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Richard Pilling

My Portfolio

This section showcases some of the best work I've done while I've been building up my portfolio.

 

Mysthia, the Wretched Siren

While ships were still in use, Sirens used their voice to lead pirates and sailors alike to their untimely deaths, only to pillage the wreckages for supplies soon afterwards. But since the advent of gargoyles as a new form of travel, the Sirens used their voices only for no ships to turn up, and thus supplies were few and far between (for a while, they had to rely on the Ocean of Shipwrecks and took solace in what little supplies they found). One by one, most of them would perish while one would become wretched and mutated under The Curse of Abominations; Mysthia developed a blood curdling scream that would stun its victims, leaving them open for an attack by her long sharp claws (that could open up the most protected of travellers), while still keeping a melodic voice that can draw humans towards it.


Upon discovery, Mysthia is seen lurking around a pile of corpses and a pool of blood, suggesting that it has turned to organic beings in order to survive. While Sirens were a very common sight, very few can be heard from even kilometres away, suggesting that a low number of Sirens have adapted to their new predicament. They appear to be on the verge of extinction.

Koloss, the Great Gorger

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Compared to other Gorgers (grotesque abominations with abdominal mouths, long girths for arms and abdomens that hang down to their knee caps), Koloss is twice the size and weight due to an insatiable appetite for organic beings and inanimate objects. He was said to have been a giant guardian of Colossus (a giant cylindrical structure built to house most of Keljo’s inhabitants, which is also a centre of trade, medical research and warfare) before mutating and turning against the one thing he was meant to protect; his size and insatiable appetite would cause major damage to Colossus and result in the destruction of the Temple of Azuloch.

Specimen 13

Specimen 13 is an experimental subject who lurks around an old abandoned hospital warehouse during the 1960s. 

The story revolves around a lead surgeon named Dr Bram, who suddenly became twisted and began mutating near-death war victims into Specimens, which instead makes for horrifying results. Specimen 13 was one of the early subjects; originally a war veteran with severe breathing problems and boils around his body (due to being exposed to the many toxins that linger in the battlefield), he was experimented on with the intention of gaining super strength ability, only for his body to become hideously deformed in the process. Many years later, Specimen 13 was accidentally released and directed into the warehouse; where the main protagonist tries to make his escape...

Vitalis, the Queen of Terra

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While living in seclusion within the Capital of Terra, Vitalis was captured and taken to the Tower of Abominations, where she was experimented on and transformed into an Earth Elemental that had tree bark limbs with vines protruding from them. Upon her release, she returned to Terra only to discover that it had faced its burning demise and fallen into ruins, but with her immense powers, it eventually became infested with moss, writhing vines, giant stalks and other poisonous plantations, turning the ruins of Terra into a deathtrap for other bystanders.

Insectum

During the War against the Abominations, those within Ethereal Peaks (a place of solitude where the inhabitants developed their spirituality) sought to remain in seclusion but needed protection so they could live out life in peace, leading to the creation of Insectum, who stood guard within the Botanical Gardens with the sole purpose of protecting the Ethereal Peaks from the abominations. However, an interdimensional crisis later occurred within the Peaks – where the lines between the physical and spiritual realms blurred – shifting the focus away from controlling Insectum and The Flora; after going untended for many years, the Insectum attacked anyone on sight, making the path towards the Ethereal Peaks a perilous journey.