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Secrets of Albicant by AssasinMonkey Secrets of Albicant by AssasinMonkey
A quick little experimental style exploration, random... doodling... stuff...
But it involved one of my most fleshed out group in my Alternative Universe: First Contact War, the Sirens of Albicant.

An ancient and secluded group, originally founded to protect and maintain Equine existence amongst all other lifeforms. Often born and grown into it. Although barely known by most ponies, mostly just seen as myths, even when they were created, but especially more so with every passing moon cycle.

Their lives are often held to themself, they're a group that is highly isolated and self-reliant, operating under their own authority. Not having to answer directly to the crown was due to their intention to travel horizons far beyond Equestrian borders. Their loyalty lies with all equines still, to find all wild lifeforms and unite them under the Equine banners by any means necessary. Often resulting in either assimilation or extermination.

Having travelled far and beyond, they've encountered numerous fauna, flora and world anomalies alike. Discoveries and actions out of sight of any pony else, out of mind. It is not often realized what impact they have from the lives it affects. Whether positive or negative,  controlling wildlife, subduing individuals, and other methods they've developed over their active time.

Some may question their methods, the myths, to question their ethics, their purpose, or simply what they've become. As mysteries have build, especially around their strange appearance all of them seem to share. What secrets they hold, and what power they've found.
I've not really documented a lot of the written backstory of FCW. While there's a lot that still needs to be developed, since I'm tackling it on universal scale, there's still a decent amount I do already have a basic concept for. Most of it shown through the art made.

I guess this piece is also to show I haven't abandoned FCW, even though I've not developed a ton for it lately. Being distracted by other stuff. But it's definitely still very much on my mind, and intention to continue developing if I can. My burnout does make it a bit tricky, and a lot of times the start of an idea is easy, but then you have to fine-tune and balance it.

Anyway, the art is a bit simple. Wasn't my intended result, but it was one of those "meh" moments moving my brush around. I want to do a more detailed, refined piece of these ponies some time. Perhaps also have their story worded a bit better. I'm not exactly an experienced writer, and in general sometimes I just can't find the correct words to portray my thoughts anyway.


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Secrets of Albicant [WIP] by AssasinMonkey


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junior2729 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
i loved it! very detailed and mysterious
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Remiqs22 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
OMG the light here are amazing!!
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Nightmare-Brony Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is that Mayor Mare?
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Very cool! Also, it reminds me of those Blue Mages in those Final Fantasy Online games.
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HyperDashPony Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I love the mystery.
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TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
I remember The Brothers Hildebrandt's Lord of the Rings Calendar, and the sensation it caused when it first came out in the mid-1970's.

This has much the same feel, in its use of light and shadow and color.  But the figure looks less like a posed mannequin--always a fault with the B. H.

This, to me, suggest what magic really should be in literature: not something known and made ordinary as arithmetic but glimpsed obscurely, by half-light, and only for a moment: at gaze and gone again.
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
Nice, love the way the hood completely hides her face, adding to the mysterious atmosphere of the story you wrote. Kudos =)
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NomeArts Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way this looks, with the background blurred, focusing on the pon. The lighting is also amazing, it really looks like a forest! 
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DivLight Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I love the texture of the cape, really good =D and the hair looks soooo flowy !
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
        Clapping Pony Icon - Inky 
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Raptore1917 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
makes me wonder what would happen if another pony had an encounter with them ether one or a group. I would be running. away.
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