Talon has now spent a number of months in the Northeast, attending to the people of Halta and researching Manse construction. However, he has forgotten his filial duties to his family, and his mother is not pleased. Neither, it would seem, is Talon's erstwhile fiancée, the Dragon-Blooded Lady Peleps Valora. A student at the Heptagram, Valora is already an accomplished sorceress, and strong-willed to boot. She has travelled East, following disquieting rumours about her husband-to-be, and she finally found him in Chanta, capital of the Haltan Kingdom. Taken completely aback by the appearance of his future bride, Talon backpedalled as best he could, making a humbe offering of tea and stammering obiesences and niceties while he tried to find a way out of this tight little corner. At least she doesn't know that he's Solar Anathema... yet. I had a blast doing this one. I've always drawn Talon as such a gruff, serious fellow. Seeing him here suddenly timid and nervous here is an entertaining change. I enjoyed doing Valora as well. I think I was able to capture her Dragon-Blooded aloofness and disdain perfectly. The kimono was fun to do, too. Pencils on Mead Acadèmie. Colored in Photoshop.