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Ivory Profiles: Jade Mantis by lazesummerstone Ivory Profiles: Jade Mantis by lazesummerstone
Art by :iconlazesummerstone:
Story by :iconmnicholasalmand:

Ivory takes place in July of 1582, during the height of Japan’s warring states period. It is the story of two masterless samurai and their quest to meet the legendary warlord, Oda Nobunaga.

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Jade Mantis was a former Buddhist warrior-monk from the Enryaku-ji monastery. At 14, he was also one of the youngest warriors to serve under the Takeda. He had a cheerful demeanor, and is the only known person who could make Ivory Dragon laugh out of joy.

Jade Mantis only appears in flashbacks. He was a former monk and one of the only survivors of Oda Nobunaga’s massacre of the Enryaku-ji monastery in 1571. The Takeda clan recruited him at the age of 10, after he defeated one of their patrol units with nothing but a stick of bamboo. He was one of Ivory Dragon’s fellow officers under the Takeda, and the closest thing Ivory had to a protégé during her youth.

Jade Mantis was killed in the 1575 Battle of Nagashino, soon after Ivory defected from the Takeda. Ivory is, as yet, unaware of his demise.


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:iconjazylh:
JazylH Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ok I'm in love with this cgaracter design. Fantastic!
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lazesummerstone Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks so much! Yeah this was my favorite character design from this set- so much so that I'm using his design in a new comic im workin' on at the moment! :dance:
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Kloufin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me much of Ang off of the Avatar Series.
But it is really great.
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Madame-Kichigai Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Poor Ivory-sama will probably be crushed!
I'm kind of sad he died myself ):
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rabid567 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Love this! I kinda wanna make this guy a Created-Character in my Dynasty Warriors Empires or something XD haha. It would be fun! ;)
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CharadeMaru Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Love his design :)
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Silvolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I like him! But alas I see he dies. My fave ones always die :(
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Gee-Man Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Nice design! I especially like the armor, but then again, I'm biased towards the color green. =P
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HyperCannon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Totally awesome characters ur making here Jake :)
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Muzickjunki91 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Dang what a background for such a awesome character!
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