i just like bodies that contort like this i suppose, hurdurdraws arcady
ruarc’s clan centers around the mythos of the ageless tree, or the tree of fortune, an incredibly large (almost unusually so) yew tree nearer to the forest coast in arcady. though they are nomadic, they tend to select areas where pilgrimage to the ageless tree takes but a few days.
as a rite of passage, children climb the ageless tree to tie a hand-made gift of their own to the tree, usually in accordance to their family’s craft. herbs usually signify well wishes for marriage and health. trinkets left at the bottom of the trunk are usually a merchant’s way of wishing safe passage or better/stabler luck with upcoming trade. the grander or rarer the gift is on the tree, the greater the fortune it is to give.
the clan does not view the tree as a symbol of worship. rather, it is considered the very heart and symbol of the clan. only the noble family is allowed to mark the tree, with predecessors marking dead members to it with their name. if anyone else is caught marking the tree, punishment follows, and depending on the severity/obviousness of the marking might be exulted from the clan. if someone is caught stealing from the tree, the punishment is even greater. members of ruarc’s clan also tend to leave insignificant trinkets to passing yew trees, as well, if they are feeling particularly in need of better luck.
(the surrounding forest is based after the killarney national park, where native irish yews reside en masse. the irish yew tree is also incredibly poisonous, and is strongly associated with immortality and concepts of death. it is unable to poison deer, it can live for a terribly long time, and are generally planted around graveyards. the ageless tree itself is a male tree, so it produces cones instead of berries, which clansmen are allowed to take on their birthdays and tend to carve.draws arcady text
Anonymous asked: what’s this arcady thing i keep seeing? i know it’s not on the list but the character’s look cool.
It’s not on the list because it’s kotaline’s creation! Please go ask her questions about Arcady, it’s such a rad world. The only character I’m in charge of is Ruarc (the green one on the right) and his silly little merchant clan, haha. Alibhe is thesweetprince’s.draws arcady worldbuilding wednesday kotaline thesweetprince
pretty deer man based on this sugoi outfit… ah… kota-sama must be so prouddraws arcady kotaline
life’s hard when you’re slowly turning into plantlife foot-up and you just thought it was frostbitedraws arcady
wow Rude Tumblr it didnt upload the gif rite
still a reaction to alibhe
edit: OMG WHY click thru for higher size… . .arcady draws kotaline seizure seizure warning thesweetprince tw: epilepsy warning gif
originally this was drawn for the reaction picture i was going to draw of two dudes screaming but nope
(alibhe is thesweetprince’s)draws arcady thesweetprince blood
AAAAAAA kota this came out so well!!! CREY CREY CREY
ruarc is measuring the size of diarmait’s head
also if you guys haven’t already, and if you are interested, please check out kotaline’s work! she is opening commissions soon, her art is always quality!reblog kotaline !!!!!!! arcady