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Guardian by Aikurisu Guardian by Aikurisu
"I will protect you, now and forevermore. For without you, I have no purpose. No purpose for this mortal existence of mine."

"Lies... you will always have purpose in life, my love. You simply refuse to accept others for they're less... treacherous."

"Treacherous or less, our fates are entangled. Yet nevertheless, is our bond not worth fighting for?

"Only a fool would think so."

"Then I am a fool."

"As am I... As am I..."

-- Evaryr & Kalysia



In the final years of the Mad War, two souls bonded in the shadows of darkness sweeping across the once blessed lands of the Ailyrian Kingdom. The last child of the noble Kaethyr bloodline, Evaryr, fought for the survival of his people and from the shadows worked against the delirious appetite of Phoenix King Meiliketh the Mad. Evaryr worked against his own kin in the hope of restoring peace to his people's lost kingdom. He never sought the deaths of those loyal to his evil, godless king, yet a day came when his work among the shadows could no longer protect his greatest love from death.

Kalysia. The day came when her existence was no longer needed at Prince Imrek's side. She defied Imrek's father one too many times and, with her final treachery on the night the Mad King willed the deaths of a thousand Yavirys innocents, asleep in their rebellious province's beds, she almost welcomed the grim release of death to no longer know the touch of those whose minds were lost to sin.

She fought those who once protected her by Imrek's order, sent to her bedchambers to make sure she never saw another sunrise. She fought, yet she was destined to die without her secret lover's keen blades by her side. Fortunately, Evaryr finally chose to reveal himself as one of Meiliketh's enemies, showing himself with his anger drawn at his kingdom's heart like a fearless man possessed. Those who fought him there were of little match against the Son of Kaethyr and were helpless to stop him from rescuing his love and took her with him deep into an ancient forest amidst heavy rain.

Yet they were not alone in their escape, for Meiliketh foresaw it and sent his two demented pets that had long served as both his secret, depraved lovers, and weapons of assassination. The Twins.

Unfortunately for them, no one was taking Kalysia's life in those times. They would die knowing that, knowing the wrath of her love, her guardian.


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And for all those interested, it is a certainty that I will have at least one more art for this couple soon. =D

Yes, I've finally drawn something to follow up with: aikurisu.deviantart.com/art/Ka… Took me a while, no? XD


Artwork // Kalysia // Evaryr // Nelri // - Kristopher P. Love
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RueSerentine Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
You are a very creative person with a great talent keep up the impressive work.
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dagget0 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this would be an awesome 1900x 1200 wall paper
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iceofwolf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This beautifully solemn piece was spotted on a quick pass-through of #Digital-Art-Fantasy's galleries. Instant fave. I love both the mood and the style.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks! Glad you were able to spot it, too, granted how many new art pieces are showcased in that group each day. =)
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BeatchBall Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   Writer
I may not know the history of the people in this picture, but I don't think I need to. The image gives me all the description I need. It's beautiful.
I feel like I should say more, but there's nothing more to say. Well done, Aikurisa.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
lol, no worries about not needing to say more. Thanks for the kind words, Dan. =)
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BeatchBall Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Writer
;)
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Xsanph86 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's magnificent!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thanks!
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TheGoodColonel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Wow, very epic, and the rain looks terrific! I love this!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thanks! =D
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Legion1a Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Lovley atmospheric images - thanks
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
No worries =)
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merevil Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How... how do you do it? O_O Which tools do you use? No need to tell you that I love it..
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Hehe, thanks. =D

As for the tools, Photoshop and an Intuos4 tablet. =)
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Lynja Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O I just love this so much! reminds me of a mind pic of a novel character of mine.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Nice, and thank you. =)
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:iconlynja:
Lynja Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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wrench923 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Fantastic!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Thanks!
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VicGat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
It's magnificent
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
=)
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KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A cool way to play with light and shadow - interesting concept! :D
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks! It was indeed a fun experience for me to create, so I'll definitely be revisiting this style again... sooner or later. =)
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Sniper-Bait Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I lack the attention-span to read the story in the description, but this is epic.

My initial thoughts:
Swag. Come at me, bro! Vengeance. Old souls (or ghosts?) fight for an honorable death and peaceful rest...
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Glad ya like. =D

And those old souls are actually two godless twins who were secret lovers to a mad king, who used them as his secret assassins, too, but anyway. They died well. =P
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Sniper-Bait Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NOW the story has my attention. I shall proceed to look this up! :D
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Unfortunately their story is still fairly unheard of for now, but I don't regard it as a highlight to my usual lore writings anyway. This artwork is the first time they're ever mentioned. =P
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Louised Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
:icontrophyplz: Congratulations! This great piece has made our Honorable Mentions :iconhonorablementionplz::clap: in the Lover's Revenge Contest held by :icondigital-art-fantasy:
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Thank you for the honour. =)
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Xirene Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! Love it!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thanks!
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superhales Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work and a wonderful short story to go along with it.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Thank you. =)
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jet7ST Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
NICE!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
=D
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InsectatorTrux Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the pic and the story/back ground story :thumbsup:.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Thanks. =D
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Amafel-Elf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love your work, as usual!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Thanks! =)
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Amafel-Elf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My pleasure!
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LeilansDream Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
uuh! So nice and creepy and powerful ambiance! Great great job! :D
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Thanks Lili! =D
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tigerfeiry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Okay, I absolutely adore the story here. That is inadequate and doesn't even touch on describing it, but its the best I can do. It moved me, as did the image. Well done.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Ah! My work here is done, then. ... at least a little. =P
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Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo beautiful! :love: ;w;
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Thanks! :heart:
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Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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