I’ve been meaning to develop the Southern Realm for a long time now, finally found the time to do it!
Unlike the other three realms, the South is a completely united group of nations, all coexisting under the Giants’ rule. The Giants’ capital city is a centralized hub for the four nations to meet, having ambassadors from all political parties of the Southern continent. The United Southern Royal Guard is made up of elite fighters from each of the four races, resulting in a special group of 12.
The ones pictured here are not the full group, but from left to right, some small blurbs:
Zanah, an optimistic Djinn paladin with endless energy and an equally endless sense of justice. She has a big crush on a politician from her homeland
Qa'Mar, an elegant Giant mage from the Fire Sect with a gentle voice but a commanding presence. Plays the harp but isn't a Bard class magic caster
Maeros, a Gorgon soldier who used to be a trouble maker. He dedicated years to shaping up for the Royal Guard, so he doesn't like it when his past delinquent years are brought up
Kundei, a resourceful Kobold mage with a surprisingly sharp tongue, but he means well
Carazu, an intense Kobold rogue who is surprisingly gullible. Carazu is the Guard's youngest member
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This is the last you’ll hear from me til another month, since I’m flying out to see Beedalee-Art for her extended birthday celebration! (If you guys are gonna be at SakuraCon in Seattle, look for us! We’re not boothing, just cosplaying)
Other Ocean of Cycles art:
So happy you like Maeros, I've been having a lot of fun developing my Gorgons cause I'm also a sucker for classical greek stuff
Zanah is my fav. Hands down no regrets can't help it, but I love her, I love her veil, I love te way you did the wood within her shield I love her skirts and the detail on the mail especially, I loved HEARING about her so much I just aksjdlkajda ugh. I think she's such a cool character.
Qa'Mar my gentle boy. I really really love this pose for him especially because his size is intimidating sure but he looks so incredibly serene. And I don't know how you did it but you even made his hands look gentle and I think that takes such skill to give a feeling or a mood to hands.
Maeros makes me SO HAPPY I THINK HEARING ABOUT HIM WAS MY FAVORITE TIME BECAUSE HE'S SO WEIRDLY EARNEST AND I LOVE IT. I also rally love the detail work for his armoring too. It looks s easy to move in but also so fucking powerful and I think that's such a neat combination.
KUNDEI IS ALSO A FAV after Zanah. I love that he has a sharp pointy tongue and I love his hacket fit and I love his ears and facial features so much. I love the fingerless gloves too Idk I'm a big fan of big fitting jackets and tight fingerless gloves that's such a nice combination.
And finally Carazu. I LOVE THAT EXPRESSION OR ONE AND I LOVE THAT BY LOOKS YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO TELL HOW GULLIBLE HE IS? LMAO. Good job.
Zanah is a fav of mine too. It's taken me so long to embrace hijabi characters, but my two main ones (Zanah and Aisha from starless) are really shaping up to be immediate favorites for me!
I can't wait to develop her more!!
And Qa'Mar is an old fav of mine-- I reaaally wanted to make sure he felt serene and gentle. His personality has always had a quiet strength to it and I'm glad it comes across!
Maeros is a mess TBH LMAO. I love that he's so masculine and almost typical in a "power fantasy" trope that it's fun to throw him into situations where he isn't really allowed to have an unhealthy ego
I am so happy you like Kundei!! I can't tell you just how excited I was to work on him again (he's another old oc I revived). I feel like he'll be fun to play with as far as group dynamics go!
Don't worry about it too much but Carazu uses neutral pronouns so they/them would be great! I really do love them too though, their gullibility is somehow really intense too and I want to draw it LOL
That's so wonderful though, I'm really glad your main babies are becoming ones you can love and work with more.
It really really does come across for Qa-Mar, you did such an amazing job.
LMAO I BET. I love that you do that with your characters so much.
And you're soooo great at reviving old babies. I'm so proud of you.
OH AH I'm so sorry. BUT YES PLEASE DRAW IT!!!!