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AA: Mutiny - The Brewing of Chaos by ae-rie
AA: Mutiny - The Brewing of Chaos


"It feels like a dream, doesn't it? Deja vu." 

The irony of what they were doing was not lost on Guen as she sauntered aboard the Headhunter, running her hand along its railings. It was a beautiful ship, really. Pity that it was going to go up in flames soon, and become nothing more than bits of splinter floating in the ocean - just like the ships they had destroyed in Belport. Same tasks, same goals - just a performance for a different master this time.

"Good thing we've had practice."

At her companion's wry reply, Guen's gaze turned back to Naila and a crooked smile formed on her lips as she shook head. "Better not mess up then, or all that practice would really have been for naught."

"Yeah, like that would happen." Scoffing at Guen's flippant behavior, the taller woman waved the girl off to do her part and darted to the back of the ship, disappearing beneath the decks in the blink of an eye. Simultaneously, the smile on Guen's face vanished to be replaced by a steely look in her eyes as she began her own tasks. She moved swiftly, hands working deftly to tie the explosive tags to key spots around the ship, settling into a rhythm as her hands worked the knots. A small smudge of magicked oil would activate them, but also contain the explosive force of the magic until it dried. It would give them enough time to get away, and be on the seas when all of the chaos was unleashed. While the young woman believed little of the ancient Gods, she prayed that no one would step near the harbor when it all begins. After all, they had done so much to plan the festivities of that night so no one would be near their ships. The ones, anyways, that she knew would never leave Linhythe. The ones who were coming with her - they had better things to do around the city to earn their keep, like her.

It left a sour taste in her mouth to think that perhaps they were just changing the hands which held the end of their leash. The feeling of being a tamed thing was not a pleasant one, but nothing in life ever came for free. This was the price they would have to pay for freedom. This was the price she had to pay for redemption. 

After placing the last tag, she peered through the darkness, hoping to catch a glimpse of the line of ships that had been already tagged and would be afloat in flames within the hour. It proved difficult to even see the silhouette of the individual vessels, as the silvery light of the moon had been dulled by the dark storm clouds threatening the city. For a moment, Guen wondered if it a work of nature, or the work of mages from Miras? They had looked normal enough to her, but it would not surprise her if they were things of magic. 

She had a feeling she would be seeing a whole lot more of magic before this whole thing was over. 

At the sound of approaching footsteps, she cautiously slipped behind a stack of crates only to realize that it was Naila, and edged back out to reveal herself. Silently, Naila gave her the signal for clear, indicating that there was no one else aboard, and the pair quickly made their way off of the now doomed vessel, and trotted to the end of the harbor to join a few of the other crewsmen from the Blackhound. Nodding at each other with grim determination, the group exited the area and wordlessly took their leave. Some of the more careless ones slapped each others' backs in congratulations - after all, they were making a fortune - but silenced themselves under Guen's reprimanding gaze. After all, the night was beginning. There was still much, much more to be done. 

As the sounds of explosions rocked the city, the two girls could not help but to pause and glance back. "So it begins," Naila murmured, eyes lingering for a second at the flames dancing on the horizon before turning her gaze to Guen, who was already turning away to continue on her way.

"No time to look back now. Let's go." 


Collab between me and :iconfaithom: for the Mutiny event with our characters! :iconrlyplz:

Overall quite like how this turned out because I got to experiment with a few techniques I don't normally use~ Guen looking beaut as always and Naila finally gets a spiffy new outfit... as well as enough explosions in the background to make Michael Bay proud...  then the lens flare for J. J. Abrams :iconhithitplz:

Guen @ faithom
Naila @ me
Bartholome by ae-rie
A concept for a possible side character for :iconarcem-alva: 
Also a practice piece to draw someone with African features :icondeadbodyplz:
AA: Koben Derp by ae-rie
AA: Koben Derp
:iconrlyplz: P.S. Supposedly there's MUCH MORE of the city behind the mountain outcrop so.... this is only about 1/3 of the whole city :iconhithitplz:

Wizard in the foreground be like…
League of Legends Fanzine Preview by ae-rie
League of Legends Fanzine Preview
Preview of the piece I'm doing for the League of Legends fanzine "Halcyon Days" with the theme of 'summer'!! Please check out the links below for more info as well as the storenvy link for pre-orders! 


Preorders (available until June):

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Updates and other previews will be posted here:
AA - Naila Issafeyr by ae-rie
AA - Naila Issafeyr

Name: Naila Issafeyr
Age: 29
Birthday: Day 12 of the Month of Sun, Year of Beginnings 8261 (July 12)
   Standard Zodiac: Caetus the Selkie
   Song-Lu Zodiac: Day 26 of the Month of the Snake, Year of the Lambent Crystal Silkworm
   True Animal: Salmon
   Secret Animal: Falcon
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" | 175cm 
Race: Human

Class: Scout > Thief > Marauder
Occupation: Mercenary (Jewel Sea Corsairs)
City: Linhythe
Allegiance: Koben Empire


Bold | Distrustful | Realist | Wily | Resourceful | Defiant | Unyielding | Precise

Brash and assertive, Naila does not enjoy having situations forced onto her and instead likes to be in control. Though generally distrustful of others due to her line of work, wherein surviving takes priority over anything else, Naila isn't one to shy away from risktaking, reveling in the use of her own cunning and wit to outmaneuver people. Her somewhat fiery yet carefree exterior makes her well respected and liked among her peers. Those that have known her for longer however will also know that she isn't afraid to double cross someone if it meant her survival; knowing well that today's allies may be the enemy of tomorrow.

While still technically under the employment of others, Naila lives for the moment and values the freedom which her job brings, as well as enjoying the company of others (within arms-length) in the same line of work. There is also the money--- even if it is rarely gained through honest means. 

A passionate woman that cannot to be tied down, Naila believes in the joys that the present brings. This somewhat promiscuous behaviour however belies her distrustful nature and fear of being used by others, constantly telling herself that love is but a form of imprisonment, an extra burden and responsiblity.

Naila's swordsmanship combines honed techniques from her father's training along with her experience as a mercenary, leading to an impressive display of combat prowess and cunning to fell her foes.


Hailing from a long line of knights, Naila, along with her younger sister Shula, was trained from an early age in the hopes of carrying on the family legacy. A tomboy from the get go, Naila had always admired her father, a well respected commander in the Tusa National Army, and wanted nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. Driven by her passion for swordplay, Naila took her training very seriously, aspiring to one day succeed her father. Privileged with good education and training in warfare, both Naila and Shula grew up forming a sibling rivalry; never wanting to be outdone by the other. From early on, Naila displayed quick-thinking and wit to overcome her opponents, though she was prone to anger. Shula on the other hand showed unsurpassed talent in her swordplay, but lacked initiative.

By the time both girls reached their teens, Naila's father had come to favour Shula due to her prodigious talent with the blade and thus began focusing more on training Shula over her elder sister. Naila, no longer able to compete with her younger sibling began to neglect her training. She hung around unsavoury crowd and started committing petty crime as a way of causing trouble for her father. What started out as a plea for her father's attention became an exhilirating pastime for Naila as she reveled in the freedom that her newfound 'friends' had shown her. 

One day, Naila's father was alerted that his daughter had been caught for theft. Rushing to the sight of Naila's confinement was a father who's face was filled with utter shame and disappointment. Using his influence, Naila's father had her released into home confinement with guards posted outside of her room at all times. Isolated and abandoned, months passed by and on Naila's sixteenth birthday, her father finally decided to release her. While initially hopeful that her father had forgiven her, Naila was coldly met with news that her father had found a suitor for her and that she is to be wed within a fortnight. 

Feeling betrayed that she had not been given any choice in the matter, Naila ran from her home with only a sword in hand and some silvers. Knowing she had to leave Tusa to escape her father's reaches, she paid for a caravan setting out for Koben. Celebration for her freedom was brief, as she was now left wandering the streets of Koben on an empty stomach with no coins. She needed a way to survive. 

Thievery became her means of survival as she finds herself once again surrounded by people of ill repute, only this time, she would not be so trusting of the people she called 'friends'. Naila knew however that she did not want to live her whole life as a petty thief; brazenly sifting through the slums of Koben for what little she could get. She yearned for more. Happening upon a local tavern's board, she noticed a flyer mentioning mercenary work--- although hesitant at first, she knew this was better than anything else the slums could offer her. 

Initially taking on whatever work was available to her, she quickly garnered renown for being a competent fighter. By the age of twenty eight, Naila had built up a fearsome reputation as a mercenary. Known by others in her line of work for being both cunning and dangerously apt with her blades, Naila traveled wherever the gold was, completing contracts throughout the Empire with ruthless efficiency. Upon receiving payment for one such contract in Linhythe, she was scouted for a lucrative 'privateering' work with the Linhythe government as part of the Jewel Sea Corsairs. Though relatively new to the seafarer's life, she is currently acting as first mate aboard The Black Hound, a ship specializing in raiding merchant ships from the Kingdom.

Additional info: 

- The shady friends she made in Tusa deceived her during one of their theft runs; leaving her behind as a scapegoat, thus leading to her capture by the authorities. 
- A resourceful fighter, her combat style is reliant on misdirection as well as parries, ripostes and feints. Below the belt kicks are common.
- Names her current swords, the off-hand: Rose, her main hand: Twilight. Both stolen during a particularly high paying contract involving an arms merchant.
- Her sister Shula, is one year younger than her.
- While she accepts contracts that involve work in Tusa, she will try her best to keep a low profile during her stay there, occasionally coming across hearsays about her now renowned sister, Shula.
- She can speak fluent common and Vikasa.
- She became first mate on the ship she's currently on after the previous first mate provoked her --- prompting a duel that ended with the previous ship mate jumping off a plank. 
- She purchased a home in Linhythe shortly after choosing to join the Jewel Sea Corsairs. There she keeps a collection of swords she's pilfered from various contracts.


Montolio Issafeyr (52) - Father
Ayla Issafeyr (49) - Mother
Shula Issafeyr (28) - Sister

RP Preference: Skype, Forum, Google Docs
Thank you to everyone that wished me a happy birthday, I'm truly grateful to you guys for watching :iconimcryingsomuchplz:

Unfortunately I'm currently unable to use my laptop as it has been sent for repairs and as of now I'm writing this from my phone, I promise I'll thank you all personally once I'm able to resume activities :iconrlytearplz:


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k3rches Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
It has a very good gallery. I hope to see more!
Sieglufer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Superb art!
yellowroseart Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hotrockcandy Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Please tell me you do commissions. PLEASE. 
reizeropein Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
l want a friend commission :D (Big Grin) i have money!
75ronin Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Happy Easter!!
Captain-Ves Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your ART holy shit jfkghdjfkg 
JPL-Animation Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Filmographer
hi there, sorry for bothering, are you open fo some sort of commission ? :)
radisty Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i really love your artwork mate .. are you a profesional ?
ArtNotHearts Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional
You improved a lot, I'm impressed.
theogroen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
Arie, now you have a new fan - great paintings - here for you a selfmade flower Thank you by theogroen
starwolf112214 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
You are a truly amazing artist! All of your work is breathtaking. Most of the characters look like they just of walked out of a well animated video game.
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Shampoo-chan13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Random Hello! 0v0/)
How are you doing? 
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trueshinken Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Arie, I'm planning to release a Pathfinder book later this year and I'd like to have you as my main artist. Can you e-mail me your rates at thiago dot shinken at gmail dot com?
wraithdragon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy hell your art is so damn amazing!!
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