Archive for the ‘Amber Trumps’ Category

Who is Erebus?

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Erebus, son to Caine, is a character I am currently playing in a Play-By-Post game of Amber Diceless Roleplaying. Smart-mouthed, irreverent, and largely absent from Amber as a result of some poorly chosen words to a normally congenial uncle. Erebus thought an extended trip through Shadow may improve his chances to live to see another year.

Next will be the hero of the Amber Chronicles (at least in his own eyes) Corwin, self crowned King of Amber. Well, he was for a matter of moments before he was beaten and forced to watch his brother Eric claim the crown and throne.

True story: I really lobbied for Corwin as a possible boy’s name, if my youngest had popped out a boy. Alas, I was gifted with my third girl, sweet Anna. S’okay. We have plenty of girl clothes. :)

Caine, and a bonus!

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Caine has always been the dark brother, the one no one really trusts because he is as likely to stab them in the back as help them. His reputation is well deserved, for the man hunted down a physical double in Sahdow, killed him, framed another brother for the deed, and hid out in Shadow trying to uncover the plot of whoever was behind the Black Road. He showed up in the nick of time to strike a decisive blow against the great betrayer of Amber, but no one trusts him for it.


Next I have a creation I summoned form the nether regions of my head and are one of the major foes of the Play-By-Post game of Amber Diceless Roleplay I am running: The Corruptor.

Crafted to violently possess their foes, they can take over their host’s body for a short while to commit mayhem and destruction on their foes. Not only can they survive out of water, but have amazingly fast mobility for being utterly boneless!



Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Brand was the the greatest of old Dworkin’s students, the most inquisitive, and creative. Arguably the most brilliant, devious and villainous of the brood. His ultimate plan to wipe the Pattern away, destroying mighty Amber and rewriting reality with himself as the godhead. If not for the desperate measures taken to eliminate him, his grand scheme would have destroyed everything.

Mercurial, fickle, lovable and despicable in turns, Brand’s machinations took decades of planning, and came within inches of succeeding.


Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Corwin’s arrogant, superbly capable younger brother, Bleys could very nearly had achieved his goal of storming the Castle Amber, as he wound his way up the steep steps of Kolvir. If not for a suicidal leap of an opponent, Bleys could have fought his way to the top. As it stands, he killed hundreds in the slow ascent, a feat nearly matching those of the elder Benedict. Bleys could very well be the second best swordsman of the Princes of Amber.

Amber Trumps – Benedict

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

To gear up my guache-colored pencil mixed-media skills, I have set a project for myself: to illustrate the Trumps of Roger Zelazny’s brilliant Amber series. The trumps are magical tarot cards that allowed mental communication between the scions of Amber Sort of magical cell phones mixed with teleporters, envisioned long before cell phones existed. Their power worked through all of Shadow, and even allowed one person to bring the other one through the trump to their location. The Trumps illustrated the Nine Princes and four Princesses of Amber.

First up is Benedict, warrior supreme of Amber. Peerless tactician and master swordsman, his skill at warfare has no equal.

Next up: Bleys.