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Title: House of the Dead
By: *nayruchan
For: horrificwhisper (LJ user)
Request: Ocarina of Time/Sheikah betrayal. "Any creative interpretation of the story of the Sheikah tribe".
Medium: mixed media (pencils, felt tips, watercolor, gouache, paint marker)
Game(s): Ocarina of Time
Character(s)/Pairing: sheikah
Rating: any...or if sensitive to horror then maybe PG
Warnings: eh umm, slight blood/angst/guts? :--D
Creator’s Notes:


My part for #zelda-exchange. One of the prompts was interpretation of Sheikah tragedy. For those who don't know, sheikah is a race in Zelda series and not much is told about it except that they were servants of Royal Family and they were wiped off completely at some point in Hyrule history. I posted one sheikah doodle earlier this month but wasn't happy with it and wanted to make something more finished. I watched some video about actual japanese ninja house with all kinds of traps and secret rooms and it inspired me, as well as the shadow temple in OoT, which is also called House of the Dead.
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Misa-Alexandra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just stunning! Awesome work!  
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Candy-Ice Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Well now, this is interesting :ohnoes: Great job! I really like the use of the colors and the media you used--it certainly gives this piece a bit of flavor but also reinforces the emotion, along with the style you drew it in. Very nice job :D
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Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
if you want to know more about sheikan and why the leave the royale family, try to remember aghanim...and his tunic--->[link] doesn't it make you remember something?
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evelmiina Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I don't think I've heard of canon information of Aghanims relation to the sheikah. Sure the pattern looks lot like sheikah emblem, but sheikah were almost extinct in Ocarina of Time, and A Link to the Past happens after OoT. It's just my headcanon, that sheikah were a ninja-like clan somewhere between skyward sword - ocarina of time (which could be hundreds years) and their end was tragedy within the clan, perhaps their personal feelings towards each other (jealousy, love, hatred or such) tangled with Hyrulean wars and some kind of treachery. It could have something to do with Ganon toying with them, but in the end, I feel they ended each other within the clan. Maybe I've just read too much ninja drama, haha. If aghanim has anything to do with them I'd say it's because Ganon is Aghanim, and he wears the symbol just to fool the others, he pretends to be a servant of Royal Family after all. Or maybe it's his mockery towards them, if Ganon had something to do with the decline of Sheikah.
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Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
of course, but i'm wondering about a relationship(also because in zelda the time line of the vidogame isn't really clear)about what sheik said in OoT and aghanim and i found this interpretation on internet...just wondering :)

(of course you art it's amazing :))
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evelmiina Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm not sure if you've seen the official timeline they released for Hyrule Historia book [link] but at least, it fills in some information to fans, if you want to believe in it, that is <: not everyone accepts the split timeline, though it's official, or even the idea of timeline, as Zelda games were originally just individual games that referenced each other, and sometimes were straight continuation to each other.
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Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yha i saw it, also the one woth only two division :)

zelda is a great game also for this "speculations" :)
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evelmiina Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
when I was teenager I used to argue a lot about Zelda theories/opinions in zeldauniverse.net, I was rather silly, considering I'd never even played all of the zeldas. But I think the speculation is still fun, I wouldn't want to engage in argument about it anymore though haha <: it's just neat when some things 'fit', or make sense, I love all tiny details about Zelda.
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Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
me too, i think that if a game keep you dreaming for 25 years has to be great!of course also for evry details in it :)
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DeareaMarie Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Incredible
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Redangelsblush4 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
..wh-what the....thats really creepy....YET SO AWESOME!!!
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evelmiina Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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WolfPawDragonClaw Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
This is amazing! :love: I really like the outlining and coloring! :D The background is very lovely too! And the guts! :love:
[link] Featured!
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f-cat Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
amazing ! :meow:
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Vrexie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love love love this! i like how you drew the gossip stones with bleeding eyes aswell and for somereason i adore the coloring on that one sheikah's cuts....
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evelmiina Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! I kept remembering one thing about Zelda canon that sheikah emblem didn't always have the tear/blood-drop there until the tragedy happened, whatever it is. So if gossip stones existed I thought they could've been strongly associated with the sheikahs, and reacted to their extinction somehow. Even as inanimate objects, since...they are somehow alive, at least, I used to try all my weapons on gossip stones and I think if you plant a bomb next to one they take off like rockets to the sky XD it shows some personality!...now this was almost related ahah
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Vrexie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha yeah i used to always blow up the gossip stones with bombs. bombchu was the best death.
i'll keep looking forward to your sheik and zelda related stuff! haha!
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Iceland-Ink Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
love the colors!!
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trillean Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
The atmosphere here is just incredible. The way the one Sheikah's eyes are cutting right at you in an almost resentful way is really rather chilling. Of course, it didn't help that I was listening to Dead Can Dance's "Crescent" when I was looking at this.
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evelmiina Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Oh, sweet! It's always awesome if some song happens to fit the picture :3
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Kikixeni Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student
Wow. This is incredible.
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Woodland-Mel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Once again, amazing!
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KimmitheHealer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
The composition, the style, and the emotion!!!! This is amazing!!!! I love it!!!!
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