crow nation art

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.

– Ancient native american proverb

*Painting made by Kirby Sattler.


The west was wild, no doubt about it. Denerim the bloodiest town of the bunch. Sheriff Duncan and his deputy all but vowed to lay down their lives to protect the people of their town. The thing was they didn’t expect to be protecting the people from their own mayor.

It all started when a local tribe was found murdered and some evidence found at their camp shockingly points to a posse hired by Mayor Mac Tir. When the sheriff goes to meet him for a confrontation he ends up with a bullet to the head and his body dumped in the nearby river, found by a rancher rounding up his cattle nearby.
Word gets out fast and, in the midst of the chaos, the deputy mayor–Nathaniel Howe–suggests Loghain get rid of anyone or anything that could point fingers in his direction, the only people Duncan would have told: Deputy Alistair and the local doctor, Advena.

Loghain, willing to do anything to keep things from getting out of hand, allows Howe to do whatever he pleases. Given free reign, Howe hires an infamous outlaw traveling through town: Zevran “El Cuervo” Arainai.

What neither Howe, nor Loghain, could foresee was Zevran not exactly taking a liking to the killing of the tribe, nor caring much for Mayor’s methods of taking land. Instead, he was going to set it right and he was going to do it with the doctor’s and the deputy’s help.

Had four songs as inspiration this time. This, this, this, and this. Basically listened to them on repeat while drawing.

As far as design, I (clearly) went a bit different for Zevran. Once I started thinking about it, I couldn’t shake the idea of having him be Native American. It stuck.