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We look so human that it hurts by Shabazik We look so human that it hurts by Shabazik


"...this make me remember the carnival"

"oh, yes!"

"Do you remember it Quilintha?"

"It was allways fun!"

"For the next carnival, I'm totally going to throw the largest party in the history of Negeémiliel as celebration from my glorious return!" said Ivo˙n, smiling.

"When we get back to Negeémiliel, the first thing I will do it's to see my mate" said, strangely positive, Quilintha.

"And I will get myself a bunch of sexy slave girls. And take a long, long bath!" said Milvais.

"With all the sexy slave girls?"

"Of course!"

The three drows laughed, as approached to them a man, coming out from the town's inn...

"Are you disguises ready?" asked Belád, as he walked out from the tavern, where he get himself and the three drow a place in the caravan.

"We look so human that it hurts!" said Ivo˙n with a smile. "Why we needed to change clothes, anyway?" she asked then.

"Look around. The humans here use different clothes" said the White Hermit.

"All the humans dress in the same way: boringly!" said Milvais.

"How are these disguises to work, anyway? Are humans that stupid, or what? Are we going to use make up? Oh! that will be fun!"

"And why you are the only one with an armor? We are the warriors!" said Quilintha, as she looked the clothes the high elf pick.

"The humans from there doesn't leave their women to be warriors." answered Belád to Quilintha, before turning to Ivo˙n "And you aren't using make-up, because the best it's to keep the disguises simple. We will be traveling for weeks, and the make-up will not last that much."

"Then if we can't pass for humans: why to wear disguises, anyway?" asked Quilintha

"If you are in human clothes, you drag less attention" said Belád. "And in the distance, or in a crowd, your elven ears will not be pointing out."

"What with our ears?" said Ivo˙n, frowning. She was very proud of her ears!

"...nothing! nothing!" quickly said the White Hermit. "It's nothing wrong with them. But in general it's better to not drag much attention of humans to you. Better for them to ignore what can be a teen girl from the distance, than a drow woman..."

"And what with the drows now?" asked Milvais.

"Let's say, drows have their reputation" said Belád.


Unluckily, but as the white Hermit guessed, There wasn't any caravan to the underworld of Kazrrad.... at least none from this human settlement.

However, from the stories he had in the tavern, traveling to the Underworld, and Kazrrad, would be easier than he thought, as recently Negeémiliel had expanded their presence in the surface, opening this several trade routes who before where closed by the wars, and being the border of a conflict: Only it was needed then to reach Nohalion, and from there join one of the dwarven caravans to the Fallen Doors, and into the Underworld.

However, neither things would be so easy: After the fall of Zannas, the hinterland of the Vanolosé-human city state, their formerly controlled territories, have fallen in anarchy, with the former local governors trying to become kings of their own, fighting each other, and preying in travelers, taking from them either taxes and tolls, or the travelers goods (or even the travelers themselves!).... however, their efforts were useless, or so thought Belád with a bitter grin. The power gap from the fall of Zannas, was accordingly to the news he get from the tavern, when looking for a caravan, mean an opportunity for the Nigromante to make his advance, and the legions of the islands of Tok-Thoria where marching to the south...

...and meanwhile, no one protected anymore the islands of Demonach, the garrisons deserted... and Dol-Nur was marching to put an end to the exile of demons...

He sighed. Neither the travel ahead was going to be easy... Neither he know for sure, what he wanted to do once in Negeémiliel... but that aside, with the armies of the demons gathering again as stromy clouds in the sky, he could fell in his bones that the end of this age was coming...

...and all the sacrifices of the great war where for nothing.

"So are we going or what?" asked Ivo˙n with a smile.

Only then, Belád noticed she wasn't wearing the clothes he buy for her.

"What?"

There was heard a ruckus in the background, but ivo˙n keep smiling. "Are we going, then?"



Drawing done for :iconbillie-bonce:, for his entry to my contest. :3


I decided to draw for him, the continuation of the story of the drow trio... and the White Hermit, Belád Bonceduil!
character originally created by ~Billie-Bonce for my world.
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Argosaxelcaos Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Is there a continuation to this? I've grown quite attached to this group
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Shabazik Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist
it's a work in progress, but for long I haven't been able to advance the story. I have done some pics that now are in the middle of the story, or unconnected, but it isn't finnished. I will continue it, eventually.
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xhagast Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Hmm...some stories write themselves, the character of the characters and the setting guiding it by itself. Wild Drow girls in a land in turmoil with hostile people all around, then Belad and his quest in a hostile city with less than reliable help. And then...maybe the girls find home less than welcoming and the troubles of the world catch up and the lot of them have to go somewhere to do something. Perhaps with new people along.

The girls WERE in semi-exile. Their return would not be precisely celebrated...
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Indeed! D:!
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MrEpicJustice Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
so its like Haloween now...
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist
^-^
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MrEpicJustice Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
You said You'd continue soonish around May...
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Meh, I'm afraid it was not the case. Some things beyond my control, I'm afraid.
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Savachika Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Highland outfit suit White Hermit well. And girls looks good too. But really Hermit worried about their ears for nothing becouse always can see colour of their skin.
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist
yes, but in a world where exist several races, if not visible the pointy ears, people may assume they can be something else. Or half humans, for example!
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Savachika Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
People may assume they can be something else if it is somewhere else but near surface colonies of Negeemiliel when you see gray skin it means you see drow at first.
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
It's true, but without the elven ears visible from away, a person looking in the distance may take them for humans.
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XRed-EyeX Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Chris: It´s very funny how you gave them outfit from so different centuries and cultures! My eyes were glimming when I saw this (Probably because i am history student lol), did you do research for the clothes? this is far my favorite picture in your gallery! :heart:
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist
I did research. But the drows didn't do one, when they get the costumes. They think all humans look the same and wear the same things. XD
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wardude69 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
nice clothes
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist
glad you liked them!
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
It does fit them well x3
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
X3
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Billie-Bonce Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I totally love it!
You know, this is the story, development of which I want to see most of all
The girls are so cute and excited (home, home! soon we'll be at home!), and Belad is quite "in character"

Thank you very much for this great gift!
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Glad you liked it! <(^-^)>

And yes, after going to the other side of the world -and the surface of it nonetheless!-, being enslaved, almost eaten, and so on, they feel as they are almost home now! :3
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Billie-Bonce Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Perhaps, it's too early to think so?
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
indeed! :O!
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Animecatfight Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
At last the story continues!
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist
yay! <(^-^)>
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andybru Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Interestingly, Milvais be sorry to parting with Hermit?

P.S. If they meet in the local market Vrall or somebody from his company, he will be very surprised that his property is walking the streets.
It will be difficult to explain this paradox.
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Could be, but that may be outweighted by coming back home. :3

And yes, that could be an awkward moment!
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andybru Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Want to return to do evilness.
Perhaps it is their nature. :(
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
nature or nurture? :3?
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andybru Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Hard to say. Maylara well blended into the underground life in spite of the education on the surface. And this three is also very much want to go back to the old evil life.
In general, a reason for drawing the drow you choose the red background color.
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist
The red or blue, rather than evil or good, it's that they fought in one or other side in the Wars of the Power. :3
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andybru Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Yes, Good side and Evil side.
What does the green background?

No luck, I not caught 300 000 :(
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist
as said, red or blue doesn't mean good or evil, but two oposing, enemy sides.

Green mean that it's a mythical creature. :3
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elfooscuro Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Jo como esta el panorama, se cuecen guerras por todos lados XD
Me encantan las aventuras del Drow Trio
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Nada bonito el panorama, viene la era llamada "el retorno de la oscuridad" D:!
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elfooscuro Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Miedooo
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sakkaraslave Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Yay the drow trio..now just to buy them from the long suffering hermit
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Yay! <(^-^)>
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Stholm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Kinda funny they wear clothing from different, real historic periods/nations. I'm certain the middle one was inspired by late 900's, early 1000's norse/vikingr woman outfit. To the right I would guess 13th century eastern europian, and to the left... Hm... no clue, but I bet it is too from Europe somewhere around... And the Hermit, he's gone all scottish highlander :D.
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist
That's what happen if you just buy clothes, and do no reference of the local cultures, as these elves did. For them, all humans wear and look the same. XD
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larqven Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Fantastic--just wonderful! I love how you "raise the bar" so well. A very detailed background of this beat-up town! Damage due to war or the earthquake?

The costuming is what is really impressive! I love how you found three, very detailed, medieval dresses for the drow trio! They may be all covered up, but they look great! Belad himself--looks rather Scots! That sword on his back and all that tartan type cloth makes me think "Braveheart"! Either that, or given his cap, that he's about to go and golf! LoL Even so, he has a wary, "hard-bitten" look to him. He knows that threats may be all around him in these chaotic times and circumstances.

The Drow Trio are rather happy and optimistic! Girls just love to wear clothes, even if they don't much like the clothes! ;) Even Quilintha has a cautiously-optimistic look to her! "You got us this far, 'Sarge', we're goin' in!" she seems to "say" with her look and wink. Love how they all have their "Return Home" parties in their heads! Quilintha looking to see her mate, Ivoyn going to party to celebrate her return, Milvais wanting a bubble bath with--slaves! K.O. Corral's funny pic--bless him!

The Drow Trio are now Soooo close to home that they can taste it! But it is telling that despite being close to home, and having some surface training and campaigns, that they still might as well be on another planet for what they know about the people here. It's been an exciting trip to say the least. They may need a reminder that they are not home yet, and...and...maybe the hardest leg of all is going to be the last one? With all the chaos of war all about, the clash of petty kings and coming of the forces of the Nigromante, they may run afoul of highwaymen, or bandits in town, or bad soldiers, or good soldiers, or slavers!

Roothar is like a fly on the misfortunes of others. In a land of pain, violence, misfortune and confusion--can Roothar be far away? He might well come to the Zannas neighborhood and seek his more wretched side of business?
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Mostly earthquacke, as you can see, it's crackles on the walls and fallen roofs, rather than burning. :3

I'm glad as well you liked the clothes I gave the drow!
The white hermit ended more scotish than intented, that I know it! XD

And as well, you are right in me refering to KO-Corral's pic of Milvais. :3
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larqven Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thanks for the info!
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Dark-Sigurd Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Why is it that I think that commotion is a certain barbarian being hurtled out of the latest bar...

I was hoping that Shazeer'ah would be putting in her appearance soon. Still, it is good to see the story progressing.
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
XD

no, it's more related with Ivo˙n wearing some clothes different than the ones the white hermith bought for her!

But she may appear soon. :3
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Dark-Sigurd Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Oh, dear. Just what did Ivo˙n get the group into... *shakes head and sighs heavily*

And yay! I will look forward to another appearance!
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist
X3
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IxisNyx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hm...a hot bath with roze pettals...or bubbles(cant decide)with an auntorauge of surfer dubds butt nakid with plates of bacon.God i love bacon XD
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
:3
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animal-delos Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Writer
I would have figured that the first thing that Milvais would want to do would be to see Talis... Tali... Talin... you know... her mate... lol... ^^()
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Well, she can count as a sexy slave girl, eh? Technically, she is so! XD
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