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City of Archest(tutorial) by samurairyu City of Archest(tutorial) :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 4 0 New Cover for Storm of Prophecy book 1 by samurairyu New Cover for Storm of Prophecy book 1 :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 7 0 Storm of Prophecy coloring cover by samurairyu Storm of Prophecy coloring cover :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 1 0 Storm of Prophecy poster by samurairyu Storm of Prophecy poster :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 2 0 Archestrian Knight by samurairyu Archestrian Knight :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 8 0 Wodan Publishing New Logo by samurairyu Wodan Publishing New Logo :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 1 0 The Pact by samurairyu The Pact :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 5 0 Homecoming by samurairyu Homecoming :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 21 2 Are you okay?...emergency surgery? by samurairyu Are you okay?...emergency surgery? :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 3 10 Twilight of the Gods by samurairyu Twilight of the Gods :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 6 0 City Lights by samurairyu City Lights :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 39 19 And The Beat Goes On by samurairyu And The Beat Goes On :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 59 2 Ordinary World by samurairyu Ordinary World :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 61 9 Escaping a Supernova by samurairyu Escaping a Supernova :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 27 7 Wrath of the Thunder God by samurairyu Wrath of the Thunder God :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 10 2 From Hell's Heart, I Stab At Thee by samurairyu From Hell's Heart, I Stab At Thee :iconsamurairyu:samurairyu 72 15


Felix Tertius DiRoma
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Wodan Publishing resident artist

Missoula, MT, USA
Storm of Prophecy, Book 8 is now live in the Kindle store.



Things have been rough for me the past several months. My health issues have reduced output capacity causing some delay but we managed to finish post-production on this book. I found the latter chapters particularly intriguing. Interestingly enough, the next book will reach some of what was to be the original book back when Werner was first writing it. At one point when we were discussing the backstory of the main character, I suggested that he should begin there. Eight books later and what was the beginning is now more of the beginning of the end of the series.

As for myself, I've tempered my ambitions as I just don't have the time to make any games. Currently I'm working on my illuminated pages for "Law of the Banners" and I'm somewhere around halfway done with the first part. The process has also caused me to consider a similar venue for my science fiction works, because at this point it may just be better to get my stories out there than wait for the best medium to become available.

For those still new to Von Werner's series, the first one is always available as a...

FREE EBOOK various locations, because it's awesome and there is no better sampling of a series than an entire book XD

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The majority of the series is only on Kindle for a number of reasons.

The Storm of Prophecy

Book I Dark Awakening
Book II Pillar of Light

Book III Flames of Retribution (Doln Cycle 1)
Book IV Cage of Mist (Doln Cycle 2)
Book V Pyres of Sacrifice (Doln Cycle 3)
Book VI Gathering Clouds (Doln Cycle 4)
Book VII The Living Fire (Doln Cycle 5, Finale)

Book VIII Strange Horizons (Out Now!)
Book IX * Tides of Chaos *
Book X * Captive Souls *
Book XI * Edge of Fate *

* Forthcoming *
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  • Watching: LCS
  • Playing: League


City of Archest(tutorial)
The finished painting may have a few more details added at a later time, things like people and birds and such, but I wanted make this as a general tutorial. I'm constantly trying out new things and learning new styles to integrate into my own method so I appreciate how useful these things can be. The initial purpose was for internal use to describe the capital city of a kingdom visually in a speedpaint.

The city is from my own grand fantasy project("Law of the Banners") that is finally getting some of my artistic attention in a more proper fashion. I've posted a few tidbits here and there but I hope to have some actual books in the near-ish future. To help with this, I'm making paintings of locations and illuminated pages of the mythology/history.

I'll post the painting itself with a wall of text in its description once I have more time.
New Cover for Storm of Prophecy book 1
I've been wanting to update the covers for this series for a while. The first one came out in 2009 and book 8 was released not long ago. I chose to keep to the style of the original, which is geared toward letting the reader's imagination take the driver's seat. The wyvern does get more attention this time.

This digital book is free.

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Storm of Prophecy coloring cover
More work on a set of newer covers that can double as coloring pages. This one is already set up for the latter use and based on the botanical school of mages from the Storm of Prophecy series of books.
Storm of Prophecy poster
Made as an alternate cover for book 1, focusing on Pyromancers.

Since book 8 came out recently, I've been wanting to go back and make more covers showcasing the different types of magic users in the series but with a different style. These pieces will be done using a method allowing them to also be made into a coloring book at around 25 pages in length, letting people choose their preferred hues. The clothing will change and the pattern will likely be removed, but it serves as something of a timestamp for me on progress.

I highly recommend the Storm of Prophecy series.

The first book is free.

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Archestrian Knight
More work on my "Law of the Banners" series. A bit of a test on some of my methods.

Part of a set of "cards" that will have a place in a later book on factions after the mythology ones are done. Actual novelizations of two time periods are also in the works. This may take a while but I've been working on the world and stories since somewhere around '95-'96, so it's long overdue.

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Kaasusumu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist
How are you lately, Samu?^^
samurairyu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Easing back into things. Been feeling positive for the first time in a long while. Thanks for asking ^___^
Kaasusumu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Hobbyist
That's great! It's been a while since your last unfortunate update on life, so I had to ask because you're not here often, are you?^^
samurairyu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
The good news is that my lower activity here is due to an increase in work on my book of illuminated pages. It's about halfway done. I'll probably make another sci-fi painting soon for this place and keep experimenting with styles ^___^
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Twiggierjet Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Happy birthday.
samurairyu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks you ^___^
Kaasusumu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist
Haaaaapppppyyy Biiiirthhhdaaayyy, Ryu!!
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samurairyu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks XD
Kaasusumu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist
You're very welcome! Have a good birthday!^^
FacelessBuster Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Happy Birthday samurairyu!
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