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The Sage and the Bird Keeper by Valkyrie-Girl The Sage and the Bird Keeper by Valkyrie-Girl
And even more Valkyria!

So fun fact; the Valkyria do age despite being made of steel and lightning. While they do live a long time (a Valkyrie in her 60s is considered to be in her prime) they do eventually grow old and pass away. Here we have an aged Valkyrie, no longer able to fly into battle but who is still well respected and loved for her great wisdom (and sense of humor).

On the right we have the bird keeper, a Valkyrie too small to go into battle but who still has an important duty; tending the messenger birds. Slightly smaller than crows or ravens, these little birds have the homing instincts of pigeons and the intelligence of ravens. They can carry messages or even quote them in a pinch and it's up to this little pony to train and care for them.
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Dragonlover553 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
So about how long do Valkyries live? My estimation is about 180 years. Am I right?
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
More like 230 ish.
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Dragonlover553 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Wow. Nice life spans.
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WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, the bird keeper is adorable! >.< What's her cutie mark?
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
The first symbol is the Anglo-Saxon rune for "earth" and the second one is the Norse rune for "joy". I sort of loosely applied the meaning "earth" and used it to mean "humble". Put them together and you get "humble joy" or "joy in humility". She doesn't get to be a powerful warrior or the high honor of being a forge priestess but what she does, she does to the best of her abilities and always has a smile on her face.
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WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, thanks! :D
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Entertainer13 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Birdkeeper is best pony.
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Huzzah!
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ponydesigner Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love your Valkyria ponies :3
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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