This started as a figure study but I kept developing it in between reading George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series which the HBO series "Game of Thrones" is based around, and I have been contemplating how bizarre Melisandre is. I hope we get a deeper glimpse into her character later because she is one wacked-out lady and I want to see how she justifies her actions.
Also, holy crap, book 4 is really started to show how deeply everything is interwoven. My brains!!
Melisandre and almost everything in this description are very (c) Gerore R.R. Martin and also probably HBO.
I had a hard time with that fire... and it still isn't right. But I couldn't justify putting more time into this when I have other things to get done.