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This is a piece I worked on months ago: While working on a few artworks as I listened to the last Bioware Penny Arcade Expo'10 livestream, Word of God (i.e. Lead Writer David Gaider) confirmed that Cailan was going to divorce Anora at Eamon's urging because she had yet to bear a Theirin Heir despite their 5-year marriage. The thought was a bit sad, so I just had to sketch this out after I was done.

Don't worry, Anora: Prince Couscous loves you just as you are.

(In retrospect, the sketch kinda have them look like younger Bryce and Eleanor, no? *snff*)

Medium: Paint Tool SAI
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Spectre4hire Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Nicely done.

I've always been a fan of the M!Cousland Anora pairing. 

Thanks for sharing,

-Spectre4hire
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ActsofArt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is neat, I'm not familiar with the characters but the drawing is very sweet, have you ever considered coloring it?
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ActsofArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've now added this to my feature here: [link] Feel free to have a look see and view some other artist's lovely work! :)
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ShadowsHeir500 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
This is very sweet! I agree! Anora deserves to be with someone who loves her and stands by her no matter what! :heart:
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Chilly-chan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Aww...:)

Also, points to Anora for going straight for his butt. xD
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FlippinFlynn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*scanning picture* top to bottem. Cute...Cuter...Anora you dirty girl.... :D
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Onikage01 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist
hush Bryce


*sniff*
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CrazyTinyTurtle Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Your really talented! i love your work :D
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Eppy-dono Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Cailan was totally gonna divorce Anora in favor of tapping the Orlesian Empress's ass. Logain found out, and well...
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almostinsane999 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Prince Cousland: (after meeting the Orlesian Empress) Is it me or does the Empress seem like an old harlot?

(scene ensues)

Awesome job, aimo! :)
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Orlona Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Um a couple of questions here. Who in a blue hell is Prince Cous-cous? And why is Anora alive instead of being executed (of course after a long (as a career ladder) torture)? C'mon so many fanfictions about her...not in a single one of'em she's been punished for real, she's mostly just being lectured about her bad behaviour and left to live... Isn't it so much more satisfying to throw her, erless Isolda and Morrigan into a huge pyre and pretend it was that way when you found'em next morning?
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Orlona Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
oh Cous-cous is Cousland...jeez, some weird nicks you got for'em,but other questions still remain...
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Love90 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Adorable! *wub*
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mutive Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
OMG, that is so cute...they just look so perfectly in love. And yes, I see that hand. ;)
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bukittyan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, so sad. Beautiful picture.
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Pinkku Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Yaaay! I like them. I'm glad to see them again.
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ThePerrperr Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Even though she has giant man hands?
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aimo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
The better to grip with ^_^
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ThePerrperr Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
But still...
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DOOM-Knight009 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Huh, now I sort of feel like being completely evil to Eamon for telling Cailan to divorce Anora.

Like by being a mage, and allowing Jowan to sacrifice Isolde, then accepting the demon's offer and having Connor become an abomination again. Muah ha ha.

But other than that little rant :iconiloveitmoreplz: yay for Anora and M Cousland!
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NeroonCousland Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Yes, MaleCousland & Anora rule!
When I 1st heard what a cheating #$&*#@! Cailen, was I felt much less negative about Loghain. Perhaps if that blonde Bimbo with a crown on his head, had spent less time CENSORED mistresses and foreign monarchs they'd have had an hair.
Well leaves more Anora for my Cousland!
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Evalyne Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow some Anora hate in here.

In my f!Cousland she did a big backstab but my f!Tabriz she hooked up with ally.

Looking on the history standpoint having a barren wife in a royal lone would be bad...course it could be our dear king was shooting blanks as well. Henry VIII had 6 wides he thought most were Barron. Researches say he was likely shooting slot of blanks. My point don't always balme the woman.

Eamon is pushy yes but look at it from the medeival noble standpoint. They were short an heir Anora couldn't provide one. They had choices of having a mistress provide one like Alistair in which Calian could put forth any children legiate or not as the heir. That was usally frowned upon but it did happen.

I could go on but I won't. Aimo very nice work and it does sorta look like a younger Bryce and Elenor... Sorts makes me wonder what Anoras mother looked like....must read more into the books.
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Allelujah-Kyrios Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Writer
You always do amazing work! And it always has such emotion! :la: Never was a fan of Anora, but all of your drawings makes me wanna give her a second chance! :heart:

Aww, mom and dad Cousland from my 2nd play through of DA....I can definatley see it!
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Art-loving-Fairybug Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That always confused me -- I can understand it if she thought that maybe it wasn't the right time for them to have children yet, but she *does* understand that it's typically considered a queen's job to produce heirs, right? Particularly because Cailan was the only legitimate child of Maric, and the only legitimate member of the bloodline left. Since they never thought in a million years that Alistair would have a chance at the throne, it only makes sense that there should be royal children. I'm not trying to say that I don't approve of her choice to not have children; she's more than entitled to. But still, she should at least make it known to Cailan that she wasn't interest in being nothing but the mother of his children. It's pretty clear that one of a couple of things happened. Either A) the coniving wench married Cailan for the queenship only, and couldn't care less about her duty to provide heirs now that she has the power she wanted, B) she's sterile, or C) there's been a *massive* misunderstanding that long frustration hasd kept from coming to light. I vote 'A', personally, though 'B' is also possible.
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Pinkku Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Or D) Cailan's sterile.


He gets around, and we haven't seen any of his bastards floating around...
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Art-loving-Fairybug Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You make a good point -- that hadn't occured to me. It just seems that the 'problem' in the kidless-situation is Anora.
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mutive Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Yeah, D seems most likely as Cailan "had his women", but to the best of anyone's knowledge, Anora's been faithful. Since we don't see any Cailan bastards running around, it's probably him. Not certainly, but...Anora's probably being blamed for something that she had no control over. (Other than possibly running off and finding a cute soldier to knock her up...)
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Coraki Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
darn Eamon...stop meddling :<
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Vanessalisa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
kinda it looks like Bryce and Eleanor and I miss them so much oh BTW someone tries to temp killing my eldest named Daniel Cousland character LOTOG his younger twin blind brother of Kael Cousland
but awesome
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dehedda94 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
:heart: couscous
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rainbowmirrors Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Bad Calin! Bad! I never trusted him... I guess he was going to marry that French broad? XD

Logain wouldn't have been very pleased. And by "not very pleased", I mean "he would have freaking maimed the king..."

I've always like Anora. Her "betrayal" came from a sincere desire to help her country, and frankly you betray her if you say you'll put her on the throne and then stick Alistair up there. Besides, once you get to know her, she's just a twinkie.
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eva24 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Begin with the sweetnes before the woman goes for the goods. >:3
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eva24 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Begin with the sweetnes before the woman goes for the goods. >:3
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RogueWriter3201 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
It *does* make one think of Bryce and Elenor, but that works in great part because I feel like "Bro" Cousland would fall in Love with Anora because of the fact that she mirrors so many of the qualities that Elenor possessed. Strength, wisdom, and grace.

I can understand Cailan's choice of action, but Anora deserved better then to just be cast aside. If anything, he should have discussed the matter with her, been open about the need for an Heir. Anora might have been heart broken over the need for the discussion, but given what a strong women and leader she is, I have no doubt she would have been willing to do what was needed for Fereldan's well being.

But Cailan went behind her back courting Empress Celene which could not have been a bigger knife in the heart and slap in the face. Not saying Loghain's following course of action was right, not even remotely, however betrayal was met with an even Bigger betrayal.

Thankfully, Prince Cousland is there to mend what was broken. It's why my two prefered timelines are my M!Amell/Leli and M!Cousland/Anora. Covers all the complex romantic bases. Anyway, thank you posting this Aimo. I know it's a point of contention, but your Cousland/Anora pieces are always awesome.
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kakashi-no-ai Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, prince couscous XD
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Random-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Aww! Even though she can be a bitch at times, Anora isn't really THAT bad. And these two are soo cute together!
Huh, they really do look like Bryce and Eleanor, don't they? *snf* Awww.
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omearaee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Very nice and extremely sweet. I have a soft spot for Anora. I think she gets a lot of hate she doesn't deserve.
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Chaos-Guardian Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
That's so cute, Anora does deserve better than Cailan. He may have been the son of a great hero but was grade A asshole.
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krystalrayne Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
All the more reason to hate Eamon, grrr. :/ Now I'm going to have a hard time justifying putting Alistair on the throne because it's obvs Eamon's just pushing it for his own selfish reasons.
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Celero38 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
And there's that misused word again, "selfish". Ferelden needs an heir and Eamon is a fine advisor for either of Maric's sons. The divorce would be a tragedy, but one I'd prefer to blame on the state of affairs rather than a specific character.

Although...I wonder why Eamon allows f!Cousland to become queen. It's possible that he's simply unaware of the near-sterility of Grey Wardens, but it's also possible he prefers a barren noblewoman over a barren commoner for one reason or another. Third possibility: he doesn't have the political capital to defy the wishes of a Cousland (Cousland > Guerrin) who happens to be the Hero of Ferelden as well and whose education and experience would be a perfect match for Alistair's lack thereof.
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vampire-princess800 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
actually he does know about the near-sterility of the Grey Wardens, after all who do you think convinces Alistair to leave his love interest?
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nonners Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I was under the impression that Alistair came to that decision all by himself.
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vampire-princess800 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
A hardened Alistair maybe, but the unhardened version? no there's no way he came to that conclusion on his own, if he had he would have mentioned it before the Landsmeet
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nonners Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
It's all guesswork anyway, so I suppose we'll never know.
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nonners Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
I love it!

And in my personal head!canon, I like to think that Cailan was the sterile one, due to his amount of sleeping around/lack of bastards... >.>
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Elzariel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that you mention it.. it DOES look like young!Bryce 'n young!Eleanor O_O
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CapricornSun83 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, such a sweet picture! :aww:
Tee-hee, Prince Couscous... Cute nickname. :iconhurrplz:
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BethBAMF Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
...Yes. That makes me sad, as well.

I also have a M!Cousland (beware those F!Couslands!) who married Anora, so this piece reminds me of him. The fact that they are M!Cousland and Anora, but can be mistaken for young Bryce and Eleanor, is also a very appealing part of this piece.

You are excellent.
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MsShiray Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
I'm starting to love these people...
Especially if it's by aimo x3
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DarthLee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish i could see that colored....
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