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Basern's Loss by Eepox Basern's Loss by Eepox
Trudging through the battle-scarred outskirts of Ashenvale, a lone saber searched for his lost rider. Together they had fought in the skirmish between the Warsong and Sentinels, fresh wounds from the fight still marring Basern’s body. But when the orcs' catapults had hurled down their fiery boulders, the blasts had separated both saber and rider. The heavy rain washed away the blood and dirt staining Basern’s fur, filling the battlefield with a damp haze. Smelling the familiar scent of his mistress, he followed the trail until he found her.

Lydira Mistgale lay in the grass, rain-thinned blood rolling off her unmoving body. The beast nudged her with his mighty head, imploring that she wake. But she did not. A deep rumble sounded in the saber’s throat, demanding that she move. But she did not. Basern’s ears turned down, head bowed as he stood protectively over Lydira’s lifeless body. His empty saddle weighed heavy on his back, never again to be ridden by the elf who raised him.


The description was written by my kind and skilled friend Kaldrinal.

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:iconsejel:
Sejel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
so tragically
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018
Indeed
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:iconcocoskylie:
Cocoskylie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
this made me cry ;w; beautifully drawn :heart:
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
Thank you :heart:
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:iconwyzzel:
Wyzzel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, found this without your name on Tumblr. I can only add your link in the comments.

wow-images.tumblr.com/post/176….
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
Ok, thanks! :)
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:iconwyzzel:
Wyzzel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
NP! I hate reuploads without clear names & links!
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:iconjadedlioness:
jadedlioness Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn, right in the feels. Beautiful work!
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
Thank you!
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:iconowlethia:
Owlethia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so much and at the same time I am so not ok with this. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

This looks beautiful and I really love this kind of style of art.
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018
Thank you very much! :hug:
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InkBlotCreations Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
In my opinion, this is the single most beautiful picture to be featured in the Burning of Teldrassil fan art featured on WoWHead. Although I loved the story in the description, this picture is very clearly telling that same story without a word. And that's the beauty of visual art: you can tell a story without saying or typing a single word, if you're skilled enough. Though sad, this is the kind of beautiful art that gives me the drive to continue with my own work, even if I have a block. Whatever you do, don't stop making this gorgeous artwork. You, my friend, have earned yourself a watcher.
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate it very much, and am very glad you like this piece. The bond between a rider and their mount, be that a sentinel and their saber, or an orc and their wolf, can be strong. I wanted to convey how painful that bond can also be. Exploring the unspoken tragedies...
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InkBlotCreations Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I wholeheartedly agree. It was a pleasure to find you. :)
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:icongigglyrennie:
GigglyRennie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
So sad, so beautiful... I'm going to go cry now.

P.s it's awesome! :D
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Aww! :hug: Thank you!
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:iconavvoxx:
Avvoxx Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this so much ;-; im  c r y i n g
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Thank you :hug:
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:iconmisiocytka:
Misiocytka Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries little kitty, she will respawn :)
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:iconowlethia:
Owlethia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pffft ok this one got me
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
:)
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:iconliamhamilton:
LiamHamilton Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018   Filmographer
Lovely emotion in this one. :)
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Thank you!
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:iconoakmachine:
OakMachine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAHH! I almost cried! This is absolutely beautiful though! (also, the second paragraph is when I almost started to cry) 
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Thank you! My friend did such a good job writing that - it still gets even to me too!
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:iconoakmachine:
OakMachine Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome! Your friend has quite a talent!
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:iconhawkiedooble:
HawkieDooble Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
No, Basern, if you cry i'm crying too ;-;
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
There there :hug:
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:iconsmoothleggedwookie:
SmoothLeggedWookie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
😭beautiful!
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Thank you!
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:iconcobaltcrimson:
cobaltcrimson Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Boy this one hits you right in the feels. It reminds me of the other day when we lost a cat to old age, the kittens who he spent all his time with nudged him like that.
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Oh no :( <3
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
That's heart-wrenching to think of!
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irinasphotographynz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
WOW!!!!!!! this is a beautiful digital painting i love it and keep up the good work. This drawing tricked me at first cos I thought this was traditional at first. 
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
Thanks, I'm happy to hear that!
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:iconirinasphotographynz:
irinasphotographynz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
You are very welcome :) 
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:iconmoosimus00:
Moosimus00 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
Really amazing, poor him!Sad dummy 
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
Thank you!
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Wow, this is amazing. Great work!
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Thank you very much!
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:iconcaycesianan:
CayceSianan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Student General Artist
Wow, just... wow. Tears 
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
I know :hug:
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:iconaranyaversarn:
AranyaVerSarn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:nuu: :tears:
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
:D
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CobraCatDragon2898 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Poor kitty, his story just tore my heart out and burned it. Love how the emotion just crashes into you.
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
Thank you! I'm very happy to hear that the image and story left an impact!
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LadyGhostDuchess Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, this is so sad and so beautiful at the same time.
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
Thank you :heart:
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Sionnach-Lightfoot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
It's gorgeous.
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:iconeepox:
Eepox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Thank you :)
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