Long: Shiori Juri Tsuchiya of Ember, future daughter of Kanna and Ruka (if she has anything to say about it), shown here standing defiantly in violet tank top and white naval pants, holding a hand-and-a-half sword in her right hand. Her emblem is the rising sun bisected by the ocean waves.
Long: Shiori, doing what she does best -- playing the crowd and singing her heart out.
Long: Shiori, posed provocatively among fresh violets, on the cover of her two-CD set.
Long: Shiori, spotlit and holding a microphone, proudly poses onstage at the House Alars gardens, clad in jeans and a Panopticon University T-Shirt.
Long: The outdoor stage for the Alarsways Concert in the Courts of Chaos, set up and ready for the night's performance. Shiori can be seen, practicing some music at the edge of center stage.
Long: Kanna and Ruka take some time off to relax at a nice Atlantic Beach, accompanied by their lovely young daughter Shiori (who is oblivious of everything save the ice cream sandwich she's eating).
Long: Duke Davros, chaosian shapeshifter with more titles than can be easily recounted here, sits within the landscape he first was found in -- the stone pillars of a Stylite meditation shadow. A black wolf sits at his feet, while a four-armed gargoyle flies in the air above him, along with a firey serpent. His sigil is a black wolf's head.
Long: Shiori breaches an incoming wave on a midatlantic beach during her vacation, clearly enjoying herself.
Long: Shiori, clad in a deep purple skintight sleeveless bodysuit and boots, shows off her latest magical trick -- a summoned Elder Sign which floats above her palm.
Long: Shiori takes some time off to work on her tan in the sunshine on a beach blanket on the sand.
Long: Shiori, continuing to work on her tan at the beach.
Long: Shiori, clad in a midshipman's usual shirt, kerchief, and pants, sits on the railing of a beach boardwalk, regarding the sea thoughtfully.
Long: Shiori Tsuchiya, in dungarees and peacoat, waiting for her ship to come in one morning at Shalomar Naval Base.
Long: The cover to Shiori's first album, "Sailors Take Warning".
Long: Shiori Tsuchiya, taking a moment to relax and sit on a boulder in one of Arden's many forested glades.
"Shiori, Shiori, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?"
"With silver bells and cockle-shells,
And pretty maids all in a row."
Long: Katherine d'Medici, special agent of Amber, shapeshifter and Water Elementalist extraordiare, clad in gold blouse and black pants. Her emblem is two crossed sheathed short swords.
Long: One of the newest members of the Harad family, Haruka Minimus sits in front of an ancient ruin, clad in orange tank top, brown leather pants, and bracers, holding a staff topped with the Elder Sign close to her. Her emblem is a spear, entwined with roses.
Long: A quick pencil sketch of Telemain Kohl in his usual outfit.
Long: Quick pencil sketches of Telemain, Shiori, and Orien to show their respective heights and outfits.
Long: A quick pencil sketch of Shiori, ready to play a game of tennis.
Long: Violet Butler, one of the newest of Butler siblings, posed in a purple dress and with her signature fans. Her emblem is an array of violets with a purple square behind it.
Long: Shiori, ready to cosplay as the classy librarian, Yomiko "The Paper" Readman.
Long: Katherine d'Medici, in one of her many roles as Nancy Makuhari, aka "Miss Deep".
Long: Shiori relaxing on her bed after a long day at work in the navy.
Long: Princess Akari of Amber, in her adult form, backlit by the flames of the Phoenix. Her emblem is now a stylized phoenix in purple and yellow.
Long: Chloe, doing a precise knife dance among an ancient ruin in shadow. Her emblem is the Alpine Rose.
Long: On February 27th, 2003, Fred Rogers went finally to the Land of Make Believe for the last time (or the true time, depending on how you look at it), and it hit a lot of people hard -- including myself. This is my tribute to him.
Long: The past meets the present day as Shiori stands with her sword at her side, while her younger self plays with a Haruka of Harad plushie.
Long:Lady Kodachi, the matron of House Alars, stands serenely in the middle of the house gardens in a green Lipunese kimono, holding a black rose. Her emblem is the same flower.
Long:Shiori, getting ready for the tasks ahead -- which include getting a good score in volleyball while wearing a blue workout suit.
Long:Shiori takes a moment on the Day of the Dead at the Keep of the Five Worlds to gain some solace from the grand matriarch of the Harad line -- the ghost of Haruka of Harad, her great-grandmother.
Long:Dusky-skinned Sousuke, in a rare calm moment, clad in House Helgram's uniform, stands watching the ocean waves from the edge of some dunes, seagulls flying in the distance. His sigil is that of House Helgram -- two serpents of flame, rising in a spiral over a black disc.
Long:Orihime Soletta, longtime friend of Shiori, strides confidently through a barren landscape clad in her house uniform while a flaming kingfisher alights upon a branch overlooking a pool of fire, and an orange-and-gold feathered Harpy lands on a tree in the background. Her elblem is a yellow-bordered black star, with a red rose atop it.
Long:Tomos Valois du Therin, Captain Special Agent of Amber, Child of Metal, wielder of Justice, and possible progeny of Derith. Is it any wonder this man currently has Issues? Clad in green and white and brownish-black, as befits a member of the guard corps of Amber.
Long:Setsuna, white-haired swordsman son of Kuonji, striding through a backdrop of flames, his loyal owl Sophita accompanying him. His emblem is Sophita perched on his sword.
Long:Queen Corrine relaxes in the sun on a midatlantic beach, clad in a sleek shoulderless one-piece red swimsuit. (This was originally going to be titled "Queen on the Beach", but I decided that it sounded too much like an alcoholic drink.)
Long:Shiori relaxes on the beach, reading a book on naval matters, while clad in a two-piece swimsuit that matches her uniform colors while leaving little to the imagination.
Long:Shiori, clad in a sleek violet low-cut gown with elbow-length gloves, ready to sing her sultry heart out. In the background, other bandmembers can be seen in silouhette.
Long:Morgenstern, the Grand Master of Funk, seen in his studio spinning the hottest records across the Amber universe. His emblem is a flaming horse head.
Long:Aburatsubo, Prince of Amber, relaxes in a streetside cafe' for a special someone with a love letter. His emblem is a turtle atop a heart.
Long:Shiori leans against a lifeguard stand at the beach, noodling on an acoustic guitar, as the sun begins to set and Orien watches her play.
Long:A roughed-out rendering of the central buildings of House Helgram. That's the house Chapel of the Serpent on the left, the Great Hall, residental wings, and offices in the center, and the military barracks to the right.
Long:Shiori, caught in the middle of casting a spell.
Long: Sousuke, running for action, a pistol-crossbow ready in his hands.
Long: Suzuka in profile, her gaze offstage while she holds her bokken at the ready.
Long:Yomiko Butler, clad in her usual trenchcoat and understated vest and skirt, holding her everpresent travel briefcase of paper and holding a fan of five cards in her hand. Her sigil is a paper crane.
Long:The fullsize Yomiko Readman in a library image, allowing the lights from the windows to be seen.
Long:The antagonist of the 'Metal Gear Helgram' arc, Cydno the Abyss Master, rises above House Helgram from the depths of the Abyss.
Long:Orien examines his claws while standing in profile in his hybrid form.
Long:The completed "Metal Gear Helgram" movie poster. At the edge of darkness, there is light...
Long:... and the sun rises on House Helgram once more.
Long:Shiori and Kaname, rocking out at House Helgram in a cool duet, with Shiori on Acoustic Guitar and Kaname on Electric Guitar.
Long:An image manipulation/colorization of the fount that holds the Sacred Flame of Helgram.
Long:Jean LeBeau, ready for a Hard Day's Night fighting crime in Olympus.
Long:Two sides of Shiori's nature become expressed in this picture -- the Patterny side and the Abyssal side. But which is 'dark' and which is 'light'? Sometimes, the answer isn't quite so clear...
Long:Queen Corrine of Ember rests amongst brown silk sheets and in the arms of her sister while holding a plushie of her husband and soulmate, the Red Knight.
Long: Shiori's naval tattoo, depicting a sailing ship inset within a sunburst, and the year of her graduating class.
Long: A photoedit of one of Shiori's earlier albums, depicting her standing with a motorcycle on an abandoned desert road.
Long: Shiori's third DVD cover of her campaign adventures.
Long: Shiori takes a night to provide serious snuggles to Orihime, who needs them due to the loss of her mother in the wake of the Logruswrack... (look here for a version without the sheets...)
Long: Nanami Minor, Princess of Amber and woman of many facets, standing on the slopes of Kolvir beneath the steps to Tir'na'Nog as the sun slowly sets. Her emblem is a white serpent entwined around a stylized rose.
Long: Shiori, ripping a curl as she hangs ten on some truly righteous, gnarly waves.
Long: And a darker version of the above image, intended for the cover of a conceptual album.
Long: Yet another Shiori concert photograph, showing her clad in a fetching black lace bodysuit, lit by stage lights.
Long: Uotani Arisa, Special Agent and Miroku, the Love Monk, relaxing beneath a tree abutting a rock outcropping.
Long: Ota Minor, the gun-happy Prince of Arcadia, certainly knows how to make an entrance in Ankh-Morpork with his massive crossbow.... his emblem is a crossed sword and shotgun.
Long: Kaname, heir to the throne of Rebma, sits thoughtfully on a pier, but not paying attention to the ships as they come in for the coming night. Her emblem is the fouled anchor with blue roses.
Long: Yurika, one of the more outgoing members of the Rebman Royal Family, caught posed in her private shadow. Her personal emblem is a tap-dancing Dolphin.
Long: Yurika, showing off a blue-and-white striped bikini at her own personal shadow's fountain playground.
Long: Shiori at a dark-lit dance, demonstrating that while she may have begun learning the arts of the Abyss, she hasn't lost her sense of fashion.
Long: Shiori, Random, and Akari, in their costumes for the hopeful 'Three Divas' concert.
Long: Shiori kicks musical ass with a black Flying-V electric guitar, no matter the time and place...
Long: ... even if that place is in the middle of the depths of the Abyss.
Long: Kiyoharu, philosophical swordman son of Touga and Suu, stands within one of Castle Amber's dojos, clad in red gi and black hakama. His emblem is the green Kiyoharu leaf.
Long: Random, the Rose Prince, accepts a standing ovation in the spotlight as rose petals drift down from the air, as she leaves the stage for the last time in this particular costume. Her emblem is the pink, white, and black stylized rose of the Rose Order.
Long: Samantha, potential future Princess of Ember, stands ready to kick butt in the name of the Pyricorn and Unicorn! Her emblem is an orange star framed by a green square.
Long: A Yultide Greeting Card from Aburatsubo, Katherine, Shiori, and Orien, all dressed in their formal holiday finest, within the captain's cabin of Shiori's flagship.
Long:Katherine d'Medici and Shiori Tsuchiya, clad for a formal event in Amber, take a moment to express their affections for one another.
Long:Shiori, the newly minted Pretty Princess Ember, clad in a red fuku with black trim, lifting the Pretty Princess Wand of Fire proudly in her right hand.
Long:Kaname floats above the waves as the new Pretty Princess Rebma, clad in a blue, green-trimmed fuku as she uses the Pretty Princess Wand of Water to summon streams of bubbly water.
Long:Nanami Minor, clad in a pale blue-grey and white- trimmed fuku, flies up into the starry night sky with the power of the Pretty Princess Wand of Air.
Long:Yurika, as Pretty Princess Prime, commands all the elements. So it's only appropriate that her fuku should be white with rainbow trim, and that her Pretty Princess Wand is more powerful than the others..
Long:Melissa of House Helgram, clad in a grey and black fuku, transforms her Peetty Princess Wand of Metal into a naginata as she is backdropped by a mountain range.
Long:Chloe summons the powers of plantlife, vines growing aaround her as she lifts her Pretty Princess Wand of Wood up high, while she herself is clad in a blue green, green- trimmed fuku.
Long:Uotani Arisa, clad in a long green dress with an elegant design of a butterfly on the back. She, like other Amber Royal Guards, is represented by the Rapant Unicorn on a green field.
Long:Shiori, bracketed by flaming wings, as she puts the finishing touches on the newly-forged soulsword, Soul Calibur.
Long:Orien, prince of two bloods, stands stubbornly with his left-hand on his hip, clad in black leather pants and boots and a red trenchcoat nestled within his left arm. His right arm has been replaced with an Elder-power metal arm. His emblem is a chrome panther's head within a red triangle.
Long:Orien's Fortress Shadow, a series of bare rock islands surmounted by technological chrome and iron pyramids.
Long:Hanajima, the 'Good Witch' of Amber, flies above the Emerald City of Oz, clad in classic witches' robes while riding on a broom. Her emblem is a golden lightning bolt above the funnel of a tornado.
Long:Hanajima, the 'Good Witch' of Amber, post-transformation with red hair and green eyes, flies above the Emerald City of Oz, clad in classic witches' robes while riding on a broom. Her emblem is a golden lightning bolt above the funnel of a tornado.
Long:Here is the marbled, columned Great Hall of Castle Ember, lit by the eternal sunlight and wall torches. A long red carpet leads all the way down to the dias upon which the Obsidian Throne sits beneath the large tapestry of the Pyricorn. (and here is a version that is much easier to see, without all the lighting effects.)
Long:Shiori, clad in a white, blue, violet, and blue-black trimmed wetsuit, relaxing back against a surfboard.
Long:A special treat -- Shiori Desktops with song lyrics!
Long:Shiori singing into a microphone on a stand, clad in black haltertop and pants, black leather arm-gloves, and lit from above and aside by bright stage lights.
Long: The future first son of Corrine and the Red Knight -- Atrus, Prince of Ember. Depicted in his study, in practical exploration wear and holding a special book of his own devising.
Long: A potential second child for Kanna and Ruka, Fiona (or "Fio" as she's more commonly known), standing on the fuselage of a bright red seaplane.
Long: And here's Mai, as the potential second daughter of Queen Corrine and the Red Knight of Ember.
Long: A rough pencil sketch of Shiori in her full explorer's gear for cold weather.
Long: Shiori's winter exploration getup, minus the heavy backpack and outer coat.
Long: Three sketches from Shiori's Rolling Stone magazine interview.
Long: A young Princess Shiori of Ember, looking up at a portrait of the first Queen of Ember, Shayla... unaware of the spiritual connection between them at that young an age.
Long: Inspired by a T-shirt seen at Katsucon 12, Katherine d'Medici saucily proclaims her certifications to the world. (a somewhat more risque version can be found here!)
Long: A pirate-hunter's life is for Shiori, who's clad in suitably nautical wear for the hunt, armed with pistol and cutlass and magical gear, and a gaily-feathered tricorn on her head.
Long: Asuka, one of the newer children of the Elements, is a dedicated warrior. Here she stands, clad in red plate armor, her sword readied for the draw, and great firey wings summoned from her back. Her personal emblem is a stylized burst of flame atop a white Elder Sign.
Long:During the tail end of the Forth the Nine Riders campaign, there was an increasing tendency for the main characters (and their relatives) to be stuck with a sudden onset of god(dess)-hood. This never happened to Shiori, but if it had happened, she would've done her damnedest to make sure it happened on her terms, and nobody else's. Here, then, is an expression of Shiori's full potential, reflecting her heritages and choices, as a Goddess of Light and Shadow. (look here for a clearer non-framed version.)
Long:The flip side of Shiori's potential Ascension, this time with dark shadow wings instead of bright light wings. (look here for a clearer non-framed version.)
Long: A "What If : Shiori was so enraged that she needed to use Abyssal and Pattern powers to gain vengeance?" image. And yes, those are two soul gauntlets, Merehollow (the blade of Air), Beryllina the rainbow blade, and a demijewel of water around her neck as both abyssal and pattern auras flare around her.
Long: Three of the Radiant Seven, gathered together - Elisa Tsuchiya, Koharu Tsuchiya, and Sarah d'Medici.
Well, despite the trials and tribulations fame may bring, Princess Shiori, Lady Orihime, and Katherine D'Medici are more than willing to get out on stage and have a good time. (Commisioned at Nekocon 5)
Trump Cards : [Pre-Campaign]
[Through A Mirror Darkly]
[Unicorn no Seishi]
[Forth The Nine Riders]
Illustrations : [Pre-Campaign] [Through A Mirror Darkly] [Unicorn no Seishi] [Forth The Nine Riders] [Related Campaigns]