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Force of Will by Ghanima-Atreides
Force of Will
Well, this is new, isn't it? :XD: And just in time for Star Wars day! :yoda:

I recently got into Star Wars (well, more, since I've always enjoyed it but it wasn't a major interest of mine) after marathoning all movies with :iconadriant1978: and playing Star Wars: the Old Republic (which is a pretty neat game and I'm liking it quite a bit so far!) and, of course, I had to draw Kate in yet another setting. Roll Eyes Giggle

So yeah, this is Jedi Kate. =P (Razz) The outfit is inspired by Anakin's and her lightsaber is purple not to match her hair, lol, but because purple lightsabers are described as being used by those who "favour both light side and dark side techniques and fight with an aggressive style". As ever, Kate is conflicted and toes the line between good and evil.
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:iconnorroendyrd: tagged me in another of these memes, this time about one of my favourite characters, Dorian Valtieri, ruthless politician and assassin extraordinaire. :D Sorry it took so long to put it together, I've been very busy this week.

1) Post these rules.
2) Post 8 facts about your character.
3) Tag 8 other characters.
4) Post their names along with their creators' avatars.

Dorian appears in several pieces I've drawn before, mainly:

Man With No Honor by Ghanima-Atreides A Fresh Insight by Ghanima-Atreides The Last Meeting by Ghanima-Atreides

The first also contains his bio so I'll try not to repeat it word for word and instead add something new ;P


1) Despite being sold off to be an old noble's plaything by the manager of his troupe (and his mother not doing much to prevent it once blinded by the glimmer of gold), Dorian regards it as a stroke of luck. Thanks to it, he was able to gain an education and move in circles he would never have dreamed possible as a lowborn boy working as an entertainer.

2) Dorian enjoys the company of both men and women, although he's had more female partners than male. He doesn't exactly advertise this, nor does he make it a secret; in fact, like most things about him, it is the subject of rumour. One thing he never does is mix business with pleasure.

3) Speaking of rumours, one of the most persistent is that Dorian is the disinherited son of a nobleman, as people often assume judging by his appearance and mannerisms. In reality, he is as lowborn as they come and doesn't even know his father. Neither does his mother, having met him during one of their troupe's shows and never seen him again after.

4) Dorian enjoys the finer things in life: good food, expensive clothes, lavish accommodations...because of this, he spends gold as quickly as he earns it.

5) Dorian is something of a paradox; on the one hand he is quite congenial and worldly, enjoying the company of other people and good conversation, on the other he guards any and all personal information very closely to his chest, being of the opinion that by keeping your enemies guessing you stay one step ahead of them. Therefore, plenty is known about his public persona but very little about the man himself, particularly his past.

6) Dorian enjoys power, but has no interest in ruling himself. Instead he prefers being the "power behind the throne"; after all, rulers come and go, but a capable advisor and "problem-solver" will always be needed.

7) One of his favourite pasttimes is reading and he could often be found devouring book after book in Baron Noellaume's library during his years of service to him. He once said Kate is the only person more well-read than him he's met.

8) Despite killing people for a living Dorian does have a conscience, albeit well-hidden. He enjoys the thrill of the hunt, engineering the perfect kill and the almost god-like feeling of having another person's life in his hands but he takes no pleasure in cruelty. He mentally disassociates himself from the act of murder itself, which in turn assuages any feelings of guilt that might threaten to take form. There are also things he'd never do, such as killing a child or forcing himself upon a woman.


That's it, I hope you liked it! I tag :iconnorroendyrd: with Durgakh, who has me intrigued. B-) (Cool) 
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
:iconindiliel: tagged me in another of these OC facts memes, this time about my ESO Dragonknight, Daenerys Dragon-Soul (also one of my Skyrim Dragonborns).

1) Post these rules.
2) Post 8 facts about your character.
3) Tag 8 other characters.
4) Post their names along with their creators' avatars.


Here's an older and not very good picture I drew of her:

Dragonknight by Ghanima-Atreides

Now, onto the facts!

1) Dany was raised in Bruma, Cyrodiil, where her family settled when she was just a baby, having fled Skyrim for reasons unknown to her (the reason being that they were members of a small, reclusive group of devoted Alduin worshippers tracing their lineage back to a Dragon Priest of old who believed in "keeping the blood pure" by inbreeding. Daenerys' parents, who had seen the results of this which ranged from deformity to madness, wanted a different life for their daughter.)

2) Dany's parents claimed they were visited by an avatar of Akatosh in a vision, who revealed that a "great destiny" awaited their daughter and to this end she should be versed in both the arts of war and politics. They took the divine command very seriously and Dany began an assiduous training regimen at the age of 6 which left her little time for anything else. She never got the chance to be a child.

3) Throughout her childhood, Daenerys had only one friend: the stable master's son, Frald, a boy of her age. Initially her parents tolerated their friendship but began discouraging it as she grew older and her training became more intense; after all it was improper for "the chosen of Akatosh" to associate with the help. Dany shared her first (forbidden) kiss with Frald at the age of 14; her father found out and whipped Frald bloody in the courtyard while she was forced to listen to his agonized screams from her room to which she had been confined. Frald was then thrown out on the streets to die; she never saw him again.

4) Being told from an early age that she was special and a grand destiny ordained by the Divines themselves awaited her has made Dany rather aloof and imperious, with a strong sense of self-determination. She takes Akatosh's divine command very seriously, but has political ambitions of her own. Having returned to her homeland after the events of the Soulburst and become a hero of the Ebonheart Pact, Daenerys now has her eye on the throne. She has agreed to marry Prince Irnskar, son of the current High King Jorunn.

5) Partly due to her sheltered upbringing, partly due to what happened with Frald, Dany feels uncomfortable in romantic or sexual situations. This has made her relationship with Prince Irnskar doubly challenging because their personalities often clash and she feels no attraction towards him whatsoever. For his part Irnskar, used to having women swoon over him and cater to his every whim, feels frustrated with his beautiful yet cold bride.

6) Daenerys is prone to hubris; when she had the opportunity to seize the Prismatic Sword, a powerful anti-undead artefact fashioned by Meridia, she arrogantly told herself she would wield it in the name of Akatosh.

7) More comfortable in a suit of armour than a dress, and reassured by the feel of a sword on her hand, Dany greatly enjoys hunting. Her favourite way of working off her frustrations is by riding off into the wilds of Skyrim to slay some mighty beast.

8) Although fair in her judgements and generous towards friends and allies, Daenerys can be utterly ruthless when punishing betrayal and is not above using shock and awe tactics to make a point. Her trust, once lost, can never be recovered.



I don't know who else to tag; as always, if you feel like doing the meme, consider yourself tagged. ;P
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
:iconnorroendyrd: tagged me in this OC Facts Meme and I thought why not? :D It's been a good long while since I babbled about one of my characters, and especially Asha never got much exposure on dA. (funny thing is, I was thinking about drawing her very recently...)

1) Post these rules.
2) Post 8 facts about your character.
3) Tag 8 other characters.
4) Post their names along with their creators' avatars.

Galasha "Asha" gra-Baroth has been my shy Orc mage/librarian in both Skyrim and ESO, but for the purposes of this meme I'll be referring to her ESO incarnation, where I've developed her more.
So, to begin...

1) Like most young Orcs, Asha was expected to learn a craft that would benefit the tribe and, later, make her an attractive match for another chieftain (magic did not qualify as such a craft). She began training as a smith but showed no talent for it, so she was sent as an apprentice to one of the tribe's hunters, where she did even worse. In the end, she found a niche of sorts in woodworking; even Orcs required shields, the occasional staff and the stronghold never lacked for repairs where her skills came in handy. (Yes, she is my master Woodworker in ESO :D )

2) Asha was married to Chief Bazrag of Clan Fharun (as per my headcanon when I played Orsinium). Initially Bazrag was fond of his new (and first) wife, despite mutterings about her being a "magic-loving weakling", and permitted her to study the Akaviri tomes that were her most precious possessions, even instructing his people to bring her any books they found. Their marriage gradually soured however when Asha failed to produce any children. They never officially divorced (so far as I know, Orcs don't have such a procedure) but Asha was "persuaded" to leave after Bazrag took another wife.

3) One of Asha's proudest accomplishments was joining the Mages Guild in Daggerfall and rising through its ranks, earning the title of Master Wizard. She could, at last, embrace her true calling, even though her techniques are quite unorthodox.

4) Asha strongly believes in the Daggerfall Covenant and what it represents: the alliance between Bretons, Redguards and Orcs, setting aside past differences and moving forward together. Even though many Orcs remain resentful and suspicious of their erstwhile enemies-turned-allies, Asha believes that only by burying the hatchet can old wounds heal.

5) Asha fell in love with Darien Gautier, a charming, roguish Breton knight she encountered in her adventures and fought beside on several occasions. Sadly, she was all but invisible to Darien who had his pick of women and his eye on the beautiful Gabrielle Benele, one of Asha's fellow guildmates.

6) Asha adopted Breton dress styles and mannerisms, wanting to prove that she is a "civilized"  Orc and be more accepted in their society. She has always liked wearing her hair long and in braids/ponytails.

7) Due to her own outcast status, Asha tends to be quite tolerant of others, even vampires. One of her closest friends is a Stendarr priestess-turned-vampire, although she has since been cured of her condition.

8) Personality-wise Asha is introverted and shy, quite the opposite of the loudmouth Orc stereotype. This has caused others to judge her as a bit simple and easily manipulated, although her former husband knew better and liked being able to hold long, thoughtful conversations with her. She isn't very good at voicing criticisms, and will sooner swallow an insult than lash back. When pushed far enough however, she does retaliate and is capable of standing her ground; moreso now than she used to.


I tag:

:iconindiliel: - Fynn/Fionn

:iconnorroendyrd: - Aredhel

:iconpoisonaffairs: - Luna

:iconhrodwulf123: - Charlotte

And, err, not sure who else.
Sweating a little... But if you feel like it, consider yourself tagged!
 
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online
:iconnorroendyrd: tagged me in another of these memes, this time about one of my favourite characters, Dorian Valtieri, ruthless politician and assassin extraordinaire. :D Sorry it took so long to put it together, I've been very busy this week.

1) Post these rules.
2) Post 8 facts about your character.
3) Tag 8 other characters.
4) Post their names along with their creators' avatars.

Dorian appears in several pieces I've drawn before, mainly:

Man With No Honor by Ghanima-Atreides A Fresh Insight by Ghanima-Atreides The Last Meeting by Ghanima-Atreides

The first also contains his bio so I'll try not to repeat it word for word and instead add something new ;P


1) Despite being sold off to be an old noble's plaything by the manager of his troupe (and his mother not doing much to prevent it once blinded by the glimmer of gold), Dorian regards it as a stroke of luck. Thanks to it, he was able to gain an education and move in circles he would never have dreamed possible as a lowborn boy working as an entertainer.

2) Dorian enjoys the company of both men and women, although he's had more female partners than male. He doesn't exactly advertise this, nor does he make it a secret; in fact, like most things about him, it is the subject of rumour. One thing he never does is mix business with pleasure.

3) Speaking of rumours, one of the most persistent is that Dorian is the disinherited son of a nobleman, as people often assume judging by his appearance and mannerisms. In reality, he is as lowborn as they come and doesn't even know his father. Neither does his mother, having met him during one of their troupe's shows and never seen him again after.

4) Dorian enjoys the finer things in life: good food, expensive clothes, lavish accommodations...because of this, he spends gold as quickly as he earns it.

5) Dorian is something of a paradox; on the one hand he is quite congenial and worldly, enjoying the company of other people and good conversation, on the other he guards any and all personal information very closely to his chest, being of the opinion that by keeping your enemies guessing you stay one step ahead of them. Therefore, plenty is known about his public persona but very little about the man himself, particularly his past.

6) Dorian enjoys power, but has no interest in ruling himself. Instead he prefers being the "power behind the throne"; after all, rulers come and go, but a capable advisor and "problem-solver" will always be needed.

7) One of his favourite pasttimes is reading and he could often be found devouring book after book in Baron Noellaume's library during his years of service to him. He once said Kate is the only person more well-read than him he's met.

8) Despite killing people for a living Dorian does have a conscience, albeit well-hidden. He enjoys the thrill of the hunt, engineering the perfect kill and the almost god-like feeling of having another person's life in his hands but he takes no pleasure in cruelty. He mentally disassociates himself from the act of murder itself, which in turn assuages any feelings of guilt that might threaten to take form. There are also things he'd never do, such as killing a child or forcing himself upon a woman.


That's it, I hope you liked it! I tag :iconnorroendyrd: with Durgakh, who has me intrigued. B-) (Cool) 
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls Online

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NorroenDyrd Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Heeeey, I noticed you dropped by on my page and I feel bad that I STILL haven't filled in the Character Facts meme you tagged me for. I only just started fleshing out Durgakh's personality as I am slowly progressing through the DC territory. I resently did that Mysterious Curio quest where you meet an Ayleid ghost and convince him to move or or see the world. I now headcanon him as a Durgakh's sarcastic sidekick. :B
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Ghanima-Atreides Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, I understand being busy and taking your time to flesh Durgakh out, when I tagged you I didn't have any expectations as regards time. You'll get to it in your own time. :) Glad you've been having fun with her though, and I know that quest! He is cool and one of the few NPCs who speaks Ayleid in the game...I usually tell him to stick around as well. :bucktooth:
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TheNalvor Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
Happy Birthday! *gives flower crown*
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Ghanima-Atreides Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you! :aww:
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PoisonAffairs Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :D :party: Hope you have an awesome day!! 
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Ghanima-Atreides Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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Happy birthday! :D
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Ghanima-Atreides Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :dance:
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Indiliel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
Happy Birthday! :hug: :glomp: :party: :cake:
Hope you are doing well and have a wonderful day =)
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Eee, thank you! :hug:  It's been a pretty fun day!
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