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Suzaku no Kubikazari by Ranefea Suzaku no Kubikazari by Ranefea
This is one of the special items for my game, "Arden no Densetsu" in my game design class. Basically, its Suzaku's Necklace. (Yes, my game is based on the legend of the four gods but no, it has nothing to do with Fushigi Yuugi).

There will also be Genbu's Ring, Byakko's Fan, and Seiryuu's Gauntlet. I'm working on the design of Genbu's Ring currently.

Anyway this is a necklace made with Suzaku's feathers. It would give the player resistance against heat, and much higher defense against fire. Although they can only wear it for a certain amount of time before their HP begins to diminish. When this happens, they will have to unequip it and wait a certain amount of time before being able to equip it again. Of course, unequipping it with time still left won't renew the clock, but start back where you left off until it reaches zero and the player is forced to unequip it.
All the special items like this I've come up with advantages and disadvantages, since one of the things I'm getting tired of in some games is how you can get an awesome and powerful item/weapon that easily pwns, but it has no real disadvantage to the player, or something they can easily get around.

Design and Artwork (C) *Ranefea
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SKETCH-FAGGOT Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Student General Artist
Oooo Looks pretty.
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you. =)
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Pheos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Kyaaa!!! Sugoi! Those feathers look awesome!!
There are people who don't realize that the four gods are actually the four gods of kyoto, and not from some anime ...? I thought everyone knew that...
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks!

Well there are a lot of people who don't look into the history of behind things. I've run into people who really thought it was created for an anime/manga, and didn't know of the Chinese legend.
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Pheos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Chinese..? I thought the origins were in Kyoto. I myself look things up to see if I can use them myself. Mythology is public property xD
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
No, the Four Gods are originally Chinese, I'm pretty sure. The use of them is incredibly old.
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Pheos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
So the japanese adapted the four gods for kyoto (as they've adopted just about everything else that's chinese ... )?
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
Pretty much. But it's not uncommon for close geographical areas to end up sharing things like that. Basically the Four Gods are a center piece to an ancient form of Chinese astrology, and were at some point imported to Japan and adopted there.
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Pheos Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
*nod* Yey culture! ^^
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Haha. XD
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Na-chanK Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, amazing feathers :o So puurrrrdy...

*pets them* X3
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
=D Thanks.
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Queen-Duck Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! If it were a real necklace, I'd where it, not to mention it would probably protect me from sunburn:dance: This sounds like a really fun game:) Great job with the feathers and the shadowing btw;)
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =)
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Queen-Duck Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome:)
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kojika Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
feeeaaaathers~! *tries to fluff them* eeeh! looks nice, too~! fwee!
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
LMAO. Thanks. XD
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! fantastic art, i thought this was a photo!
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcoem"
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Lokotei Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful, and I love the concept! What a fun-sounding game!
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
=D Thank you!
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SeEun402 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! I want to play!
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
=D
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Altura Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Phoenix feathers!
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
=D
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duo2nd Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Looks pretty for a necklace.
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you. =)
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duo2nd Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
You're welcome.
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lordwarhammer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
who says super cool weapons have to have a downside? doesn't the head boss bad guy dude have a weapon or armor that gives him the edge?
on another note, cool picture.. the way you painted it, it almost looks real.
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yes and no. The thing with these items are you're pretty much gaining a type of power granted by the gods by equipping them. And mortal beings are not supposed to wield that type of power without consequences.
Thank you. =)
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lordwarhammer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
are you implying we need to take responsibility for our actions and think before we act?
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Pretty much, but also more so that there must be balance in the world. Power that is abused must have consequences.
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lordwarhammer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
oh alright.
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Bug-Off Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woo! that is some fine craftmanship on that picture! Very fine detail indeed! :clap:
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! =)
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Shadow-Hikari Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds interesting and possibly fustrating at the same time. But I like the idea of it though; it forces the player to think carefully about battle preparation. I love how the necklae looks real and simulated.
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
*nod* Exactly. Thank you! =)
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o0Kojiro0o Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
awesome ^_^ and nice idea with it.=)
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Ranefea Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks! =D
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