The Asiluths are a race of water elemental warriors that build their underwater structures among the kelp forests. As a race, they are pretty outgoing and very open to new ideas. They tend to go about their business and are always looking for new and innovative ideas for the creation of armor and weapons. Although the toughest members of their race are highly regarded, the ones who can come up with new ideas to improve their armament are the most respected.
Most of their weapons and armor are fashioned from the hardening and sharpening kelp, in addition to the use of different materials such as conch shells, bones from dead sea creatures and any other material that they find in the ocean. As a matter of fact, their weapons are so strong that they are regularly sold to other underwater races. Along with the sales of the weapons and armor, they are also hired often as security for the city races.
Unlike many warrior communities, the Asiluths are not focused only on physical training. They understand the importance of the training of the mind, also. When the children are young, their schooling has a high emphasis on science and math and, if lucky enough, many of the children will start apprenticing with a master armorer or weapon maker. It’s a sense of pride for the mother, who also fights and creates weapons/armors, and father if their child is chosen at an early age by a respected mentor.
When interacting with the Asiluths, it’s important to note that they love new and innovative ideas. They are constantly searching for better ways to do things and will happily exchange their own knowledge or material goods for this end. In the beginning, they may seem reserved but, once they become comfortable with someone, they are hard to shut down. They want to talk about everything and anything.
A mistake that a lot of people make is that they live for fighting. Nothing could be farther from the truth. They are not pacifists and are willing to fight but they do not fight for the sake of fighting or proving how strong they are. They make perfect guards and sentries but will never engage in warfare unless it threatens their community.
As stated earlier, the Asiluths maintain traditional edged weapons and armor for their combat. The weapons and armor are made and tempered from incredibly dense kelp and woven so that lasts a long time. They are adept at hand-to-hand combat and traditional warfare.
In addition to their gear, they are extremely formidable in their kelp forests. They are able to camouflage themselves to the point of being nearly invisible. Many times, they would prefer to do this rather than fighting but, if the need arises, they will attack their enemies. They are merciless fighters and do not believe in leaving anyone alive.
Image Size: 11” wide x 14” tall
Original Pencil Drawing on Bristol Paper
Signed by Doug Hoppes (artist)
Provided with separate Bainbridge Clay Coated Archival Foam Board (1/8” thickness)