battle of the tribes

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So here’s a photoset of all my entries for @eorzeasnexttopmodel. Starting from the top, they are in order from my first shots I submitted during auditions, all the way to the final shot. The themes were: Freestyle, Black and White Battle Shot, Minion Madness, Kugane City Shot, Double Trouble, Favorite New Tribe/Zone, Cosplay, and Underwater Shot. 

In the coming days, I’ll be posting each image individually with my commentary as well so please look forward to it! :P 

'Black Panther' trailer decoded: Secrets of the new Marvel movie

Black Panther trailer decoded: Ryan Coogler on the new Marvel movie

Source: Entertainment Weekly

‘Black Panther’ trailer deep dive

Wakanda doesn’t reveal all its mysteries at once. Sometimes you have to look deeper to even know what you’re seeing. The teaser trailer for the upcoming Black Panther movie has finally dropped, and EW’s special guides to the footage are director and co-writer Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station) and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. They’re opening the door to this fictional African nation. Let’s take a closer look…

Source: Entertainment Weekly

We don’t open on Chadwick Boseman’s black-clad hero. We start with the villain. Andy Serkis was last seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Ulysses Klaue, a mercenary arms trader in Avengers: Age of Ultron who had gotten his hands on some of the precious metal known as Vibranium — then lost his hand to the vicious robot overlord.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

He’s back now, and in custody, being questioned by Everett K. Ross, a CIA operative who thinks Wakanda is just another African savannah. For geeks, it’s Bilbo vs. Gollum, all over again. “One person knows quite a bit about Wakanda and another person who thinks they do, but they don’t,” says Coogler. “But I thought it would be awesome to start with a character who has seen Wakanda in its true light.” But look who is watching…

Source: Entertainment Weekly

This interrogation takes place in a safehouse in Korea, where a few visiting dignitaries are watching the interrogation from behind one-way glass: Black Panther himself, T’Challa, and his security chief Okoye (The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira.) They know a lot more than either of these men. And they’re worried. The less anyone knows about their homeland, the safer it is.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Vibranium is the unique metal with almost mystical, technological powers. A little bit of it was used to make Captain America’s shield, and massive stores of it from within the heart of Wakanda have allowed the nation to develop technologies that make the rest of the world look like the Stone Age. Here, Coogler says we see the Royal Talon Fighter, Black Panther’s personal shuttle, flying over the capital city.

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Wakanda is steeped in tradition, and we see a flashback to one of them: The steps of the Royal Talon Fighter open as T’Challa descends into the waters of Warrior Falls, where kings are coronated. He is ascending the throne after the murder of his father, T’Chaka, in Captain America: Civil War.

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In the background stands Zuri, Forest Whitaker’s character, a shaman and trusted adviser of the king. Here, T'Challa stands without armor in a holy place, before his people — the leaders of the tribes of Wakanda. They do not always unite like this. Although it is united against the outside world, Wakanda is divided within itself.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

“He’s somewhat a religious figure or spiritual figure,” Coogler says of Zuri. “Spirituality is something that exists in Wakanda in the comics, and it’s something we wanted to have elements of in the film. Forest’s character, more than anything, is a major tie-back to T’Challa’s father. Zuri is someone he looks to for guidance.” He says to think of him as the Wise Old Man — Black Panther’s version of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

These children are part of Zuri’s sacred ritual, creating something for the king from a plant unique to Wakanda. “People who read the comics would be familiar with the Heart-Shaped Herb and the ceremonies that surround that,” says Kevin Feige. “That’s partially spiritual. We certainly don’t call it magic, but there’s Vibranium that has been interwoven within that soil and that land for thousands of years, so there are other things going on with it.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

“The Heart-Shaped Herb is how Black Panther achieves his powers. He can fight hand-to-hand with Cap, who’s a supersoldier, so he has super strength and heightened instincts that give him his enhanced abilities,” Coogler says. But not just anyone can partake of its powers. “The Heart-Shaped Herb is what Black Panthers over the generations would consume, once they earn the title, which gives them their physical edge.”

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The king doesn’t have to face every challenge alone. One of his most loyal agents of the Dora Milaje is Nakia, played by Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o, seen here in a casino in femme fatale mode. T'Challa is going to need the help…

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If there’s one thing we know about power, it’s that someone else will always try to take it from you.

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Klaue wants Vibranium, but this masked man wants something more — perhaps power over the nation that Black Panther rules. This masked figure is ready to spring Klaue loose from his CIA safehouse, and the two villains will join forces.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

In the comics, Klaue’s weapon was a sonic emitter he used as a prosthetic for his missing arm. In this film, he attaches a piece of advanced Wakandan mining equipment as his arm-cannon — which is presumably what led the CIA and Black Panther to capture him. In this shot, we can see the limb has been taken from him.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

But you can’t keep a bad guy down. Here we see Klaue in the midst of a heist at a museum displaying treasures from Wakanda. Coogler isn’t ready to reveal the exact context of this scene, but you can bet he has inside information.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

This was the man in the mask: Erik Killmonger (played by Michael B. Jordan, who also teamed with Coogler for Creed and Fruitvale Station.) The man with the hostile name is a Wakandan exile, being escorted into Black Panther’s throne room under the watch of W'Kabi, a loyal adviser to T'Challa played by Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Here we see the larger view. It’s tough to see, but Black Panther is face-to-face with Killmonger, facing him down before the room full of tribal leaders.

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The camera lingers on one especially compelling presence among the tribal rulers. Coogler says the man with the emerald suit and lip plate is “the elder of one of the largest tribes in Wakanda.” He’s played by actor Isaach De Bankolé, known for brutalizing Daniel Craig’s 007 in Casino Royale. Across from him sits T'Challa’s widowed mother, Ramonda (played by Angela Bassett)…

Source: Entertainment Weekly

This is Ramonda in all her glory, flanked by Lupita Nyongo’s Nakia and T'Challa’s sister, Shuri, played by Letitia Wright. Everett K. Ross, an outsider, is with them in the background as they venture into mountain territory of the Jabari tribe — and their ominous ruler…

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Meet M'Baku, played by Winston Duke (Person of Interest). As the ruler of the mountain tribe, he has a ruthless nature, and in the comics — where he wore a mask and white, fur-covered armor and went by the name “Man-Ape” — he was one of Black Panther’s most dangerous foes.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Will M'Baku and T'Challa end up in battle? Probably; everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe fights sooner or later. But all we know from the teaser is that M'Baku has a knock-down, drag-out fight with Eric Killmonger at what looks like the Warrior Falls in some kind of trial by combat. (You can spot the river tribe leader looking on from the back left.)

Source: Entertainment Weekly

This shot it set outside one of Wakanda’s Vibranium mines. The Dora Milaje stand to one side, while tribal leaders, including Daniel Kaluuya’s W'Kabi (although he’s out of focus) stand to the right.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Black Panther, king, defender, and servant of the country walks before them with his mask off in a pose that seems intended to suggest he means no harm. This is one mystery we will have to wait to have solved.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

We also get a sample of peaceful life in Wakanda. Here, the king greets a child alongside Nakia under the quietly intense protection of Dora Milaje bodyguard Ayo (played by Florence Kasumba), known from Civil War for the line, “Move, or you will be moved.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Here we see political life for the young ruler as he ventures outside the borders of his country to speak before the United Nations — although such interaction with fellow countries is what got his father killed. Some threats can’t be defeated with isolationism. Look closely at the monitors in this still, and you’ll see “Climate Change” is on the Black Panther’s agenda.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

But peace is not long-lasting. In this shot, Jordan’s Killmonger faces down an entire squad of Dora Milaje on what appears to be a landing pad on the outskirts of the city.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Coogler doesn’t want to reveal too much about Killmonger’s background, but in the comics, he has one of the darkest origins for a supervillain. One should not experiment with sacred herbs meant only for the royal bloodline. And sometimes, in those cases, death might be a more welcome outcome than whatever survival follows.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

As Killmonger does battle, the Dora Milaje may find that the other tribes of Wakanda are no longer loyal to their king.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Family is different. T'Challa will always be able to count on his sister, Shuri. And Nakia, as a member of the Dora Milaje who is often sent on missions around the world, is another woman Panther knows he can trust.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Wright’s Princess Shuri character is not only a fighter but a brilliant scientist, on par with Iron Man’s Tony Stark, Coogler says. She has spent her life researching and experimenting with Vibranium, and these twin blasters are just one of her devices.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

As the trailer wraps, we see Black Panther in full costume — and far from his homeland. Judging by the signs in the background, this is a scene set in Korea, either before or after Klaue is captured.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Take note: This is an example of the bad luck that follows if this particular black cat crosses your path. Black Panther will be in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

New entry into the Beast Codex - Griffins!

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Griffins are powerful winged Beasts with attributes similar to that of a feline and a bird of prey. Although exceptionally adaptable, they are associated with the broad lowlands and canyons known as the Spryhawk Valley where most live in large groups called tribes. Griffins are renowned for their capacity, courage and ferocious nature which stems from their warrior-focused culture. As such, a Griffins role in Abodes are usually delegated to fighters, tacticians or scouts.


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Jasper Request #2

anonymous asked:

Could you please do a Jasper x reader where she’s human and it’s during the training scene in eclipse and one of the werewolf’s get a little to close to her

Sorry for the delay, I will hardly have anytime to write requests for a whole week, but still feel free to send them in. And, the ending is a bit unclear so I may do a full blown imagine based on this request


Jasper decided to take you along with the rest of his family because he wants you to see the dangers both him and the wolves are to you. Showing you how much worse newborn vampires are compared to aged ones like him was eye-opening, but did not dissuade your feelings for him. You knew that Edward would bring Bella, but you never really got along with her. You two had nothing to talk to each other about and you personally, weren’t her biggest fan because the Volturi found out about you as well and you had to be turned within a amount of time.

As you stood on the sidelines, watching Jasper teach the wolves how to really fight vampires, a smaller wolf kept glancing at you. With brown fur and and skinny legs, you could tell this wolf was technically a pup. You were told that the youngest wolf the had was just younger than 16 and it broke your heart a little. Edward spoke up then,

“They want to know what Y/N is to us, as they know Bella is  my mate.”

Jasper stopped his demonstration and looked at you who waved awkwardly at the wolves who were all staring at you now. Jasper smirked and in the blink of an eye, was by your side.

“Y/N is my mate. Though I would have turned her as soon as the Volturi found out that Alice is in fact not my mate, I want her to know all that she is getting into before I change her.”

Jasper kissed your hand and you giggled, swaying your body side to side to the beat of a song in your head. Edward spoke again,

“They want to know when exactly you plan on doing so.”

You answered,

“After the battle. After we leave town. Way out of the jurisdiction of your tribe.”

The smaller wolf whined slightly and edged closer to you. Jasper’s posture stiffened at the movement. Edward hastily spoke,

“Seth imprinted on Y/N, but the imprint is set to place him as her brother and protector. Her eventual leaving is causing him a bit of distress. None of the wolves imprints have ever manifested as strictly brotherhood before.”

A silver-gray wolf growled at this and snapped at the large black wolf. Edward spoke,

“It appears, their legends have proven to have falsehoods. Imprinting was believed to be for reproduction and soulmates. But since you and Jasper are mates, that whole concept is false.”

So, you witnessed the pack fall apart that night, your mate become increasingly protective, and a peaceful solution between the wolves and Cullens resolve.

“And it was there - under the darkened skies and beside ghosts of old, that our forefathers witnessed the dawn of wisdom.” - Orator Tial

Today I’m sharing the first part of the lore of Mythaura. This will give you the brief overview of recorded history of the “Aura” - the magic of this world as it were, and origins of the beasts. There will be more sections of lore to come, each featuring an important event leading up to present day of the game.

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The Battle for Yoosung

Hello guys!! Sorry I forgot yoosung in my previous HC so I decided to do a post JUST FOR HIM CAUSE HE IS A PRECIOUS BABY WHO DESERVES THE WORLD

-> MC has a younger better looking sister and that sister (she isn’t a sister anymore :) ) tried hitting on Yoosung <-

• it’s been six months since your first RFA party.
• You and yoosung were “couple goals” because YALL did everything together.
• you played games together, cooked together, -exercise if you know what I mean ;) - because lord Jesus Christ
• this boy was gaining muscle from having you pinned against a certain wall c:
*ANYWAYS THIS ISNT A NSFW POST JESUS MOD SAERAN GET IT TOGETHER*
• :)
• so you and Yoosung were finishing battling a certain tribe that took FOREVER to beat
• beat with your team and his team joining forces
• you FINALLY DESTORYED AGENT 707 TRIBE BWUAHAHHAHHA
• this bean was happy
• HE WAS CRYING HE PICKED YOU UP AND KISSED YOU AND THANKED YOU GOR EVERYTHING
• he put you back down and just blurted out
• I want you to meet my family
• I kid you not he was like
• (/.O) me ?
• yes!! YOU
•(O.\) BUT WHY
• idiot cause I love you and I want you to meet them
• BUT MEETING FAMILY MC IS LIKE THE BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT A MEMBER I MEAN PERSON CAN EVER REACHED
• you smiled and hugged him and kissed him gently
• I know and they will love you
• HE TURNED RED
• HE PUT THE COLOR RED TO SHAME
• you went to the other room and saw the chat room blowing up
• you logged on and saw yoosung asking for advice for meeting parents
• -Seven: MY BOY IS NOW A MAN YAAHOOOOO
• -Zen: Just act professionally like Trust Fund Kid Does
•-Jumin: At least I am a better actor than Zen would ever be
•- Jaehee: Mr. Han I don’t appreciate you putting down Zen acting career
•- Jumin: he has a career ? Then why he isn’t receiving checks like I am Assistant Kang. Oh right, he only gets letters.
• - Jaehee Kang has left the Chatroom-
• -Zen: WHY YOU YOU YOUUU
•-Yoosung: GUUUYYYYYSSSSSS *crying emoji* I NEED HELPPPPPP I DONT WANNA LOOK BAD
•- Jumin: that is what zen says before he enters an audition
•-Seven: HAHAAHAHAAHAHHAHAAHAH LOLOLOLOLOL what is my elly doing
• - MC joined the Chatroom-
• LITERALLY THE WHOLE FUCKING CHATROOM AT ONCE
• MC DID YOU eat
•-MC: no i didnt because me and Yoosung are going over to my parents TODAY
•- Yoosung has left the Chatroom-
• MC: I have to go you guys :) make sure everyone stays safe! And remember to eat!
• - MC has left the Chatroom -

• Yoosung why did you leave !?
• MC TODAY. WHY TODAY. I AM NOT READY TO FACE THEM I CANT. THEY WILL SEE IT IN MY FACE THAT IM NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU. THEY WILL SEE THAT I HAD SEX WITH YOU WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT MC IM SORRY. IM SORRY IM NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU
• you just ran to him and hugged him and told him to relax
• you kissed and reassured him that everything was going to be and that your parents are not gonna know if they had sex
• he turned red
• you guys got in the car and went on your way
• you guys arrived and he was a mess
• he was sweating everywhere
• doing breathing exercises like a pregnant woman
• you grabbed his hand and gave it a tight squeeze and looked at him with your eyes
• he relax and was ready
• you heard him sigh “ I am a man”
• you knocked on the door and your father opened it and gave you a TIGHT HUG
• yoosung was thinking
- REMEMBER TIGHT GRIP HERE COMES THE TEST OF BEING A MAN. YOU MUST HAVE A TIGHT GRIP
• he extended his arm out and your father just got his arm and pulled it to bring him into a hug
• HUG. YAAAAASSSSSSSSS he was thinking mentally
• he met your mom and she instantly called him son
• he felt right at home
• they told him that this was the first time MC brought anyone home
• he cried on the spot
• you hugged him
• your mother hugged you hugging him
• your father did the big group him
• then you heard your sister sighing
• YALL need to get over yourself-> said Ashley
* yup this bitch name is Ashley* ( if I used your name here you are a wonderful person C: I’m just thinking of whatever name comes into my head )
• but then she saw yoosung
• she lived for innocent men
• she loved the power of making them blush and flustered
• she found a new prey
• she walked up to yoosung and looked him up and down
• RIGHT INFRONT OF YOU
* ON THE RED CORNER IS MC ON THE LEFT IS ASHLEY LETS GET READY TO RRUUUMMBLLLLLEEWWWWWWWW*
Jk
Anyways
• yoosung POOR BABY YOOSUNG
• MC DO I HAVE something on my shirt do I have something on me
• Ashley: yeah you are gonna have me all over you soon
•MC: Ashley i SWEAR leave him alone. He is mine. Now. Back. Off.
* HERE COMES THE GLOVES YALL*
•Ashley: awwwwww MC are you sccaaarreeed ~~
Scared that he will chose me over you
• Yoosung: there THERE is No competition
I LOVE MC
SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR ME
IDK YOU
YOU MAY BE HER SISTER
BUT MC IS MY GIRLFRIEND
AND SHE WILL BE MY FUTURE WIFE SO DONT YOU DARE
TEASE HER ABOUT ME GOING WITH YOU
CAUSE
I
YOOSUNG KIM
WILL
NEVER
EVER
BETRAY
MC
IN
THAT
WAY

your parents cried :’)

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“I can tell you a story, an ancient legend among my people. It’s about an angry warrior who lived his life in conflict with the rest of his tribe. A man who couldn’t find peace, even with the help of his spirit guide. For years he struggled witg his discontent. The only satisfaction he ever got came when he was in battle. That made him a hero among his tribe, but the warrior still longed for peace within himself. One day, he and his war party were captured by a neighbouring tribe led by a woman warrior. She called on him to join her tribe because it was too small and weak to defend itself from all its enemies. The woman warrior was brave and beautiful and very wise. The angry warrior swore to himself that he would stay by her side, doing whatever he could to make her burden lightet. From that point on, her needs would come first. And in that way, the warrior began to know the true meaning of peace.”
“Is that really an ancient legend?”
“No, but that made it easier to say”
@voyagercaptainkathrynjaneway

anonymous asked:

AU where SeaWings have a breath weapon in the form of a blast of water.

-Tsunami abuses this
-So much
-Whenever she asks anyone to bet into the river and they decline she’ll just
-yOU HAVE NO CHOICE
-And shoot them with water
-Kestrel nearly killed her once for doing it at her
-Tsunami has no regrets
-When Clay was fainted in the river, she used it to wake him up
-He was so done
-She can’t make it harder at will, but if something really painful happens to her it just happens
-She did it when Clay relocated her wing
-And one time it was really cool in the arena a scavenger tried to jump at her face and she caught it dead in the chest with a blast and sent it flying
-Major applause
-It’s practically useless underwater though
-So she tries using it against her attacker but can’t
-It’s one of the reasons why she feels so powerless in the Kingdom of the Sea
-But RainWings are so impressed
-One’s like ‘cAN I DRINK IT’
-She gives them a deadpan stare
-Then hits them in the face with it
-Also there are epic clashes of water versus fire breath 
-Which means in battles between SeaWings and fire breathing tribes steam rising from them is common
-It wouldn’t make much sense scientifically, but I sorta wish this was a thing
-It would be really cool

A commission of my Dawn Caste, Sigrun Ishida by @polar-biscuit!! She did an amazing job and I love how this came out. :)

She’s based on a character I played in Guild Wars 2, a Norn Warrior. 

In Exalted, she is an Icewalker, a member of the nomadic barbarian tribes in the North who worship animal gods and slay monsters (and men). 

She is God-Blooded, the daughter of Skaun Ishida, an Icewalker and the giant Viresien,  who dwells in a palace of stone and ice found only in the Northern snow. Skaun was thought lost to the tribe when he found her, and nearly a year later when he returned, it was with a child in his arms, one with ice-blue eyes and snow white hair.

She is Chosen of the Sun, having Exalted when all seemed lost in a battle against the Fair Folk who sought to annihilate her tribe. Now she wanders the North in the company of a Circle of her fellow Solars, looking for greater battles to challenge herself and to make sure that all in the North know her name.

Running Eagle was a warrior woman from the Piegan Tribe of the Blackfoot Nation. She was born as “Pitamakan” in Southern Alberta, Canada, and her nickname was “Brown Weasel Woman”.

She was known for many brave deeds; when she was a young girl, hunting with her father, they were attacked by the Assiniboine and her father’s horse was shot down.

She rode back, took her father on her horse and saved his life.

Later in her life, her husband was killed by some Crow Warriors. She decided to avenge him and became a Blackfeet warrior.

Allegedly, the Sun Spirit told her that she would have great power in wars until she restrains herself from sexual relations with another man. She had many successful raids after this revelation, up until she was intimate with a man from her party.

Soon after that, she lost her power and ultimately, her life. Running Eagle was killed sometime after 1878, by the Flathead tribe while stealing horses for a battle.

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The First FOURTEEN MINUTES of Survivor New Zealand, Premiering this Sunday!

After a search of over 8000 applicants around the country, the chosen sixteen castaways are sent to Nicaragua to battle it out for $100,000. On the season premiere, two tribes immediately face the pressure when confronted with a double Tribal Council right off the bat.

40 Days, 16 Castaways, One Survivor!

Yona ch.136 spoilers

Akatsuki no Yona chapter 136 “Message” summary with pics and color title page

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Do not use the raws or translations for scanlations and don’t upload them on other websites. If you need watermark-less images to make graphics, send me an ask (not on anon) and I’ll give you a link - you can only request 3 images per chapter.

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Hobgoblin (AD&D)

Hobgoblins! Like goblins, only…hobbier?
Or rather, they’re bigger and stronger and…more orange than regular goblins. And I hear they’re highly militarized in structure.
But only the parts of the military that make them more evil.
Let’s take a gander, then!

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