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SMITE Guan Yu by Brolo SMITE Guan Yu by Brolo
Hi Guys, here is another character for SMITE

Please Take a look at the Game here www.hirezstudios.com/smitegame…

As a man, Guan Yu was the embodiment of loyalty, honor, and strength. As a God, he is a guardian of justice, a hero to the downtrodden, the Saint of War.

In the ancient times of the East, a great war between Three Kingdoms raged. The warlord Liu Bei, and his friends, Zheng Fei, and the mighty Guan Yu swore an oath of brotherhood in a mystical peach garden, vowing to create a new, righteous world. Together, they fought countless battles against the warlords Cao Cao and Sun Quan, and Guan Yu grew famous for his combat prowess and unwavering honor.

During the war, Cao Cao captured Guan Yu. At the time, Liu Bei’s fate was uncertain, so he agreed to fight for Cao Cao under specific terms, chiefly that he would abandon Cao Cao if ever he learned the whereabouts of his sworn brother. Despite Cao Cao’s gifts and promises of wealth, when Liu Bei resurfaced, Guan Yu immediately went to his side. Years later, Guan Yu again faced Cao Cao on the battlefield as the warlord fled from his defeat at Red Cliffs. Guan Yu cut off Cao Cao’s retreat and obliterated his forces. Cao Cao, however, he spared and released, as a matter of honor.

After his death, Guan Yu’s spirit remained at a holy shrine, coming to the aid of nearby villagers in need, battling the cruel and selfish. From all over the East, worshippers came to the shrine and burned incense to honor him. Such popularity led to Faith, and thus Guan Yu was raised as a God, deified a few hundred years later.

Now, he embodies the virtues he lived by. His statues, wielding a massive guan dao, ward against evil. Red faced to represent loyalty, his likeness is carried by merchants as proof they can be trusted. If their cause is just, he leads armies to victory. Among the Gods of any Pantheon, there are few as deadly and none as righteous a Guan Yu.
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The details on this one is great!
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xLadyValkyrie Mar 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply amazing. 
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:iconphaeton-gehennan:
THis is one of the best Guan Yu piecses ive ever seen. top notch work
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Scebiqu Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love this one. There´s such a great focus on his face with his shoulder in the shadows. And That blue-ish green looks so good! :thumbsup:
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Dionisante Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nussss!!!!
Perfect work!
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iMadElephant Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
my current fave <3
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512MARIE Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful beard...you've captured him well:faint: remake 
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