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captain arianna balthasar by nebezial captain arianna balthasar by nebezial
second in the series of ravine character sheets

dragoon captain arianna balthasar

Aarianna joined paladias ranks at the age of 17. Early on she was noticed for her excallent tactical prowess, and skills at command. Combined with an innate understanding of magic her unique skillset made her a valuable asset to Paladias ranks.

She too like Antheus climbed the ladder of ranks quiclky, but unfortunately her carieer as an active fighter mage was ended in a tragic accident during dragoon training.
A rookie dragoon who was mishandling his dragon was about to learn the price of disrespecting the proud beast, but was at the last moment saved by his superior officer, Arianna.

She paid for his stupidity by losing her leg after being caught in a blast of dragonfire
and so , incapacitated for open battle at the age of 29 she still teaches young dragoons.

Arianna made her peace with the fact that a one legged warrior is of no great service to the kingdom, but it is an opinion she will soon change as the drums of war sound, and adventure calls
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Technically brilliant, I love your style, and maybe moreso the sentiment behind it. Practical female armour, with no exposed flesh, that is still highly feminine. I salute you!
alexichabane Nov 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Wow, the lighting in this one is just perfect
Truly wonderful to behold. I was playing through some fantasy games (BG 1&2, Skyrim) and some such. They all have female armours defying logic... :( But this!
This is fantastic.
Question though.
She probably isn't that balanced with a sword, but is she holding it in its scabbard or is it attached to the armour somehow?  I'm just asking because I don't see any belt or something to hold it up.
But again, amazingly portrayed armour.
R-U-Cool-Yet Nov 26, 2013   General Artist
If you look closely on the side with the sword, you can see various straps just below her chest, you can see one that is lower than the others. I think that is the belt holding up the sword. :)
Would you object to someone using this design as an inspiration for an actual set of leather (possibly with metals mixed in) armor?
R-U-Cool-Yet Sep 20, 2013   General Artist
One of the main reasons I bought Ravine ;) 
Amazing! A female character in a fantasy comic who is realistically dressed, yet you still manage to show her beauty! Thank you!
apollosguardian1990 Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a fav of mine not only for the amazing artwork, but the depth of the background story for this character. She is awesome! There should be more characters like her out there lol
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