Some sketches I cleaned up that I never got around to posting earlier.
The boy on the right is a generic incubus from the nether realm of Daeccubus Eboneaus. Incubi and Succubi have differently shaped horns, as you may have noticed in my previous sketches.
Silas, on the left, begins the story with the small sword at his waist.
It’s a gift from his late father that he brought from the Northeastern country of Kiso. It’s size and shape is probably most comparable to either a Chinese Dao or a Japanese Wakazashi, but i didn’t intend it to be a specific historic blade.
Kiso is also called Dōngguó in the native tongue, and its the region in my story that’s an analogue to a late Qīng Dynasty China in terms of development. Some modernization from the other countries is beginning to leak in, and while the older generation is extremely traditional in their values (some values are very respectable, others are very detrimental to society…), the younger generation is increasingly interested in opportunities in the more variable cultures of the Atman and Ogmian countries. While there are plenty of unique subcultures and sub-countries (which are derived from other major cultures and ethnic groups in modern-day Asia, e.g., Japan, Korea), the majority of people from Dōngguó speak a language that’s very similar to modern-day Chinese.
Silas later obtains the larger European-style bastard sword in his hands. The blade is tentatively named Harbinger at the moment, and it is a sentient weapon capable of speaking aloud or telepathically. As Silas is one of the weaker and less experienced characters in the story, Harbinger is often instrumental in keeping him out of danger.