Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Savage Woodkid - Run Boy Run

Woodkid - Run Boy Run is a music video and song by Yoann Lemoine. The black and white imagery is amazing with rich epic adventure. Frustratingly, there is very little to explain what the story might be about, leaving it up to the viewer to determine the meaning for themselves.

There is a bit of a Where the Wild Things Are influence mixed in the mystery with the boy among the monsters. The video is actually part two of an ongoing story of sorts.

The Kingdom of the Keys
The Woodkid wakes up from the spell entrapping him in a prison of his mind where he was just a student in a mundane magic-less world. Only vaguely realizing the sacrifices made to bring him back to this world, he knew he had to get moving.

Rank: Novice
Appearance: 8/Male/Caucasian
Sight: Young school boy.
Sight: Schoolboy outfit with light weight backpack. Sometimes clad with horned-helm and wooden shield wielding a short sword. Freckled complexion and long sandy blonde hair.
Sound: Voice not yet changed
Smell: A fresh light mossy oder, like he's been outside in the sun.
Touch: Stiff polyester uniform. Soft young skin.
Attitude: Has the confidence of a leader, but still inexperienced.
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vitality d4
Charisma: +0, Pace: 6”, Parry: 5 (6 with Shield)(+2 to Ranged), Toughness: +5 (Head +8)
Skills: Climbing d8, Fighting d4, Intimidation d6, Knowledge d4, Notice, d4, Persuasion d6
Hindrances: Young (Major)
Edges: Arcane Background (Superpower), Fleet Footed
Gear: Short Sword (Str+d6), Small Shield, Helm
Power: Leaping - 50’

Appearance: Humanoids made of materials found in woodland nature- moss, tree-bark branches, etc. The head and face are often constructed from the skull of other animals. Horns and antlers are often made from branches, etc.
Sight: Creatures made from materials from the woods.
Sound: Voiceless. When on the move the sound of rustling leaves can be heard. When these creatures move en mass, it is quite thunderous.
Smell: A fresh light mossy oder, like the edge of a swamp.
Touch: Sticks, moss, grass, wood, tree-bark- because Mossmen are made of these materials.
Attitude: They are devoutly loyal to the Woodkid. In his service they will.
Attributes: Agility d12, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, Strength d8, Vitality d10
Charisma: +0, Pace: 6”, Parry: 5, Toughness: +7
Skills: Boating d4, Climbing d8, Fighting d6, Intimidation d10, Knowledge d4, Notice, d4
Special Abilities:
  • Burrowing (+2 to Attack and Defense if Defender is surprised),
  • Elemental (Earth)(No damage from called shots, fearless, do not suffer from disease or poison, vulnerability to attacks of air, lightning, or electricity types)
  • Size (Mossmen’s size range from 0 to +10)

So insipiring. Here are a couple of pieces of art dedicated to Woodkid.

Run Boy Run! by envidia14

Woodkid - Run Boy Run, speed sketch tribute by Jordi Palome'

Woodkid Run Boy Run by Cecile Appert

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