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THE LEGENDARY DRAKEN KNIGHTS AND THEIR DRAGONS

THE DRAKEN KNIGHTS and their fabled Dragons clearly comprise the most powerful quasi-religious institution in all Varzuun. The Drakens, for centuries, enforced the uneasy peace between the three great races. Now all but a remnant, the Drakens and their dragons once protected all Varzuun against the Abominations..

THE FAR-FAMED DRAGONS OF VARZUUN: Ridden by the Draken Knights, who, for centuries, enforced the uneasy peace between the three great races. Now all but a remnant, the Draken and their dragons once protected all Varzuun against the dreaded Abominations, smollek and smeddeg hordes, and other threats.

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⬆ COSTUME STUDY FOR DRAKEN ASCENDANT
Digital (Photoshop™), 2020

Costume studies are used in theatre and film to illustrate front and rear views of the clothing, costume or armor a character will be wearing.

For Draven, being a Draken knight is more than just being a great fighter; A devout servant of A-nak, and having been mentored by Flavius, Draven always starts and ends his day in prayer, kneeling before the altar of A-nak.
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THE GREAT SWORD OF
THE DRAKEN KNIGHTS


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THE DUELLING DAGGER
OF THE
DRAKEN KNIGHTS



THE DRAKEN AND DRAGON
OF PROPHECY?

DRAVEN VALENCOURT AND HIS DRAGON KORVALIS: The legendary striped dragon foretold by the ancient prophecies of Varzuun, Korvalis is ridden by the young Draken Knight Draven Valencourt, formerly squire to the knight Flavius Franciscus. Will Draven and Korvalis restore the Draken Knights to their former glory?

KORVALIS: Originally squire to the knight Flavius Franciscus, the young Draken Knight Draven Valencourt is the wyr'der (contraction of Wyrm Rider) of the magnificent Korvalis. Korvalis may be the dragon of an ancient prophecy, as he is the only known dragon with a striped pattern, hinted in that prophecy.

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⬆ THE DEEPEST BOND: DRAKEN & DRAGON
DRAVEN AND KORVALIS --- Digital (Photoshop™), 2021

The bond between Draken and dragon is not a telepathic or psionic link, but rather a spiritual bond. The wyrm cannot sense the wyr'der's thoughts, nor can the the Draken mentally command his dragon. The communication is more one of simple empathy: One gets a feeling of the other's state or intent. This does allow a limited functioning as if the two are one.
 
IS THE SUN SETTING ON
THE DRAKEN KNIGHTS?
Digital (Blender™), 2011

Draken Twilight


Have the Drakens become a moribund order? Over the centuries, the drakens have grow fat off taxes. Complacency, arrogance, and apathy have led to their dwindling numbers and fall from popularity. Their once-great image as the defenders of all Varzuun has given way to an image of pride and self-righteousness. With the rise of other orders such as the justiciars, can the Drakens right their foundering ship and regain their former glory?
DRAVEN (Detail from
Draven Visits the Temple of St Dharmuzz)
Acrylic on Canvasboard, 2003

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Bows and crossbows are the prime weapons of the Draken Knights, as they can shoot targets from the air, but when on land, they use the Dragonsword. It has an extended handle, meant for use against very large monsters, and a long serrated blade for the intimidation factor. The Drakodirk is solely for use in duels, against anyone who would dare challenge the authority of the Draken Knight, including, if necessary, another Draken.
ADVANTAGE LOST?
END OF AN ERA?
Digital (Photoshop™), 2021

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Flying into combat on the backs of fire-breathing dragons gave these once-gallant warriors an insurmountable advantage over even the most terrifying of the Abominations, but when valour and lofty ideals give way to complacency, arrogance, and apathy, even the most virtuous of orders can fall from grace and become moribund. Can a new draken, born of prophecy, come along and revive their legendary glory?

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