As the release date for J.R.R.R. Hardison's epic, Fish Wielder,
approachetththehth*, the swag gets better and better. And if you're lucky enough to be at a convention where J.R.R.R. is, you might stumble your way into this nifty find:
Fish Wielder Character cards! And a nice production they are, too. Slick, wonderfully colored, great-looking mementos of the adventure yet-to-be, they are great portraits of our main protagonists and antagonists.
Our hero, Thoral Mighty-Fist and his faithful companion, Bradfast … the talking koi.
Of Thoral, the card saith Perhaps the strongest, toughest, most mythical fighter in all the mystical world of Grome. His most striking feature is his piercing gaze. So intense is his stare that those on the receiving end often feel the need to look away for fear they'll catch fire.
Well, why … I eyes ya.
The heroine … Nalweegie … looks delicious. And there's a reason.
The elfish warrior princess, in the elfin language, Nalweegie translates as "the Evening Snack". She is so named because to look on her in twilight quells the hunger of one's heart without making one feel overfull, as can happen with a more substantial meal.
You know what would be perfect? If her visage would also be part of 'this' nutritious breakfast.
And, how can be a heroic tale without the villains? The set contains two:
This is Necrogrond:
The mysterious and evil sorcerer. A high priest of the Bad Religion, kidnapper of Princess Nalweegie** and the self-proclaimed nemesis of Thoral and Brad. Oh. He is also immortal.***
As nemesis-proclaiming goes, self-proclaiming saves a lot of time. We approve of the getting-things-done attitude of Necrogrond.
And someone who needs no introduction … but he's getting one because he's a silent type … The Heartless One:
The scarlet-robed and mostly silent leader of the Bad Religion and the mastermind of the plant to find the lost Pudding of Power. By eating it, the Heartless One hopes to bring the peoples of the magic world of Grome to their knees.
Talk about eating like you mean it. I hope it comes with a MSDS.
The art is by Herb Apon (who drew the FW
cover art), the coloring is by Dan Jackson (who worked with JRRRH on The Helm
) and the silly is 100% Jim. Each card has the above descriptions and a QR code on the back, so you can sail away to where-ever that takes you in the online world of Fish Wielder.
And if you were lucky enough to go to Emerald City ComicCon, you may have run across Jim and he's probably given you one. If he offers you one, it's our hearty recommendation to accept … and join the school of afishonados waiting for this work to come out.
The world of Fish Wielder
on line is best accessed though FW
's site here: http://www.fishwielder.com/
, which has as much as you need to know about the whole spree, and should keep you wanting some more.
Two fins up, so far.
* ththththhthth. Thththth.
** Booo, hisss!!!!
*** So, there's that.