Character Art – Mookina

Greetings, travelers!  It’s always a good day when we’re exploring a new character from the world of Tellest, and in the case of today’s character, it’s one that has never before seen a page of a book, a game, or otherwise.  In collaboration with Wern Szuen Lee, we brought this character to life from scratch, and I’m very excited to tell you more about her!

It has been a slow march forward with our multiple series in the Tellest universe.  But as we near the completion of many of them, we look to the future, when we plan on doing some event stories that connect the many parts of the grand tapestry.  That means learning more about the world outside of what we know, and expanding on it greatly.  We’re doing these in a few different ways, and one of them, believe it or not, is with TowerSphere.  With TowerSphere, we need to learn a decent amount about the cities of the world, and the kind of people that make up their team, as its become a great way to get a peek behind the curtain.

Today’s contender is from Carthis, the capital city of Blacklehn.  While we typically have seen them as villains in the past, we know that not everyone is represented by the interests of their kingdoms or countries, and in that case, we have Mookina here.  While she’s aligned with Carthis, it is mostly because of the friendship that she’s made with one of its princes, Renault Fowler.  With Renault due for release thanks to a treaty struck between Blacklehn and the city of Atalatha in Raleigh, she’ll have her chance to rekindle that friendship, and to show him how capable she’s become as a potential player in Tellest’s greatest game.

After we chose our sketch—one that showed a different pose than most of our characters had used before—it was time for Wern to add a bit of polish to the character.  Mookina is an alchemist, and we wanted her to seem more scholarly than combative.  But that was also to demonstrate that TowerSphere is dynamic enough to be won by teams of all makeups.


A splash of color goes a long, long way, and we were able to see Mookina come to life here in this final version of the artwork.  We threw her on top of a wizard’s tower background, because we thought that helps sell the studious look that we expect of the character.

It will be a lot of fun once we finally get to write the first scenes featuring Mookina.  I’m looking forward to reintroducing her to Renault, as it’ll be the first time I’ve seen their relationship, and it’ll be great to see the reunion between those childhood friends!

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Michael DeAngelo

Michael is the creator of the Tellest brand of fantasy novels and stories. He is actively seeking to expand the world of Tellest to be accessible to everyone.