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Carai an Ellisande by Alsdale Carai an Ellisande by Alsdale
"In the Mountains of Mist, alone in the emptied city of Manetheren, Eldrene felt Aemon die, and her heart died with him. And where her heart had been was left only a thirst for vengeance, vengeance for her love, vengeance for her people and her land. Driven by grief she reached out to the True Source, and hurled the One Power at the Trolloc army. And there the Dreadlords died wherever they stood, whether in their secret councils or exhorting their soldiers. In the passing of a breath the Dreadlords and the generals of the Dark One's host burst into flame. Fire consumed their bodies, and terror consumed their just-victorious army.

"Now they ran like beasts before a wildfire in the forest, with no thought for anything but escape. North and south they fled. Thousands drowned attempting to cross the Tarendrelle without the aid of the Dreadlords, and at the Manetherendrelle they tore down the bridges in their fright at what might be following them. Where they found people, they slew and burned, but to flee was the need that gripped them. Until, at last, no one of them remained in the lands of Manetheren. They were dispersed like dust before the whirlwind. The final vengeance came more slowly, but it came, when they were hunted down by other peoples, by other armies in other lands. None was left alive of those who did murder at Aemon's Field.

"But the price was high for Manetheren. Eldrene had drawn to herself more of the One Power than any human could ever hope to wield unaided. As the enemy generals died, so did she die, and the fires that consumed her consumed the empty city of Manetheren, even the stones of it, down to the living rock of the mountains. Yet the people had been saved."

~Moiraine Damodred in Robert Jordan's The Eye of the World (Chapter 9, "Tellings of the Wheel")

Queen Eldrene ay Ellan ay Carlan, the last queen of the ancient nation of Manetheren, was known as the Rose of the Sun. "Carai an Ellisande" means "For the honor of the Rose of the Sun." It was the warcry of Manetheren.

Medium is watercolor and ink on paper. Please skim the following before using/reposting, thanks! [link]

(AAAHH!!! Another DD!?! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm so happy right now!!! You guys are the best.)

Wheel of Time Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. This is a derivative work based on the book series, is not official, and was created for exclusively non-commercial purposes.
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Carai an Ellisande by ~Alsdale ( Featured by Lyricanna )
LunaSolare1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing work! you are a very talented artist :)
Alsdale Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Swordofcamelyn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
This is really good. I think you're probably my favorite Wot artist.
Alsdale Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow, thanks so much!
Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely gorgeous, like a finely woven tapestry!
Alsdale Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
MADmoiselleMeli Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg...I'm speakless!
Alsdale Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:happybounce:   oh good!  thanks!
Cinder-Chandrian Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so splendid! I must read these books eventually. I wanted for a long time but never had a chance. I don't go to libraries and books are so expensive...
Alsdale Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Wheel of Time because I grew up with it, but it's a real project to get through (14 books ...) and if I'm being perfectly honest they just aren't as well written as KKC.
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