"Order of the Blood Rose"

El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKIISenior
edited November 2016 in Custom Models/Skins/Sounds
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"Brother Knights! You have been deceived by your own Order! All this duty For Honour, For Order, For Peace, it is all a LIE! The King does nothing for you nor cares about you! You think God would have helped you, yet you're drifted into a war you don't even want to be, with high hopes of dying than of surviving. ENOUGH!
We, the Order of the Blood Rose, will never promise you anything, only give it to you and make you be the one who chooses which is 'good'. Brother-Knight, art thou looking for fights? For Blood? A true companionship with your own brothers? A true union of men who understand what is war?
For those who bleed for you, then shall they bleed for US!" -Sir Rodinald of Crestia


Have any of you ever played Heroes 5? If you did, you might remember that it had an expansion in which there were new units. For Haven, these new units were apparently RED, you can see it here; http://www.heroesofm...creatures.shtml

So I thought, knowing they looked so badass, maybe I should try retexturing the PVKII Knights to that? And I did; http://imgur.com/a/4AbOj

Yes, as you can see there, the Heavy Knight became the Vindicator, the Man-At-Arms is the Brute and the Archer is the Crossbowman. Of course, not the same at all, but still.

Let me give you the download link! http://www.mediafire...ood_Rose%27.rar
How to install? Just extract it to your "custom" folder.

Credits go to CrazyMonkey, Jonny and Amen Break for posing.
Credits go to Urist, Boralzino, Astro-Cat, MrMoho, CrazyMonkey and Sephil for acting as models.

How about I give you more info to what I did to these guys? The more you know, the better and fun! Right? Also, some descriptions...

Archer (AKA Crossbowman)
PORTRAIT
Just like every army out there, there is a Footman, a Soldier or so. But who is this? Is this a footman? I mean, he has some average-equipped but cool and shiny armour, and his face just says "I am 35 years old, I experienced war many times and I needn't a beard to look mature/manly". If you still think he's a Footman, think again, he's a Crossbowman. The "Order of the Blood Rose" care about honour, but the Crossbowman knows honour is better used as a gimmick. This person will annihilate you with his Crossbow, if not, he will just make you think he is who you thought he is; a simple little footman, and so use his cute lil' shortsword.

What does he have/wear?
- Armoured up with a beautiful partial platemail, including a gold Blood Rose symbol. Provided by the Order. Also thought to be the best partial mail the Order can offer.
- Instead of a leather coif he has chainmail now.
- Gloves have been temped with steel for further hand protection.

- A Shortsword, provided by the Order but not their very best.
- A Longbow either given by the Order or bought by themselves.
- A Crossbow either given by the Order or bought by themselves.

How does he look like?
Mature.
Shaved up about a week ago. Almost reaching middle-age but not there yet.

Man-At-Arms (AKA Brute)
PORTRAIT
In many Knight sects, there's honour, but in the "Order of the Blood Rose", there is also honour...Except they don't know how it works. Why is that? Because this Brute here kept fighting and fighting, even against his own men, with his own fists...And look what he got! He's bruised up! Why is he still fighting?! Because now he seeks for BLOOD, YOUR BLOOD. Fighting being honourable or not, this individual knows that only through blood will the Order of the Blood Rose live. Be wary that this guy was actually conscripted and gladly joined for more fun, he's not a true official follower of the Blood Rose.

What does he have/wear?
- Puny yet formidable leather armour. Not provided by the Order of the Blood Rose, although the symbol is painted to the back by themselves as obligation.
- Pattern cloth coif instead of chainmail.
- Has no helmet, either because he doesn't want it or the Order of the Blood Rose simply can't afford it.
- Cheap yet very practical leather pants.
- Due to being poor, Blood Rose not providing or hell, the Brute just loves it, he has nothing on his arms, just his brutish skin.

- A rather well-made but worn halberd. Hardly used for farming (yet it should have been).
- Has a mace which was, ironically, provided by Order of the Blood Rose. Gold engravings and rather finished shading, yet somehow not many brutes like it.
--- Any Brute who's somewhat rich enough or even lucky enough can get a "Blood Thorn Mace", a better-looking stronger mace than the average one they obtain.
- A small buckler, not provided nor made by the Order of the Blood Rose. Painted red by the brute himself to show loyalty (probably).
- A crossbow, not provided by the Order. Probably taken from some poor dead Crossbowman. (or bullied)

How does he look like?
Complete beaten-up brute looking for more beatings.
Has a big brush on his cheek, has a black eye, his lip, nose and forehead is still recently cut.
Also, has one missing tooth.

Heavy Knight (AKA Vindicator)
PORTRAIT
In the "Order of the Blood Rose", some take it very seriously and try their best to defend it. This is a Vindicator, nothing can stop him. Equipped with the best and hard-hitting weaponry, he will either try to defend the best he can against you...Or even attack you. Sadly for you, this Vindicator prefers attacking over defending.

What does he have/wear?
- A masterpiece of the Blood Rose blacksmith; The Vindicator Armor. A full plate armour with gold engravings and Blood Red painting to ensure utter Blood Rose loyalty.
- An apron with the Blood Rose symbol.
- A special kind of helmet only given to Vindicators. With a beautiful gold shine on the visors, it also has a red engraving, symbolizing his dedication.

- The Vindicator Greatsword. Another great weapon made by the Blood Rose blacksmith. With a strong fuller in the middle to ensure blood is spilled and fleur-de-lys engravings around it for a better grip (especially when plunging), as well as with gold engravings, this is truly a greatsword to fear.
--- Some Vindicators opt for the "Flamberge of the Blood Rose" instead, which is a Zweihander modified by the Blood Rose blacksmith to be extra deadly.
- Metal Shield with gold linens provided by the Order of the Blood Rose, engraved with the Blood Rose itself for better protection.
- An Arming Sword made by the Blood Rose with its gold engravings. Used to be great until the blacksmith made the 'Blood Rose Broadsword'.
--- For the lucky Vindicator, a Blood Rose Broadsword made by the Order of the Blood Rose blacksmith. One of the best swords the Order has. With metal engravings and a great fuller, this is yet another sword to be afraid of. Those who mistake it as a puny long dagger tend to die afterwards.


How does he look like?
A true war-veteran, with many scars and wounds that he yet has to heal up.
Seems that he never took a rest and just kept on fighting and fighting.

Miscellaneous
- Added rugs, carpets, banners and Coat of Arms of the "Order of the Blood Rose". They are located in Island and Pinegrove, if I missed any please do tell.

Here's something planned for them, but it is on a long, long future I think;

- For the Archer, I'd like to give him Visors and a helmet, Just like what that Crossbowman got. (Need a guy who wouldn't mind modelling in Source Engine)
- Give the vindicator some different model. Maybe a horned helmet, maybe a horned claymore, etc.
- Try to replace all the symbols with the Blood Rose. (Done?)
- Actualize the Mace and probably other weapons. (That is, make it compatible for 3.4 and up)
- Add an RNG module.

ADDONS
NO LONGER SUPPORTED. No information about this being updated for the latest PVKII update. Links' Crown for the Vindicator; https://www.mediafir...a0vjq1hhv881uhf and picture http://imgur.com/yqGDrpI
'Flamberge of the Blood Rose'. WhiteSnow's Zweihander for the Vindicator; https://www.mediafir...v1oab7hje6t4nw3 and screenshots http://imgur.com/a/s7DpT
'Blood Rose Broadsword'. WhiteSnow's Steel Arming Sword for the Vindicator; http://www.mediafire...oadsword%27.rar and screenshots http://imgur.com/a/ylGvF
'Blood Thorn Mace'. El Negro's Flanged Mace for the Brute; https://www.mediafir...zdd8bzqe6gq83ka and screenshots http://imgur.com/a/2vfb8
'Venerated Vindicator Sword'. Finally, the true sword for the Vindicator! Getting further into Heroes 5 vibe, baby; https://www.mediafire.com/?bpjemb2bx3lzv03 and screenshots http://imgur.com/a/BjhTG
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Comments

  • Xxcrazy-monkeyxXXxcrazy-monkeyxX Beta Tester, Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    Top work mate!
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    I have updated the pack, go check the list with *NEW* on it.

    Here are some screenshots;
    New Misc. items; http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=524430706
    "Blood Rose" Vindicate Sword; http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=524464052
    Man-At-Arms' new face; http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=524535035
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited September 2015
    Yet again another update, check out the *NEW*

    I'd like to say that I'm proud at how I heavily improved the Vindicator.
    Here are some screenshots;
    Happy Brute (this shows the new coif); http://steamcommunit...s/?id=526004071
    Vindicator's Face; http://steamcommunit...s/?id=525984351
    Vindicator's Fancy New Armor; http://steamcommunit...s/?id=526043581 (NOTE: His helmet's top also has some red on it, sorry I didn't feel like screenshotting that)
    Vindicator as he appears in the Class menu; http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=526011840
    Vindicator's Backup Sword; http://steamcommunit...s/?id=526044691

    Thanks to "Amen Break" for allowing to be used as a "test model"
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    Another update has been released, this is pretty much a very minor one but might as well be worth it, since I changed the Archer's breastplate as well as the MAA's skirt and pants.

    Archer's Armor; http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=528805587
    Man-At-Arms' details on the Scale's normal maps; http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=528806065
    Man-At-Arms' not-so-fancy new pants; http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=528806079
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    So, after some time has passed, I had to update this pack.

    This is a big one, but not too huge. It contains many changes and I'd say "fixes", check the main thread.

    Sorry but I got no screenshots this time, but I'm very sure the update is worth it. You'll love how the archer looks like.
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    New update released! In this one, I tried to give a better gold shine for the Vindicator's weaponry. Also, the Archer has a different Blood Rose symbol on his chestplate, which looks more realistic actually since it's gold, not a fake almost-plastic painted metal.

    But the best part must be the MAA, he has been changed. No longer he got that silly looking "scaled skirt", it's now leather just like his armor, and his shoulderpads are now steel. Should look way better than before.

    Here are some screenshots;
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=558859000
    - MAA's new look

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=557798295
    - Vindicator's new shiny shader, including Archer's Gold Blood Rose symbol

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=557792757
    - Archer's Gold Blood Rose symbol on his chestplate
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    NEW UPDATE!
    BIG UPDATE! OVERHAUL!

    Well, after some time has passed, I have finally made an update for the Blood Rose.

    What's new in general?
    All characters and weapons now have an RTNL shader made specifically for Blood Rose. Your Crossbowman will look better with the armour, Vindicator will look beautifully shiny with the gold, Brute will truly look like fecal matter.

    What's new for characters?
    Heavy Knight/Vindicator
    - Painted the top of the helmet red, forgot to do it before.
    - Added RTNL shader, gold parts will look even more so gold while armour looks like true shiny steel (and not overly-reflective).
    - Fixed up some normal maps, will look a lot better now, with the "diamonds" on his shoulderpads truly sticking out.

    Archer/Crossbowman
    - Replaced yet again the chestplate. The Blood Rose symbol should truly stick out and look like gold.
    - Added RTNL shader, which makes the chainmail look even more so real. Same with the armour itself.
    - Slightly improved the face, the little stubble should look a bit better now.

    Man-At-Arms/Brute
    Revamped! Now looks like a TRUE, conscripted peasant Brute.
    - Leather armour has been improved with a better normal map.
    - Cloth coif has been improved with a better normal map.
    - No longer has chainmail, instead, he's just showing off his skin.
    - Improved pants, brought them back to just plain leather instead of red leather.
    - Heavily improved the face, now has TRUE facial features, with visible Black Eye, Cheek Brush and Blood.

    What's new for weapons?

    MACE
    - Added a gold spiky top.
    - The edges are now coloured gold.
    - Small metal bits are now gold.
    - Added a better shading as well as RTNL to make it so gold is truly stuck out.

    BUCKLER
    - The front is now gold.
    - Now has the paint painted red, unlike before having none.
    - Added a better RTNL shader that makes it look like true metal.

    CLAYMORE
    Revamped! Still looking like the original but way better
    - Heavily improved the Fleur-de-lys symbols, being more united, sticking out and truly looking like gold.
    - Added a fuller in the middle, sword looks way better that way.
    - Added an RTNL shader that makes the gold and metal truly shine as they should.

    LONGSWORD
    Revamped! Looks a lot more like a broadsword (at least in third-person) than a longsword.
    - Added in a better fuller in the middle.
    - Added RTNL for better metal and gold shine.

    HEAVY KNIGHT METAL SHIELD
    - Heavily improved the RTNL and Normal Map shader.
    - Changed the symbol, now looks like a true shield in a shield.
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    Just added an addon that retextures Links' "Gold Crown" to fit the Vindicator.
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    NEW UPDATE!

    Actualized with the latest 3.4 release. Blood, Archer Sword and Halberd have been removed since they're how they were supposed to be now in the 3.4 update. This reduces the size a lot, from 93mb to 73mb.

    Also did some very small shader fixes that nobody will notice, as well as a new "HUD Select" icon.
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited July 2016
    NEW UPDATE!

    Further actualized with the latest 3.4 release, I forgot to change proxies on the player models.

    - Mace has been revamped, it no longer has a strange shine on the metal, spike and the mace's edges are no longer gold as it seemed rather silly.
    - Man-At-Arms now has manlier arms...That is, they're better defined (you can see the skin bumps) and has a bit of hair.
    - Archer's armour should no longer be overly-reflective, truer to Steel.
    - Heavy Knight had a bit of some over-glossiness, hopefully fixed that.
    - Changed the icon of the Knights in DM maps to Blood Rose's.

    Here's a screenshot; http://steamcommunit...s/?id=730536635
    Here's the icon; http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730498331
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    NEW UPDATE!

    Just made some huge changes to the RTNL textures of this skinpack.

    What's new for characters?
    Heavy Knight/Vindicator
    - His gold will not look like paint, instead, real gold. Better seen in maps with average lighting or low lighting (bt_island counts, but more inside than outside)
    - Reduced his reflection, which was extreme even for a shiny knight.
    - Replaced the "bottom chainmail" with a Gold Scaleskirt.

    Archer/Crossbowman
    - Chestplate should have a better steel shading than before, without any over-blooming.
    - Metal parts (such as on his gloves) are still very shiny but shouldn't have an extreme bloom.
    - Leather has been improved, it looks relatively new while still having a bit of marks of use.
    - Replaced the Blood Rose symbol. It's the same one, but a lot better and with a proper gold shading.

    Man-At-Arms/Brute
    - Skin shading changed, this is better seen on his arms than his face. The sun will shine on it just like in real life, but it's very subtle of course.
    - Leather armour will no longer look dull and bland, has its own shading.
    - All the other "leather" parts (such as gloves and boots) will have a better leather shading, making it look old & used, proper for a blood-thirsty dirty Brute.

    What's new for weapons?

    MACE
    - Gold shading has been "fixed". Yeah, it was broken before.
    - Metal shading has been heavily improved, the mace itself should look like true steel.
    - Wood & Leather has proper shading now, has many signs of use.

    BUCKLER
    - Removed the gold on the front as it actually made no sense at all. The Buckler is now purely black save for the Red painting.
    - The texture is now darker, but because of RTNL it shouldn't be very noticeable.

    CLAYMORE
    - The Fleur-de-Lys now have way better detail than before.
    - Changed the gold shade, should look more real now.
    - Fuller in the middle shouldn't have any "weird lighting" on it.

    LONGSWORD
    - Changed the gold shade, should look more real now.
    - Added proper shading on the "leather" handle.

    HEAVY KNIGHT METAL SHIELD
    - Removed the Rose in the middle, it should only bump out now.
    - Improved the RTNL texture, it will fit the same as in Heavy Knight's armour.
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited October 2016
    NEW ADD-ON!

    Just in case you really liked WhiteSnow's Zweihander, I made one designed for the Blood Rose, with gold engravings and beautiful brown leather.
    You can find it on the main/first post, to the end.

    27-10-2016 Update
    - Fixed the lighting on the gold, it should no longer have any of that "white blob", instead, just pure shiny gold, typical of the Blood Rose.
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    NEW ADD-ON!

    I never really liked the original Arming Sword (The sword that you use when you get the shield out as Heavy Knight), neither WhiteSnow and that's why he made that "Steel Arming Sword".
    Sure like that Steel Arming Sword, would love to have it for Blood Rose...And I sure added it! With its gold decorations and such.
    You can find it on the main/first post, to the end.
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  • BrandellBrandell Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    The screenshots in ingmur are really old. You did so many updates to this mod since past year.
    Will you make new screenshots?
  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    The screenshots on the MAIN page are already from the currently most updated build, so I see no point.
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  • BrandellBrandell Senior
    edited October 2016
    Nonono, I mean, this one

    "So I thought, knowing they looked so badass, maybe I should try retexturing the PVKII Knights to that? And I did; http://imgur.com/a/4AbOj"
  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    I don't get it, I just said that the MAIN page is what has the latest updated texture models.
    And they still do.
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    NEW ADD-ON!

    My "Flanged Mace" mod just got a makeover to fit more for the Blood Rose, although it's for the Brute instead of a high-ranking member. Lucky Brute.

    You can also see it in the workshop here;
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?edit=true&id=791393226
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  • El NegroEl Negro Overlord of PVKII Senior
    edited 4:06AM
    NEW ADD-ON!

    Finally! I was sooo lucky to have found a weapon that resembles a lot to the Vindicator's Sword from Heroes 5. Ironically, the name is exactly the same, Vindicator.
    Big thanks to "enpromi", as well as credits to him, big credits.

    This is getting more Heroes 5 vibes, baby.

    Get it from the main post in this thread, or get it from the workshop here;
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=792176889
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