The Freckl sea in central Xintei wasn't the safest of waters even during the age of sail. Despite Pearl being the clear naval power of the region they were still never quite able to finish off the thousands of pirates and corsairs that hid about the myriad islands pillaging and raiding. Indeed, sometimes the finest of the Pearlian Royal Navy would find itself on the back foot, particularly when going against the experienced mariners from the island nation of Xue. A mish mash of Dedrunan, Paxian, Pearlian, and a host of other races and cultures, they had found their own culture and voice, and refused to bend the knee to anyone, no matter how strong, loud, or gaudy.
That was the case when Captain Elena Amaretto was defeated and taken prisoner by one infamous Serena the Corsair, scourge of the Pearlian Thalassocracy. One wonders what might happen to the helpless captain now?
I wanted to draw some of LOZ's characters in outfits for how they would fit within the history of the Semi-Auto Semla universe. As there are no drow there, I asked him for the closest real world culture that she would fit in his mind, and reworked it for Semla. Predominantly Ottoman and Indian influenced, I had a lot of fun with this piece. I hope you guys like it!
Thanks again to
for letting me use Serena, and to my partner in crime
for his colors!