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Line of Succession - Brynie the Sorrowful by Valkyrie-Girl Line of Succession - Brynie the Sorrowful by Valkyrie-Girl
And he howdy, I'm back to doing these! I fully intend to full in the entire thousand years between Freya and Brising. It may take a while though.

As I mentioned before Raven does not die at the end of her reign but instead vanishes without a trace. Raven had not yet named her successor so it fell to the elder council to choose the next queen and Raven's "sister", Brynie seemed like the obvious choice. However, not only had Brynie been Raven's right hoof in the Valkyrie kingdom, the two had been the best of friends and Brynie's heart broke when Raven disappeared. Despite her reputation as a sweetheart and a beauty, Brynie had been a strong warrior and had loved defending the world against the frost dragons but at 252 years old and having been wounded severely too many times, her days of fighting were over so she could not even find comfort in that. She did her best to be a good queen for two years but it was too much and she had to step down.

Her cutie mark is the rune Wunjo, which means "Joy", and the rune Raido, meaning "journey". Together they represent that at all points in her life, Brynie was able to find joy and contentment. A tragic irony towards the end of her life. 
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:iconportmeirion:
Portmeirion Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Writer
Wow.  That's really poignant.  All her faces are just heartbreaking.
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Not gonna lie, I almost made myself cry a couple of times while drawing her. 
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:iconamaris-the-demon:
Amaris-the-Demon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsadplz: So sad!
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Rex42 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woho, more Valkyries! 

2 years is a pretty short time rule, especially by Valkyrie standards.
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah it was kind of unexpected but pretty much everypony understood, especially those who had know her and Raven for a long time.
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:iconentertainer13:
Entertainer13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Valkirponies... RISE!!!
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Valkirponies?
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:iconentertainer13:
Entertainer13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just trying something out... :/
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I seeeee.....
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:iconentertainer13:
Entertainer13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't worry about it. Trying to be cute and coming off as weird is about usual for me.
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student General Artist
It's all good.
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:icondgs-krieger:
Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I think I like her  c: Their palettes clash a lot, that kinda reminds me to Celestia and Luna themselves. It's nice.
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Now that you mention it they kinda do. Neat!
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:icontdlballistic:
TDLBallistic Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no
not sad old ladies
i can't take that in real life either
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I know! I gave myself quite a few feels while drawing the picture of Brynie and Raven.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Nice one!
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
ur welcome!
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:iconthmanwiththeplan:
thmanwiththeplan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Also how does she live so long?
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Because Valkyrie ponies are magically born from lightning and steel. They live to be about 300 years old.
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thmanwiththeplan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Thats...kinda kick ass!
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:iconthmanwiththeplan:
thmanwiththeplan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Well, I can't look at this without complimenting so lets get this over with...........THIS IS FANTASTIC!!! phew! now that that's out of the way I have to ask, how does this character fit into equestria? She is a ruler correct? but I thought all equines were ruled by celestia. How does your head cannon work? I am most intrigued.
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww thank you! You are too kind. If you have a look in my gallery, specifically the folder "Valkyrie and such" you should be able to find all my pieces that have to do with my Valkyrie ponies. Their kingdom is sort of independent from Equestria, in fact their valley is magically hidden from the rest of the world so nopony even knew they existed until Twilight accidentally shortly after she became a princess. I'm working on chronicling all the Valkyrie queens from the time when Twilight discovered their valley my Successors era which is about 1000 years from the events of the show.   
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:iconthmanwiththeplan:
thmanwiththeplan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
sweet! thanks for replying!
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem!
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theWolfdragon21 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
aww shes a cool old lady 
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
She is pretty cool.
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:iconthewolfdragon21:
theWolfdragon21 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
and pretty 
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