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Absolution by Siansaar Absolution by Siansaar
"It was not your fault...You did your best. Come, let us reconcile, my love."

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In stark contrast to their aggressive territorial behaviour, the Necropolis Hive's method of gathering love seems almost harmless. They don't trap ponies, they don't take husks for their hive and they hardly use hypnosis on their victims. Nevertheless their methods are actually very harmful to ponies. Beside draining victims of their love (and thus life energy), ponies in question usually become obsessed with the past; they spend more time around their perceived dead loved ones than living ones.

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(Before someone asks, yes, I'll make pictures for Myxine and Miasma too.)
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:icon7777villain:
7777villain Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Alright I have a question: If Necropolis changelings don't take husks, then what happens to a pony when they get all the love sucked out of them by a Necropolis changeling?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They try not to let it go that far, but when it happens, they just kill the pony and hide away the body.
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7777villain Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Well that's a touch dark
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OceanRailroader Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Lately I've thinking that maybe the dead loved one borrows the Changeling's body to talk to their living retaliative. But what happens is the Changeling while this happens feeds off of the love of the pony being directed at the dead loved one. Kind of like paying a phone bill to a phone company. Where the Changeling acts like the phone company collecting the rates for this service. When the pony becomes a husk it means the pony has over drawn on their phone bill with the phone company. 
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Kujiiro Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
I like what you're doing here.
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ChocolateRa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
I never understood how love equaled 'life energy' with changelings. Love is an emotion, not something that pumps through your veins and keeps you alive.

Would someone please explain how people made this 'love = life' connection to me? Because it certainly evades my grasp.
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
didn't think much about it, it just seemed to fit. i think...that if you love someone, you're willing to give mental and bodily energy to keep that person happy. but if someone just takes and takes, you exhaust yourself.
think about it like this. if you run to the store five minutes before closing to get your lover her/his favourite chocolate, arrive just in time and then get back to give it to them...and if they say "thank you so much" and hug you, you feel it was worth it and are happy. but if they're just like "oh. thanks, i guess. but couldn't you have checked for milk too?" it just gets you down and the depression takes your energy out of you.
i can't really explain it, but if you've ever met someone who just takes and takes and never returns any gratitude or anything, you know what it feels like.
(and if that doesn't do it, you could just say something like "your love for life keeps you alive" ;) )
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:iconkujiiro:
Kujiiro Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Part of me is glad there's no good explanations for this, that way I can keep believing love is infinite and you can just love a changeling forever, haha.
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Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014

Proof that all 'cherngelerngs' are teh evilz and MUST be exterminated by Daleks! 

 

Cuz Daleks have no love for anything so they can't be fed upon... or something like that.

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:iconxidphel:
Xidphel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Don't worry. The Daleks WILL exterminate the changelings.
And Ponies.
And anything that moves.
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:iconpakarirbx:
pakarirbx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
And anything that doesn't move but does show signs of life.
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:iconherostalker:
herostalker Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014

oh god its the blackest night,

COVER YOUR HEART!

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:iconbitter-knitter:
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice concept, I can't wait to see the others!
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Denpenguin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thought it was pony version of Aphrodite goddess of love lust beauty etcectra =P (Razz) 
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KingArthur5 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Fantastic. I love it when you develop these changeling groups!
Are you doing a series of each of the queens in action? Oh man this is awesome!
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very moving, regardless. :)
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Eeveexpert Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Riddle me something.

With all these folks asking about fanfiction of the queens, and given the thought put into them to prevent them from succumbing to "bad OC syndrome," remind me how in the hell I was the first one to write one?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:shrug:
timing?
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ParanoidPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is this from??
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:iconsiansaar:
Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
my brain?
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:iconparanoidpegasus:
ParanoidPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well of course, being creative as you are ^-^
but I meant are you writing a fan fiction or other drawings with the different hives?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
weeell...
;)

:iconeeveexpert: is actually writing a fanfic with these characters:

but this picture is entirely standalone and just meant to showcase the "hunting" tactics of the necropolis hive.
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ParanoidPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome thanks!
I checked out your gallery, the Necropolis Hive are far by my favourites, in a morbid way lol 
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GroundedGypsy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student General Artist
The different Changling Hives that Siansaar created. One of them doesn't involve actively (or mainly noticeable) harassment of ponies. The particular changling hive/queen, uses their powers to change into lost loved ones to drain the love from their families who miss them. So like in this piece, where the guard is happy to see their love again. That loved one, is a changling.
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:iconparanoidpegasus:
ParanoidPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I knew that. I was just wondering if Siansaar was writing a fanfic or something.
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GroundedGypsy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Nah, not from what I've heard. It's just their own thing.
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Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
so dangerous only by the weakness of the ponies than intention........... such strange creatures the changelings of the necropolis.

though that might have been before Chrysalis's foolish actions, when changelings were far more fmailair as myth than actual threat. now those who see their dead loved ones may realize that this is not a spirit of their long departed. if they realize this, realize what they view upon, the rage that may come from it may lead to a dead changeling. and changelings have never exactly shown to be more powerful than ponies.

i would think that chrysali's actions brougth great harm upon her own species. suddenly ponies are many times more cautious, suddenly they are not so easily fooed. and they would be actively hunted.
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hmm...the thing is that most ponies assume that chrysalis' was the only hive though.
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:iconlordoffantasy:
Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
true. but that would not prevent them from thinking that a dead loved one suddenly appearing is a changeling. whether aware of other hives or only knowing of chrysalis, they would probably suspect a changeling posing as a loved one.
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ehh, i wouldn't count on it. there's a lot more things out there in equestria that we don't know about, so maybe there are actual ghost apparitions too. it would be like blaming cold weather on changelings because you don't know about wendigos.
and like i said, if they think only chrysalis' hive exists, they also only think changelings can turn into currently living ponies.
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:iconlordoffantasy:
Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
.........? where would they get that logic from? more than likely Celestia would have been smart enough to include the idea that they could imitate the form of any pony they have seen, living or otherwise. if only for the sake of reasonable caution.
there is a rather major difference. weather and a species that can take the form of your loved ones is pretty much different things. even if ghosts existed, paranoia would probably drive a pony to, more often than not, flee for their lives or tackle the image of their loved one. and hopefully if it is a specter of their loved one for real, they will forgive their behavior........ maybe.

.....if you thinkabout it, being only aware of the chrysalis hive would mean that there would be inevitable harm to the others..... that would any chagneligns exposed, which is more likely as paranoia starts to build up, they would be considered part of chrysalis's hive and then captured or killed.......... this would eventually lead ot the discovery of other hives though, as the ponies would realize the pcatives or corpses all ahve very different characteristics to chrysalis's drones.

besides, there is a very intersting narrative potential for the idea of chrysalis accidentally hurting her own kind like that. how would the other queens react to this treachery by proxy? could they somehow adapt to a world where changelings are known and truly hated like never before, where a pony will always blame a changeling before they blame anything else? or would they be pushed to desperation, and perhaps become driven by anger towards chrysalis and her drones for causing this whole mess?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
it is an interesting idea, but not one i'm gonna personally explore.
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DEATHLESS-MASTER Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Having a base (or hive in this case) under a huge graveyard has it's perks. But perhaps one of the biggest downsides would be that it would only take a single Necromancer of sufficient power to... well... you get the idea.
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Spyling Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How does she know how the fallen beloved one looked like? :o
Can she read ones mind? Or speak to the dead?
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:iconsiansaar:
Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
we might never know...part of the reason even other changelings are creeped out by them.
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Spyling Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What if you would be like: "Yeah, was good to see you again but i decided to move on now, Goodbye" Like, you were able to let go of the past somehow. Would they force you then somehow to stay a while longer?
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
well apart from the fact that they usually pick someone who's likely not over it yet (either recently separated or someone with strong feelings of guilt), this is where they'd apply a little hypnosis to coax the person into staying with them some more. sometimes it's also as simple as reminding them of the good times they had together in life and keeping them there by retelling "past" experiences or having that person recount them himself. usually such memories also trigger an increase in love cause they remember how good they felt at the time.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
To lure one with the image of a loved one is bad enough, but to recreate the faces of the dead? That is cruelty on a whole new level.
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Tzryylon5 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Calliphora: My love... I've missed you~
Victim: H-honey? Aw, buck. I didn't make it, did I?
Calliphora: I'm sorry, what?
Victim: That last battle got me, didn't it? Must have, you're here. Buck, I can't believe I'm dead!
Calliphora: You're not dead-
Victim: Oh? THEN WHO THE BUCK ARE YOU, HMM?
Calliphora: Aw, sod it. (attacks)
Victim: O-o-o-oh, a changeling! I get ithurkglurglrurglhurglk-
Calliphora: *munch, munch* Huh. Sometimes I wonder if my methods are kind of messed up. *munch* Eh, whatever.
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revlp670svr Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
in my opinion calliphora is the most evil of the 5 queens
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dear-sweet-molestia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014

Aren't they all evils in their own ways ?

 

Okay Calliphora disrespect the living AND the dead.

But she doesn't have the childish cruelty put to the extreme of Ambrosia, or the disgusting behaviors of Miasma.

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LiliLovesLili Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Looks like they could be Scoot's parents.
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CastoroChiaro Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a haunting concept...somehow, knowing they don't have to use hypnosis is much more chilling.
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toonbat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very inspired and evil!  Glad you're not a supervillain.  Right?
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:iconsiansaar:
Siansaar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
more like, glad my creations aren't real and prowling out there in the night :D
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Omnifighter1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did this come from?
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:iconadamant543:
AdamAnt543 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
That's just badong, brilliant, but so very badong.

Keep up the excellent job. :peace::-)
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:iconestequio:
estequio Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I thought I was candace...lack the horn .. it is not
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So they're more similar in behavior to popular depictions of sympathetic vampires of modern fiction?
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jackanarchy99 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The hive of Erised, ponies have wasted away in front it it, even gone mad.
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