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Chandrian by Sir-Heartsalot Chandrian by Sir-Heartsalot
What's their plan? Spoilers below.


So. The Chandrian, from Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles are deviously mysterious. I like to nickname them, "The Clandestriane". By their very nature they do not wish to be described or named or, have any involvement with anything really. And yet they are evil so we are led to believe. Anyway, my depiction comes from this poem about them in Wise Man's Fear.

"Cyphus bears the blue flame.

Stercus is in thrall of iron.

Ferule chill and dark of eye.

Usnea lives in nothing but decay.

Grey Dalcenti never speaks.

Pale Alenta brings the blight.

Last there is the lord of the seven:

Hated. Hopeless. Sleepless. Sane.

Alaxel bears the shadow's hame."


Cyphus bears the blue flame is pretty cut and dry, he must have been a wizard of some sort. Stercus is in thrall of iron made me think of someone trapped in armor, or maybe like the man-in-the-iron-mask. I think Ferule or, Cinder as we know him better is most definitely a fae of some kind.

Grey Delcanti never speaks, now stay with me for this one. Who do we know that never speaks. Adem, right? And Adem masters wear white, which over time might become grey. Right? That was basically my angle. I work with what you give me Rothfuss. Pale Alenta brings the blight, and Usnea lives in nothing but decay to me kind of invokes the same mental image, so I had a hard time coming up with a difference. So there really isn't one.

And yeah there's Haliax bearing the shadow's hame. Hame it up man, bear the shit out of that hame. Gonna call you Corey Hame from now on.

Also I threw Kvothe in there for fun, and even though the Chandrian are the bad guys of the series I decided to put Kvothe's real nemesis Ambrose. See if you can spot him.

The worst part about this is sooner or later we will know what the rest of the Chandrian look like and I will be dead wrong about all of them. I took this as an opportunity to be creative and draw "just heads" as I like to refer to unfinished drawings.
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Alpha-Xis Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Wait, Haliax? But, isn't he Lanre? Or perhaps he was once Lanre and became Encanis? Who Tehlu then slew and then became Haliax of the Chandrian? 
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I don't think any of it has been confirmed yet
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Alpha-Xis Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
WHAT'S THEIR PLAN!? 
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TroutMaskBen Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
This is brilliant... I hope Rothfuss inspires himself (at least a little bit) from this drawing. I love your idea for Grey Dalcenti.
Also your Ambrose lol... Amazing
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Thanks! I had to interpret a lot, except for Ambrose. This is as accurately as he is described, I believe.
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Hastur66 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Looks like an interesting series! I must needs borrow it at the library!
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Cozur Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
So finished the two Kingkiller Chronicle books a couple weeks ago. Read ASOIAF, First Law, Locke Lamora, Kingkiller Chronicle and Wheel of Time books, can you recommend anything else? Trying to get into Brandon Sandersons "Mistborn" but not really catching me.
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
You should read his newer series, the second one just came out. Start with Way of Kings, the second is called Words of Radiance. I think you'll be more into it it's not as drab as Mistborn. If you just aren't a Fanderson of Sanderson, which, I can definitely understand. He loves rules...sometimes I don't like rules. Anyway try Brent Weeks, he is also pretty rough around the edges but he's funny and his ideas are pretty unique. I like the Lightbringer series more than the Night Angel. Night Angel trilogy has flavors of Locke Lamora only with way more magic and way more killing. Lightbringer is kind of it's own wacky thing about color wizards but swallow the pill of the premise and it has some interesting history and the world is pretty cool.
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Cozur Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Thanks man, I'll finish the first Mistborn book and then try his new series. I liked what he did with Wheel of Time.
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Dallythewop Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
This is great!

I always imagined Cinder with a more malicious, manic smile but, hey, that's just me. Keep up the great work!
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
To each his own! But thanks!
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Cinder-Chandrian Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have never knew that Ambrose looks like that haha. That gaves him another plus for being a creep.
Rothfuss gives a little but you worked great with what he gave. Kvothe...you perfect boy...
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Ambrose is the real star, as far as I'm concerned.
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Cinder-Chandrian Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He is shining bright, that's for sure.
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PurpleKipper Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
The Iron's bane means that he's the one that causes the iron to rust when they show up. So he couldn't wear a mask of iron, as it would fall apart, but other than that, I think it's pretty fantastic. :).
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Where does the phrase "Iron's bane" appear?
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paleothea Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Artist
to be scrolling through your grmm art and find this....my heart skipped a beat. I love this!
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
you know I read others!
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paleothea Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Artist
It just reaffirms your place in my heart
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BrightsideSuicide Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Took me a long minute to realize your Ambrose down at the bottom wasn't supposed to be one of the Chandrian. That was a good laugh. Very good eye for creation on your part.
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Haha thanks. Yeah this image sort of requires a description.
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TerryTatcher Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I want this as a poster.... so hard.
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
That's flattering!
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Corade Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Puf, fav again. I think you're the first and the only person who have drawn the Chandrian. And is curious how did you drew Ambrose hahaha. My version is completely different xD anyway, it's funny and interesting, and I like it.

Greets, Corade.
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Haha, Ambrose is basically Snidely Whiplash from Dudley Doo-right. [link]

I love your Ambrose actually. I'd love to see your interpretation of the Chandrian as well. Or better still, Tempi!
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Corade Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
HA!! I did not realise that! Well played, man.. xD

And thanks. I wanna play more with my jackass and keep designing the rest of the characters... bcause really, it's a shame don't see any good drawing about Abenthy, Kvothe parents, the Eolian, or, yeah, Tempi... and oh FUCK SHIT, I'm still in love with your Chandrian! It will be hard to draw them without being influenced by your drawing! :iconcryingrainbowsplz:

Greets, Corade
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Haha don't be too influenced. They most likely will look NOTHING like any of these.

Abenthy, wow forgot about him. Hmm. I'll have to reread it.
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Corade Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I already designed him... fufufuufuf :iconheeplz:
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Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
The book is very entertaining, although Kvothe is an utter idiot when it comes about women.

Chandrians look awesome.
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Not just women but, money, and Ambrose!
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Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Oh and this too.
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jadedatmidnight Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Nice!!! Great take on "characters" who haven't been given a huge amount of detail! I love Rothfuss as well. I've had a hard time explaining why his books are so good to others because they aren't ripe with gore and bloodshed or incest and intrigue so much...but I couldn't stop turning the pages and wanting more. Very cool that you created this!
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Haha well, I wouldn't go so far as to say I "love" Rothfuss. There's actually plenty about the Kingkiller Chronicles that I find insufferable. The birds Kvothe? Really? You found out about the Chandrian but please, tell me more about the birds the butler replaced. This must be chronicled. This is why I went to chronicling school.

However, he spins a good yarn that's for sure. I am very excited to see where it goes from here.
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jadedatmidnight Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
He throws in the mundane with the...slightly less mundane but with a flair. That's what I was getting at. I can't explain him. He can pull you in if even describing a Fey fart if he wanted, it seems.
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
That is true. He certainly has plenty of mundane to add flair to. I mean I get that the whole point is like the true story of a hero and it's not as glamorous as it might seem but...sometimes it's a little too unglamorous. And I hate how Kvothe complains about his situation when he is set for life!
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jadedatmidnight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Who are you reading now?
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Daniel Abraham. I just finished uhhhhh the King's Blood from the Dagger and the Coin series. Waiting for the third one to come out.
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honeymoonsun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really cool :D
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Katomaster Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent interpretation!
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thanks! It's all interpretation as far as these guys are concerned.
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Katomaster Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, hope to know more of them in the third book!
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Celtilia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
WOW this is very original and cool, love all the designs!!! I hope in the book they looks like in your drawing! <33
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I'd be surprised haha! But thank you!
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Waechter-mv Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Love it!!!! Please link this to Pat!!!!!!!
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Thank you!
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Waechter-mv Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Love this!! Please link this to Pat!!
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Ramsay-Bolton Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Kvothe looks disturbed...too much Chandrian at once?
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
That's why they travel in a pack!
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Stelkur Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student
Whuuuut? You like the kingkiller trilogy? :D
So still go on, there are tooo few pictures of Kvothe on DA...
I like how the chandrian came out...
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Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I certainly "like" it!
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