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Sith and Mandalorian Allies (SWTOR Fanfic Photoshop Experiments)

Lord Void is technically first introduced in Story 7 and becomes a prominent member of the group of allies. He is among the main characters (as there are many). He is currently a prominent member of the Dark Council, later becomes the Head, for a time. His actions, past and future, weigh significantly on the outcome of many event in the stories.

I created an in-game character specifically to depict him, and here I placed him in the Krayt Dragon, the ship of our Jedi friends, when he boards impromptu in order to speak with them in secrecy.

Lord Void boards the Krayt Dragon (from Protectors of the Force, Story 7, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

Another Sith ally is Master Usharr, former leader of the Sith Academy, who went into exile shortly after the defeat of Darth Kromus. He was a master and mentor for Shadie. I used some SWTOR character modifications to depict him and placed him on the ice planet background, as here he is on the Chiss planet Csilla.

Master Usharr on Csilla (from Protectors of the Force, Story 7, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

Wapita is now the Clan Leader of the rival clan to Clan Kandera, Talyc’s clan. He is of Clan Dargoza. I really like his character, as he evolves throughout the stories. He’s not just any secondary character, he becomes part of the main supporting characters. When I realised I was writing him a lot more, I decided to create an in-game character of him. In future stories, I also develop his backstory more.

This is simply a screenshot of Wapita from the game as-is.

Wapita of Clan Dargoza (from Protectors of the Force, Story 7, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

Another screenshot, as-is, of another character I created in-game to depict a story character: Mildred. He’s another clan leader and is in chare of the Mandalorian blockage in orbit in Mandalorian space. He appears seldom in the stories, but I wanted to create a SWTOR character for a class I’d not played much, and it inspired me for him. Mildred is Mandalorian, but when he was younger he left for a time and became a smuggler. When he returned, his crew became his clan, and he proved his worth as a clan leader.

Mildred of Clan Verlemian (from Protectors of the Force, Story 7, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

As always, I’m open to feedback.


These images were created for my Star Wars The Old Republic Fan-fiction story, Protectors of the Force, Story 7 in the Shadie series.

View more Cosplay and Fanfic Photos from Protectors of the Force

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Perhaps you’ll also enjoy Stardust Destinies I: Variate Facing; fantasy action-adventure taking place in a realm strong with magic where prophecies are dictated by dragons. https://binkyproductions.com/stardustdestinies



Talyc and Fane (SWTOR Fanfic Photoshop Experiments)

I love writing Talyc and Fane angst. Their relationship has a lot of ups and down. And I love depicting those ups and downs with my Photoshop experiments. Their faces are not depicted by SWTOR characters, but instead with Inquisitors from Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Here, Talyc and Fane are having an intimate sort of squabble. I created this image a while back and couldn’t decide whether it was when they were fighting (literally punching each other) or when they were making up.

Fane and Talyc hallway confrontation (from Protectors of the Force, Story 7, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

Here Talyc is fighting Jassahmi, though technically in the scene, he’s naked when he fights her. The problem I had with this, while I would have been more than happy to depict this, and I could have created a decent angle, from the waist up, I could not find appropriate angles of characters with their bare chest or recreate them. I did not want to use SWTOR characters that depict other characters, and I had this perfect fighting pose of a character in Mando armour, I had to use it. It’s a slight inconsistency, but nothing major. Unless you insist I must find a way to recreate this image with a naked Talyc, I think we get the gist and it fits the scene well enough.

Talyc wields his vibroblade, while Jassahmi wields the darksaber, the black core black lightsaber that is imbued with the dark side. She is Mirialan.

Talyc fights Jassahmi on Mandalore (from Protectors of the Force, Story 7, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

As always, I’m open to feedback.


These images were created for my Star Wars The Old Republic Fan-fiction story, Protectors of the Force, Story 7 in the Shadie series.

View more Cosplay and Fanfic Photos from Protectors of the Force

Read Protectors of the Force

Read the SWTOR Star Wars fanfic series.


Perhaps you’ll also enjoy Stardust Destinies I: Variate Facing; fantasy action-adventure taking place in a realm strong with magic where prophecies are dictated by dragons. https://binkyproductions.com/stardustdestinies



Lian Faces His Fate (SWTOR Fanfic Photoshop Experiments)

In Story 7, Lian has to face his greatest fear, sensing much. He is a central character in the events of this story and his choices carry over in the stories of the series to come.

To depict Lian, I created a character in SWTOR specifically for his depictions, a blue Twi’lek. This one was a simple one to do, choosing a screenshot of a background of the Jedi Knight ship that could look like a Jedi archive on Tython. Lian’s expression is with one of the game’s Emotes Moods. Basic Photoshop editing was required for colour correction, lighting adjustments, and the “border” of light around the character. I like this one, despite its simplicity. It is a meaningful scene in the story.

Lian senses his death in the Force on Tython (from Protectors of the Force, Story 7, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

Next is the story image. Each story image is always an object or something of significance, never a character per se. I used a background and created two lightsabers, Lian’s silver-white lightsaber, and one of Relsor’s red lightsabers (he wields two). I had fun paying around with various brushes to creates the sparks of the clash, and then I blurred the background significantly.

By the way, I now have a proper gaming PC, so I’ve been rerecording gameplay of my characters I use to depict fanfic story characters to take better screenshots. I mean, it’s still a ten year old game, so the quality is not as high definition as a game made today, but the screenshots are sharper than before and they allow me to do more with my characters in Photoshop.

Protectors of the Force (Story 7) Official Image – Lian’s Lightsaber clashes against Relsor’s

As you can see, however, farther shots of characters still come one a bit blurry, especially when I’m making them bigger for my image, but it depicts the fight between Lian and Relsor taking place on Mandalore. I’m not sure I got the jump angle correctly though. I think the addition of shadows helps, which I’ve started to get good at. It’s a simple task of adding a layer, selecting the character, painting that area of the layer black, playing with the opacity, adding a Gaussian Blur, and then adjusting the angle and length of the shadow layer.

Lian and Relsor duel on Mandalore (from Protectors of the Force, Story 7, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

I know in the future I will need to improve and perfect the severed lekku for Lian. This image was a last minute addition, though it is a start for practice. Though in the future, he’ll not have a fresh wound at the sever point, I’ll need to remember where the lekku is shortened and at what angle. Kind of like remembering to add wrinkles or scars to specific characters.

This is Lian at the Crypt, the asteroid rock that has its own gravity and air supply. A rock-like planet type station turned crypt that houses many ancient Jedi and Sith relics.

Lian struggles with a severed lekku (from Protectors of the Force, Story 7, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

As always, I’m open to feedback.


These images were created for my Star Wars The Old Republic Fan-fiction story, Protectors of the Force, Story 7 in the Shadie series.

View more Cosplay and Fanfic Photos from Protectors of the Force

Read Protectors of the Force

Read the SWTOR Star Wars fanfic series.


Perhaps you’ll also enjoy Stardust Destinies I: Variate Facing; fantasy action-adventure taking place in a realm strong with magic where prophecies are dictated by dragons. https://binkyproductions.com/stardustdestinies



Fane, Talyc & Mandalorians (SWTOR Fan-Fiction Photoshop Experiments)

Fane, Talyc, Lian, Rich and Corinne are characters from my SWTOR Star Wars Fan-fiction series. Fane and Talyc are lovers. Exceptionally, for Fane and Talyc, instead of having created SWTOR alts for them, I created Inquisitors from Dragon Age: Inquisition. There were more options in there for the specific look I was going for for these two characters.

Here, Fane is meditating, testing his newfound abilities. I added him onto a background simply, playing around with the Gaussian Blur for the background and adjusting the lighting and colour on his face a lot to fit with the background.

Fane Meditates to Gain Power over his Abilities (from Healers of the Force, Story 6, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

Here Lian, a Twi’lek Jedi Master and healer, is healing Talyc of his trauma. It was a bit tricky to get the arms the way I wanted, and it’s not perfect, but it gets the job done, and with some additional shadows, it gives depth and perspective to their proximity to each other.

Lian Heals Talyc on Tython (from Healers of the Force, Story 6, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

On the left, Rich, is usually named by his title in the story, Mandalore, ruler of Mandalore and of the Mandalorians. On the right is his wife, Corinne, who prefers to go by Mrs. Mandalore as long as her husband is the current Mandalore. They are characters created in SWTOR and placed on SWTOR screenshots of mine. Both were not smiling originally, so I used Liquify for their mouth and nose area and their eyes a bit.

Mandalore (Rich) and his wife Corinne (from Healers of the Force, Story 6, Star Wars Fan-Fiction by Celinka Serre)

As always, I’m open to feedback.


These images were created for my Star Wars The Old Republic Fan-fiction story, Healers of the Force, Story 6 in the Darth Shadie / Jedi Eidahs series.

View more Cosplay and Fanfic Photos from Healers of the Force

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Read the SWTOR Star Wars fanfic series.


Perhaps you’ll also enjoy Stardust Destinies I: Variate Facing; fantasy action-adventure taking place in a realm strong with magic where prophecies are dictated by dragons. https://binkyproductions.com/stardustdestinies