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This is Halder by CrazedPotato This is Halder by CrazedPotato
This is Halder. He's a heavily obscured example of a Meska, which for lack of better terms is a talking bear.

His size is not to be used as a reference for the usual Meska. He is freakishly huge, enough so that he can hoist an industrial wrecking ball on a chain with his own two arms.

In this situation, Halder is going after Edith at an undefined site. AV leaps into action to save her because, though she's absolutely useless, the Matriam Naliae will screw him for the worst if he messes up this simple task.

Halder himself doesn't actually mean death on Edith. However, she and AV are liable to pursue his raiding party, which has left their mountain kingdom to the north in search of slave labor as per their ruler's orders. This path leads them to steal the vast majority of the population of Edith's hometown, which in turn brings her to want AV to join her in saving her friends and family.

Halder doesn't even want to be a vicious slave driver or anything. It's just that his midlife crisis has led him to try making a living with the kingdom of the Kalti Meska, and this citizenship has put him in this position. Really, he'd like to settle down with a nice job in the boonies where nobody will bother him. What he'll soon learn is that everybody, for one reason or another, is out to do just that.

He's not stupid. He's a perfectly functional member of society once you get past the fact that he's the size of some houses. Really, he's almost cunning. The constant tendency of his antagonists to overlook this characteristic annoys him too much for him to take advantage of it.
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XenonXylophone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
This is Epic, more like. :+fav:
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Nakarie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
I don't know how that, big = dumb stereotype came about. I suppose it makes sense in some stories because if they were smart the main characters would've been screwed and thus, end of story.

But Halder's like a normal person if there be a society of normal but huge people. :D

Anyhow, I SEES ACTION. Gee, when you said you were gonna go improve on that, you really did. Unlike me, who usually tells myself to do something then end up disappointing myself somehow ahahahaha...

Argh, this full view doesn't do your image justice though, since I was a little confused as to what was what at first. But now I see how the arms are working and that's AV and not...part of Halder.

I think what I like most about this is that arm that's reaching for Edith. Like HOLEH FRIKKING WOAH GET OUT THE WAYYYYY!!! Nice detail with it scraping or uh, tearing up the ground there. :D
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CrazedPotato Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
The resolution the pictures were taken & saved in was to accommodate the criteria of a scholarship thing I'm working towards. I probably should have asked for real-size versions as well, but that's in the past.

Yeah, Halder's the first encounter in the whole story. His is going to have to be intense.
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Nakarie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
"I probably should have asked for real-size versions as well, but that's in the past."
Wait, what's that supposed to mean, you don't have your original art? :O

WILD HALDER APPEARED. AV USED HELPING HAND.
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CrazedPotato Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
I outsourced for the photographing of these. It was the only way to get quality. <:C
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Nakarie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Aww, too bad. :B
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Kirby4030 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually like this idea. Like, everytime you see these giant, massively strong characters, they're usually slow-witted and just muscle everything. It's refreshing to see a character that strays from that standard.
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CrazedPotato Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
There are times (the way I've planned it as of now) where Halder even seems like the most level-headed character in the story. He's kind of a Brock Sampson—if Brock was a giant talking bear.
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Kirby4030 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your comparison just made me squeel with glee.
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CrazedPotato Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Don't let Brockbear hear that.
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