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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
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