Having thought him killed in a deadly skirmish with a group of vampiric assassins sent by the lord Gearwulf, Princess Lyja Is obviously overjoyed to discover that the Paladin Lancer has survived and glomps him no doubt aggrivating the heavy wounds he suffered during the fight. This scene takes place in the middle of the Steam Era of my story where the greatest threat to world peace is the deadly Vampire Lord Gearwulf. I'm really pretty proud of the way this background came out (actually I think it came out better than the fore ground characters ^_^ ), it took many painstaking hours to complete this drawing as it took place during the time period where I was very buisey moving from England to Maryland. Lately I've been finding that each one of my drawings have been taking longer and longer to complete, well so long as the quality keeps going up I guess its cool... for now. OH! Almost forgot the cross on the moon? Thats a remnant of a ruin caused by a powerful high-tech weapon of mass destruction which released swarms of spectral phantoms into the world of our heros. Read my stories to learn more on the matter. ^_~ See the “Eve Of Battle” ? See the “Dusk Of Battle” ?