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Nilfgaard swords by Merlkir Nilfgaard swords by Merlkir
Another piece for the CD Projekt RED portfolio.
As part of designing the Nilfgaard soldiers I also designed their swords.

They're very much based on historical originals of Italian 15th/16th century swords.

They are inlaid with sun and flame symbols and the cinquedea is decorated with a portrait of Emhyr Var Emreis - the shining Nilfgaardian emperor himself.

(as his nickname is "the White Flame Dancing on the Barrows of his Enemies", I have him stand in flames and skulls.)
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Thylacinee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Genius! Awesome concepts
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VOLOSATICK Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
такой невероятно прекрасной работы(шедевра) я еще не видел!
КАК БЫ МНЕ ХОТЕЛОСЬ ТАКЖЕ РИСОВАТЬ))))))))
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah well, thank you! ;)
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great designs, especially in pommels. Sapkowskin's Witcher books are great so it's nice to see fan art related to his creations.

I'm a bit late but I wish you luck with job application. I also hope your experience in M&B TLD-project as illustrator & designer proves to be useful in this!

Say, since you know much about swords... What is the purpose of small spike near the cross-guard in that cavalry sword?
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Merlkir Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's called a spur and we're not really sure what it's supposed to do. :D

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avenger09 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say the ornamentation is brilliant, very fitting to an Empire that has a Sun as its Sigil/Symbol. As well as the Emperor's title. Course I've always preferred practical swords, to pretty swords.

But hay, when your empire is the biggest in all the known world; you can afford to show off.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! Thank you. :)
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avenger09 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the Nilfgaardian armour. From the fancy, renaissance based plate that Geralt fights them in. To the light cavalry we see in the enhanced edition ending.

By the way can you post some of that here?
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Merlkir Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure what you mean. Post what here? Screenshots from the game?
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avenger09 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You said that you designed the soldiers right? I'd like to see those designs, I have thing for awesome armour.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, poor wording on my part. I'm designing my own version of the Nilfgaardian army, specifically two or three divisions from the time of the last battle of Brenna.
I'm not working at CD Projekt RED. I want to though. :)
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avenger09 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just as awesome. Looking forward to seeing them, if there anything like these swords my head will explode... Metaphorically of course.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) If you haven't yet, check out "Liam Aep Muir Moss", he's a Nilfgaardian I posted before these swords.
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avenger09 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Already did.

PS I also have a Nilfgaardian OC. Its not as good as your's, but I like it.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, I've seen it. :)
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YueFei Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As always, wonderful work Merlkir. Hope you get the job.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SteMega Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Sexy designs, Merlkir! I hope you get the job.
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) Me too.
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tinzart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Excellent work. :)
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trickynick1001 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
This is great! I have always thought that the cinquedea was a bit silly looking, but you have done a very nice job with it.
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Filianthur Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Nice job! Is this artwork for a new game of the makers of the Witcher?
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Hah, I wish. It's for a portfolio I want to send in with a job application. ;)
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Banditks Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I do really like the Cavalry Sword
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Merlkir Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) I'm quite fond of it myself.
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