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The Queen and her Retainers by Valravna The Queen and her Retainers by Valravna
This is a drawing I did after adopting a design from Ai-Bee (or well, technically two designs). From left to right, Roxelyon, also known as Elyon among her closest friends, Danae and then Eirwen.

Elyon and Eirwen are twins, and the guards/bodyguards/retainers of Danae, queen of Helheim. They are older than their queen, and have been at her side all her life (though they were obviously not her guards back when they were young).

Personalities:
Roxelyon the Blood Mage: the older of the twins, acts more strict (a calm sort of strict, not an aggressive kind of strict) and proper, can come off as aloof and intimidating. Does not indulge in the political game at court, but chooses to stand above it. Fiercely loyal to Danae, the queen. Very competitive with her twin sister - during battle the two will make snappy remarks at each other and compare body-count. She is the more skilled fighter, being both stronger and more agile than her sister. She is composed and have self-control. Weapon of choice is swords, more specifically sabers. I have not yet worked out exactly how blood magic works, but I know that healing is a possibility with it. And I think that markings will appear on her body when she is actively using her magic.

Eirwen the Shadow Mage: younger of the twins, is more approachable but is very likely to respond snarky or with sarcasm. She jokes and is more likely to smile (though her sister is usually the first to laugh once her facade cracks). While she seems to be the more friendly of the two, she is crass and straightforward and can be somewhat manipulative. She focuses a lot on other magics than just conjuring armour/weapons, as she also is highly proficient in shadow magic. One of her favourite tactics is to mess with the minds of her enemies, using their fears against them. This can be used as a form of torture to break people. Also fiercely loyal to her queen.

When they were younger they got into all sorts of trouble together, and they both love having fun. They are almost always on duty though, so they cannot always show themselves as who they are given that they must keep up a certain standard of respectability due to their positions. However, they enjoy their post as the queen treats them almost like sisters. The queen has known them all her life, as they have been at her side all her life. They are 8-10 years older (they are as old as the queen's older sister, but I have not made up my mind exactly how much older she is) and more or less grew up with Danae.

Closeup of Danae:
Closeup of the Queen by Valravna
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xAschesx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Wow wow so pretty *v*. I really love how you designed Danae. ;v; (she's gorgeous)
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Valravna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thank you! I am so happy to hear that, to be honest~ She is one of my current favourite characters to draw. :heart:
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WargmoDesign Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous as fuck! *o* :heart: Man, I just fall more and more in love with Danae - she's so beautiful. And I LOOOVE the dress she's wearing! It's so gorgeous~
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Valravna Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ;_; I am super happy with how the dress and her face and hair and everything came out. She lives up to the nickname a friend sometimes gives her: Danbae. All the details of Danae is the bane of my existence though. It wasn't originally as detailed (the dress, I mean).... but I was struck by a mild case of insanity and suddenly..... ALL OF THE DETAILS!

Means so much to me that you took the time to drop a comment though! :heart:
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Meeche-Max Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WONDERFUL!! love the outfits!!
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Valravna Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! (though I am really only responsible for one of the outfits, and that is the one of Danae)
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