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About Varied / Professional Astra Crompton32/Female/Canada Groups :iconweaponry-academy: Weaponry-Academy
...a pirate's life for me!
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Weaponry - Pieces of Eight 24 by tarorae
Weaponry - Pieces of Eight 24

Harpy's cameo...

In the world of pirates, Shrapnel knows everyone. Harpy is the sole female member of Dreadnaught’s crew.

This argument is settled, so now Gun’s wrath has been abated. Obviously his apology will only be the first step, but at least he’ll stop slandering Shrapnel and Arrow.

Weaponry - Pieces of Eight 23 by tarorae
Weaponry - Pieces of Eight 23
The sweetest moment they'll ever have...

Hello All! Here I am on my birthday weekend! I am now 32! It's crazy to think that I've been working on Weaponry for so many years now. I'm really grateful to get to share another celebration with you all, and hope that you'll still be reading this comic to its conclusion!
Weaponry - Pieces of Eight 22 by tarorae
Weaponry - Pieces of Eight 22

Shrapnel can only be the voice of reason for so long before he has to toss in some snappy repartee. It's he's wired.
Weaponry - Pieces of Eight 21 by tarorae
Weaponry - Pieces of Eight 21
He gets the job done.

This has been a very conversation heavy chapter. There's a lot of things that needed to be set up or cleared up... Hope it's not getting too stale!
Weaponry - Pieces of Eight 20 by tarorae
Weaponry - Pieces of Eight 20
One. Two. Three.

Simple answers to complex, twisty feelings. I'm pretty sure Shrapnel can cut through the most tangled Gordian knots.

But these are all important points to remember.
  • Listening to: Legend of the Quill Prelude
  • Reading: Legend of the Quill ~ Astra Crompton
  • Watching: Red Dwarf
  • Playing: Zodiac (on Gaia Online)
  • Eating: Stuffed Pablano Pepper
  • Drinking: Cherry Blossom Tea
Hello, hello, hello!

After a mad-cap pace and gruelling schedule, which may have permanently bloodshot my eyes I am happy to report:

Legend of the Quill is ready for print!

For those of you who read First Born, this is the next book in the Ul-Zaorith world, and the start of an epic high fantasy trilogy!

The book clocks in at just over 440 pages, and is illustrated by yours truly. It will be released at this time only in soft cover. The selling price is only $25 and you can pre-order your copy here:…

If you're outside of the Victoria area and would still like to order a copy, please send me a message and I can get a shipping estimate for you. I will be basing my initial order numbers off of the Pre-Order interest, so if you want one, now is the time to get in on this great deal! I'll be signing and doing a sketch in each copy for the Pre-Order, and you'll get a limited edition bookmark to go along with it, so please do order a copy!

For those who aren't familiar with Quill:
This is an epic high fantasy, in the tradition of saga stories. If you like books like The Malazan Book of the Fallen, or Lord of the Rings, or The Eternal Champion, you will probably like my book. It does contain some scenes that may be too graphic for young or sensitive readers. Buckle in for magic, sword fights, ancient prophecies and mischievous Demons -- all set in a unique and fresh setting with new races and cultures for you to explore. I've spent 15 years building this world, with history, languages, maps, flora, fauna, gods and magics, so I truly hope you'll take a chance on me and read The Prophet's Tale, Book One: Legend of the Quill.


Astra Crompton
Artist | Professional | Varied
Astra was born and raised in Victoria, Canada. An only child, she found ways of entertaining herself through self-taught drawing, singing, sewing, painting, writing and creating worlds for her numerous stories. The majority of Astra's art features her original fantasy characters, from Steampunk to sci-fi to high medieval fantasy genres. She is a published author for her Ul-Zaorith novels, runs multiple web comic projects, and hopes to someday put out the related table-top role-playing game Ul-Zaorith: Otherworlds for which she is already working on illustrations and writing. She also freelances for children's books illustrations, book cover design, tattoo design, game design, clothing modification and creation, and character illustration.

Current Residence: Canada/Ul-Zaorith
Favourite genre of music: alternative, contemporary, classic rock, classical, etc.
Favourite style of art: strong line-art, soft colour, dynamic manga,
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: Winamp: tried, tested and true.
Favourite cartoon character: Zuko & Iroh, Jessica Rabbit, Nightwing, Wiccan & Hulkling,
Personal Quote: What is to give light must first endure burning.

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d-a-price Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
PersephonesDaughter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!Party birthday cake Homer Simpson Party Hard Gif Icon 
tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
eProductSales Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!!  *wohhooo*  :party:  Hope yours is awesome!  :heart: :cake:
tarorae Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
eProductSales Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
In a short time hence, may you have a most happy birthday, for that is the day that you descended upon the Earth in a shower of lightening! :D (Big Grin)  Also, have delicious Have your cake and eat it too that day!
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my dear lady :)
:party: :iconcakeplz:
zenphoenixa Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astra dear! Hello! :D :D Lovely to see you again, it's been many... years *gulp* XD;; I still fondly remember drawing Ahddy for you. :) It's great to see you've kept busy over the past years developing your awesome art and story! Thankyou for stopping by and checking out my latest offerings. :D
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