I love Izark and Noriko because they're truely made for each other. I love Noriko's attachment to Izark, and how protective Izark is of her. The story behind them is really touching as well, and if you haven't read From Far Away, I reccomend you find it now.
03 - The image made me think of something along the lines of Aztech, but the symbol in the icon is actually the symbol on the New Mexican Flag
05 - When Izark and Noriko first meet, Izark wasn't expecting Noriko. He's on a mission to kill "The Awakening" something that will awaken the Sky Demon.
08 - Noriko is still learning the language, and when she wants to tell Izark that he did a good job, she recalls a couple saying something along those lines. What comes out is close, but poor Izark is very embarrased.
09 - This Third Party member is Banadam. He has a crush on Noriko, but he gladly steps aside when he realizes he has no chance.
AC Icons - I chose to do the five elements for my AC icons, because the images where screaming "look, so many elements!" I was very inspired by the art as well, so I went with it. The elements showcased are Air, Water, Fire, Earth, and Wood.
Icons 5, 8, 9, and 15 are all manga colorings~
All the colored panels can be found here!