This is my half on an art trade with Paul Karvanis (link to his pic coming soon!) The subject was: 'Terror of the Red' and this is what I came up with (in a single day! Go me!! ^_^) I pulled out (almost) all the stops on this one: background AND color!! And I drew blood!! The Story: In the midst of the Meiji Revolution one warrior stood out among all others: the Sunset Samuri. She did not fight for either side, rather she fought her own battle against the corruption (on both sides) that murdered her father, husband, and eldest brother - attacking always by the red light of the sunset. While the only weapon she carried seemed to be merely a staff it hids a sword and she is a master of both weapons. Many were sent to kill her for her asassinations of high ranking government officials, and nearly all of them died. She spilt so much blood that it permanently stained her hair and a curse turned her eyes to pure red (which tend to glow/flame when she's most angry and can paralyze a man in fear). When the Revolution ended she vowed to never take the life of another innocent, and her name faded into history. But beware for if you cross her you shall know what then became known as the Terror of the Red!