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A MONTH AT ROARSTAIR LAKE by Rafael-Domination A MONTH AT ROARSTAIR LAKE by Rafael-Domination
Presto! Voila! Kaboom! Behold my entry for the Summer Vacation Contest over at :iconoc-artists:

Download for full size! :D

Yes, I know the style is super-simplified, and I got lazy on the shading.

Edit: felt like the right side was a little empty/unbalanced. I added an extra section just for kicks, and also to make the journal entry make more sense.





Here be the OC's involved:

Joshua 'The Triumvirate' Dsiorpov, AKA: :iconrafael-domination: [link]
Brandon 'The Dreamer' Benevides, AKA: :iconkethwef: [link]
Allen 'Unanimusa' Pryor, AKA: :icontwintale: : [link]
Tina 'Strider Doodle' Strelka, AKA: :iconstrider-tina: : [link]
Adam ‘The Dragon’ Cero, AKA: :iconwyvern-1: : [link]
Jae 'The Chimera' MacGillebrath
, AKA: :iconquantum-kid: : [link]
Nathanial 'War Magister' Birchfield, AKA :iconbootymcboots: : [link]
'Grey', AKA :iconbigocom: : [link]
'Epsilon Star', AKA: :iconstar-sapphire-light: [link]
Jean-Philippe ‘The Awakened’ Boucher, AKA: :iconeldrahzak: [link]

Grim Renaissance Setting and Concept owned by me, including but not limited to the Grim Aesthetics and subsequent Techniques, Neighboring Renaissances, Renaissance Lineages, Renaissance Guilds and Renaissance Institutions, the Artist's Prerogative, as well as the Roarstair Lake. Identities and Personal Biographies belong to the Artists portrayed.

This event, i.e. the Vacation, will be non-canon to the webcomic, unless all 10 members agree otherwise.

Also, speaking of 10 members, I forgot to mention that the final member of the Rosters, while having yet to make a formal appearance, has turned up for this piece. Consider it a tiny cameo of sorts.
~ Edit: added the link to his completed profile.

Lastly, random trivia about Roarstair Lake:
- There are about 2000 waterfalls making the steps of the Roarstairs, where this particular place gets its name, and each level of waterfalls can be hundreds of meters high, be nearly a few miles in length before the next drop, and extend for up to several dozen kilometers in terms of breadth.
- Such an overwhelming amount of water is supplied by an immense lake at the top of the stairs, which in turn is fed by a so-called 'Eternal Glacier' whose run off alone provides oceanic amounts of water without so much as a minor decrease in its overall size.
- This Realm is essentially an infinitely-large mountain, with Roarstair Lake at the very top, feeding endless amounts of water to the slopes below that go on forever. Air pressure and gravity, remains constant throughout this realm, which is the case with most Landscaped Domains in the Renaissance, otherwise a mountain with an infinite amount of mass would simply implode under its own gravity. Such is the duty of a Master-Class Landscaper Artist: if one is to create such a place that goes against the laws of nature, one must rewrite nature itself. This is why there is no repetition within such created realms, even though science dictates that in a place measurable by googolplexes (much less a place without measure) there are only so many quantum states possible within a certain space, and past that doppelgangers will occur. All that is thrown out of the window when Imagination, Prerogative and Logic work together.
- A delicacy exists in the woodland areas surrounding the Lake. The Sugargem Orchid is a parasitic plant, but the crystallized chunk of nectar found in its midst is a much-prized ingredient in many Renaissance candies, able to imbue even a lowly sugar mint with vast healing prowess if used correctly.
- If you can catch one, the car-sized catfish within the lake are excellent grilled or steamed, served with herbs and a salad.
- Furboar Mice are extremely protective of their young, not just physically, but emotionally. If you scoff at how they resemble a cross between a pom-pom and a pair of nun-chucks, you can be sure an irate Furboar parent will run you down and give you a good thrashing. If befriended, however, they make glad steeds for hiking up the waterfall cliffs; despite their pudgy constitution and easily-upset demeanor, they are excellent mountaineers.




Well, here goes nothing! :D
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:iconlow-lighter:
Low-Lighter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
wwooooooooooo :iconfoxxdplz: YEAAAAAAAA I'mma fastest!
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck yeah! :D
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Low-Lighter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
:iconcatscratchplz: spleeeeee!
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I remember the many times I went fishing in my childhood...

...never caught a damn fish in my life. But I enjoyed myself. XD
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you tried the salmon farms? :D
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
This was down in Florida, so no.

Funny story, actually. One of the lakes I tried was basically infested with carp after some poor fool released it as a baitfish. Apparently the camp claimed it would rename itself after anyone that managed to catch a carp. To my knowledge, that hasn't happened.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magic Carp?

Also, is it true that the Snakeheads down at the U.S. are good eating, and the government doesn't mind if people drive them to extinction because they're not supposed to be there in the first place?
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Magikarp! :iconmagikarpplz: (Seriously, no.)

I've heard that they are, but I'm not sure about the extinction bit. I think it's the same deal with deer: there's a quota to hunt, or whatever, to keep the population from getting too big.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I heard that the Asian Snakehead was an invasive species that the government wants to eliminate, and it just so happens that species has one fatal flaw: being rather tasty.
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I wouldn't know, I haven't tried it myself. For some reason, eating a venomous reptile doesn't sound like a good idea. :P

Then again, that's why such meals are considered delicacies, isn't it?
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, no, Snakehead isn't a reptile. It's a ravenous fish that destroys entire ecosystems, and when it's done with a river, it can travel via land to another body of water to consume all life therein.
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Strider-Tina Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That's a REALLY big fish...

:'D
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And one absent-minded fisherman. >___<
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:iconbigocom:
bigocom Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Hehe, big fish.
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:iconrafael-domination:
Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes you wonder who's catching who. :D
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Star-Sapphire-Light Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahhhh, this is adorable and awesome. And as always, impressive and well executed! :3
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, thank you, milady! :D
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BootyMcBoots Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love that super goofy smile on my face and my peace sign. That is exactly how I have my picture taken.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well now...what a neat coincidence! :D
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Eldrahzak Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT!

that is awesome! ^^

And I absolutely love the cameos! =D

making such awesome filled picture must have taken a lot of dedication, but the result is just too great!

(agree for cannon!)
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but it was rather rushed, only for me to find out that the person in charge of the group is extending the deadline by a few more days.

Ah well.

Thanks for the support, good sir! :D
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Eldrahzak Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(The extra section is also pretty nice! ^^)
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I couldn't help but feel it needed something on the right. :D
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Chojin-Kyoudo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
If only i had been on board for roster 1 ;_; Hahaha awesome peice of work XD
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:iconrafael-domination:
Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No sweat. :D

I still have more than enough to juice to make Collection 2's Vacation a blast. :D
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Chojin-Kyoudo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
i look forward to the possibility with great anticipation
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:iconrafael-domination:
Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As do I. :D
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bigocom Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Aw, look at Grey being social for a change. Really good job on this.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For the most part. I tried to stick to his character by having him pass on certain activities, like the waterfall-surfing for example. :D

Thanks for the support, good sir! :D
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bigocom Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Yeah, the way he was settled far behind in the waterfall-surfing scene was spot on that note. Seeing you draw him more than once is giving me an itch to draw him myself!
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, why not! :D
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Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you crying? WHAT KIND OF RIVAL ARE YOU?
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm hanging on to dear life; I was not able to get on my board properly before it took off. But I also don't want to lose the race. If I let go, the impact with the water is going to sting. If I come to a stop, and get on properly, it will be too late to catch up. So, I'm forced to tumble down 2000 massive waterfalls for the sake of bragging rights.

Yes, I'm an idiot, but you already knew that. :D
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Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why can't you be more like like the terria guard! you make me sick! whenever we fight the guard they...well..they run away....

....

ok shutting up.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If they were a DnD Character:

Tierra Guard: -1000% ATK, DEF and XP vs humans, + 1000% ATK, DEF and XP vs non-humans.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll start hiding comments to prevent spoilers for now...
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Very imaginative and expressive. And everyone's so expressive and lively! I hope this gets one of the top looks, at least an honorable mention.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I do too! If I get really intimidated, I might add a hiking and natural-show scene. :D

Thanks for the support! :D
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I think we might want to see that anyway. X3
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I get the time this week, sure! :D
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Galm03 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, river surfing, for the win!!! :iconheadbangplz:
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to mention leaping off the waterfalls at breakneck speeds. :D
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Galm03 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconmanlytearsplz: epic...
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Galm03 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
X3 welcome!
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FireBlazeDragon5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, that looks like so much FUN!!!
I'm envious.
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