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Aryian Reference by beastofoblivion Aryian Reference by beastofoblivion
Couldn't sleep so I finished Ary's ref. Mostly. I may tweak/polish it later if my fingers get itchy.

A brief summery of him, since I don't want to wall'o'text you guys and the full write-up would only really make sense if you knew what Locks are and how they operate:

Aryian - The Emperor's Hand

Aryian's 'job' is to be whatever/whenever/wherever Jarovin (the Emperor) needs him to be. He does a lot of errand running and is always around when the Emperor is out and about. Other Locks hunt him down for advice. He is short and a bit more kindly then Locks tend to be so he has to put up with a lot of shenanigans despite the fact that he is one of the most powerful individuals of his 'kind.'

Aryian is usually mild-mannered, although he will snap to being stern and uncompromising if roused. He has a somewhat stoic appearance, can be difficult to read, and prefers peace and solitude above most else. He is unusually tolerant and patient with the company of other beings, Locks included. Aryian does not waste words and does not often initiate any sort of physical contact, with anybody, though he may tolerate contact from another (I abuse him so much in doodle time, haha).

He has a few odd hobbies like reading (he frequents libraries all over the cosmos and will read absolutely anything. I'm serious. If it has pages and words he'll read it.) and sleeping (Locks don't sleep, but he's figured out how to do something similar).

Uuuh the mark is important. Aryian bears the print of the Emperorís palm on his chest. It symbolizes his servitude, his duty to the Emperor and his persistent desire to be a conduit for the Emperorís will, and is especially a reminder for humility and patience. As Jarovin is endlessly patient and forgiving of him, so he is called to be patient and forgiving of those who call upon him. Most donít know that he has a mark at all, though several suspect. Being the private, modest creature that he is, he keeps both the mark and its effects on him well-hidden. It does not normally show on his Lock forms, but is prevalent on his non-Lock ones.

Aaand, I was going to mention relationships that have formed around him but pretty much everybody knows Ary and a LOT of Locks tie in from before the hierarchy. Mostly because he was saving everybody's asses from Hons. So let's do the obvious relevant-for-now ones:
Hons is his arch enemy. Jarovin is some amalgamation of teacher/brother/master. Jeih came to him for help and then didn't listen to him, got himself into trouble, and now Aryian is saving his ass and Jeih thanks him by being a creepy jerk.

And that should be good for now.
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Spazzy-Sensei Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So this is the first time I've come across your works and this profile. I feel like I'm going to be spending long hours reading over all of this. I've really stumbled across something totally unique and fascinating to me. I have high respect for your talents and your originality. Thank you for making this profile and posting all of this wonderful stuff for people like me to stumble upon.
Savite Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
somehow reminds me of Anubis c: I like this!
Shockand-Awe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I have fallen in love with your work since I saw you sketchdumps in the sketchdump group. I have two questions to ask:

1) where can I read up on or read the comic(if there is one?)
2) what software do you use and how do you blend?
twospotz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Egads. he's "part-time" guineapig? LOVE it. *pigsmitten forever*
SoulWindDragon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I would allow my dragons to eat him so he would be with me forever :iconpervplz:
*freaky love*
DarkLord75253 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Nonesane Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
This goes straight into my favorites. There's just so many details, both when it comes to the design and the information about Aryian.
thecreeper2u Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I totally love your art and everything, but I keep hitting 'favorite' instead of 'download image' xD not a big deal, everything totally deserves to be favorited anyways xD
psycomoon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
OMG I LOVE Aryian!!!! I like its original form!
Superovermind Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work, as always. Might lord Shoon and his son, Cerus (spelled that right, I hope) be on that list? or have I just not been paying much attention lately?
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