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DAO: The Blight Is Over by rooster82 DAO: The Blight Is Over by rooster82
"In war, victory.
In peace, vigilance.
In death, sacrifice."
- Grey Warden motto

YAY, last fan art of the year. Happy 2010 Everybody!

Would like to have spent more time on this, but I had to finish it while I still had some free time left. Oh, Dragon Age has turned me into a bleeding romantic. *sniff*

Feel free to share/download and spread the Dragon Age love! May 2010 be filled with awesome Bioware games. :D

Tis' is fan art of Bioware's Dragon Age: Origins.

Check out the sketch here: [link]
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kirina-clark Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
I have ... no words to describe this... fantastic but sort of sad
FluffyWolfLove Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Filmographer
:0 *gasp* WHA-WHAT
Mdwelpis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Whoa. The rose is dying, right? That's....
ThiaPhine Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
omg the rose.... oh noz :(   always hate the sacrifice... I'm always like...fine! take my man for a night Morrigan...but I'lll never think about it again xD 
HanasBionicScarf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student
RobynTheWolfGirl Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist

wow, I love your work. how do you get inspiration for all this? please let me know, i'm facing serious artist's block.


LostUnknownHero Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The artwork is wonderful - although sad :( But that's not what really hit me. It was the rose most of all... D:
Caitala Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww! this so wonderful! But the more i stare at it, it makes me want to cry! Waaaah! Heart 
MKn1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTFUL ! but at the same time it makes me cry :) Great Job ;D
FlemethAlenkoTherin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is beautiful... ;_; but now I'm reliving all the feels after my warden died... They have a mod for the funeral that's fairly amazing, but kind of makes you cry... just a bit...
CHatterBOx010 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really beautiful. i reallly love the rose in the wardens hand. this is amazing. :love:
MsKillerwolf Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Im just here to say i view you picture and the awesomeness crashed my computer so i had to take it to the shop to get it fixed. i would have left a comment yesterday but yeah. :iconfacepalmplz:

Awesome pic to.
SplashOfStars Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture. It is so beautiful and well done. I love all of your pictures keep up the good work. ;)
LovelyMissWriter Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Really Beautiful <3
KingdomHeartsDreams Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
It's sad that to end the Blight someone must die.
Raven0204 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist
It's a beautiful drawn! LOVE IT LOVE IT^^
ApolloNight Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
love this. Tryed really hard to get my Wardan killed with Alisatir in the party when fighting the Archdemon... pretty sure its imposable as he alsywas gives the killing blow.
lalaquen Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
This is just simply amazing. I have, unfortunately, nothing more constructive to offer. The colouring, the posing and expression(s). Just lovely and sad. And the rose is such a beautiful, bittersweet touch.
IceQueenofMitera Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Alistair looks pissed and grief stricken at the same time

So Beautiful!

HorseGirl27 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
I will not cry. I will not cry. I will...I'm crying! Amazing artwork.
DarkMage6 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I love me some Dragon Age, and though I like Alistair. . .Zevran's the Rogue that swept in and stole my heart. (and ruined me for ever!!!!! >.>) Alistair is cute and sweet, but I always hated his standards, and how easily he was pushed around.
I can almost imagine the events leading up to this:
-Alistair made King-
-Alistair breaks up with girl because she's a mage-
-Either Girl says no to ritual, or Alistair just refused because its Morrigan (I blame this one Alistair though)-
-Girl either leaves Alistair at gate/or makes sure that she is closest to the dragon for killing blow-
And. . . Alistair carries her down from Fort Drakon, that exact look in his eyes, because he KNOWS that he is responsible for her death, the woman he loved.
Douche. . .

I will admit to purposely leaving Alistair at the gate when my character ran off to slay the Arch Demon, and then I yelled and cursed at him during my characters funeral, so I felt better. Jerk.
Melschmell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Actually, (here are some littlish spoilers here so don't read on if you don't want any concerning Alistair)
-Alistair will want to refuse Morrigan's offer mainly because he is worried her Old God Baby will somehow be harmful to Fereldan or Thedas, not only because it is Morrigan he has to *ahem* with, but you can still persuade him to.
-Also if you are in a relationship and don't leave him at the gate it is impossible to take the killing blow if you haven't done the ritual with Morrigan. He won't let you do it and instead takes the sacrifices himself in your place, even as king.
-Its true however that, unless he's hardened, he'll break up with you after he becomes king (regardless of origin)
DarkMage6 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Oh, I know all of this. I've played Origins over a hundred times it seems. lol The only real time that I died (and not by choice) is when I decided to take another way into trying to convince Alistair to say yes, instead of my normal Rogue-y ways. He said no, I made him suffer my loss. lol
Melschmell Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Lol okay fair enough then!!
YakuKikyo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
This brings memories back... .....Bad memories ? ^^'
biowarechick Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Gives me shivers just looking at it!!!
i-like-pie-314 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
I tear up just thinking about that scene. This is so beautifully done.
Comic-Ninja-Whoot Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
NO! You are sad. The expressions... and the hair... and the fire... and Ali's eyes... And THE ROSE!!!! Very sad and very well done.
Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Actually the motto gos like this...
"In Peace, Vigilance In War, Victory In Death, Sacrifice"
Thats how the motto goes.
Sorry for the correction.
But still this is awesome.
Sithis666 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sad, yet beautiful :( that reminds me of nara, however, i could not imagine her wearing robes XD is it her? :o haha XD and poor alistair! :(
rooster82 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Inspired by my mage playthrough. Drawn before the comic. :)
Sithis666 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aah i see :) you never know :p ^^
MasterMuffins Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
I LOVELVOELOVE it! not only is it beautifully drawn, but you (I) can feel the Alistair's emotions
Poor Alli :(. BUT this is soo great!
GLAD0Sisaspy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Writer
Wow...this renders me speachless...this is just inspireing...The Rose (nice touch btw), the look, her pose...A friend of mine showed me this song ([link]) a few days ago....I think it is very...Apropriate....Great Job like always...Keep it up
wannabuyabun Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
It made me so sad. I love Alistair's expression.
Glasslight Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Just beautiful! -sniffles-
CelticDragon0 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
O_O Whoa...awesome!
FullIronalchemist Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
This is very well drawn.
MissBlueJay Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I'm in love with this pic, it's so sad x_x BUT SO ROMANTIC!
sweetheart1313 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
now what he needs is a rose in his teeth lol, jk this is beautiful!
Angelface90210 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I love this I wish this could have been in the game
Queenofreikai Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
So adorable...and yet so sad. 10/10~!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feena-c Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't even played DA:O and I'm a huge Alistair fangirl. This is gorgeous, so tragic.
This is why I can't play this game, no way am I doing the dark ritual, but no way do I want this ending either!
SapphireT1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
"Oh, Dragon Age has turned me into a bleeding romantic. *sniff*"-rooster82
same here... i love your art.
Luthalian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
im a guy and it turned me into a romantic to... ugh damn you Bioware!
Addira Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she's a dead one aint she?
Great job on the colouring
LoZCollector Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:O Day-UM! Alistair... Holy crow, he looks bad-ass! Oh, uh, the warden's just out cold from exhaustion, right? Right? D:
Mahariel13 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student General Artist
i love Alistair's expression in this picture. Excellent
Ramzes9999 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
So I believe you sacrifice your Warden? It's sad to say, but your Nara and my Zubei didn't have much in common. You created noble elvish redeemer. It's quite opposite to my blood mage and malificar Warden :)
AurorasTears Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh goodness. This is so ... just so sad. She is beautiful. And he looks so strong, but it's also a look of resignation.
I love that she has the rose in her hand.
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