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story sketch: rin [update: 10-26-2011]

This sketch features [personal profile] aldersprig 's character, Rin, a Callanthe princess, disguised as a low ranking army officer, in the days following her country's victory against its long-time enemy Bithrain. Stories about Rin and her unwilling travel companion, Bitrani prince Girey, can be found here.

Rin leans on the saddle of her riding-goat, looking off over the valley contemplatively
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Rin leans on the saddle of her riding-goat, looking off over the valley contemplatively

Rin leans on the saddle of her riding-goat, looking off over the valley contemplatively

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Rin leans on the saddle of her riding-goat, looking off over the valley contemplatively Rin leans on the saddle of her riding-goat, looking off over the valley contemplatively Rin leans on the saddle of her riding-goat, looking off over the valley contemplatively
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Yay!

I remember hearing about those giant riding goats. You did a great job on that -- it looks like a goat, not a horse. The different levels of landscape stand out pretty well too.

Yes...

The goats are supposed to be big enough to ride, so, the size of a large pony or a small horse.
The goats have evolved as the story has, too.
Well, in-story, mostly goat breeding. :-D

Hmm...

That actually sounds interesting. *chuckle* I can't help but wonder if the giant bucks do some of the same things that ordinary bucks do to attract the does. I suspect the riding goats are mostly does or wethers, the way riding horses are usually mares or geldings.

Some of the Torn World stories deal with snow-unicorn breeding and/or genetics. There's one long multi-part story in progress, "Wild Snowy Chase," that deals with people pursuing an unexpected fresh source of genes; and my short story "On the Rocks" also mentions the challenge of keeping the herd going.

Re: Hmm...

*nods* I've written the main characters' goats, at least, as does and wethers.

I have to sit down and discuss goat genetics with @Capriox at some point, since I'm still world-building on the fly (she raises Boers)
Giant riding goats!! I'm in love! I like the hint of background developing, too - nice sense of distance and scale.
Oh yay! I've really been enjoying this story, so seeing the terrain like this is wonderful. I knew from the map that the land is very mountainous, but seeing it is more vivid.
Five here, and one anonymous over on DW makes six commenters! I'll work on cleaning up this sketch once I've finished the other two prompts in the queue :)

Yay!

That's so exciting! I look forward to seeing more of this.
Okay, now I'm intrigued enough I think I need to go check out this story -- well done!

Yay!

I thought this would happen! *happy dance* Crowdfunding for the win!
Awesome! :-D

A note of warning, though: they're rough drafts, so a few things about the world (for example, the goats) aren't accurate in the older stories.

Edited at 2011-04-13 01:24 pm (UTC)

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A very nice cleanup. I wasn't quite sure what was happening with the goat's horns before but its much clearer here.
Oh, very nice!! I agree, the horns are awesome.
Also? The detail on the saddle is beautiful!!
The goat really rocks! Also, Girey with the tent is a great detail.
Oh I do like the new nose!

This is very neat.
That is absolutely lovely!!!
Wow, the closeup of Rin is so very realistic! I really like the details of the saddle and the goat's determination to eat.
Oh, the city! The description of that city over the river is a vivid one, and I remember it. I appreciate the way you've captured it.