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Unbalanced Fortune by Ahkward Unbalanced Fortune by Ahkward
The name "Aros" comes from two separate Naori words:

"A" meaning future or fortune (yes an actual word in naoru)
"Ro'os" meaning four. However the number four is associated to unbalance and misfortune according to Naori myth.

"Aros" is simply a modified conjunction of the two, and represents Aros' physical features (his eyes) and his actual storyline. Unlike a lot of stories of others that name things that are unlucky and the person magically avoid that fate, mine actually suffer at the hands of fate if "laws" and "rules" call for it. Aros was born with green eyes, rare and also associated with misfortune and unbalance. His name was given to him by his father, who from the beginning didn't like him and gave him a poor name. In Naor, when a child is born, it is best to give the child a name with good wishes. Something good or something you hope for them. Giving a child a name like "Unbalanced Fortune/future" is NOT kind and the Naori believe this is one reason Aros has such bad luck. His green eyes just make it worse.

Aros' mother and father did not have green eyes, but his mother's father/his grandfather did. He died young, affirming the myth to many of the village that green eyes bring misfortune. I can say that Aros also has this problem, though some things he brings upon himself. While he does have this problem, he manages to find ways past it and it has given him a nearly fearless attitude to life and doesn't let much hold him back. A bit of a thrill seeker sometimes.
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Arineange Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016   Traditional Artist
I like your sketch style ! :D
Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! Sketching is probably my favorite part of the art process.... that or inking. lol
Konveekou Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Student General Artist
What I really like is the typography of the title. It looks extremely interesting, and that "Murderer of an Island" definitely gets my attention to read it and find out what it is about.
Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a version with and without the text, just in case. It took a long time to get to that "logo". I love it. :'D
Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You put such detail into their characterization!  It's awesomeeee eue
Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I've been trying to fill in the culture as a whole and bring that tot my characters.
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February 9, 2016
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