"Life ends with death but what could be able to end death ?"
Another of my OC, this time Lady Erichto of the Ankou, a Necromancer... and an Anaon (undead creature, don't believe her fangs mean "vampire", qhe is actually an empusa
). I wanted to present her in a particular format (and try to do a more elaborated ballpoint pen work
). Obviously all the elements here are particular symbols: the cut bead chain as her cut life, the skulls used in necromancy rituals, the sparrow -like killed by a cat, cats are indeed the God of Death's sacred animals-, the withered roses and the (almost) bramble... I have my own interpretation for each, but I prefer people to read this drawing themselves
Erichto was a mage (not born with a particular talent for magic but learning it), killed by a jealous rival who infected her with the etherean necrosis, the disease killing most of the mages, sorcerers and wizards on the Shredded Lands. But this was not enough for him: he sealed Erichto's soul and spirit in a curse, driving her into madness, preventing her from access the eternal rest. Her powers were obviously unsteady, she was neither able to resurrect, nor able to kill herself, till the day, Mardanh decided to help, protect and "cure" her. The God of Death offered her a new "life" in which she became the Lady of Ankou, a secret society fighting against both necromancers and evil Anaon... and only composed of Ananon itself.
As a necromancer, Erichto has some huge powers but she tries to not uses them a lot, afraid of what she can do... Most of all, she is still infected with the necrosis and has to wear gloves: in fact, a simple touch of her hand is able to suck up life from a mortal body...
Alternate version: BIOGRAPHIE COMPLETE D'ERICHTO ET HISTOIRE DE LA SOCIÉTÉ DE L'ANKOU: www.tjukurpa.net/?p=2607