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    Rochel Dian Arcturus Archibald
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    Youngest of Adriana's children, Rochel inherited a gentleness neither her parents possess though her mother says it is from her grandmother. Soft-hearted and meek, she tended to be subject to Ilinca's whims while Engle is closest to a father figure and respects him so. Separation from their hollow and Adriana was the most difficult for her, having Engel bring her back regularly at some risk.

    Eventually settling into their new life, she grew to enjoy the culture and achievements of their people, particularly the artisan guild. Marrying a young architect, she became Lady Archibald yet has yet to bear children like her sister.

    Instead, she took to a secondary mother role towards Ilinca's children and eventually, Miriam. She demonstrates a strength of character in comforting her sister though just as distraught and continues contact with Cachusa and Miriam when possible when they go into hiding beyond Kolonia.
     
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    Transients
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    Transitorios, the shadows of Ematus Sercia, a small gilt-edged branch under the command of Commander/Demon Megido Amaudio. Among them are three Sergeants/Demos under Amaudio; Rema Merloci, Nar Valence and Leien Edwin, elite of the elite. Permitted not only gran glyphs, but also rare glyph weapons the kingdom of Isalme was able to procure. Taking order directly from the King or princes of the provinces, their tasks range from assaulting battalions, assassinations or whatever they are required.

    Rema Merloci aka Transient Notte bears Claymore, enhancing further her Umbran speed, agility, strength and magic; Sword Penumbra is her glyph weapon, a blade tempered with raw abyss, allowing it to absorb and deflect magic artes. The striker of the trio, overtaking enemies with speed and power, throwing them into confusion before any realize what hit them.

    Leien Edwin aka Transient Spettro bears Mauradyne's Shadow, granting him the ability to meld into the shadows and travel its realm. The assassin of their group, his missions often take him from the battlefield, but when all three are required, his former prowess as a gladiator with his Shastika gauntlets are all he requires.

    Nar Valence aka Adramelek bears Heros, of which abilities he has yet to use, leaving it a mystery. A formidable man, Nar is the heavy-hand of the Transients, able to dicemate scores of opposition with his glyph spear, Anamelek raining down lightning.
     
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    The Dark Goddess~ revamp
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    Where the summoning ceremony failed in the past with Miriam, Cachusa and Adriana, Vladmir succeeded with Mila. In order to control her, Agratbat-malhat, one of the fallen ehmatta, was summoned to possess Mila. With a perfect vessel for the Scarlet Queen gran glyph, Bal Hora was at the threshold of realizing its vital goal.

    *Seeing as I didn't quite like the bust I did originally (struck me as bland) and butchered it the second time around, I went back, erased everything to the right and started over. Far more than I expected to do and pretty much put itself together, this came of it. A collage of a things, more in the spirit of my recent influences~
     
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    A WIP I'm working on (came out at random). Been wanting to do a Castlevania fanart for some time, mainly with my favorite character, Alucard :D Progress thus far and I hope to be finished with it tonight (which translates to the late morning hours).

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    Castlevania~Simfonia de Noaptea"
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    Fanart of Alucard complete!
     
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    Innocenza Illustration A-1
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    House Arcturus is cursed; Acursed yet living, clinging by the progeny of the lost Viennrosette. Unto their ninth generation, Miriam Louisa Arcturus Gavrielle keeps their blood alive, flowing. Forgotten atop Wes' black peaks, the Penumbra, progenitors of magic and scions of they abyss, so it is said, continue their isolation after the fall of Lithavania centuries ago. Born episcene and no less during a time when Kolonia was uncertain of its continuity, Miriam grew with her Cachusa's love and doting, her father's provision and guidance.
    A funerary air kept the ebon towers of these exiled people's shadowing the next few claimed by the Gravuzie plague, a fate worse than death for such noble people with their sorcery of no effect. The Arcturus had been spared all the while, if not for their blood then from their will, but it would no longer be so for their little home. Darker shadows loomed over the seed of the fallen royals and tragedy would prevail in its wake. Mother and daughter survive the debauchery of their masochist abode turned prison, returning to Cachusa a sleeping power thought lost to the Penumbra. For Miriam, a fractured mind giving birth to Viktoria, bearer of her burdens.

    Over the rolling hills of Isalme, along the countryside beyond Notte, a young Huema girl finds no rest for her adventurous mind. It feeds her during the lands hardship from war, it girds her hope of becoming a a proud soldier like her grandfather and becoming the son her father was not granted. No peasants life is easy, but Rema Cetrine DiBesto is fortunate enough and slacks not at her mother's call to chores.
    A tomboy enjoying more swinging her caliber branch and scruffing with any lad that spat her way, she desired a dream few but barbarian children could attain. To become a warrior, a knight to protect those dear and live by honor were perhaps things she wished to restore and gain back from the fallen revelry that was once her father.

    From the ancient depths of Nis' past will Miriam find her way down the path of hardship and loss. Through trials and tempering must Rema cross over to her self-discovery. Neither will do this alone, not when destiny's course melds the two as one. Innocenza is the precursor to Lost Children, an exploration of where Transient Notte of Ematus Sercia's Knights and her Penumbran companion came. There is more than dark artes and intrigue for these little ones to contend.
     
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    Ser Vladmir Blair
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    One of the oldest elders surviving Lithavania, Vladmir gained the respect of his peers and the people for his leadership within the Red Council. A genius and innovator as well, he has contributed to the magic, automation and life artes. Once a friend to the royal family, Vladmir allied himself with Viennri Iris Arcturus for political reasons, which led to the usurping of the throne and eventual destruction of the kingdom. The truth behind those last days remains shrouded and the blame resting on the Viennrose. When the Gravuzie plagues began, Vladmir disappeared from the public and political arena in what was said to dedicate himself to its eradication.

    Despite the bad blood between he and House Arcturus, Vladmir sent a letter of invitation to Ilinca's eldest daughter, Vetrise, acknowledging her gifted mind. Before she ended contact with her family, her letters revealed Vladmir experimenting on the infected and suspected alike, an organization formed of Huema and Nisrian involved in the blackest sorcery to the most noble pursuits. Eventually he became an obscure shadow, possibly of his intention.
    After Cachusa and Miriam leave Kolonia, Cachusa learns of his activities outside the settlement from Lady Prominette Dianisia and possible connection between he and Stromber Gavrielle, her father-in-law.

    Leaving Miriam with Prominette, Vladmir makes himself to the child and his ability to control Viktoria and the spirit within her. From this he learns she has become an open conduit, possibly enough to contain the one he seeks.
     
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    Amunda Oana Dinisia
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    House Dianisia is one of the founding families of Lithavania and only remaining among them that still supports House Arcturus.

    Amunda is the only child of Lord and Lady Dianisia with many responsibilities awaiting her since she become of age. Shortly after she was born, her father was assigned an outpost he constructed known as Ebrem Castle, a waypoint for the Penumbra Underground that would eventually develop and rendevous for Bal Hora, including Vladmir Blair. When Miriam and Cachusa arrive at their home, Amunda's unique outlook and friendship influence both Miriam and Viktoria (the latter of which Amunda becomes minutely aware).

    Since her parents overseeing of the underground for refugees, Amunda was given the responsibility of managing the funds of operations. As loyalists that wish to see the Arcturus restored as the royal bloodline, Amunda the opportunity to pesonally mentor and befriend one as an honor. Still a young woman with much freedom, her other influences upon Miriam/Viktoria are the more bawdy triats of Dianisia.
     
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    LC~Rema
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    ORION Illustration 1
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    Been awhile since I've drawing anything for this story, and will be a while yet til I'm done with the others. This story center around the Phantom Sorcerer that is mentioned at one point in Innocenza and events effect Catheel and world. Here he is with Tadala, who happens to be his wife searching for him after their brief , but impactful time together as she may be the only person that can reach him through the forces that have taken him over.

    Aqualyte~ Mao`hara
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    Concept design for one variety of sea people in the world of Nis. The Mao`hara are considered the Tianite of the sea due to their massive size, and would be considered another sea creature if not for their intelligence and ability to communicate with the other races. Possessing unique traits among their own, Mao`hara vary in color and size with females having larger fins while males possess longer tendrils and aray of colors during mating season (similar to the Myridian).

    As they have no mouths to speak, they achieve this through creating vibrations in the water with a combination of the chemicals in their fluorescent membranes that carries their will or impression of their thoughts to the listener. This means however that they can only be communicated with in their natural habitat of which they never leave. Many travel out to sea to hear their song that travels even to the surface surrounding Aqualos Island.

    Not much is known about the Mao`hara, but some among the Myridian that dive to their depths have professed to having seen much larger, terrifying forms of Mao`hara believed to be transformed through high levels of exposure to the abyss.
     
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    Prominette Dianisia
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    House Dianisia is one of the founding families of Lithavania and only remaining among them that still supports House Arcturus.

    Prominette Goyumscye belonged to a merchant family that came into wealth thanks to House Arcturus, thus keeping close business ties with them. When the three Arcturus children appeared in Kolonia, few made their fealty known to them, the Goyumscye being one. Prominette grew up with Varen and Vetrise, even once courting the young heir for a time.

    Marrying Ser Draken Dianisia, a fellow Arcturus loyalist, she continued her support of the family friends, but Vladmir Blair's involvement with her husband created unease. With Draken receiving special permission to act as a secret envoy between Bal Hora and its alliances, Prominette supported this while also accepting a task from Engel that only she could do; act as rendezvous and operator of the Penumbra refugee line outside of Kolonia. It would not be until Amunda was born did they leave their home and begin building Ebrem Castle.

    Learning of Cachusa's situation, Engel reached out to her beforehand, using Penumbra Underground to shelter them from those that sought them; the speculations that Blair was involved did not escape Prominette, but accusations would put her husband in a predicament. With her agents with eyes upon Cachusa and Miriam after reaching Lamda View, it was not long before a revolt was staged by the Penumbra there and contact with them was lost. Eventually once they resurfaced a year later, Prominette had them brought to Ebrem immediately to safeguard them.
     
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    The Helix Twins~ Kalmia & Kalen
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    The Helix twins were raised by their father's brotherhood of mercenaries after he did not survive an assignment and their paramour mother gave them up. They grew up protected and Kalen took pride in being expected to fill the shoes of his father; for Kalmia, the mercenary life was what she wanted despite male assertions.

    They found a surrogate in Rema Merloci, currently a wandering swordswoman training under those skilled with a blade. She joined the band for a time after proving herself and taught Kalmia what she knew of swordplay. Even joining her on her travels for a year, the twins grew into their comical rivalry, but took heed to Rema's instruction and those she learned from. Eventually they parted ways and the twins rejoined the mercenary brigade to one day jointly take charge of it.

    Earning somewhat of a reputation in Rayne and notoriety in their home country of Neufraust, the Helixes relocated to Isalme, to which they claimed was for a fresh start while everyone knew it was to be closer to their role-model.
     
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    Wang
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    An old OC from a story I kind scrapped. Randomocity day~
     
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    Draken Dianisia
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    House Dianisia is one of the founding families of Lithavania and only remaining among them that still supports House Arcturus.
    Heir as the eldest of House Dianisia, Draken and his parents remained loyal to the Arcturus royal line while his younger siblings adopted the current views of Kolonia. He had somewhat of a rivalry with Varen Arcturus in their younger years with object of his effection, Prominette Goyumscye smitten with him. Having principle even then, he kept their sport light and focused on succeeding to the head of his family and keeping one of the few loyals among the chairs of the Red Council.

    An admirer of Vladmir Blair's accomplishments as an inventor, Draken vouched at least for the Penumbra's advancement, not to be left behind to the world they had forsaken. This included medical research, somethig the Penumbra had no need for until the Gravuzie Plague proved incessant within their already small numbers. He had long known of the Arcturus involvement in allowing so few adamant to leave the settlement through a secret route to the outside world.

    When news had reached the young lord of Varen and his fiancee's death by the hands of gravuzie, Draken offered his assistance to Engel Arcturus in ending the plague and sheltering those wishing escape beyond Kolonia. It was then he learned Prominette was also aiding Engel and from thence it would not be long til they wed.

    Offered a position as representative without Kolonia from Ser Blair, something said to be forbidden, it at least made their helping the Penumbra Underground easier, though he felt somewhat a double-agent knowing the bad blood between Vladmir and House Arcturus. Nevertheless, Draken moved his wife and newborn child to Castle Ebrem, becoming privy to some of Bal Hora's inner-workings.
     
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    Magnolia DiBesto
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    Daughter of a gypsy and a former military man, the frowned upon marriage between her parents never truly impacted Magnolia and her siblings in their childhood, her father hired by the traveling troupe as a guard inbetween enlistment. Wildlings, as they were, called, raised carefree and being resourceful with the land around them on their travels. When the time came to settle down with all five children, the Merloci family set house outside the rural village of Notte, planting a vineyard and small shop of gypsy expertee.

    Magnolia fell in love with a young man, Terzo, of little repute, but just the right ruff around the edges for her. Despite hesitance on their part, Magnolia and Terzo were given blessings to marry. Terzo helped at the vineyard and eventually joined Guliarno in small skirmishes. It was not long before Magnolia gave birth to a daughter, Rema.

    Together with what earnings Terzo earned over the years and help from her parents, the pair bought back Terzo's family home collected in debt. Putting away her gypsy garbs and ornaments for "egibri" attire, Magnolia settled into the role of a housewife; on occassion however, she would attend the return of the troupe in dance and at times during festivals in Notte.

    Times were fair in the beginning, but with the return of war, the small vineyard they began on their own could not stand. Terzo's incompetence on the battlefield and infidelity could be traced to his love of spirits. Resourceful from her rearing, it was all Magnolia could do to barely manage. Her only solace was in her faith of the Reverent Mother. The one thing she could manage was keeping her tomboy daughter's spirits high even with her worsening marriage.
     
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    *Made a slight mistake I should point out in the bios for some of the characters. Since I found "Penumbra Underground" not the most inventive term, I forgot I had changed it to "Lumas Interlo", a change only in my novel from what I found. Can't make the changes now, but just so there is not confusing in the future.

    Lumas Interlo > Penumbra Underground
     
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    Two WIPs I'm working on currently. One with Miriam I dubbed "For Maerta" and an anatomical build for Orion before I start adding to it.

    "For Maerta" WIP
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    Orion concept WIP
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    Kolonia, The Black City
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    My attempt at a landscape piece and one of the setting for my dark fantasy novel.

    Kolonia was built by the Penumbra after their kingdom of Lithavania was destroyed when Viennri Iris tried to take the throne from his brother, Requiem. Many escaped though casualties were high and the once great people that ruled western Catheel were pushed out by the Huema. Weak and distraught, the elders of the people moved them deep into the mountains of Wes Borders and began the endeavor of forging a new home from the black rock.

    A massive tower standing at 3,000 ft tall and over 1,000 ft at its widest, the Penumbra used both magic and might to carve away the ebon marbut structure into its current fashion. It was a curious design choice even for them, but it was intended to act more as a continuous generator for the paling hiding the settlement, its arcane patterning of structures placement and streets amplifying this.

    Not including the bourgeois districts below, Kolonia consists of five tiers. The first is the market districts and provision storage. Second tier belongs to the artisan guilds' "floating" isles and performance arte establishments. Third tier is the largest and divided into its own levels, home to the gentry and officials of Kolonia; the universities, libraries and few private businesses are located here. The fourth tier are a collection of government buildings, archives for the relics of Lithavania and burial hall for the Penumbra; since the Gravuzie Plague, wards have been constructed to house victims for treatment and many suspect study. The last tier belongs to the Red Council, the founding elders of the people and the largest facilities and schools of magic and sciences.

    There are many more mysteries of Kolonia rumored to lie underground beyond the web of catacombs, though none have confirmed this, restricted by the Red Council.
     
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    Season of Endall~ Blood Oath
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    Rema Cetrine Merloci (around 40 yrs)

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    With the blood of the Gavrielles, it did indeed grant Rema and Magnolia many more years, but their time together was short with the threat of Martine and his Penumbra Hunters. Leaving Rema until the matter was settled, it would not be until near thirty years they would see one another again.

    Rema did not le the feeling of abandonment set in before searching for Miriam and Cachusa, to no avail. Eventually, she focused on her training with the sword, traveling across Catheel to learn from any that would teach her. The most influential were the few female practitioners at that time; Lady Tress, Divya, and Cu'lomi.

    Cu'lomi and Gundogwe's mercenary band was just one of the two she joined during her sojourneying, befriending their daughter,Harleen and trained together. Another took her to Nuefraust under the famous mercenary Ferdinand, who had passed before she could meet him. During her time there she mentored his young twins, Karlen and Kalmia.

    Remaining a nameless swordswoman for many years with countless adventures under her belt, she and her mother eventually returned to Isalme for Rema to fulfill her promise to do what her father could not; become a knight.
     
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    Rema DiBesto concept...

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