbiased toward a type of entry, since it seems that they mainly favored the simple, cutesy entries this time without taking into consideration the explanations and descriptions.

I'm happy to know that I've given some helpful thoughts. I hope it aids future judges in considering their reasoning.

I will keep entering, since I never seem to be able to resist a good contest. And yours always call for a real flex of the artistic muscles.
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DragonScholar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
I do avoid input towards the winners because I prefer to keep as much distance as possible - I want the results to be more about the artists than "what the guy at Seventh Sanctum wants." If I interfere, or have any say, then it really takes away what I'm aiming for. I just facilitate, it should never be about me because it's really about the creative people.

However, I do agree that there's just not as much useful feedback as there used to be or should be so I'm going to ask for judges to give some feedback with their results.

And stay tuned for some NEW stuff in the next few months . . . ;)
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Lomebririon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008   Digital Artist
It probably does create a few less spiteful emails from enraged patrons. :o I suppose it also helps in the way that it doesn't fall on you then if the judges make misinformed choices. =P

Ooh, looking forward to new stuff. :D
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OakTalon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
DragonScholar is Steven Savage, AKA the guy who created Seventh Sanctum, my FAVORITE website.

Thanks Steven!
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