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To your eyes, my beauty is a colorful candy in the grey dessert.
To your heart, my grace is a love that you are longing for.
Come close to me, you would soon know that I am not just a dream.

You whisper to my ear, I am the priceless jewel that you would like to keep forever.
You kiss me like a drop of ale, soothing the dreaded thirsts of your soul.
Embrace me, you would soon know that I am more precious than anything you ever have.

Let your heart desire me, it tells you no lies.
Feel these last delight, it gives you no regret.
For when this trance of delirium ends, you would soon know I am the collector of your soul.


Shea'Rin is an exotic blade dancer, a private performer for His Majesty the King of Ba'er Haerun. It is said that no men can resist her charm as she is the most perfect creation a god has ever made. Her beauty is beyond words. Her pair of aquamarine eyes sooth every heart of man that lays eyes upon hers. Each of her moves is so graceful that it allures every man into their deepest imagination of her. Like a whisper of delirium, the present of Shea'Rin casts the sanity out of any man that is watching her.

Shea'Rin is an exceptional performer, but no man other than His Majesty the King of Ba'Er Haerun himself has the privilege to see her dancing. To the King, she is priceless, valuable more than thousand jewels and gold, a trophy that he would not share with other. Thus, the stories of Shea'Rin becomes tales, spoken among all men that could only dream to see her performing the enchanting dance, as somehow no man has ever succeed to see the forbidden dance.

The tales of Shea'Rin travel far, reaching the Damarian Wasteland at the farthest South of the Ba'er Haerun. The vast badlands has become a perfect hideout for a band of desert raiders that called Shu'har. This group of four hundred vile criminals is lead by Uzhaku Rahaban, a ruthless and cunning barbarian. His greed of wealth and psychotic obsession for beautiful maidens has brought endless terrors to Ba'Er Haerun. Imperial troops have never succeeded to put an end to their reign of terror as they're cunningly strikes only at night and hide themselves at the wasteland when the morning comes. For years, Uzhaku and his men had killed more than thousands of villagers, rampaging their treasures, and abducting hundreds of maiden, forcing those young woman to fulfill those barbarian's ill desire. Mercy never crossed their black hearts as they would slay the maidens when they are no longer satisfying.

The tale of Shea'Rin at Uzaku's ears has made him overwhelmed by ecstasy, he dreams of having the most beautiful maiden in the kingdom to serve him. So in the next full month, Uzhaku orders all of his men to abduct as many maidens as they can from the kingdom and demand that the King’s hand over his most beloved dancer in exchange for the release of one hundred maidens that are currently in Shu'har's possession. Otherwise, he will kill all those maidens and kidnapped a hundred more until the King fulfilled his demand.

Knowing how dreadful this issue is, Shea'Rin herself asked the king to submit to the raiders' demand. On the next morning, a couple of raiders take her away to meet Uzhaku. After a day walk in the heat of the desert, she arrives at the present of the barbarian leader. At the moment Uzhaku laid his eyes upon the beautiful dancer, he is overjoyed by her exquisite look and charm. He had been told about the beauty of Shea'Rin, but what he sees at the moment is far beyond what he had imagined. Uzhaku instantly fell in love with Shea'Rin. He commands the beautiful dancer to strip off her clothes and blades, Shea'Rin complies to the wish of Uzhaku without hesitation but she insists that she would need the blades in order to perform her dance. Uzhaku is about to hesitate, but he was too arrogance, a girl with a few blades will surely be harmless in front of four hundred armed men, so he let her to keep her blades.

Uzhaku's men lit fire torches in circle, preparing the stage for the dancer's performance. With the blades in her hands, Shea'Rin performs what Uzhaku and all of his men have been waiting for. That dawn, all of the raiders are thrilled with joy and ectasy as Shea'Rin dances beautifully, so graceful and mesmerizing. Her blades dance around as they are having their own lives, flowing in harmony with her every move. It makes all eyes of men stare without a single blink, dragging their mind out of their bodies, and bringing all men to frenzy with the excitement.

But unknown to Uzhaku and his men, Shea'Rin is not just an ordinary blade dancer. She is the imperial most elite assassin, a specialist in killing male objectives. The reason that no men was ever allowed to see her dance was not because she is the King's private dancer, instead she had slain all men that ever had the chance to see her dancing. The exotic dance itself is her method of assassination, to draw her victims in delirium and rendering them vulnerable for her to kill.

Having every of her audiences fallen in delirium, her dancing suddenly become lethal. Her blades cut off Uzaku's head, dropping it to the ground. Uzhaku was the first one to be sleeping in hell that night, followed almost instantly by all of his men as the blades keep swinging with her dancing, cutting off more heads and limbs from their bodies. She strikes so fast that no men have ever realized they have been killed by her blades. At the end of dawn, Shea'Rin finished her dancing and slain every one of the four hundred raiders. The Shu'har's years of terror ends in a single night with a sole delirium.


Shea'Rin carries an armament of 4 blades - Pain, Pride, Grace and Glory.
Pain and Pride is a pair of blades made by Japanese master blacksmith, Taketzu Hanzo. These two blades are made especially for Shea'Rin. Pain ('Kutsuu') is a zweihander, a type of two handed sword, but its weight is light enough to be held by one hand. This large blade is made to inflict as many pain to its victim instantly kill the target in agony if not killed instantly by the wound it caused.
Pride ('Hokori') is a kodachi, a blade shorter than katana but longer than wakizashi. This blade is made to match with the wielder's height as length of the blade will virtually give no blind spot when used in defense. Easy to say Pride is her impenetrable shield. As a blade dancer, Shea'Rin must keep her armor light to be able to perform her dancing, so she must rely on her blades as her defense. Pride provides very exceptional usage is parrying all incoming attacks.

Grace and Glory are twin long swords, imperial sacred blades that Shea'Rin received from His Majesty the King of Ba'er Haerun for her service to the kingdom. These beautifully crafted blades are also a symbol of the highest imperial enforcer authority, as these blades can only be wield by the most skilled fighter of the Kingdom of Ba'er Haerun. These twin blades are very light and harmonious, making the wielder to be able to flawlessly attacking and parrying at the same time.

All of Shea'Rin's blades are coated with a special poison. This intoxicating potion itself is not lethal and smells like a lovely perfume, but it instantly renders male nerves to temporary dysfunction, much like the effect of a sleeping drug. This is also why she will never draw her blades unless she is going to assassinate her targets.


Only females are qualified for the profession of imperial blade dancer. These elite level fighters have the highest swords skill of all fighter classes and they can move incredibly fast to strike their foes down. These Middle Eastern fighters are famous with their swordplay that resembles beautiful dancing but are extremely lethal. They are very agile, moving with grace and skill while slaying their foes down.

The strength of a blade dancer is quite impressive although may not as powerful as Barbarian or Gladiator class. Blade dancers are lightly armored fighters, thus giving them very little protection. They compensate their lack of armor with high agility and excellent parrying skill. It is almost impossible to defeat a blade dancer in one on one fight. Blade dancers usually carry more than one sword, as they excel in fighting with dual swords.

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Given 2010-03-29
" The vibrant colors, intricate details and the way the image seems to ooze "danger" is amazing. " -Arctic-Affinity

Delirium by *raynkazuya ( Suggested by Arctic-Affinity and Featured by PurpelBlur )
Sorry this is too good for any sensible critique. It is excellent in all departments. The art work, lighting and colours are all great. About the only regret I have is that it is not produced in a computer wallpaper size or format. I am also left wondering what is to the right of the picture but as a poster it works well. If you think about this picture hard you wonder what is the pose about. Why would she be drawing a sword from behind like that. But don't worry because only someone trying to write 100 words minimum would even ask that question. I cannot think of anyone that would not be delighted to have produced such a work. Well done. If you want a good critique you will have to do worse art!
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Critique by TheGeekling Aug 13, 2012, 8:33:53 PM
I love the lighting, the anatomy, and your technique. The face is really strong and confident, and the eyes are piercing. I love the way this outfit came out. The bellydancing and warrior aspects fit together perfectly. I am not sure if the position of the scabbard (above her butt) would be really convenient during battle. However, if you are going for that level of realism she would have to wear a suit of armor. I love the details of the fabric and the way you managed to work the lion armor in there. The attention to detail on each of the swords and on her skirt/armor is phenomenal.
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
that is so cool!
alithking Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Beatiful and amazing colors and details, well done.
braininjected Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015   Digital Artist
awesome work
Taher-Painter70 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!!!!! :omfg:
n000b51 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Is over my personal habilities. Can't judge it when all is perfect...

Looks like Royo's poster !

Thank to show it for free !
fathskie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
'very good' is an understatement...
nioGara Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist 'n i love it. beautiful work!!
Dionisante Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!!!
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Your amazing work has been feature on my journal --> [link]
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alaxiiana Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
holy! :O
baribaldamien Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
trés trés stylé !! Bravo !
eryatnomtenaj Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ArcanoXXI Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My eyes are amazed, my saliva is falling, and my food is burning in flames... I love this work. To my favourites.
canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
Mangatellers Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing art work. The warrior looks stunning! I like her pose and her accessories. Incredible art style. Well done! :D
RosePoison Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Impressive!!! I love how there are now smudges or flaws in these images, congratulations
eizu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing art and such a beautiful story. I can't imagine that she danced without clothes and took all those bad men down. Impressive~!
Mika-Hime Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awsome! this is my ps3 background bought it in the market!!!!! :3 :happybounce: :la: :dummy:
dramaqueens Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fantastic! How much time you spend on work like this?
MarioWibisono Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, it takes around 2 weeks : )
CharlesWS Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
My jaw almost dropped, but I caught it! Beautiful work! :love:
kiomaru1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Artist
Wow... it s like there is art inside of the art itself......
Samuel-Yew Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
When I saw this magnificent art, Luis Royo :heart: came to my memory. It is beautifully unique. :worship:
Erobertix Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome Q,Q
KKBatoretto Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's such a cool story! I have this as a poster in my room!!!!! I love it so much! I also had to do about an artist for Art so I did about you and drew this picture! (Not as good as the original though!)
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xxScarletdragonxx Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
It looks so freakin real. O___O It's awesome!!!
slizzie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm loving the eyes
IncorrectBird Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012 the **** r u doin' that?? :O :O
CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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MrNikoliss Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the best yet
sarrah417 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
A very great story, is this true? or you just created out of your creative imagination?
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Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101:
Laeth1988 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mind = blown
Tallis1990 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
thats so cool :-)
LooWa84 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Just perfect Picture in any way! Keep bringing more!
dast20 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one word
cristantenora Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
chaotically Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
i love her backstory/character design, and the work itself is gorgeous. *^*
Wonderful-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student
Thats the Poster i saw in a magazine Ö.Ö
Holy cow! thats amazing!
robsonl18 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
happiemoua Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is AMAZING! i <3 the details and the concept.
silverinewolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
this kind of art is what makes me want to upgrade to premium membership so i can leave a critique (aka pile lots of professional sounding praises) QQ

i a bit of a sword fanatic so this is my personal favorite of all your pieces. the imprints on the blade, the metallic sheen, the details of the handle and guard....divinely done

BUT (this is probably more of a personal issue than a critique) the zweihander's handle and guard is a bit too ornamental.... more like a RPG styled two-hand or heavy one-hand. while it's beautiful to look at and more or less fitting for the style of the art, the detailed and long-reaching guard is very in-the-way and overburdening for actual combat.

anyways, there's a lot of feeling of motion in your art, as if she just pulled out her blades to start her deadly dance. there seems to be a bit of seductive mockery in her expression that i really like, something along the lines of "do you dare to match my dance?"

overall, i love it! ^.^
ehsantalebi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooooo...fuckin' awesome.awesome
asianaphrodite Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail in your artwork is amazing. Breath taking.
Monkey-Sage-Jr Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
O My GOD its gets better i just noticed she has Irezumi tattoos!!!! I love those tattoos! This is truely a masterpiece!
Monkey-Sage-Jr Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing!!!! This is right up there with luis Royos work. You would probably like his work , u should check him out. This is AMAZING once again. I love how there is a mideval sword and a Asian style sword =)
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