Perhaps because he is a dark lord and a necromancer, and that is the image that has been drilled into our minds when we think of them? I'm trying to change that image, at least in a small way. Mesiyeru is definately not like that.
I think that is it. Actually, that is it. Thinking of him as a 'dark lord' immediately gives him demon status in my mind. And, I don't know why, but as i said, I've always pictured him like really muscular....I think that goes along with the whole 'demon' image.....
Kiyune is standing behind him, but not that far back. If you remember from the story, she comes to Mesiyeru's chest. And if you notice, Rain is standing on a leaf, but you really need to full view to see that it is a leaf (why she can stand on a vine will be explained later..like in the latest chapter I have up.)
As for Mesiyeru's hair, it says in the story that while in a pony tail it comes to about his mid-back.