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Ruler Sword Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:25647  
Name:Ruler Sword
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Castlevania
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:November 20, 2010
Base Figure:N/a; Scratch Build
Height:2.50 inches
An ornate sword, almost twice the height of a man in length, pulses with blue and purple light as it floats lazily through the air towards you. The unblinking, azure eye in the center of its' hilt follows your every movement with great interest. Suddenly, a battle axe, sickle, katar, morning star, handaxe, warhammer, scimitar, and shield rise soundlessly from the floor, and begin to whirl madly around the unearthly sword, creating a storm of deadly steel.

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Ruler Swords are sentient blades that can be encountered within the Sky Walkway/Corridor in The Air area (Castle A) in Konami's 2002 Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance [Original Japanese title: Castlevania: Byakuya no Concerto (Castlevania: White Night Concerto or Concerto of The Midnight Sun)] Gameboy Advance video game. There are actually three variations of the Ruler Sword enemy in the game, the one depicted here is the weakest variety (the others are designated Ruler Sword Level 2 and Level 3, respectively).

A Ruler Sword can levitate up to eight objects at once, via telekinesis. While it could theoretically manipulate any inanimate item, it prefers giant-sized instruments of war to the exclusion of everything else. The creature's mind and sensory perceptions are complex enough that it can effortlessly direct and coordinate these implements, as well as its own movements, simultaneously. During battle, a Ruler Sword generally avoids direct combat by keeping its' floating arsenal between itself and the enemy. This is not cowardice on the Ruler Sword's part, as its' steel hide is quite damage resistant and it is more than capable of slicing flesh to ribbons if necessary--the crafty creature simply sees little strategic value in endangering itself unnecessarily. The individual weapons that a Ruler Sword animates can be "slain" if they suffer enough damage that they lose their structural integrity, but this has no effect whatsoever on the demonic blade, other than depriving it of some of its offensive options. On the other hand, killing the Ruler Sword itself will result in the instant destruction of all of the objects under its' control as well.


Materials:
Newsprint, notebook paper, tissue paper, white glue, super glue, plastic (transparent bases only), nail polish, and acrylic paint.

Dimensions:
(Excluding the bases)
Ruler Sword: 3.0 cm/1.2 in. x 6.4 cm/2.5 in. (width x length)
Battle Axe: 2.4 cm/0.9 in. x 3.0 cm/1.2 in.
Handaxe: 1.6 cm/0.6 in. x 2.9 cm/1.1 in.
Katar: 1.3 cm/0.5 in. x 2.9 cm/1.1 in.
Morning Star: 1.4 cm/0.6 in. x 2.9 cm/1.1 in.
Scimitar: 1.0 cm/0.4 in. x 3.0 cm/1.2 in.
Shield: 1.9 cm/0.7 in. x 2.4 cm/0.9 in.
Sickle: 2.1 cm/0.8 in. x 2.8 cm/1.1 in.
Warhammer: 1.8 cm/0.7 in. x 3.0 cm/1.2 in.

Time:
Five days: November 10, 11, 14, 18, and 19, 2010.


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User Comments
bobtheodd - Monday, November 22, 2010
Dang! I knew I forgot to do something last week.
PANZERVARGAS - Monday, November 22, 2010
...COOL!!!...
Patraw - Monday, November 22, 2010
Thanks for the comments, everyone!
Finn Varra: Stop motion animation is a pain to set up, shoot, and edit (I had to do this one twice till I was happy with the result), so I doubt I'll ever do anything really elaborate with it like Robot Chicken. A still shot comic book style affair would probably be a more realistic project.
bobbtheodd: I wanted to send it out this morning, but the suitcase full of unmarked bills wasn't under the trashcan behind the garage like we agreed to.
asch - Sunday, November 21, 2010
I`m always half curious, half amazed when I see Your work, this is great
GOLIATH_CUSTOMS - Sunday, November 21, 2010
Dude this is crazy! How the hell do you make that out of paper and glue? Always cool to see your work.
bobtheodd - Saturday, November 20, 2010
Pure awesome! So, when did you say you were mailing those to me?
Finn Varra - Saturday, November 20, 2010
Good lord you do amazing work. Have you ever thought of recreating the game in stop motion, Robot Chicken style? That would be epically cool to see!
Patraw - Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thanks!
Here's some more images:
Finn Varra - Saturday, November 20, 2010
Awesome!!
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