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Occavatra (Book 1)
Not long after Occavatra's pyromancy was exposed to the city of Galicia during a deadwood attack that nearly led to the village catching flame, the fearful young man who was simply trying to save his own life isolated himself in the town library once more with Irene to read about the practical uses of pyromancy to prevent such an accident from happening again. It took him a month to sink in the fact that the element of fire is in the palms of his hands and exercise self-control over such a fearful power with the knowledge that he gained from the spell-casting tomes on the left side of the library's second floor. Although he is no longer afraid of losing control of his magic, he was still fearful of how he is perceived by more people should they become aware of it. Up until the move to Falconreach, Irene remained the only exception for her thoughts of the young man had not changed since she made that discovery herself. Overtime, Occavatra expanded his circle of friends and treated his pyromancy as an extension of himself, which further eroded his fear of the element itself. Despite the fact that he keeps his fire magic in control most of the time, he might occasionally miss a target and burn down a tree by accident with no further damage to its surroundings. Please don't joke about burning trees in front of Occavatra because to this day, he is still uncomfortable about the reminder of the fateful deadwood encounter. You might get a laugh out of Irene and his other allies, though.
During The Final 13th!, Occavatra's appearance hasn't changed too much except he had equipped sharp shoulder plates and he had forged his sword that he would later use as a dragonlord. In order to get an advantage against stronger foes, Occavatra uses this sword to disintegrate enemy defenses, leaving them vulnerable to his fiery attacks. Most of the time, striking where it hurts the most can save both his own life and his allies. In his additional animation, he performs the attack by unsheathing his sword and stabbing his target. The sword then catches fire before it burns out once the target's defenses are weakened by the flames. Occavatra also did not wear his shoulder plates as permanent accessories, but rather as a type of upgrade to protect his shoulders and keep his arms together. He found them in the Elemental Foothills while making his way toward the entrance of the Wind Elemental Cave. It seems like the Cultists had passed through the region and somehow dropped these two. Judging from the three ominous runes on the pieces of metal, they contain traces of dark magic that grants their wearer minor immunity to darkness, which was why he lasted longer against the Shadowscythe while he helped his comrades defend the Elemental Foothills.
After the war had concluded, with great reluctance, he placed the shoulder plates aside and kept them in his dresser's bottom drawer in his and Irene's home in Falconreach because he did not want another one of his terrible secrets exposed to even his friends and allies; his relationship with the Darkspyre family and the forces of darkness.
Occavatra's Book 1 outfit started with a concept of him drawn by Ergotth that I enjoyed. Although a caster class does not define him given that he is a warrior (or dragonlord to be specific) at heart, I liked it enough to design the attire to have him start out as a weaker one while his skill as a warrior built up. Over the span of Book 1, he dealt with monsters from creepy crawly spiders and elementals to insatiable adventurers consumed by their Doom Weapons and a dangerous Deadwood Destroyer that would've been beyond his caliber if he wasn't aided by Irene, Ingrijirea, Myron, Twilly, and Ash. I would like to thank Ergotth for inspiring me to draw this armor and pushing me past my comfort zone on this one especially when I finally animated the attacks. By studying some of DragonFable's animations, I found a way to make the walking animations more realistic. If you're wondering why Occavatra is wearing the Boulder Mask, the New Rock Mask, the Heavy Mask, and the Classic Rock Mask respectively on his head in both animations, it's because he didn't like his hair after Patch trimmed it on two separate occasions. Oh, well. ;)
Book 1 Animation on Deviantart
Second Book 1 Animation on Deviantart
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