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  • Warlock Iconography

    Hello, total new guy here.

    I am looking for cataloged examples of iconography and design patterns featured on Warlock and his related items, as well as documentation on the script featured in the animation for his Shadow Word ability. For example, that yellow circle with a triangle on the back of Warlock's robe. Is it the symbol of Ultimyr Academy? Daemonic magic as a whole? Something else entirely?

    I ask because I am attempting to design a set of Cosmetic Items for Warlock, and I want to maintain a design consistent with previously canonized elements. If I'm going to put Evil Words on stuff, it needs to clearly be the same sort of Evil Words already seen in game.

  • #2
    Well, Warlock seems to be quite underdressed in terms of established lore. We're not sure of any symbols, the only one that truly stands out is the huge eye on his chestpiece. I'm afraid you're going to have to think of these yourself, since all other Warlock items either get rid of them as a whole or don't try to explain much. We do have the typical pentagram on his summoning scroll, but that one's pretty obvious.
    Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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    • #3
      Dang it.

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      • #4
        Looks like I'm gonna have to do this MANUALLY.

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        • #5
          Well, for what it's worth, if you do make an emphasis on that and your set gets into the game AND it retains the flavor text, your work will become canon. As in I will add it to the sticky thread.
          Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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          • #6
            Flavor text? I was planning to etch these foul glyphs directly onto the items themselves! I don't see how making a new font would help since every other computer in existence would simply render the whole thing as rectangles.

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            • #7
              By flavor text I mean descriptions. You can etch them onto the items all you want, but without flavor text we won't know that they're this important.
              Heroes this user should seriously reconsider ever picking again.

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              • #8
                Overthinking Time!

                Ok, let's see here, when you use Shadow Word Warlock says:

                "Sha sha, karakas!"
                "Zan karabos!"
                "Kor karamord!"
                "Kar kor!"
                "Zan!"
                "Kor!"
                "Morakan!"
                "Mordakar!"
                "Mardakaramon!"
                "Karabos karakas!"
                "So sah zan!"
                "Woa!"
                "Mor tor cheea!"
                "Ha ka mor dor cheea!"
                "Ka ra ka!"
                "Ko!"
                "Sha sha karakas shon!"
                "Zan korobos kor koramord!"
                "Kar korzon!"
                "Kor mordakar!"
                "Guah nakor!"
                "Mordaka!"
                "Karaka zan!"
                "Sha sha!"
                "Karabos kor koramond!"

                ... Yeeeeeah, my plan was to figure out how many phonemes that is, and use that to determine how many letters of the Black Speech I should have, but screw it. I'm just gonna figure out how many English letters are being used and go with that. If any one here's an ACTUAL linguist, feel free to transcribe this into those bizarre pronunciation thingies with the slashes and bits and upside down letters.

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                • #9
                  Well! If you plan to base a cosmetic set on his affinity with wordfs, I can only say what an excellent idea it is.

                  As for what the words are, well, the most you can do is look at the relleased Ozkavosh dictionary - the language of demons, which is a stickythread on the Lore page.

                  As for the icons... it's hard to say, given that they're so hard to see and seem to have so many purposes, but it's no stretch to assume that what he says likely shows up among the words floating around. So you could, were you so inclined, find the asyllables and letters and apply them to the words piece by piece. It's cumbersome, but that's the only way I can see any of us being able to easily apply letters to words.
                  In other words, you'll have to either make it up, or slowly and complicatedly work it out and probably get it wrong anyway.

                  But as our friend above says, if your set gets into the game it'll become canon. So anything you make up will become true!

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                  • #10
                    I'm probably missing a whole bunch.

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                    'sh' sound

                    'ch' sound

                    'ee' sound

                    'ua' sound

                    'oa' sound

                    'ah' sound

                    'oh' sound

                    'z' sound

                    'k' sound

                    'm' sound

                    'r' sound

                    'd' sound

                    'h' sound

                    's' sound

                    Of flipping course I'd be raised speaking the worst possible language for this...

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                    • #11
                      Ohgod what was I thinking? I don't know anything about 3D Modeling or programming, why did I think I could do this?

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