Welcome to the dark elf world and this website and thank you for taking the time to visit the ‘About Me’ section. Let me try to make things short, even if it seems impossible…
I am a digital artist (beside my main job) with a passion for creating fantasy and dark fantasy art and stories. I have been doing this for many years, and my work is heavily influenced by one of my all-time favorites, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of The Rings. I have been a fan of his work for over two decades and have read almost everything he has published.
People have often complimented me on my ability to describe things in a way that makes them come alive in their minds, which seems to be rare. I’ve been told that I have a gift for storytelling and description, and this is what inspired me to create my own world around a character I named Valtyr – The Dark Elf.
You might be wondering why I chose the name Valtyr. Believe it or not but it all started when I played World of Warcraft back in the days when Blizzard released the Bloodelf Addon, and I created a character, a Bloodelf that I named Valtyr. I loved everything about this character – his bravery, his Nordic appearance, and his long blonde hair. I enjoyed playing with him, fighting against Alliance enemies, hiding in the dark, and traveling through different parts of the game world. Valtyr was (and still is I think) a character I could fully identify myself with.
One night, I had a nightmare that left me feeling scared and shaken. In my dream, I was walking near the train station at night, nobody around, when a young lady approached me. Suddenly, she revealed her vampire teeth and began attacking me aggressively with her razor-sharp fingernails. My arms were badly wounded, and it felt like I was being sliced with razor blades (don’t ask how my arms looked like during the vampire attack…)
In that moment, my eyes began to glow, and I felt a surge of power coursing through my body. I looked at the vampire, and my arms began to heal instantly. I lifted her up in the air with my mind and she got scared as f***. When she asked me who the hell I was, I replied with all the power in my being, “I AM VALTYR!” and she exploded into a thousand pieces. I woke up and felt energised like never before… it was around 3 in the night and I could not sleep anymore.
That dream was the birth of Valtyr in my mind, and I have been mentally working on this world ever since.
I am heavily influenced by Black Metal Music, and my love for this genre of music has helped to shape the world of Aereathor, which is part of the universe where Valtyr exists. I began writing about Valtyr and the world around Aereathor just last year, in 2022, also while watching “The Rings of Power” which I really enjoyed but….. well…. ok let’s continue 😉
The reason I believe Valtyr and the world I have created are different is that I create what I feel has been missing from the fantasy genre for a long time. My characters have a story behind the story, a deeper meaning, and something the reader can take away from the entire narrative. I believe my characters are not just pure fantasy, but they are also a reflection of my experiences, both good and bad.
Valtyr’s world will is dark, evil, brutal, and fantastic, but it is also be deep-minded and full of lion-hearted power and love for others. If you’ve been enjoying what you’ve seen of Valtyr so far, then I encourage you to stay tuned, as there is so MUCH MORE crazy stuff to come. I am not alone in this endeavor, and I have a team of creative professionals working with me to bring this universe to life.
There is so much more to say but maybe you want to simply ask your question and I can post it on here, so all readers can have access to it and participate.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about me and my world. I hope you enjoy exploring Valtyr and the world of Aereathor as much as I have enjoyed creating it.