The Chronicles of Loth page 24 chapter 11

Friday, the 5th of April at 12:00 AM, 2013 in The Scales of Valor
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The Chronicles of Loth page 24 chapter 11

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EFlint Friday, the 5th of April at 12:00 AM, 2013 edit delete
EFlint
I've been dreading this guys introduction for a bit, I was worried about the wings. Still don't know how I feel about them, but anyway. TWC image, Sev is busting out. And just a reminder we're coming up on our 4th(5th?) anniversary and the end of the month!

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ranger_brianna_new Friday, the 5th of April at 12:08 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
The wings are awesome. They're something incredibly hard to draw, and you nailed it.
Mr.Grin Friday, the 5th of April at 2:01 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
HUGE WINGS.. which is actually more realistic... yay. I have always wondered, he would have to sleep in a single position at night. Rolling over could be extremely painful let alone taking off/putting on armor. oh oh oh and wind resistance when moving around, like having to move wings back when running is fine but what about quick turning like in a sword fight. its like having a parachute attached to your back.. a hollow boned parachute.
Ed8 Saturday, the 6th of April at 1:11 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
You're assuming the wings are fragile and useful only for flight. If rolling over on them would hurt them, he'd probably be dead already. With the amount of strength it would take to lift a human in flight, you would not want to be hit by one of those wings. Also, you don't have motor control over a parachute - he would certainly have instinctive control over the wings, they would probably be deployed during a fight, and used as leverage to make quick turns and dodges, giving him the ability to move quickly to avoid blows or position himself in 3 dimensions rather than our limited 2 dimensional movement, probably a huge advantage. (Generally most birds, when fighting on the ground, will fight in a similar manner, though it's not an exact comparison.)
Mr.Grin Saturday, the 6th of April at 12:26 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Meh I see that as a very glamorized answer. The human body was not designed for wings nor for large protrusions from the back. If the wings were capable of flight then they would have to be much larger and stronger as he is a very densely muscled (weight) and large person. At that point the leverage points on the back would not be enough. Also if flight is somehow achieved because of his human weight (assumed, he could be hollow boned and have fake muscles)just flapping the wings enough to achieve flight would be enough strain to have him exhausted in no time. If he had indeed learned to use the large wings for some sort of advantage in turning then the needed area for such wingy turns would be huge, larger than his fighting range and thus putting his large white wings into the sword path of an enemy. When birds fight and use their wings it is mostly for intimidation as a way to appear bigger and make the lesser bird shy away, everything else is jumping and pecking and dancing around one another.
Kermit Sunday, the 7th of April at 11:01 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Also, you have the problem that the person's center of balance would be displaced so that they would have to constantly lean forward or else risk falling over.
Mr.Grin Sunday, the 7th of April at 10:56 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
But since this is fantasy I will just say MAGIC and be done with it. Nitpicking wont help anyone enjoy the story and magic is the duct tape of fantasy.
MrTTAO Sunday, the 7th of April at 2:03 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Ouch, right in the ego