The RPG Maker community is an incredible one. We are graced by many talented people. One such person is Michael Galefire, an RPG Maker Web Staff member who has been doing a bi-weekly battler with a vote on the next one. These threads are started in the Community Announcement forums. Be sure to go there to offer him praise and words of encouragement, as well as vote on the next battler. I have spoken with Michael and been given permission to create a thread that showcases his work, all in one convenient location. I take absolutely no credit for these incredible creations, so please direct all compliments to him. Please note: These are not my creations. Full credit goes to Michael Galefire. I simply have his permission to compile them all into one place for the benefit of the community. Fallen Guardian Consumed by flame and driven by the hatred of the contemptible being who brought it back to this unlife. Spoiler Original Post here. Guardian of Flame Guardian of the Void Green Guardian Check out the art blog for this battler. Wrath This demon is really angry, and ready to crush your adventurers! Spoiler Original thread here. Regular Extra Angry Edition Check out the art blog for this battler. Greed Skeletal overlord bedecked in wealth. Spoiler Original thread here. Direct Download Check out the art blog for this battler. Harbinger/Acolyte Harbinger, and a variation of a regular acolyte with it. Also included is a gold cloak variant. Spoiler Original post here. Full Size - Harbinger, Harbinger Gold, Acolyte, Acolyte Gold Normal Size - Harbinger, Harbinger Gold, Acolyte, Acolyte Gold Check out the art blog for this battler. Hoarfrost Guardian This monster and its lava crystalline brother are now at your disposal! Spoiler Original post here. Download the files here. Check out the art blog for this battler. Watch a time lapse video for this battler. Lich The Lich has arrived to raise all of your favorite undead! Spoiler Original post here. Download the files here. Check out the art blog for this battler. Watch a time lapse video for this battler. Envy She has arrived, to take from you, everything... Spoiler Original post here. Download here. Check out the art blog for this battler. Watch a time lapse video for this battler. Metal Santa Spoiler This one was part of the 12 Hours of Christmas. Michael has given permission for it to be used commercially. Download here. Check out the art blog for this battler. Watch a time lapse video for this battler. Dark Magic Guardian All the way from the magick-null catacombs beneath Mount Zurat, and ready to suck the very life out of your magic users, its the Dark Magic Guardian! Spoiler Original post here. Download here. (Faceset included) Check out the art blog for this battler. Watch a time lapse video for this battler. Corrupted Knight Once a noble adventurer, he delved too deeply into the catacombs of Mt. Zurat, fighting his way past Dark Magic Guardians, only to be corrupted by the very treasure he sought! Now he serves those same dark masters he once fought against, using his unholy might to crush any adventurers to cross his path! Spoiler Original post here. Download here. Check out the art blog for this battler. Watch a time-lapse video for this battler. Wind Dragon From the depths of the summoning pits in Mt. Zurat comes the Wind Dragon! Its lithe and sleek form belies its murderous nature, capable of slicing its foes to bits with its razor sharp talons or incinerating them with its flaming breath! Spoiler Normal: Its twilight cousin is the progeny of the dark lords of Mt. Zurat's experimentation with dark magic! Original post here. Download here. See the art blog for this battler. Ancient Skeleton These silent warriors stand vigil over the forgotten catacombs beneath Mt.Zurat, their focus never wavering, their hatred for the living never faltering. Spoiler Normal: Hologram version: Faceset: Original post here. Download here. Check out the art blog for this battler. Gluttony When Gluttony emerged from the Summoning Pits beneath Mt. Zurat, the summoners fled in terror for their lives. The furious beast rampaged throughout the catacombs, dead summoners and destroyed guardians in its wake, before breaking free into the world. Now the summoners must decide if they will leave the terror of Gluttony upon the world, or summon an even stronger demon to destroy it. Spoiler Faceset: Original post here. Download here. (Includes hungry version) Check out the art blog for this battler. See the time-lapse video. Runic Hunter The Runic Hunters, unlike summoners, are trained only to banish beasts back to the ceaseless dimensional tide between worlds from whence they are summoned. Only the most skilled and focused of followers within Mt. Zurat are even considered to become a Runic Hunter, and even then, many do not survive their first encounter with a dread beast they are meant to banish. Those that do survive, however, are privy to secrets and magics held in the deepest, darkest crypts of Mt. Zurat. Spoiler Faceset: Original post here. Download here. (Includes large, small and portrait!) Check out the art blog for this battler. Felix the Bounty Hunter The Bounty Hunters Guild decided they didn't really want to prove a point all that bad, so they sent Felix after the dread beast Gluttony. The Mt. Zurat summoners would find out they sent someone after the bounty they were denied, and Felix was out of their hair once and for all... so they thought. (see spoiler for the rest of the story) Spoiler Faceset: Original post here. Story: The Bounty Hunters Guild decided they didn't really want to prove a point all that bad, so they sent Felix after the dread beast Gluttony. The Mt. Zurat summoners would find out they sent someone after the bounty they were denied, and Felix was out of their hair once and for all... so they thought. Shayde, determined to save face after being snubbed, expended some of his own personal fortune to outfit Felix as well as possible; of course Felix took this a bit too far, focusing on everything he thought would make him look "cool" instead of what might actually be effective. Eventually, even Shayde tired of attempting to whip Felix into hunting shape, and gave him a pile of gold to buy whatever he wanted. Felix, forever posing for an invisible pict-captur that isn't there, bought all of the coolest things he could find; and here is the result. An expensive haircut, new (extra large) guns, and the biggest sword he could find. Shayde knew Felix could barely aim those hand cannons, much less swing the sword! He would have to take matters into his own hands if he expected anything other than Felix's death. And so Shayde tailed Felix to Gluttony's subterranean lair, the terrifying entrance reshaped by dark magic to appear as a enormous gaping maw of shadow. In those shadows, Felix would find his first enemy (well Shayde would probably end up killing it, but Felix definitely had a chance of dying first)... Download here. (Includes portrait!) Whiptail Scorpion Story in spoiler. Spoiler Felix had gotten a tip from Shayde on Gluttony's whereabouts; the foothills near Mt. Zurat, colloquially called "the Razor Hills" for its penchant to murder travelers on its razor sharp rocks, razor sharp vines, or razor sharp tail blades of scorpions that happen to live there. Felix figured he had nothing to worry about! He followed the hastily scrawled map Shayde had provided him with to a monstrous cavern mouth rimmed with what looked like bladed fangs, a bitter, dark chill emanated from within. Also, it smelled REALLY bad, so he figured he was in the right place. A few steps in, he knew he was in trouble. Skittering and hissing surrounded him... he had managed to stumble right into a nest of Whiptail Blade Scorpions. The monstrous beasts had him surrounded. He knew he would fight valiantly, but would eventually fall, his fate unknown, his reward unclaimed. He decided to get the heck out of there, so he threw one of his many smoke grenades to the ground and swung away on his wrist mounted grappling hook. Unfortunately, instead of taking him out of the cave as he intended, his swing merely took him further in; thankfully safe from the hissing mass of scorpions. Dusting himself off, Felix delved further into the cavern, intent on finding and destroying Gluttony once and for all (or at least until the Summoners raised it again). Original post can be found here. Download it here (Includes large and small battlers). Gluttonous Undead Felix has somehow managed to delve deep into Gluttony's lair without being horribly killed, but his time may have run out as he enters a rat's nest of tunnels infested with Gluttonous undead. Spoiler They rove the tunnels, killing anything in their way that still lives and eating it, destined themselves to be eaten by Gluttony. Shayde had been tailing Felix this whole time, and was quite impressed he hadn't gotten himself killed yet. She was on her way to kill Gluttony, and had been using Felix as bait this entire time, hoping to lure the beast out. Felix was quite put out, but he wasn't exactly in the position to protest. She offered to split the reward, 80/20, and get Felix out alive. He quickly agreed. But before they could ultimately confront Gluttony, more of his minions, and other beasts of the Razor Hills, stood in their path. Original post. Download here. Shayde Felix was aghast and amazed as Shayde cut her way through the legions of Gluttony, delving deep into his lair. Her twin blades carved through the rotted flesh and bone of Gluttony's greatest beasts, her ensorceled throwing knives made short work of the legions of undead before them, but she saved the six rune etched bullets in her handcannon for Gluttony himself. When they reached his fetid lair, Shayde didn't even bother sending in Felix as a distraction, deciding instead to face the beast head on. Felix could barely believe how fast it was over, and Shayde stood victorious over Gluttony's smoldering corpse, six molten holes in its gargantuan tongue-head. (Felix and Ralph's Adventures #2) Spoiler With Gluttony dead and the razor hills free of his corrupt presence, Felix and Shayde ventured back to the Bounty Hunters Guild to claim their reward. With a giant bag of gold in her hand, and Felix with a significantly smaller bag of gold in his, they were about to part ways. Felix offered his services as bait for future hunts, and he had indeed slain a few monsters on their way to confront Gluttony. Shayde, perhaps foolishly, agreed to such a partnership; but insisted that Felix would have to actually listen to her and get some proper gear. The bounty board was full, as usual. The big marks would take them far and wide, they just had to decide which region they would be hunting in. Original post. Download here, includes standard and large versions, as well as a headshot. Azurian Tropics (Battleback) After several days of travel by airship and boat, Felix and Shayde arrived at the northern edge of the Azurian Tropics. Their stay in a primitive fishing village was short before they pressed on to what they surmised from their map to be King Gilgamesh's territory. Spoiler Original post. Download the battleback here. Witch Doctor Pygmy A band of Pygmy warriors, led by a Witchdoctor, attacked Felix and Shayde, dropping from the trees to surround them! Felix pulled out his dual pistols with flair, spinning them on his fingers as he did; they promptly ended up in the dirt. Shayde, not quite as clumsy, threw a fan of daggers at the leader. Spoiler The daggers punched through the ensorceled tiki mask, felling the Witchdoctor in a heartbeat. With her twin blades, Shayde made quick work of the rest of their attackers. Felix fired off a few shots, missing all of them. Shayde was quick to realize the Flesheaters were indeed in a bloody territorial war with the Pygmys. She wasn't pleased with the fact she would have to navigate between the warring sides to reach her mark. They pressed on, but the light was fading fast; they both knew attempting to cut through the jungle in the darkness of night would likely get them both killed. Shayde decided that a rocky cavern entrance would provide a defensible position if they were attacked, so they made camp. Felix took first watch, and Shayde was out like a light. It wasn't long before a stirring in the blackness of the cavern behind them startled Felix to his feet. Fumbling his pistols out, he saw something emerge from the shadows... Original post. Download here. Leaper Felix stumbled just as the monster leapt from the shadows, saving his life as the hunched, bone plated beast soared over his prone form. Spoiler Shayde was up in an instant. Her blades were glowing sabers in firelight as she cut the beast down, neatly separating its head from its shoulders. Evidently, the bone plating wasn't meant to stop a blademaster. Sheathing her swords, Shayde inspected the body as Felix got up and dusted himself off. "Thanks for saving my life... again." Shayde's only response was a snicker and she rolled over the corpse of the beast. "Look here, on the back of its neck. Dark magick runes... and there, where you fell. More runes hidden by the dirt. We may have stumbled upon a pygmy summoning lair..." "I'll douse this fire and we can get the heck out of here," Felix responded in a hushed whisper. "Douse the fire, and follow me." Shayde touched her temple, and when her eyes opened they shone like a cat's. She turned and swiftly made her way into the darkness, swords unsheathed again. Felix dejectedly dumped a bit of dirt on their campfire, "what have I gotten myself into?" Original post can be found here. Download here. (includes small and large battler, portrait and bonus portrait) Check out the art blog for this battler. Seven Deadly Sins - Sloth The two heroes... Spoiler The two heroes made their way deep into the bowels of the cavern, following ever so faintly lit runes etched into the rocky ground. Eventually, chanting echoed maddeningly off every wall, seeming to come from every direction... but Shayde unerringly followed a path, as if a bloodhound on a scent. Every so often she would glance back, her eyes flickering in what little light there was, to make sure Felix was behind her. They eventually came upon a massive chamber, lit with swirling dark magick and nearly deafening with sonorous chanting. Shayde dispatched two pygmy guardians so swiftly and silently, Felix wondered if they even realized their lives were at an end before they slipped to the ground, their heads parted from their shoulders. Perhaps their blood dropping to the floor was a catalyst, or perhaps it was just coincidence, but just as it happened, a monstrous figure burst through the whirling purple madness, its skin crackling with the remnants of the summoning magick. Shayde and Felix looked on, Felix nearly startled into falling over. "Sloth," Shayde whispered with a curl on her lips as Felix picked himself back up. What appeared to be a Pygmy king of some sort exclaimed in exuberance at this prize, just as his summoners all slumped over from the strain, passed out or dead. Sloth turned its baleful single eye on the Pygmy king, it almost seemed to laugh. Then in a heartbeat, the pygmy king was a smear on the cavern floor, crushed by the massive armored fist of Sloth. Shayde unholstered her handcannon and emptied the entire cylinder into the distracted beast, the ensorceled bullets tearing through Sloth's strange flesh plating and leaving gouging bloody holes filled with molten magick. Its terrifying single eye dimmed for a moment, then turned to them, nearly blinding with rage. The cavern itself shook with what Felix could only describe as a roar from a beast with no mouth. "Run." Shayde commanded, already disappearing into the gloom behind them. Felix nearly tripped over his feet as he chased her into the small cave they had come through. Original post can be found here. Download battler here. Updates: 12/15/2015 Sloth added. Spoiler 10/26/2015 Leaper added. 10/16/2015 Azurian Tropics Battleback added. Witchdoctor Pygmy added. 10/13/2015 Shayde added. 5/24/2015 Gluttonous Undead added. 4/30/15 Whiptail Scorpion added. 4/14/15 Felix the Bounty Hunter added 4/1/15 Runic Hunter added 3/19/15 Gluttony added. 3/22/15 Art blog for Gluttony added. 03/04/2015 Added the Wind Dragon and Ancient Skeleton! 02/03/2015 Corrupted Knight added. 1/20/15 Dark Magic Guardian Added. 1/8/15 Added Metal Santa. 1/5/15 Added art blog link for Envy. Added time lapse video link for Envy. Terms of Service: Taken per Lunarea in this thread: They are royalty-free for commercial use. Be sure to credit Michael, however!