Breha Organna - Base figure
Padme Amidala - Hands
Scarlett - Feet
Evolutions Padme Amidala - Head
Lockheed - Wyvern
Polly - Wyvern's talons
(though the Polly talons are the only official Joe part, this series of figures was made to fit in with my predominantly GI Joe style customs)

"Aura inherited the throne of Tintagel at a very young age, but proved quite the capable Queen. Her rule saw years of peace, tranquility, and prosperity for the small castle-state... a trend that could have continued indefinitely if not for the arrival of the Horde from distant lands.

The travelers Ash and Nicademus brought word of the approaching forces, and were quickly welcomed into Tintagel's small but formidable military force when the Queen was captured and a rescue was enacted.

She happily shared Tintagel's dominion with the wyverns that occupied the caves beneath the castle and enjoyed a powerful alliance with the shrewd dragonians.

Her apparent death at the hands of an assassin coinciding with the Horde's arrival on Tintagel's coast would usher in a dark, sad period for the coastal keep..."

What's a Tintagel, you ask? According to Arthurian Myth, Tintagel castle was the birthplace of King Arthur. According to our bus driver when we visited England, it's "a piddly little village." But for a lucky few, Tintagel was a BBS where we cut our creative teeth crafting a shared fantasy story.

We were kids in high school, and looking back it's almost painfully transparent how we were working all our angst out through play-by-message RPGs. Our alter-ego characters had much less to do with how we saw ourselves, but how we wanted to be seen. I'll spare my fellow players further armchair psychoanalysis, but you can't really explain the story of our Tintagel without a bit of the story behind it.

We created our own mythology, and post by post built an epic we've tried desperately to recreate numerous times since. Maybe it's just nostalgia, but these characters are unforgettable to many of us who helped build the story. I've been trying to breathe some physical life into them in one form or another for more than a decade. There's been a chain of failed sketches and paintings, and I've abandoned multiple attempts in various scales to make figures of some of the central characters.

To teach, improve, share, entertain and showcase the work of the customizing community.