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Eldarin's Blade by Aikurisu Eldarin's Blade by Aikurisu
Before Phoenix King Eldarin the Sagacious rose to power and restored the honour of the Phoenix Throne in doing so, he was a revered Acolyte of Rothelim. In this light, he was often spoken of for his mastery in wielding a double-handed blade that few could match in his lifetime. It was because of this that some scholars criticised that Eldarin’s might as a renowned warrior won him the throne through intimidation and fear, despite that it was well-known that Eldarin was beyond such forms of corruption. Regardless, his mastery of the blade became a thing of legend spoken in way that only an Acolyte of Rothelim could preserve without folly: the protection of his people and their way of life. Yet not even the great nelri king could keep them from ruin forever.

After Eldarin’s son, Meiliketh the Mad, ascended the throne, it is oft believed that Eldarin’s fabled blade was buried with him in catacombs deep within Mount Yavararys, before his troubled son robbed it from his tomb sometime later, to further anoint his presence as Eldarin’s successor. Yet it is spoken in hushed voices that when Meiliketh first tried to wield the blade for himself, he collapsed screaming in pain before violently casting it away. No one knows whether this tale to be true, though some say Meiliketh never again grasped the blade and instead spitefully sent it to be melted down into something worthy of his touch.

Fortunately it never got that far, and since that day it is widely believed that the blade was bestowed a cunning magical aura, per once Eldarin's request and admittedly on his deathbed, so that only those with the truly selflessness of heart could wield it without bringing anguish to themselves. Such did the blade become a lasting testament of Eldarin's will to not see his only son succeed him, and added further strength to Rainier the Reborn's claim to the Phoenix Throne, several hundred years later, when he wielded it effortlessly during his final confrontation with the proud son and dragonflight consort to Veszena, Kanen.

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I haven’t drawn an epic blade for a while, so this was a nice change of pace. =)

Artwork // Lore // Etc - © Kristopher P. Love
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AceEnkhtur Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
Fell in love with it at first sight and made a 3D model of it. 
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
This is a wonderous sword.
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Alsalamek Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
Great work
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You should take up modding. I can imagine getting quite a bit of e-fame for modding games with your weapons.

People would love it and you would go viral. I can even give you the tools to get started.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
... did I ever take you up on your offer to help get me started on that?  My apologies if I've never given a straight answer.  I can't believe it's been a year since you first mentioned this and I could have sworn I replied...
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Not that I know of.

But basically I have a few tools for modding Elder Scrolls games. Specifically Morrowind and Oblivion. I don't actually do any decent modding but I can point you to some tutorials and other resources to get you started. Also most people use Blender for the 3d modeling. I even have a specific version for Blender for generating Nif files for them. But if you don't have Elder Scrolls then I cannot really help. If you want to know all of the games that can be modded then I would check out the Nexus Mods site.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps when things get set more in stone for the SSE version of Skyrim, but sure.  I wouldn't mind creating for that community. =)
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Idonataur Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
I would make the guard thinner, and make the pommel solid steel instead of a jewel, so the tang can be properly peened. Other than that, the sword is very beautiful.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. =)
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JackHologram Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Here is the low poly version of the sword [link]

I will do the high poly version then send them to you.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice. =D
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JackHologram Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
may i have permission to model this into 3d models and post a picture of the finished 3d model on my blog and on deviant art. I will post a link here and note you as the creator of the original design.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I'm honoured that you wish to make a model of this. By all means, you have my permission, and if it's possible do you think I could acquire the model itself once you've finished it? I'm curious in the idea that I'd use it for learning perspectives better for this design. That and I'd be sure to make a journal highlighting your efforts. =)
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JackHologram Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Thankyou, the honor is mine you are an amazing artist.
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yeah!
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nankotsufangirl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uuu this is great XD
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Iceshark39 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Absolutely stunning piece of work! Beautiful colour and detailing
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. =)
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La-Femme-Tron Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Wow, you drew this? It should be made into a real sword. Very nice, indeed.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words, and yes. I did draw it. =)
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aefyn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Writer
This is a farking awesome sword! :D
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AngelTitan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job on the details... love it =D
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. =D
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Redmagesalyre Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Beautiful design, and a great backstory to this.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. =)
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SandraCreations Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Wonderful blade !!! *0*
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SandraCreations Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
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JacobMace Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the look of this sword.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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MyBurningEyes Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
really nice design! :) Maybe the sword could use some more contrast, the blade is nice but the gold is a bit saturated :)
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. =)
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Akmona Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome~!!
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MWMaster Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Im fan of weapons and this one is in top... xD
Very good job xD
Amazing xD
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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iduck Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do you always make swords I want to own? :XD: Beautiful! I should get you to design all the weapons for my graphic novel :please:
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh? How many would that be? =)

And sorry about drawing blades you want to own. Can't help it. =P
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iduck Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:plotting: About four I'd think. But that's just me being lazy about needing to sit down and come up with my own designs :XD:
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lionesspuma Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
wow amazing...i usually leave more informative comments but... this just blows me away
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, a nice compliment all the same. =)
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MandalorianKnight Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
that is one epic blade. Very, very beautiful sword.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. =)
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Morgalahan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowy, thats really really lovely!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Stacey. =)
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EnigmaticSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Now that I've actually seen it, I understand the hype ;)
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe. =P
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PoldalleLovesnare Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That color scheme is BEAUTIFUL! And the shape of the blade does say "goodly epic" ^^; Very heoric looking in general and just very very pretty :D
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Poldalle. =)

For a while I had a thing against creating anything with a gold tinge among nelri possessions, but I decided to make an exception.
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