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To the Soul Trinity by Gasara To the Soul Trinity by Gasara
Please allow me to introduce you to Raenes (left) and Iria (right), Elonis' loyal friends and guards.

Raenes, Iria and Elonis grew up together, with Iria being Elonis' only cousin and Raenes the son of her father's business partner.

Raenes joined the military so he could earn a place as a royal guard to protect Elonis when she became queen. Iria was a little more reluctant to give up his studies but eventually followed his friend into the army. When Elonis became queen, Raenes was awarded the position of General of the Owrystian army and head of the Royal Guard. Iria acts as Lieutenant but was only given the lesser title of Sergeant on account of his being born in Landenyn rather than Owrystia.

Raenes is an intelligent leader and consummate swordsman though he is also well know for his less than clever antics. He once gambled for the freedom of several captured pirates in a game of cards only to lose and be forced to set them all free. Iria will not let him live this down.

Iria follows his friend with a good natured air of reluctance. He makes out that Raenes' escapades frustrate him but really he finds it amusing. Because of his rather formal upbringing he can be too polite sometimes. He always calls Elonis 'Your Majesty', which she scolds him for. "Honestly, cousin, anyone would think we were strangers."

Raenes and Masa have an odd relationship. While Masa is a constant source of frustration to the General, it seems as though they could be great friends if they weren't on the opposite side of the law. If only Masa wasn't always stealing from or embarrassing the queen...

You can probably tell from how much I've written that I really like these characters. I love the idea that in private the stoic queen and her two distinguished guards turn into childish, playful idiots. Also, Iria's done well for himself. Raenes originally didn't have a second-in-command but it didn't make much sense that way so just threw in a nameless, designless character. Then I actually drew Iria, gave him a name and fell in love with him. He's ended up with a pretty major role now.

Ah, I could write about these three forever~

As a side note, I completely ship Raenes/Iria. Total canon.

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PaintTool SAI

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Raenes, Elonis & Iria
To the Soul Laura Hunt / Gasarasrevolution
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mayannes-art Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Raenes reminds me of Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood! Very beautiful work!
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Gasara Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Thank you very much, m'dear!
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amayaangeline Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love those three especially Elonis :iconblushplz: I hope that Masa could stop making trouble to the queen.. :iconannoyedplz:
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Gasara Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thank you. :tighthug:
Haha, yes he should. Behave, Masa!
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shounexdiamond Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
*____* gorgeous
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Pink-Angel-1992 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
More To the Soul and new characters to meet! Lovely work!
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AnimationWickedRaven Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the Mucha-esque style of this :heart:
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PuffyPenguin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Your characters are always interesting to read about :XD: :heart:
I really like the stained glass in this picture, and the roses :la: They're both done so well. I've always liked the soft shades you use to base colour and shade with, they're perfect ;v;
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saki08 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful is the only word that really can describe this ;A; <3
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ElCacto Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it remember me of sleeping beauty.....awesome work dude! <3
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