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Glen People Contest: Barnabas by AnAdminNamedPaul Glen People Contest: Barnabas by AnAdminNamedPaul
(A contest entry to :iconglenprincess:'s Glen Peeps Contest!)

Barnabas Lervus
Age: 35
height: 6'8"
weight: 290 lbs
occupation: Woodcutter; former wood carver
specie: Ammotragus lervia Faunus (Barbary Sheep Faun)

personality: brash and quiet; he rather let his actions do the talking and would only talk to those he's close with. Loves to reminisce when not working and is very appreciative of other people. Due to the harsh history he had involving his missing arm and petrified wound, he's very sensitive when people stares at him, but despite his huge presence, he's more likely to shy away than hurt people. (Though that doesn't mean he hadn't hurt anyone before...)

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Barnabas was once a faun with a passion to create wood carvings which he sells to visiting travelers or those who he meets along the way when he is with his cart. He was also once in-love with a dryad whom he frequently visits in the forest near the kingdom but a fateful day when a basilisk somehow found its way out in the surface world had his lover devoured by the creature after she was turned into stone, and nearly got petrified himself if it wasn't for the dumb luck of keeping one eye closed which renders a basilisk's petrifying glare to work only halfway.

With his the left side of his body nearly petrified and his arm crumbled into rocks, Barnabas limps away after partially blinding the accursed creature back with his axe. Wounded and nearly dying, he was found by his fellow fauns and brought back into their kingdom to be healed.

Little is heard of what became of the basilisk, though it was made clear that the Coal Cave kingdom was actually hunting the creature down after it broke out of its own habitat; Barnabas finds himself sullen and bitter of what became of him and his love. Even after a willing Gourdian from the Autumn Realm gave him a automaton arm to give his mobility back, Barnabas gave up his craft and settled doing heavy work in building houses.

Though, at times, Barnabas finds himself struggling to bring back his passion for his woodworks, seeing it as his last and only reminder of his love.

(note: the black scars he have are petrified muscles. He nearly had his left leg petrified, so he has a leg brace to hold it together.)

((i tried not to make it sappy, but I drew his design with a metal arm for some reason and wanted to give this guy a good story to why he has the auto-mail in the first place. I also tried to tie in my other OCs to his history to give some closure to herbie's account.))

(c) :iconhewhowalksdeath:
Adventure Time (c) Pen Ward
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:iconkillergirl04:
Killergirl04 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Pan: *wonders around the forest very lost looking for a faun who delivers lumber to her bakery ever so often but she always been to shy to thank him, she found him near by. Shaking in her boots she put down a basket of baked good for him then quickly turn around and ran off*
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Barnabas: (spots the baker faun running away)) sigh*...they always run away...(continues to chop a tree down but stops half way as he spots the basket) ...
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Killergirl04 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
pan: *watches him from behide a tree to see if he had accepted her basket or not she nervously stood there she then let out voice* aint you hungry...
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Barnabas: (spots her) you still there? i think you dropped your basket!
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Killergirl04 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Pan: *shakes her head slightly* i-i-i-i didnt drop it...i-its for you....to say thank you..
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Killergirl04 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
he so awesome~~
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
((why thank you, luv!))
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Killergirl04 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
((my pleasure hun))
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Ask-Moon-Spirit Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
((ItoldyouIwouldoops))

Philyra: *a bag on her back, dragging a saw on the ground behind her she carefully made her way through the woods. She wouldn't normally attempt at getting her own wood, but why not start trying? and probably fail miserably oops She spotted someone a little further ahead, wearily approaching them. As she got a little closer, she just realized it was another faun. UuU* Good afternoon random mister! QuQ
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Barnabas: glares at her with his nearly blind eye but calms down after registering that it's a fellow faun.*

H-hello...
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Ask-Moon-Spirit Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Philyra: *smiles up at him brightly* You sure are big n' tall, mister!!
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Barnabas:...thank you (passes her while carrying some freshly chopped lumber*)
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Ask-Moon-Spirit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Philyra: *follows closely behind him* You work with wood too? Q u Q
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Barnabas: yes... (notices she's following him)...anything I can help you with?
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Ask-Moon-Spirit Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Philyra: *She shrugs* Is it easy for you to get all that lumber? ; o ;
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Barnabas: quite easy, really...(chops down a tree and then notices Philyra carrying some wood too*) are you here for lumber, too?
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa, he's pretty cool!


i thought he was an Aoudad at first.
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Nah, barbary. I was going for an ethnic style of a character for him despite being Greek.))
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice, very nice :D
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Askthewerewolfprince Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
awe ; 3 ; poor guy, really nice back story though ))
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
((thank you, luv. v.v but now I feel bad for making you gurls crai...or do I?))
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Askthewerewolfprince Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
welcome~c: pffft ))
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The-Bloody-Bishop Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Writer
Yikes, what a harsh past... can't help but feel sorry for him. >_<"
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
((I got some plans for him...along with the rest of my other baybehs! (I've been rejecting Hale lately, so I decided to give him a friend...))
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The-Bloody-Bishop Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Writer
Oh~? I like that sound of that. ^_^ Everyone needs at least one friend. How else could we know we were sane otherwise?

Hm, question? Where'd you get the inspiration for his name...?
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
ah, you noticed some Christian theme to him? if you do, I'll finish that Erin Porcie drawing for you!))
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The-Bloody-Bishop Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Writer
Hm, alright. But wouldn't that count as bribery? Kinda contradictory, huh?

Barnabas was the name of the apostle who rode with Paul the Apostle, preaching the word of God in the early days of Christianity. He was subsequently martyred. In turn, your character suffered for his actions to blind the basilisk which crippled him and devoured his true love. Though not widely recognized for his actions, Barnabas nearly sacrificed his life to prevent others from losing their lives to the creature.

Stretching it to Jesus' level feels almost blasphemous, since Barnabas also did it out of self-defense.

Barnabas is a wood cutter and former carver, and it is well known that Jesus was a carpenter before his call to the cloth. By working with wood, Barnabas was in contact with nature and lived as a faun would, until suffering distanced him from his passion. His android arm physically symbolizes his emotions and reasons for straying from the path.

The Lucifer-Pan visual reference isn't worth mentioning, just that the introduction of faun-like characteristics were influenced by Victorian neopaganism.

So... does that satisfy you?
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
...actually, I misread the animal's name as Barnaby Goat instead of Barbary Goat, which lead me to naming him Barnabas. But after reading about Barnabas's martyrdom through stoning, an ironic coincidence seeing my Barnabas lost his arm and nearly the left half of his body due to a stone-turning glaze of a basilisk, I decided to keep it to make him special.

Also, he didn't go after a Basilisk, a basilisk came and spotted him and his lover. It's a matter of being in the wrong place on the wrong time.

close, but not quite. So I'll half-way finish ErinPorcie!...naw just kidding! I'll have it up soon as I get my day offs!
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The-Bloody-Bishop Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Writer
Ah! So it was a guessing game. I just thought it was providing you with possible Christian themes.

Sounds great, hope you can enjoy your days off. ^_^
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:iconbigmacintoshplz: Nope

just playing a game! and thanks!
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AskCarmelApple Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
( oh god,. just let me love this character...LIKE THIS!!!))
Elien: ([link]) *was sitting on the fence near were chickens were put and tossing some feed out to them, waiting for the wood that would be deliverd so that they could repair apart of the barn that was damaged threw a storm*
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Barnabas: walking along the path carrying his lumber over his mechanical shoulder. He sees the house where he's supposed to bring it and knocked* hello? I got the lumber.
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MissPomp Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
ahhh my gaaad this faun!!! >u< he looks great!! but poor babbu, nearly petrified ; 3 ;
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AnAdminNamedPaul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
((I'm an evol evil man~ Deal with it! :iconoooohplz:))
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