Image Inspiration for Marsui, Part I

The Dueling Oaks

“Go second breakfast yourself.”


It is a little late for the period but you get the idea.

From del Toro’s notebooks


Clearly a wizard of some kind, possibly a Crystal Wizard. By the law of Marsui, they are considered otherworldly and can be killed as monsters, not to be confused with Magic-Users who are still human, even if they do dabble in chaos forces best left untampered with.

Shoes are off; it is on now.



Could be any number of things, possibly a Refugee Deity, some kind of wizard-cursed beast or wizard’s creation run amok. It might even be a vampire of some kind with its coven. Francisco Goya; Witches’ Sabbath, 1798. Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid.


Summoning gone wrong. El Infierno. Ilustración del manuscrito de San Agustín La Ciudad de Dios, libro XXII.


A monster’s lair, municipal posting making the slaying legal has not yet been posted. Please wait for the posting to avoid murder charges.

Hand-and-a-Half Sword Dated: circa 1550 Place of Origin: Southern Germany Owner: Gustav I Vasa of Sweden Sidenotes: Gustav I of Sweden, born Gustav Eriksson of the Vasa noble family and later known as Gustav Vasa (12 May 1496 – 29 September 1560), was King of Sweden from 1523 until his death, previously self-recognised Protector of the Realm (Rikshövitsman) from 1521, during the ongoing Swedish War of Liberation against King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Initially of low standing, Gustav rose to lead the rebel movement following the Stockholm Bloodbath, in which his father perished., Gustav’s election as King on 6 June 1523 and his triumphant entry into Stockholm eleven days later meant the end of Medieval Sweden’s elective monarchy as well as the Kalmar Union. This created a hereditary monarchy under the House of Vasa and its successors, including the current House of Bernadotte.