Mallet of The Righteous
A sledgehammer made of refined wood that came from a tree in Doomwood devoid of leaves and stone in southern Greenguard that is strong enough to split metal in two. Don't be fooled by the gourd revealed inside the wood for its magic is more than meets the eye.
After I remade AQ3D's Smashing Pumpkin in 2D, I decided to recycle the weapon and recolored the bottom blade and its handle. I then recolored the pumpkin yellow because Thankstaking is around the corner and the color is sometimes associated with autumn. Some foliage on trees do gradually shift from green to yellow. What sets the Mallet of the Righteous apart from the Vengeful Gourd's Twinkle is the wooden head and the dark chartreuse blade on top of it. While working with wooden textures is nothing new to me, it was my first time designing texture on refined wood with Flash, which took me another five days and I'm glad it turned out to be pretty nice from a distance. I'm at a loss regarding what type of wood I prefer since its texture can vary depending on the type, but there's always room for improvement in that area. ;) The Mallet of the Righteous is my take on Amelia's Mallet, but it heavily contrasts to the original version because the head is more uneven, the handle is made of stone, the grip has a different texture, there are blades placed at the bottom and top of the weapon, the metallic layer in between the grip and the bottom blade retains jagged edges, and last but not least, clicking on the light orange button reveals the glowing yellow gourd in the place of the wooden head. The differences are drastic because I took a naturalistic approach on the design process and sought out ideas on how to set the weapon apart from what it was based on. Its backstory also differs from its original counterpart. While Hollow forged the mighty mallet for his daughter in the AdventureQuest timeline, I believe that in the DragonFable timeline that Amelia herself forged the mallet out of grief during Occavatra's, Irene's, Europa's, and Fortitudo's journey into the underworld to rescue her father that took place shortly after Jaania froze the Hero, Warlic, and Xan in self-healing ice at the end of Book 2. She vowed to use her mallet to defend her family and home alongside her father since then, hence the name of the weapon. I hope you guys like it and I'd like to thank Gabriel Castro for his helpful feedback on the weapon's design. :)
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