“The air was so cold, so sharp in her lungs… The hills so empty and dead, as if they were in their deepest sleep. Snow fell and melted gently on her soft, cold skin. Frozen grass broke under her feet, and every step she took lead her further and further away from the boarders. In her mind her dead fathers word repeated itself again and again: never cross the woods after midday. Never after midday… But today there was something unusual in the air. Something wrong. She saw it in the eyes of her falcons too. Their eyes were wild and filled with tension, and they knew what was wrong. She just had to walk on. …And just then, when she had climbed the last dying hill, she saw it. Her heart stopped.
Her breath became like ice, and she knew she could never ever go back again…”
Art by Sandra Steffensen
[ Image: A pale skinned woman with long brown hair wearing sandals and a white tabbard with a distinctly Greecian air. She is crouched with a drawn dagger in her hand, and a bow and quiver of arrow slung over her back. ]
Artemis Moon by anathemasremedy
[ Image: A drawing of DC Comics character Donna Troy, a aple skinned woman with long dark hair. She wears a sleeveless black unitard with an asymmetrical red frontpiece that matches her knee-high red boots. A silver metal vambrace and matching armoured sleeve cover her right arm, while a tribal style tattoo decorates her left shoulder. In her hand is an exotic curved sword. ]
[ Image: A light skinned woman with short dark hair whose appearance suggests ancestory derived from the one of the indigineous peoples of the Americas. She is dressed in a predominantly standard western fantasy style — leather armour over leather clothes — though there are elements such as the banded mail and the curved sword on her hip that suggest a Japanese influence. ]
An illustration by Eric Belisle of the Pathfinder RPG character Kagur Blacklion