Character Art – Renault Fowler

Greetings, travelers!  We’ve got what I think is quite the treat for you today, as we’re looking at a character who has been with us in the Tellest universe for a good long time, but who has never had the chance to shine until now.  Read on to learn more about the second prince of Blacklehn.

Renault Fowler was originally a character that Kaos (Luca’s legacy series counterpart) and friends met in Westwick.  The ambitious young man from Carthis had been skulking around to try and find a strong base of operations to launch an attack on Atalatha.  Well, some things never change.  Renault was still apprehended, still met Luca, and so forth.  All that said, some things do change.  Renault was held captive in Atalatha in the new timeline, but was treated with kindness and respect, and has developed a sort of friendship with his captors.  This has also led to some level of reasoning with Blacklehn, who have learned that the powerful pawn for both sides represents the potential for an alliance to be made for the two kingdoms.

While Renault was held captive, he also learned something about himself: he was given gifts by the Strain.

Wern gave us a few different poses we could use, and we ultimately chose to use the center one below.

While we briefly lose sight of it in our first colored version of the character, Renault has the ability to summon “aurora whips”, effectively creating graspable light that can be used to strike others, or, as is Renault’s preference, to traverse his surroundings in some interesting ways.  Even after learning of his ability, he made no effort to escape captivity, but he did demonstrate his ability to those in Atalatha who were enamored by it.

Below, you can see the whip in action.  While we only see one whip here, Renault has had some fleeting success with creating additional ones as well.  It’s not an easy feat, and he still has a long way to go before he can truly make the best use of his gift, but he’s certainly enjoying learning more about himself and what he is capable of.  By the way, though he is a prisoner of Atalatha, we’ve shown him with a gold or brassy-looking bull on his cape, a nod to his Blacklehnian heritage.

Below, you’ll see the final version of the art, complete with all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from work Wern completes for us.  The whip has a more spellbinding look, and just about everything on Renault has received a fresh coat of polish.

We were all very pleased with how Renault was reimagined for the new Tellest timeline.  The incremental changes that we’ve made in some ways have led us to being able to explore the world in some grand new ways.

I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Wern for his work on this character and all the others he has worked on since!

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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.