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Welcome everyone to the 5th annual Koei-Warriors Secret Santa event.
All edits will be added at the bottom of the journal, along with the people who have currently joined in. 

:spotlight-left: What is a Secret Santa?:spotlight-right:

Secret Santa is when a group of people will randomly exchange gifts with someone else. For us, it'll be a huge art trade, and now with writing as well. I will randomly assign people a request based on what they wish for in return. (art for writing, writing for writing, ETC) You will not know who will have your request, and to make it fair, they will not really know who's request they will have either. They will receive a note with the request you gave and that is it.

But I do not celebrate Christmas!

That is ok, because of this I will ask you all to make sure the submission is more Winter-y Themed then Christmas Themed. Or more it should be themed for the commercially known Christmas then the religiously known Christmas. If you have problems with this, please let me know when you send in your request that you would like it more one way then the other. (As in you would rather see winter events like snowball fights then people opening presents or something of that effect)

:santa: How it will work and time frame:santa:

Starting Today November 6th 2015 at 01:00 PM PST (GMT/UTC - 8 ) Sign-ups are open. Just note the GROUP with this link if you want to send in your form. After sign-ups end on November 20th 2015 (time unknown for now) I will gather all the requests and based on what is in them (in terms of what you will and will not draw, what you wish for in return and etc) I will randomize the requests and send them out in notes.

At this moment I, :iconshagami: Shagami, will be the only one, who will know who which people will have. I will only join in if we do not have an equal amount of people joining in. On or around Dec 19th 2015, I will create a folder in the group labeled Secret Santa 2015 and will open it for submissions. On that date you may upload your finished piece to the gallery. I ask that you do NOT upload the piece into your own deviant gallery until that day as well. You may, however, keep it in your as long as you do not link it out anywhere. People are smarter than you think and you do not want to ruin the gift for someone.

The DEADLINE will be December 26th 2015 at MIDNIGHT your timezone listed on your DA page (if you have one). The folder in gallery will be locked on December 31st 2015 the time is still unknown. If you think you will have any problems submitting your finished piece by then, please note me so we can talk it out, and I can send an update to the person you are doing the request for. Let's try to submit fully finished pieces, not fast unfinished sketches.


All requests must be Koei-Warrior related. That means anything made by Koei-Tecmo. This means games like Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, Warriors Orochi, Kessen, RoTK, Dyntasy Warriors: Gundam, Bladestorm, Ninja Gaiden, Fist of the North Star,  Zill O'll, Warriors: Legends of Troy and other Koei-Warrior games. (for a list please check out the side bar on the main website. Anything listed under "Koei Warriors" and "Other Koei Warriors" will be accepted.
NOTE: SENGOKU BASARA IS NOT A KOEI GAME. IT IS CAPCOM. Please do NOT request any thing from Sengoku Basara.
Just to let you all know, in the last two years we have been doing this all requests have been either Samurai Warriors, Dynasty Warriors or Warriors Orochi.
When making requests please keep in mind the various skill levels of the artists and writers around you. Armor tends to be a hard thing to draw... *stares at you Xiahou Ba!* If you have a certain outfit you want drawn please make sure it is clear.
ALL REQUESTS, ARTWORKS AND WRITINGS MUST BE PG-13. They need to be suitable for those young eyes we have out there. No nudity, sexual themes or extreme violence.

:pointr: IMPORTANT RULES::pointl:

  • 1. ALL ARTWORK/WRITING MUST BE 100% YOURS! NO TRACING, NO UPLOADING OF ARTWORK THAT IS NOT YOURS, NO EDITING, NO RENDERS, NO PLAGIARISM. If I (or anyone else) catch you cheating, (with tracing/editing others artwork *in other words any ART THEFT* or plagiarism) I will report to deviantart, withdraw your request from the person who is in charge of it and ban you from the group.
  • 2. Graphics like avatars, signatures and banners are not allowed due to the render and editing rules. (Sorry DA rules)
  • 3. Writers, while your writings do not need to be prefect, please check for spelling and grammar. Make sure it is easy to read. Based on size 12 font, Arial, single spaced; all writing submissions should be at minimum 450 words (about 1 page). For the maximum words, I don'y really think we need one, just don't make novels. These will be like short stories/fan-fiction. I think you should aim for between 600 words to 2000 words (1 1/3rd of a page to 4 pages). Then again this is all based on simple formatting. Your actually page count could be smaller or larger based on the setting you use.
  • 4. Artwork can be digital or traditional. Please make sure it is not too big or small. Traditional artist please make sure it is scanned or photographed nicely. You may upload a crappy cell phone image as long as you upload a clear version later. (This is in case of things like you finished the art while visiting family in another state, but they do not have a scanner or it broke and you can not scan it until you return home or fix it. If this DOES happen please upload the clean finished version ASAP, also should state that in the artist description as well. )
  • 5. HAVE FUN! This is going to be a gift for someone. Let us make their day!
  • 6.DO NOT JOIN IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE TIME TO COMPLETE THE PIECE AND/OR DISAPPEAR OF THE FACE OF THE INTERNET. The last couple of years we have had a problem with people disappearing right after it starts and never come back. So please join if you are going to be serous about this.

Finished Pieces:

Art work must be completely finished, unless discussed with me. You should NOT upload Works in Progress, unless something happens, its close to deadline and you think you will not finished until right after the deadline date. This is for emergency's only.
When you upload/submit your piece, please copy and paste the request into the artist description/comments as well. On January 2nd 2016 I will post a journal of who drew who and link to the submissions.

Form Time:

Name: (your DA username)
Request: (try to be as clear as possible, especially if you want something written. Maker sure to mention the series and  characters you are requesting along with any details like version outfits/costumes/psychical looks. IE Sun Juan looks widely different between DW5 and DW6 and so on.)
What are you willing to draw/write: (Will you draw single people only or will you draw couples or groups? Only draw males or females? Will you draw/write straight/yaoi/yuri parings or any light romance at all. Will you draw Anthro, Armor or Mecha? stuff like this should be mentioned. )
Are you an artist or writer: (Please let me know what you are, or if you can do both.)
What do you wish for in return: (What do you prefer getting back: Art or Writing. You can ask to be surprised, in this case the artist or writer will chose either to draw or write for you)
Any notes?:

Below is a sample request of what should be sent.

Name: Shagami
Request: Dynasty Warriors 8 Lu Bu stuck in snow being made into a snowman by his daughter Lu Lingqi.
What are you willing to draw/write: I am willing to draw almost everyone. No armor, mecha or anthro. I can not draw older people. Couples yes, groups no.
Are you an artist or writer: I am an artist but I am willing to write if there is not enough people. I am not good at writing though.
What do you wish for in return: Surprise me!
Any notes?: This is a sample request.

Here is a list of those who have sent in a request. I hope for even numbers! Thank you everyone.

Current list of Secret Santa Participants

Other things:
I will open a winter event in Mid-December. It'll run until the end of January. Winter last through March so it can be done later and will allow those who are doing the Secret Santa time to recover before starting something new.
Nov 19th 2015 Edit: Hurry Hurry Sign ups end soon!
btw they might close late since I am sick and i dunno how i will feel when that time comes. Meanwhile PLEASE send in those forms =D
Nov 20th 2015 edit: We need ONE more person to equal out the requests. If There isnt one more person; then i'll pull out to even out the requests. If you are interested please send in a request before Nov 21st 11:59PM thank you!
Nov 21st 2015 edit: since we didnt get another person i went ahead and pulled out so it can be equal. I'll get people matched and requests sent out in the next day or two. I'm sick so I apologize for the wait.
Here is all the art that was submitted to the event in alphabetical order!
Thank you everyone again for participating.
Everyone please take a few minutes and vote in the poll for the next event: Secret Santa or a general Winter/Christmas Event.
Someone suggested doing both the secret santa and the winter event; what are your thoughts on that?

DW- Happy Halloween 2015 by chibigingi
DW- Happy Halloween 2015 by chibigingi
Shagami's thoughts: Very nice; I love Lu Meng's face. It's a wonder piece
Edge's thoughts: This humorous and well-drawn piece shows why Lu Meng is about to show Gan Ning why he is in charge.
On the other hand, we think those are some pretty good curving skills, Gan Ning!

The Haunted Trail by cureconquestgirl
The Haunted Trail by cureconquestgirl
Shagami's thoughts: Oh look at scared they are. It's cute!
Edge's thoughts: It was a dark and lonely night; and 3 kids walked through the woods.
We hope they will make it out alive! (Cue the spooky music!)

DW8]Daqiao_happy halloween by Draven4157
DW8]Daqiao_happy halloween by  Draven4157
Shagami's thoughts: DaQiao looks so cute as a witch in this wonderful piece by a regular contributor. Thank you for all your contributions!  
Edge's thoughts: Daqiao the witch certainly can cast a spell on everyone, and she doesn't even need to chant a word for it!
Looks like the charming witch is in a hurry for the sweets handout.

Halloween: Kanbei and Chandy by EdgeKagami
Halloween: Kanbei and Chandy by EdgeKagami
Shagami's thoughts:A wonderful crossover image of Kanbei and the pokemon Chandelure.
Edge's thoughts: Kanbei & Chandelure brings their spooky light to the night.
Maybe if we ask, we might finally get to know where ghost pokemons come from? (Might be a scary answer though)

Da Qiao x Marie Rose - Happy Halloween by gaming123456   Wang Yuanji x Oichi Vampire Princesses *Halloween* by gaming123456
Da Qiao x Marie Rose         Wang Yuanji x Oichi Vampire Princesses *Halloween*
Kitty-Cat Gracia *Halloween* by gaming123456    Witch Master Rorona *Halloween* by gaming123456
Kitty-Cat Gracia *Halloween* Witch Master Rorona *Halloween*
All 4 by gaming123456
Shagami's thoughts: 4 wonderful images by another regular contributor. I love all 4!
Edge's thoughts: Looks like the musou girls have been really busy this halloween dressing up in various costumes!
We submit to our dark (and cute) mistresses of the night! Nyaa~!

DW8: Halloween Theme by ihmps6p07
DW8: Halloween Theme by ihmps6p07
Shagami's thoughts: Another wonderful piece! Please keep up the good work.
Edge's thoughts: It feels like as darkness come around, some of the men of DW must show the dark sides of themselves!
We can only imagine some fan girls coming to see the stylish guys.

Happy Halloween 2015 by Insanity-is-who-I-am
Happy Halloween 2015 by Insanity-is-who-I-am
Shagami's thoughts: A darker piece Halloween piece.
Edge's thoughts: ... (O_O)
Mama~ (Hides under bed)
A pretty scary piece, good work~ (Continues hiding under bed)

Taigong Wang Halloween 2015 by XaraTheCat
Taigong Wang Halloween 2015 by XaraTheCat
Shagami's thoughts: Haha Taigong Wang as a Jiangshi. I dunno he's pretty lazy for that. A wonderful piece!
Edge's thoughts: Apparently, even the mystics celebrate Halloween!
A clever piece that uses the folklore of the Chinese vampire, we wonder how his halloween celebration will be like.

Dynasty Warriors: Halloween Fantasy RPG showdown by ZheeMelarArt
Dynasty Warriors: Halloween Fantasy RPG showdown by ZheeMelarArt
Shagami's thoughts: A wonderful idea; I like how it's done; the color makes the foreground pop and the black and white brings focus to the background without taking away from the theme. Nice job!
Edge's thoughts: A colorful piece of work; featuring an unusual pair.
I know if I want to go dungeon crawling, I'll want a pair of wizardry to watch my back!

trick or treat?! by zeisel
trick or treat?! by zeisel
Shagami's thoughts: A wonderfully digitally painted Liu Shan. Thank you for the beautiful piece.  
Edge's thoughts: Looking stylish in his top hat, I wish I can get an invitation to this mad hatter's party!
A very lighted-feeling and pleasant feeling!
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About Us

Welcome to Koei-Warriors!
Koei-Warriors is a group formed to collect art of games created by Koei, we accept all art, fan-fiction, and Cosplay of the Koei Warriors.

Rules for art submissions:

- We do NOT allow use of Koei Renders in the group , not even wallpapers, siggys and the like. Please don't let us get banned by Deviantart
As for official 2D Koei artwork, we will accept only if used to display the accuracy of your artwork. (E.g. Cosplay costume/doll/pose) It must not be the only subject of your submitted artwork.

- Check that you have submitted your art to the right folder before you click that button!
It will help us a lot

- No art theft.
If you use resources from elsewhere, please give them credit in your description. (E.g. Patterns and photos for background.)

- Please do not submit Sengoku Basara art, they belong to Capcom. Only case allowed are crossovers; and they must have a Koei character.





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cureconquestgirl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
Um, hello there. I'm new here, and I'm an average Koei fan. I-If it's not too much, can I join too?
EdgeKagami Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
No problem! As long as you like Koei stuff, you can join!
cureconquestgirl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
Thank you so much! :D
KUNAIfever Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Ariya2000 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to see KW here! ^_^
twistedwizzro343 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you guys for merging the great groups. 
kawacy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the request!^^
KoeiCureBeatPlz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Jolteon172 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student
I created this character for Musou Orochi and if you want we can roleplay!~  ^_^…
wariodude128 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Attention Dynasty Warriors fans. There's a contest that started which is related to DW in a group I'm in. Check here for details:…
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