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Amber - Tarot Minor Arcanas - Swords Suit

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Sorry for Amber-spamming again ...

Okay, so explanation will be long this time.
It's a project I have for my school, and for me at the same time. I did the 56 minor arcanas with Amber characters. I'll only post one suit here, on Deviantart. There is another one, I post one card per day for the cups suit on my tumblr : [link] . For the two other suits, side sketches and drawings of the characters, it'll be for French only because they will be in the fanzine I will sell at Japan Expo on the Aquilegia stand (more information in my journal : [link] )

I tried to stick to the original card as much as possible, even if sometimes (for the figures or the Ace) I decided to change a bit (or completly OTL).

So, here we go...

Swords is related to the element "wind". In tarot, it's visible on the Ace and the figures (Page, Knight, Queen, King). Wind was diifficult to symbolize in the cards, but I did my best to give a "windy" impression to the right cards (not Dworkin, sorry...)

ACE OF SWORDS : SUHUY
Character : Canon Character (Merlin cycle)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Mental force, Truth, Fortitude.
Comment :This one gave me a hard time, I hate drawing wind. 8')

TWO OF SWORDS : JASRA
Character : Canon Character (Merlin cycle)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Blocked emotions, avoidance, stalemate
Comment :I liked drawing her ! I hope my vision won't be too different from yours ^^

THREE OF SWORDS : FINNDO
Character : Canon Character (refered once in Corwin cycle)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Heartbreak, betrayal, loneliness
Comment : In my current campaign, Finndo is very important. He was a victim, he's been betrayed by his father, his brother, and he became a tormentor, despite his own will.

FOUR OF SWORDS : CLARENCE
Character : Playing Character, he belongs to *hinarin
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Rest, contemplation, quiet preparation
Comment : Clarence is Benedict's son. He inherited from his father his habit to observe people a long time, silent... He's more energetic and social, though.

FIVE OF SWORDS : DALT
Character : Canon character (Merlin cycle)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Self interest, discord, open dishonor
Comment : I thought he would fit the card, as soon as I saw the meaning. Dalt is fighting for his interests against Amber, putting himself in trouble, and he faced dishonor with his fight with Benedict...

SIX OF SWORDS : JUDI
Character : Non Playing character (belonging to me)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : The blues, Travel, Recovery
Comment : She's merely a Shadow, but she had a major role in a scenario in the campaign. She had hard times, but she's recovring slowly, in a calm environment.

SEVEN OF SWORDS : JURT
Character : Canon Character (Merlin cycle (oh god there's many of Merlin cycle ! but many characters from Corwin's are princes and princesses...)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Running away, Lone wolf Style, Hidden dishonor
Comment : Oh well, Jurt. You're a loser. Your card fits, though. And I like your design from French "shadow knight" book 8')...

EIGHT OF SWORDS : OLWEN
Character : Non Playing character (belonging to me)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Restriction, Confusion, Powerlessness.
Comment : A character I feel sorry to. Olwen is Fiona's and Mandor's son, nice ascendance, but everything about his life looks very fucked up. Always wearing a blank mask on his face, and seeming unable to talk properly to people.

NINE OF SWORDS : CASSANDRE
Character : Non Playing character (belonging to me)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Worry, Guilt, Anguish
Comment : Amber Daughter. She's been raised by a minor Chaosian Family, fighting for not being bullied for her ascendance, forging a cold and impitoyable mind. She's been chosen to be the assistant of the Chaosian ambassador in Amber. When he died, she succeded him.

TEN OF SWORDS : KEVIN
Character : Non Playing character (belonging to me)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Bottoming out, Victim mentality, Martyrdom
Comment : Flora's son (that explains the name, poor boy). He's been raised in Shadow by a very exigent mother, forging a determined and calm personality, but somehow very devoted and submitted to his mother's will.

PAGE OF SWORDS : DWORKIN
Character : Canon character (both cycles, mainly Corwin's)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Using his mind
Comment :Dworkin... Hard to draw him, but he was kind of fun, finally ! Hoping we see his twisted mind.

KNIGHT OF SWORDS : BENEDICT
Character : Canon character (mainly Corwin cycle)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Authority, Logic, Unfeeling
Comment : I tried to figure the weird horse Florence Magnin gave him 8') But, well, I think this card fits him, even if I didn't choose for the figures.

QUEEN OF SWORDS : LLEWELLA
Character : Canon character (mainly Corwin cycle)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Astute, honest, forthright
Comment : Even if this card is supposed to have a strong wind feeling, there's... water everywhere, thanks Llewella.

KING OF SWORDS : OBERON
Character : Canon character (Corwin cycle)
Original Card : [link]
Symbolizes : Intellectual, Analytical, Just, Ethical (excuse me, what XD? I don't really agree on this one)
Comment : Original Troll in the Universe....

Also, thanks to the stock ressources, for the references and the frame :
*Tigers-stock
=skydancer-stock~chamberstock~Cobweb-stock~LinzStock=FairieGoodMother`lockstock~Geek-Stock`mjranum
If I forgot anyone, please tell and I'll add ^^.
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