The Fairy Sequence, Pt. VIII

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The Fairy Sequence, Pt. VIII
Alex Hinders, 2013/2014.
Colored pencil and pen.

The Fairy slam-dunked the evil mixture into her cauldron of cleansing solution, thereby destroying the vile liquid. Angered, the Warlock cried that given time, he could gather the ingredients required to make another batch of the transformation potion, so this was only a temporary loss for him. The Fairy disagreed — she said that she’d spread word about the potion, its effects, and its creator far across the land. This way, should the potion ever be used, people would see the transformed creature as a victim and instantly know who the culprit was.

The logic in this statement pierced the cloud of anger that was fogging the Warlock’s mind, and he stomped off, disgruntled. The Fairy stayed true to her word and made sure that the entire continent knew about the potion and how to reverse the effects; The Fairy even sent a personal communication to the Wizard concerning the Warlock’s scheme. Having foiled the plans of an infamous villain, the Fairy gained a good deal of respect from the greater magical community, as well as from her fellow countrymen. Things were only looking up for the Fairy and her future seemed brighter than ever; the warlock was at an all-time low and returned to the shadows, sulking.

The Fairy Sequence, Pt. VII

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The Fairy Sequence, Pt. VII
Alex Hinders, 2013/2014.
Colored pencil and pen.

Although she had the potion in her possession, The Fairy could only destroy the devious mixture in a special cleansing solution. If even a few drops were to land on plants on the ground they could transform the harmless vegetation into twisted monstrosities. So the Fairy was forced to make a bee-line for her workshop while the Warlock thundered behind her, hurling his worst magic spells in her direction.

The Fairy Sequence, Pt. VI

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The Fairy Sequence, Pt. VI
Alex Hinders, 2013/2014.
Colored pencil and pen.

The Fairy knew that she couldn’t risk a direct confrontation with the magic-savvy Warlock, but she was also aware that she had the element of surprise on her side. Using a vibration spell, she shattered the crystal the Warlock was using to spy on the Wizard, and quickly slipped into the manor during the confusion. Just as the Warlock was able to get his mind around what had happened the Fairy had flown out the window with the new batch of transformation potion! Enraged, the Warlock sprinted off after the Fairy.

The Fairy Sequence, Pt. V

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The Fairy Sequence, Pt. V
Alex Hinders, 2013/2014.
Colored pencil and pen.

(I started posting the Fairy Sequence during the summer of 2013, but found that I just couldn’t muster up the enthusiasm to finish coloring them back then. I seem to have found the energy I was lacking back then, so I’ve resumed work on it. It’s an eight part series of drawings, and if you’ve forgotten the plot, feel free to refresh yourself: The Fairy Sequence..)

The Fairy used a concealment spell to fly into the Warlock’s manor undetected. Deep inside a dusty room the Warlock had surrounded himself with vials and old parchments lined with mystic writings. After observing the Warlock for a short time, the Fairy realized the nature of his current scheme: He was going to use the transformation on the potion on the Wizard. This would turn the Wizard into a powerful and berserk monster who would go on a rampage, and when spell wore off it would be revealed that the Wizard had been the cause of the destruction. The Warlock was going to destroy the Wizard’s reputation.

The Fairy Sequence, Pt. IV

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The Fairy Sequence, Pt. IV
Alex Hinders, 2013.
Colored pencil and pen.

The Warlock was in such a foul mood when he fled the scene that his guard was dropped. The Fairy was able to trail him back to a foreboding abandoned building at the very edge of the kingdom — this seemed to be where the Warlock had set up base for the time being. If she could be stealthy enough, the Fairy figured, she might be able to infiltrate the building and figure out exactly what the Warlock’s present scheme was.

The Warlock was infamous throughout the world. He wasn’t the sort of dark magician who dreamed of wide scale destruction and death — rather, he was the sort who reveled in chaos, and the upsetting of the natural order — which somehow nourished his ever-growing ego. Besides wanting to stop any potential crimes or threats, the Fairy was now getting curious at what the Warlock hoped to get from dabbling in transformation spells.

The Fairy Sequence, Pt. III

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The Fairy Sequence, Pt. III
Alex Hinders, 2013.
Colored pencils and pen.

The VooDoo King turned out to be the Crazy Duke– a member of the local nobility who had a limp grasp on the concept of reality. Despite this, he was never known to be a troublemaker and had a gentle nature. Obviously his rampage through the countryside had been a part of the curse. The Warlock appeared behind The Fairy — who had not even sensed his presence — and began to berate her. The curse that turned the Crazy Duke into a monster had been his doing and he was not pleased that his spell had broken so quickly. He fled the scene ranting about how difficult it was to gather the ingredients needed for the spell.

The Fairy Sequence, Pt. II

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The Fairy Sequence, Pt. II
Alex Hinders, 2013.
Colored pencils and pen.

Not all magic users had the ability to sense curses; Only those keenly attuned to the natural state of the world can sense the subtle disturbances in reality they cause. The Fairy quickly deduced that the curse in place was a transformation spell mixed with a mild suggestion enchantment — which meant this was not the creature’s true form and that its mind was being manipulated. The Fairy started to cast a spell to un-do the curse; The VooDoo King did not understand what was happening and flailed about in confusion as he was engulfed in light.

 

The Fairy Sequence, Part I

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The Fairy Sequence, Part I
Alex Hinders, 2013.
Colored pencils and pen.

The Fairy lives in a small kingdom where she helps the locals with her charms and enchantments — as well as disenchanting objects that might have acquired a curse. She left her native forest when she was young, and growing up in the presence of humans caused her to grow to be human sized herself.

One day she sensed an intense and powerful curse off in the countryside so she flew off to investigate. A large figure made out of stone and wearing ornate armor was stomping through the forest and making extra effort to find houses and cabins — which he would crush with gleeful abandon. This was obviously the source of the curse The Fairy had sensed.

While the monster was wild, it did seem to be intelligent, so The Fairy decided to try talking to it. The monster declared that it was the “Voodoo King”, although it didn’t practice that kind of magic, and he claimed that he owned all of the world save for the swamp lands. He didn’t like swamps, so he would follow local property laws regarding them.