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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 )
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TnSabregirl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I always come back to this one. I just love it SO much. Thank your for sharing your talent with the world. I know it must be challenging to find time for art when getting your Engineering graduate degree(s), but someday, you've GOT to come to JordanCon and put some of your work on display.
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I'd really love to.  I meant to comment ... I saw your Tylin cosplay on the WoT group gallery page.  Awesome!!!  Wish I could sew like that.
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LunaSolare1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing work! you are a very talented artist :)
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:iconalsdale:
Alsdale Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Swordofcamelyn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
This is really good. I think you're probably my favorite Wot artist.
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:iconalsdale:
Alsdale Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow, thanks so much!
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Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely gorgeous, like a finely woven tapestry!
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:iconalsdale:
Alsdale Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MADmoiselleMeli Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg...I'm speakless!
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:iconalsdale:
Alsdale Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:happybounce:   oh good!  thanks!
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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...
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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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Cinder-Chandrian Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Most of books I have read and even liked, weren't as good as KKC. I think I could just try the first book and see if I like it :)
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:iconalsdale:
Alsdale Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
let me know what you think if you get around to it :)
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Leelaney Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great stuff.
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:iconalsdale:
Alsdale Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Rakshiel-MoGaidren Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Right. Watching you now.
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:iconalsdale:
Alsdale Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, thanks!
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GilgaPhoenixIgnis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I really like this work. especialy the way you did the thunder. Nice colouring too.
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:iconalsdale:
Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconalsdale:
Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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Ellorna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is absolutely stunning.
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:iconalsdale:
Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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IngvildJornsdottir Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I must read that series! I have never seen it on the bookshop shelves...must try on internet store. This picture makes me hungry for it :devilish:
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Look for Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time. Only if you're up for a 14-book series, though :P
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IngvildJornsdottir Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The long series is something I like most ;)
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh good :) Let me know if you have recommendations. I was thinking of picking up Sanderson's Stormlight Archive.
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IngvildJornsdottir Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Never heard (but will do a research ^^). But I recommend Licia Troisi, an Italian author who wrote several fantasy series :)
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, I'll check her out!
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I would like to conclude this visual with 5 words, 'I wish I did this.'
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha wow, thanks! I'm flattered!
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Bat5jamma Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
This is great :)
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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Bat5jamma Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Hey no problem. You work is great. Do you have any videos? I'd really like to see your process.
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:iconalsdale:
Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've never been asked before! I will think about doing that. I just started a new painting, so maybe I will do some recording :)
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moontiger5 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is lovely. Regal and imposing but also somber, as befitting the tragedy that required the unleashing of such might.
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's lovely praise, thank you! I'm glad the feel of the scene came across.
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KCsummerz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcongratsdd1plz::iconcongratsdd2plz::iconcongratsdd3plz:
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*STANDING OVATION* BRAVO! BRAVO!! Thank You and congrats on the DD!
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! thanks very much!
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afterthevoid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Great style and the lightning work in particular is AMAZING! :D Great work.
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :)

The lightning was tricky! I wish I'd discovered masking fluid before trying :P
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sepia-rose Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning! The colors are rich but retain the soft look of an illustration. Everything described in the excerpt is there in this piece. I'm still taking in all the small details. Great work! :+favlove:
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm so flattered :aww:
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sepia-rose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're quite welcome. :)
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Jedi-With-Wings Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! The contrast of warm and cool colors are wonderfully eye-pleasing without being too loud or distracting. Definitely makes me want to look at your other creations!
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Alsdale Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Moonstrider1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist
"Carai an Caldazar! Carai an Ellisande! Al Ellisande!" I'm rereading the series and I'm falling in love with it again. This picture is amazing!
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