In the Elehura mythology, Tatyakore is the legendary Dragon that resides in the hidden holy land within the mountain of Elehura. No other Dragons exist in the world and very few have actually met her in person, yet her image can be found in most cultures in various forms. Her purpose is not entirely clear, but there is a belief that she is responsible for protecting the hidden paradise from evil.
As said, very few have met the Dragon in all of history, but the most important were the trio of humans that were the first to make her acquaintance. Each was offered a holy artifact which also granted them immortality. With those gifts, the three created an empire which spanned the globe. The emperor was ultimately consumed by his power, and became so dangerous that the other two returned the artifacts in exchange for the emperor’s removal.
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This latest change to the character was the first time I applied the dark coloring to the outer eye instead of the usual white. Similar races like the Gwil/Agwilikans are going to get this look too. The previous version of the character concept:Speaking of updates, I also adjusted the information on the Elehura Main Page while I put the new picture of Tatyakore in there.
The purpose of the orb she has resting in their horns is… undetermined.
Crinos Kylal is the daughter of the current leader of the Seven-Star Nation, Tessalus. Though she spent most of her young life hidden from public view (often stuck in a book in the library), she has recently become engaged in public affairs, and has shown great potential for leadership during stressful political events that were beginning to overwhelm her mother. Being a Kylal, she is quite tall (over two meters if you include her upward facing horns) and has fire-like stripes, where most Agwilkans have spots.
The Kylal family are essentially the royalty of the Agwilikans. The name comes from Ky, the leader of the Naryyd, who produced the first Agwilikan and Akelikan (Dominesa and Palades). Ky did not produce any more children, while the other six Naryyd went on to create enough descendants to get the new races to viable numbers to form a civilization. Ky’s descendants have some unique genetic traits: each of the Kylal are only able to have one child, but no matter who the other parent is, that child will be a Kylal. This has resulted in a simple direct lineage throughout time, avoiding possible disputes over who will preside over the nation. There is a widely accepted belief that the family is protected by Ky’s power to ensure their survival. However, this faith was shaken when the entire line of the Akelikan Kylals were assassinated at the outbreak of the First War.
Side note: I am looking at giving the Agwilikans, Agwils, and Prerarts (plus similar races in other storylines) dark sclera (outer area of the eye) instead of human-like white, as you can see in this picture of Crinos. The Akelikans will continue to have white sclera, as their eyes resemble the Naryyd’s.
Actually got back around to 3d modeling, and updated Raeja’s look a bit. Made the front of her face a little broader, changed her spots up a bit, tweaked the model’s materials, and added a more intricate design to her breastplate. The previous version is below:
Ky is the leader of the seven beings known as the Naryyd. The Naryyd possessed incredible magical and spiritual power, and lived for centuries without any signs of growing old. They befriended the Agwils and Prerarts, and ushered in a revival of culture for these races.
Through dream visions, Ky realized that the Naryyd were not immortal and would eventually die. The Naryyd did not have the capability to produce direct offspring, but Ky formulated a way to extend their legacy. Enlisting an Agwil as a surrogate parent, Ky created two children named Dominesa (the green-skinned baby Agwilikan in the picture) and Palades (the gray-skinned Akelikan). They had the body structure of the Naryyd, but many features resembling the Agwil.
Eventually, the other Naryyd created their own half-children, and the Agwilikan and Akelikan races were established. Ky only had the two children, and they were designated as the leaders of the new races. Until their passing, the Naryyd served as the spiritual, inspirational, and civic leaders of all four of the other races.
Slyvette is a long existing character of mine, originally part of the storyline called “Silver and Gray” (which was originally “The Gate War” because I was probably a middle schooler and terrible at naming things). Lately it looks like that project is going to be canceled. Well, more like consumed by another. At one point, Elehura was set to take place in Silver and Gray’s past. Now, elements of S&G being integrated into Elehura, including Slyvette here.
The latest 2D design of Slyvette, drawn in Inkscape.
Slyvette is renowned for her fighting skill and her ability with lightning magic. She belongs to a holy order of soldiers based in Elehura. Like other members of her order, she’s become suspicious of the people now leading the city, and things got so tense that she and and a clan of her fellow Pritar fled to the wilderness. Now the clan’s leader, she has recently set up camp in the forests of the western region of Elehura.
Sorry you’re not an immortal angel anymore, Sly. It’ll probably make you a more compelling character, though.
Wound up doing some more 3D character work, this time for Besudores Ravale from Sharpheart. Started with a model of Slyvette… oh hey look at that, I haven’t posted anything on the site about her yet… Anyways, I felt compelled to work on this because of those fabulous pants.
The Felcae are one of the immigrant races of Sharpheart and one of the races present in Elehura. This particular character is Miryin, an expert archer and user of wind (telekinetic) magic.
This is an updated version of an earlier image (shown below). I used a 3D model to try to get a better grasp on the pose, and used Inkscape instead of Flash to draw it.
In the Elehura mythology, Tatyakore is the legendary Dragon that resides in the hidden holy land known as Paradise. Tatyakore’s purpose is not made entirely clear, but it is generally believed that she is responsible for protecting Paradise from evil.
In the ancient legends, three humans once found their way into Paradise and met Tatyakore. Each received a holy gift from her, which also granted them immortality. The three then returned to civilization and founded the Holy Mudrahal Empire, which eventually spanned all lands and people of the world. Later, the Emperor became so dangerously corrupt that the other two returned the holy gifts to Tatyakore in exchange for the Emperor’s removal from power.
In the image, Tatyakore is holding one of the holy gifts, the Orb of Inspiration, which is said to give the bearer uncommon insight and creativity. The other gifts are the Spear of Authority (the one the Demon King of Paradise currently possesses) and the Sword of Heroism.
The primary antagonist of “Elehura”. He’s been around for a while, so it’s about time to put him back up on the website. Recently I added the more decorative wings and fancier dragon symbol on his mask. The four-pointed sun symbol on his chest is the insignia for Paradise and the ancient Mudrahal Empire. The black, white, and gray eye symbols on the wings are the Demon King’s personal symbol.
For reference, here’s an older version of the Demon King:
Besudores is the head of Council Lord Kemadrel’s security and coordination detail. Beside her is one of the token creatures she commands. The satchel on her hip contains the token book that she uses to summon such beings.