I might be busy with a Brickfair Build, but my minifigs continue to grow. Let me introduce a very special character:
Wolf Queen Mav, Leader of the Deepvale Pack and close ally of the Lenarian Elementalists.
First off, huge thanks to Scorp for producing the torso decals. The torso is the Savior's Hide Cuirass from Skyrim:
The waist cloth is from Arealight Customs, vambraces from BrickWarriors, bone spear from BrickWarriors, and shoulder fur from a modified CapeMadness cape. When designing her, I wanted kind of a wild look, but one that still seemed akin to that of a ruler. Oh, I almost forgot, the leg decals are actually from the hanging bits of the torso decal. I needed something for the legs, but didn't feel like trying to Brasso or paint a pair of CMF Barbarian legs. Anyways, I really like how she turned out. The only additional detail I would love to add is a scar on the face. But hey, I gotta make due with what I have available. She should have a werewolf form, but LEGO has not produced a white werewolf yet... I am highly considering commissioning one.
So, design details aside, time for me to rant a bit about some lore and stuff.
A while back, I mentioned that the Titan of Light, Leik, held an aspect of Nature called Firisnar. Well, long ago, he created great forests across the world, along with many of the creatures that dwell within them. He was also responsible for the creation of werewolves. Yes, that's right, being a werewolf is actually a blessing of a great being. Werewolves were the original guardians of the great forests. When aligned with Firisnar, they were bigger, faster, and stronger. Their fur also carried magic tattoos which provided some form of magic abilities to help them. Everything was great, until the eruption of chaos, which caused some of them ditch the forest, which ended up leading to the destruction of one great forest and the partial destruction of another. The werewolves that left, lost their forest blessing and became a nuisance to mortal kind, specifically in the west. This basically created a great division among the werewolves, which has remained unknown to mortal kind. Two factions arose, the Deepvale Pack, the last guardians of the forest, and the Bloodclaw Pack, the renegade werewolves. So where does Mav fit in?
Born to the previous Deepvale Alpha, she grew up learning of the stories of old. Where many once stood in the forest's defense, now few remained. As the years passed, the Deepvale Alpha was eventually slain by the Bloodclaw Alpha. Rather than letting her pack fall, she took the mantle as the Alpha. Some openly challenged her, but found her to be much stronger than the others. Under her rule, the pack gradually began to grow and reduce the numbers of the Bloodclaw Pack. She swiftly became known for her prowess in battle. Eventually she found herself befriending Knight Edorin Gwyn, who was also seeking to put an end to the Bloodclaws. They don't always see eye to eye (especially with him being a werewolf hunter), but her role as a forest guardian and pack leader frequently keep her away from hunting the renegades. She still rules to this very day. Those who join the Deepvale Pack have learned much from her regarding the history of werewolves and their true purpose.
Despite the unhappy look on the minifig (I needed a face that said do not @#$% with me), Mav is actually a really laid back person. She is also the only white werewolf in existence; the other was slain by Edorin (don't worry, he was kind of a bastard anyway). She is also ends up becoming a good friend of the Princess of Ankora. I'd dive more into her entire story, but like many figs before, that would take up way too much time.
Maybe I should have my own section in writing... hmm...
Anywho, hope you enjoyed seeing this fig! It was a real blast to make her, and I'm already in the process of making and updating several more figs.
Decals by Saber-Scorpion
C&C is always welcome and appreciated!!!