Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Bart Rallop, Royal Wizard and Keeper of the Generally Eternal Flame


Bart has served as the royal wizard and adviser to King Tribbit for as long as any frog in Cool Dip Swamp can remember. He is a wise old codger and well respected by all. Even tempered (which is quite rare in a wise wizard) he gets along with just about everyone.  Not only is he the leading authority in flora and fauna in the area, but he has a vast library of spells at his disposal.  Among his duties is keeping the Generally* Eternal Flame lit and available to all to see.  It is the beacon of enlightenment to the frogs of Cool Dip Swamp, proving to all they are more than just mere amphibians, but have grasped the use of tools and fire.

* - Note:  "Generally" is given here with the knowledge that all swamp creatures realize fires tend to fall prey to accidentally being extinguished in areas with large bodies of water.






The Frog Wizard is from Dark Sword Miniatures.

Cheers!

Rod

29 comments:

  1. >"Generally" Eternal
    That made me a chuckle a bit

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    1. Good to hear! Life in the swamps can be awful hard on open flames.

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  2. What an absolutely gorgeous looking miniature and so well painted Rod, fabulous fun.

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  3. Fantastic wizard!
    This frog edition is excellent :)

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  4. He looks so cute! Absolutly superb!

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    1. Even frog wizards are slightly vain, so he'll appreciate being considered cute! Thank you Phil!

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  5. Una miniatura muy divertida, me gusta el esquema de color, es vistoso como debe ser una rana.

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  6. Great mini, perfect artwork Rod! This little fellow seem ready to jump ata any minute now! As to the hilarious "Generally Eternal Flame", it reminded me of an old episode of "Hill Street Blues" - I actually found the quote online:
    Episode "Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart?" (#3.21)" (1983):
    J.D. LaRue: [Farnsworth is trying to sell better protection for the flame on Belker's father's grave but J.D. grabs him by the lapels] Now you take your all-weather wind break, your copper delivery system and you three quarter inch wick and you cram it, Farnsworth! Now, he ain't springing for dime one. Now I've got a perfect view of this cut-rate boneyard of yours from the 36th street overpass every day on my way to work. Alright, now I don't care it's four O'clock in the morning, there's a hurricane blowing out here. I catch the flame on my partner's dad's grave out for one second, and you're gonna be perpetually eternally dead. Not perpetually, not eternally, but perpetually eternally dead! Now you got it? "
    Cheers and keep ´em coming!!! :D

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    1. Thank you RM! Glad you are enjoying the frogs. There's a few more to come. LOL! I haven't thought about "Hill Street Blues" in years. That's a blast from the past.

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  7. Generally type safe. Generally doesn't segfault. Generally shows up for work. Sober. :)

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  8. Brilliant fig with loads of character!

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    1. That's exactly what Bart said last time he tripped on a root and dropped the flame into a puddle of water.

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    2. I love this guy already!!

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