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for the Beacon Light event | points to nikko, please! 

Compared to many of the other sages at the towers, Nikko is relatively inexperienced as a sage, and most certainly unfamiliar with certain sage topics - unlocking magic included. While he isn't as gifted with this type of magic as he is with other types of sage magic, especially barrier magic, he ends up learning quite a bit about other ways to remove spells as he helps unlock the rooms in the Ostzepter.


(in which BL here stands for beacon light but maybe nikko's actually reading BL behind that spell tome who knows)

this was also originally drawn for AA: Final Alva XVI, although i hadn't refined the lower torso and right part of the body back then! o/ wanted to submit it as its own piece so i ended up hardcore deadline scraping laughs (thanks for that extra hour, kiyo <3)

thanks to everyone who made this event memorable and enjoyable! can't wait to scheme more cute HCs and pull off some minmax BS again LMAO
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Usakan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you should have kept the original title for this :iconlazeplz: //slapped
nikko son looking great here playing w/ lightning why haven't i noticed about his earring before ohohohohoho
this looks amazing and the background lightning looks epic! 
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
:iconlazyroseplz: BUT BUT SRS EVENT PIECE even tho it was used in the collab originally

niinii's actually just casting a barrier of sorts / general magic in this one instead of lightning magic, rip rip also might be reading bl? who knows; ALSO LMAO THE EARRING IT'S JUST. REALLY SMOL AND PROLLY TOO SMOL TO SEE THE HANDLES AT 4:20

flkajsdlfkajsldkfj thank u usa! ;;;;;;;;v/////// i'm glad you like it //qwops off a clif
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Usakan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
serious event piece doesn't require serious title //points at others:iconehesmileplz:

Casting barriers to protect himself while he enjoys some quality literature mmmhmmmm . 4:20 ain't simple time to handle things i understand//bricked
//rolls down the cliff after you o|-<
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
...I CHANGED IT BACK :iconhttgplz: h8 u all

GOTTA READ THAT BL SMUT ONE LAST TIME BEFORE GETTING ROASTED BY WYVERN ACID, YA FEEL 4:20 is when everything geTS LIT LIGHT UP THAT TOWER YEAH AIYOOO

nononononono stayyyyy //tries to push you back up and fails b/c my noodly arms 
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Usakan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes 8) accept this title already

lol nikko i understand you gotta enjoy the last moment of life the best say
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KiyokoAmaya Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
STILL LAUGHING ABOUT THE TITLE, BUT EYYYY DIS LOOKS GR8 8D

I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ABOUT THE CLOCK EARRING TOO LIKE R L Y SUN

ALSO NP FOR THAT HOUR //WINKS--

But what do u mean BS, it was solid strategy-- :icondivaplz:
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
I'M SO TEMPTED TO CHANGE IT BACK BUT THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MY SRS EVENT PIECE :iconhttgplz: THANK YOU BB! I'M GLAD YOU LIKE IT :iconnashablushplz:

GOTTA 420 FOREVER AND ALWAYS 24/7 AYOOOO I'LL MAKE SURE TO DRAW IT A TAD BIGGER NEXT TIME SO IT CAN PROUDLY DISPLAY MY TRUE COLOURS #YOLO

WELL YES IT WAS A SOLID STRATEGY BUT THE ORIGINAL STRATEGY FOR THE DRAGONS FLEW OUT THE WINDOW SO FAST (I'M STILL KIND OF SALTY ABOUT THAT BUT OH WELL)
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FancyHatShop Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
Oh this is so pretty : D I love all the purple and grays
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
ahh thank you so much! ; w ; for some reason, working in greyscale is harder for me than working in colour LMAO
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Neye Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
NIKKOOOO /// THIS TURNED OUT REALLY NICE, GOOD JOB SUN aaay room-unlocker pals 8,)))
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
FHFJALKJDFLAKSJF THANK YOU NEYNEY :icongrosssobplz: oh fudge we never rlly got to HC about the unlocking illuminati trio and the event's over what do
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Neye Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha gotta ask Tai I guess / v / kicks down them doors
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Re-juvenate Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Student General Artist
This looks amazing great job!
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
ahhh thank you so much! :icondokisplz:
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OnlyOneFoxy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This background is so awesome... O_O
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
aha thank you! ///v/// i might have done most of this on one layer oops---
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aeriuu-kun Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
Oh wow
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
SCREAMS AT AERI YOU SHOULD JOIN AA NEXT OPENING :iconallthegloryplz:
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aeriuu-kun Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
//hides under a rock
//squeezes brain for new OC
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oshRED Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
^comment by ExileWrath is spot on, I thought the title meant boys love too haha :dummy: 

But otherwise great work! c: I like how you worked in values and the lightning effects look really cool. :]
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
LOL YES THAT WAS DONE SOMEWHAT INTENTIONALLY - BL in this case actually stands for "beacon light"! but well, boys love. :iconpapmingcryplz:

fhflaksjdflkasdf thank you so much! ///v/// i wanted to add in colours but 1) not enough time 2) i'm horrible at greyscale colouring 3) my values were probably too dark in this case to be able to colour this composition well aha but i'm glad you like it! 
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oshRED Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
LOL I see alright then

Hey man no worries! People have a hard time with values because no one realistically knows what the world looks like in black and white :] If you ever plan to do cool stuff like this again, just think about light haha 
Keep up the good work! 
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Blandiose Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Student General Artist
look at this bab
and his lightning
and his barrier
and his book
you nerd
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
:iconheblushplz:

can't stop him from being a total nerd, pls help
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ExileWrath Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not going to lie. I read the BL in the title at first as Boy's Love oops.

Damn he looks fine. Shame I wasn't able to watch until the end bc my latop died Q_Q
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
LMAO SHADOW SUGGESTED IT AND I WENT "OH SHIT WHADDUP" b/c nikolai also likes collecting BL smut novels back in his apartment l a u g h s

thank you for coming! hfjflakjsdfkljfads smushes ur precious face :icondokisplz: it was lovely talking to you again - i hope it was as much fun for you watching as it was for me streaming!
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