Quetzalcoatl VS. Fafnir Picture

Another Drawing from my old sketchbook telling about some of the later installments of the CUETZPALIN Mythos.
Here, Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent, fights off another Vovin (Dragon), Fafnir, the King of the Asgardians.

Around the year 4917 a.X (2017 a.I), most of the once 'globalized' civilization of the planet Tredius has been destroyed and plungered into utter chaos, as semi-nomadic groups rose (and fell apart, in a matter of weeks) from the destruction of the cities, under a great variety of forms, from anti-authoritarian communities to groups bound to religious zealots, military forces, tyrants and speakers (what are speakers if not tyrants?). The destruction of cities has been long waited by the Feathered Serpent (who used to be a young man, but got tired of the meaningless existence in urban, industrialized, sedentary, civilized society. Once gifted with great power, that of being able to transform into a Cuetzpalin at will, he's made his way in combat against the authorities which ruled over the people and the land -such as landlords, businessmen, politicians, bourgeois, military authorities, religious figures, even celebrities- and it ultimately led to his meeting with a series of ancient beings, called by many names, such as Huaca, Jentilak, Pururauca, Leshy, Lesovikk, who are the ancient, asleep heirs of the planet, and once fatal enemies to the nine elemental gods, the Macabraics, and their twist over creation -the predators and civilization. From that meeting, he managed to begin the proccess of their awakening and return into the world of living, what would begin the destruction of civilization, and certainly would lead to the extinction of mankind, if not opposed by some groups). Once the Huaca have awaken, one city to another began to fall, and in the matter of months not only the United Nations became ignored, but also the very notions of humanity and civilization became unpopular, except for the groups which defended it -most of them, headed by slavers and tyrants. Because of this, while Quetzalcoatl undeniably granted freedom to most people, he also granted them insecurity, tragedy and responsibility, while previously they were all used to comfort and defense of privileges.

Before the fall of the united nations and the destruction of the cities by the Huaca, as Paynal, the Feathered Serpent has allied with groups that opposed the centralized power, groups such as the Asgardians, who intended to prevent the sale of the Alfheimr woods to "traditional" landlords that possessed worldwide influence. Their leader, Fafnir Hreidmarsson, was a human ecologist, artist, and defender of the pagan religions of his ancestors, what was a shocking assumption to the christianized, modern society of the area managed by the State of Nornland. The worldwide authorities wouldn't leave him, who was also publicly active in the occupation of Alfheimr and direct struggle against the State's authorities, so they planned a way to get him and his group out of attention from the public - in his wedding ritual, made in the likes of the heathens, his ring has been exchanged, and his wife granted him the cursed Andvarinaut instead of the one he'd receive. This curse turned him into a Vovin, an accursed dragon, who was instantly hated by Asgardians and Nornlanders alike, thus forcing Fafnir in exile, on the tranquil ice caves that lead to the entrance of Hel. From that point onwards, the Asgardians, motivated by human pride, fear and ignorance, would fall victim to the massive strength and public support of foreigner miners, whose interests were represented by local landlords and owners of cattle. It was in his exile that Fafnir would meet Paynal, who, originally a human, cared for the beasts more than most, and listened to Fafnir's tragedy, and, willingly to cleanse the woods of Alfheimr from miners, cattle producers, farmers and human scum in general, would convince him to fight independently of the Asgardian's rememberance on him. The Asgardians, helped by autonomous actions of both Paynal, Fafnir, and other Vovin allies (such as Fenris and Jörmungandr, the later freed by yet another inhuman, the Triton) have managed to take Alfheimr away from the hands of the humans, and Fafnir himself was crowned by the Asgardians, who have settled in Alfheimr for life. From that point onward, the Alfheimr woods would house an autonomous people unrecognized by the United Nations, the Asgardian heathens, that were supportive of several changes which Paynal would do in other realms. But when time came that the Huaca were waken, by Quetzalcoatl, who was Paynal, no distinction has been made between Asgardians and humans. Quetzalcoatl have no control over the Huaca, so no matter if his enemies were originally the modern/urban/sedentary/civilized/christian humans, the Huaca would just crush them alongside the heathen Asgardians. But that wouldn't be completely understood either by the Asgardians, their queen, nor by Fafnir himself.

In this fateful battle, Fafnir, possessing the Orichalcum hidden-element Caduceus Moon Scythe, which grants him icy weather-related powers, fights against Quetzalcoatl to avenge the death of several asgardians by the hands of the Jentilak, even though, as Quetzalcoatl tries to explain, those are almost completely unrelated to his own. What allied both Quetzalcoatl and Fafnir seven years before was the fight for the land, which they fought together against the landlords and the United Nations, and now, what divides them is the conflicts between men and beast. Quetzalcoatl is feared by men, but doesn't use that to rule them, for the fear he passes isn't shared with acceptance, while Fafnir, also feared by men, has been chosen by the Asgardians as their king. That, to Quetzalcoatl's eyes, just show how coward the Asgardians are being, as individuals, but mostly as a people - not that any other people wouldn't make that choice. But that also shows how Quetzalcoatl lacks the falsety which Fafnir has been given from birth.
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