Lora is the Guardian of the Forest of Shadows and a true immortal. She is not only ageless, but she is incapable of dying in any mortal sense. For hundreds of years, she has watched over her forest and the pathways within it, resigned to the fact that she would watch everyone she cared for fade out of her life over time. One day, however, a chance encounter brought her together with a creature named Gore--a 9-foot, 600 pound ogre, and another True Immortal. Gore was the first creature to enter Lora's life who understood the burden of being unable to die, the importance of living with a purpose, and the simple balance and beauty of Nature. Their romance truly began to blossom when Gore stumbled across Lora practicing her sword fighting, and he realized that the delicate Forest Guardian was not as fragile as she first appeared. Gore, however, was convinced that the beautiful Guardian would have no interest in a creature like him, and it took much coaxing on Lora's part to convince him otherwise.The original picture is approximately 14 x 16 inches, in watercolor. I had to photograph it rather than scanning it because of its size and problems with the scanner.