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Her Duty by Stalcry Her Duty by Stalcry
Nother dark-ass picture xD

This is Tenrai, watching a Spirit of a recently deceased doe Sika deer make its way to the center of the forest. There it will "Enter the After" at the Mother Tree in the very heart of Hisakousen Forest. Usually, they don't require guidance from Tenrai, but she is just watching, because it is her duty to keep order.

Basically there are FOUR kinds of "spirits" in the forest.

First, The Lesser Gods, Tenrai and Arik, who are the main protectors and overseers of Hisakousen.

Second, there are the Spirit Creatures, the magical animal spirits. These aren't really dead, theyve never died. They are like normal animals, except not. These are the "mythical creatures" that posses magic powers, such as Kitsune, Nekomata, Nue, etc etc. Some of these are actual youkai from legend, and some are creatures created by myself.

Third Are the Spirits of the Dead, or Ghosts. These are usually temporary, and walk in a trance-like state from the point of their death to the Mother Tree where they enter the afterlife. Regular animals and mortals cannot see them USUALLY. Sometimes, they stay behind and haunt a location. The doe in this picture is one of these.

Finally are the Soul Remnants . These are the glowing orbs you see trailing off BEHIND the deer. They are memories and pieces of life from the living. They are about as intelligent as insects, and float around.
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wshc Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
love this! your art is just amazing in general!
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Wingabel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
eerie, beautifull and cool backstory!
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Wingabel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you wellcome.
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cox44 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I love it! 8D Althought the skull-head deer is a bit scary :happybounce: :squee: 8D
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you x3
Tenrai's a sweetheart haha, she just looks scary
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cox44 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
*to know* o.o Sorry about that
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cox44 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Mkai :D Glad ta kniw xDD
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Soulful-Purple-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful lighting. I love the world you are creating.
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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imke14 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... gorgeous!
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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DarkChocaholic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
it GLOWS :iconoohplz:
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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KuroiTsukyo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student
Okay, that's awfully pretty. I really like the whole atmosphere of it~
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Edenfur Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful, I love the fur on the black deer and the lighting is really nice ;)
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
I like the ghost like feel to her
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Whitelupine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so where would Lore fall if she was part of this forest
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Probably with the Spirit Creatures. Since shes not really a ghost
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Whitelupine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so atmospheric. and really dug your writeup too.
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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Arcover Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
So great I love the picture and the concept about how everything works in the forest <3
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :D Glad ya like it!
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LoneWolf-7819 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You always make the most awesomest youkai stories and drawings :U I envy you xD
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Aw, thank you ^^ i think im just obsessed
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LoneWolf-7819 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol xD Your welcome
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