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Raven Mocker by Ashere Raven Mocker by Ashere
The Kalona Ayeliski is the most feared of the Anisgina, a witch-thing of bottomless malevolence and terrible power. Devourer of the dead and the dying, it steals breath and life to prolong its own terrible existence. Only those with strong magic or pure heart can kill a Kalona Ayelisk, should they see its true face. It goes masked and cloaked, in the form of a terrible raven, for fear of being seen, and even recognized it takes seven days to die.

Those who take ill in the mountains of North Carolina soon learn to fear its mocking, cawing scream.....
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Third of the Appalachian Nightmares series.
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:icongeekspace:
Loving the sense of odd, amorphous menace this spooky sucker exudes-not to mention the seamless blend 'tween wings and 'cloak'. That starfield also makes for a most interesting backdrop.

Oddly enough, this is one Amerindian haunt I'd actually spied in the pages of New Moon, an Old West-based comic series starring a lycanthropic gunslinger. 'Course, that Mocker was rather more humanoid (and hence less memorably eerie) than your rendition.
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:iconkitwhitham:
Scary, yet oddly beautiful. Well done!
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:iconcodyvburkett:
CodyVBurkett Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More seriously, I do like the sense of malevolance and spookyness here. Well done.
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CodyVBurkett Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was looking for nightmare fuel tonight. Thank you. :-)

(Serously. It will be better than the three night stretch that I've been dreaming of being attacked by Azdharchids and swallowed whole.)
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