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Death Prophet: Dead? or Alive.. by kunkka Death Prophet: Dead? or Alive.. by kunkka
Krobelus, the Death Prophet

(no.3 of my Dota2 exploration series)

Here, I wanted to show her discouragedness and resignation to her fate as an undying, everliving entity, unable to truly die and be one with Death.

"Krobelus was a Death Prophet-which is one way of saying she told fortunes for the wealthiest of those who wished to look beyond the veil. But after years of inquiring on behalf of others, she began to seek clues on her own fate. When death refused to yield its secrets, she tried to buy them with her life. But the ultimate price proved insufficient. Death disgorged her again and again, always holding back its deepest mysteries. Her jealousy grew. Others could die for eternity--why not she? Why must she alone be cast back on the shores of life with such tiresome regularity? Why was she not worthy of the one thing all other living creatures took for granted? Still, she would not be discouraged. Each time she returned from the grave, she brought a bit of death back with her. Wraiths followed her like fragments of her shattered soul; her blood grew thin and ectoplasmic; the feasting creatures of twilight took her for their kin.. She gave a little of her life with every demise, and it began to seem as if her end was in sight. With her dedication to death redoubled, and no client other than herself, Krobelus threw herself ever more fervently into death's abyss, intent on fulfilling the one prophecy that eluded her: That someday the Death Prophet would return from death no more. "

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BloodyBBQ Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
The only lore that encourages being a feeder.
Galinas-Claim Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Excellent ethereal effect here!  Cool, layered painting as well, like some of your other greats.
aldinime Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Yuko-Aldarion Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice effect.
Wemuht Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fabulousssssss! <33
T-S-Erik Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it.
AuroraDark Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Crazy beautiful.
wlkparker123 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
kunkka, you know what, you really suggest you picture concept to valve, this DP is way better than theirs.
FatalFridays Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Yes krobs awesome hero :P
DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
[link] <- This work has been featured here. <3
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