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[Custom Paralogos] Tarot - Death Card

By Necromouser
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Custom for :iconabsiste:

I'm v v glad Iron approached me for this kid, the theme is absolutely my jam & it was tons of fun to work on!!!
There are a lot of meanings in this design & if there is one thing I love doing, it's smushing meanings in designs! haha
Oh also this was my first time drawing a horse!! funky anatomy, I love them

Death (XIII) is the 13th trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.
Upright meaning: Change, Endings (and new beginnings that follow) and Transformation & transitions.
Inverse meaning: Stagnation, Permanent ends and Resistance to or inability to change.
For this design, I mainly referenced the Rider-Waite version of the card - as requested by Iron.
The Paralogos design itself is based on the dark rider, with a skull face marking and the iconic flag as a fin.
I chose a half white half black rose for the symbol: white roses symbolize new beginnings (like the upright meaning) and black roses stand for ends/death (like the inverse card).
The back markings are flame-like and can move via tier 1 magic. They symbolize the transformation and transition of the upright meaning but also the general bivalence of the [endings] meaning.
Since flames can both destroy and offer warmth & safety.
The arms and legs are close to bare (stagnation), the white at the toes/fingers signifying the permanent end (inverse meaning).
The Paralogos is holding a scythe with a Paralogos skull on it, since scythes are another reoccurring theme in Death Card designs and skulls are good.
They also wear armor, just like the skeleton in the Rider-Waite design.

They have a horse companion that is just big enough to be ridden by them.
The horse is close to pure white since that's how Death's horse is generally portrayed.


Tarot (Death)
Level: 6
Owner: absiste

Tier 1 Magic:
 The markings on their back can move in flame-like manners.


If you're interested in a Paralogos custom like this, there are other OAs open right now!
Read this for more information: Official Artist Customs

Paralogos are a closed species by mewhaku 
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You did such a good job and I can't wait to work with them! Thank you so much!!
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thank you!!!
I'm v v glad u like them & also cant wait to see u work w/ them c: