In the deepest hours of a moonless night, Lunarian magic peeks. Though hidden, the moon's strength is at its strongest then. The lunarian sorceress, Pariana Felmoon, is out performing a ritual spell known as the Rite of the blood star. This is a difficult spell for even the most practiced spellcaster on mistake will ruin the spell and cause severe feedback often resulting in temporary physical and/or mental disability. A successful casting however, grants the caster a heightened sense of awareness, clarity of thought (border lining clairvoyance/clairessence), and increased spell potency often meaning that the casters spell are harder to counter act and nullify, or cause more damage then normal. Pariana is performing this ritual of her own accord to gain the powers granted by the spell to discover the truth about her sister's exile and the teachings of both her religion and those of the heretics. The answers she'll find will be most unsettling. This is my second attempt at negating line work in my pictures. I feel that this particular picture is with out a doubt the best work I've done to date. I just love how this came out.