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WaP - 91. Drowning by fictograph WaP - 91. Drowning by fictograph
Rivek bit his lip to quiet his chattering teeth. He stood, waist deep in sea water, twisting and untwisting a rope between his fingers. Its soaked fibers chafed his palms, but the icy fog numbed the pain as he tied the final knot around the Historian’s wrists.

“Careful there,” Tjan muttered. “You’ll cut off my circulation.”

Rivek watched the water lapped at the man’s sunken chest. The tide would arrive within the hour. His captive writhed upwards, clawing the pole with his scarred hands and gnashing the air with his sharpened teeth.

Tjan clicked his tongue and sucked on the inside of his cheek. The sound made Rivek cringe. “You’re not the frightened boy I met five years ago.”

“A proper Historian would know that people change over time.“ Rivek wrapped the extra rope around his elbow and began to trudge out of the water. As he rose, the wind whipped the damp clothes against his body and threatened to drag him down into the surf again. He tucked his hands under his arms, so the twisted man would not see him shiver.

“You won’t leave me here, will you?”

Rivek sat on the first rock he knew water could not reach and wrung the salt from the hems of his pants. “No. I’m going to watch.”

Tjan emitted a hysterical shriek that sent a flock of gulls into the air. “You’ve become every bit the monster we knew you were.”

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Sumerzir.” Drowning. - 091/100 Themes.

The Darathem, Alisian drug lords, have a very specific method of interrogation (and execution). The victim is tied to a rock in the ocean and left there until the tide comes in.

Rivek is an Ailinar, an assassin, so he usually has cleaner methods. But he has a personal bone to pick with this Historian fellow.

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kalkie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Guess I know now what happens to the Historian! :iconimhappyplz:

and hey! New Alisian ritual of pain. :3
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fictograph Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Sadistic streak is sadistic.
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bookaddicted Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Oh dear. Am I correct in thinking that Rivek is FIFTEEN?
Poor, poor Rivek... (Heck, does that mean he was tortured by the creepy-ass Pen guy when he was even younger?)
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Rivek isn't fifteen in the story - he's fifteen in reality. He was in his mid-twenties when the Historian interrogated him.
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the historyman looks to be in quite the predicament
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
lol he probably won't escape.
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but it liked the historyman ;3;
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klydekiss Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Dat composition
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
;.; i wish. i feel like my compositions are kind of boring. trying to be more adventurous in the future.
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klydekiss Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
I love how your drawings..I cant even describe it. Like the rock, how it basically almost serves as a framee
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I guess it's because I like that overall kind of shape that vignetting gives the silhouette to an overall piece.
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Jigoku-Rui-chan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow....Cruel,very cruel.
But i would do the same.XP
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Haha, you're just as cruel.
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Jigoku-Rui-chan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huahahahha XD:icontongueblush:
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jitsumi1221 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't drowning one of the least painful ways to go? seems almost kind that THIS is how Rivek chooses to be vindictive O.o; then again.... from what I have read, hypothermia is very unpleasant... and if the water is so cold... and the tide still not in... tsk tsk. :P

What did the creepy historian do?
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Well, you'd think that the fact he's killing someone is vindictive enough.

But there are previous occasions where historian has tortured him for information.
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haius Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist
That guy's kind of a psycho, huh. Tjan, I mean. Dude's a creeper.

But the other commenter is right. Damn, Riv, vengeful much? :XD:
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, I feel that everyone loves a batshit insane character every once in awhile. It's a trope that for some reason teenagers connect to.

lol, sorry to say - but Riv and Sorian have quite a bit in common :D;;...
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haius Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist
:icondarthvadernoplz:

Batshit insane can be fun. Case in point: the Joker, from Batman.
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You don't feel as bad when they get offed because you dcouldn't relate to them.

I see it pretty common nowadays, kids pretending to be crazy/random or something because it's amusing.
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haius Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Quite true.

I dunno, maybe I don't see it as much cuz all the kids at my school are engineers. Or maybe it's because I just assumed they were naturally that way...
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Everyone is unique in the same way, rofl.
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Puckish-Elf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
....DAMN, SOMEONE'S VINDICTIVE. Not gonna cross Rivek, noooope.

Though I guess that's what this guy gets for cutting into people's faces. D:
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Haha, yeah - Sorian's a sadist, but Riv's no saint, either. :D; Bohren's more the angel of mercy type than either of them.
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Puckish-Elf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Kehehe, Riv being a badass just makes me wanna love him more. And AWWWW, BOHREN. Is there EVER a time when I don't wanna squish your face. XD;
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I feel I should draw something with Sorian being nice. That would confuse you. Hehehe.

And now, Bohren's entirely awlways squishable. Can't squish Riv - too damn pointy.
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Puckish-Elf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
...dude that would BLOW. MY MIND. I didn't know Sorian was physically CAPABLE of being nice. ._.

Damn. Riv, y u gotta be so damn bony. How does Willow even cope. XD;
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fictograph Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
He is. He has some moments. Nice still fits into his mental map of crazy.

Yeah, uh ... she likes him for his personality. And sometimes, not even that. *SHOT*
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Puckish-Elf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
YEAH, but...ugh. Just ugh. TOO WEIRD. ._.

PFFFFFFT. XDDDDD
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