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    Count Ambrose
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    Where there is much to be said of Count Reqa Ambrose's accomplishments, very little can be said concerning his background. What is known is that he became a reluctant leader of a Garden in Final`e. He has never appeared in the records of Kolonia, but several genealogies show the surname.

    A charismatic individual in both speech and aura, the imposing presence he airs around other Penumbra suggest an age and prowess above most. With the support of the Nisrian races behind him, Ambrose gained influence rivaling him with nobles, being one to deliver on promises to those oppressed within both Huema and Nisrian society. This earned him powerful enemies, but even they attempted to keep him close, garnering even invisible alliances with prominent Huema.

    Count Ambrose came across Viktoria by chance, after taking revenge on her procurer and his men. Both recognize the blood connection felt between them, leading Viktoria to discover the Count's true origins.
     
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    For Maerte (Final)
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    Illustration for Innocenza, scene depiction of Viktoria avenging her mother against the Penumbra Hunters.
     
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    Dusk Merloci
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    Full Name- Dusk Merloci
    Alias (s) - Ira of Adjura
    Date of Birth- Alti3/12/96 SE
    Age- 18
    Eyes- Grey
    Hair- Black
    Height- 5'10'' (177.8 cm)
    Weight- 161 lbs
    Sex- Male
    Nationality- Surlvhalian
    Occupation- Isalmian soldier; Ematus Sercia knight initiate
    Interests- History, war strategy, theology, linguistics, herbology
    Hobby (s)- Training, reading, nature walks

    Born to a Surlvhalian aristocrat and his maidservant, Ira immediately fled in his mother's arms days after he was born; a father he had never known sending mercenaries to kill them for political reasons and war between Surlvhal and Resila. Dinah was unable to take back Mat'teniah, her oldest son, before fleeing back to her tribe of Adjura.

    By the age of five, Ira and Dinah were forced to flee again when the war made its way to them. They were forced to separate from her family when the mercenaries came for them amongst the Surlvhalian troops. Fleeing west into Keldrian territory for the next four years, they sought refuge in Isalme and end their journey when Dinah contracted Breahs. A kindly well-to-do farmer took them in, but sheltered them in the barnhouse because of the contagious disease.

    Ira befriended Mila Mulkivitch, the farmer's adopted daughter and she began to teach him their language. Scarcely a year had passed when their assassins found them out and set fire to the Mulvitich home, killing the farmer and his sons. Mila took shelter ira and Dinah, but that too was set ablaze. Bedridden, Dinah gave Ira a desperate choice in order to save his life, the boy not wanting to leave her. In the end, Ira and Mila fled before a band of Isalmian soldiers led by Transient Knight Rema Merloci rescued them.

    The next chapter in Ira's life was as her adopted son by the name of Dusk Merloci. Grateful to her for what she had done, he kept his emotions distant, Mila being the closest to them. Taking time to adjust to the strangely assorted family, his sense of loyalty led him to train under Rema and do the same for others that had been done for him. Joining Isalme military to fulfill this oath did little to qualm the shadows forming within.

    Before being accepted into Ematus Sercia's order, Dusk trained in the cursed forest of A Piedi del Morto, where he encountered the Daemon Wolf, Heraphent. Unable to overcome it nor withhold the enmity it sought to exploit, Dusk was possessed, found hours later by Rema and Miriam.

    Dusk never revealed what happened, but Miriam's own past experience and ability to sense the abyss led her to conclude what took place. It would not be until Ez'eliazar Catacombs where he faced Asad of the Hasheek Tabalket that Alastor/Heraphent made himself known to Dusk. Before confronting the rest of the Transients at Ematus Sercia HQ for their involvement with Surlvhal's plot against the king, Dusk took the glyph meant for him, the Eye of Abaron; it's uncertain if this was of his own will or influence of Alastor.
     
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    Possessed Dusk
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    "It begins like a distant lull, a daydream, like you're falling asleep. That's when the white darkness envelopes you gradually as you lose sense of self. Wherever it takes you, it is neither far nor near. At times I hear it's voice taunting me while taking control, proving a far more efficient killer than I..."

    Through the Eye of Abaron, the fallen ehmatta Alastor was able to gain control of Dusk's body and decimate General Megiddo Amaudio and subdue his Daemon Sword. At times Dusk is able to harness Abaron without interference, but once his emotions are heightened or life threatened, it only a matter of Alastor's desire to usurp his mind, the body following. It is both a symbiotic and parasitic relationship at times, though ultimately the malevolent spirit will overcome Dusk if he cannot cast the shadow covering his heart.
     
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    Mila & Lauro
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    Little Lauro and Mila all smiles~ Though Mila and Dusk have a close relationship, she only views Lauro
    as a little brother and a sibling relationship is evident between them. Being the one that discovered the
    lost infant, she has always felt a responsibility to him and taken on even a motherly role from the influences
    around her.
     
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    Rema DiBesto concepts (final)
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    Cyro Skyseeker WIP
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    This is an unfinished work for Laodicea, the following story after Lost Children Pt.1. Cyro Skyseeker is
    what you can call the antagonist, but he's more the opposing end to the main characters, so it is a matter of perspective; however, that doesn't mean one can't lose sight of their goals and go astray :)
     
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    Ecanora Lenn Pandora
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    One of my oldest characters, from the first story I ever put effort toward and came together. I don't have a profile or any info for her as I'm going in sequence, but she's a priestess of one of the many temple dedicated to 7 goddesses. Same world as the rest of the stories, but a few centuries ahead of the one before.
     
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    Rema Merloci
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    Full Name- Rema Cetrine Merloci
    Alias (s) - Transient Notte
    Date of Birth- Aral 6/15/72 SE
    Age- 158 yrs old
    Eyes- Grey
    Hair- Black
    Height- 5’7’’ (170 cm)
    Weight- 138lbs (62.5 kg)
    Sex- Female
    Nationality- Isalmian
    Occupation- Ematus Sercia Transitorio Cavaliere (*Transient class Knight)
    Interests- Traveling, Niserology, music, martial artes, mythology, dance
    Hobby (s) - Manteen-back riding, reading, gardening, diary, training

    Though Rema met challenges and difficulties among the men of Isalme military, she earned enough respect for her skill, knowledge and leadership. Isalme had its share of heroic women in its history, some noblewomen being "knighted", but for Rema, she was the first to participate through the ranks and on battlefield. Having found her, Meggido assured her place under after her knighting ceremony, she was added to the newly formed order of Ematus Sercia, a secretive branch of elites.

    She found comrades in Nar Valence and Leien Edwin, fellow Transient rank knights and shared in the burden of being shadowy hand of Cinqe Cattedra, part of Isalme's oligarchy division. By this time she was not surprised by the world not being as she had imagined as a girl, but pressed forward in hopes her actions were for the better in the end. Fighting only solo or among one another, the Transients were the ace of Isalme, a small group of warriors able to take on much larger forces, taxing as it even were for an Umbra.

    Fate would bring Rema and Miriam together again after her knighting ceremony, though Miriam's demons were a story all its own to deal with. Though much of their energy was spent helping Miriam settle into a routine of what "normal" life was like, Rema was able to front Miriam a shop for her gift of seaming int he Penumbran underworld district. Harder was getting any of the Huema theatre of artes to accept her even with her support.

    Once her destiny entwined with Ira (Dusk), Mila and Lauro, the story arc of Lost Children begins, but not truly until the Alphyne Letter incident in which she discovers Megiddo Amaudio's underhanded dealings with Surlvhal, a current enemy to Isalme and the rest of the Pact Alliance, or so it was believed.
     
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    Miriam Gavrielle
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    Full Name- Miriam Louisa Arcturus Gavrielle
    Alias (s) - Viktoria
    Date of Birth- Aral(6)/10/130 A.G. (131 B.E.)
    Age- 197 yrs old
    Eyes- Red
    Hair- Blonde
    Height- 5'5'' (165 cm)
    Weight- 131 lbs (59 kg)
    Sex- Epicene (hermaphrodite)
    Nationality- Kolonian
    Occupation- Seamstress, opera singer, writer
    Interests- Theology, arte, sorcery, musik, mythology, psychology, Penumbra history, novella, fashion, traveling
    Hobby (s) – Viol, piano, lyre, harp, ocarina, singing, dancing, cooking, gardening, diary, reading, sewing

    After the Penumbra Hunter, Martine Catherbee, having extended his life by drinking the blood of Penumbra revealed himself to the Gavrielles, they left Rema and Magnolia behind to face the threat alone. The prospect of facing a full order of hunters was deadly, even for one and partially awakened Penumbra. For a time Cachusa was able to outmaneuver and plan for their battle. Miriam would not leave her side, determined to perish with her mother if need be. Despite their experience and cunning, Martine trapped them in North Saggio, but the pair cornered the company in a tower.

    However, Martine's madness was fargone, and he conjured a powerful spell that obliterated the tower and killed all save Miriam; Cachusa flung Miriam from the tower at the last moment. Unable to find her mother in the rubble before authorities came upon the scene, Miriam plotted her revenge and tracked down the remaining members of the hunters to their village. There, Viktoria emerged and slaughtered indiscriminate of man, woman or child; all else was destroyed by using Martine's destructive arte against them. Her actions and loss led her to give up her will, even for Rema.

    The next chapter in Viktoria/Miriam's life was led as a paramour in Nuefrost, having resigned herself to the fate of many Nisrian females desperate or too destitute to escape their position. Her beauty made her popular while her mouth made her a thorn to her handlers and fellow peers. Her dual sex created a new market for the more depraved and fetishized clientele, both men and women. Her only companion had been a runty dragyn babe she stole from selling as a delicacy. When her under-dealings had been discovered by her pimp, they ransacked the valuables, killed her pet and burned down the lodgings. In her hunt for them, she discovered the untimely death of a friend tied to it. Ultimately, this led to the murders of the men and Viktoria fled once more.

    In the kingdom of Midwane, she found herself in the care of a mysterious Penumbra noble, Count Reqa Ambrose. A sanguine bond was felt between them and grew, becoming the first father figure to her she could remember. Discovering his past and reuniting him with what he believed was lost (can't reveal these details :D), Miriam found the strength to try and live despite the difficulties ahead of her.

    Fulfilling her promise made to Rema long ago, she reunited with her after Rema's initiation ceremony as a knight.

    Formerly against the idea of adopting Mila, it was more the thought of failing the child, as she felt she did her mother, behind it. However, Mila quickly grew on her without the inkling of a sanguine bond also felt between them. She and Dusk have an awkward relationship, though possibly because they find many similarities in their pasts while being very different individuals.

    The roles between Miriam and Rema have reversed since their childhood, Rema more supporting her due to employment and owning a business being difficult in Isalme and most kingdoms. She has some insecurities concerning this with being Rema's mentor, not just companion/lover.

    Miriam confronted the demon possessing her not long after reuniting with Rema. The hugest tie to the past and problematic element in her life, she is still not sure she expelled the spirit from all her readings on exorcising spirits. After fulling awakening her "latente" form, Viktoria has become dormant if not merged once again, but nightmares of the past and flashbacks of supressed memories still occur.
     
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    Mila Arcturus
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    Full Name- Mila Ćharon Arcturus
    Alias (s) – None
    Date of Birth- Estas(8)/1/100 SE
    Age- 14 yrs old
    Eyes- Blue
    Hair- Black
    Height- 5'2'' (157cm)
    Weight- 89 lbs (40 kg)
    Sex- Female
    Nationality- Unknown (Isalmian)
    Occupation- None
    Interests- Penumbran history, sorcery, music, astronomy and astrology
    Hobby (s) – Reading, dancing, cooking, piano, viol, flute, lyre, star charting

    Mila is another orphan rescued by Rema Merloci. Unable to raise Mila herself because of "laws of conduct" between Huema and Penumbra, Miriam adopted the girl herself. Mila knows nothing of her real parents as she was abandoned on an Isalmian farmer's property. Despite realizing the baby was a Penumbra, Mulkivitch could not turn a blind eye having three children of his own. Life was ordinary as possible until two foreigners, a mother and child, begged for rest for the ailing woman.

    Never had she met anyone like them before, their beliefs, language, or their story. Learning of the mother and son's sad tale motivated something within Miriam triggered triggered a curiosity of her own family. As much as Miriam loved her adopted family, it would come to an end when Dinah's pursuers came to take she and Ira's life. Her older brothers aided her escape to the barn but they lost their lives along with their father at the hands of the mercenaries. Mila witnessed Dinah's sacrifice and Ira's act, though neither have ever spoken of it, even to one another since. Together they fled from the mercenaries until fortune or fate led them across the path of a band of training Ematus Sercia trainees led by Rema Merloci.

    She had lost her family, but took solace in Ira surviving with her. Because she was Penumbra, Mila spent a short time in an orphanage for Nisrians with Rema and her friend, Miriam visiting her with intentions to adopt. Miriam schooled the girl much like she had Rema, though particularly focused on teaching Mila her heritage. It also became apparent that Mila was connected to Miriam in some way due to the sanguine bond felt between them. Just as she had discovered for herself, Miriam brought her to Count Ambrose, finding her uncanny resemblance to Adriana as a child.

    Mila's uncovering the past would lead her to an encounter with a mysterious woman calling herself Sorrow, claiming to know her birth mother, Vetrise Cardinal or now known as Ovara Marie.
     
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    Cachusa Gavrielle
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    Full Name- Cachusa Saphrene Arcturus Gavrielle
    Alias- None
    Age- 284 years old
    Date of Birth- Nebre(7)/22/44 BE
    Race- Penumbra
    Nationality- Kolonian
    Eyes- Red
    Hair- Blonde
    Height- 5'5" (165.1 cm)
    Weight- 127 lbs (57.6 kg)
    Sex- Female
    Occupation- Sorceress
    Interests- Clothing/fashion, music, poetry, sorcery, novella, fine & culinary artes, floriculture
    Hobbies- Viol, piano, gardening, diary, reading, writing, cooking, seaming, light weaving

    At the brink of death after the attack of Martine Catherbee and his hunters, Cachusa's body was recovered by her sister, Vetrise and taken to her personal hideaway away from Bal Hora, fearing Vladmir and others would take opportunity with her "latente" being awakened. For over a year her regenerative abilities slowly healed her, drifting between life states of consciousness, reality and dreams. Only the voices of Vetrise and one called Sorrow accompanied her waking hours, her dreams being with Miriam.

    Eventually Cachusa regained her strength, discovering that Vetrise had kept traces of Miriam's whereabouts while keeping her from the rest of Bal Hora with her influence as head of Moon Sect. Though she herself had been found out, she was safe while with her sister and aided her as much as possible in her research of Penumbra. Keeping her distance for her daughter's sake, Sorrow became a surrogate, taking to her much kinder nature than that of Vetrise. The sanguine bond led both sisters to believe Sorrow was connecting to them somehow, so much that they set out to discover the orphans past.

    Once the revelation of her past came to light, it was impossible to continue in hiding when fate had played such a hand to restore wounds of the past. Both talking her sister into settling past accounts at last, Sorrow would bring Mila while Cachusa met with Miriam as not to draw attention of those watching them. However, remnants of Lumas Interlo and a name from the past resurfaced, sending an emergency letter in eluding Penumbra Hunters. With her hatred of their ilk and owing a debt to Lumas Interlo, Cachusa sets out to help them...

    After nearly losing her life, Cachusa is much more cold and calculating to her enemies, showing little mercy or restraint. This resonated in her latente form, her ability in magic growing all the more. She has kept the warping of her psyche a secret much as possible, but has left clues to events from her own past and link to the ritual Adriana and Miriam went through.
     
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    Moment's Repose
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    Nestled within the great hollow of the ancient tree, a knocking of bone of wood sounded from the meeting of Cachusa's crown as she failed to miss the low arc. Still unaware and clumsy with this new form. Bearing the dull ache with clenched teeth, the precious bundle in her lithe arms remained undisturbed. The thick furs of her coat kept Miriam from the cool night air as fever or harrowing dream was upon her dampening brow.

    With gentle motions, Cachusa wiped the sweat from the child's brow with the white locks of her head. She had a moment to examine her visage in a stream's waters in which she washed their outer filth free, catching the gaunt features drawn of life. A cadaverous palor from crown to foot, how could this be the majestic form once lost to her people?

    Wrestling her wings into the shallow crevice, the Penumbress pulled her child's weight against her bosom and sheltered them under the shadow of her steely feathers. Miriam stirred momentarily, unconsciously pressing into the warmth of her mother's bosom and settled into shivering repose again. Cachusa tucked her nose and lips into the child's wavy curls, inhaling then exhaling a deep sigh.

    They were alive; even after losing everything that was important or taken for granted, broken as they were and soon to discover the pieces that remain, it meant more than anything in this very moment.
     
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    The Dark Goddess~revised
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    *Not my favorite, but this one has gone through some rough spots.

    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.
     
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    Darkness and the Moonlight
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    Illustration for Requiem Song, second story in my Eternity series. Following the tale Viennrose (King) Requiem Rondo Arcturus, Requiem Song delves into the past of Lithavania following centuries after Manalodia Arcturus war against Betamoth. the rivalry between Requiem and Iris, his half-brother, follows them through their life in ascension to the throne and in love. Viennrosa (Queen) Regina Irewin and their daughter, Adriana hold Viennrose's heart as he protects both kingdom and them. When the court seer prophecies of the the twin moons joining being an omen against Lithavania, stranger events concerning his dreams and Adriana begin the ebb of tragic betrayal and destiny.
     
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    Primul Vampir
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    Illustration for Lost Children Pt. II, which I have bunch of old works and WIPs for, yet nothing new. There is lore of "vampyres" in the world of Nis that became closely related to the Penumbra, yet very few in ancient times actually consumed blood. The irony was their blood in fact granted vitality and some of the preternatural abilities of the Penumbra; those few were called Umbra. A practice in the days of Lithavania, few chosen Nisrian were granted this honor in Blood Companion rituals, however it was banned when recipients began sharing their blood with others.

    Manalodia Arcturus was the last to perform the ritual upon the Children of Rose centuries later, Miriam did so with Rema. As for Dusk, he received a triple portion, later to his family and companions lament when he became consumed by Alastor. Mila gave him her blood when it was discovered he had in fact contracted Breahs from his mother, though was dormant in his body. Later, Viktoria without knowing Mila had done this, gave him her own to aid him in his journey with Rema. Lastly, Requiem gave his blood in order to contend with the Scarlet Queen glyph controlling Mila and resist Alastor.

    The risk was Dusk's growing darkness and Alastor's influence making him into something terrible altogether. After falling into the bottom of the Dead Strait with Beta Heart, Alastor consumed the blood of the amalgamation, allowing them to survive in a decade long dormancy. After awakening, the first being that could be called "vampyre" emerged.
     
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    Yeshua-Ter`sid ver.3
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    Kind of a quick piece I did of The Creator, an overarching character in Eternity. Still kind of playing with his design as this is based off older ones.
     
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    Orion character concept
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    Antagonist/protagonist of ORION, Orion became an immensely powerful sorcerer in the aftermath of Betamoth Empire's destruction. The Circe of the Enlightened Dragon, a collective of magics taken from ancient Lithavania long ago went out of control and leveled the Ariem capitol. Orion survived only to become subject to it's power and the great spirits presiding over them. He is also a practitioner of native martial-arts, thus explaining his physique.
    I hadn't drawn the character in a long time and was having difficulty picking a good design for him. Eventually I decided on a blend of Persian and Egyptian influence for his various forms, this being his primary as the antagonist.
     
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    Season of Endall: Resurrection of Knight
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    These old bones, burned black from the winter ash, twisting and mingling in their vexing affair. Snapping as they jerked, groaning as they creaked, so busy in their gossip of one fallen to the lords.
    What's this? O'er yonder! The earth lent it's ear. A joy! tis an honour, for the Queen herself had come! Rearing their bows and parting back crooked limbs, for passage only granted to the mistress of the realm.

    The residents mirth went unnoticed for the Black Queen had no time, fallen to her guardians, the knight's continued demise. She traveled by dream, sheltered in the fog; just enough, just enough for a brief moment's escape.
    As the ashen leaves crumbled to soot, her endless blue eyes traced back the battle. First a murmur now a hum, the Queen followed the echoes from the empty grey shell.

    Like a child washed ashore, no, a lover gibbous by the door, here was the defeated, scraps of parts in disarray. Though broken and ashamed, her knight kept his pride, for resolve forbid cast him to the ground, defiantly on the knee.
    Cherished bauble, dearest wish, she took up his severed helm and graced it with a kiss. At once his life returned, back into the endless realm, the spark was reignited but he would sleep until she parted.

    For she was but a dream, the Queen slept far away. This was their praedormitium meeting as many times afore, imparting him with will from state, a plane beyond the waking door.

    Hence she departed, the treants bowing to Her Grace, for the sooner she was gone, the sooner he would come.
     
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    By the Veranda
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    Innocenza illustration
     
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