This was the monthly mission over at http://artplay.boards.net/
We had to pick one of the prompts and make a character of it. My prompt was “The rightful heir to the empire who is actually completely insane and who has a soft spot for kids.”
We also had to use a limited color scheme, mine was this :
We could also use black, white and flesh tones :D
And the story had a 1000 character limit:
Hizarde’s species has a soulstone. When someone dies they take the stone from the body and break it to make sure their soul may escape.
Hizarde’s father was ruler of the empire, and Hizarde his only son. But not all the people believed that this family should be in power. One morning a messenger found something odd in the courtyard. There was a skinned animal on a cross, a crude crown on the head.
It was war.
Hizarde’s father was killed in battle. They stormed the castle and murdered his children. But Hizarde was determined, he felt that as long as he was alive there would be hope for victory. So with his dagger he ripped out his own soulstone.
His people were afraid, without a soul he became crazy, not alive, or dead. The war was lost, but he never gave up. He stalks the forests nearby, waiting. He kills those who come alone to the forest, but never children. And keeps his soulstone with him because it reminds him of who he was. Faceless shadows of his children follow him around.