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The Virtuous Lily by Hyacinthley The Virtuous Lily by Hyacinthley
There once was a sister superior of the Order of Our Martyred Lady holding a village's gate against a seemingly unending tide of chaos cultists. Having fought bravely for an entire day and night, she eventually fell to her knees and died, not without having slain every single foe.
When her sisters finally found her, they buried her in the centre of the village she had saved. When the next spring had arrived, a single purple lily had grown on her grave and was proclaimed a sign of the Emperor and her former squad decided to found the Order of the Virtuous Lily to honour her courage and her sacrifice.
The village later became the capital of the chapter's homeworld. Since then, for nearly six millennia, the flower had appeared every spring.

Hope you like it. :)


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:iconlordofthememes:
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
cool
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Beretta249 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
D'awww, heroism _isn't_ Heresy, at least sometimes...
Quite touching.
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CadianHonor Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do not mourn, for she is with the Emperor. Great job!
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:iconlordsia:
LordSia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Lovely. Just the right mix of tragedy and triumph.
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emprahsque23 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Is the local church highly corrupt and using her for money
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:iconhyacinthley:
Hyacinthley Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Good question, I'll think about that. :)
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SinnerBeta Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Not sure if the Rosarius should bend that way.
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:iconthatfoxfacedbastard:
thatfoxfacedbastard Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you shaded this. . . IT's amazing.
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:iconhyacinthley:
Hyacinthley Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Thank you so much!
I enjoyed drawing this and it's one of my favourite pieces.
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:iconthatfoxfacedbastard:
thatfoxfacedbastard Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BAttle sisters are really fun to draw ^^;
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:iconreinoutjansen:
ReinoutJansen Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing piece of work.. I'm actually dumbfounded...
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Angryspacecrab Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
cool love the detail
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:iconmandalore13:
Mandalore13 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Not only is the picture-angle perfect, but the composition of it as well. The story held in the comment really ties it all together. You should be very proud - this is beautiful work.

-Mandalore
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ShadowShogun50 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconmishai:
Mishai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) +devwatch

great picture:)
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GuiltyFlare Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
May the emperor guard her soul, she died a warrior's death.
nice pic
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:iconmisterscourge:
MisterScourge Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She inspires me.
Emperor protects her; may she rest in peace.

And of course, nice work. :D
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MisterScourge Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She inspires me.
Emperor protects her; may she rest in peace.

And of course, nice work. :D
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WarInHeaven Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
holly **** i knew you could make detailed drawings, but you really outdid yourself with this one. love every little thing about it.
story is a bid sad, but i'm a fan of heroic sacrifices

so yes, me like :heart:
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Hyacinthley Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Thank you so much for this nice compliment! >//<
I like it, too - there is so much emotion in her face, it even makes ME feel sad.
Glad you like it!
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sickoleman Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Nice background
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DJBriedis Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great picture and story. Planning to color it in?
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:iconhyacinthley:
Hyacinthley Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Thanks a lot!
As it is pencil drawn, I'd rather not color it. Maybe digitally, but I'm not sure about it yet.
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CadianConcript Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Poor Lily, lays down defeated. War is hell... Beautiful but sad.
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:iconnachomon:
NachoMon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
So beautiful and emotive! Nice!
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:iconhadowsay:
Hadowsay Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice story and Lovely detail :3
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honglong17 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I don't which one sadder and greater, the pic or the story behind the pic, Great work, but really sad, By the way is that the rosary being bend , and her eyes still look so lively, it look like she just lay down and rest , not death due to exhaustion
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MKurtz666 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
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:iconhyacinthley:
Hyacinthley Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww~ :heart: :3
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:iconhyacinthley:
Hyacinthley Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
:D

Glad you like it. ^^
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the story the most :3 <3
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Digital Artist
i cried after reading it ;W;
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KageRyuuUji Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Not bad, so what was it? Daemon weapon, chain sword, power sword?
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:iconhyacinthley:
Hyacinthley Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Thank you.
You can choose the one you think that fits best.
;)
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:iconkageryuuuji:
KageRyuuUji Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Well cultists aren't typically that well armed, and while it fits with some of the game mechanics and or fluff, a chainsword just doesn't look capable of tearing power armor in the hands of a mere human, not even one powered by chaos. So probably just a scavenged power weapon and a lucky blow.
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