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Reckoner Octavia by Rhanite Reckoner Octavia by Rhanite
With a haunting requiem humming on the strings of her starmetal contrabass, Octavia exalts as a Chosen of Endings.

Saturn's Sidereals serve as the grim aspect of destiny and ensure that all endings occur at the proper time. The Chosen of Endings smoothed these from behind the scenes. They arranged funerals, ensured apples fell easily from the trees, killed diseases and saw negotiations ended appropriately in peace or in war.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 2010-2011 Lauren Faust (Studio B Productions, Hasbro Studios, The Hub )

Exalted 2006 White Wolf Publishing

Consequently, she marks the end of this round of My Little Exalted (At least from me). I have other crossovers and ideas I want to work on as well - and I don't want these to get too repeptitive for myself or you all.

There are still plenty of ideas on the list, and I will very likely complete them at some point, but that'll be another day.

Thanks for all the support, ideas and awesome comments! I hope you'll stay posted for more Pony silliness, jokes and intertextual references.

-Your faithful artist, Rhanite
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Silnev Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
interesting picture.
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Lollipopfop Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Intertextual fun! OH….can't wait for your next idea.
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Lollipopfop Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
This is great.
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CygnarGunmage Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Octavia is Best Reckoner.
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Rhanite Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed!
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AlaskanWyvern Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This set was pretty awesome, and I showed it to several of my college buds (many of us play or have played Exalted semi-religiously). One question though, why wasn't Octavia a (possibly rogue) Abyssal?
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool stuff!

To answer your question:
Octavia wasn't an abyssal because she isn't an antagonist, she shows up only very briefly (tied to why the Mane 6 are the only Solars so far), the whole "My purpose is to end the world" didn't quite seem right to me aaaand it was astutely suggested here that she'd make a good Reckoner... also an excuse to draw a reckoner. And I have plans for the abyssals already...
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Heratikus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Try an Amnesia crossover, pweeeeeeaaaaassse?
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... I'll have to research that... could be fun
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Heratikus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ooh, make Fluttershy into Daniel from the game. I think she'd fit in well.
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, might have to have a playthrough of that and see what I can think of. Haven't tried it yet.
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Recamen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
...I decided it'd be easier to add you to my Watch list rather than try to favorite a bunch of stuff. |D Though I'm not sure if these just automatically alert me if you do a new dA, or what, 'cuz I've never used these before. (This dA account I have is relatively new.)

Anyway, this could be the creepiest Octavia I've seen yet.
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm, I would think it'll alert you (relatively new to DA, but I'm assuming it works like other online galleries)

And yes, well... I can see how Reckoners would be creepy, with the purview of their jobs and all that...
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ardashir Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Octavia looks lovely like this. And it's a pity to hear that you're finished with this series; I was wondering if we'd see any Abyssal or Infernal MLP characters.

Hmm, given that Infernals are created from 'fallen' Solar Exalts, I wonder what Infernal versions of the Mane Six would look like?
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe thanks

I'm quite sure I'll complete a set of Abyssal Mane 6 at some point - allready have good ideas for them. But one joke at a time.
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ardashir Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Thanks for the response & the good news on 'My Little Abyssals'.
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Aubri Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Virtue: Temperance

Mmm, not so hot on this one. I think she looks a little too goth-slash-reaper-ish to me.
I like the saturn sound holes on the bass, though. :) The purple glow looks really cool on her, tool
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can respect that - her getup was one of the tougher ones to design for me - trying to combine somethign classical and elegant with a sense of forboding and entropy. Reckoners seem to have that look about them, from the reference art I've been able to find anyway.
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SaddlesoapOpera Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Such a perfect counterpart to Pinkie's Joybringer - truly a virtuoso performance! :D

Great job capturing the elegant yet ever-so-slightly macabre look that is the Saturnine trademark.
Also, SO COOL that the holes on the instrument are Signs of Saturn. SO. FREAKING. COOL.

Pity to hear about this series' hiatus, but this is indeed a highly a propos spot to End
on, and I can't say I'm too dejected, what with the other stuff you've hinted you're working on.

This crossover has sparked your viewers' imaginations to an incredible degree, and rightly so.

Once again, so very, very many props to you!
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly!

Well, as the Reckoners like to say, every ending is really just a transition into something new. I will gather up these props and use them wisely!
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Chojomeka1 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Will Big Mac get Exalted?
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybeperhaps
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jodyjm13 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Ending the first round of My Little Exalted on a high note! (Pun, as always, intentional.) I certainly look forward to when you resume the series, as you still have to do Celestia, Luna, and Spike, and I hope there's a way to work in Lyra, Bon Bon, and Snails.
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Forsooth! There are many puns to make yet!
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Trivial1888 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Excellent work here and for all of your Exalted crossovers. Sad for the delay, but understand the reason. I look forward to what you post in the future. Thank you.
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The show must go on ^^ Thank you for the kind words!
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Pilgrim12345 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
She looks awsome
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tomthefanboy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Oh wow, that's a lot of starmetal!

To be honest I don't remember that much about Octavia as a character.
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She appears for all of half-a-minute in Best Night Ever. The rest is pure conjecture and fan work - but someone on Equestria Daily asked if I would draw her, so this felt like a fitting conclusion for the time being.
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The404 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Would Screwball be a fair folk ?

Also, Octavia's motivation would be "Play a requiem to mourn this age's passing". She was a Bronze faction member until she heard the strings in the Loom of Fate sing of doom incoming. Now independent, she dedicates her time to prepare the gentlest transition, so that the turmoil may cease quickly.
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I wouldn't put it past Screwball...

And nice motivation, digging the backstory!
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Benyari Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Oh wow, you made my suggestion come out so very awesome! I am absolutely loving this! I feel like Hoity Toity viewing Rarity's true genius for the first time. Her elegantly detailed dress, the long cloak and scarf with ragged edges, and the gleaming starmetal contrabass with subtle artistry and astrologically signed F holes - splendid!

This backstory only makes it better, so thank you for fleshing out my idea further, The404. This made my evening.
(^.^)
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I live to serve ^^ it was a good suggestion!
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Noelia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
By far, the best in the My Little Exalted "series". Repeating myself again, but this -is- on a whole different level than the rest. I absolutely adore this. The concept, the illustration,the colours,everything! Fantastic work!
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm flattered!
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Draco-Aroace-the-1st Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Can i more info. there is not much here telling about the caste and how she fixs it like the others.
p.s. no more my little exalted, sad face
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Rhanite Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right! I almost forgot. Fixed and added a description.

And sure, its over now - but it'll be a nice suprise when suddenly they return eh?
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Draco-Aroace-the-1st Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
can wait
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