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Cassius - The Royal Assassin by Yula568 Cassius - The Royal Assassin by Yula568
Last portrait to Dust: An Elysian Tail.
Cassius is the last, and he was the hardest to draw, because his figure always stands in the shadows. The best source was the Steam Card about him and Jin (which is my background now on laptop ^^;)


Not much is known about the origins of Cassius, until he became the first Royal Assassin. The only fact, that he showed remarkable talent in swordfighting-skills. It is unknown, where he learned his fighting technique, but with it, he became the best swordsman in the land. He became close friend of General Gaius, and aided him in his campaign against the Moobbloods. His last success was the massacre in Zeplich village, where he personaly killed most of the villagers and hiding moonblood families. Here, he was confronted by a farmer-boy, Jin, who wanted to take vengeance for his parents. Cassius was sure, that the boy is unskilled and can't fight with him, so mocked him. His pride was his undoing, because Jin managed to mortally wound him, before Cassius killed him.
Cassius is fierce, brutal, and merciless. He is not afraid to kill even women and children, if they stand in the way of his success. His only goal is to get the job done, no matter the cost.
He is the "Dark-part" of Dust's soul.
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bale-storm Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cassius is a pretty interesting enigma and I like this portrayal of him, the red eyes would seem a bit over the top but then I think given that he's standing behind an inferno it's pretty fitting, especially given how steely-grey his fur is. He looks pretty grim in this though I for some reason would picture him with a wicked mocking smirk that but then I'd say this makes it seem more like he does on some level realize he's not doing the right thing and maybe even regrets it.
foxtwo0123 Aug 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Cassius- the royal assassin, whom had fallen at the hands of a child
I like to know who was the Child that killed Cassius.
foxtwo0123 Oct 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

Jin, Gingers brother.


what? Jin? but...he doesn't look like a child.
You should do Fidget now.  The world always needs more fidget.
Dang, good job. :)
ForerunnerConstruct Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your dust art! Its so crisp and clean and the colors are so vibrant and eye appealing!!
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