This picture was an idea i got already long ago but never really found the "time" or "moment" to draw. I tried to draw something mystical, somewhat dark but also which also shows somewhat of a moment...
Yes, this sounds odd but if you think about which characters i also wanted to go with it might make a bit more sense.
Which are James and Sonja River.
Both grown up, in thoughts grown up as siblings but in time they learned about their past that they are not and what really happend.
I never really told the full background story from James and Sonja River so it would be to long to explain so i might just try to "keep a short version" to some important parts.
James River is not born as "River" but actually a child born in another tribe - the water tribe WHAT he didnt know till he grown up. He got robed from his parents wile he was a baby and grown up as "brother" from Sonja in the fire tribe. As grown up, James was not able to control fire magic but insteed was talented to not only control water magic but strong ice magics - still, he grown up in the fire tribe as pretty "normal" person there and even went to the magic school there.
As the final "test" from this school, all the students had to survive in the desert for a longer time without using any kind of magic which were controled by respected teachers from time to time without them knowing. They had to survive in teams of 2 each to "overcome the heat and feel the magic around them". Sure some didnt make "the cut" and - as how the fire tribe works - those would be casualties on teh way to be "Master magician". James and his school friend made such team and tried their best to survive. Wile days past, his friend went very sick and died of the consequences. In the heat of the desert, the personal emotions of the lost of his friend and ridden by hunger and thrist, James lost his mind for a moment and began to actually "consume" parts of his already dead friend coz he had no opinions left.
What he didnt know was that in this moment he got spyed from a teacher on patrol.
As the students which survived came back after the last day past - which were about half of the students at the beginning of this test - Sonja was one of them and sure survived it (even if the cheated a little~). James didnt made it as "master" but actually was told he commited crime against his tribe by actually practice of cannibalism - which basicly wasnt quite right but also not quite wrong. His "Father", the one who robed him from the water tribe as baby, saw this as the last straw and, in HIS plans, as project failture. James got banned and exiled by the counselors and "reverends" of the firetribe - but also by the hands of his own "father" which left the mark on James - the ripped part of his right ear.
With that, James had to leave all behind he had and left with the next ship - With him were his true love he had left, Sonja had to stay since she was now a "true member" of this tribe. Unknown for him, Assassins got the order to kill him after all he did and as failture he is - It was sure an order from his "father". On the middle of the ocean, the ship cought fire and sunk with everyone on it (which sure was the work of the Assassenins~). James survived, drifting on the ocean for a unknown time and finally ended up on the coast of Antiol Island (basicly the main island from my characters if you didnt know).
With his love lost, James was looking for revenge but also knew he had to grow stronger if he wanted his revenge to be happen.
Years past, James became a bounty hunter around Antiol island and does pretty much everything which not everyone wanted to do for the right price. He also learned to control his magics more and people in the underworld to even learn long forgotten magics for his "style" (ice- & watermagic) but other long forgotten and forbitten magic outside of the element magic - soulmagic. His face began to get more and more known in the underworld and even so far that assassins around the world to saw his face when they came around Antiol Island - Some of them were even from the fireclan.
Those said assassins talked around in the fireclan tribe that one day, James "father" catched the words from this assassins and sended Sonja after James to Antiol Island to actually kill him "for real" this time. Sonja was already all grown up herself and a respected master magician with fire and her weapon - a bone crescent which she handles like a goddess.
With that order, she took the next ship, alone, to Antiol Island and tried to find James and followed his every move as she found him. James knew he had someone on his tail and faced her in a moment she was offguard. He also rememberd, it was his "Sister" (again, BOTH didnt know James was robed as child "yet"), He could see it in her face but insteed of actually "Killing him", Sonja sure dueled him but saw which power he had, blocking nearly every move and magic she thrown against him.
She knew she was not able to do the said order and knew she failed. She also knew if she would return, she either would get banned from there or worse.
James made a deal with her, since - at the end - she was his sister, that she can stay here on Antiol Island, hidden as "one of his partners" coz noone actually know her here. With that said, She agrees and actually was more glad about to "not killing" her brother - she didnt really wanted anyways.
At this point, they are more story(ies) to be told but that would be really to much XD Next to this i would have to explain more charcters which are also her left out to keep it more focused between james and sonja but what i tried with this picture is to show actually how different they are but still close. I hope you still enjoy it (and the small wall of text ^^;)!
1 month, 1 week ago
28 May 2020 19:00 CEST
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