Finally got around to drawing some Odinstuck. This here is Blizzard King Equius, ruler of the Unicorn Knights and frost giants. His lovely Snowflayers are headed by Nepeta, his most furrocious warrior and best friend! I liked the idea of him being a bit more equine without going full centaur and drawing his armor was fun! Also, Nepeta speaks the truth.
Girl, you know the way to my heart is some crazy tasty bread crumbs. u v u
Alrighty, so, we’ve got King Brodin of Ragnanival, kingdom of the Aesir (valkyrie, berserkers, and dwarves). He’s got a bone to pick with the queen of the Vanir, Queen Feferiana. She guards a machine that absorbs Phozons, energy released after someone dies, at an alarming rate. It’s basically a doomsday device that takes its sweet time destroying everything. This is what Feferia is trying to prevent, the destruction of not just her people, but the whole world. Brodin doesn’t want to destroy the world, but he wants to conquer it and using the Cauldron is a sure-fire way to do it.
While Brodin plots his next move, Aradia leads the valkyrie forces into battle. Lord Gamzee, not quite drunk off his tits as usual, lets his bloodlust get in the way of Aradia’s troops and they lose the battle against the Vanir’s second trump card, Tavwald the Ochre Knight. Aradia stands her ground as Lord Gamzee retreats, seeing no point in staying if he has to deal with such a tiny little knight. Tavwald nearly kills Aradia, but before landing the final blow, allows her leave.
Aradia: Why, why not kill me? You deny me a warrior’s death? Even you, Ochre Knight, cannot be so cruel.
Tavwald: I, uh, it is not out of cruelty, that I spare your life. I merely, do not see why more blood must be shed. The battle is over. Go back to Ragnanival, and rest for tomorrow.
Aradia is rather conflicted, but she agrees and prepares to fly back home when Tavwald calls out to her one last time:
Tavwald: Uh, if I may be brazen for a moment, I, uh, think you are rather lovely.
Aradia: W-what are you saying? We are sworn enemies. You are the strongest warrior of the Vanir, and I… I am the strongest of the Aesir.
Tavwald: … But why are we fighting? I understand that, it is very important to your king to get the Cauldron, but, uh, he cannot truly believe he can control it, can he? There is a reason, um, my queen is fighting so adamantly to keep it from him.
Tavwald: If you ask me, he is not, a very good king, putting his people in jeopardy over the Cauldron, and putting his daughter on the front line-
Aradia: I chose to fight myself! He did not… He didn’t force me to do this…
They share a really awkward silence before departing. When Aradia gets home, she awaits the harsh words of her father and readies herself to get him to realize that it was Gamzee’s fault, not hers. Lord Gamzee, now drunk as hell, denies all allegations that it was his fault for not commanding his troops better and Aradia earns more disappointment from the king.
When Tavwald gets home, he walks into the castle courtyard and stares at the pond by himself and thinks about the lovely valkyrie he met, the princess of Ragnanival, and wonders why anyone would call her the Witch of Brodin. He sighs, sadly acknowledging that she will never consider befriending him, let alone fall in love with him.
Meanwhile, in the kingdom of Titania, Prince Johnelius escapes the castle momentarily for a midnight tryst with his beloved Roselet…
So, because I couln’t sleep and because I’m stupid, I came up with more Odinstuck bullshittery because why not:
Queen Feferia, queen of the Vanir, has waged war against King Brodin of Ragnanival, ruler of the Aesir, for many a year. The land between their kingdoms, once lush and green, has become a wasteland where wild creatures feast upon the corpses of the dead, absorbing their Phozons.
Lord Meridan, Queen Feferia’s royal advisor, cares for Jade, an orphan the queen found years ago while helping to retrieve the bodies of her fallen subjects. She’s always got her head in the clouds and can often be found catching the frogs that try to eat young fairies.
In the queen’s absence, Meridan plots to overthrow the throne and use his “son” Tavwald, a foundling just like Jade, to keep anyone from trying to stop him. A deal made with the queen of the Netherworld, Vriskadette, granted Tavwald some of her powers, making him feared as the Ochre Knight - despite his less-than-threatening demeanor.
I already mentioned Vriskadette’s sentient spidergina in an earlier post and really, we don’t need anymore spidergina than necessary.
Brodin’s illegitimate kids, Roselet and Ingdave, live in the outskirts of the forest bordering the ravaged kingdom of Valentine and the city limits of the grand Titania. Roselet currently is involved in a tender romance with the prince of Titania, Johnelius.
Okay, that’s it, that’s all I can say, even I see how preposterous this is, although Tavros in Oswald’s armor sure is a sexy image, I tell ya what.
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Ah, Odinstuck is an AU I’m working on that mashes Homestuck and Odin Sphere together, with a heaping spoonful of Norse mythology to boot! I was at first unsure about making it, but fuck it, this is too much fun to pass up!
It’s also a perfect excuse to give Vriska a cool gown and a spidergina (move to the 3:55 mark to see what I’m talking about).
Okay, I need to make sure I remember what AUs I am working on and which ones might actually be things that exist at some point.
Odinstuck: An Odin Sphere/Homestuck crossover with the main characters being Aradia (Gwendolyn), John (Cornelius), Rose (Velvet), Dave (Ingway), Jade (Mercedes), and Tavros (Oswald). They each have their own stories that wind up much more interwoven than they ever expected as they try to both find happiness and prevent the prophecy of the Twilight of the Gods. Unfortunately, certain forces are conspiring to make sure that the Twilight of the Gods happens: the undead queen of the ravaged kingdom of Valentine, Queen Roxanne; the Midnight Crew, murderous sorcerers with a hidden agenda; King Harley, once a noble king turned into a monster by a dark family secret; and Lord Scratch, a man hellbent on bringing his ghastly master into this world for reasons unknown.
It’s A Fine Day: A domestic AU taking place after the game. Lord English and the Condesce have been defeated, a new world is created for the kids and trolls to live together in peace, and their loved ones are back in their lives. Everyone lives in the same neighborhood, the world is like Earth and ancient (peaceful) Alternia, and the kids couldn’t be happier. They return to their daily lives and though they all have their hardships to overcome because of the game, they have each other for support and everything is great. Fast-forward three years: Jane and Roxy are in love, Jake has his eye on the cute troll with the cat lusus, and Dirk feels distanced from his closest friends, despite everything they’ve gone through. When he heads to Jane’s house to chill and finds neither she nor Roxy are home, he decides to kick it with Dad Crocker. Cue them hanging out more often, baking and becoming pretty good buddies, and suddenly, one day, BAM. It hits him: he’s falling in love with Jane’s Dad and has no clue what to do with these feelings.
Flutestuck: A Homestuck/The Magic Flute crossover that I’ve not yet worked on, but fuck, this sounds like fun.
His kingdom is surrounded by icy mountains that were once inhabited by dragons. His father, Tempest King Darkleer, forcibly removed them from their homes so that his people could prosper. Equius believes the frost giants are superior to the dragons, who continue to hold their grudge against him and his people even after so many centuries. The Draconic Seer Rheinezi and Wagnerkat the Dragon King, are all that are left of the dragons and both seek justice for the resultant extermination of their kind.
Equius and Nepeta are feared for their chilling battle strategies. Frost giants attack with no mercy and regard the fairies, valkyries, and berserkers to be too soft, relenting when the opportunity to slay their opponent is right before them. Equius does have a bit of reverence for the hedonistic berserker captain, Lord Gamzee.
Equius has a fascination with the Unicorn Knights and tinkers with clockwork replicas of them in order to minimize casualties on the battlefield. Like Feferia and the Vanir, Equius and the frost giants are not on very good terms with Brodin and the Aesir. This proves to be troublesome when he falls in love with Aradia, the adoptive daughter of Brodin and the leader of his Valkyrie forces when Brodin is caught up with fighting off Feferia and Equius. Peace between the Aesir and frost giants is all but guaranteed when it’s revealed that Equius’ kingdom harbors something very important to Brodin…