part of the 100 picture challenge. I figure it fits, due to the story behind it XD
I actually have a LOT to say about this one, and some parts from Nyte's revenge story I think I'll give in and share XD
First and formost, I was most inspired by
's awesome masquerade pictures, go see them! But I was more inspired as to writing, than drawing lol. And thus a masquerade became a part of my story. A rather significant part, actually.
Second, This is not the picture I originally wanted to draw
But I was far too lazy for the work involved in the one I really wanted to do, which was an actual scene from the story, in which Nyte dances with Wrynn, which is another thing that will be explained in the long-ass thing that follows:
Ok so basically, Nyte hears plans of a giant masquerade ball, in which Wrynn will be in attendance. So, since he is the main one she's after, she figures it will be her best chance to get close enough to kill him, without having to worry about being recognized (I realize you can tell it's Nyte, but that's because I draw her often. In my story she's fairly well known and recognizable to Azeroth, but not enough so that this isn't enough of a disguise.) Anyway, so she plans to go but doesn't actually tell Reaper about it. This is because Reaper is a very painstakingly meticulous guy. He will not go into any situation he knows he won't be able to handle, or that can get too out of hand. And he would downright refuse to go, or let Nyte go, because he knows she IS recognizable as the former queen of the scourge, and both factions, a handful of leaders, and many many guards would be present, at this event. So, if something happens and Nyte is recognized, pretty much everyone there would be after her, and him, by association. But Nyte isn't about to give up the chance to kill Wrynn (she's crazy, remember?) so she goes.
Her plan works, at first. No one recognizes her and she's able to convince Wrynn to dance with her. Having a hidden dagger on her person, she figures she'll just kill him, and worry about the rest from there. Plans kind of go awry, Wrynn realizes who she is and is too fast for her, and chaos ensues. Wrynn kind of knew she would be showing up, in some way shape or form, because by this point it is well known that she's hunting all those associated with the attack on the Citadel.
So, in the midst of all this going on, Reaper kind of pieces together everything and figures out what happened, through Nyte's absence, and mostly the fact of her having left Bloodmourne behind (There was no way she could bring it and NOT be recognized immediately for having it, plus, it would look suspicious to bring a giant sword to a ball, anyhow.) So, Reaper takes Bloodmourne and goes to save her. Between the chaos and fighting at the ball, mixed with Reaper's rogue skills, he's able to get there without a problem and helps her fight them off.
This fight is what leads to Reaper's true identity being found out. While Nyte had about a week to prepare, Reaper had seconds. Therefor there was no time for him to dawn his 'Kryptik' disguise.
Ok that's all I'm going to say, plot-wise.. but there's still more XD Because it's another thing I really wanted to draw, but again i was too lazy. I just think it's awesome so I shall share. Because Reaper has a bit of a moment lol and it's cute, imo.
Mid-fight, when he finally gets a decent look at Nyte' he says: "Not to negate from the current situation at hand.. But you look gorgeous." And then he has to literally save her ass because she's just so dumbfounded by the completely random and so unlike-him statement XD
And another thing I will share is from after their escape, when they're safely away from all the madness and he's kind of tormenting her for not being much use in fighting. She says "Well why did you have to call me pretty and ruin my focus!?" And Reaper says "I didn't call you pretty. Pretty
could have waited.."
Ok that's really all..
Nyte's fucking dress D:< want.
Being a former queen comes with the advantage of being able to get pretty much whatever the hell you want. Though she doesn't nearly take advantage of it as much as I would lol. It was kind of weird to draw Nyte all decked out, since she very very rarely does so. She may be a former queen, but the former queen of the undead doesn't really call for much, as far as your appearance goes XD
Ok I'm done. For real this time
Nyte is mine