""There used to be a time -not so far indeed- in which people like you bowed in front of me, hoping for a mere part of MY power!"
I don't like to paint bright colors >_< But Acmon only wears bright colors unfortunatly >_<
Here is another character I would like to introduce to you
Acmon the shopkeeper of Havenwolf, specialized in artifacts, old spells and Atlantean history... So yes indeed, this is the character I already used here:
Acmon was known millenaries ago as Azorea, Atlantean God of the Empyrea, the only one ruling magic, spells and arcana, a selfish, crual, capricious, temperamental and fickle God, sparing his knowledge with few people, the persons he chose among his faithful priests and some disciples. In those times, magic was only reserved to an elite. And Azorea was the only one who could decide it... Atlantean people feared him but also needed him (the Plane of Æther didn't exist, so you couldn't cast a spell if Azorea decided to prevent you from doing so...). His temples were among the most magnficient and his priests were used to his wraths, trying to calm him down with offerings and sacrifices.
Till the day, a Queen of the Atlantean Kingdoms asked him if he was satisfied with his own behaviour, if he could endure his own pride and bear his vileny. Of course, Azorea was shocked by her daring and audacity. But she was right and touched his heart, more deeply than what he was expecting... At this day, this woman is still the only one he deeply respects. Unfortunatly, it was too late for him to change, most of all because the war against the Devas had beun. He tried to help the Atlantea, this time to save his people, but it was the cause of his most painful loss: his son, a half-god, was killed by an Archangel and Azorea faded into despair and madness. It was enough for El, the Demiurge, who cast a spell and imprisoned his soul and spirit in a jail created by Him, Asherah, Goddess of Nothingness, and Argast, God of Darkness. Azorea's body was turned into the plane we know as Æther now, so people could finally use magic...
But this is not the end of his story... Because of a curious young goddess and a Nephileïm, Azorea was finally released from his jail. Ereshkidal
had indeed a lot of questions about the Eight Kingdoms and only this ancient God had the answers. But the this was not a deal between them: the mercenary freed him because he could not bear to see someone so sad, living in the Darkness and his own remorse for millenaries. At first, Azorea was really suspicious but he realized Ereshkidal wasn't expecting anything else from him except some answers. Being free, in a world which has changed, was a big shock for the former god, who had lost everything. The Nephileïm decided to find a home for him in a village which already gave him a good reception, Havenwolf. Ereshkidal had some friends here who could take care of Azorea. He just, obviously, told him to say nothing about his real identity, so the god chose a typical Atlantean name as his new identity: Acmon.
The very first days (and months actually) are really terrible and awful for him: he doesn't like to live among those mere humans, he feels powerless, useless. He has realized, El sealed him powers in this "new" body he gave him: the body of an old man, with all the pains and inconvenience you can imagine. Most of all, a curse has been added: using his powers means death.
He life is only enlightened when he meets a young sorceress hunted by the inhabitants of her village, trying to kill her, fearing her powers. Acmon takes care of her, protecting her against their foolishness and teaching her how to use her powers. So actually he saves her and allows her to live in Havenwolf just like Ereshkidal did for him... With Lana, he is able to enjoy his new life and enven the place he is living in. He opens a shop, dedicated to everything which is related to magic and spells, and quickly becomes reknowed for his incredible knowledge about the history of the Lands. Even if people in Havenwolf don't know his real identity, they appreciate him and the feeling is mutual. Too much maybe... because he would like to take care of all those people here and protect them... But with his powers sealed, the curse of El who could kill him at anytime, will his old selfish nature get the upper hand or will he be able to sacrifice himself for the sake of his host country ?
Oh just a point... HE his the man Ugo
loves to tease and his best friend
Concerning the drawing itself: I LOVE to draw old characters O___O Don't ask why, I don't know, but this something I really enjoy
His face is a mix between two of my former OC Dimitri
but I added also some features from the actor Robert Carlyle
Acmon now has to dress him as a mere human with simple clothes (Havenwolf is not a very powerful or wealthy village), so the cut is very simple. Nevertheless the color is still inspired by traditionnal Atlantean outfits. Acmon doesn't wear any weapons, since he doesn't need them...
Reference for the pose: cheyenne75.deviantart.com/art/…
Texture by BIOGRAPHIE COMPLETE D'ACMON: www.tjukurpa.net/?p=3394