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elantra: Kaylin and Lord Diarmat by MathiaArkoniel elantra: Kaylin and Lord Diarmat by MathiaArkoniel
This piece is a Chronicles of Elantra Fanart.

Kaylin and Lord Diarmat… Yes, I really do ship them, as illogical and impossible as this pairing is. :)

In fiction, I just LOVE characters or pairings that are rare, difficult or even hazardous. One crazy moment, when I reread Cast in Shadow, I swear I saw Kaylin as the “Child of Night” which Makkuron named her to be, and standing by his side as his 'queen'. XD So yeah… My mind can imagine the craziest pairings when it comes to characters I find fascinating, even if they have absolutely nothing to do with each other in canon.

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:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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your work is featured here on my blog :)
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the feature! I am honored.
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nishagandhi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome
It's a wonderful work:)
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Didone84 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
Awesome drawing! :D
An odd couple though :p
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. I know, but I can't help love this crack!pairing. XD It's mostly because I am projecting myself onto Kaylin, and Lord Diarmat is everything I could ever wish for. XD

Thanks a lot. I am glad you like the painting.
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PandaRox Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I just love the oddest pairings! I tend to find myself drawn to the stranger ones, as well. I don't so much see Kaylin/Diarmat, but I do think we'll see him unbend where she's concerned at some point - they all fall in the end!

I myself love the idea of Kaylin/Nightshade, and have frequently leaned toward Kaylin/Tiamaris. Kaylin/Evarrim has also crossed my mind a time or two. I know we're headed for Kaylin/Severn, but that just makes me sad. I'd rather see Kaylin/Andellan over that!

I look forward to more art in the future. I'd love to see a Kaylin/Tiamaris.
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh,  you have no idea how much I agree with your opinion on this. In the end, I want Kaylin to be happy and loved and cherished, and if the right person for her is Severn, than so be it. But dang it all! This is a fantasy novel! I want to see the impossible pairings, like Kaylin/Evarrim or Kaylin/Nightshade (both of which, often crossed my mind). I would so love Kaylin/Evarrim! I think he'd be great mentor to her. But anyway. Andellan I really see more in love with Nightshade, and I don't think he would love anyone else, but that's again my crazy brain coming up with strange pairings.

Kaylin/Tiamaris now would be fantastic! I'd love that so much.
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skadiwindtochter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
:happybounce:  This is so great!! OMG I can't believe how hilarous that relationship would be :) (probably not that funny for the Elantrans though...)
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment!
LOL! I agree with you. We, the readers, would probably find it hilarious, but the people around Kaylin and Diarmat would not laugh a lot. XD Still, I'd love it so much if they could get together, in secret, and 200 years in the future, assuming that Kaylin is immortal...
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koberskaya Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Despite my surprise at the pairing (I expected to see the Emperor, not Diarmat!), I adore this painting.  It is amazingly intimate and tender.  And I will now end up thinking about this pairing for awhile.  ;-)

Definitely going to have to scrape together the funds though for a Severn/Kaylin piece.  Is payment required at time of commission or when you are able to actually start work? (I do recall seeing the waiting list is a year+ long.)
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. Ironically, I do see her with the Emperor as well! I just did not paint them because I thought that would be overkill. XD I am very happy to hear you like the feeling of the painting. It is what I aimed for and how I imagined them.

I am greatly looking forward to working for you! Payment is required when I start working, not before. :)
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egyptian-nut Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Hhhnnnnggghhhhhh, I love this more than I should, but who cares! Crack pairings FTW!! La la la la EVIL Laughter! I'm crazy...lack of sleep will do that to a person. Sweating a little... 

(Methinks you should paint Tiamaris and Kaylin, hehehe) Horny! 

In all seriousness though, I adore this painting, just like I adore all of your art! Heart 

*prays for Tiamaris/Kaylin I've got my fingers crossed.*
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. Thank you so much! I am glad you like the painting despite it being a crack pairing. XD

As for Kaylin/Tiamaris; oh, I am sure I'll paint it sometime soon! I love that pairing as well.... If I am honest, I pretty much love all pairings with Kaylin and the younger Dragons. Kaylin/Diarmat, Kaylin/Tiamaris, Kaylin/Emmerian and Kaylin/Dariandaros. So I am sure I'll paint Kaylin with Tiamaris soon! ;)
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egyptian-nut Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
OMG YES!! I can't wait for that!! :D
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LamentingFork Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
At first I freaked a little because this is like you said such an unlikely pairing but then my mind wandered and with a devious smile I thought: what would Nightshade do? Devilish 
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol. I am sure this pairing is sort of a shocker for those who know the characters, and I am sorry for any unpleasant feelings it created. I can't help liking them though. As cheesy as it is, in fiction I love imagining such difficult pairings, where two people hate each other in the beginning, but end up madly in love at the end. But as I've told EternalSpark1000, I don't actually wish to see this written in the novels.  What I'd love to see written, is Nightshade and Kaylin.

As for what Nightshade would do if Kaylin would be together with a Dragon? Now that's something else I'd love to see in a fanfic! Lol.
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LamentingFork Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
LOL, it was more shock and than amusement, I would definately read some fanfic about Nightshade handling the situation. I am torn between hoping she ends up with Severn (which seems the obvious choice...to me at least) and Nightshade, but if she's immortal why not both?
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SnippetsRUs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The more "impossible" someone claims for something to be, the more I want to prove them wrong. Stay true to yourself and use your imagination. :heart: As long as you're happy, then that's what matters.
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
I actually feel the same as you. The more someone claims something to be impossible, do more I wish to prove them wrong. I think that was one of the reasons why I started liking this pairing. It seemed impossible, and so I constructed scenarios in my mind which made is possible. :)
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SnippetsRUs Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:thumbsup: It's all about having fun and letting the imagination run free. :heart:
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myaru Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Ahahah, I love rare pairings too!  I was thinking that if this one happened the world might explode, but then again... maybe he's so uptight because he secretly likes her.  XD  Who can know???
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! I'd bet my money on the world exploding. XD
But I love his uptight character, and I see Kaylin as this awesome person with the ability to wriggle into the hearts of people. She might manage to make him loosen up a bit.
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maryssia1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Crazy and impossible are the right words, but oh so fantastic to see!!!! This is amazing! I love what your mind can come up with!!!
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much! I am super happy you like the painting. :)
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Neranella Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
So lovely. :tighthug:
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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Neranella Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
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MalikFangirl680 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Hmmm... *adds series to her wishlist*
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I hope you enjoy the books. I sure love them. :)
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MalikFangirl680 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
I'm looking forward to reading them. I always love getting into new series.
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Willow-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
OHMYGOSH. O_O I saw this and was like, "Whoa, whoa, whoa...." But ya know...... Kinda ship that too. >_> Hadn't thought about it but they would make an interesting pair. XP 
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol! Yeah, I could just imagine what a 'brain-freeze' I'll create with this painting, but I couldn't help but paint it. :) I am glad you like it.
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Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Writer
The lighting and contrast of colors here is spectacular! The tiny detail work and the simple and yet powerful emotion has blown me away! Beautiful, beautiful work!
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment!! I am overjoyed to hear you like this painting. :)
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ESpark1K Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
O_O... WHAT THE #$@% is going on here?! But beautiful work as always...
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ROFL! Yess, I like the crazy pairings... XD Well, an entire head-canon built in my head around these two. I just LOVE Diarmat. I adore him! I won't bore you with the details, but as the years pass in my head-canon, he will see her true value, and learn to lover.... in a few centuries (I am working under the assumption here that Kaylin is immortal due to her true name). XD But that's just my crazy mind coming up with crazy ideas.

This painting actually popped into my mind whilst listening to the song "Woods Darker than Night" from the "Child of Light" video game. When I first heard this haunting melody, I saw Diarmat with Kaylin in secretive, stolen moments, and I loved the idea.

Don't take me too seriously, and I hope I haven't offended you. I love Kaylin the most, and I ship her with a lot of impossible people, including but not limited to: the Emperor, Tiamaris, Lirienne, the High Lord (the brother of Lirienne), Ynpharion, and probably the most outrageous of all, MAKKURON the Outcast! I'll have to paint this one day.... Devilish 

Okay, seriously, ignore me. I was at a friend's bday party, and I had two glasses of wine, which is a glass too many for me.

Thanks a lot for the compliment on the painting. I am glad you like it, even if you don't like the subject. :D
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ESpark1K Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Just to clarify - I have no problem with the pairing! :XD: Just as of right now the only thing that he likes less than Kaylin is probably the Barrari high court but probably not by much... :lol: I'm sorry, but I'm still Nightshade/Kaylin fan but Lirienne has distinct possibility.
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I am glad to hear I did not offend you with the painting/pairing. :D
Now as to what I want to *read* about in the book, it's definitely Nightshade/Kaylin. They are my most favorite canon pairing. Diarmat and Kaylin are my favorite 'fan fiction' pairing. And only 'cause I like imagining an alternative universe or faaaaar future where they might be possible, I don't actually want to see it happen in the novels. I think even if Diarmat would adore Kaylin (and not see her less than a cockroach), SHE would be most uncomfortable being in his 'environment' (i.e. the Imperial Palace and it's codes of conduct). This is actually one of the things I love about Kaylin. I'd hate the palace as well, for the same reasons she listed in Cast in Flame.

So I definitely don't want Kaylin and Diarmat to be a canon pairing. I really really want Nightshade and Kaylin to be canon, but I know I'll just have to settle for Severn. In the end, I want for Kaylin what is best for her and not what I'd love to see, and until now at least, Severn is the better choice even if I think Nightshade is cooler, sexier and more complex. :XD:
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ESpark1K Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Agreed on all counts :glomp:

But if we are talking about fan favorite pairings................................ Kaylin + Thranduil.

I don't know why, but I think that pairing would be~ :heart:
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Kaylin/Thranduil??? I can't believe the coincidence. I've long integrated Thranduil in my 'head-canon' into Kaylin's world and I think they would be one of the most amazing pairings ever! I just thought not to mention this in my list of "Crazy pairings" for I've already been pushing it with Kaylin/Diarmat, so adding a crossover might have been overkill. Lol. I totally agree with you though. Kaylin and Thranduil would be fantastic.
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ESpark1K Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
...art? sketch? scribble? :cry:

There is something wrong in my head if I can picture them together so easy- maybe because he kinda reminds me of Nightshade?
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol! Yes, it's probably because Thranduil reminds me of Nightshade as well. That cool superior demeanor... Anyway. I will do my best to sketch something along the lines sometime, for sure! ;)
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LamentingFork Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Severn is also definantely mortal, and like Nightshade said (I think) in one of the books: He can wait
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very true. Now all that remains to be seen is, whether Kaylin is immortal or not. I think she is... I really hope she is. I'd love to see her with Nightshade.
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LamentingFork Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
I hope she is too but I guess we will just have to wait and see. Oh Nightshade how amusing you are...now I want to read the next book now! Hurry up Mrs. Sagara!!
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