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Warlords of Devia by Kaiser-Conti Warlords of Devia by Kaiser-Conti
Phew! Another academic year is over and thus i've got 3 entire months of holiday, which probably shall be terribly misused for bumming around....but shhh...

When exams are near, it's the best (and least appropriate) time for pondering about the past experiences. My attention was caught by the former Dreamsquadron/Men of War (v.1.0) rpg...ah those were the days... DEVIA, WHY U GONE D; I WANT U BACK

now a bit more seriously, let's take a look in the pic where some smart-dressed leaders of Devian nations can be seen! I focused only on main faction leaders on the republican side. At the same time, I am fully aware that the whole Devia universum was full of other interesting characters that greatly contributed to the plot, and neglecting them is a great shame. All i can do as a modest compensation is to thank them all.

As for the pic (from left to right):

- :iconradavik: , Colonel, later Brigadier, Benjamin Casey, the Duke of Devonshire, commander in chief of the 61st Marines as well as most British land forces on the isle of Devia. Recipent of the Most Noble Order of the Garter and the Cross of Devia. And organized officer and a gentlaman as well! I'm not sure if i portrayed him as a Colonel or a General lol... blame me...

- :icongeneralvyse: , Admiral sir David Vyse, Recipent of the Most Noble Order of the Garter and the The Most Honourable Order of the Bath as well as the Cross of Devia...and since he has got a large set of military experiences, probably he's the owner of a whole bunch of other decorations, hidden in the drawer... An eccentric but amiable and much-in-demand admiral, unquestionable leader of the so called Republic of Devia, if i'm not wrong the co-creator of Devia.

- le moi again! His Serene Princely Highness, the Dauphin of France, exiled heir to the French throne, (de iure King of France after the execution of Louis XVI in 1793) and I dare to say the most important Frenchman in the Carribean, and commander-in-chief of all royalist troops in the area, stationed there to secure the remnants of French colonial empire both from the British and the filthy French revolutionaries. The Dauphin is also a titular colonel and owner of the Regiment du Dauphin, which uniform he usually wears, additionaly adorned with the Order of the Holy Spirit and the Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece. Not the easiest ally to cope with, master in writing complaints to admiral Vyse on various british officers...

- :iconcdrejohnpauljones: , another co-creator of Devia, commodore John Paul Jones...oh pardon, CHEVALIER John Paul Jones! ;) hero of the American War of Independence, loved by the Americans, usually despised by the English, calling him an ordinary pirate. Recipient of the American Cross of Devia as well as the French l'Institution du Mérite Militaire order. A close friend of admiral Vyse, he never parts with his faithful pipe, as well as with his immortal quote "I have not yet begun to fight!" I based him on the painting by Charles Willson Peale.

Hope you all like it lads! it was really fun to rp with you, pity that it ended so soon.

I used a painting of the Battle of the Nile by Nicholas Pocock and the Battle of Fontenoy by Pierre Lenfant as background pics. As for uniforms I tried to do my own research, but mostly I used pictures from each respective deviant's gallery. First time decided to draw a navy uniform rofl...
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:iconlewisgunner1:
lewisgunner1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Beautiful
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human72 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
ce pic man. Nice pic.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Vyse: "I see a Kake!"
Dauphin: "Non M'sieur c'est un Gateau n'est pas?"
Casey: "Shouldn't cake be spelt with a 'C'?"
Jonesy: "Who needs a cake when you have a pipe?"

I saw this a day or two ago and it is most excellent, I've enjoyed reading the above comments too. I've had your e-mail and I'm not sure what to think, I won't delay judgement much longer as you ought to strike while the Iron is hot.

I was thinking of a British 74, HMS Troutbridge and in addtion one 100man company of marines for land service. My main problem would be finding the time to devote to the forum as I already spend too much time on the Internet.

As for Vyse, as Simon says, the character was killed off, but I did that in a pique of heat and when I was very Angry/Cheesed off. Also, he's my intellectual property so I would do as I please with him, however, a Character called Lt Blackwell comes to mind.

Have you heard of the Character Jack Absolute?
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Haha, Dauphin's quote fits his way of being so much xD but what i joy the most is that you like the pic sir :)

So you're initially interested in the whole matter? Well, it is up to you what character you shall rp as, (but I won't hide it that everyone would be happy to see Vyse, someone really decicated to the common devian identity idea ;) , you would be the best leader of the British! :D If you ain't interested we may ask Casey though )

As for Jack Absolute, well nope never heard of it before, i googled it up when you mentioned it and it's nice that there are new boks covering such topic :) Any particular thoughts on the lad, or suggestions that might help us in our plan to restore Devia? :)
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Scratch that, think smaller, 6th rate - 28 guns.
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multa Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
The sheer idea of RPing a military commander w/a good plot providing some intellectual challenge caught me in awe. RPGs like these are what the world is in dire need of.. My respect for your rendition of the uniforms, too. Looking yummy as ever.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Ah , respect coming from a person being several levels above me means a lot to me, thank you :) as for the rp it was a really developing experience, and after i uploaded this pic there is some stir among other players and fellow deviants. So if we manage to bring it back to life again, feel free to take a look around if you ever feel the need to :)
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! Guessing you took the uniform from each character's personal preference in previous pics? :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Why thanks, I tried to come up to people's expectations and was nervous about their feedback. As for your question, mostly yes. Vyse had a nice pic of his character in full gala which I compared with some paintings of Horatio Nelson. Jones had JPJ depicted in his gallery as well, thank God, because I'd draw him red lapels of a Navy Captain otherwise (as painting of JPJ suggest) There was some problem with Casey's uniform as Vyse drew him a couple of times and there are visible differences. Casey himself preferred a rather manga feel to his character drawings, hence I had to be careful when it came to uniform details. Luckily he seems to enjoy the result, which is a reward in itself :)
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did very well as it matches perfectly to people's designs for their uniforms (even though some of us lacked knowledge back then ;) ) Definitely an excellent rendering of the 4 characters :D
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