Leander attempting to keep up with Lorough during his morning job, a drawn by Cherimsy. It’s been awhile since artwork has been posted!
Lorough, Leander and Rykiel hanging out, as drawn by Rikaida.
I really adore the look of this one. It looks like Leander as a toddler has worn Rykiel out. It’s always nice to have stuff of Leander from before he turned seventeen. It also shows Lorough as a young man.
Rykiel, Leander and Lorough hanging out at Lorough’s home, as drawn by Landersova. Leander as a child, attempting to scare Rykiel from behind the couch with a giant, plush bird.
Leander, Ellora, Deckard and Lorough chibis, as drawn by Chrecand.
Rykiel and Lorough, as drawn by Skylark1218. Given that these two are good friends I thought it needed to be fixed that they didn’t have any pictures together yet.
Lorough, as drawn by Tenshimanga.
Different cultures have personal space bubbles. In Nagdecht, physical proximity is a large indicator of how close two people are mentally because physically touching is considered important to bonding.
For that reason it’s not unusual for Leander to have a lot of physical contact with his dad. It can come in many forms; from hugging, to sleeping next to each other to wrestling. Leander’s desire to be close to his father is seen as a good thing and an indication that they have a strong relationship.
In the same way, how people physically interact is usually an indicator of the type of relationship they have.
Where people are placed in relation to other people is also a symbol of how important they are. In Nagdecht’s castle, the king and the two generals sleep on the top floor, putting them above everyone else. General Glaive’s personal soldiers sleep just one floor below them; clear evidence to the rest of the kingdom that they’re the most highly ranked of all the troops, even if they have no official titles declaring it so.
Leander and Lorough have a highly unusual setup in their house. While Lorough sleeps in the basement, Leander sleeps on the second floor.
(Sketch drawn by Lylith.)
A picture of Lorough, a 9 year old Leander and Rykiel, as drawn by Junsu.Rykiel wasn’t mentioned in the first book but he’ll appear in the second book.