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Old Merimies (Beyond Botana RPG)
Well it's about time, isn't it? After my announcement of the Beyond Botana RPG a couple of weeks back, I've finally released my character for the world to see! I introduce you to humble Old Merimies, a quiet fellow with a great deal beneath his hood...!
About this creation
Beyond Botana RPG


Old Merimies:
Old Merimies is an Agori from the island of Botana, a servant to Lord Krickarr of the Kahkan Village. He is a meek and pathetic creature- he talks very little of himself, though is always very interested in others and what they have to say. He is polite and reverent, addressing all as “master” or “ma’am”, though that does not stop people from being slightly wary of him- for under all that kind formality, Merimies hides within him a deep, unspoken bitterness.

Merimies has never spoken of his past- though if his name is anything to go by, then he was born in the Terengua village, the son of a mariner. He must have lived there a very long time, for the first sighting of him was at a very old age. Some of the other Kahkan servants have gossiped that he had a wife and child, presumably now dead, but any wise Agori knows not to trust gossip. We know not if tragedy forced him away from his homeland, but we do know that he eventually migrated to the Nightmare Woods, to be later discovered by Lady Fita, wounded and hopelessly lost.

The Lady took sympathy on quivering Merimies and brought him to the Kahkan Village. Her maids tended to him until he was well, and when she learned that he had no home, she convinced her husband, the brooding Lord Krickarr, to enlist him as a servant of the house. Merimies has spent many years as Lord Kahkan’s servant, and a favourite of his Lady’s.

Merimies’ dedication is about to be tested to its limit, however, as the black shadow of Tar slithers ever closer to Botana’s shores…


-and here he is! Hope you enjoy him- I'm very proud of this one.

The back- this guy is very hunched, befitting of his character.

Reaching out- the beard is a refinement of a design I used on an earlier MOC. What do you think of it?

His weapon, the broken tip of a harpoon- he carries it close to his body, almost as if he were bound to it...







Merimies is a composed, humble fellow, always ready to serve...

...though he holds within him a deep grief that few on Botana have known...

Height comparison with a standard Agori build.

Bowing to his Lady Fita.





But enough of the antics, an enemy approaches...!

Introducing the new enemy for the Botana RPG, a sickly virus known only as "the Tar"- it has infected a good chunk of the Agori on the Island, transforming them into malformed monstrosities.

These creatures are very weak, but the danger lies in the seeping tar that festers and leaks from every crevice- one touch can begin the prolonged, painful process of transformation.

The virus spreads quickly, so to have any hope of survival these carriers must be slain on sight.



Listen to the man, folks!


That's all from me for now; see you in the RPG!

The link again.



Comments

 I like it 
  January 18, 2018
Compact and detailed, very good Wertman. :)
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  January 18, 2018
Quoting Toa Gaim Awesome work!
Thanks Gaim!
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  January 17, 2018
Awesome work!
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  January 15, 2018
Quoting Dark Destroyer Wow! Awesome job! I like the hood.
Thanks, Mr. Destroyer!
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  January 15, 2018
Quoting Most Revered Mogul Orangutan When you make him talk, to be funny make him respond to any whiners on the trip that "Well back in MY day, we had to eat RAW meat. You heard me right, you are lucky to have yours COOKED!" XD, That just came up in my silly old head. Otherwise, great moc!
Hahahaha might be an idea; glad you like the MOC!
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  January 15, 2018
Quoting Pontel Gunn I can make my own Tar? :OOOO :DDDD
You can if you want!
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  January 15, 2018
Quoting Shining TORPedo Nice! Very compact, and a lot of sweet details. The legs are cool, but I actually like the arms the best, something about the cylinders sticking out combined with the Metru armor piece jut looks really awesome to me. Oh, and of course, that beard is beautiful. :P And also against popular opinion, I love The Tar! They're so unsettling, they way those two are mutated is pretty clever, and the concept opens so many possibilities. I'll have to build a few myself when I finish my guy.
Glad you like the MOC, man! Yeah, with those table scrap enemies, it was more about the idea itself rather than the actual build. I'm glad it's inspired you!
 I like it 
  January 14, 2018
Wow! Awesome job! I like the hood.
 I like it 
  January 14, 2018
When you make him talk, to be funny make him respond to any whiners on the trip that "Well back in MY day, we had to eat RAW meat. You heard me right, you are lucky to have yours COOKED!" XD, That just came up in my silly old head. Otherwise, great moc!
  January 13, 2018
I can make my own Tar? :OOOO :DDDD
 I like it 
  January 13, 2018
Nice! Very compact, and a lot of sweet details. The legs are cool, but I actually like the arms the best, something about the cylinders sticking out combined with the Metru armor piece jut looks really awesome to me. Oh, and of course, that beard is beautiful. :P And also against popular opinion, I love The Tar! They're so unsettling, they way those two are mutated is pretty clever, and the concept opens so many possibilities. I'll have to build a few myself when I finish my guy.
 I made it 
  January 13, 2018
Quoting Ivan Wanderer of the wasteland When he steps on the tar, shouldn't he be infected? Very nice build, he definitely fits the old man vibe. I REALLY like the techniques used in the legs.
Thanks Ivan! Not quite; the tar that covers their skin is solid and hard (think dried blood)- it's more the liquid tar that they bleed out/vomit up that is the threat. Glad you like the legs, too! The shins in particular took a while to get right.
 I made it 
  January 13, 2018
Quoting Atarangi Kaumera sweet! nice hood!
Cheers Atarangi!
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  January 13, 2018
Quoting High Emperor Duckiiiiieeeee Awesome! Lol I love the funny pics with... dang it what’s his name again? :P
Gracias, Duckie! *gasp* how could you forget Metru Man?!
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  January 13, 2018
Quoting Pontel Gunn Also, one slight bit pick I have, is the Tar guys, they look a bit... unfinished. It may just be me though, and I also don't know how you picture them
Yeah; as I said to Daniel though, they are meant to be table scrap, bottom tier enemies- I wanted them to be simple so that it inspires people to make their own- but yeah, there are more interesting villains on the way!
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  January 13, 2018
Quoting Pontel Gunn In comparison to yours, my character went from being trash, to being a dog poo. I really like his name, great back story! 5/5
Thanks! Don't worry too much about that man, I'm sure he's fine- Can't wait to see your character!
 I made it 
  January 13, 2018
Quoting Daniel H. Wow! Absolutely AMAZING work! With Joven, Merimies, and my character we've got a lot of brown/dark orange lol! I have to say though, those tar creatures are rather lacking. They look a bit plain, and could use some work. But Merimies is outstanding!
Cheers Daniel! That's cool- gotta love brown as a colour for bonkles- and we're still waiting on your character, Dan. :P Yes, they are a little too simple- they are the bottom-tier enemies though- you'll be seeing some more involved enemies and interesting bosses soon enough, don't you worry about that! Thanks again, man!
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  January 13, 2018
Quoting Chet The Cookieghost Love the design and atmosphere he carries, looks like some deep story could come from him at any moment, reminds me of innsmouth and HP Lovecraft a little. Only nitpick are some spooky bright eyes under his hood could be cool and his harpoon doesn't look that broken. Those small ideas aside, great job focusing so much character and greebled design into him. I'm off to go build tar monsters.
Thanks Chet, I'm glad you like the character! Interesting you should say that- because this guy, and his yet-to-be-revealed backstory, was somewhat inspired by Bloodborne- which in itself was inspired by Lovecraft's work (and Innsmouth and the DLC). Hmmm... some eyes would have been cool, though the hood is supposed to be covering his eyes, so it wouldn't really work with that in mind. Also, the whole 'broken' thing was a reference to the spearhead being snapped off the handle- in retrospect, it probably wasn't the right word to use. :P Thanks again man, can't wait to see what you make!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2018
When he steps on the tar, shouldn't he be infected? Very nice build, he definitely fits the old man vibe. I REALLY like the techniques used in the legs.
  January 13, 2018
sweet! nice hood!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2018
Awesome! Lol I love the funny pics with... dang it what’s his name again? :P
  January 13, 2018
Also, one slight bit pick I have, is the Tar guys, they look a bit... unfinished. It may just be me though, and I also don't know how you picture them
 I like it 
  January 13, 2018
In comparison to yours, my character went from being trash, to being a dog poo. I really like his name, great back story! 5/5
 I like it 
  January 13, 2018
Wow! Absolutely AMAZING work! With Joven, Merimies, and my character we've got a lot of brown/dark orange lol! I have to say though, those tar creatures are rather lacking. They look a bit plain, and could use some work. But Merimies is outstanding!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2018
Love the design and atmosphere he carries, looks like some deep story could come from him at any moment, reminds me of innsmouth and HP Lovecraft a little. Only nitpick are some spooky bright eyes under his hood could be cool and his harpoon doesn't look that broken. Those small ideas aside, great job focusing so much character and greebled design into him. I'm off to go build tar monsters.
 
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