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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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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
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.
Hastur66 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Looks like an interesting series! I must needs borrow it at the library!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
To each his own! But thanks!
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. perfect boy...
Sir-Heartsalot Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Ambrose is the real star, as far as I'm concerned.
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