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Ferahgo and Klitch - sketch by 1-Renaissance Ferahgo and Klitch - sketch by 1-Renaissance
As promised, everyone's favorite weasels are here! Ferahgo the Assassin and Klitch.

There are plenty of scenes in the book Salamandastron (Brian Jacques) in which father and son appear together. But for some reason this was one of my favorite Ferahgo and Klitch moments.

Here's what's going on. Ferahgo is injured from a failed plan to get into Salamandastron. So his back was blistered by boiling water. His son Klitch was enjoying the whole thing:

Sickear dabbed seawater gently on the injured weasel, backing off a few paces every time the Assassin winced.

"Water from the sea is all we've got, Master. It smarts, but it cures. We used it for all injuries when I was searattin'."

Klitch was enjoying the whole thing hugely. He leaned down close to his father's face as he mocked him. "Ah then, did the naughty badger roast your bottom, O ruler of all the Southwest and Leader of the Corpsemakers. Never mind then, you leave it to young wet-behind-the-ears Klitch. I'll take charge for a while."

Ferahgo arched his back in agony as the seawater trickled onto it. Sweat beaded on his lips and nose as he gritted around the dagger blade at his grunting son, "Oh yes? And what's your brilliant plan, you little toad?"

Yeah I know that Ferahgo wasn't supposed to have his tunic on when Sickear was tending to his injuries. Oh well.

Ferahgo the Assassin and his son Klitch had the weirdest father-son relationships. The two would constantly argue and throw insults at each other. But it's somewhat clear that Ferahgo does value his son and wouldn't even kill him. I've noticed that he even uses the term "my son" quite often as if he is proud of Klitch.

As for the sketch itself, Ferahgo the Assassin is the weasel on the left, sitting over a rock with his back arched. Klitch is on the right, taunting him.
I didn't want to make Klitch look evil because he's described as "a handsome-looking beast with the brightest blue eyes Mara had ever seen." and "All in all he appeared quite dashing."
As for Ferahgo, he was supposed to have beautiful blue eyes. But I can't make them blue in a sketch now could I? They don't look so beautiful now because he's really pissed off.
And that's Sickear in the back, dabbing a rag in seawater to heal Ferahgo.
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FUEGO-CHAN Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it when Klitch calls Ferahgo "old one" or "old grayhair". So funny. Hahaharr!! :XD:
Wordsarecool Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I agree. As said in the description, Ferahgo and Klitch had an interesting and humorous father-son relationship. They were probably my favorite antagonists in the series.

They weren't exactly cowards either.
FUEGO-CHAN Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these two, and this is a great sketch! Ferahgo and Klitch. Now if only I could add a Klitch Ferahgo (insert a word starting with a "C") then you get KFC. In some ways they're like the three stooges (minus one stooge). X) Oh haha! Stooge rhymes with Scrooge. This comment makes no sense. Hence I am a great blithering nit as well as a bumpkin. Yep, I'm weird.

LOL! @ Kelaiah I :heart: your lengthy comments. :lol: I can just see Klitch an Ferahgo having a great big brawl infront of Sickear going "Uhh..." :O_o:

I wish that Salamandastron was made into a TV season. They only did Redwall, Mattimeo, and Martin as episodes. =(

:rose: R.I.P. Brian Jacques :rose:
Toonpatrol1212 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Klitch is soooo cute!:iconomgsocuteplz:
Klitch: I AM NOT CUTE!!!
Klitch: :evileyes:
Me: :sprint:
Klitch:heh,that's what i thought.
1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Yep, he knows he's cute.
Toonpatrol1212 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me:*whisperin'*He is.
CarolineTheFox Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Your art is all amazing! :D I love it! Ferahgo is pretty awesome! ;) Good job and I have to fav this! :)
Yiskah-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you have truly found your calling. I hope to read your stories/novels when they come out and see more of your amazing art. :D
AntonioGuitarmouse Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Wow, Ive never commented on this. My favs are Fleabane and Rotnose. Though Klitch was my fav of the two because he was younger and better dressed. If I were him I would rub the fact that I got a hit at the badgerlord with my blade all over papa's face.
1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Yeah, that sounds like Klitch. :D
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... always loved that love-hate relationship between Ferahgo and Klitch! :giggle:
Cool pencil-art there, again!
1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
I thought their relationship was quite funny and amusing. :D

Thanks! :D
ashleg4ever Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
ya can really see where the term like father like son comes from!

love the exspressions!
klitch looks like hes really enjoying himself an hiz dad looks well peeved!
1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Yep! I just love these two! And thanks! :D
ashleg4ever Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
yep i do 2!
tiz fine!
p.s:i told ya i would anoy ya(my verson of anoy iz juz keep comentin!)
1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
So I've noticed. :D
Kelaiah Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
AWESOME job! I love it! :D Amazing work, matey! :D

I'm amazed at all the detail you put not only in the characters but also in the background, something I could never do. I :salute: you. ;)

Actually, I question Ferahgo wearing a tunic to begin with: the book never described him wearing one, did it? I said he wore crossbelts and a kilt of furs, but I don't recall it ever saying he wore a shirt or tunic. ^^

But you are right about their relationship. Its very clear that Ferahgo did hold some affection for Klitch, though its not quite as clear if Klitch felt much (if any) affection for Ferahgo.

I like how you drew Klitch; he actually does look slightly evil. Or at least he looks like a brat. ;) :XD: There definately is something smug about that baby face of his.


Ferahgo: Ah, shuttup, you *are* a baby!

Klitch: Don't tell me to shuttup, OLD ONE!

Ferahgo: I'll show you 'old one', you, you-!

*the two weasels end up in a brawl*

(sigh) Oh well... ;) :XD:

But I love the expression on Ferahgo; in fact, I think he looks better than Klitch.


Ferahgo: (smirks) Ah, but I *do*...

Klitch: GRRRRRAAAAAAHHHHH!! (tackles Ferahgo)

Sickear is very cute, though. Its too bad he was killed off. It was mean of Ferahgo to use him as a decoy in the mutiny fiasco.

Sickear: Yeah, it was, chief!

Ferahgo: (still brawling with Klitch) SILENCE, RAT!

;) :XD:
1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Hahaha! Funny that you added that bit when they get into a brawl.

I was thinking the same thing about the tunic too. Ferahgo didn't have a tunic but I just decided to give him one for some reason. I have no idea why now.

I never really liked making backgrounds but I do now, though not as much as designing the characters. That's the fun part.

And as usual, I look forward to your lengthy comments and such. Thank you! :D
Kelaiah Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Heh, its funny when you're drawing and you decide to add something for no reason at all... meh. ;)

Yeah, its the characters what are the REAL fun. :D

Heh, and thanks. Though I am capable of short comments, btw. ;) :XD:

And your welcome! :D
1-Renaissance Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Yeah but lengthy comments are better! :D They tell more and add tips and pointers.
Kelaiah Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Yep. They sure do. :D
Sambrook-the-Otter Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible picture. I can't help but amire the attention to ddetail in the clothes and landscape.
AlizeraSong Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Amazing sketch! I really like the details you put into your pictures, such as their fur and clothing. :D
FelldohTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ARGH That looks AWESOME.:iconlaplz:
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