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The Legend of Zelda: Shadow of Katirok - End Duel by Irontree The Legend of Zelda: Shadow of Katirok - End Duel by Irontree
This is a scene from the final battle between Link and the Sheikahn dark wizard Agahnim in the "Shadow of Katirok" fan story - written by Andy Pinkston and Mikey Patch

I made this for Woodland-Mel's annual Zelda Calendar contest for 2013.

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This is a scene from the final battle between Link and the Sheikahn dark wizard Agahnim in the "Shadow of Katirok" fan story - written by Andy Pinkston and Mikey Patch

"Some time ago, before the King of Hyrule unified this country, there was a fierce war in our world."
Deku Tree Sprout

Link awakens from a terrible dream of war and destruction. The last time he dreamt of something so significant, Hyrule was overthrown by the bearer of the triforce of power. He had to travel through time to change the course of history. But maybe this change made a new path for evil to tread.

During the Hyrulean civil war for the triforce and the sacred realm, 2 warriors saved Hyrule from the Garo interlopers from the north.One (the most powerful) was a Fierce and loyal knight of the King named Ealit, and the other was the prodigy of the sheikah named Agahnim. Under the direction of the Majune, the matriarch of the sheikah, Agahnim betrayed Ealit and the king in a plot for obtaining the triforce. The traitor sheikahs were executed and Agahnim was banished to the desolate land of the Garo in the north called Katirok.

8 years later, the time of peace granted by the Hero of Times victory, is coming to an end. Agahnim survived, and has returned far more powerful that ever before. Link must find a fierce power from the past in order to protect the future.
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:icondrj300:
drj300 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
I prefer this Link over all of the others, save maybe Hyrule Warriors.
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:iconirontree:
Irontree Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wow, that is quite the compliment! Thanks! And yeah, the Hyrule Warriors Link is pretty undeniably awesome. 
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drj300 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2015
Haha most are so similar, but yours seems to have JUST the right changes. I still prefer yours, even though I'd say Hyrule Warriors is probably the most unique of the Links (I guess because it wasn't mainly a Zelda franchise game) But regardless I just love the colors and style. Wonderful work!
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Irontree Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you, thank you! I will try to keep the art flowin w00t! 
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Scarecrow345 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Yay garos! Favorite enemy in LOZ
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Thanatos-Zero Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question. Have you already checked the offical sources like Hyrule Historia, that your story fits in like a glove to its hand?
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is fantastic! Link truly looks heroic and powerful here! I love the game and this artwork!
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:iconirontree:
Irontree Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! there will be more where this came from :) (Smile) 
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StreetKombatfighter Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
whoa amazing work ! :O :)
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:iconirontree:
Irontree Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Well thank you very much!:) (Smile) 
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daftPirate Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Garos! I love Garos. Is there a link to this story somewhere?
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:iconterezi96:
terezi96 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist
i need to know where i can find this story
and it's looks amazing!
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DevilzNeverCry27 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
where can I find the fan story???!
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:icondraxys22:
draxys22 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
awesome
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Awesome. 
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OneWingedNekoCas Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SWEET!!!!
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:iconkareolha:
kareolha Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
wow...this is amazing! is this story available somewhere? I'm really interested in reading it!
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Xuchilbra Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice artwork, never read the story but wow. :)
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:iconmetallearner:
MetalLearner Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Damn impressive! What's struck me here is how Agahnim is taking a more hands-on approach in battling Link though still using his magic but he's more mobile physically!
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:iconraikarasu:
Raikarasu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is cool! Excellent job!
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jadesublime Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Now I am interested in this fan story..... :iconcuriousityplz: Great art work!
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:icongabihorseart98:
GabiHorseArt98 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW!
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Lwiis64 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist
I never red the story, but this artwork is amazing.
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:icondreamsinstatic:
dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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BlazetheFurdragon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Whoa. O.O
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Tessiie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A fan story, hmm? Where might I find it? o-o

The art is quite lovely, by the way. :3
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nitroxvi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE the look of the sheikah wizard. I love how you took Sheik's look and warped it to be so much more sinister.
I also love your redesign of link - he looks a lot more grand and heroic. is this fanfiction based on the Link to the Past time period?
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AHighlyVisibleNinja Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I looked up "Shadow of Katirok", but I didn't find a story. Is there anywhere where it has been uploaded?
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Artist
shadow of katirok? sound cool
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pastapiggypiggy Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAYUM this pic is AWESOME
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darkdrakon91 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Love it :D
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TetrisStorm Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Is it just me, or does this remind any one of the demigod Perseus? The guy behind Link looks like a male Medusa.
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darkdrakon91 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Thank god I'm not the only one who think that :).
BTW sorry for my bad english :(
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TetrisStorm Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I know, right?
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xcrushx17 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is. EPIC! The coloring is amazing and the way you drew the entire thing is just awesome. I'm jealous. -_-
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Kienamaru Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Holy freakin... I am blown away...

The Garo look like they mean business all clustered up like wisps... I can't describe it but it looks amazing.
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ArtTraveller77 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome, would love to see that kind of Link in a game.
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SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Awesome artwork and great story :) I would like to see and read more about it! :nod:
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BattleBruvaVolks Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Can you link the fanfic.
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ToddlerParks Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Super Perfect Indeed.
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Miss-Nekoo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
coooool
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:iconwings-of-art:
Wings-of-Art Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool :wow:
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:iconbadasssheik92:
BadassSheik92 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool!
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CorporalDogmeat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This version of Agahnim is more badass than the original.
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wrath9 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
...Cool....
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Syranna9584 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I would very much like to read this when it comes out! I've fallen in love with this series in the past year and a half and I want to learn more about it, even the FANstories that are out there like yours!
I'll be watching you as i want to see it when it comes out, can't wait till then.
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MrRavenheart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What is the timeline? :3
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Irontree Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
This story takes place 8 or 9 years after Ocarina of Time (after Majora's Mask as well).
Link has returned to Hyrule after his surreal journey through Termina and starts a humble life as a shop keepers assistant in a small village a couple miles northeast of Kokiri forest. But that doesn't last long. Sorry, I had to get a little dramatic there haha :XD:
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MrRavenheart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's ok I understand now :)
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Miss-Audaum-Lovet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
that is way cool
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