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Bryony and Veil Sixclaw, from 'Outcast of Redwall'


"Let me sleep."
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RuetheFox Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
:'( he was my favorite character!
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:iconelsewherethatswhere:
Veil's story really out to have been more Tarzan-ish, soundtrack and all. Perfect music for this moment:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1OgzY…
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StormFireGirl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Ooooooh Veil!!! You are my favorite Redwall character <3 I only read 'Outcast of Redwall' so I could read about you!!! I just wish you hadn't died :( hope he found peace... and forgiveness, somewhere.
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Razcnabruevian Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New member
Never got over this.  One of the few books I read as a kid that still makes be think about life.  Wish Veil had gotten to see Bluefen waiting for him in the dark forest as he died...THAT would have been absolutely gut wrenching.  Especially if he meets her and she tells him its not his time yet and she'll always be with him or something like that before sending him back to life.  Then Veil goes on a journey of forgiveness and self discovery, with Bluefen as a guardian angel. All the makings of a perfect redemption story...

“Ok, remember when we said that grief was the strongest thing a person could feel? Well, it isn’t. It’s forgiveness. Because a single act of forgiveness can change everything.”-The Tale of Desperaux

In loving memory of Veil Sixclaw, the most misunderstood of all misunderstood characters.
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Ellosse Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The expression on Veil's face is perfect. :'(
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Blueshark125 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
This is seriously one of the most emotional moments in any book I've ever read. Veil was so tragic... I like to think he found some kind of peace in this moment.
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:iconwildflowergal33:
*sniffles* Can you say feelings?! I do remember rooting for Byrony to raise Veil to be good. He was a cute character and I saw hope for him.
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Sammiyad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
*sniff* so simply drawn but even more beautiful for that.
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EyvindWolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Being a vermin isn't the same as being a bad guy :( Amazing work getting the emotions across.
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lordofarabia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I started crying when I saw this. 
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Bengallover9e9e Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
This scene made me so sad
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BlackRabbitInChasing Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh Brian J, why do you make me want to burn this book.
I mean, Veil's death and how Bryony dealt with it...
Argh!
*Throws said Library book across the floor in a fit of rage.*

P.s. I remembered being so upset that as aa fifth grader I thought up an idea on publishing my own story of Outcast, with Veil being a hero. Sigh.
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StormFireGirl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
DO IT! FRAGGIT DO IT! I wrote a fanfiction when I was 10 about Cluny originally being a good guy then turned evil. Anything is possible!
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SableQueanVilaya Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:") so beautiful!
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Rachiibabes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It's so sad, but beautiful at the same time. The emotions are perfect, Veil was always my favourite. This was one death other than Rose's that made me cry. :(
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ActorzInc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   General Artist
Great work!
Even now, years later, I catch myself reciting:
Give him a name
And leave him awhile
Veil may live to be evil and vile
Though I hope my prediction will fail
And evil so vile
Will not live in Veil.
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JiNdAwG Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
I totally cried at the part where.. Er, you know

VEIL DIED!!
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HeatherTrelawney Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, poor little Veil. I loved him so much...
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Phoenix-Vampyrum Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Veil... I hate how Bryony was eventually convinced that he was evil. Boiled my broccoli something terrible when I read that part.

Beautifully done.
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I seem to recall flinging the book a short distance in an uncommon fit of temper, yes.

Not so much from her conclusion that Veil was bad: because everything he'd done up to that point was pretty rotten. But Bryony saying that the world was actually better without Veil in it - better without the adopted child who had given his life to save her- just got me. Agh.

But thank you very much.
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MademoiselleMeg Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
:glomp: I think I love you guys. I felt the EXACT same way. I was like, "WELL WHAT WAS THE POINT OF HIS FINAL ACT, THEN?!!! SHOW SOME RESPECT!" *facepalm*
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Kelaiah Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
I too believe that Veil "turned good" because he had just learned what a lowdown cowardly slimeball his father was, and realized that the Redwallers treated him far better than Swartt ever did.

Otherwise, why did Veil tell Bryony to "run"? If he was still evil, he would've either let Swartt finish her off when he first grabbed her or started beating on her.

Good pic, btw. :)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww... whatever anyone else says, I personally believe Veil gained some redemption here.
I never really excepted the idea of him being "born evil", as just being driven that way by distrusting creatures. To me, he's more like a tragic anti-hero.
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DawnroseofRedwall Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok...Sleep!
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ArdanBlade Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Poor Bryony, she only wanted to teach Veil to be good...

This scene is one of my most memorable moments in Redwall history, where so many conflicting emotions all come crashing down in one of the most brilliant climaxes in literature history. Thank you for this wonderful interpretation.
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
It was one of my more memorable moments in the series, too. I was almost expecting Veil to redeem himself by way of dying like that, but the actual scene hits you pretty hard.

And thank you very much.

:thanks:
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ArdanBlade Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the legend of Redwall!
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GreenSkullplz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
It's a sad picture but the art skill is Fantastic :thumbsup:
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Thank you very much. I'm glad I was able to capture the emotion of the scene.

:)
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GreenSkullplz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
:)
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Kianara-Titan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
;-; that one made me cry. I think you captured the emotion here perfectly...
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Thank you.

:thanks:
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fireworksinice Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought this scene was never given its proper place in the Hall of Epic Sad Scenes. Poor Bryony, she just lost her son. For most intents and purposes, anyway.
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
It really wasn't. I didn't cry like that again over the death of a fictional character until The Green Mile.
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Knuckles5000 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done. I'd comment on each of your three deviations, but I'm a bit short on time right now so I'll just do one big one.

These were all amazing sketches. Simple, yet profound. They capture the characters from the books perfectly.
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Thank you very much!

:)
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