Saturday, 11 February 2017

"THE RAMBLER" "Slaying Of The High King" - Part Two Post One

Despite being a dialogue-heavy sequence, I wanted the opening to Episode Two of "Slaying Of The High King" to not only quickly introduce the man about which almost the entirety of this story's first part had been talking about, Brian Boru. But also establish that despite being a monarch of men, he was (at least according to my sources) something of a peaceful, God-fearing man, who himself didn't wish to join battle on a holy day.

To try and reinforce this somewhat simplistic attitude to the world, I purposely steered away from making the High King look too regal, settling on a simple head-band for a crown and red cloak. Only his blue-linen shirt appears particularly fine (as a result of some texturing over a flat colour), in order to make the garment hopefully stand-out as something that 'bit special'.

As Sigtrygg Silkenbeard continues to manoeuvre his army into position for the battle ahead, the Rambler discovers that the High King's "simple solution" to determining his loyalty is definitely not to his liking...   


  1. Phew, that was a timely intervention from Brian Boru. I'm not sure about his "simple solution", though. Coincidentally, Brian Boru was the answer to a question on last night's edition of "Eggheads". Yes, I got it right!

    1. Thanks Bryan, and what a bizarre co-incidence!?! This posting matches my tally for the entirety of last year, so I'm hopeful 2017 will be a better year for "Mooretoons" than that last ;-)