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|Featured In||The Emperor's Soul|
He painted the masterpiece Lily of the Spring Pond for a woman he loved. On her death, her children gave the painting to the Rose Empire; it is owned by the arbiter Frava. However, ShuXen felt that the painting should not outlive its intended recipient and did not want it used to glorify the Rose Empire. He hired the Forger Wan ShaiLu, whom he had tutored in her youth, to destroy it and replace it with a copy. Shai felt that she owed a debt to her former mentor and agreed to the plan.
ShuXen assists Shai in making a masterful copy of Lily of the Spring Pond, providing his studies for the original painting and advice on the brushwork. Shai also makes a second copy of passable quality that she uses as a decoy. Shai is able to execute the plan and burns the original painting, replacing it with the master forgery.
In his old age he has gone blind and can barely move.
|The Emperor's Soul (Sel)|
|Characters||Wan ShaiLu · Gaotona · Ashravan · Frava · Zu · Han ShuXen · Kurshina · Imperial Fool|
|Places||Rose Empire · Mulla'dil · MaiPon · Dzhamar · Ukurgi · Sogdian Forest · Rose Palace · Imperial Seat|
|Magic||Forgery · Bloodsealing · Soulstamp · Soulstone · Skeletal · Essence Mark|