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    Thank you, @Lake! I was extremely iffy about doing a landscape drawing, but it didn't turn out as bad (as expected XD) Glad you liked it ^_^


    Just finished another portrait! This time Magnolia Merloci, Rema's gypsy mum~


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    Aaah! Almost skipped over your comment XD Thank you very much for the compliment @Pretzelbox :)  I try and do the best I can in each one, but wil likely have to
    make some bust friendly when putting them in resources ^^
     
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    Lost Children Illustration A
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    Light Synopsis...


    {Sixth (technically fifth not including side-story) entry in Eternity series, Lost Children centers around Dusk Merloci and Mila Arcturus, taking place after the events of Innoncenza. After the Alphyn Letter incident, Rema and Dusk discover their order, Ematus Sercia has been working alongside Survhal, Isalme's current enemies, from the shadows. Mila is meanwhile visited by a ghost from Miriam's past, claiming to be able to reunite he with her real mother. The separation is inevitable and bonds o family and loyalty will be tested.



    Meanwhile, Captain "Grey" Magus is requested for a special mission from King Belniere; find any clues of the missing prince, missing for some years after an assassination attempt upon the he and the Queen. His search will cross him path of the Merlocis and the heart of the unfolding events...}
     
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    Been a slow week for me with a lot of things, but in spare time when not putting together some weapon design icons, trying to finish up
    a WIP or have it close to finished. Before I touch up things, edit and detail, just working with color layout and scheme.
    The one I have for Rema here is different than she's had before, but focusing on realism instead of "I never change these clothes" kinda
    trope, she has to start somewhere and attire won't be that impressive. She's just a sellsword at this point. This is the first time I've drawn
    Alemayehu (skipped character concept), but won't be drawing her so much in that outfit; breast is off so going to fix.

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    Innocenza~ Avventura

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    Two WIPs and a quickie portrait for fun~
     
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    Innocenza~ Meu Totul
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    How tireless the mother, how devoted her child. Dependent to a fault, unwavering to the end; from love born in the beginning shall be carried unto the end.
     
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    Requiem Song Illustration


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    Concept art for Dusk Merloci "Swordsman" 1. I was pondering (like past times) whether I'd actually want to use RPG Maker or something more advanced
    once I'd be ready to make a game, but aiming at a bigger project means that much more in the team, paying adequately, ect. At least I have


    time since I'd like to write everything and put together all the concept art, at least.

    When I redid the character after a few years away from it, I combined his old design with the 1600s themed fantasy setting it became, instead of a
    modern fantasy. His attire is still very different from the fashion in his time due to Miriam designing the Merloci and Gavrielle homes clothing. Just


    a little cheat to get away with making them stand out and not be off-putting (like the main character in Shadow Hearts 3 int he 1920s >_>)

    Old Concept

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    I think it's been about two years and I've got a more solid design which will finalize him. Very little difference except leg armor, spaulders
    and improved drawing. I want his first outfit (as it changes over the course of the story) to be simple, yet signaturize him so that he's


    still recognizable as he matures and takes on different garbs/armor. I'm still very much thinking in game terms in that way, but it's realistic
    in that he'll not wear the same clothes over the years, lol! 

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    Finished Dusk concept 1

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    Lost Children Pt.1 portraits


    Sorrow Cardinal

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    Sorrow was found by a Huema trapper by the river behind his home. A newly born washed ashore was astonishing to have even survived. He took her in to his wife in which they raised as their own until not long after discovering she was a Penumbra babe. They could not get rid of her for their beliefs would leave them guilt ridden, even if they believed her a demon spawn, and they could let one no in fear they would think the wife birthed the cursed child.


    Superstition saved her life, but from the time she could hold memory, Sorrow was treated more a servant than their child. Once old enough, they kept her in the man’s wood shed away from where any guests and paranoia she would turn on them in their sleep. Even so, Sorrow knew little much else and turned to nature for her amusement and learning. She obtained the large disfiguring scar on her face from trying to disarm a trap accidentally triggered while forging for her caretakers in the forest.


    At the age of eight, the man and his wife attempted to pull Sorrow’s fangs when it became apparent she was outgrowing the shed. In desperation to escape, she overpowered them both and fled through an open window. Knowing that was not her home and told she did not belong, the young girl went in search without direction and found her way to a camp outside the capitol of Rayne.


    By chance a group of Penumbra refugees held camp without and took the straggler in, becoming aware she had been raised by Huema from her foreign tongue. This fortunate skill found them a way in and deciphering the words of the Huema, though she could not read their writing. After some weeks among people like herself, Bal Hora’ Moon Sect came to select young candidates that showed potential with magic. Priestess Ovara Marie was among them and felt a strange connection to the child as well as potential.


    Once again, Sorrow went abroad, this time to the realm of Nuefraust. It was here she was given the name Sorrow after Ovara listened to her story and discovered her learning impairment, rendering her much slower than other novices. This earned her some scorn, but was able to use chaos magic, a dangerous form of sorcery intuitively. Considering Ovara her mother due to their connection, Sorrow was given a strict upbringing until Ovara retrieved her horribly burned younger sister.


    Sorrow became co-nurse over the next few years, becoming close with Cachusa after she finally was able to speak again. Sensing a resonance with even her, it became apparent that Sorrow was tied to the Arcturus in some way. When Sorrow learned Ovara had a daughter hidden away, she became curious and sought her out; to her surprise after her actions had been relayed, Mila was now being raised by Miriam, Cachusa’s daughter.


    For herself, Sorrow began her search within the Arcturus family for her origins.



    Cachusa Gavrielle

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    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.


    Rema Merloci

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    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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    dayum. That is some sexay artwork. You've certainly got me beat. xD.
     
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    And I'm certainly beat by quite a few myself ^^ I try not to make as many mistakes as I used to since I've had to teach myself and some bad habits persist, but it's all practice in the end. Since you draw, does that mean you have a thread of your work here as well?
     
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    Oh, nah. Art isn't a huge forte of mine, but that does not mean I do not partake in it. Currently I've found that I do best in a sort of minimalist black and white style. My art has been compared to Undertale, lol. I do want to improve at art and it is not something I'm going to ignore progressing further in, but I am primarily a musician.
     
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    Oh, I see. Well if you are doing both art and music, that is still the accomplishment to me and time is going to go toward one or the other. Even so, you're always going to grow in whatever direction of art you choose. Maybe you could add your artwork to certain tracks? That'd be neat.


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    One more work complete for Innocenza, this titled "Sellswords"

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    uring Rema's journeying to learn the sword she joins a mercenary band lead by Zuberi along with his wife, Nia. Alemayehu was their daughter and befriended Rema after putting her under several trials. For the next four years Rema learned Abo-in and mercenary tactics before once again setting out on her own again. She would remain in contact with the Kongazewa over the following decades.
     
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    Innocenza- The Man in Blue

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    Once again set for my next destination under the Lord's guidance, I ignore the ache creeping up my decrepit leg and push on with purpose in mind. The sky was perfect blue with gossamer clouds floating west, a good sign for my travels. Lord Kean and his subjects of Austenburg had welcomed me graciously, but in my heart of hearts, I knew their devotion had been condition and not an in-born love. Even so, I preached with that in mind.


    Crossing the small bridge drew me toward the crossroads I had come a month earlier. I had to decide whether to head back and direct myself to Horne or westward through a small stretch of rural villages; the simpler the life, the more receptive the heart I had found. As I came to the opening of the forest path, the shade of it's evergreen limbs welcome me into its indigenous bosom.


    It was then I came to a sudden stop, my luggage of scripture, a change of clothes, writing utensils and a swaddle of baked bread from Lady Keane's kitchen nearly doubled me forward, putting strain on my left leg. But it was what was before that startled me, cradled into themselves by the roadside in the shade of a burke. Small in form I immediately surmised them to be tender in age, resting or perhaps deep in slumber.


    They had not taken notice of my presence as I stood as a voyeur, unsure whether to disturb them or ask if they were in need of some assistance. Austenburg was only three miles back if they were in need of escort. Deciding it best err on the side of compassion, it was not even a full step in that the cloaked stranger shot me a sudden and piercing gaze; I immediately froze in place, not in peril of the fierce fiery red eyes that held me, but in the desperate and circumspect nature they possessed.


    Her pale skin seemed to glow in the light that streamed over my shoulder, streams of blonde hair hanging down into her face. This was a Penumbra girl, most certainly stranded if the hunts had taken her this far.


    "E-Excuse me..." I sheepishly stammered, unsure of whether any tone could be taken in peace.


    It would seem not as she suddenly sprung to her feet, but then hobbled to the side. In what I thought was weariness from her flight, in which it may still have been, I then beheld in the most acute bewilderment and horror at what protruded from beneath her shroud. In all my life I have never witnessed such a thing nor wish to ever again, but it took me back in a baffled daze.


    Off into the wood she disappeared with the grace and speed of a ferline, leaving me in but a moment in the symphony of the forest. Both my hands trembled and so i sat down my bag and gave myself a moment to collect myself against the closest tree. That young girl, that child was heavy with child...
     
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    Intended to be Chapter II "Blood of Arcturus" illustration for my book. Went over it since errors were bothering me ^^;
     
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    Your attention to detail is incredible. And you do backgrounds, too, ahh!! The woman at the far right of your most recent post keeps drawing my eye - she's just gorgeous!! Also, the middle woman's dress! I want it! xD
     
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    Why thank you, Aqua! ^_^ I've tried to grow my patience over the years to incorporate detailing since part of me finds it fun, the rest taxing, haha. Backgrounds are somewhat a new thing that I decided I needed to do to create a world for my characters and practice landscapes of nature and architecture. Rochel's dress does help her stand out and somewhat reflect her light-hearted and kind personality. Glad you like her~ Probably the best I could do you on the dress is share a sketch when I do a reference for the whole thing :D
     
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    Nearly forgot about dear Grey. He has suffered such neglect at my hands with putting off his upload with such a minor edit and then
    delaying on his short. Alas, here he be.

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    Full Name- Patrick Grey Magus II
    Alias s)- Grey, Firebrande
    Date of Birth- Teven 4/1/73 SE
    Age- 40 yrs old
    Eyes- Green
    Hair- Brunette
    Height- 6'3''/190 cm
    Weight- 211 lbs
    Gender- Male
    Nationality- Nuefrolian
    Occupation- King's Guard of Nuefraust
    Interest(s)- Military strategy, naval expeditions, cooking, blacksmithing, carnivals
    Hobbies(s)- Fishing, scale-model building


    Grey and his father have always had an odd relationship. Born between a knight and a paramour, rather than discard him as a lovable son, Magus Sr. took responsibility for both, marrying the woman and going as far as to give Grey his name. Growing up, this earned snide behavior and remarks without his father's presence. Grey was as adventurous as any boy, genuinely loving exploration. It was his dream rather than becoming a military man like his father. However, that was on condition Magus Sr. put upon Grey to uphold the path of their lineage.


    Eventually putting away his immature feelings and grudgingly setting aside his dreams, Grey came to accept his role in serving Nuefraust . One to take calculated action quickly, he earned the trust and respect of those around him and rose to his current position as captain of the Thaged Horn. Two events would shape him forever that followed closely after one another. When King Belneire and bishop of the Holy Mother Church called for another hunt with increasing sighting of Penumbra in their realm, Grey was selected as one of them for his talent with a magik blade. Thinking to draw his blade against the fabled demons spoken of by campfire and bedside, he found himself the aggressor in attacking camps and hideaways of families.


    As powerful as they were rumored to be, Grey had lost his fervor in murdering those defending themselves. Requesting to be removed from his position, he earned disfavour from many and was assigned a post across the sea in a colony of Tian. He did not mind so much because of the voyage. It was not nearly a year passing when the giants of the Jade rose against the colonists and ravaged the forts along the coasts, destroying villages as they went. This event would be known as the Tianite Uprising and begin the Legend of the Seven, men Grey had known through acquaintance.


    Caught himself in one of those bloody assaults, Grey lost the use of his right eye and unable to participate in the defensive. He did help evacuate civilians to safety,earning him favour and return to standing in Nuefraust. When the kingdom returned to war with Isalme in 105 SE, Grey was there in battle to prove to himself. For his participation in a decisive skirmish to which he and his father beat back an offensive with their magik, he was recommended a place among the King's Guard.


    When the failed assassination attempt on Queen Mary-Ennette and missing Prince Alphamus passed with no results, Grey volunteered to set out and find the missing prince, though the chances of the child's survival and capture were against his success.
     
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