A collection of early concept images and sketches.
(In a different time, she was executed unjustly and made a deal with a cornugon to return her to life so that she may gain her vengence and forge a path soaked with the blood of all those she felt had wronged her. She found kinship with an exiled drow and they both discovered there was more to life than hate and vengence. This new found peace was cut short when she attempted to volunteer at an Ilmateri hospice and was cut down by an assassin. She refused to draw her weapon under its roof.)
Not known for her shining personality or her outgoing nature. In fact, she's not known for much of anything. Anytime she's unnoticed she considers it a good day. She's best described as a stroppy teenager with absolutely no understanding of the changes she is going through as she matures physically and mentally. Growing up with hate and anger have left her with very few tools for navigating the social complexities of life with. Her body of thickly corded muscle is riddled with small, unassuming scars.
Before it all though, Zadhura was originally a two person concept. She had a twin sister named Cezhra, and they would often talk in rhyme. They were raised in the wilds by her mother who passed away peacefully in her sleep one fateful day, sparking off the pairs adventuring career.
How Zadhura sits is often a physical representation of her emotional state. Crossed arms and crossed legs, she has closed herself off to the world. Especially in busy social situations with people she doesn't know or trust.
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me, is the old adage. But we all know words hurt. In fact, they hurt like hell. 20171128_054944 by D, on Flickr
When sixteen years of emotional repression came tearing through Zadhura's surface it hurt like hell for her too. Feelings she had denied for so long simply refused to be denied for any longer and demanded to be felt. All that hurt, all the anguish, like nothing she had ever known...
"Dunno how Arvey maintains such a sunny disposition. I -really- don't. Nothin' phases her, and if it does, it doesn't phase her f'long. I hated her at first. Then I wanted to be her. S'funny how things work out."
"Zoraine Lafayette wears armour that screams; 'Take me seriously as a sellsword.' I always kept her at arms length. She watched my back while I scavenged... ofcourse she would, she get's paid less if somethin' happens t'me."
"I've yet t'encounter a woman of such professional operational standards as Yashiera. Deadly from afar and up close. I ain't so sure I wanna get much closer than what we are, she's way more dangerous than she let's on. She's known a path of many thorn, ng."