Category: plate armour

Nicolas Leforestier, Duke of Logresse. Nickn…

Nicolas Leforestier, Duke of Logresse. Nicknamed “The Sable Flower” by his contemporaries and “The Sword of Dawn” by Dauphin Charles, Nicolas Leforestier is both the current Duke of Logresse and the head of House Leforestier. Amongst the great lords of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, he is the most handsome and charming. It is said that the majority of girls in The Kingdom of Aquitaine, both noble girls and lowborn girls, have a crush on him and that his skill with poetry and lute won him the love of Princess Emily Maher Duchess of Bourbon, the youngest daughter of Dauphin Charles. Other than his charm and his wit, Nicolas Leforestier is a formidable warrior who is a champion of both joust and duel. Although he has won the tournament more than once, he still lacks real experience on the field of battle.

Nicolas Leforestier, Duke of Logresse. Nickn…

Nicolas Leforestier, Duke of Logresse. Nicknamed “The Sable Flower” by his contemporaries and “The Sword of Dawn” by The Dauphin Charles, Nicolas Leforestier is both the current Duke of Logresse and the head of House Leforestier. Amongst the great lords of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, he is the most handsome and charming. It is said that the majority of the girls in The Kingdom of Aquitaine, both noble girls and lowborn girls, have a crush on him and that his skill with poetry won him the love of Princess Emily Maher Duchess of Bourbon, the youngest daughter of Dauphin Charles. Other than his charm and his wit, Nicolas Leforestier is a formidable warrior who is a champion of both joust and duel. Although he has won the tournament more than once, he still lacks real experience on the field of battle.

Sebastian Glen, 29th Margrave of Mazowsze. N…

Sebastian Glen, 29th Margrave of Mazowsze. Nicknamed “The Raptor,” “The Warhawk,” and “The Defender of The Faith” by his contemporaries, Sebastian Glen descends from an old line of monarchs on the Northernmost reaches of what has been dubbed “The Civilized World” according to The church scholars of The New Gods. Regarded as one of the more pragmatic and thrifty monarchs in the known world, Sebastian Glen has done much to strengthen the power of his royal house both within and without The Margravate of Mazowsze. His most successful policies include centralizing political authority within The Margravate of Mazowze at the expense of The Great Houses of Nobility by creating a national army dependant on “Tithes” of recruits levied from the great fiefdoms as well as the creation of new royal law courts based in the administrative districts of the great landholders of The Margravate of Mazowsze capable of overriding the legislative and judicial authority of the Great Lords of Mazowsze. Sebastian Glen has also done much to revitalize the industrial and economic output of The Margravate of Mazowsze by abolishing serfdom in many of the great fiefdoms of Mazowsze through the power of his royal lawcourts by making it possible for serfs to buy their their freedom from their landlords and possibly their farms, as well as promoting urbanization in conjuntion with the abolition of serfdom and the rise of a monetary economy. In regards to his miltary policies, Sebastian Glen has put an emphasis on the quality and training of his army’s musketeers as the competitive edge of his army as well as opening offices of military command to people of non aristocratic birth so long as they have either the qualifications or the money to pay for their commissions. Perhaps one of the more odd consequences of Sebastian Glen’s pragmatism and thriftyness is the expense that has went into his personal suit off armour. in contrast to the armours belonging to members of other royal houses and even most great houses of nobility, Sebastian Glen has put a huge emphasis on the practicality and affordability of his armour over it’s aesthetic value and luxury, having it modelled after the armour commonly used by the aristocratic heavy cavalry native to his Kingdom as opposed to the more popular styles of armour used by the knights of The Kingdom of Aquitaine and The Empire of Mankind.

Theo Percheron, Duke of Caenesse. Called &ld…

Theo Percheron, Duke of Caenesse. Called “The Avenging Son” by his contemporaries, Theo Percheron is one of the great vassals of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. He is both head of House Percheron and the current Duke of Caenesse. Amongst the great families of Aquitainian Nobility, The House of Percheron is most regarded for its military traditions. Just like all his ancestors before him, Theo Percheron is both a formidable warrior and the finest military strategist amongst the great lords of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. He is regarded as the mightiest general in the kingdom after Tim Maher himself, or the brother of the current king of Aquitaine and uncle to The Dauphin Charles. This illustration was made as a present for the 18th birthday of Theo Percheron, a friend in France.

Mathieu Cachart, Duke of Luxueil. Named &ldq…

Mathieu Cachart, Duke of Luxueil. Named “The Griffon of Luxueil,” Mathieu Cachart is a vassal of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. The majority of his contemporaries consider him to be an opulent and flamboyant fop for the cost, quality, and style of his armour, as well as the armour and uniforms of his troops. In reality, he is a swordsman without peer, a formidable commander, and one of the greatest warriors in The Kingdom of Aquitaine outside the Emerald Guard, or the household bodyguard of the King of Aquitaine and the persons of his family. Made as a present for his 18th birthday.

A retouch on some illustrations of knights I…

A retouch on some illustrations of knights I edited to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Robert Moore. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Moore is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Albion, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of England under the Tudor and Stuart dynasties.

A retouch on some illustrations of knights I e…

A retouch on some illustrations of knights I edited to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Robert Moore. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Moore is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Albion, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of England under the Tudor and Stuart dynasties.

Tylor Déaghaidh, Head of House Deaghaidh and…

Tylor Déaghaidh, Head of House Deaghaidh and 91st King of Norsca. Nicknamed “The Scourge of The Blood God” by his contemporaries, Tylor Deaghaidh is the eldest child and first born son of Queen Nancy I of Norsca and her consort, The Aquitainian Vagabond Michel Leblanc, who abdicated in favour of her son as a means of securing House Deaghaidh’s Sovereignty over the ruling classes of The Blood Court of Norsca. Tylor Deaghaidh is feared accross the Kingdoms and Empires of The known world for his ferocity as a warrior, his untarnished record of military successes, his ability to triumph over armies much larger than his own, and his unspeakable brutality and mercilessness against prisoners of war and the victims of his raiding parties. Despite, or rather because of his reputation for great cruelty against those who would dare challenge him in the fields of politics and war, Tylor Deaghaidh has kept faith to his family and kingdom’s affiliation with The Church of The Old gods in tradition of The church’s willingness to officially adopt his people’s ancestral diety into their official pantheon.

Charles Maher, Dauphin of Viennois. Heir app…

Charles Maher, Dauphin of Viennois. Heir apparent to House Maher and The Kingdom of Aquitaine. The first born son of King William XX of Aquitaine and Bortei Sasan, a Steppe Nomad from the Fringes of Rus’skaya, Dauphin Charles was raised with a primarily military education under the tutelage of The quartermasters of Chateau Lefleur alongside Messire O Deoradhain McCarthy, The future captain of the 2nd Brotherhood of The Emerald Guard. By his 21st birthday, Charles was engaged to lady Alexandria Jeffers of Albion, Cousin to Emperor Nikolas VI of The Empire of Mankind. Together, their union produced Princess Melaina Maher Duchesse d’Orleans, Princess Erika Maher Duchesse de Valois, and Princess Emily Maher Duchesse de Bourbon. Although a proven commander in the service to the armies of House Maher and The Kingdom of Aquitaine, Dauphin Charles is most highly regarded for his exceptional skill in hand to hand combat as well as his iron resolve in unfavourable odds and no win scenarios.

The latest edition of the escutcheon I designe…

The latest edition of the escutcheon I designed for my friend Kameron Chausse and a total rehaul on the illustration of a knight I edited to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for him. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights are fighting alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Chausse is the ruling family of The County of Artois and one of the great vassals of House Maher of Aquitaine, or my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.