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WHAT MAKES A HERO?

FLAVIUS FRANCISCUS: A Special breed of Knight called Paladin, Fearless Warrior, Determined, Gallant, Hero of the Battle of the Great Stone Bridge, Slayer of the Great Dragon Golgoleth, Leader of the Free Companies, Champion of Justice, Defender of the Faith, Upholder of Righteousness

Great deeds of courage and valour are the staple of any person of greatness; But, a true hero has something more...

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A MAN OF PRINCIPLES & DEEP FAITH

⬆ Flavius, penitent. Being a paladin is more than just being a great fighter; It is about being a humble servant of the most high God, A-nak. The devout Flavius always starts and ends his day in prayer, kneeling before the altar of A-nak.
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DEUS IRAE
The Holy Sword





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IT IS ALL ABOUT CHARACTER.

FLAVIUS FRANCISCUS:  God-fearing, Humble, Wise, Penitent, Compassionate, Quick to act, Slow to Anger, Gracious, Charitable, Diplomatic, Tactful, Courteous, Chivalrous, Strong Leader, Generous Benefactor, Protector of Widows and Orphans, Devout Servant of the Most High God A-NAK.

The Pax Valorum: Flavius will live and die by this code of honour, considered by most to be the Chivalric Ideal.

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ARMOR OF GOLD = ARMOR OF GOD

Inspired by the Holy Sword Deus Irae, Flavius sought out a new armor that could withstand the dragon's acid breath. Gold, it was argued, was good against acid but far too soft & heavy to be viable armor. Flavius needed a miracle to beat the dragon, so he sought one out. It would come in the form of an analog: The gold armor, divinely hardened & lightened, was a physical counterpart to 'spiritual armor', sacred protection, divine providence.
 
Flavius and the Sentinel of Eternity --- Digital (Blender™), 2014

Flav & Sentinel


⬆ Flavius seeks out and finds one of the twelve ancient Sentinels of Eternity. The Sentinels are everlasting entities which monitor the doorways of the Nexus Omniversum, the Gateway to All the Worlds.
Flavius Wrestles the Wyrmling --- Digital (Photoshop™), 2010

Wyrmling


⬆ Whilst on his way to a rematch with the dragon, Flavius encounters the newly-hatched young dragons (Wyrmlings). Being every inch the carnivore, the little beast gives our brave knight yet another rough ride. Flavius does manage to inflict enough pain to drive off the aggressive and hungry young reptile without killing it, but the noise draws the attention of the mother dragon, Golgoleth.
The Challenge of Flavius
Acrylic on Canvasboard, 1989

Battle with Rogue Dragon


⬆ Flavius, in his first encounter with the great wyrm Golgoleth, finds himself once again in trouble. The ancient sword of power, Deus Irae, lies just beyond his grasp. This painting was done in 1989, before Paladin was written, and thus shows Flavius wearing the gold armour. In the novel, he has not yet acquired the the magical gold armor when this fight takes place. Needless to say, the dragon crushes his shield and devours his arm but still, somehow, Flavius manages to escape to later take on the ogre and plan a rematch with this great serpent.

Flavius in Sprackland
Pen & Ink, 1990

Flavius in Sprackland


⬆ Young Flavius about to cross into the realm of Sprackland. At the age of twenty, Flavius gained fame as one of the heroes of the great Battle of Auldsteinbrücke (the ancient stone bridge) against the Smeddeg hordes.
In Tough
Acrylic on Canvasboard, 1991

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⬆ Flavius, with his holy sword Deus Irae, and his loyal friend and comrade-in-arms Branco Vasquez find themselves in tough against a horde of Glaigoll (minor demons inhabiting the hellish nether-realm of Pandeimos. The shekinah (the radiant glory of God) repulses the monsters, inflicting pain on them, while Branco stands ready with his frost-sword, Aquilón. Will our heroes have what it takes to survive this onslaught?
Flavius Among the Ruins of Vythunia #1
Digital (Blender™ & Photoshop™), 2014

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⬆ Flavius searches the ancient ruins for a clue to the lost tomb of Dringhomel
The Divine Steed Alcegon
Pen & Ink, 2007

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⬆ The initial sketch of Flavius's
great white steed, Alcegon




THE ADVENTURES
OF A PALADIN


Flavius found adventure and intrigue far and wide across most of western Varzuun. Everywhere he went in those ancient and mystic places there were battles and monsters, miracles and wonders.
Flavius Franciscus, Paladin
Acrylic on Canvasboard, 1988

Early Flavius



⬆ The first appearance of Flavius in a painting, 1988. Note the 'frog'-style jousting helm, full-length surcoat and lack of toe-spurs. The armour has developed a bit since this painting was done. Note also the classic dungeon-type setting, to which Flavius is no stranger.
The Shield of Faith
Digital (Blender™), 2014

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⬆ This powerful magical shield, made along with the golden armour, protects our hero's newly regenerated arm.
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Flavius Battles the Ogre
Pen & Ink, 2007

Ogre


⬆ Having lost his shield-arm in the first fight with the dragon, Flavius must fight the Ogre. The nine-foot-tall behemoth gives our brave knight a rough ride. Really rough!

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