*Kiss kiss fall in love plays in the background*
Ever since the Bisexual Maelstrom comment I wanted to do some visual novel-esque mockups/sketches of Caleb’s various crushes :D
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I love how Matt specified that the Clay family joined in with Essek’s group hug before he left. Obviously the Clays are just Like That but I really love the idea that they grew fond of Essek during his time in the Grove.
I mean… Caduceus returns from saving the world, and he’s brought some new friends! And one of them is this quiet, very polite drow who volunteers to help in your garden after it gets burned and ravaged by Horrid Wilting. He’s obviously never gardened before, and he keeps getting sunburned, but he’s meticulous and hard-working and he seems to be enjoying himself. And all it takes is one Insightful Clay look at him to know that there is a lot to unpack there, and he seems a little uncertain and unfamiliar when it comes to your loving family dynamic, which suggests some very sad things. But he’s one of your easier houseguests - he doesn’t even leave any muddy footprints! And that little cleaning cantrip of his makes chores so much faster, and it’s very sweet that he wears the rose-patterned gloves his friend made for him.
You hope he’ll visit again and spend some time in the garden. He could do with some tea and some gentle conversation. And with getting used to hugs.
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Tagged by @ariadne-mouse - I think this is like the third time I’ve done this meme but I DON’T CARE.
Rules: Write the latest line or two from your WIP and tag some people
Well I just finished 1,500 new words of my Tusk Love draft rewrite so here you go:
Essek’s eyes were dark with wanting; Caleb forced himself to look away. “I will be there,” Essek promised.
Tagging: @mithrilwren, @natrenwal, @renquise & I think everyone else was covered by Ariadne’s tags but anyone else who is interested, feel free! This is a universal tag for all 😘
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there she is……………the dread pirate sapphire
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every essek art i see features the prettiest essek i’ve ever seen, but every astrid i see is the hottest astrid i’ve ever seen.
yall are too good at art, and caleb widowgast is fucking relatable as hell
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Drink his dead people tea!!! I love him so damn much
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Essek & Keyleth being the last members of their parties:"The pain to be left alone and unchanging as the world changes around us, to bury all our friends and be left with only with memories of their love'
Alternative take on Essek & Keyleth being the last members of their parties: "You Fuckers died and took all my self control and the brain cells now we're everyone else's problem. LET'S GO BITCH SLAP A BEHOLDER IT'LL BE FINE WE'RE BASICALLY GODS! GO INTO THE HELLS FOR MAGICAL ARTIFACT FUCK YEAH! CLIFF-DIVE!"
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Smol hot boi is now a smol gardener.
With rose printed gloves.
(He is planting a Zinnia, cuz symbolism~ 🧡)
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nicky, many years later: yusuf, do you remember that time you lost your shit at me just outside jerusalem? what were you saying?
(joe probably spoke at least some sort of pidgin merchant language like sabir BUT the idea of extreme language barriers + nicky’s weird eyes and weirder vibes is like catnip to me)
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I do genuinely wonder why I draw so much angst...
Also this is a stupid post to attach it to but iui)
Happy Pride y'all 😅❤️
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Just thinking about how terrible Essek's Dezrin Thain "Lord lord from around" alias was and while hopefully he gets better at it (for his own sake) I like to think that everyone close to Caleb, all of the other faculty at the school and various acquaintances just know him as Herr Widogast. They all know it's the same dude. They know Caleb's husband is in some kind of fantasy witness protection situation, but no one dares pry into it.
Caleb is a pretty humble and mild-mannered man, but anyone who knows anything knows beneath that he's powerful and well-connected and it would be unwise to cross him. Most of the details of the Ikithon case were classified and not public knowledge, but it's no secret that he has powerful friends in both the Assembly and Cobalt Soul; and despite having very radical political opinions and seemingly ready to incite revolution at a moment's notice even the Crown seems to like him and gave him a bunch of honorary titles and such. (Not that he ever goes by any of them and seems to prefer Professor Widogast)
Herr Widogast seems to have dozens of papers published under various names (half of them with Professor Widogast as co-author) and no one knows why a seeming arcane genius with groundbreaking theories seems to think that no one will notice that he just changing his alias or connect the dots, but they figure it's best not to ask and just play along.
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Kingsley! I really hope we get to see more of him in a one shot or something!
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maybe jester’s divine intervention never worked because the engine of her faith always came from within far more than from without. she was always her own divine intervention. every guiding bolt and revivify and inflict wounds and dimension door and — it was all her.
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※re-posted with permission
※please don’t remove the source
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Imagine somewhere down the road, Ludinus Da'leth invites Expositor Beauregard Lionett and 'Professor' Caleb Widogast to dinner. They have become quite famous after Trent Ikithon's trial, after all.
The large woman accompanying the expositor is expected. But Dezran Thain accompanying Caleb Widogast is certainly not.
What follows is a wonderfully awkward dinner during which Ludinius can't reveal that he knows that Dezran is actually Essek in disguise because that would prove his deals with the Dynasty. Essek spins up increasingly absurd tales about Dezran's life in Nicodranas, which Ludinus has to accept with a straight face, and they allude to increasingly unsubtle hints about the war and the Beacons.
Ludinus kicks them out (politely of course). But when he inquire if Thain lives with Widogast, it seems like he was never there at all...
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Do you ever think about Essek and Caleb having cat nights when they're in a stressful time? Like they both just polymorph into cats and hang out with all of their sweet adopted kitties and just have a lovely relaxing evening playing around?
I think about it a lot...
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Beau and Yasha: Having a small, intimate wedding on the Nein Heroez, about to say “I do”
Uk’otoa: Bursts from the depths of the sea to kill Fjord
Beau, punching Uk’otoa in one of his many eyes: “OMG Fjord this is the BEST wedding gift you shouldn’t have!!”
Fjord, trying not to die: “YOU THINK I PLANNED THIS?????!!!!”
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Ya’ll, Getting the love struck eyes right took so long.
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Having never been around cats before Caleb, Essek’s definition of what constitutes a cat is not particularly refined.
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