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Li, Village Wear by CessieRose25 Li, Village Wear :iconcessierose25:CessieRose25 8 3
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Reborn from Ashes: Shopping at the Merch...wait...
Shopping at the Merch...wait...
Dust couldn’t say that he was expecting to see a merchant’s tent at the foot of the Blackmoor Mountains, but he also couldn’t say that he wasn’t grateful to see it. The group’s food supplies were starting to run low now that Ash and Kim had joined the team, and Fidget wanted to see if anyone had any treasure keys at a discount. The last thing on Dust’s mind was treasure hunting, but if it stopped Fidget complaining he’d have a look.
“Been a while since I’ve seen one of these things,” Fidget remarked. “Don’t see Sereth doing the rounds as much nowadays.”
“Last I heard he’d set up a permanent shop somewhere,” Kim shrugged nonchalantly. “He sends people out now and then, but you don’t see the guy himself that often.”
“Mysterious as ever, huh?” Fidget remarked. Dust and already approached the tent, which Fidget quickl
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Reborn from Ashes: A Blacksmith Comes to Town
Short Stories from Reborn from Ashes:
You've read the main story of how Sen-Mithrarin was reborn, and saved the kingdom of Falana once again with the help of allies both old and new. Now, find out what other adventures Dust and the other denizens of Falana got up to before, during and after saving the world from the Tyrant King.
A Blacksmith Comes to Town:
It wasn’t often that Dust helped out at the shop, but Mordecai was expecting a delivery that day and had asked Dust if he could lend a hand helping him and Kalyn take in the stock. With a playful warning from his mother to not get himself blacklisted, and a promise of pay for his work, Dust agreed.
“Thanks for helping out today, Dust,” Kalyn smiled when Dust arrived outside the shop promptly at the agreed time. “This really is a big help.”
“No problem,” Dust replied. “You know me — always happy to help.”
“Another thing yo
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Reborn from Ashes: Epilogue
Epilogue:
In the months following the death of the tyrant King Julius of Falana, the kingdom seemed to somehow find some semblance of peace again. Under the reign of Queen Elissa, the campaigns against the Moonbloods were finally abolished for good, although unrest still existed in some areas north of the Blackmoor Mountains. To the south of the kingdom, however, peace flourished once again, as all who had ever been affected by decades of war at last had a chance to start rebuilding their lives.
The names of the heroes that had all played a part in saving Falana were known throughout the kingdom, as was what became of them following the peace talks:
Jarin had returned to his position as the Marquess of Ivydale, his entire family working closely with Queen Elissa to maintain the peace in their area. Many Moonbloods from Denham were offered positions in the Duke of Abadis’ personal guard, and although Jarin was still a child at heart, word has it that he’d be
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Reborn from Ashes: Chapter 24
Gone Home:
With the lights in the sky faded, now being replaced by faint stars as the sun disappeared over the mountains, Ginger collapsed onto her knees by the Blade of Ahrah, her tears dripping onto the cold metal. Fidget swiftly joined her, eyes brimming with tears as she placed a tentative paw on the Blade of Ahrah as Ginger picked up the fallen satgat, clutching it to her chest.
“No…Dust…no…” she whispered, hiccoughing through her tears. “Why…? Why?”
“Did…did he know?” Jarin murmured, breaking the disbelieving silence.
“Why would he do this if he did?” Kim wondered. “Moreover, why didn’t he tell us?!”
“It’s a hero’s way,” a snarl spat. The group spun on their heels to face the King, kneeling haggard over his sabre as he overlooked the battlefield filled with celebrating Moonbloods and their allies as they took down the last of the Royal Troops. &
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Reborn from Ashes: Chapter 23
The Call of the Life Thread:
Fidget decided that she was going to demand a week-long nap once this was all over because, quite frankly, she wasn’t sure if her wings could take much more strain and that was when she was running on adrenaline and five (count them, five) cupcakes. As soon as Dust had begun to clash blades with the King of Falana, he’d sent her off into the battlefield to find the others — Taka and Sanjin, she was tracking down as a first priority: if any opportunity came up to steal the Eye of the Life Thread, those two had to be there in order to take it.
It didn’t take her long to discover that the thief and the Moonblood engineer had taken station on one of the hijacked cannons Taka and Jarin had managed to secure during the pre-battle preparations.
“HEEEEEY!” Fidget screeched as loudly as she could manage, setting of a fire column for good measure.
“I’m guessing that talking to the maniac didn
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Reborn from Ashes: Chapter 22
Confrontation
Dust found that, if he angled the satgat up ever so slightly so that he could actually see, it wasn’t so bad wearing it. If anything, it kept the sun out of his eyes. The teasing from Fidget soon wore off and she’d even admitted that it looked alright on him. Ash and Ginger made a few comments about how it made Dust look the part of the hero the people of Falana knew him to be; Kim, Taka and Sanjin had thankfully stayed quiet about it; and Jarin had been at the receiving end of a smack to the head when he’d mocked it. Said smack coming from Dust.
Aside from the upgraded armour that everyone was wearing, Dust had given Ginger the Iced Steel dagger that Kalyn had given him nearly a week ago — as much as everyone agreed that the woman’s throwing skills were something to be feared, Dust didn’t want his mother tagging along as she had insisted without something to defend herself at close range. Dust was still less than happy
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Reborn from Ashes: Chapter 21
Respite
Ginger had once more fallen asleep against the wall of Bopo’s tiny hut. The place really wasn’t built for a family of Mudpots, a fully grown Warmblood, a deity, and a sleeping teenage Warmblood all at the same time. Lady Tethys was keeping a vigilant eye on Dust and Fidget, who was still snoring softly on the boy’s chest as it rose and fell. She’d kicked around a few times, as had Dust on a couple of occasions — evidently, things hadn’t been going incredibly smoothly within Dust’s Soulscape. Lady Tethys could only hope that the two would wake up.
Ginger stirred and sat up slowly, massaging a stiff back and neck as she did so.
“Any sign of them waking up, my Lady?” she yawned. Lady Tethys shook her head, her aura a worried orange.
“Not yet…although they have calmed down in comparison to earlier,” she replied.
“I have sensed both the presence of Jin and Cassius’ souls returning,
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Reborn from Ashes: Chapter 20
The Souls of the Mithrarin
A comforting silence fell between the duo, broken only by the occasional hiccough. Eventually, Dust regained enough strength to stand, picking up his hat as he did so (Fidget made no complaint — in all honesty, she’d actually missed the hat) while Fidget began stretching her wings again. Still exhausted, the nimbat camped out on Dust’s shoulder.
“I’m sorry, Fidget…I really am,” Dust sighed, wiping the last of his tears away. “I had no idea… I didn’t realise how worried everyone was.”
“Why in Elysium do you think we wouldn’t be?” Fidget asked. “You’re more than just a hero, you know? You’re our friend.” Dust smiled in thanks — Fidget had been right. He really had gotten himself stuck in a rut. He was glad that he could count on her to snap him out of it. “Oh, and one more thing?”
“What?”
“You kn
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Reborn from Ashes: Chapter 19
The Soulscape
Fidget’s vision was fuzzy when she first opened her eyes, but she was confused to see that everything around her seemed to stay out of focus even when she was certain she’d shaken her head clear of any additional fog obtained from Lady Tethys putting her into a magical sleep. Her surroundings looked blurred, as if she was looking through a very thick heat-haze. It reminded her a little of the haze from the Everdawn Volcanoes, and that alone was enough to make her shudder.
“Okay, Fidget…you’re here now,” she muttered to herself. “No backing out. Let’s just find Dust and get out of here.” Fabulous. Less than ten seconds into this and she was already talking to herself. Looking around and examining her surroundings further, Fidget began to see that it felt eerily familiar. She then recognised it as the Glade.
“No wonder…” she murmured. “It’s where he first ever woke up…
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Reborn from Ashes: Chapter 18
Under Lock and Key
Ginger stirred wearily as the sound of hurried voices sounded outside the walls of Bopo’s home. Damp hair fell over her eyes as she sleepily lifted her head and rubbed sleep from her eyelids. Moments later, the door to the house opened and thing started getting a lot more cramped as the rest of the party (Ginger noticed that Taka, Kim, Jarin and Fidget looked particularly beat up) piled into the tiny house, accompanied by an ethereal, pale green being that Ginger knew without prompt to be Lady Tethys.
“Oh!” she exclaimed. “L…Lady Tethys?”
“That is me, child,” Lady Tethys greeted gently. Ginger tried pushing herself to her feet, despite how cramped her limbs had become. “Please, do not rise, my dear.”
“I’m sorry that I’m not better presented,” Ginger apologised, stifling a yawn as much as she could.
“Don’t worry, Ma’am,” Taka huffed sarcasticall
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Reborn from Ashes: Chapter 17
The Cirromon Caverns
It was Fidget who had led the way through the Caverns, having vaguely remembered the route she and Dust had taken fifteen years ago. She was also the one who had suggested entering the underground village of Mudpot one at a time — the locals, after all, weren’t the most social of types when it came to complete outsiders. Fidget, at the least, was known to the villagers (providing the ones she’d known before were still alive), and so she had the best chance out of the whole group of asking for a place to stay for the night. Entering Mudpot one at a time also reduced the chance of the group accidentally frightening the locals into distrusting them — as long as it didn’t seem like a full frontal attack, they stood a chance of a more hospitable stay.
“Come on…please tell me some people are still around…” Fidget muttered to herself as she flew over the low wall that surrounded the backyard of the fir
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Using HTML on deviantART

Hello!

Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking. :)
deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place? :dummy:
You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.

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I'm thinking of drawing some scenes from Reborn from Ashes, but which moment from the story so far would you like to see the most? 

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I need to raise some additional funds over the summer, so I've decided to formally open up commissions. All payments are to be made using PayPal, but send me a note via deviantART with details of what you would like. As a reminder, here are my prices and what I'm willing to draw:

Portrait/Waist Up:
- Sketch/Line Art: £2.50
- Block Colour: £3
- With Shading: £3.50

Full Body:
- Sketch/Line Art: £5
- Block Colour: £6.50
- With Shading: £8

Additional Characters at £1.50 each

What I'm Willing to Draw:
- Human Subjects
- Anthropomorphic, á la Dust: An Elysian Tail style
- Fan characters and OCs (please provide reference images and/or detailed description)
- Characters from existing franchises (again, please provide references)

What I am NOT Willing to Draw:
- Complicated Backgrounds
- NSFW content such as smut and excessive gore
- M rated content
- Complex Armour
- Mechs/Robots
- Animal subjects

If I do not feel comfortable with the terms set out by the commission request, I retain the right to refuse it.

I will be opening three slots at a time, which shall be posted and updated here:

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All payments to be made via PayPal to cessierose25@gmail.com
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Li, Village Wear
So, this is the first part of a project that I started well over a year ago. I love the Legend of Zelda series (I still need to get Breath of the Wild, that game looks freaking fantastic!) and one of the things I like doing is gender-switching Link and Zelda. I've done a few designs for them in the past, but this is the first time I've really put a lot of thought into their designs as well as a story for them.

This is the final version of my fem!Link's (Li, as I've called her) everyday wear before the call to heroism sounds. I say 'final version' because this particular project was a concept art experiment, so I'll post the concept sketches once I've finished uploading all of the final designs, so you guys can see what ideas were floating around in my head at the time.

As I said, I am developing a story for this gender-switch AU, and have been for a while, so here's a quick run down of Li's character. She's very outgoing and is nearly always moving – you'll be lucky to keep her still for more than a minute at a time. She has a very strong moral compass, and a headstrong but somewhat snarky personality, which becomes more apparent the more you get on her nerves. A lover of all things to do with music, Li is a keen flautist and dancer as well as a talented swordswoman for someone her age. Family comes above all else for Li, and while she's certainly brave enough to do anything in her power to keep them safe she has an unfortunate habit of crossing the line between courage and recklessness.

I have also opened up commissions: Commissions Now Open Follow the link to see my prices and how many slots I current have open.
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Shopping at the Merch...wait...



Dust couldn’t say that he was expecting to see a merchant’s tent at the foot of the Blackmoor Mountains, but he also couldn’t say that he wasn’t grateful to see it. The group’s food supplies were starting to run low now that Ash and Kim had joined the team, and Fidget wanted to see if anyone had any treasure keys at a discount. The last thing on Dust’s mind was treasure hunting, but if it stopped Fidget complaining he’d have a look.

“Been a while since I’ve seen one of these things,” Fidget remarked. “Don’t see Sereth doing the rounds as much nowadays.”

“Last I heard he’d set up a permanent shop somewhere,” Kim shrugged nonchalantly. “He sends people out now and then, but you don’t see the guy himself that often.”

“Mysterious as ever, huh?” Fidget remarked. Dust and already approached the tent, which Fidget quickly realised did not have any ‘glowing evil eyes of evil’ visible anywhere. A voice did rise from the shadows of the tent, however.

“Ah, welcome, travellers,” it said. It sounded female…and young. And like whoever was speaking was making a very poor attempt at making themselves sound older. “I had a feeling that we would…”

“WHAT IN ELYSIUM ARE YOU DOING HERE?!” Dust yelled. Ash and Kim jumped out of their skins while Fidget shrieked in shock. “And how’d you even get here before us?!”

Fidget squeaked when a familiar set of crimson eyes emerged from the shadows.

“Oh, come on,” Kalyn groaned. “You didn’t let me finish! I had a whole speech prepped and everything!”

“What in Nimh’s name are you doing out here, Kalyn?!” Fidget squeaked. Dust’s face had pulled itself into an irritated scowl. “And Dust’s right — how did you even know you were coming here? IT MAKES NO SENSE!”

“Look, just be glad I managed to find you guys in the first place,” Kalyn huffed. “The entire village now knows what you’re up to, and they just want to make sure you stay well stocked.” She poked her head out a little more and waved to the Moonbloods. “Hi, I’m Kalyn. I make sure that Dust doesn’t get himself killed.”

“Kalyn!” Dust squawked in protest.

“Ashelin,” Ash greeted, although she was as confused as anything.

“Kim…” Kim muttered, also confused.

“Look, I appreciate the sentiment, Kalyn, but it’s really too dangerous for you to be all the way out here right now!” Dust groaned. “And since when did your folks let you do something like this? Since when did Mordecai set up merchant stands?!”

“Okay, first off: Mom and Dad were fine with this provided I don’t cross the mountains,” Kalyn explained, rolling her eyes. “Second: technically, Mordecai doesn’t know about this and I’d like to keep it that way, As far as he’s concerned, I’m focusing on helping Mom, Dad, and the others right now.”

“And you say I need to be kept out of trouble,” Dust grumbled.

Third: like I said, someone needs to make sure you’re stocked up enough so that you don’t die,” Kalyn cut across insistently. Dust’s glare deepened.

“By. Elysium, Kalyn,” he huffed, emphasising each syllable. Kalyn shrugged with an irritatingly smug smirk on her face. Dust hated that he could never win an argument with her. She, on the other hand, loved it.

“So, what’ll it be?” she asked. “I’m selling this stuff for much less than Mordecai ever would.”

“Oh, come on! No freebies this time?” Fidget complained.

“Unfortunately, this country has such a thing called ‘an economy’,” Kalyn sighed. “So, sorry. No more freebies. But I still charge a decently low cost for high customer satisfaction,” she pointed out with a smile.

“Darn you and your business ethics,” Dust groaned. “Fine, what’ve you got?”




“KALYN! WE ARE IN THE DEPTHS OF CIRROMON CAVERNS!”

“I haven’t crossed the mountain range, I am well within my current economic-geographic restrictions.”


“THAT IS NOT THE POINT!”

“Need to stock up on Resurrection Stones? I’m holding a sale.”

“Oh, for the love of… I WAS IN A COMA! THAT IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!”




Dust couldn’t do anything else but glare at the tent in the Moonblood camp in Blackmoor Mountains. Sure enough, Kalyn was poking her head out, wrapped in a warm hood and mittens covering her hands.

“I’ve got some armour upgrades if you need ’em!” she grinned cheerily. “Courtesy of Haley and Matti — ’specially made for you guys.”

“I’m not even going to say anything,” Dust grumbled, his arms folded and his eyes narrowed. Kalyn sighed, a cloud of mist exiting her mouth as she did.

“I haven’t…”

“…crossed the mountain range, I get it,” Dust interrupted. “I give up with you.”

“Good, because I’d have to raise the prices of this stuff if you’d continued to argue.”

“I SWEAR BY ELYSIUM, KALYN!”

Dust was certain that if the upcoming battle didn’t do him in, then the aneurysm that Kalyn kept giving him whenever her little merchant tent appeared definitely would.

He’d long since given up asking how Kalyn kept appearing in the same locations the party were travelling to. Everyone agreed that by all accounts, it didn’t make sense.
Reborn from Ashes: Shopping at the Merch...wait...
Kalyn didn't have the biggest of roles in the main story, despite being Dust's childhood friend, so how could I not feature her in one of these episodes? I imagine Kalyn taking on Sereth's role as the merchant who gives Dust and the team supplies throughout their journey if this story took place in a game context, and I felt that this let her Mother Hen personality shine a little bit more. Dust gets an aneurysm every time they come across Kalyn on their travels, but in the end he gives up trying to persuade her to go back to Aurora.

Next time: Someone didn't learn the first time, and gets on the receiving end of one of Dust's pranks.

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    You've read the main story of how Sen-Mithrarin was reborn, and saved the kingdom of Falana once again with the help of allies both old and new. Now, find out what other adventures Dust and the other denizens of Falana got up to before, during and after saving the world from the Tyrant King.


A Blacksmith Comes to Town:



It wasn’t often that Dust helped out at the shop, but Mordecai was expecting a delivery that day and had asked Dust if he could lend a hand helping him and Kalyn take in the stock. With a playful warning from his mother to not get himself blacklisted, and a promise of pay for his work, Dust agreed.

“Thanks for helping out today, Dust,” Kalyn smiled when Dust arrived outside the shop promptly at the agreed time. “This really is a big help.”

“No problem,” Dust replied. “You know me — always happy to help.”

“Another thing you get from your mom,” Kalyn giggled, her only reply from Dust being his tongue poking out at her. “I’m kidding. But you both like helping people, though.”

“True,” Dust shrugged. “So, what’s the delivery today?”

“A blacksmith from Archers’ Pass is dropping by to restock our augments and rings supplies,” Kalyn explained. “Apparently she comes from a family of blacksmiths, though it’s just her and her brother running the place now.”

“You ever met the lady?” Dust asked.

“Uh…don’t think so?” Kalyn winced. “At least, I don’t think she’s come by since I started working here. Although Avgustin says she’s a nice girl — she’s apparently like a niece to him or something.”

Well, Avgustin was like an uncle to pretty much everyone, but if Avgustin thought someone was a good person then the general consensus in Aurora was that they could be trusted. Dust reckoned that this blacksmith must be nice if Avgustin of all people said so. Mordecai cam out to join the kids moments later.

“Ah, so glad to see you, Dust,” he greeted. “Miss Haley should be arriving any moment. Thank you again for your help.”

“Not at all, Mordecai,” Dust smiled with a playful salute. “Happy to help.”

“Hey! Mordecai!” a yell sounded. The trio turned to face down the street, spying a rabbit Warmblood with bright, peach-pink hair dragging a cart through Aurora. She wore dungarees over a light brown shirt, and her hair was tied back in a ponytail. Her eyes were kind and cheery, peeking out from a swept-back fringe.

That had to be Haley.

“Ah! Not a moment too soon, my dear,” Mordecai greeted. Dust and Kalyn smiled and waved as well as Haley pulled the cart to a stop. “I trust that this is everything?”

“Well, I’m not one to leave a customer unsatisfied so I jolly well hope so,” Haley laughed. “These your helpers for the day?” she asked, indicating the kids.

“Well, Kalyn is my official employee,” Mordecai explained. “Young Dust is just helping take this in.”

“Hiya!” Kalyn smiled.

“Nice to meet you, Miss,” Dust chimed in. Haley smiled as she greeted them back, but Dust could have sworn that her gaze lingered on him for a split second before she snapped out of a momentary trance.

“R-right back at you, kids,” she said. “Shouldn’t be anything too heavy in there — just take it through and I’ll sort out payment with your boss.”

“Got it!” the kids chorused as they got to work taking the stock through to the back room of Mordecai’s shop. As they did so, Mordecai began sorting out the money he owed Haley, who spoke to him in an undertone as Dust vanished inside.

“Mordecai…that’s never…is it…?” Haley whispered.

“According to Ms Ginger, yes,” Mordecai murmured back. “Although we’ve never said anything to him. We wouldn’t want to burden the boy with that.” Haley nodded in understanding.

“I see,” she said, just in time as Dust and Kalyn came back out to grab the rest of the stock. “Anyway, that’ll be what we agreed.”

“Of course,” Mordecai nodded, handing over a purse to Haley. The blacksmith weighed it quickly and, satisfied that it contained what she was expecting, tucked it into her pocket. Dust and Kalyn headed back indoors with the last of the stock from the cart.

“I can’t believe he’s actually been given another chance,” Haley remarked quietly. “I guess Fate really does work in mysterious ways.”

“Whatever the reason, it is good to have him back,” Mordecai replied. “He’s as helpful as ever, if a bit of a trickster when it suits him.” Haley chuckled just as Dust and Kalyn came back out again.

“Did we just miss a joke?” Kalyn smirked.

“Adult talk, kids,” Haley replied quickly. “Maybe when you’re older.” Dust and Kalyn both pouted, making expressions that were so close to identical that if it weren’t for the fact that one was a rabbit and the other was a fox Warmblood, Haley would have sworn they were related. Her laughter at their faces made them break into smiles fairly quickly, though.

“Is there anything else that needs doing?” Dust offered.

“No, no — you two got everything,” Haley smiled. “Don’t let your boss forget your earnings too.”

“I do not shirk paying wages where they are due!” Mordecai protested.

“I’m kidding, Mordecai, calm down,” Haley chuckled. She turned to face the kids, and once again her eyes settled on Dust. “Dust, right?”

“Yeah,” Dust nodded. Haley stayed quiet as if in thought for a second or two before speaking again.

“You know, you remind me a lot of an old friend,” she said. “I think you’ve got some great adventures ahead of you, kid.” Dust blinked in confusion for a moment.

“What makes you think that?” he asked.

“Oh, nothing much,” Haley shrugged. “Just a feeling I get from seeing you, is all.” She smiled and went to pick up her cart again, ready to head back to Archers’ Pass and back to her forge, where her younger brother, Matti, would be waiting. “Well, I’ll be seeing you guys around. That forge won’t be running full speed with just one person there.”

“Hope to see you soon, Haley!” Kalyn waved as Haley began heading back through Aurora towards Abadis Forest.

“Bye!” Dust called.

For a second, Haley was tempted to ask them to drop by the forge for a visit, but stopped herself at the last moment. This Dust, whether or not he had the spirit of the Dust she’d known before, had a new life ahead of him. Instead, she waved and turned her back away from the shop, focusing on her path home.

It was enough that Dust was living happily, and she would be ready to provide gear if ever he went on a new adventure.
Reborn from Ashes: A Blacksmith Comes to Town
Now that the main story of Reborn from Ashes is over, I thought that it was finally time to share with you guys some short stories and mini-adventures that take place before, during, and after the main story. These mini-episodes will involve the characters from the main story, as well as some that didn't quite make the cut; and the scenes themselves are deleted scenes and scenes that fitted more in a game context rather than a novel. If there are any scenes that you would like to see that perhaps weren't featured in the main story that you think may have happened offscreen, or if there are any pre- or post-adventure scenes you have ideas for, let me know and I may just add it to the collection.

The first short story marks the appearance of everyone's favourite blacksmith: Haley. I came up with this little episode after talking to PinkArtsy before she sadly deactivated her account (if you still visit this site as a guest, then I hope you are well and wish you all the best). She was asking about Haley, and at the time I said that I had originally planned for the gang to visit the blacksmith's in Archer's Pass to get some gear upgrades, but in the end that scene never happened during the course of writing Reborn from Ashes. If this story happened in a game, then the scene could have been worked into the script. However, because of this exchange, I wanted to figure out some way of getting Haley into the story somehow, and so this episode was written. Haley continues to run the blacksmith's in Archer's Pass and does regular business with Mordecai. One day, she drops by Aurora to deliver some new stock, and in doing so meets a young fox-Warmblood who, for some reason, seems incredibly familiar.

Next time: A familiar face keeps showing up during the team's travels.

Read Reborn from Ashes from the beginning: Prologue
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Hell Hath No Fury...
...Like a Mother Enraged.

More experiments in lighting and background and I have been wanting to draw this scene for WEEKS! This scene is from my Dust: An Elysian Tail fan fiction, Dust II: Reborn from Ashes, from Chapter 24. I'll avoid giving too many spoilers for those who may not have read it, but it is Ginger who is pictured here wielding the power of the Blade of Ahrah.
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I need to raise some additional funds over the summer, so I've decided to formally open up commissions. All payments are to be made using PayPal, but send me a note via deviantART with details of what you would like. As a reminder, here are my prices and what I'm willing to draw:

Portrait/Waist Up:
- Sketch/Line Art: £2.50
- Block Colour: £3
- With Shading: £3.50

Full Body:
- Sketch/Line Art: £5
- Block Colour: £6.50
- With Shading: £8

Additional Characters at £1.50 each

What I'm Willing to Draw:
- Human Subjects
- Anthropomorphic, á la Dust: An Elysian Tail style
- Fan characters and OCs (please provide reference images and/or detailed description)
- Characters from existing franchises (again, please provide references)

What I am NOT Willing to Draw:
- Complicated Backgrounds
- NSFW content such as smut and excessive gore
- M rated content
- Complex Armour
- Mechs/Robots
- Animal subjects

If I do not feel comfortable with the terms set out by the commission request, I retain the right to refuse it.

I will be opening three slots at a time, which shall be posted and updated here:

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All payments to be made via PayPal to cessierose25@gmail.com
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I've loved drawing for ages and have so much stuff I figured I needed to get it somewhere! Most people ask why I didn't take art for higher education - in truth, the type of art done isn't my thing (a lot of sculpture work and collages) plus I would rather do art as something I enjoy. In addition to art, I love reading, writing, listening to and playing music - I'll listen to most stuff if I like it.

As well as doing artwork, I write for fanfiction.net but I may post a few things on here as well (most likely crossovers with more than two categories such as The Big Four/Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons). I also cosplay from time to time, with my current costumes coming from Legend of Zelda and How to Train Your Dragon

Let me know if you want to see more of a certain type of work - hand-drawn, digital or literature. I'm open for suggestions.
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Barricade379 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
My condolences:tears:
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CessieRose25 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm assuming this is for what happened in Manchester. It's a truly awful thing to happen...my heart is with all of those who have been affected.
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Barricade379 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Indeed:(
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W1shmaker Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
i can't believe i met another fan of an Elysian tale, 
WATCHED <3 i hope we can chat sometime ^^
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CessieRose25 Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Always nice to meet another Elysian Tail fan :)
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W1shmaker Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
It's such an awesome game! i wish it was on the xbox one

wanna chat on facebook?
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CessieRose25 Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I only chat to people on Facebook that I know in real life rather than just over the Internet, I'm afraid. I hope that's alright.
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SweetKittyArtist1234 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist
This is a celery stick.  It is your baby.  Protect it with your life.
Why did I write this.
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RasenganLucario Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
Hey Cessie.

Don't know if you got around to it, but I got chapter 3 done.

rasenganlucario.deviantart.com…

Here you go! 
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CessieRose25 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! Just read and left a comment!
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