Thank you! Dan really did nail the design awesome. The brief as I recall it effectively specified a playable Rune Knight with Pelle's head, which is what Dan delivered and then some. Now just wait until you see Dan's efforts on updated Earnest...
Earnest is an interesting case. He looks just like a "regular" knight in the official artworks, but in-game his portrait and map sprites show him wearing a Rune Knight armor as Pelle, but without the, uh, cloth-thing covering the horse part.
I can't wait to see which direction you guys will take. I mean, either way would be "correct" I think. Regardless, I'm sure the art will be awesome.
Glad your eager to learn more about one of my planned new character's! His name is Dominus a high ranking captain that will be taking Elliot's place on the first battle of chapter 4 (Elliot will join you prior to this) as well as showing up on the laser eye battle briefly he will also have a short exchange with Earnest about Balbazak warning him that his effort's are a waste. I won't spoil how he will join tho . On a side note though did Dan ever get around to finishing Elliot? He has always been hands down my favorite character as well as Kane.
Sounds awesome! I think having Elliot join would add a great dynamic to proceeding boss battles, and I'm very eager to see what you have planned for his meeting with Balbazak.
And as a matter of fact Elliot is indeed finished for the most part. Dan first produced artwork of Elliot in mid 2016 and it was awesome, but we revisited the project again in 2017 and he took it to the next level! He designed a helmet-wearing and non-helmet-wearing variant (identical sprites effectively, bar for the inclusion of exclusion of his helmet), so there's that too.