Elven King’s Blade Creature Feature: Storm Maiden

Raythe says,

One of the things I’ve always loved about fantasy books is the monsters! To me, beyond the beautiful elves and the magic and the setting, my catnip is the ability to create, essentially, a Monster Manual for the world.  A few weeks ago, you guys helped create some of these monsters for the gay epic fantasy romance, The Elven King’s Blade, and Mathia Arkoniel is now painting them for us!

Mathia picked two of your creations, but decided to paint first one of the established monsters … the STORM MAIDEN!

A Storm Maiden

Storm Maidens appear at first like lovely young girls dressed all in white during violent storms, but if you happen to look at them when the lightning strikes you can see the skull beneath the skin and realize that they are monsters.  It is unclear whether they bring storms or just appear during existing ones and cause the storms to build into monstrous proportions.  

Imagine being stalked by one of these in the dark woods with a blinding storm all around you?  One touch from their fingers and electricity streaks through you, killing you.

Yeah …

So tell me what you think of this beauty here and expect more of the monsters, including yours, coming up!

10 Responses to Elven King’s Blade Creature Feature: Storm Maiden

  1. Ipodpixie May 27, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    That’s really amazing. I can imagine the flash of light and the smell of ozone then looking over and seeing that creature stalking you – bbbrrrrrrrr creepy stuff!

    • Raythe May 27, 2018 at 5:42 pm #

      Yeah, seriously, seeing HER in the dark would be absolutely terrifying!

  2. Jack May 27, 2018 at 6:13 pm #

    So awesome! Well done Mathia!

    • Jack May 27, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

      I can’t enlarge the picture on my phone, so I got on my computer just to see the detail on the dress! Very nice!

      • Ais May 27, 2018 at 6:26 pm #

        Try opening the image in a new tab, usually works unless the site is specifically set to block you from doing so.

  3. Ais May 27, 2018 at 6:27 pm #

    Awesome image and yeah, I agree, totally creepy to think of running into her during a nasty storm.

  4. smint45 May 27, 2018 at 8:53 pm #

    very creepy!!! I love it!!! Thank you for the awesome illustration Mathia!!!!

  5. Topaz111111 May 28, 2018 at 12:30 am #

    Very nice. Very nice. I wish I had hair that nice.

  6. Brittany May 28, 2018 at 2:35 am #

    Lovely work as always, Mathia. It’s similar to what I had already imagined, but with your own personal style as well. Terrifying and creepy despite its seemingly benign appearance at first, definitely not something I ever want to go up against.

  7. Azure Headlands May 28, 2018 at 11:20 pm #

    That’s a great image but I thought storm maidens were white hair and white clothes like how you described in the last chapter how Aethaden’s mom reminded him of a storm maiden…

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