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Dallán’s mother was murdered when he was thirteen and he never knew his father. He lived in the forest alone, surviving by using his gift with plants to grow food. Eventually he was taken in by an sorceress who helped him learn basic magic and gave him direction and purpose. In his later wanderings he came upon an ancient ruined city where he stayed and explored for a long time. One day at midsummer he bathed in the lake by which he lived, and fell asleep on its shore.

Darién, the goddess of the sun came to him as he slept. Darién had placed severe restrictions on Mendarién to limit his ability to interfere with their people. She thought Mendarién’s fathering of Dallán was merely another attempt by Mendarién to circumvent her laws by creating an avatar to do the things Mendarién was not allowed. Darién came to bind Dallán, or perhaps destroy him to punish Mendarién. However when she saw Dallán she realized that he had his own soul and purpose. She saw his potential as a free guardian of her children and decided instead to bless him with her power and enhance his natural magic. Dallán thought he was dreaming when she came to him and was more awed by her majesty than afraid. ©Siriusstar76
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rachelthepessimist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She is beautiful. This piece is amazing.
JohnSavite Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Thank you for that back story. Is it from a book I can read. Facinating story, really. Good conflicks and convolutions to it. I can't help but think of that painting, Val, or yours you did for someone else. Those to paintings could be woven into a story, too. I write short stories and love getting ideas for fine art like this. Thanks so much for the images.
MMHinman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really pretty and the outfits are amazing!!!! love all your drawings 
IzzyMarrie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:eyepopping: This looks familiar.. have you ever possibly been featured in an artbook of any kind? I don't know why, but I'm fairly certain I've either seen this in an art feature on the web, or maybe you, yourself, as an artist was featured somewhere and I had looked up your art in the past.. Either way, beautiful colors, lucky, lucky commissioner! My goodness! I wish I had at least an ounce of your admirable talent!
vickygb Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
U are talented, continue teh great job! i love the scene and the exprecion the details !
Dionisante Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!!
Reeban Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Great contrast green-red
djillia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
рисунок-чудо! показалось что это фанарт к троемирью картур, а потом прочитала историю
NaIniE Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi ! :rose:
A little feature for you here :
Le-ARi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Очень красивый рисунок и яркий!
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